Kaniha's Profile


Age : 40

Date of Birth : 1982-Jun-03

Height : 172

Weight : 68

Figure : 34-29-33

Complexion : Fair

Body type : Slim

Industry : Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada

Education : Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical

Relationship : Shyam Radhakrishnan

Zodiac sign : Gemini

Hair color : Dark Brown

Hair pattern : Long Layer

Eye color : Brown

Religion : Hindu

Profession : Actor, Model, Singer, TV Anchor

Father's name : Venkat Subramanian

Mother's name : Leelavathi

Siblings :

Home town : Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Current locaion : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Languages known : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English

About :

Kaniha was born on 3 July 1982 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu as the second daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Venkat Subramanian, both engineers. She studied at TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai and also won accolades including the Tamil Nadu State Award for Educational Excellence in 1999. She then got admitted on merit to BITS ("Birla Institute of Technology and Science"), in Pilani, Rajasthan, from where she graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Kaniha married Shyam Radhakrishnan on 15 June 2008 who works as a US-based software engineer. They have a son Sai Rishi born in November 2010. Initially she had decided to leave the film industry, finishing her career as an actress, and to settle down in the US, stating that she, however, would complete her hitherto signed films. In January 2009 then, Kaniha, unexpectedly, announced her comeback with the Sathyan Anthikkad-directed Malayalam film Bhagyadevatha.

Career :

Susi Ganesan spotted Kaniha on a magazine cover page and insisted on her performing the lead female role in his second feature film. Divya eventually entered the Film industry, accepting the offer, while her name was changed to Kaniha. Her debut film was the Mani Ratnam-produced Five Star (2002) with Prasanna, who made his acting debut as well, in which Kaniha portrayed a traditional village girl. She completed the entire film during her summer holidays, since she was a student.

Kaniha turned down all projects that were subsequently offered to her, including films by S. Shankar and P. C. Sreeram, and went on to complete her graduation. Even before she finished her graduation, she completed her Telugu debut film Ottessi Chepputunna during her winter vacations, acting under another stage name Sravanthi.