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Age: 36 Years
Marital Status: Divorced
Alcohol: No

Dhivyadharshini

Bio/Wiki
Birth nameDhivyadharshini Neelakandan [1]E Times
Full nameDhivyadharshini “DD” Neelakandan [2]Facebook
NicknameDD [3]E Times
Profession(s)Actress, TV Host
Famous forHosting the TV shows “Koffee with DD” (2013) and “Anbudan DD” (2017)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutFilm (Malayalam): Shubhayathra (1990)
Shubhayathra film poster
Film (Tamil): Julie Ganapathi (2003)
Julie Ganapathi film poster
TV: Siruvar Nigazhchi (1995)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • “Fashion Icon Of Television” by South Indian Fashion Awards (2019)
Dhivyadharshini posing with her Sifa Award
• “Dazzling Dynamite of TV” by Galatta Media (2019)
• “Darling of Television” by Gasu Designer Studio (2019)
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 February 1985 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021)36 Years
BirthplaceThanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolOur Lady’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/University• Anna Adarsh College, Chennai
• Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai [4]Wikipedia
ControversiesThe Kiss Controversy: Dhivyadharshini was once criticised on the social media for asking for a kiss from Kamal Haasan in one of the episodes of the TV show “Neengalum Vellalaam Oru Kodi Program." [5]Tamil Glitz
Suchi Leaks Sex Scandal: Dhivyadharshini became a victim of the famous Suchi Leaks Sex Scandal. The scandal was believed to be the reason of her husband filing for a divorce. The scandal even revealed that DD was addicted to drugs and was a victim of the casting couch. However, Dhivyadharshini did not respond to any of the allegations. [6]Dailyhunt
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage Date29 June 2014
Dhivyadharshini's wedding picture
Family
Husband/SpouseSrikanth Ravichandran (m. 2014- div. 2017)
Dhivyadharshini with Srikanth Ravichandran
ParentsFather- K. Neelakandan
Dhivyadharshini's father
Mother- N. Srilatha
Dhivyadharshini and her mother
SiblingsBrother- Sudharshan Neelakandan (airline pilot)
Dhivyadharshini with her brother
Sister- Priyadharshini Kishore Neelakandan (actress and TV host)
Dhivyadharshini's sister
Favourites
FoodSoutheast Asian Cuisine
Fashion DesignerSidney Sladen
SongYou Are So Beautiful (To Me) by Westlife
AttireSaree
ColourYellow
CricketerMS Dhoni

Dhivyadharshini

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dhivyadharshini

  • Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan is an Indian actress and television host who mostly works in the Tamil film industry.
  • She grew up in a middle-class family in Chennai.

    Dhivyadharshini's picture from her school days

    Dhivyadharshini’s picture from her school days

  • Dhivyadharshini began her career at the age of 10 with the kids quiz show “Siruvar Nigazhchi.”
  • Some of the Tamil TV shows that DD has hosted include “Jodi Number One” (2006), “Boys Vs Girls” (2009), “Koffee with DD” (2013), “Achcham Thavir” (2016), “Anbudan DD” (2017), and “Speed Get Set Go!” (2019).

  • Neelakandan has featured in many popular Tamil films like “Nala Damayanthi” (2003), “Whistle” (2003), “Power Paandi” (2017), and “Sarvam Thaala Mayam” (2019).
    Power Paandi poster
  • She has also appeared in the Tamil TV serials “Thadayam” (2003), “Ahalya” (2004), “Selvi” (2005), “Kolangal” (2006), and “Arasi” (2007).

    Dhivyadharshini in Selvi

    Dhivyadharshini in Selvi

  • In 2019, DD was a part of the jury on the dancing TV reality show “Dancing Super Stars” (2019).

    Dhivyadharshini on the sets of Dancing Super Stars

    Dhivyadharshini on the sets of Dancing Super Stars

  • Dhivyadharshini has endorsed brands like Myntra and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

    Dhivyadharshini in Myntra advertisement

    Dhivyadharshini in Myntra advertisement

  • Apart from acting and hosting, DD has also lent her voice to the following actresses:
    • Vega Tamotia for the Tamil film “Saroja” (2008)
    • Piaa Bajpai for the Tamil films “Goa” (2010), and “Bale Pandiya” (2010)
    • Aparna Bajpai for the Tamil film “Easan” (2010)
    • Preethi for the Tamil film “Appa” (2016)
  • In her spare time, she loves to travel and do adventure sports.
  • She is a pet lover and owns a pet dog.

    Dhivyadharshini with her pet dog

    Dhivyadharshini with her pet dog

  • Neelakandan is a fitness enthusiast and visits the gym regularly.

    Dhivyadharshini with her pet dog

    Dhivyadharshini with her pet dog

  • She has a deep faith in Lord Ganesha.

    Dhivyadharshini praying to Lord Ganesha

    Dhivyadharshini praying to Lord Ganesha

  • In 2017, DD topped the list of ‘Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman On Television.’
  • Neelakandan has more than 2 million followers on her Instagram account (as of 2021).
  • In an interview, DD revealed that she didn’t know to cross the road all by herself.
  • During an interview, DD shared that she didn’t know how to ride a scooter or how to drive a car. She can only ride a bicycle.
  • Dhivyadharshini does not smoke or drink alcohol. While talking about it in an interview, she said,

    When I was 13-14, I promised my father that I would never drink or smoke. Even though I can sit with people who drink, I never get tempted to drink.” [7]E Times

  • Interestingly, she has never owned a credit card. In an interview, while talking about it, she said,

    As a policy, I don’t have a credit card. This, too, has a story… When I had asked my dad about the purpose of using credit cards when I was young, he had said that this is money that doesn’t belong to us.”

  • Although she has hosted a number of stage shows and events, still DD has a fear of stage. During an interview, she confessed that she felt like puking sometimes before going to a stage.

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