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Jyothika

Birthday
18 Oct 1978 (Age 36)
Biography
Jyothika Sadanah Saravanan (Tamil: ஜோதிகா சாதானா சரவணன்) is a Tamil film actress who acted in several Tamil films. She also acted in a few Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. Her films include Khushi, Kaaka Kaaka, Perazhagan, Chandramukhi and Mozhi.

Personal life
Jyothika Saravanan was born to Chander Sadanah, a film producer, and Seema Sadanah on October 18, 1978 in Mumbai. She did her schooling in Chembur Muslim School in Mumbai. She has a half sister Nagma (original name Nandita) also an actress, from her mother's previous marriage.

Saravanan married actor Surya Sivakumar on September 11, 2006. The couple have a daughter, named Diya, who was born in 2007.

Career
Her first movie was the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, directed by Priyadarshan. She proceeded to act in Kollywood films, where she debuted in a guest appearance in Vaali.

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.

In Chandramukhi she played a woman suffering from a mental illness for which she won another Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Her performances in movies like Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal followed. She also acted in the Radha Mohan-directed Mozhi, where she played a deaf and mute girl and in Gautham Menon's Pachaikili Muthucharam and in Manikanda.