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Kanaka (actress)

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Occupation  Actress
Role  Film actress
Years active  1989–2002

Name  Kanaka Mahalakshmi
Siblings  Saradha Preetha
Parents  Devadoss, Devika
Kanaka talking to someone while wearing a pink dress

Full Name  Kanaka Mahalakshmi
Born  14 July 1973 (age 47) (1973-07-14) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Movies  Karagattakaran, Thalattu Ketkuthamma, Valu Jada Tolu Beltu, Vietnam Colony, Ethir Kaatru
Similar People  Devika, Ilayaraja, Gangai Amaran, Mohanlal, Rajasenan

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Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, is a South Indian film actress.

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Personal life

Kanaka speaking on the phone while wearing a black and gray floral dress and eyeglasses

Kanaka is the daughter of Tamil actress Devika and Devadas. In 2009 Kanaka married an engineer from the U.S.

Kanaka smiling while looking afar and wearing a violet dress

There were rumours in the media (specially on social networking sites) of her death on 30 July 2013. She denied the rumours about her death.

Career

Kanaka smiling during an interview while wearing eyeglasses and a blue dress

She started her career as the heroine in Karakattakaran (1989), a movie based on the Tamil rural dance Karakattam, along with Tamil film stars Ramarajan, Goundamani and Senthil. It was a blockbuster movie which ran more than a year. Kanaka acted in many Tamil movies, including Athisaya Piravi (1991), Periya Veetu Pannakkaran, Periya Kudumbam and Samundi. She starred with many major stars like Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Karthik, Ramki, Raghuman, Ramarajan, Arjun, Murali, Pandiarajan, Pandian, Vijayakanth, and SarathKumar.

Kanaka smiling while looking afar and wearing a violet dress

She also starred in a few Telugu and Malayalam movies with major stars like Mukesh Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her Malayalam debut, Godfather, was an all-time hit movie in Kerala, and ran for 414 days.

She has acted in more than 40 films in Tamil and Malayalam as leading lady. Her last Malayalam film was Ee Mazha Thenmazha (2001), while her last Tamil film was Viralukketha Veekkam (1999).

References

Kanaka (actress) Wikipedia