After gaining fame and visibility with Tamil soaps like Ahalya, Selvi, and Arasi, this popular Indian television host Dhivyadharshini forayed into the television scene. She is best recognized as the face of the Tamil-language television channel Star Vijay and has hosted a number of shows including talk shows Koffee with DD and Anbudan DD. She has also starred in films such as Saroja, Power Paandi, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, and Coffee with Kadhal. She has a huge online presence, especially on Instagram where she has more than 2.5 million followers. Here’s everything you need to know about Dhivyadharshini.
Dhivyadharshini was born on the 17th of February 1985, in Thennagudi, Peravurani, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. She’s currently 38 years old.
|Birth Name||Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Age||38 years old|
|Profession||Television Host, Actress, TV Personality|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Family and Education
Dhivyadharshini is the daughter of N. Srilatha and K. Neelakandan Devar. She has two siblings – an older sister named Priyadarshini, who is also a television host and actor, and a younger brother, Sudharshan, who is an airline pilot.
She attended and graduated from Our Lady’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School and earned her undergraduate degree from Anna Adarsh College, Chennai.
Dhivyadharshini Married Life
After dating for six years, Dhivyadharshini tied the knot with Srikanth Ravichandran, an assistant director of Gautham Vasudev Menon, on 29 June 2014 at a grand wedding in Chennai. The couple parted ways in 2017 citing irreconcilable differences and their divorce was finalized in early 2018.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 3 inches|
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 56 kg|
Pounds – 123 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||2-4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Short stature|
As a child artist, DD appeared in the 1990 Malayalam film Shubhayathra and went on to be cast in supporting roles in over a half dozen of movies.
In 1999, DD debuted on television as a host with the show Ungal Theerpu on Star Vijay.
Her roles in Tamil serials such as Selvi and Arasi.
Bring host on the popular TV shows Jodi Number One, Boys Vs Girls, Jodi Number One, Koffee with DD, Airtel super singer T20, Achcham Thavir, and Anbudan DD.
She has appeared in a number of TV commercials and print ads for brands such as Europe Study Centre, Indhulekha Hairoil Ad, and many others.
- Actors – Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth
- Actresses – Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh
Social Media Presence
DD has quite a presence on social media, thanks to her gorgeous looks and jovial attitude. She can be found on Instagram @ddneelakandan, where she has nearly 2.5 million followers. She’s got over 2.2 million people following her on Twitter. She has over 2 million followers on her official Facebook page.
She began her acting career when she was a child.
She was cast in supporting roles in several films like Julie Ganapathi, Nala Damayanthi, Whistle, Saroja, and Power Paandi, to name a few.
Dhivyadharshini bagged the prestigious Vikatan Awards for Best Female Anchor for the show Koffee With DD in 2014.
She worked with Vijay TV for over a decade and has hosted several shows including Jodi Number One, Boys Vs Girls, Jodi Number One, Koffee with DD, Airtel super singer T20, Achcham Thavir, and Anbudan DD.
In addition to acting, she has voiced for actors Vega Tamotia and Piaa Bajpai in Saroja and Goa, respectively.
She won the Vijay Television Awards for Best Female Anchor in 2015 and 2016.
She began to host Enkitta Modhaade, a family game reality show, in 2018.
In 2019, she lent her voice to the character named Anna in the Tamil version of Disney’s Frozen 2.
That same year, she joined STAR Vijay’s Dancing Super Stars as a judge and began to host Speed Set Go!
Dhivyadharshini shares the same birthday (Feb. 17) with her friend and actor Sivakarthikeyan.