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27 September 1988
Kochi, Kerala, India
|Other names||Kaadhal Sandhya|
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. 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 Award by Government of Tamil Nadu.
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. She did her primary education at Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai. She studied at school until Class 9.
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”. The couple were blessed with a girl Shaema Venkat on September 2016.
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.
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. 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 is scheduled to appear in Tarun Gopi's forthcoming film Soodhaatam, Second Innings and Long Sight. She has been a judge on a number of reality shows including Comedy Stars and Little Stars on Asianet.
|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||Vallavan||Suchitra||Tamil||Debut lead role|
|2006||Annavaram||Varalakshmi (Varam)||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu|
|2007||Kannamoochi Yenada||Devasena Arumugam||Tamil|
|2008||Velli Thirai||Herself||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2008||Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar||Saranya||Tamil|
|2009||Manjal Veiyil||Gayathri||Tamil||Also sang a song in this movie|
|2010||Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam||Thumbi||Tamil|
|2011||Traffic||Adithi||Malayalam||Thikkurissy foundation Second Best Actress Award|
|2012||Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar||Actress||Malayalam||Special appearance|
|2012||The Hit List||Vikram's wife||Malayalam|
|2014||My Dear Mummy||Sandra||Malayalam|
|2015||Kaththukkutti||Item dancer||Tamil||Special appearance|
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