Actress Kanika, made her foray into filmdom during her
under-graduation and became a full-time actress after completing
her engineering at BITS Pilani. The former Miss Chennai has acted
in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies. She made her entry
into Malayalam cine world with the campus-based flick,
She is now playing the role of a queen named Kaitheri Makkom in
the magnum opus, Pazhassi Raja, starring Mammootty in the
lead. Director Hariharan took some time to give her the role.
Reportedly, she showed him the CD of her Tamil film,
Varalaru, in which she dresses like a queen in a song
sequence to convince him for her suitability for the role.
Padmapriya and Linda Arseino play the other female leads in the
film scripted by veteran writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair.