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Ramya is the stage name of Divya Spandana born 29 November 1982, an Indian film actress and politician She predominantly acted in Kannada films and also appears in Tamil and Telugu films

Ramya made her acting debut in the 2003 Kannada-language film Abhi Ramya is a two-time winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada

In 2013, Spandana won a by-election to become the Indian National Congress INC Member of Parliament for Mandya constituency in Karnataka, but was defeated in a general election the following year She currently heads INC's digital media team


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Film career
  • 3 Political career
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 Awards and nominations
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life

Ramya was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, on 29 November 1982 Her mother, Ranjitha, is a senior member of the Congress Party in Karnataka, while her foster father, R T Narayan, was an industrialist Ramya is from the Vokkaliga caste by birth Her parents originally hail from Mandya She studied at St Hilda's school in Ooty, and at Sacred Heart School Church Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Film career

Ramya made her debut in with Puneeth Rajkumar as hero in abhi movie,kannadaIn 2004, Spandana debuted in the Tamil film industry under the name Ramya, with the film Kuththu The film had a successful run at the box office, as did her next Tamil film, Giri Her debut film, however, gave her the name 'Kuthu' Ramya, by which she was then popularly known in Tamil Nadu, she had major box-office success with three Kannada films – Aakash, Gowramma and Amrithadhare – garnering critical acclaim for her performances and establishing her as a leading actress

In 2006, she starred in Julie, a remake of the 1975 Hindi-language film, but it failed to attract audiences After her following release, Datta, her next Kannada release, Jothe Jotheyali, was a successful venture in spite of unfavorable reviews by critics Her final 2006 release, Tananam Tananam, an average performer that released to mixed reviews, gained Ramya her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress She had described her role in the film as "little complex" and "challenging" In 2007, Ramya starred in three feature films; the first of these, Arasu, was a huge hit She then appeared as a sex worker in a film made to create awareness about AIDS as part of Mira Nair's AIDS Jaago project Her last 2007 film was Polladhavan, released during Deepavali; it was considered a commercial success and her breakthrough in Tamil Rajinikanth was all praises for the entire crew of Polladhavan

Her first 2008 release, the Kannada film Mussanjemaatu, was a big hit, and gained her a nomination for a Best Actress Award at the 56th Filmfare Awards South She followed this with the Tamil film Thoondil Ramya later stated that she regretted accepting the film Later that year, she starred in the films Bombaat and Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu, the former performing well at the box office Her final release in 2008 was Gautham Menon's Vaaranam Aayiram, which also won that year's National Award for the best feature film in Tamil She was credited as Divya in Vaaranam Aayiram She dubbed her own voice for this film, which became a critical and commercial success She did not have any releases in 2009, since both her films, Bhimoos Bang Bang Kids and Jothegaara, were delayed due to financial problems

Her first release of 2010, Just Math Mathalli, received rave reviews, with appreciation for her role She had two more releases that year, the long-delayed Jothegaara and Kiccha Huccha Her next release was the Tamil film Singam Puli, followed by the romantic drama Sanju Weds Geetha This film opened to highly positive reviews, with Ramya being unanimously praised by critics for her performance, which was considered among the best in her career

Her first release in 2012 was a comedy drama, Sidlingu, in which she portrayed the role of a school teacher This was followed by a light-comedy movie, Lucky She appeared in the semi-mythological movie Katari Veera Surasundarangi In August 2013, Ramya announced that she was considering quitting acting to pursue a career in politics

Following her brief political career, Ramya made her acting comeback in 2016 with Nagarahavu, a film which placed deceased actor Vishnuvardhan in the lead role through visual effects The film received negative reviews upon the release and failed to attract an audience despite this gimmick

Political career

Ramya joined the Indian Youth Congress in 2012 She became the Indian National Congress INC Member of Parliament from Mandya constituency in Karnataka by winning the by-election in 2013 In the 2014 Indian general election, she again contested from Mandya but was defeated by C S Puttaraju by a margin of 5,500 votes

In May 2017 she was given the task of reviving INC's social media wing and made her national head of Congress's digital team at national level She took over the social media team from Deepender Singh Hooda According to various newspapers and media houses, she is instrumental in turning around Rahul Gandhi's and INC's social media image


No Year Film Roles Language Notes
1 2003 Abhi Bhanu Kannada
2 Excuse Me Madhumitha
3 Abhimanyu Saira Banu Telugu Credited as Spandana
4 2004 Kuththu Anjali Tamil
5 Ranga S S L C Padma Kannada
6 Kanti Reema
7 Giri Devaki Tamil
8 2005 Aadi Aishwarya Kannada
9 Aakash Nandini
10 Gowramma Gowri Chandan
11 Amrithadhare Amritha Udaya Award for Best Actress
12 2006 Sevanthi Sevanthi Sevanthi
13 Julie Julie
14 Dattha Divya
15 Jothe Jotheyali Divya
16 Tananam Tananam Vanaja Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
17 2007 Arasu Shruthi
18 Prarambha Short film
19 Meera Madhava Raghava Meera
20 Polladhavan Hema Tamil Credited as Divya Spandana
21 2008 Mussanjemaatu Thanu Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress

Suvarna Film Award for Favourite Heroine

22 Thoondil Divya Tamil
23 Meravanige Spandana Kannada Guest appearance
24 Bombaat Shalini
25 Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu Preethi
26 Vaaranam Aayiram Priya Tamil
27 2010 Just Math Mathalli Tanu Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress

Suvarna Film Award for Favourite Heroine

28 Jothegara Priya
29 Kiccha Huccha Aishwarya
30 2011 Singam Puli Swetha Tamil
31 Sanju Weds Geetha Geetha Kannada SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress

Suvarna Film Award for Best Actress

32 Dandam Dashagunam Maya
33 Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam Priya
34 2012 Sidlingu Mangala Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actress
35 Lucky Gowri
36 Katari Veera Surasundarangi Indraja
37 Crazy Loka Special appearance
38 2014 Aryan Shwetha
39 2016 Nagarahavu 2016 film
40 2018 Dil Ka Raja Kannada Post-Production
41 2018 Mahendhar Manasalli Mumtaz Kannada Announced

Awards and nominations

  • Brand Ambassador for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 IPL team
  • Most Googled Celebrity list in 2014 and 2015
  • Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development 2012–2013
  • Member, Consultative Committee of Information & Broadcasting 2013
  • Indian Delegation, 7th SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians Conference 2013
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award twice for her roles in Tananam Tananam 2006 and Sanju Weds Geetha 2011 films
  • Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for Sanju Weds Geetha 2011


  1. ^ a b Shyam Prasad, S 23 July 2009 "No filmy husband for me" Bangalore Mirrorcom Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  2. ^ Congress wins Karnataka by-polls by heavy margin
  3. ^ "Ramya rules" The Hindu Chennai, India 17 May 2008 
  4. ^ rediffcom: Ramya: Golden girl of Kannada cinema Specialsrediffcom April 2006 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  5. ^ http://mtimesofindiacom/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/Ramya-in-Nagarahavu/articleshow/53414147cms
  6. ^ "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011" 21 June 2012 
  7. ^ https://webarchiveorg/save/https://wwwndtvcom/india-news/congress-social-media-to-be-handled-by-actor-politician-ramya-sources-1691985
  8. ^ http://wwwbangaloremirrorcom/bangalore/cover-story/No-filmy-husband-for-me/articleshow/22091528cms
  9. ^ http://wwwdnaindiacom/entertainment/report-yes-i-m-seeing-someone-says-ramya-1473782
  10. ^ "Mother campaigns for daughter" 14 August 2013 Retrieved 27 October 2015 
  11. ^ "Actor loses foster father" 3 August 2013 Retrieved 27 October 2015 
  12. ^ "Congress banks on beauty Ramya to save face in Mandya by-election" 
  13. ^ "Caste war heats up as Sadananda isn't Gowda enough" 
  14. ^ "Ramya The Golden girl" Oneindia Retrieved 19 September 2009 
  15. ^ "Ravising Ramya – Darling of Producers" IndiaGlitz 30 November 2005 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  16. ^ a b K, Bhumika 17 May 2008 "Metro Plus Bangalore: Ramya rules" Chennai, India: The Hindu Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  17. ^ "Full of life" IndiaGlitz 23 June 2006 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  18. ^ "Jothe Jotheyali 100 days function" Oneindiain 10 August 2007 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  19. ^ "Kannada films – 2006 part II" IndiaGlitz 29 December 2006 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  20. ^ Vijayasarathy, R G 25 September 2006 "Jothe Jotheyali is just silly" Rediffcom Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  21. ^ Jothe Jotheyalli Review by RGV Nowrunningcom 22 September 2006 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  22. ^ Jothe Jotheyali kannadaindiavilascom
  23. ^ Vijayasarathy, R G 28 November 2006 "Tananam Tananam disappoints" Rediffcom Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  24. ^ Shiva Kumar, S 1 December 2006 "Friday Review Bangalore / Cinema : Down the drain" Chennai, India: The Hindu Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  25. ^ "Tananam Tananam hardest for Ramya" Oneindiain 9 August 2007 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  26. ^ Ronamai, Raymond 14 August 2007 "Arasu completes century" Oneindiain Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  27. ^ "'Prarambha' by bill gates" IndiaGlitz Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  28. ^ Daihota, Madhu 1 February 2007 "All stars for AIDS awareness film" Times of India Indiatimescom Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  29. ^ "Polladhavan Divya gets bolder" Behindwoods Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  30. ^ 'Kuthu' Ramya aka Divya is on the moon with the success of "Polladhavan" Bolly Treat 21 November 2007 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  31. ^ Suresh, Sunayana 29 November 2010 "Yes, I'm seeing someone, says Ramya" DNA Retrieved 24 June 2013 
  32. ^ Kannada Box-Office Sep1-5 Sifycom 5 September 2008 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  33. ^ "Ramya comes back with name changed" IndiaGlitz Retrieved 19 September 2009 
  34. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H 17 March 2010 "I'm very much excited about IPL: Ramya" Oneindiain Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  35. ^ Wire, Sampurn 13 January 2011 Ramya in love with a mystery man – Oneindia Entertainment Entertainmentoneindiain Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  36. ^ Review: Sanju Weds Geetha – Rediffcom Movies Rediffcom 1 April 2011 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  37. ^ Movie Review : Review: Sanju Weds Geetha Sifycom Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  38. ^ Sanju Weds Geetha Movie Review belliterecom 2 April 2011
  39. ^ "'Sidlingu' starts" Indiaglitz 23 February 2011 Retrieved 23 March 2013 
  40. ^ "May quit acting if I win: Ramya" MANDYA: The New Indian Express Express News Service 17 August 2013 Retrieved 24 August 2013 
  41. ^ http://indianexpresscom/article/entertainment/movie-review/nagarahavu-movie-review-even-vishnuvardhan-cant-save-this-film-3082424/
  42. ^ Ramya joins Youth Congress Sifycom 19 April 2011 Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  43. ^ Ramya joins Youth Congress The New Indian Express Retrieved on 23 March 2013
  44. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates" Archived from the original on 19 May 2014 Retrieved 21 May 2014 
  45. ^ http://webarchiveorg/web/20171222051746/http://wwwcatchnewscom/national-news/meet-this-beautiful-actress-who-plays-crucial-role-in-rahul-gandhi-s-social-media-team-91925html
  46. ^ https://webarchiveorg/web/20171222065930/http://wwwibtimescoin/meet-ramya-aka-divya-spandana-woman-behind-rahul-gandhis-social-media-push-746173
  47. ^ "AIDS Jaago's Tamil version launched" 
  48. ^ 2014
  49. ^ 2015
  50. ^ 2012-2013
  51. ^ "SAARC region has seen advent of people's power: Meira" Retrieved 2015-12-24 

External links

  • Ramya as Divya Spandana on IMDb
  • Official Twitter
  • Official Facebook

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