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Jyothika Sadanah Saravanan is an Indian actress who has acted in the Tamil and Telugu film industries as the lead heroine.
Born in Bombay, she is the daughter of a film producer, Chander Sadanah, and Seema Sadanah. She has two sisters, Nandita (Nagma), who is also an actress, Radhika (Roshni), and a younger brother Rahul. She has a Psychology Degree from Mithi Bai College of Arts, Bombay. She had dated Surya for over 4 years and married him on 11 September 2006. After the wedding, she announced her decision to stop acting. Jyothika is in family way and she's expecting her first baby in the month of August 2007.
Her first movie was the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, directed by Priyadarshan, opposite Akshaye Khanna. Though the film did not do well at the box office, she was noticed by the Tamil and Telugu industry. She proceeded to act in Kollywood, where she debuted in a guest appearance in Vaali. Her first Tamil movie as a heroine was Poovellam Kaettupaar with Surya. A string of successful movies followed, among them Kushi, Dumm Dumm Dumm and Snehitye. In 2003 she starred in Dhool with Vikram, in Kaaka Kaaka with Surya and in Thirumalai with Vijay. Other films include Raakilipaatu, Seethakalyanam (malayalam), Nagarahavu (kannada) and Tagore (telugu). In 2004, she acted in a double role for Perazhagan and received the Dinakaran Best Actress Award for it. In 2005, she acted in Manmadhan opposite Silambarasan and won accolades for her role in it. Her most successful movie to date is Chandramukhi in 2005 with Rajinikanth. She is widely recognised for her notable role in the film Chandramukhi, which is a remake of Apthamithra, a successful Kannada film, that also starred the late actress Soundarya. After her marriage with the well-acclaimed actor Surya on 11 September 2006, she left the film industry.