Dhivyadharshini

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Dhivyadharshini
Born Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan
Occupation Actress, TV anchor
Years active 1999–present

Dhivyadharshini is an Indian television anchor and actress from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[1] Initially making her debut as actress, she featured in supporting roles in films including Kamal Haasan's production Nala Damayanthi (2003), before going on to work in television serials, drawing attention for her performances in Raadan Media ventures, Selvi and Arase. Since 2007, she has regularly been a host for shows on Vijay TV and in 2014, began hosting Koffee with DD, her own show.

Career[edit]

Dhivyadharshini made her debut as a television anchor in 1999, aged 14, when she successfully auditioned to be the child anchor for Vijay TV's Ungal Theerpu. She made a breakthrough as an actress, portraying a serious character in K. Balachander's television serial Rekkai Kattiya Manasu shown on Raj TV, and subsequently her performance helped her gain further acting assignments.[2] Her feature film debut came in the form of Kamal Haasan's production venture, the 2003 comedy film Nala Damayanthi, where she played the sister of Madhavan's character. She followed it up with a serious role of a girl who commit suicide in the campus horror film Whistle (2003). Dhivyadharshini also featured in the independent English film Five by Four directed by Roopa Swaminathan, where she played one of five Chennai girls, whose lives the film follows.[3] After a few more cameo appearances in films, Dhivyadharshini moved back to television where she played notable roles in Raadan Media ventures, Selvi and Arase. She has also contributed as a dubbing artiste in films, notably voicing Vega Tamotia in Saroja and Piaa Bajpai in Goa.

Since 2007, Dhivyadharshini has become one amongst the leading TV anchors as featured on Tamil television and has notably continued to host several reality TV shows on Vijay TV. She hosted the initial seasons of Jodi Number One alongside Deepak and Aravind Akash, as well being the initial host of Boys Vs. Girls. Famous for their energetic and bubbly humor, her collaborations with Deepak became popular and the pair regularly hosted shows together. She went on to host further shows including Home Sweet Home and Airtel Super Singer, before Vijay TV made her the host of her own show Koffee with DD, an hour long show where she interviews personalities from the film industry.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dhivyadharshini was born to a Tamil father, Neelakandan, and a Malayali mother, Srilatha. Her sister Priyadarshini is also a television host, while her younger brother is an airline pilot.[5][6] She attended Our Lady's Matriculation Higher Secondary School , and has since has continued part-time education at Loyola College, Chennai.

She married Srikanth Ravichandran, an assistant director of Gautham Menon, on 29 June 2014. The pair had known each other for six years, and Srikanth had proposed in early 2014.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language
2003 Nala Damayanthi Bhagyam Tamil
Whistle Saravathy Tamil
Five by Four Namitha English
2005 Ullam Ketkumae Tamil
2008 Saroja Herself Tamil Guest appearance

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel
1999 Ungal Theerpu Host STAR Vijay
2002 Rekkai Kattiya Manasu Raj TV
2005-2006 Selvi Madhu Sun TV
2007-2009 Arasi Madhu Sun TV
2007 Kanavugal Aayiram Bharathi Jaya TV
2006-2014 Jodi Number One Host (Season 1,2,3,5,6,7) STAR Vijay
2009 Boys Vs Girls Host (Season 1,2) STAR Vijay
2012 Jodi Number One Participant STAR Vijay
2013-2015 Koffee with DD Host STAR Vijay

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