Dhivyadharshini is an Indian television host and actress from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[1] Initially making her debut as an actress, she featured in supporting roles in films including Kamal Haasan's production Nala Damayanthi (2003), before going on to work in television serials, drawing attention for her performances in the Raadan Media ventures Selvi and Arasi. Since 2007, she has regularly been a host for shows on Vijay TV and in 2014, began hosting Koffee with DD, her own show.

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DD at Frozen II Tamil press meet
Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan

Other namesDD
Alma materEthiraj College for Women
OccupationActress, TV anchor, Asst Professor
Known forKoffee with DD, Anbudan DD, Jodi No. 1, Jodi Fun Unlimited
Srikanth Ravichandran
(m. 2014; div. 2017)
FamilyPriyadharshini and Sudharshan (siblings)


Dhivyadharshini made her debut as a television anchor in 1999, when she successfully auditioned to be the child anchor for Vijay TV's Ungal Theerpu. She made a breakthrough as an actress, portraying a serious character in K. Balachander's television serial Rekkai Kattiya Manasu, shown on Raj TV, and subsequently, her performance helped her to popularity and gain further acting assignments.[2][3] After a few more cameo appearances in films, Dhivyadharshini moved back to television, where she played notable roles in the Raadan Media ventures Selvi and Arase. She has also contributed as a dubbing artiste in films, notably voicing Vega Tamotia in Saroja (2008) and Piaa Bajpai in Goa (2010).

Since 2007, Dhivyadharshini has become one amongst the leading TV anchors as featured on Tamil television and has notably continued to host several reality TV shows on Vijay TV. She hosted the initial seasons of Jodi Number One alongside Deepak and Aravind Akash, as well being the initial host of Boys Vs. Girls.

Personal lifeEdit

Dhivyadharshini was born to K. Neelakandan and N. Srilatha. Her sister Priyadarshini is also a television host, while her younger brother is an airline pilot.[4] She attended Our Lady's Matriculation Higher Secondary School and has since has continued part-time education at Anna Adarsh College, Chennai.[5] She married her long time friend & assistant director Srikanth Ravichandran. But the couple announced their split in 2017.[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Shubhayathra Raman's Child Malayalam Child actor
2003 Julie Ganapathi Writer Tamil
Nala Damayanthi Bhagyam Tamil
Whistle Saravathy Tamil
Five by Four Namitha English
2008 Saroja Special appearance in the song "Aaja Meri Soniye" Tamil Guest appearance
2017 Power Paandi Poonthendral's daughter Tamil Guest appearance
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Anjana Tamil
2020 Romantic TBA Telugu Post Production[7]
Dhruva Natchathiram TBA Tamil Filming

Voice ArtistEdit


Year Title Role Channel Notes
1999 Ungal Theerpu Host STAR Vijay
2002 Rekkai Kattiya Manasu Raj TV
2003–2005 Thadayam Subha Sun TV
2004–2005 Ahalya Gowri Sun TV
2005–2006 Selvi Madhu Sun TV
2006–2007 Kolangal Anjali Sun TV Replacing Ishwarya Ganesh
2007 Arasi Madhu Sun TV
2007 Kanavugal Aayiram Bharathi Jaya TV
2006–2014 Jodi Number One Host (Season 1,2,3,5,6,7) STAR Vijay
2009 Boys Vs Girls Host (Season 1,2) STAR Vijay
2012 Jodi Number One Participant (Season 4) STAR Vijay
2012 Airtel Super Singer T20 Host STAR Vijay
2013–2017 Koffee with DD Host STAR Vijay
2016 Achcham Thavir Host STAR Vijay
2017 Anbudan DD Host STAR Vijay
2018 Jodi Fun Unlimited Judge STAR Vijay
2018 Bigg Boss Tamil 2 Guest STAR Vijay
2018–2019 Enkitta Modhaade Host (Season 1,2) STAR Vijay
2019–present Dancing Super Stars Judge STAR Vijay
2019–present Speed Set Go! Host STAR Vijay


  1. ^ Penchant for the past. The Hindu (29 May 2004). Retrieved on 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ "GoerGo – Most Trusted Training Partner". Goergo.in. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Five by Four – Yuvan Shankar Raja | Yuvan Shankar Raja (Yuvan World) – The Music Director's Blog | Yuvan Shankar Raja Official Website". Theyuvanshankarraja.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Divyadarshini wishes her sister – Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Did you know Vijay TV Anchor DD's Sister Son?". PakkaTv. 5 June 2018.
  6. ^ P Kirubhakar. "Dhivyadharshini and husband Srikanth Ravichandran file for divorce – Movies News". Indiatoday.in. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  7. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (26 March 2019). "Dhivyadharshini forays into Telugu films with Puri Jagannadh's flick". International Business Times, India Edition.

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