Kanaka (actress)

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Kanaka
Born
Kanaka Devadas
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active1989–2006
Parent
Relatives Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu (great-grandfather)
Pranika (cousin)

Kanaka is an Indian former actress who mainly appeared in Tamil and Malayalam language films and few Telugu language films. She is known of her role in her debut Tamil film Karakaatakkaaran (1989).

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Personal life

Kanaka is the daughter of actress Devika. [1] [2] She is also the great-granddaughter of Telugu cinema pioneer, Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu.

Career

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. [3] 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 in a span of 10 years. Her last Tamil film was Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006).

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1989 Karagattakaran Kamakshi Tamil
Thangamana Raasa KannammaTamil
1990 Seetha SeethaTamil
Muthalali AmmaKaveriTamil
Periya Idathu Pillai GeethaTamil
Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Chella MeenaTamil
Athisaya Piravi GowriTamil
Durga KannammaTamil
Enga Ooru Aattukkaran UnknownTamil
Sathan Sollai Thattathe ChitraTamil
Amman Kovil Thiruvizha BhavaniTamil
Vellaiya Devan SanthiTamil
Ethir Kaatru AnitaTamil
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah MangammaTamil
Sendhoora Devi SelviTamil
Thalattu Ketkuthamma PechiammaTamil
Brahmarshi Vishwamitra Sita Telugu
Godfather Malu Malayalam
1992 Purushan Enakku Arasan KalpanaTamil
Valu Jada Tolu Beltu SeethaTelugu
Vasudha VarshaMalayalam
Ezhara Ponnana AshwathiMalayalam
Mudhal Kural VaaliTamil
Samundi PonnuthayiTamil
Vietnam Colony UnnimolMalayalam
1993 Koyil Kaalai ArasaayiTamil
Sakkarai Devan DhanamTamil
Thaali Kattiya Raasa MythiliTamil
Kilipetchu Ketkava SivagamiTamil
Golanthara Vartha RajaniMalayalam
1994 Vardhakya Puranam RajaniMalayalam
Sakthivel LalliTamil
Pingami SrideviMalayalam
Jallikattu Kaalai RadhaTamil
1995 Kusruthikaatu IndiraMalayalam
Mangala Soothram InduMalayalam
Periya Kudumbam JyothiTamil
1996 Katta Panchayathu ShenbagamTamil
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan ArchaMalayalam
Bhoopathi LakshmiMalayalam
1998 Manthri Kochamma MayaMalayalam
Simmarasi LakhsmiTamil
Thalaimurai HerselfTamil
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam MaluTamil
2000 Narasimham IndulekhaMalayalam
Ee Mazha Then MazhaRekka GayathriMalayalam
2006 Sillunu Oru Kaadhal HerselfTamilUncredited

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References

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