Sandhya (actress)

Revathy (born 27 September 1988), known by her stage name Kadhal Sandhya, is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.[1]


(1988-09-27) 27 September 1988 (age 33)[1]
Years active2004-2016 2020
(m. 2015)

Early lifeEdit

She was born in Trivandrum. Her father Ajith is an employee of IOB and her mother Maya is a beautician. She has an elder brother, Rahul.[2] She attended Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai until completing Class 9.[2]


Sandhya was studying when she starred in the Tamil love story Kaadhal. The role was offered to many known actresses, including Ileana D'Cruz and then Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, but the latter's father was reluctant to let her become an actress at the time. The team then picked Saranya was in Class IX, when cinematographer Vijay Milton referred her on to Balaji Sakthivel.[3][4] She was initially considered to play the heroine in the film, but finally the role was later handed to Sandhya, after the director felt Saranya looked too young.[5]

After the success of the film Kaadhal,in 2004, she took up a Malayalam film titled Alice in Wonderland which she played as the sister of actor Jayaram. Then came the musical romance Dishyum with Jeeva. In her third Tamil film, Vallavan, she had only a small role, and the film had only modest box office success.[6] She also acted in Koodal Nagar with Bharath. After the success of Cycle, she shifted her focus to Malayalam cinema.[7] She debuted as a playback singer for the film Manjal Veiyil.[8] In 2010, she appeared in a role opposite Vishnuvardhan in the Kannada film Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu.

She is scheduled to appear in Tarun Gopi's forthcoming film Soodhaatam,[9] Second Innings[10] and Long Sight.[11] She has been a judge on a number of reality shows including Comedy Stars and Little Stars on Asianet.

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to Arjun, a Chennai-based IT employee, on 6 December 2015. The ceremony was held at Guruvayur Temple. The couple have a daughter, Shaema Venkat, born in 2016.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Kaadhal Aishwarya Rajendran Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
2005 Alice in Wonderland Alice Malayalam
2006 Dishyum Cinthya Jayachandran Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2006 Prajapathi Malu Malayalam
2006 Vallavan Suchitra Tamil
2006 Annavaram Varalakshmi (Varam) Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2007 Koodal Nagar Thamizhselvi Tamil
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Devasena Arumugam Tamil
2008 Cycle Meenkashi Kaushtubhan Malayalam
2008 Thoondil Anjali Sriram Tamil
2008 Velli Thirai Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
2008 Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Saranya Tamil
2009 Nanda Kavya Kannada
2009 Manjal Veiyil Gayathri Tamil
2009 Odipolaama Anjali Tamil
2010 Aptharakshaka Gowri Kannada
2010 Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Thumbi Tamil
2010 Haasini Haasini Telugu
2010 College Days Anu Malayalam
2010 Sahasram Supriya,
2011 Traffic Adithi Malayalam
2011 Three Kings Manju Malayalam
2011 D - 17 Sandhya Malayalam
2012 Masters Nia Ponnoose Malayalam
2012 Veendum Kannur Radhika Malayalam
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Actress Malayalam Special appearance
2012 The Hitlist Gouri Vikram Malayalam
2013 Benki Birugali Sandhya Kannada
2013 Paisa Paisa Kumudam Malayalam
2013 Ya Ya Kanaka Tamil
2013 For Sale Diana Malayalam
2013 Soodhattam Tamil
2013 Second Innings Malayalam
2014 My Dear Mummy Sandra Malayalam
2014 Long Sight Malayalam
2014 Paris Payyans Malayalam
2014 Puzhayum Kannadiyum Malayalam
2015 Thunai Mudhalvar Rukmani Tamil
2015 Kaththukkutti Item dancer Tamil Special appearance
2015 Veri:Thimiru 2 Tamil
2016 Vettah Sherin Melvin Malayalam
2016 Avarude Veedu Veena Malayalam
2016 Ruthravathi Tamil

Television seriesEdit

Year Serial Character Channel Language Ref.
2020 Kanmani Kanmani Sun TV Tamil [12]


  1. ^ a b Arjun (25 December 2009). "Merry days are here". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b "'കുട്ടികാജോള്‍' പേശ്‌റേന്‍ , Interview - Mathrubhumi Movies". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). 19 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "DIRECTOR BALAJI SAKTHIVEL INTERVIEW - - Interview Director Balaji Sakthivel Balaji Sakthivel Directed Movies Samurai Kaadhal Kalloori Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji The Boss Directing 2004 film Kaadhal Balaji Sakthivel an assistant director S.Shankar Samurai for Vikram Kaadhal S Pictures banner Production house of Shankar Native is Dindugal Images". Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Varalaxmi Sarathkumar opens up about her movies before Podaa Podi". 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (31 March 2012). "Awaiting the monsoon". The Hindu.
  6. ^ Rajpal, Roktim (28 December 2018). "Kaadhal Sandhya Found Her Role In Simbu's Vallavan 'Disappointing' For This Unexpected Reason". Filmibeat. Retrieved 8 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Sandhyas next is College Days". 2 June 2010.
  8. ^ "Hot News". Cine South. 14 March 2007. Archived from the original on 17 March 2007.
  9. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (7 October 2013). "Shotcuts: Gaining experience". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  10. ^ George, Vijay (11 April 2013). "Turning a new leaf". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  11. ^ "Maqbool Salman and Kathal Sandhya in Long Sight". Nowrunning. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Actor Sanjeev in Kanamani". The Indian Express Tamil.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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