Swarnamalya (Indian actress) Age, Wiki, Bio & Facts.
Born Name: Swarnamalya Ganesh
Date of Birthday: 22 April 1981
Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation: Dancer, Actress, Television host
Spouse(s): Arjun Rajaraman(m.2002;div.2004)
TV shows: Thekkathi Ponnu, Thangam
Nominations: Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress

Swarnamalya is an Indian actress and TV anchor as well as a trained Bharathanatyam dancer. Over the years, she has anchored several shows, acted in films across various languages and performed on many stages worldwide. She is a famous classical dancer. She received the award 'Yuvakala Bharat' at the age of 17. She first gained fame from the Sun TV show Ilamai Pudhumai.

Early life
She is from Tamil family. She is a Sociology graduate from MOP Vaishnav College where she was the student President. She went on to do her Diploma in Acting for Camera from San Jose State University, California, United States. She also has a Masters in Bharathanatyam and Ph. D in Dance History from Madras University. She received initial training with Smt. K. J. Sarasa for ten years, and had her further learning with Bhagavatulu Sri. B. Seetharama Sharma of Kalakshetra.

Film career
She started out performing in stage plays. Later, she made her film debut through Maniratnam's Alaipayuthey, where she played the role of Shalini's elder sister Poorni.

Despite receiving more acting offers, Swarnamalya's career as a lead actress was not successful. High-profile films such as Manobala's Naan Paata Ninepaethellam opposite Ramesh Aravind, a remake of the Hindi film Abhimaan (1973), were dropped soon after launch.

Later on she moved on playing supporting roles in films like Mozhi and Engal Anna.

Television career
She began as a television anchor in Sun TV's show Illamai Pudumai. She also was the anchor of Vijay TV's Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru Part 2. Later on she began acting in serials starting with Anbulla Sneghithi alongside Anu Hassan. After this, she also acted in serials like Bharathiraja's Thekkathu Ponnu, Jaya TV's Vandhaale Maharasi, Revathi's Yaathumaagi Nindraal and also played a small role in Sun TV's Thangam.

Personal life
Swarnamalya was born to advocate parents Ganesh Sharma and Malini and was the eldest among the 2 children. She also has a younger sister. Swarnamalya married Arjun Rajaraman in 2002. After their marriage, the couple moved to United States and reportedly within one year of her marriage, Swarnamalya returned to India to act in movies. Reportedly, this eventually led to their divorce in 2004.

Source: Wikipedia

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