Lakshmi Priya, popularly known by her stage name, Kanaka (born 14 June 1973) is an Indian actress who worked in the South Indian film industry mostly in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. She was active in the South Indian movie industry from 1989 to 2000. She played the main female lead roles in some superhit Malayalam films like Godfather (1991), Vietnam Colony (1992) and Golanthara Vartha (1993).
14 June 1973
|Relatives||Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu (great-grandfather)|
She started her career as a heroine in the Tamil movie Karagatakaran, directed by Gangai Amaran, a blockbuster movie which ran more than a year. Kanaka acted in many Tamil movies, including Periya Veetu Pannakkaran (1990), Athisaya Piravi (1990), Samundi (1992), Periya Kudumbam (1995) and Viralukketha Veekkam (1999). She also starred in a few Telugu and Malayalam movies with major stars like Mukesh, Mammootty and Mohanlal. She has acted in more than 50 films in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu as the leading actress in a span of 10 years. Her last Malayalam film was Ee Mazha Then Mazha (2000).
|Periya Idathu Pillai||Tamil||Geetha|
|Periya Veetu Pannakkaran||Tamil||Chella Meena|
|Sathan Sollai Thattathe||Tamil||Chitra|
|Amman Kovil Thiruvizha||Tamil||Bhavani|
|1992||Purushan Enakku Arasan||Tamil||Kalpana|
|Valu Jada Tolu Beltu||Telugu||Seetha|
|Thaali Kattiya Raasa||Tamil||Mythili|
|1997||Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan||Malayalam||Archa|
|Ee Mazha Then Mazha||Malayalam||Rekha|
- "Actress Kanaka silences rumors". The Times of India. Indo-Asian News Service. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
- "Kanaka keen on comeback, clears the air on rumours". Onmanorama. 5 May 2018.
- S. R. Ashok Kumar (10 May 2002). "Blend of grace and charm". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020.
- Suganth, M (16 June 2019). "Celebrating 30 Years of Karagattakaran". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 August 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
- "Actress Kanaka in her final days". The Times of India. 15 January 2017.