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Devayani (actress)

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Other names  Devayani Rajakumaran
Years active  1993–present
Parents  Lakshmi, Jayadev
Role  Actress

Name  Devayani Jayadev
Spouse  Rajakumaran (m. 2001)
Occupation  Actress
Siblings  Nakul, Mayur Jayadev
Devayani Jayadev wearing earrings, a necklace, and a color orange and purple dress.
Full Name  Devayani Jayadev
Born  22 June 1974 (Age 45) (1974-06-22) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Relatives  Nakul (brother) Mayur (brother)
Children  Priyanka Kumaran, Iniya Kumaran
Similar People  Rajakumaran, Nakul, S A Rajkumar, Meena, Ilayaraja

Devayani is an Indian actress who has predominantly starred in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, along with a few Kannada, Hindi and Bengali films. She received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in the films Surya Vamsam and Bharathi and a Special Award for Kadhal Kottai. She has also appeared in other commercially successful films, including Aanandham and Friends as well as in the Sun TV series Kolangal and Muthaaram.

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Devayani Jayadev wearing earrings, a necklace, and a color orange and purple dress.

Personal life

Devayani Jayadev with a flower on her hair, wearing earrings, a necklace, bracelets, and a color green and blue dress.

Devayani was born as Devayani Jayadev, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father, Jayadev is from Mangalore, Karnataka and mother Lakshmi Ammal is from Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. She has two younger brothers, Nakul and Mayur. The former is working as an actor and singer in the Tamil film industry, while the latter would also make his acting debut in an upcoming film.

Devayani Jayadev with a flower on her hair, wearing earrings, a necklace, and a color green and blue dress.

She dated director Rajakumaran with whom she had worked on a couple films for several years. Both their parents did not approve of their relationship, which led to the couple elope, and marry privately at a temple on 9 April 2001. They have two daughters, Iniya and Priyanka. Currently she is teaching at Church Park School at Anna Salai, Chennai for class four students.

Career

Devayani Jayadev with a flower on her hair, wearing earrings, a necklace, and a color green and blue dress.

Devayani began her career as Koyal in the Hindi film Koyal, which was later cancelled during its production stage. She appeared in a Bengali film Shaat Ponchomi. She also acted in a Marathi film before debuting and rising to fame in Tamil cinema. Her earliest films were released in the early and middle 90's including Kadhal Kottai.

Devayani Jayadev wearing earrings, a necklace, bracelets, and a red and orange dress.

From 1996 to 2000 Devyani acted as heroine in over 35 films and acted alongside all the top actors like Kamal Hassan (Thenali, Panchathantiram), Prashanth (Appu), Ajith (Kadhal Kottai), Vijay (Friends), Vikram (Vinnukkum Mannukkum), Sarath Kumar (Suryavamsam), Parthiban (Azhagi). She moved into supporting roles in Thenali though she still acted commercially until 2004–2005.

Devayani Jayadev wearing earrings, a necklace, bracelets, rings, and a color orange and purple dress.

Devayani began acting in the teleserial Kolangal as Abinaya which has had over 1500 episodes on Sun Television.It was later dubbed into Malayalam also in the same name on Surya TV. She completed Teacher Training course and is now a teacher in Church park convent- Chennai. Currently she is judging a popular reality show on Mazhavil Manorama titled Ugram Ujwalam. She has acted in some advertisements also.

Awards

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  • 1996 – Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress Kaadhal Kottai
  • 1997 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress – Surya Vamsam
  • 2000 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress – Bharathi
  • 2000 – Kalaimamani
  • 2002 – ITFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Azhagi
  • 2004 – Pace Awards Best Television Actress for Kolangal
  • 2008 – Frontrunner – Vivel Chinna Thirai Awards Best Actress for Kolangal
  • 2010 – Nominated – Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award for Kolangal
  • 2010 – Kalaimamani
  • 2011 – Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Television Actress for Kodi Mullai
  • References

    Devayani (actress) Wikipedia


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