Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan, also known as DD, is a well-known personality in the Tamil film and television industries, where she works as a host and actress. She was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in a middle-class family. 

If you’re a fan of DD and would like to learn more about her career, personal life, and television shows, you’ve come to the right place. This Dhivyadharshini Biography will cover all of these topics and more.

Who is Dhivyadharshini (DD)?

Dhivyadharshini (DD)

Dhivyadharshini was born on 17th February 1985 (Age: 39 years), she was born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, and is one of the most influential Tv personalities in the Tamil Industry be Television or film industry. Her hobbies include Dancing, singing, and Reading. She currently lives in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Full NameDhivyadharshini Neelakandan
Name in Tamilதிவ்யதர்ஷினி நீலகண்டன்
Nick NameDD, Dhivyadharshini “DD” Neelakandan
ProfessionActress, TV anchor, Asst Professor
Age39 years
Date of Birth17th February 1985
Mother TongueTamil
Zodiac/Sun SignAquarius
HomeTown/Birthplace Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Current AddressChennai, India
HobbiesDancing, Singing, Reading
DebutTV: Siruvar Nigazhchi (1995)
Film: Shubhayathra (Malayalam)(1990)
       Julie Ganapathi (Tamil)(2003)
Personal Details of Details of Dhivyadharshini

Dhivyadharshini Education, Qualification


Dhivyadharshini went to Our Lady’s Matriculation Higher Secondary school and along with that she also attended and continued part-time education which she did from Anna Adarsh College in Chennai. Thereafter she went on to get admission to Ethiraj College for Women and completed her graduation.

SchoolOur Lady’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School
College Anna Adarsh College, Chennai
Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Degree/Graduation Graduate
Education Details of Dhivyadharshini

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Relationship (Husband, Family)

Vijay TV Dhivyadharshini married her longtime friend Srikanth Ravichandran, an assistant director, in 2014. However, they announced their separation in 2017 and have now filed for divorce in a family court in Chennai.

Dhivyadharshini with her Husband Srikanth Ravichandran

Dhivyadharshini Family

Dhivyadharshini’s father’s name is K. Neelakandan and her mother’s name is N. Srilatha. Her father died when she was young. She has a sister, Dhivyadharshini, sister name is Priyadarshini, who is also a host, and a younger brother who works as an airline pilot named Sudharshan Neelakandan.

Parent’s NameFather: K. Neelakandan
Mother: N. Srilatha
Siblings/CousinsSister: Priyadarshini (TV Host)
Brother: Sudharshan Neelakandan (airline pilot)
Best FriendsArchana Chandhoke
Dhivyadharshini with her best friend - Archana Chandhoke
Relationship StatusDivorced
HusbandSrikanth Ravichandran
(m. 2014- div. 2017)
ChildrenDaughter: Charu
Family Details of Dhivyadharshini

Physical Stats

Height In centimeters: 165 cm
In meters: 1.65 m
In Inches: 5’5”
Weight65 Kgs
Body Measurements32-28-32
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Physical Stats


She began her television career at the age of 10 with Siruvar Nigazhchi on Sun TV, where she hosted around 20-25 episodes. Despite it being a quiz show for children, she found it challenging to handle the responsibilities due to her young age. After taking a break, she received an opportunity to anchor a teen show for Vijay TV’s Ungal Theerpu after a successful audition when she was in class nine, which marked the beginning of her successful career. Since then, she has been continuously hosting shows and has gained extensive experience in the industry.

She later transitioned into acting, earning recognition for her performance in K. Balachander’s Rekkai Kattiya Manasu on Raj TV. She continued to act in other popular television shows like Selvi and Arase and worked as a dubbing artist for films, lending her voice to characters in Saroja and Goa.

Since 2007, DD has become one of the leading TV anchors on Tamil television, hosting various reality TV shows on Vijay TV. She was the first host of Boys Vs. Girls and also co-hosted Jodi Number One with Deepak and Aravind Akash.

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Dhivyadharshini TV Shows List

Show NameChannelYear
Bigg Boss (Tamil season 6)Star Vijay2022
Galatta Nakshathra AwardsKalaignar TV2022
RRR SpecialStar Vijay2022
6th annual Vijay Television AwardsStar Vijay2021
Bigg Boss Tamil 4 KondattamStar Vijay2021
Speed Get Set Go!Star Vijay2019-2020
Dancing SuperStarsStar Vijay2019-2020
Enkitta ModhaadeStar Vijay2018-2019
Bigg Boss Tamil 2Star Vijay2018
Jodi Fun UnlimitedStar Vijay2018
Anbudan DDVijay TV2017
Achcham ThavirVijay TV2016
Koffee with DDVijay TV2013-2017
Airtel Super Singer T20Vijay TV2012
Jodi Number OneVijay TV2012
Boys Vs GirlsVijay TV2009
Jodi Number OneVijay TV2006-2014
Ungal TheerpuVijay TV1999
TV Shows List

Dhivyadharshini (DD) Movie List

Movie NameRoleYear
Joshua Imai Pol KaakhaTBATBA
Dhruva NatchathiramdaggerTBATBA
Coffee with KadhalVarshini Santhosh2022
Sarvam Thaala MayamAnjana2019
Power PaandiPoonthendral’s daughter2017
SarojaSpecial appearance2008
Five by FourNamitha2003
WhistleSaravathy (Sara)2003
Nala DamayanthiBhagyam2003
Julie GanapathiWriter2003
ShubhayathraRaman’s Child1990
Movies list

Voice Artist

SarojaVega TamotiaTamil
GoaPiaa BajpaiTamil
Bale PandiyaPiaa BajpaiTamil
EasanAparna BajpaiTamil
Frozen IIAnnaTamil (Dub)
Voice Artist


Series NameRoleChannelYear
Kanavugal AayiramBharathiJaya TV2007
ArasiMadhuvanthiSun TV2007
KolangalAnjalideviSun TV2006–2007
SelviMadhuvanthiSun TV2005–2006
AhalyaGowriSun TV2004–2005
ThadayamSubhaSun TV2003–2005
Rekkai Kattiya ManasuRaj TV2003–2004
Irandavathu KadaimaiUshaRaj TV2002
Series List

Dhivyadharshini Net Worth and Salary

Dhivyadharshini’s net worth is around $3 Million.

Net Worth in Dollar$3 Million
Net Worth In Indian RupeesINR 24 Crore 
SalaryYet To Update
Dhivyadharshini Net Worth and Salary

Social Media Profiles

InstagramInstagram Profile@ddneelakandan
FacebookFacebook Profile@DhivyaDharshiniOfficial
TwitterTwitter Profile@DhivyaDharshini
Social Media Handles

Favorites Things of Dhivyadharshini

Favorite ActorKamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite FoodSoutheast Asian Cuisine
Favorite Fashion DesignerSidney Sladen
Favorite MusicianA R Rahman 
Favorite SongYou Are So Beautiful (To Me) by Westlife
Favorite  AttireSaree
Favorite CricketerMS Dhoni
Favorite ColorYellow
Favorite Things of Dhivyadharshini


The Kamal Haasan Kissing Controversy

DD received criticism on social media after an episode of the TV show “Neengalum Vellalaam Oru Kodi Program,” during which she asked Kamal Haasan for a kiss, leading to controversy.

Suchi Leaks Sex Scandal leading to her divorce

DD was involved in the widely-known Suchi Leaks Sex Scandal, which was believed to be the reason for her husband filing for divorce. The scandal alleged that DD was addicted to drugs and had experienced the casting couch. However, she chose not to respond to any of the allegations made against her.

Dhivyadharshini Awards and Achievements

  • In 2011, she won the Best Female Anchor award from Home Sweet Home on Vijay TV.
  • Dhivyadharshini was honored with the “Fashion Icon of Television” award at the South Indian Fashion Awards in 2019.
  • In the same year, Galatta Media recognized her as the “Dazzling Dynamite of TV.”
  • Gasu Designer Studio awarded her with the title “Darling of Television” in 2019.
  • DD received the prestigious ‘Vikatan Awards 2014’ for Best Female Anchor for ‘Koffee With DD’.

Facts about Dhivyadharshini

  • Dhivyadharshini competed in Jodi No.1 as a participant in 2012 alongside Dance Master Sathish.
  • She has also lent her voice as a dubbing artist in films, specifically for Vega Tamotia’s character in Saroja and Piaa Bajpai’s character in Goa.DD is a pet owner and has a dog as a pet.
  • DD is passionate about fitness and makes regular trips to the gym to stay in shape.
  • Dhivyadharshini was awarded the Vijay Television Awards for Best Female Anchor in both 2015 and 2016.
  • At the age of 13-14, DD made a promise to her father that she would never consume alcohol or smoke. Even though she’s in the company of people who drink, she has never felt the temptation to consume alcohol.
  • DD has a policy of not owning a credit card, which stems from her father telling her that the money on a credit card doesn’t belong to them. Thus, she has opted not to use credit cards as a personal policy.
  • A few years ago, DD took a break from television, leaving many people wondering why. She had suffered a knee injury and was told that she might not be able to walk again. However, she was able to recover successfully from the injury and is back in the industry now.
  • In 2017, DD topped the list of ‘Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman On Television.’
  • In an interview, DD disclosed that she has no knowledge of riding a scooter or driving a car and can only ride a bicycle.
  • DD, despite being an experienced host of numerous stage shows and events, has admitted to feeling stage fright. In an interview, she revealed that she sometimes experiences nausea before taking the stage.


Who is Dhivyadharshini?

Dhivyadharshini, also known as DD, is an Indian television presenter, actress, and anchor.

What is the age of Dhivyadharshini?

Dhivyadharshini’s age is 38 years old, she was born on 17th February 1985.

What is Dhivyadharshini’s Net worth?

Dhivyadharshini’s net worth is $3 Million.

What is Dhivyadharshini’s Father’s Name?

Dhivyadharshini’s father’s name is K. Neelakandan.

Who is Dhivyadharshini’s husband?

Dhivyadharshini’s Ex husband’s name is Srikanth Ravichandran, they got married in 2014 and divorced each other in 2017. She is not currently married.