Kanchana Biography, Age, Height, Family & More
Vasundhara Devi, known by her stage name Kanchana (born 16 August 1939) is a noted Indian actress from 1964-1988. She acted in all four major south Indian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam, as well as in a few Hindi films.
Her father suffered business losses, and she went to work as an air hostess to support her family, when she was discovered by a friend of film director C. V. Sridhar on a plane where he was a passenger, who later suggested her to him. Sridhar gave her the lead role in his film Kaadhalikka Neramillai in 1963 and changed her name to Kanchana, since there was already another actress named Vasundhara Devi, mother of actress Vyjayanthimala. Kanchana acted in over 150 films – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi, with a successful acting career.
She had a very successful career in Tamil films especially between 1964 and 1977 as lead heroine. Her critically acclaimed films include Kaadhalikka Neramillai, Thedi Vantha Thirumagal, Parakkum Paavai, Kodimalar, Adhey Kangal, Bama Vijayam, Naalum Therindavan, Thangai, Thulabaram, Ponnu Mappilai, Shanti Nilayam, Chella Penn, Uthiravindri Ulle Vaa, Vilaiyaattu Pillai, Sivanda Mann, Nyayam Ketkirom, Avalukendru Oru Manam, and Engalakkum Kaadhal Varum. She retired from films in the early 1980s. In 2005, she was presented with the MGR award and in 2007 the ANR Swarna Kankanam award.
In Tamil, her pairing with Ravichandran was the most famous with all their films – Adhey Kangal, Kadhalikka Neram Illai,Utharavindri Ullevaa, Kadhal Jyoti, Thedivandha Thirumagal and Naalum Therindavan being hits. She acted in some films with R. Muthuraman including Kaadhalikka Neramillai, Kodimalar, Thulabharam (Tamil version), Thangai, Bama Vijayam and Avalukendru Oru Manam. She also acted with Sivaji Ganesan in Sivandha Mann, which was a blockbuster hit along with Vilayattu Pillai and Avan Oru Sarithiram. She did two films with MGR – Naan Yen Pirandhen and Parakkum Paavai as the second lead heroine of the film. Apart from that, she was paired with many Tamil heroes like A. V. M. Rajan, S. S. Rajendran, Gemini Ganesan , Jaishankar, Ravichandran and Sivakumar in Tamil. Her last film as lead heroine in Tamil was Avan Oru Sarithiram in and Babruvahana in Kannada, both in 1977.
|Height (Approx)||in centimeters- 171 cm|
in meters- 1.71 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx)||in Kilograms- 55 kg|
in Pounds- 121.25 lbs
|Date of Birth||16 August, 1939 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||81 Years|
|Birthplace/Born||Madras, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Debut||1964 with Kaadhalikka Neramillai|
|Family||Father– Not Known|
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Girija Pandey
Sister– Not Known
|Boys Affairs and More||———-|
|Marital Status||Not Known|