Politician Divya Spandana’s Biography :
Divya Spandana, aka Ramya, was born on November 29, 1982, is a former Indian actress and politician. She is also known as Golden Girl of Kannada Cinema and Sandalwood Queen
She has served as the Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Karnataka while making occasional appearances in Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam films. She was also the brand ambassador of Royal Challengers Bangalore, an IPL team.
Politician Divya Spandana is active on almost all social media platforms. Divya Spandana’s Twitter handle has 830k followers. Divya Spandana’s Twitter posts snippets of her personal life. She also uses it to share her views with her fans and the world.
Divya Spandana Instagram does not exist as she has no active publicly owned account.
Divya Spandana Education :
Divya Spandana attended St. Hilda’s School in Ooty and the Sacred Heart School in Chennai.
While pursuing a career in modelling, she hoped to join a Mumbai-based designer studio after earning her bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She attended St. Joseph’s College of Commerce in Bangalore.
Divya Spandana Family :
Divya Spandana was born on November 29, 1982, to a single mother. Ranjitha’s mother was a member of the Congress party with political aspirations herself.
Ramya’s claimed grandfather was The former chief minister of Karnataka, S. M. Krishna. Her foster father, R. T. Narayan, was an industrialist who provided funding for her education since she did not receive government assistance. He was also a close friend of Ramya’s family.
A powerful industrialist, R. T. Narayan was her foster father. While her biological mother, Ranjitha, was a member of the Congress. She attended St. Hilda’s School in Ooty and the Sacred Heart School in Chennai.
Ramya lived with her foster father, R.T. Narayan, at the Taj West End hotel from the time she was in grade 8 through 2014, when he died. Afterward, she moved out; she later told an interviewer that this was for reasons related to her foster father’s death, though she didn’t explain further.
Ramya was rumoured to marry her boyfriend Raphael, a businessman from Dubai. Divya Spandana broke up with her Portuguese boyfriend because they wanted to keep living in their respective countries.
Divya Spandana Awards
Divya Spandana, aka Ramya, has been nominated and won various awards for her acting. We have mentioned them below.
South Indian International Movie Awards
- Sanju weds Geetha-best actress
- SIIMA awards in 20
Udaya Film Awards
- Amrithadhare-best actress
- Mussanjemaatu-best actress
- Sanju weds Geetha-best actress
- Udaya Film awards in the year 2005, 2008, and 2011 respectively.
Suvarna Film Awards
- Mussanjemaatu-favourite heroine
- Just Math Mathalli-favourite heroine
- Sanju weds Geetha-favourite heroine
- Best actress in 2008, 2010, and 2011 respectively.
Filmfare Awards South
- Tananam Tananam-best actress
- Sanju weds Geetha-best actress
- Filmfare awards in the years 2006 and 2011
Divya Spandana Acting Career
She started her career in the entertainment industry with her debut movie in Kannada, spoken in Karnataka, India. Later, she entered the Tamil cinema industry based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her first film, Kannada Abhi, came out in 2003, followed by a 2004 hit Tamil movie, Kuththu. Her screen name is Ramya.
Then, she starred in one more Tamil language film, Giri. Amrithadhare, Gowramma, and Aakash were her following three Kannada language films, and they were all hits at the box office. She received the status of a lead actress after those movies.
A remake of the 1975 film Julie saw her acting again. The movie, released in 2006, did not work well. Her next film Dattha, released in 2007, was more successful. She did not work in the movie until Jothe Jotheyali, released in 2010, succeeded.
In 2006, she received mixed reviews and average ratings for the Tamil film ‘Tananam Tananam.’ In addition to her work in Tananam Tananam, she appeared in the commercially successful movie Arasu.
She played a character of a sex worker in Mira Nair’s AIDS Jaago project, a film created to spread awareness about AIDS. She received favorable reviews for her role as a sex worker. Her commercial breakthrough came with the Tamil film Polladhavan after working in Tananam Tananam and Arasu.
In 2008, she starred in her first Kannada movie, “Mussanjemaatu.” She also starred in “Thoondil” later in the same year. Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu and Bombaat followed in 2009, along with her first Tamil film, “Vaaranam Aayiram.” She even dubbed her voice for that film.
She has worked in a series of romantic dramas: Just Math Mathalli, Jothegaara, Kiccha Huccha, and Singam Puli. Her big break came when cast as the female lead in Sanju Weds Geetha in 2012. She followed that with a leading role in Sidlingu in 2012.
She appeared in the semi-mythological film ‘Katari Veera Surasundarangi’ before leaving her acting career for a political career.
Divya Spandana Political Career
Divya Spandana’s congress career started when she became a member of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in 2012. In 2013, she won the by-election for the INC, becoming the Member of Parliament from Mandya constituency in Karnataka.
In the Indian general election of 2014, she competed against C. S. Puttaraju won a seat in the Mandya District constituency, but she came up short; approximately 5,500 votes defeated her. Despite rumours of her joining BJP following her mentor, S M Krishna, she remained in Congress.
In May of 2017, the social media manager was given reviving INC s social media team. She was then made national head of Congress’s digital team. She took over the social media team from Deepender Singh Hooda. Thanks to her efforts, Rahul Gandhi and the INC have rescheduled social media.
In August 2017, Divya Spandana’s congress IT team created the online campaign #AintNoCinderella to support Varnika Kundu, who was “chased and almost kidnapped “one night in Chandigarh. The campaign quickly went viral, and she has since been awarded the title of Amnesty International’s ‘Women’s Rights Activist of the Year’ for 2017.
As a result, Divya Spandana’s congress campaign garnered widespread international attention. She has been interviewed by BBC News, BBC Hindi, George Washington University’s Rhetoric Society, Channel 4 News, and other international outlets. She was also invited to speak at Tedx Teen 2017 in New York City about her experience with #AintNoCinderella.
In early October 2018, former politician Ramya started a hashtag, #AintNoCinderella, in response to rumours that government officials were restricting women’s freedom in India.
Ramya told the BBC, “Why shouldn’t women go out after midnight? I’m asking people like Mr. Bhatti who are to set curfew hours for us? I want to ask him who he is to question us? This is such a regressive mindset.”
On October 3, 2018, many news outlets claimed that she had reportedly stepped down from her post as the social media head of the Congress Party.
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