Kanaka (actress)

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Kanaka
Born Kanaka Mahalakshmi
(1973-07-14) 14 July 1973 (age 45)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–2000
Parent(s) Devadas
Devika
Relatives Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu

Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, (14 July 1973) is a South Indian film actress active during late 80's till mid 90's. She is the daughter of yesteryear actress Devika and grand daughter of Telugu cinema doyen and pioneer Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu

Personal life[edit]

Kanaka is the daughter of Tamil actress Devika and Devadas.11 years active in South Indian movie industry. Her Famous movies in Malayalam ( Godfather and Vietnam Colony) was her biggest in the Malayalam industry. After her mother's death, she stopped movies. Kanaka married a U.S based Engineer in 2009. She’s dual citizen. [1]

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 also starred in a few Telugu and Malayalam movies with major stars like Mukesh Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her Malayalam debut, Godfather, was an all-time hit movie in Kerala, and ran for 404 days.

She has acted in more than 40 films in Tamil and Malayalam as leading lady. Her last Malayalam film was Ee Mazha Thenmazha (2000), while her last Tamil film was Viralukketha Veekkam (1999).[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1989 Karakattakaran Tamil Kamakshi
1989 Thangamana Rasa Tamil Kannamma
1990 Valu Jada Tolu Beltu Telugu Seetha
1990 Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Tamil Chella Meena
1990 Periya Idathu Pillai Tamil Geetha
1990 Ethir Kaatru Tamil Anita
1990 Makkal Kural Tamil
1990 Athisaya Piravi Tamil Gowri
1990 Vellaiya Devan Tamil Santhi
1990 Purushan Enakku Arasan Tamil Kalpana
1990 Enga Ooru Aattukkaran Tamil
1990 Seetha Tamil Seetha
1990 Durga Tamil Kannamma the film was dubbed in to Telugu as Lakshmi Durga & Hindi as Devi Aur Aurga. The film also remade Kannadas as Bhairavi
1990 Amman Kovil Thiruvizha Tamil -
1990 Muthalaliyamma Tamil -
1990 Sathan Sollai Thattathe Tamil Chitra 1991 // ((brahmashri viswamithra)) // telugu // seetha
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Tamil Mangamma
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Pechiamma
1991 Godfather Malayalam Malu
1991 Sendhoora Devi Tamil Selvi
1992 Vasudha Malayalam
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Malayalam Ashwathi
1992 Samundi Tamil Ponnuthayi
1993 Koyil Kaalai Tamil Arasaayi
1993 Thaali Kattiya Raasa Tamil Mythili
1993 Sakkarai Devan Tamil Dhanam
1993 Kilipetchu Ketkava Tamil Sivagami
1993 Vietnam Colony Malayalam Unnimol
1993 Golanthara Vartha Malayalam Rajani
1994 Vardhakya Puranam Malayalam Rajani
1994 Pingami Malayalam Sridevi
1994 Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil Radha
1994 Sakthivel Tamil Lalli
1995 Periya Kudumbam Tamil Jyothi
1995 Mangala Soothram Malayalam Indu
1995 Kusruthikaatu Malayalam Indira
1996 Katta Panchayathu Tamil Shenbagam
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan Malayalam Archa
1997 Bhoopathi Malayalam Lakshmi
1998 Manthri Kochamma Malayalam
1998 Simmarasi Tamil Maragatham
1998 Thalaimurai Tamil
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam Tamil Malu
2000 Narasimham Malayalam Indulekha
2000 Ee Mazha Then Mazha Malayalam Rekha

References[edit]

  1. ^ Actress Kanaka silences rumors. Times of India. 31 July 2013
  2. ^ "Actress Kanaka in her final days". Times of India. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 

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