September 2, 1979 |
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. She migrated to the US after her marriage.
Divya Unni is born to Unnikrishnan & Uma on 2 September 1979. She married Sudhir Sekharan on 5 June 2002.They have a son Arjun & a daughter Meenakshi.Malayalam actress Vidhya Unni is her younger sister.She is also currently one of the anchors of a television show called American Jalakam on Asianet.
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.
In addition, she has appeared in more than a dozen TV serials and TV films in a variety of roles, leaving an indelible impression upon fans. 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 the pursuit of promoting Indian culture in the West, Divya is developing the artistic talents of young children in the U.S. With this goal, she is currently the Director of Sreepadam School of Arts in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., with a branch in Kochi, India.
As a trained classical dancer who has given many performances, she was given the Kalathilakam and Bhavans Jyothi titles and numerous other artistic awards.
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 directed by Vinayan.
|Palayathu Amman||Akshaya's Mother|
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- 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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