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Sukanya (born 9 July 1969) is a South Indian actress, singer, music composer, Bharatanatyam danseuse and voice actor. She has predominantly acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. She was the leading actress from 1991 to 1997. She has also composed two Vaishnava devotional albums namely Azhagu and Thirupathi Thirukudai Thiruvizha.

Sukanya
Born
Sukanyarani

(1969-07-09) 9 July 1969 (age 50)
Nationality United States
OccupationActress, Music Composer, Lyricist, Bharatanatyam Danseuse
Years active1991 – present
Spouse(s)
Sridharan Rajagopalan
(m. 2002; div. 2003)
Parent(s)Father : Ramesh
Mother : Bharathi
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam, Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress

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Personal lifeEdit

Sukanya was named Sukanyarani at birth and she hails from Chennai. Her father Ramesh is a Businessman and her mother Bharathi is a homemaker. Having strong support from her mother, Sukanya was trained in Bharathanattiyam. She was first associated with media programs and from there she established herself as an actor in films.She was the leading actress from 1991 to 2001. Sukanya married Sridharan Rajagopalan in 2002 at the United States. Later she got divorced in 2003 and came back to Chennai to resume her acting career from 2003.She was one of the leading actress in '90s.[1]

FilmographyEdit

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu Krishnaveni Debut film
1991 MGR Nagaril Shobana
1992 Chinna Gounder Deivanai Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
1992 Kottai Vaasal Vasanthi
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy Amsaveni
1992 Thambi Pondatti Sumathi
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Durga devi
1992 Ilavarasan Poongothai
1992 Solaiyamma Solaiyamma
1993 Chinna Mapillai Janaki
1993 Walter Vetrivel Sumathi
1993 Udan Pirappu Bhavani
1993 Aadhityan Rasathi
1993 Sakkarai Devan Sarasu
1993 Karuppu Vellai Swarna
1993 Thalattu Revathi
1993 Chinna Jameen Sathya
1994 Captain Uma
1994 Seeman Bakkiyam
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Parvathi
1994 Mahanadi Yamuna
1994 Raja Pandi Bhuvana
1995 Mr. Madras Meera
1996 Mahaprabhu Mahalakshmi
1996 Puthiya Parasakthi Parasakthi
1996 Indian Amrithavalli
1996 Parivattam
1996 Senathipathi Meenakshi
1996 Gnanapazham Aarthi
1997 Aahaa Geetha
1997 Gopura Deepam Meena
1997 Thambi Durai
2000 Good Luck Devi
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven Surya's mother
2001 Krishna Krishna Bama
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Special appearance
2004 Adi Thadi
2004 Campus Priya
2006 Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Nirmala
2007 Thottal Poo Malarum Periya Naayagi
2008 Aayutham Seivom Leelavathi
2008 Ellam Avan Seyal
2009 Azhagar Malai Guest appearance
2014 Chandra Queen Sarala Devi
2014 Ennamo Nadakkudhu Gayathri
2016 Jumbulingam 3D Sadhana
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Shiva's mother
2017 Inayathalam Chandrika
2019 Thirumanam Manonmani

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Apaaratha Surya
1994 Sagaram Sakshi Nirmala
1996 Thooval Kottaram Sujatha
1996 Kaanaakkinaavu Sathi
1997 Chandralekha Chandra
1998 Rakthasakshikal Sindabad Sivakami Ammal
1998 Manjukalavum Kazhinju Shobha
1998 Amma Ammaayiyamma Prabhavati
1999 Swastham Grihabharanam Ashwathi
1999 Prem Poojari Herself Guest appearance
2000 Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan Shalini
2004 Kanninum Kannadikkum Herself Guest appearance
2005 Udayon Susiemol
2006 Notebook Sridevi's mother
2008 Innathe Chintha Vishayam Treesa Won, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam
2012 Last Bench Rosili
2012 The Hitlist Cameo
2013 Manikya Thamburattiyum Christmas Carolum Step-mother
2014 My Life Partner Dr. Leela Iyer
2014 Aamayum Muyalum Bhandaravathi
2018 Oru Kuprasidha Payyan

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Peddarikam Janaki
1992 Amma Koduku Rajakumari
1994 Captain Uma
1994 Khaidi No. 1 Seetha Dubbed into Tamil as Hero
2004 Samba Pasupathi's wife
2005 Sri Sriram's mother
2007 Munna Kakha's second wife
2012 Adhinayakudu Ramakrishna Prasad's wife
2015 Srimanthudu Harsha Vardhan's mother

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Guru Brahma Uma, Suma Dual role
2013 Chandra Queen Sarala Devi

As dubbing artistEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language Notes
2003-2009 Anandham Shanthi Sun TV
Zee Tamizh
Tamil (Re-telecast) 2014 - 2015
2004-2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar Neeli Asianet
Asianet Plus
Malayalam (Re-telecast) 2016 - 2017
2005 Ezham Kadalinakkare Sukanya Asianet Malayalam
2006-2007 Swami Ayyappan Panthalam Maharani Asianet
Asianet Plus
Malayalam (Re-telecast) 2016 - 2017
2010 Adhiparasakthi Adiparashakthi Raj TV Tamil (Re-telecast) 2017
2012 Super Kudumbam Judge Sun TV Tamil
2014 Uravugal Sangamam Singer Raj TV

Tamil

2019 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam

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