Akhila Sasidharan is a Malyalam actress, who was born in Kerala and brought up in Saudi Arabia. She is a versatile dancer and an excellent singer, who grabbed the attention of the audiences in dancing and singing competitions held in the Television channels. She clinched the “Runner Up” title in the Asianet program ‘Thakathimi’ for ‘Bharathanatyam’ in 2007. She was the anchor in ‘Munch Star Singer Junior’ in Asianet. She excels not only in Bharathanatyam, but also in Kalaripayattu. Kalaripayattu is one of the ancient Martial arts, that uses the technique of attacking the enemies by the rapid body movements rather than the weapons. Recently, Akhila performed the Kalaripayattu in Chennai during the celebration of “100 years of Indian cinema”. Akhila Sasidharan has acted in two Malayalam movies with the popular stars ‘Dileep’ and ‘Prithviraj’. Karyasthan was her debut movie with Dileep, which was released in the year 2010 and Teja Bhai and Family was the movie, which she did opposite to Prithviraj in the year 2011. Akhila is passionate about reading books. Akhila has completed her post graduation course in the “English literature”. Her love of the language made her to become mad about reading books. She has a huge collection of literary and poetry books in her house.
Chandra Lakshman is a famous television serial and movie actress from Kerala. Born in 1983, Chandra is the only daughter of Mr. Lakshman and Mrs. Malathi. Chandra was brought up in Chennai, and she has a degree in Hotel Management. Chandra’s entry into the entertainment industry was quite unexpected. She was a strongly focusing on her career in hotel management when an acquaintance introduced her to the show business. Chandra is a well trained dancer and a veteran of several stage shows and competitions. Chandra debuted in a Tamil movie “Mamas Elam” and later acted in Malayalam movies like “Stop Violence,” “Balram vs. Tharadas,” “Pauma Pula,” “Chakram” and “Kalyana Kurimanam.”
This beautiful actress became extremely popular through her roles in various Malayalam and Tamil serials. The powerful portrayal of Sandhra Nelikadan in the serial television Swantham won her a huge number of fans in Kerala. Swantham was telecasted by Asianet in 2003. It essayed the story of a loving brother and his over possessive sister. Her other popular serials include Magal, Kolamkal, Megam, Sthree, Kunguman, Jvala Aayi, Kathalika Neram Ila, etc. Chandra got the opportunity to do various strong negative roles also, which was a proof of her talent. Chandra’s role in Swantham was so intense that a group of women even tried to beat her up for her cruel actions in the serial.
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This television and film actress was born into a Tamil Brahmin family in Chennai. Having completed her graduation, she was first cast in a Tamil movie “Manasellam” in the year 2002 as Bala’s (Srikanth) sister. Bala played the lead role in this film. Then she entered into Malayalam movie industry, and Chandra had bagged the lead role in the action thriller Stop Violence. She was seen as Angelina in this film opposite Prithviraj Sukumaran.
Chandra was also seen in supporting roles in other movies including, Chakram in 2003 as Madhuri. In 2005, Kalyana Kurimanam she played Kollu’s sister in this movie. In Boy Friend, she was seen as Mammukoya’s (Khader) daughter. She also had a special appearance in a song in this movie. The year 2006, saw her in Balram vs. Taradas as Salim’s wife. In Khaki, she played the role of Meenakshi.
She has numerous serials to her stride. She started in the year 2003 in Swantham as Sandra Nellikadan as a vamp. This role shot her to fame, and she became a household name. In Megham serial, she played Rini Chandrasekhar’s role for which she received awards and appreciation. In Devi, she portrays a versatile role, in Stree she plays a homely girl and in Jwalayayi, she is a vamp again. Chandra is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
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Chandra Lakshman, also known as Chandra Laxman, is an actress born in Kerala to Lakshman Kumar and Malathi. She acted in many Tamil, Malayalam serials and films. She started her film career in 2002 with the movie Manasellam in Tamil. The same year she made her Malayalam debut with the film Stop Violence. Later on due to a decrease of chances in films she turned to the small screen and she has been successful there too. Her notable performances can be seen in Mamathala Kovela, Sondha Bandham, Kadhalikka Neramillai, Vasantham, Swantham, etc. At present, she is playing the lead role in Pasalmar, a Tamil serial.
She was a professional Bharatanatyam dancer. She completed her schooling from N.J school, Chennai. Later she completed hotel management course from M.G.R. Institute of Hotel Management.
Her film career started when director Santhosh saw her and gave a chance in Manasellam. Later she acted in many Tamil and Malayalam films like Chakram, Payampuli, Balram Vs. Taradas, Thillalangadi, April Maadhathil, Boy Friend, etc. Though she acted in many films on the big screen, she has not been up to the mark. She came to lime light only through serials.
Her debut serial is Swantham in Malayalam. She mostly played negative roles on the small screen. Her role in Swantham as Sandra Nellikadan gained her critics appreciation. She also acted in other Malayalam serials like Kumkumam, Megham, Devi, Stree, Jalam. Her character as Rini Chandrasekhar in Megham bought her many awards. She then entered Tamil small screen with the serial Kolangal.
In her latest interview with the Deccan Chronicle, she told that she was starting her second innings in Malayalam after six years with the serial Mazha Ariyathe.
Sahithya, who calls herself an average tambrahm, once braided her hair into two plaits and wore those large fat glasses, also known in Tamil as 'soda budi, ’, had no idea that some day, she would walk the ramp that would help her scale heights in life. Her ideals and mindset changed when she was in class seven; she decided she wanted to do something in fashion. Having been a geek back then with books being her best friends, she was one among 40,000 children to have been selected to get to talk with a few from the ISRO. During the incident, when asked what do you want to do in the future, She recalled saying “All you scientists dress like shit, and I want to do something about that!”, she gained all the more confidence since all of them present at that meeting, didn’t get irritated. On the contrary, they were rather happy and ended up taking pictures with her. Having scored well in her boards, she then decided to pursue design in NID, Ahmedabad. However, she realized she lacks the passion for it, quit it after two years and went back to Chennai. She then pursued journalism at M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Nungambakkam. On one occasion, she happened to be taking a break with her friends at a mall near college. At the mall, she saw this store, Rehane and decided to take up a job there.
Without second thoughts, with passion for Fashion, she courageously walked up there and asked them for a job at their store, which she honestly had no idea that she would get. During her work there, she befriended a model who encouraged her to pursue modelling by taking part in this Miss Chennai 2009 pageant. Having bagged the Miss Chennai crown, she then went on to represent India at Korea in the World Miss University Pageant, in the year 2010, where she bagged the trophy for Miss speech. In her modelling career, she has walked the ramp for Chennai International fashion week for both seasons 1 and 3, designers; Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Ritu Kumar and for big brands like Volkswagen, Wrangler, Reebok, Toni and Guy and GRT. She was also shortlisted in Femina Miss India Contest in the year 2014, to be one of the Top 25 contestants. She was also ranked to be the Chennai’s most desirable no:14, in the year 2014. She not only experimented with modelling but acting as well, her debut film was in Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham, as Samantha’s friend in the movie.
She then went on to play the protagonist in another Tamil film titled, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (2014), and she then went on to star in another film in the year 2015, Andhadhi. About her personal life, she is currently in a relationship with Cary Edwards whom she happened to meet while training herself for self-defence classes.