Radhika Kumaraswamy

Radhika Kumaraswamy

Radhika Kumaraswamy (1986-0) is a Kannada Actress known for the movies Ninagagi(2002), Thavarige Baa Thangi(2002), Mani(2003)

Other NamesKutty Radhika,Radhika
Date Of Birth12 November 1986
Age37 years 6 months 18 days
Place Of BirthMangalore, Karnataka
DaughterShamika K. Swamy
HusbandsH. D. Kumaraswamy(m. 2006;politician) , Ratan Kumar(m.2000-2002)
Debut MovieNeela Megha Shama
Wiki Pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhika_Kumaraswamy
Facebook Profilehttps://www.facebook.com/Radhika-Kumarswamy-1412808622287191/
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Weight56 Kg
Favorite SportsTennis
FatherDevraj Shetty
Height5 feet 4 inches (163cm)


Radhika Kumaraswamy credited as Radhika, is an Indian film actress and producer. She has primarily appeared in Kannada films and is a lead actress in the Kannada film industry in the early 2000s.

Childhood, Family, Personal Life

 Radhika was born on 11 November 1986 in Mangalore, Karnataka to Devraj Shetty (Father). She has a younger brother.

She lives with her Parents, brother & Grandmother.

First Marriage: Radhika at the tender age of 14 was married to Ratan Kumar of kankanady at at the Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kateel in November 2014. Her mother asked for the annulment of the marriage as she was just a minor back then. Ratan accused her father of snatching her away from him. Ratan Kumar died of heart attack in 2002, he was alleged to have abused her.

Marriage to H D Kumaraswamy: HD Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Son of Former Prime Minister H D DeveGowda & Radhika had kept their relationship secret for a long time, in 2010 she came in the open and disclosed that they were married back in 2006. Industry, Fans & Friends have accepted the fact without much fuss. 

Radhika & Kumaraswamy have a daughter named "Shamika K. Swamy" (born 2009)

Radhika Kumaraswamy family: husband H D kumaraswamy & daughter Shamika k Swamy

Radhika Kumaraswamy family: husband H D kumaraswamy & daughter Shamika k Swamy

radhika's father

Radhika's father

Movie Career

Radhika started her acting career with the Kannada film Neela Megha Shyama (2002) when she had just completed her ninth standard. She was just 15 at the time, it was directed by Raj Kishor, starring opposite Srujan Lokesh & Ravi Shankar.

Her next films like Mani, Ninagagi, Tavarige Baa Tangi established her as an actress.

As Shivaraj Kumar's sister: She has acted as sister to Shivarajkumar in movies like Thavarige Baa ThangiAnna Thangitheir performances together were so much appreciated that they are officially "brother-sister" in the Kannada industry. She sends Raaki to Shivarajkumar on every Rakshabandhan.

Tamil Debut: Radhika appeared in Iyarkai, a 2003 Tamil Romantic Drama movie directed by S.P.Jananathan starring Shaam, Arun Vijay.

Telugu Debut: Bhadradri Ramudu, a 2004 Telugu movie where she acted as Seetha is her first movie in Telugu.


Radhika Kumaraswamy: Photos, Pictures

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Radhika Kumaraswamy: Videos

'Lucky' Radhika Interview
'Lucky' Radhika Interview
Radhika Kumaraswamy & team of rudratandava team interview
Radhika Kumaraswamy & team of rudratandava team interview
Radhika Kumaraswamy on her fitness
Radhika Kumaraswamy on her fitness

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. She walks on treadmill for 10-15 minutes everyday, drinks carrot juice which she prepares herself, she says its good for both skin and eyes.
  2. She wanted to continue her studying, but busy schedules kept her away
  3. She works out everyday, she had become little fat early in career and was scared by the directors who joked "you can always play as the mother"
  4. She is a fan of dancing, she wants to dance like Madhuri Dixit
  5. She likes Ninagaagi, Anna Thangi, Anatharau among her movies
  6. Her husband Kumaraswamy calls her "Chinnu" while she calls him "Ree"
  7. She got nicknames "Sweety", "Paapu" from her roles in the movies
  8. She doesn't like politics, she wants to stay away from it.
  9. Shashidhar Belagumbe an advocate filed a complaint against H D Kumaraswamy for marrying Radhika without divorcing his first wife and thus violating the Hindu Marriage Act.
  10. Radhika was so keen on acting that she would appear on the sets with makeup as early as 6.30 if the shooting is scheduled for 7.30
  11. Her daughter Shamika calls her "Akka" (sister), she is said to imitate her uncle who calls Radhika Akka
  12. Radhika wants to act after marriage, she wants to do all kinds of roles, glamorous roles too, but doesn't like much exposure.
  13. She likes to Act with Puneeth, Sudeep, Darshan, Shivarajkumar in future.
  14. Since Childhood she had always dreamed of becoming an actress.
  15. Radhika & her co-star Vijay Raghavendra have been close friends since their movie Ninagaagi.
  16. She likes Tennis and wants her daughter Shamika to be a Tennis player.
  17. Radhika is a self confessed foodie, she like chocolates, especially dark chocolates, dry fruits, Eggs(white) among other things.
  18. She stayed away from movies for 5-6 years, she says she missed that time.
  19. Actress Ramya & Radhika are close friends.

Radhika Kumaraswamy: Filmography (26)

(All Radhika Kumaraswamy Movies)
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2015 Rudra Thandava[Actress(Jhanavi)]
2013 Sweety[Actress(Priya),Producer]
2012 Lucky[Producer]
2008 Navashakthi Vaibhava[Actress]
2007 Janapada[Actress]
2007 Amrutha Vani[Actress(Sumathi)]
2007 Anatharu[Actress(Putti)]
2006 Mandya[Actress(Ganga)]
2006 Hetthavara Kanasu[Actress]
2006 Hatavadi[Actress(Anisha)]
2006 Good Luck[Actress(Mandakini)]
2006 Odahuttidavalu[Actress]
2005 Rishi[Actress(Spoorthi)]
2005 Masala[Actress]
2005 Auto Shankar[Actress]
2005 Anna Thangi[Actress(Lakshmi)]
2003 Thayi Illada Thabbali[Actress]
2003 Ooh La Laa[Actress]
2003 Hudugigagi[Actress]
2003 Mane Magalu[Actress]
2003 Mani[Actress]
2002 Neela Megha Shyama[Actress]
2002 Ninagagi[Actress(Madhu)]
2002 Prema Khaidi[Actress]
2002 Romeo Juliet[Actress]
2002 Thavarige Baa Thangi[Actress(Lakshmi)]


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  1. At least once in my life, I want to take home the National Award
  2. I've been working out at the gym, irrespective of whether I was shooting or not, and I've maintained my figure. I can still give other heroines a run for their money