Divya Spandana (born 29 November 1982), who was known professionally as Ramya(Kannada: ರಮ್ಯಾ Ramyā), is an Indian film actress and politician.
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Divya Spandana (born 29 November 1982), who was known professionally as Ramya(Kannada: ರಮ್ಯಾ Ramyā), is an Indian film actress and politician. She primarily works inKannada film industry, but also appears inTamil and Telugu language films. Ramya is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South, anUdaya Award, and a Karnataka State Film Award.
￼Member of Parliament, Lok SabhaIn office
August 2013 – 18 May 2014Preceded byN. Chaluvaraya SwamySucceeded byC. S. PuttarajuConstituencyMandyaPersonal detailsBorn
29 November 1982(age 36)
Bangalore, Karnataka,IndiaPolitical partyIndian National CongressOccupationActress, Politician
Ramya made her acting debut in the 2003 Kannada-language film Abhi. Although she has sporadically worked in Tamil and Telugu films her work in Kannada film industry garnered her greater attention; she won theUdaya Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the Amrithadhare (2005) andTananam Tananam (2006) respectively. Her performance as the eponymous heroine in the 2011 romantic drama Sanju Weds Geethagarnered her further critical success and aKarnataka State Film Award for Best Actress. Ramya has also starred in the 2011 blockbuster fantasy film Katari Veera Surasundarangi and other commercially successful films including he 2016 epic-fantasy Nagarahavu.
Spandana joined the Indian National Congressin 2012 as a member of its youth wing; she later won a 2013 by-election to become aMember of Parliament for Mandyaconstituency in Karnataka, but was defeated in a general elections the following year. She has been appointed as the head of Congress' digital media team and had been credited by media outlets for having transformed the political party's image on social media.
Awards and Nominations
External linksDivya Spandana aka Ramya denies reports of quitting Congress' social media cell
Congress social media cell incharge Divya Spandana Ramya has denied reports suggesting that she has either resigned or been sacked from her post.
Ramya told ET on Wednesday noon that the reports which saying she was removed from her post were "silly", and brushed aside some suggestions she was joining the BJP.
Speculation on her resignation began after Ramya deleted from Twitter her bio describing herself as the social media incharge of Congress. Normally a prolific tweeter, the actor-turned-politician has not