Janani Iyer is an Indian actress and model. She started her modelling career during her studies and appeared in over 150 television advertisements before getting signed by director Bala to essay the lead female role in the Tamil feature film Avan Ivan.
Born & Brought up
Janani Iyer was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India into a Tamil family. Brought up in Chennai as well, she studied at D.A.V. School in Gopalapuram and later completed engineering in computer science at Saveetha Engineering College in Chennai.
During her modelling career, she appeared in insignificant cameo roles in Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru (2009) and Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010). In early 2010, following the recommendation of director A. L. Vijay, Janani went to audition for director Bala, who was looking for a Tamil-speaking lead female character for his film project, Avan Ivan. Upon seeing her audition, Bala signed her for the role, saying he felt that she "fits into the role".
Avan Ivan comedy-drama film, which also starred Arya, Vishal Krishna and Madhu Shalini, featured Janani in the role of an innocent police constable. Her next release was Paagan, in which she was paired opposite Srikanth. A critic from Sify wrote, "Janani Iyer looks beautiful and it is a relief to watch a Tamil girl speaking in her own voice."
In 2013, she made her debut in Malayalam cinema with 3 Dots. She has signed four more Malayalam films Koothara  and Edison Photos, in which she plays a Tulu Brahmin girl, Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal and Seventh Day.