14 July 1973
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, is a South Indian film actress.
Kanaka is the daughter of Telugu actress Devika and Devadas. In 2009 Kanaka married an engineer from the U.S. 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.
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, Ramki, Raghuman, Ramarajan, Arjun, Murali, Pandiarajan, Pandian, Vijayakanth, SarathKumar, etc.
|1990||Valu Jada Tolu Beltu||Telugu||Seetha|
|1990||Periya Veetu Pannakkaran||Tamil||Chella Meena|
|1990||Periya Idathu Pillai||Tamil|
|1990||Purushan Enakku Arasan||Tamil|
|1990||Enga Ooru Aattukkaran||Tamil|
|1990||Amman Kovil Thiruvizha||Tamil|
|1990||Saaththaan Sollai Thattaathe||Tamil||Chitra|
|1993||Thaali Kattiya Raasa||Tamil|
|1997||Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan||Malayalam||Archa|
|2001||Ee Mazha Then Mazha||Malayalam|
| 2015|| RajiniMurugan || Tamil || || |}
- "Kanaka says her life is under threat!". nowrunning.com. 6 February 2010.
- Actress Kanaka silences rumors. Times of India. 31 July 2013
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