The real name of actress Ramya is Divya Spandana. Ramya is a very popular actress in the Kannada, Tamil and Telugu film industry.
Ramya was born on the 29th of November, 1982. She was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka to R.T.Narayan and Ranjitha.
She did her schooling from St.Hilda’s School in Ooty and continued on in the Sacred Heart School (Church Park), from Chennai. Ramya was not able to complete her graduation from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore because of all the exciting opportunities in the film industry.
Leader of the Pack
She is an actress with a social conscience and has used her image to help out where she can. She has played the character of a sex worker for the Santhosh Sivan directed short film Prarambha. The film dealt with the sensitive ubject of AIDS and was a part of renowned director Mira Nair’s AIDS Jaago project.
Golden Girl of Kannada Cinema
Divya Spandana began her successful career in films with the Kannada film Abhi in 2003 with Kannada ‘Power Star’ Puneet Rajkumar.
In 2009, she reverted back to her real name Divya for the Gautham Menon directed film Vaaranam Aayiram. This move was again lucky for her and the film became a big hit.
Divya entered the Telugu film industry with the film Abhimanyu. In 2004, she debuted the Tamil film industry under the name of Ramya, for the film Kuththu opposite Silambarasan Rajendar. The film fared averagely at the box office, but her name ‘Kuthu’ Ramya stuck to her and went on to become her public identity.
She is often called the“Golden Girl of Kannada cinema,” “Lucky Star” and has also been given the title of “Sandalwood Queen” because of her stupendous track record in being a part of some huge blockbuster hits in the Kannada film industry, which is also often referred to as the Sandalwood industry.
Sitting Pretty On the Top
Strong and Successful
Ramya has always been involved in the performing arts right from her school days and she was an enthusiastic participant in many stage shows and dance programs.
In 2008 her Kannada film Mussanjemaatu with actor Sudeep was a big hit at the box office and her performance in the film was appreciated.
Besides acting and being in front of the camera, Ramya is also interested in the behind-the-scenes work and is reportedly interested in opening her own film production company and working as a film producer.
This beautiful actress is not only much loved by her fans, but she has also been recognized for her acting talents by many forums. She won the Best Actor Female award for the super hit film Sanju Weds Geetha; the award was based on an online poll conducted by the news paper ‘The Times Of India.’ She also received her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her excellent performance in this romantic movie. Her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress was for the 2006 film Tanananam Tanananam directed by Kavitha Lankesh.
Pretty and Cute
Ramya is the brand ambassador of the popular IPL cricket franchise team ‘Royal Challengers’ based in Bangalore. In April 2011, Ramya took the plunge into active politics and joined the Youth Congress Party.
Ramya is in a romantic relationship since January 2011, with Portuguese businessman Raphael.