2 September 1981 |
Kochi, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Actress, indian classical dance performer/teacher|
|Years active||1991,1993, 1996–2001, 2008, 2010|
Divya Unni in Kochi, India) is an Indian actress of Malayalam and Tamil films. She appeared in films like Pranayavarnangal and Bharathan's last movie Churam, in which she acted alongside Manoj K. Jayan.
Divya Unni is born to Ponnothumadam Unnikrishnan and Uma on 2 September 1981 at Chilavannoor, Kochi. Malayalam actress Vidhya Unni is her younger sister. She had her primary education form Cherupushpam Secondary school and Barathiya Vidya Bhavan. She pursued degree in Functional English from St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam.
She married Sudhir Sekharan on 5 June 2002. They have a son Arjun & a daughter Meenakshi. She migrated to the US after her marriage.She is also currently one of the anchors of a television show called American Jalakam on Asianet.
She is a dancer and film artist recognized throughout South India. She has earned the devotion of her fans – not only through over 50 films – but also through her dance performances.
As a child, Divya got her first break in the film Nee Ethra Dhanya when she was a class II student. It was followed by Pookalam Varavayi directed by Kamal and Oh Faby by Srikuttan. She also did a TV serial Iniyonnu Vishramikkatte directed by Vinayan.
Divya Unni was crowned, in 1990 and 1991, Kalathilakom in statewide competitions. On India's premier Television Channel Doordarshan, she presented a variety of Indian dance art-forms to national audiences, such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, and folk dances.
She received the Aravindaksha Memorial Award – the Abhinaya Tilaka Puraskaram for the best state dance performance. Recently, she received global recognition by earning The Mother Teresa Award for her contributions to the performing arts.
In addition to performing throughout India, Divya performs on international stages throughout North America, Europe and Persian Gulf countries.
In the pursuit of promoting Indian culture in the West, Divya is developing the artistic talents of young children in the US With this goal, she is currently the Director of Sreepadam School of Arts in Houston, Texas, US, with a branch in Kochi, India.
As a trained classical dancer with many performances, she was given the Kalathilakam and Bhavans Jyothi titles and numerous other artistic awards.
|Palayathu Amman||Akshaya's Mother|
- Iniyonnu Visramikkatte
- Divya Unni . IMDB.com
- Divya Unni to be next Stree. The Hindu. 4 November 2002
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- I, Me, Myself – Divya Unni . The Hindu. 18 April 2003
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