Thursday, March 19, 2015


Kanaka is a well known South Indian actress who acted in leading roles of large number of Tamil and Malayalam films during the period 1989-2004.She has also acted in a few films of other languages like Telugu.
She is the daughter of famous Telugu and Tamil actress Devika who was versatile and graceful and these qualities are possessed by Kanaka also.Kanaka was born on July 14, 1973 in Chennai.
The beautiful  wide eyed,slim girl with attractive features and excellent acting skill  captured the hearts of the audience by her debut Tamil film 'Karagattakaran' in lead role opposite Ramarajan in 1989. That film became a super hit.
Gangai Amaran directed the  hit film 'Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu' in which Ramarajan,Gauthami, and Kanaka acted in main roles in 1990.
Arjun and Kanaka paired in the hit film 'Periya Idathu Pillai directed by Senthilnathan in 1990.

She went on to rise to the heights as the heroine of 'Athisaya Piravi' opposite Rajinikanth which was directed by S.P.Muthuraman in 1990.
Karthik acted as hero of the film 'Periya veettu Panakkaran' in 1990 which was a hit film.

The cute girl with homely looks and versatile acting talents was very much liked by the Kerala audience when she acted as the heroine of the super duper hit Malayalam  film 'Godfather' directed by Siddique-Lal in 1991.The mischievous girl 'Malu' portrayed by Kanaka in this film was well appreciated.N.N.Pillai,Thilakan,Mukesh,Jagdish,Inocent,Bheeman Raghu,Philomina,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,Siddique,Jagathi etc acted in this film.

Prabhu and Kanaka presented good acting moments in the film 'Thalattu Ketkuthamma', a well noticed Tamil film.
'Samundi' was a hit Tamil film of 1992 in which Kanaka and Sarath Kumar acted.
Mammootty and Kanaka were the leading pair of the Tamil film 'Kilipetchu Ketkava' directed by Fazil.

'Vietnam Colony' was a super hit Malayalam film directed by Siddique-Lal in which Mohan Lal and Kanaka acted in main roles.Mohan Lal acted as G.Krishnamurthy,  the Supervisor of a Construction Company and Kanaka as 'Unnimol'  the daughter of K.P.A.C. Lalitha who rented the house for Mohanlal and presented nice comedy scenes along with Innocent.
She again acted opposite Mohanlal in his own production 'Pingami' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in 1994.

Prabu and Kanaka were the pair of Tamil hit film 'Jallikattu Kaalai'.

Jayaram and Kanaka acted as the main pair of 'Kusrithikattu' a Malayalam film directed by Suresh Babu in 1995.
Mangala Soothram was a Malayalam film  of 1995 directed by Sajan in which Kanaka was the heroine.
In the film 'Bhoopathi' Suresh Gopi, Kanaka and Priya Raman were in the main roles.
'Narasimham' was a huge hit film in which Mohanlal,Aishwarya and Kanaka were in the main roles and Sai Kumar,Thilakan,Jagathi Sreekumar etc acted along with them.The film was directed by Shaji Kailas.


Kusruthi was a Malayalam film she appeared lastly  in the year 2004 and  Jayaram acted in the main role.

Kanaka is living  in  her Chennai residence at present.

Selected Filmography
Thangamana Rasa

Periya Idathu Pillai
Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu
Ethir Kaatru
Athisaya Piravi
Pursushan Enakku Arasan
Amman Kovil Thiruvizha
Thalattu Kelkuthamma
Ezhara Ponnana
Koyil Kaalai
Sakkarai Devan
Kilipetchu Ketkava
Vietnam Colony
Vardhakya Puranam
Jallikattu Kaalai
Periya Kudumbam
Mannadiyar Penninu Chengotta Chekkan
Mangala Suthram
Ee Mazha then Mazha

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