Kanaka (actress)

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Kanaka
Born Kanaka Mahalakshmi
14 July 1973
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–2002

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 Veetu Pannakkaran, 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.

She has acted in more than 40 films in Tamil and Malayalam as leading lady and her last film was Kusruthy (2004) in Malayalam, and in Tamil her last appearance was Simmarasi (1999).[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1989 Karakattakaran Tamil Kamakshi
1989 Thangamana Rasa Tamil
1990 Valu Jada Tolu Beltu Telugu Seetha
1990 Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Tamil Chella Meena
1990 Periya Idathu Pillai Tamil
1990 Ethir Kaatru Tamil Anita
1990 Makkal Kural Tamil
1990 Athisaya Piravi Tamil Gowri
1990 Vellaiya Devan Tamil
1990 Purushan Enakku Arasan Tamil
1990 Durga Tamil Kannamma
1990 Amman Kovil Thiruvizha Tamil
1990 Saaththaan Sollai Thattaathe Tamil Chitra
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Tamil Mangamma
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Pechiamma
1991 Godfather Malayalam Malu
1991 Seetha Tamil Seetha
1991 Senthoora Devi Tamil
1992 Vasudha Malayalam
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Malayalam Ashwathi
1992 Samundi Tamil Ponnuthayi
1993 Koyil Kaalai Tamil Arasaayi
1993 Thaali Kattiya Raasa Tamil
1993 Sakkarai Devan Tamil
1993 Kilipetchu Ketkava Tamil Sivagami
1993 Vietnam Colony Malayalam Unnimol
1993 Golanthara Vartha Malayalam Rajani
1994 Vardhakya Puranam Malayalam
1994 Pingami Malayalam Sridevi
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil Radha
1994 Sakthivel Tamil
1995 Periya Kudumbam Tamil Jyothi
1995 Mangala Soothram Malayalam
1995 Kusruthikaatu Malayalam Indira
1996 Katta Panchayathu Tamil
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan Malayalam Archa
1997 Bhoopathi Malayalam Lakshmi
1998 Manthri Kochamma Malayalam
1998 Simmarasi Tamil Maragatham
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam Tamil Malu
2000 Narasimham Malayalam Indulekha
2001 Ee Mazha Then Mazha Malayalam
2004 Kusruthi Malayalam

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