Kanaka (actress)

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Kanaka
Born Kanaka Mahalakshmi
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–2001

Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, is a South Indian film actress.

Personal life[edit]

Kanaka is the daughter of Telugu actress Devika and Devadas. In 2009 Kanaka married an engineer from the U.S.[1] There were rumours spread all over the media (specially social networking media) of her death on 30 July 2013. She declined the rumours about her death.[2]

Career[edit]

She started her career as the heroine in Karakattakaran (1989), a movie based on the Tamil rural dance Karakattam, along with Tamil film stars Ramarajan, Goundamani and Senthil. It was a blockbuster movie which ran more than a year. Kanaka acted in many Tamil movies, including Athisaya Piravi (1991), Periya vittu pannaikaran, Periya Kudumbam and Samundi. She starred with many major stars like Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Karthik, Vijayakanth, SarathKumar, etc.

She also starred in a few Telugu and Malayalam movies with major stars like Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her Malayalam debut, Godfather, was an all-time hit movie in Kerala, and ran for 434 days.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Co-Star
1989 Karakattakaran Tamil Kamakshi Ramarajan
1989 Thangamana Rasa Tamil Ramarajan
1990 Valu jada Tolu Beltu Telugu Seetha Rajendra prasad
1990 Periya Veetu Pannakaran Tamil Chella Meena Karthik
1990 Periya Idathu Pillai Tamil Arjun
1990 Ethir Katru Tamil Karthik
1990 Makkal Kural Tamil Arjun
1990 Athisaya Piravi Tamil Gowri Rajinikanth
1990 Vellaiya Devan Tamil Ramki
1990 Purushan Enakku Arasan Tamil Pandiarajan
1990 Durga Tamil Kannamma Nizhalkal Ravi
1990 Amman Kovil Thiruvizha Tamil Nizhalkal Ravi
1990 Saaththaan Sollai Thattaathe Tamil Chitra Pandiyan
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Tamil Mangamma Prabhu
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Prabhu
1991 Godfather Malayalam Malu Mukesh
1991 Seetha Tamil Seetha Raghuman
1991 Senthoora Devi Tamil Vivek
1992 Vasudha Malayalam Saikumar
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Malayalam Ashwathi Jayaram
1992 Samundi Tamil Sarath Kumar
1993 Kovil Kalai Tamil Arasaayi Vijayakanth
1993 Thaalikattiya Rasa Tamil Murali
1993 Sakkarai Devan Tamil Vijayakanth
1993 Kilipechu Ketkava Tamil Sivagami Mammooty
1993 Vietnam Colony Malayalam Unnimol Mohanlal
1993 Golanthara Vartha Malayalam Mammooty
1994 Vardhakya Puranam Malayalam Manoj K. Jayan
1994 Pingami Malayalam Sridevi Mohanlal
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil Prabhu
1994 Sakthivel Tamil Selva
1995 Periya Kudumbam Tamil Jyothi Prabhu
1995 Mangala Soothram Malayalam Murali
1995 Kusruthikaatu Malayalam Indira Jayaram
1996 Kattapanchayathu Tamil Karthik
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan Malayalam Archa Mukesh
1997 Bhoopathi Malayalam Lakshmi Suresh Gopi
1998 Manthri Kochamma Malayalam Prem Kumar
1999 Viralukketha Veekam Tamil Malu Vivek
2000 Narasimham Malayalam Indulekha Mohanlal
2001 Ee Mazha Theenmazha Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kanaka says her life is under threat!". nowrunning.com. 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Actress Kanaka silences rumors. Times of India. 31 July 2013

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