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Born On:18 October 1977

Born In:Mumbai

Nationality: Indian

Career:Film actress

is an South Indian film actress who acted in several Tamil films. She also acted in a few Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. Her films includes Khushi, Kaaka Kaaka, Perazhagan, Chandramukhi and Mozhi.

Early Life

Jyothika was born to a Punjabi father and a Maharashtrian mother. Her father is Chander Sadanah, a film producer and her mother is Seema Sadanah. Actress Nagma is her half-sister.

She completed her schooling in Learner’s Academy, Mumbai. She later majored in Psychology at the Mithibai College in Mumbai. She also has a sister Roshini (born Radhika) and a brother Suraj, who is working as an assistant director for Priyadarshan.

As An Actress

Her first movie was the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, directed by Priyadarshan. She proceeded to act in Kollywood films, where she debuted in a guest appearance in Vaali.

Her first Tamil movie as a lead artist was Poovellam Kettuppar with Surya Sivakumar. She starred in Kushi, for which she won the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award, Mugavari, Thenali and Dumm Dumm Dumm. In 2003 she starred in Dhool, Thirumalai and Kaaka Kaaka In 2004, she acted in her first dual role in Perazhagan and received the Dinakaran Best Actress Award, and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress.

In Chandramukhi she played a woman suffering from a mental illness for which she won another Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Her performances in movies like Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal followed. She also acted in the Radha Mohan-directed Mozhi, where she played a deaf and mute girl and in Gautham Menon’s Pachaikili Muthucharam and in Manikanda.

Jyothika made her comeback to Tamil Cinema with 36 Vayadhinile, a remake of the hit Malayalam flick How Old Are You? (film).

Personal Life

Jyothika Saravanan was born to Chander Sadanah, a film producer, and Seema Sadanah on October 18, 1978 in Mumbai. She did her schooling in Chembur Muslim School in Mumbai. She has a half sister Nagma (original name Nandita) also an actress, from her mother’s previous marriage.

Jyothika married actor Surya Sivakumar on September 11, 2006. The couple have a daughter, named Diya, who was born in 2007 and son Dev (born 7 June 2010).


  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards : Best Actress: Perazhagan(2004),Best Actress: Chandramukhi(2005),Best Actress: Mozhi(2007).
  • International Tamil Film Awards : Best Actress: Kaaka Kaaka(2004).
  • Film Fans Association Awards : Best Actress Award Tamil – Chandramukhi(2005).
  • Filmfare Awards South : Best Female Debut – South: Vaali(1999),Best Actress – Tamil: Kushi(200),Best Actress South: 36 Vayadhinile(2015).
  • Dinakaran Film Awards : Best Newcomer: Vaali(1999).
  • Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards :  People’s Choice Actor Female – 36 Vayathinile,Best Debut Producer – Along with Suriya (2D Entertainment) – 36 Vayathinile.
  • Tamil Nadu State Government : Kalaimamani Award(2005).
  • JFW Awards – Just For Women (JFW) Awards 2017 Most Successful Actress in South Film Industry(2017).
  • Ananda Vikatan Awards – Ananda Vikatan Aval Award For Style Icon Of Kollywood(2018).
  • Zee Tamil TV Awards – Actress of the Decade Award(2018).



  • 1999 : Vaali,Poovellam Kettuppar.
  • 2000: Mugavaree,Kushi,Rhythm,Uyirile Kalanthathu,Thenali,Snegithiye.
  • 2001 : Dumm Dumm Dumm,Star,Poovellam Un Vasam,12B,Little John.
  • 2002 : Raja,One Two Three.
  • 2003 : Dhool,Priyamana Thozhi,Kaakha Kaakha,Thirumalai,Three Roses.
  • 2004 : Arul,Perazhagan,Manmadhan.
  • 2005 : Maayavi,Chandramukhi.
  • 2006 : Saravana,June R,Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu,Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
  • 2007 : Mozhi,Pachaikili Muthucharam,Manikanda.
  • 2015 : 36 Vayadhinile.
  • 2017 : Magalir Mattum.
  • 2018 :  Naachiyaar,Chekka Chivantha Vaanam,Kaatrin Mozhi.
  • 2019 : Raatchasi,Jackpot.


  • 2007 : Rakkilippattu.
  • 2009 : Seetha Kalyanam.


  • 2003 : Tagore.
  • 2004 : Mass.
  • 2006 : Shock,Vikramarkudu.


  • 2002 : Nagarahavu.


  • 1998 : Doli Saja Ke Rakhna.
  • 2001 : Little John.

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