Devadarshini

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In this Indian name, the name Sukumaran is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Devdarshini.
Devadarshini
Born Devadarshini Sukumaran
Tamil Nadu
Other names Devadarshini Chetan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present[1]
Spouse(s) Chetan
Children Niyathi

Devadarshini is an Indian actress appearing in Tamil films and television series. She began her career as a television anchor before venturing into acting, first in television and later in films. She predominantly appears in supporting roles and often performs comic roles.[1]

She has done leading roles in some popular television serials like Marmadesam and Athipookal.[2] She has also participated in Jodi Number One a dance reality show along with her real life partner Chetan. Currently she is doing a comedy show, Sunday Galatta which airs on sun TV.

Biography[edit]

Devadarshini was born in Tamil Nadu to Tamil parents. Her parents are both retired principals; she has a sister.[1] She studied commerce in college and pursued a master's degree in Applied Psychology some years later.[1]

While still in college, she began anchoring television shows. She was then offered an opportunity to act in the Doordarshan serial Kanavugal Ilavasam, which led to her landing a role in the successful mystery series Marmadesam by Naga. Devadarshini became part of the series' second installment, Vidathu Karuppu, which she considers a "big turning point" in her life as it established her in the industry.[1]

Following her marriage in 2002, she began to receive film offers as well. The first project she signed was Enakku 20 Unakku 18 directed by Jyothi Krishna, although Gautham Menon's action drama Kaakha Kaakha released first. Parthiban Kanavu that released the same year won her the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian. She played the lead role in Sakthi Pirakuthu, a film made by an NGO.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Devadarshini got married to Chetan, who is a popular television actor as well. Devadarshini and Chetan met and worked together for the first time in Marmadesam.[1] She gave birth to a girl child named Niyati in December 2003.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Amudha Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
Kaakha Kaakha Swathi Srikanth
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Sridhar's Sister
Kadhal Kirukkan Psychiatrist
2004 Azhagiya Theeye
2005 Gurudeva
6'2 Meenakshi
Ponniyin Selvan
Kanda Naal Mudhal Krishna's sister
2006 Saravana Saravana's sister-in-law
Rendu Madhavan's sister
2007 Deepavali Sumathi
Kireedam
Vel
Evano Oruvan
2008 Pirivom Santhippom Natesan's sister-in-law
Saroja Herself Guest appearance
2009 Padikathavan Kousalya Gowtham
Puthiya Payanam
Solla Solla Inikkum Bhadri Narayanan's Wife
2010 Kola Kolaya Mundhirika
Enthiran Latha
Kanagavel Kaaka Kanagavel's Sister
Shakti Pirakkudhu
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Kamakshi
Mahaan Kanakku Janaki Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Yuvan Yuvathi Nisha's Sister
2012 Saguni Sathyamoorthy's Daughter
Eega Bindhu's Sister-in-law Telugu film
Naan Ee
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Maami (Neighbour)
Karuppampatti Sivagami
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Kumar's sister
Something Something Telugu film
Thillu Mullu Bank Officer
Ya Ya Aishwarya
Kolakalam
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Parvati Devi
2014 Veeram
Tenaliraman
Irumbu Kuthirai Mary Narayanan
Murugatrupadai
Amma Ammamma
Vaanga Pazhagalam Alwarpet Anjalai Singaporean television film
Vingyani
Azhagiya Pandipuram
2015 36 Vayadhinile Girija Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Aavi Kumar
Kadhal Agathee
Thiruttu VCD
Thiraipada Nagaram
2016 Saagasam
Vaaliba Raja Devadarshini
Sarrainodu Gana's Aunt Telugu film
Nambiar Ramachandran's sister in law
Achamindri Chellam
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva

TV serials[edit]

  1. Marmadesam (Vidaathu Karuppu)
  2. Chidambara Rahasiyam
  3. Ramany vs. Ramany Part II
  4. Annamalai
  5. Kolangal
  6. Penn
  7. Chinna Papa Periya Papa (series 3)
  8. Ethanai Manidhargal
  9. Kanavugal Ilavasam
  10. Penmanam
  11. Uravugal Oru Thodarkadhai
  12. Kannadi Kathavugal
  13. Adhu Mattum Ragasiyam
  14. Lakshmi
  15. Anjali
  16. Sollathan Ninaikkiren
  17. Idhayam
  18. Athipookal
  19. Poovilangu
  20. Paadhaigal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Vandhana (2015-05-19). "Small Beginnings: The Devadarshini Interview". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Double impact". The Hindu. 2004-04-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ Share on Twitter (2011-03-05). "Devadarshini is a possessive mother - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 

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