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Devadarshini is an Indian actress appearing in Tamil films and television series. She began her career as a television anchor before venturing into acting, first in television and later in films. She predominantly appears in supporting roles and often performs comic roles.[1]

Devadarshini
Born
Devadarshini Sugumaran

(1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 45)
Other namesDevadarshini Chetan
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present[1]
Spouse(s)Chetan
ChildrenNiyathi Kadambi

She has done leading roles in some popular television serials like Marmadesam and Athipookal.[2] She has also participated in Jodi Number One a dance reality show along with her real life partner Chetan. Currently she is doing a comedy show, Sunday Galatta which airs on sun TV.

BiographyEdit

Devadarshini was born in Chennai. She studied commerce in college and pursued a master's degree in Applied Psychology some years later.[1]

While still in college, she began anchoring television shows. She was then offered an opportunity to act in the Doordarshan serial Kanavugal Ilavasam, which led to her landing a role in the successful mystery series Marmadesam by Naga. She was introduced in Ramany Vs Ramany Part I - Episode 21, which was also directed by Naga. Devadarshini became part of the series' second installment, Vidathu Karuppu, which she considers a "big turning point" in her life as it established her in the industry.[1]

Following her marriage in 2002, she began to receive film offers as well. The first project she signed was Enakku 20 Unakku 18 directed by Jyothi Krishna, although Gautham Menon's action drama Kaakha Kaakha released first. Parthiban Kanavu that released the same year won her the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian. She played the lead role in Sakthi Pirakuthu, a film made by an NGO.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2002, Devadarshini got married to Chetan, who is a popular television actor as well. Devadarshini and Chetan met and worked together for the first time in Marmadesam.[1] She gave birth to a girl, Niyati, on 18 January 2004. Niyati made her debut in 96.

FilmsEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Amudha Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
Kaakha Kaakha Swathi Srikanth
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Sridhar's Sister
Kadhal Kirukkan Psychiatrist
2004 Azhagiya Theeye Sandhya
2005 Gurudeva
6'2 Meenakshi
Ponniyin Selvan
Mazhai Arjun's sister
Kanda Naal Mudhal Krishna's sister
2006 Saravana Saravana's sister-in-law
Rendu Madhavan's sister
Amma Cheppindi Bose's mother's neighbor Telugu film
2007 Deepavali Sumathi
Kireedam
Manase Mounama Gowri
Vel
Evano Oruvan
Puli Varudhu Sudha Special appearance
2008 Pirivom Santhippom Natesan's sister-in-law
Saroja Herself Guest appearance
2009 Padikathavan Kousalya Gowtham
Puthiya Payanam
Solla Solla Inikkum Bhadri Narayanan's Wife
2010 Kola Kolaya Mundhirika
Enthiran Latha
Kanagavel Kaaka Kanagavel's Sister
Shakti Pirakkudhu
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Kamakshi Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
Mahaan Kanakku Janaki Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Yuvan Yuvathi Nisha's Sister
2012 Saguni Sathyamoorthy's Daughter
Eega Bindhu's Sister-in-law Telugu film
Naan Ee
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Maami (Neighbour)
Karuppampatti Sivagami
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Kumar's sister
Thillu Mullu Bank Officer
Ya Ya Aishwarya
Kolakalam
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Parvati Devi
2014 Veeram
Tenaliraman
Irumbu Kuthirai Mary Narayanan
Murugatrupadai
Amma Ammamma
Vaanga Pazhagalam Alwarpet Anjalai Singaporean television film
Vingyani
Azhagiya Pandipuram
2015 36 Vayadhinile Girija Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Aavi Kumar
Kadhal Agathee
Thiruttu VCD
Thiraipada Nagaram
Pallikoodam Pogamale Vijay's mother
2016 Saagasam Lalitha
Vaaliba Raja Devadarshini
Sarrainodu Gana's Aunt Telugu film
Nambiar Ramachandran's sister in law
Achamindri Chellam
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Banu
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Swetha's mother
7 Naatkal Gautham's sister
Mersal Nurse
2018 Bhaagamathie Kanchana Telugu & Tamil film
Awe Parvati Telugu film
Krishnarjuna Yudham Dhinchak Roja Telugu film
Semma Botha Aagatha Devi
Itly Sub-Inspector
Roja Maaligai
96 Subhashini
Johnny Prema
2019 90ml Doctor
Muni 4: Kanchana 3 Kamakshi
Ayogya Sindhu's mother
Thiruttu Kalyanam
Manmadhudu 2 Sangeetha Telugu Film
Jackpot Rahul's mother
Bigil Template:Audio Launch Over Filming
Market Raja M.B.B.S TBA Filming

Television SerialsEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language Notes
2019 Mr. and Mrs. Chinnathirai Judge Vijay TV Tamil Reality shows
2018 Comedy Khiladis Judge Zee Tamil Tamil Reality shows
2005-2006 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Season 2 Periya Papa Sun TV Tamil
Paadhaigal
2010 Poovilangu Thamarai Vijay TV Tamil
2007-2012 Athipookal Padma Manohar Sun TV Tamil
2009-2012 Idhyam Jeya Sun TV Tamil
2009-2011 Sollathan Ninaikkiren Vidhya Shankar Zee Tamil Tamil
2006-2008 Anjali Sun TV Tamil
2006-2008 Lakshmi Sun TV Tamil
2005-2011 Adhu Mattum Ragasiyam Sun TV Tamil
Kannadi Kathavugal
Uravugal Oru Thodarkadhai
Penmanam
Kanavugal Ilavasam
Ethanai Manidhargal
2006 Penn Saradha Sun TV Tamil
2003-2006 Kolangal Sujatha Sun TV Tamil
2002-2005 Annamalai Valli Sun TV Tamil
Parvathy Parvathy Malayalam
Ramany vs Ramany Mrs.Ramany Sun TV Tamil
2004-2006 Chidambara Rahasiyam Thulasi Sun TV / Gemini TV Tamil Original Version / Telugu Dubbed Version Replacement of Malavika Avinash
1995-1998 Marmadesam Reena Sun TV Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Vandhana (19 May 2015). "Small Beginnings: The Devadarshini Interview". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Double impact". The Hindu. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Devadarshini is a possessive mother - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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