Swarnamalya is a Tamil actress and TV anchor. She is also a bharathanatyam dancer. She is currently acting in a Kalaignar TV serial called Thekkathi Ponnu which is directed by Bharathiraja. She is a famous classical dancer. Swarnamalya means “A golden garland”.

Swarnamalya means “A golden garland”. A golden girl born with artistic fervour and ordained to shoot to fame donning multi various avatars. A dancer, an anchor, an actress, all with academia in excellence. With her potpourri of talents, quest for knowledge and artistic pursuits, she truly is `The Madonna of Chennai’ as once a newspaper had called her.

A graduate from MOP Vaishnav College where she was the student President. She went on to do her MBA, from Symbiosis, PG Diploma in Acting and Direction from Sanjose State University, CA, USA and at present pursuing her Masters in Bharatanatyam from the Madras University. She is deeply involved in her search and research on certain aspects of dance in which she would be pursuing her doctoral degree.

Films Acted

  • Alaipayuthey
  • Yuga
  • Mozhi
  • Vellithirai
  • Azhagu Nilayam
  • Engal Anna
  • Periyar Ramaswami Naicker
  • Ennittum
  • Kerala Police

Awards & Titles

  • `Yuvakala Bharati’ from the Bharat Kalachar at the age of 17 ! The youngest recipient in the history of Bharat Kalachar selected by a Committee consisting of Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, Dr.Padma Subramaniyam, Smt Chitra Visweswaran, Smt Sudharani Raghupathy, Sri V.P.Dhananjayan, etc.
  • `Lakshmi Viswanathan Endowment Prize’ from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in the year 1998 for the best varnam presentation in the December festival.
  • Scholarship from the Tamilnadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram.
  • Raving reviews from all the senior most dance critics in all leading newspapers and magazines.
  • Hosting a dance based TV programme in Srilanka’s Sakthi TV.
  • Founder Trustee and Director of RANGA MANDIRA, a Trust founded to promote Bharatanatyam and other performing arts.