Divya Venkatasubramaniam, known as Kaniha, is one of the popular names in the Malayalam film industry. With her versatile acting skills and singing talent, she has been entertaining her fans.

Kaniha started her career as an actress working in Malayalam films and also in several other languages like Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

Here we have the wiki of Kaniha, where we are going to learn more about her family, career, marriage life, and children of this popular South Indian actress in detail.

Kaniha Wiki

Kaniha Wiki

Kaniha was born on 3rd July 1982 (Age: 42 years old) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu with her real name Divya Vekatasubramaniam, and grew up in a typical Tamil Brahim family. The Malayalam actress is best known for her performances as Eashwari in her first film “Five Star”. Kaniha is currently giving back-to-back hits in the Malayalam film industry with successful films like Bhagyadevatha and Pazhassi Raja.


Full NameDivya Venkatasubramaniam
Name In Tamilதிவ்யா வெங்கடசுப்ரமணியம்
Nick NameKaniha
ProfessionActress, Model, Producer, Singer, Television Actress
Age42 years old
Date of Birth3rd July, 1982
Mother TongueTamil
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birthplace Madurai, Tamil Nadu
HomeTownMadurai, Tamil Nadu
Current AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu
HobbiesListening to Music, Reading

Education Details

Kaniha has done her schooling at TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, located in her native place Madurai. Later she pursued her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from BITS. while studying Kaniha gave her stage performances as a pop singer occasionally.

SchoolTVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai
CollegeBITS -Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan
Degree/Graduation Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Mechanical Engineering degree

Relationship Status (Husband, Boyfriend, Affairs)

On 15 June 2008 she got married to Shyam Radhakrishnan brother of Jayashree. Kaniha husband is a US-based software engineer. Later the couple was blessed with their son Sai Rishi born in November 2010.

Relationship StatusMarried (15 June 2008)

Family, Siblings

Kaniha with her Son and Daughter

Kahina grew up in a typical Tamil Brahim family and after achieving success in many Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films. Initially, Kaniha had decided to take a break from the film industry and made an unpredictable comeback with the Sathyan Anthikkad-directed Malayalam film Bhagyadevatha.

Parent’s NameFather: Venkat Subramanian
Mother: Yet to be updated
Siblings/CousinsYet to be updated
Relationship StatusMarried (15 June 2008)
HusbandShyam Radhakrishnan (US-based Software Engineer)
ChildrenSon: Sai Rishi

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Kaniha Height, Weight (Physical Appearance)

Kaniha Height
HeightIn Centimeters: 181 cm
In Meter: 1.81m
In Feet: 5’11”
Weight60 Kgs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack


Kaniha’s career began when Susi Ganesan spotted her on a magazine cover page and from there Susi insisted Kaniha perform the lead role in his second film. Her debut film was “Five Star” produced by Mani Ratnam in 2002. Since she was in college, she completed the shooting of this film during her summer holidays. With time she started receiving more offers and slowly became a popular name in the Malayalam film industry.

A Break

As Kaniha was a college student, she had to complete her graduation so gradually Kaniha turned down all projects and went to complete her graduation. The shocking part was she also rejected offers from people like Shankar, P.C. Sreeram, etc. to pursue her studies. But even before she finished her graduation she completed shooting her Telugu film “Ottessi Chepputunna”, which was her debut in Telugu films. The film was completed during her college vacations.

Returning to films

Soon after graduating Kaniha decided to go to the Tinsel Towns and start filming again. In 2004 the Kannada film “Annavaru” was a remake of Mani Ratnam’s 1991 Tamil film “Thalapathi” in which Kaniha gave a good amount of herself. As now she entered the Kannada film industry, she played a neat, cameo role in Cheran’s Autograph, earning critical acclaim. 

Versatile Actress

With time to prove her versatility in acting with all genres of cinema, she gradually started doing comedy-oriented roles in commercial films like “ Aethiree” along with Madhavan, and Sada. Kaniha was portrayed as a naughty Brahmin girl in this film and the film was directed by K.S. Ravikumar. She returned to the Telugu film industry by playing the leading role in “Dancer” which cast a physically disabled Kutty. When no one was willing to act with a one-legged hero Kutty, Kaniha accepted the offer and did a neat job.

Return to Telugu films

With this, she started accepting more Telugu films to reprise her role in the Telugu remake of Autograph, Naa Autograph, by playing the same role as in the original film. Kaniha proved herself to be an actress to reckon with in the Kannada film “Sye”. 

Biggest Film

In 2006 Kaniha got her biggest project which was directed by K.S. Ravikumar where she shared the screen with Ajith Kumar and Asin. She also won plaudits for her role as a mentally disordered girl in this film. Therefore, after almost two years of gap, Kaniha again got a lead role to play in the Kannada film “Rajakumari opposite Ravichandran. 

After marriage

Soon after her marriage in 2008, Kaniha was supposed to take a break from the film industry but in 2009 she returned to Malayalam cinema with films like Bhagyadevatha starring Jayaram and Narain directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. She also starred in Pazhassi Raja with Mammooty, Sarath Kumar, and Padmapriya along with others. The film was directed by a reputed director Hariharam. Kaniha also won several awards for her performance in the film Bhagyadevatha and the rising adulation of Kahina in the Malayalam film industry saw her signing laudable roles in films like “My Big Father and “Christian Brothers.” The shooting was completed before she took her maternity break. 



YearTV Show NameChannel
2006Kalakka Povathu YaaruVijay TV
2007–2008Mega ThangavettaiSun TV
2008Annual Chutti Vikatan Children’s Quiz ShowSun TV
2013Sundari Neeyum Sundaran NjaanumAsianet
2015Uggram UjjwalamMazhavil Manorama
2016comedy stars season 2Asianet
2017Grand Magical CircusAmrita TV
2019Kerala Dance LeagueAmrita TV
2020Snehathode Veetil NinnuMazhavil Manorama
2020Health DeskAsianet
2021Red CarpetAmrita TV
2022Vanakkam TamizhaSun TV
2022EthirneechalSun TV
2022Cook with ComedyAsianet
2022Mad Companyaha
2023Pongal VilayattuSun TV


Year ProgramChannelLanguage
2008ThiruvillayadalSun TVTamil
2022EthirneechalSun TVTamil

Dubbing & Singing Career

As a dubbing artist

Year FilmForLanguage
2005SacheinGenelia D’SouzaTamil
2007Sivaji: The BossShriya SaranTamil

With acting Kaniha has also ventured into playback singing and dubbing as well. She stepped into dubbing and did dubbing for actresses like Genelia D’Souza in Sachein, Sadha in Anniyan, and Shriya Saran in Sivaji: The Boss. 

As a playback singer

Year TitleFilmLanguageComposer
2002EngalukkuFive StarTamilParasuram-Radha
2001ThiruppavaiMargazhi ThingalTamilRavi G

Having a good experience as a professional singer before becoming an actress. Kaniha got her first singing offer as a playback singer to sing the theme song of her debut film “Five Star”.

Kaniha’s Net Worth 

Net Worth in Dollars$ 13.9 million 
Net Worth In Indian RupeesINR 10-50 Crore

Kaniha’s Social Media Profiles

FacebookFacebook Profile@Kanihashyam
InstagramInstagram Profile@kaniha_official


Year Title
2010Kerala Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2001Miss Chennai
1999Tamil Nadu State Award 

Facts about Kaniha

  1. She has won the Kerala  Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in 2010.
  2. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Malayalam in 2010.
  3. She was a judge in many TV shows like Kerala Dance League.
  4. She engaged in a various branded commercial shoots.
  5. Kaniha made her appearance in the talk show Snehathode Veetil Ninnu in 2020.
  6. In the same year 2002 she was also seen in the series Ethirneechal as Eshwar.

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What is Kaniha’s age?

Kaniha is 42 years old, she was born on 3rd July 1982.

Who is the actress Kaniha?

Kaniha is an Indian actress, who works in the Malayalam film industry, along with a few Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films. She made her debut in this industry with her first Tamil film Five Star.

Which was the first Malayalam movie of Kaniha?

Kaniha’s debut film was Five Star in 2002 when she was just a college student. She completed the entire film during her summer holidays.

Who is the husband of Kaniha?

Kaniha’s husband’s name is Shyam Radhakrishnan. He is a US-based Software Engineer.