Sandhya (actress)

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Sandhya
Born Revathy Ajith
(1988-09-27) 27 September 1988 (age 29)[1]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Other names Kaadhal Sandhya
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Venkat Chandrasekharan (m. 2015)

Revathy (born 27 September 1988), known by her stage name Sandhya, is an Indian film actress who acts primarily in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films.[1] She made her debut as an actress in the 2004 Tamil film Kaadhal (2004), her performance in which earned her a Filmfare Award and Special Jury Tamil Nadu State Film Award.

Personal life[edit]

She was born as Revathy to a Chennai settled Malayali family. Her father Ajith is an employee of IOB and her mother Maya is a beautician. She has an elder brother, Rahul.[2] She did her primary education at Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai. She studied at school until Class 9.[2]

She married a Chennai-based IT worker, Venkat Chandrasekharan, on 6 December 2015. The ceremony was held at Guruvayur Temple because of the floods in Chennai.
Sandhya has said, “We had decided to have our wedding and reception, both in a grand manner. But now with the Chennai and people in flood affected areas suffering from the natural disaster, we have decided to donate the money saved by me for the wedding towards the Chennai Flood relief fund”.[3] The couple were blessed with a girl Shaema Venkat on September 2016.

Career[edit]

Sandhya was studying when she starred in the critically acclaimed Tamil love story Kaadhal. Initially, this role was offered to actress Gopika, however, due to other commitments the role was eventually played by Sandhya.

Due to her rising fame, especially after the film Dishyum, her second Tamil film, she had to discontinue her studies before passing her 10th class.

After Kaadhal, for which she won the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award of 2004, she took up a Malayalam film titled Alice in Wonderland which she played as the sister of actor Jayaram. Then came the musical romance Dishyum with Jeeva. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai and many other stage shows. In her third Tamil film, Vallavan, she had only a small role, and the film had only modest box office success. She also acted in Koodal Nagar with Bharath. She debuted in playback singing for her Tamil film Manjal Veiyil.[4] In 2010, she appeared in a role opposite Vishnuvardhan in the Kannada film Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu, her role commended by the critics. The film was successful, and appeared at cinemas for 35 continuous weeks.

She was approached for the voice-over for Shriya Saran's character in Sivaji, however, S. Shankar later preferred actress Kanika Subramaniam's voice.

She is scheduled to appear in Tarun Gopi's forthcoming film Soodhaatam,[5] Second Innings[6] and Long Sight.[7] She has been a judge on a number of reality shows including Comedy Stars and Little Stars on Asianet.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Kaadhal Aishwarya Rajendran Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress
2005 Alice in Wonderland Alice Malayalam
2006 Dishyum Cinthya Jayachandran Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress
2006 Prajapathi Malu Malayalam
2006 Vallavan Suchitra Tamil
2006 Annavaram Varalakshmi (Varam) Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu
2007 Koodal Nagar Thamizhselvi Tamil
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Devasena Arumugam Tamil
2008 Cycle Meenkashi Kaushtubhan Malayalam
2008 Thoondil Anjali Sriram Tamil
2008 Velli Thirai Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
2008 Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Saranya Tamil
2009 Nanda Kavya Kannada
2009 Manjal Veiyil Gayathri Tamil Also sang a song in this movie
2009 Odipolaama Anjali Tamil
2010 Aptharakshaka Gowri Kannada
2010 Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Thumbi Tamil
2010 Haasini Haasini Telugu
2010 College Days Anu Malayalam
2010 Sahasram Supriya,
Sridevi
Malayalam
2011 Traffic Adithi Malayalam Thikkurissy foundation Second Best Actress Award
2011 Three Kings Manju Malayalam
2012 Masters Nia Ponnoose Malayalam
2012 Veendum Kannur Radhika Malayalam
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Actress Malayalam Special appearance
2012 The Hit List Vikram's wife Malayalam
2013 Benki Birugali Sandhya Kannada
2013 Paisa Paisa Kumudam Malayalam
2013 Ya Ya Kanaka Tamil
2013 For Sale Diana Malayalam
2014 My Dear Mummy Sandra Malayalam
2015 Thunai Mudhalvar Rukmani Tamil
2015 Kaththukkutti Item dancer Tamil Special appearance
2016 Vettah Sherin Melvin Malayalam
2016 Avarude Veedu Veena Malayalam
TBA Puzhayum Kannadiyum Malayalam Filming
TBA Long Sight Malayalam Filming
TBA Paris Payyans Malayalam Filming
TBA Second Innings Malayalam Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raghavan, Nikhil (25 December 2009). "Merry days are here". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kadhal Sandhya ties the knot". The Times of India. 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ http://malayalam.cinesouth.com/english/masala/hotnews/new/14032007-3.shtml
  5. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (7 October 2013). "Shotcuts: Gaining experience". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  6. ^ George, Vijay (11 April 2013). "Turning a new leaf". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  7. ^ http://www.nowrunning.com/malayalam/maqbool-salman-and-kathal-sandhya-in-long-sight/74062/story.htm

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