Jyothika Saravanan aka Jyothika Sadanah was born on October 18, 1977 is an Indian actress who appears mainly in Tamil films. She has also appeared in some movies in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi. She did her schooling in Chembur Muslim School in Mumbai. She has a half-sister Nagma who is also an actress, from her mother’s previous marriage.
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.
Here are some interesting facts about Jyothika.
1. Jyothika was brought up in Mumbai, India. Due to the city’s geographical location, Jyothika didn’t know much of Tamil and faced a lot of difficulty when she debuted in Kollywood.
2. However, she made an effort to learn the language. During that period, her ‘Poovellam Kettuppar’ co-star Suriya was impressed by her efforts to learn Tamil. Post-marriage, her mother-in-law, taught her Tamil and she now speaks like a native Tamil speaker.
3. Popular actress Nagma is her half-sister. She also has a sister Roshini (born Radhika) and a brother Suraj, who is working as an assistant director for Priyadarshan.
4. She made her acting debut in the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna directed by Priyadarshan, but it did not do well commercially.
5. Her first appearance in Tamil cinema was her cameo in the film Vaali in 1999.
6. Her most successful film till date is the Rajinikanth starrer Chandramukhi 2005 in which she played the title role.
7. Suriya and Jyotika onscreen relationship started an off-screen romance and the two began dating in 2001.
8. The couple was seen together in several films like Poovellam Kettuppar, Uyirile Kalanthathu, Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Maayavi, June R and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
9. Jyothika received the prestigious Kalaimamani Award in 2005. She was the most powerful actress in Kollywood then
10. She made her Negative role in Pachaikili Muthu Charam.