Kanaka (actress)

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).[1]

Kanaka
Born
Lakshmi Priya

(1973-06-14) 14 June 1973 (age 48)
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active1989–2000
Parent(s)
RelativesRaghupathi Venkaiah Naidu (great-grandfather)

Personal lifeEdit

Kanaka is the daughter of Tamil actress Devika.[2][3] She is also the great-granddaughter of Telugu cinema's first sound film's producer Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu.

CareerEdit

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.[4] 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).[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Role Notes
1989 Karagattakaran Tamil Kamakshi
Thangamana Raasa Tamil Kannamma
1990 Seetha Tamil Seetha
Muthalali Amma Tamil Kaveri
Periya Idathu Pillai Tamil Geetha
Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Tamil Chella Meena
Athisaya Piravi Tamil Gowri
Durga Tamil Kannamma
Sathan Sollai Thattathe Tamil Chitra
Amman Kovil Thiruvizha Tamil Bhavani
Vellaiya Devan Tamil Santhi
Ethir Kaatru Tamil Anita
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Tamil Mangamma
Sendhoora Devi Tamil Selvi
Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Pechiamma
Brahmarshi Vishwamitra Telugu Sita
Godfather Malayalam Malu
1992 Purushan Enakku Arasan Tamil Kalpana
Valu Jada Tolu Beltu Telugu Seetha
Vasudha Malayalam -
Ezhara Ponnana Malayalam Ashwathi
Mudhal Kural Tamil -
Samundi Tamil Ponnuthayi
Vietnam Colony Malayalam Unnimol
1993 Koyil Kaalai Tamil Arasaayi
Sakkarai Devan Tamil Dhanam
Thaali Kattiya Raasa Tamil Mythili
Kilipetchu Ketkava Tamil Sivagami
Golanthara Vartha Malayalam Rajani
1994 Vardhakya Puranam Malayalam Rajani
Sakthivel Tamil Lalli
Pingami Malayalam Sridevi
Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil Radha
1995 Kusruthikaatu Malayalam Indira
Mangala Soothram Malayalam Indu
Periya Kudumbam Tamil Jyothi
1996 Katta Panchayathu Tamil Shenbagam
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan Malayalam Archa
Bhoopathi Malayalam Lakshmi
1998 Manthri Kochamma Malayalam -
Simmarasi Tamil Lakhsmi
Thalaimurai Tamil
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam Tamil Malu
2000 Narasimham Malayalam Indulekha
Ee Mazha Then Mazha Malayalam Rekha

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Kanaka keen on comeback, clears the air on rumours". Onmanorama. 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (10 May 2002). "Blend of grace and charm". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Actress Kanaka in her final days". The Times of India. 15 January 2017.

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