Darshana Rajendran is an Indian actress and playback singer who works predominantly in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. She is known for roles in the films Mayanadhi (2017), Virus (2019), and Kavan (2017).
Darshana Rajendran was born on Friday, 17 June 1988 (age 34 years; as of 2022). Darshana did her schooling at International Indian School Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Gregorian Public School in Ernakulam. She then graduated with mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and pursued a master’s degree in financial economics from the City, University of London. Darshana worked in the field of Microeconomics at the Institute of Financial Management and Research (also known as IFMR), Chennai. Darshana got interested in theatre and became a theatre artist, who worked in small plays, during the time she was in IFMR.
childhood picture of Darshana Rajendran with her mother
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 30-28-32
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Rajendran NV. Darshana’s mother, Neeraja Rajendran, is an Indian actress. She has a sister, Bhavana Rajendran, who is a theatre artist in Bangalore.
Darshana Rajendran’s family picture
Darshana Rajendran’s maternal grandfather, the late Dr N. Chandrasekharan Nair, was honoured with Padma Shri Award in 2020 as a recognition of his exceptional and distinguished service in the field of Literature and Education.
Darshana Rajendran’s maternal grandfather with his Padma Shri Award
Darshana made her acting debut with the 2014 Malayalam film ‘John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu’ in which she played the role of Dr Anna Paul.
Darshana Rajendran in a still from the film’ John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu’
She appeared in the romantic film ‘Mayaanadhi’ in 2017. Darshana appeared as Anumol Sebastian in the Malayalam film ‘C U Soon’ (2020) which was released on Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime film ‘C U Soon’ featuring Darshana Rajendran
In 2021, Darshana played the role of Archana Pillai in the Netflix film ‘Irul.’
Darshana Rajendran in the Netflix film ‘Irul’ (2021)
Darshana has also appeared in the psychological drama film ‘Koode’ (2018). Then in 2019, Darshana Rajendran shared the screen with her actor mother, Neeraja Rajendran, in the film ‘Virus.’ In 2022, Darshana Rajendran played the role of a college student named Darshana in the film ‘Hridyam.’
Darshana Rajendran in the film ‘Hridyam’ (2022)
Darshana Rajendran was seen playing the role of Jannath in the film ‘Dear Friend’ (2022).
Darshana Rajendran as Jannath in the film ‘Dear Friend’
In 2015, Darshana made her acting debut in the Tamil film industry with the film ‘Moone Moonu Varthai.’She appeared in the films Kavan (2017), Irumbu Thirai (2018), and Theeviram (2020).
In 2017, Darshana worked as a playback singer in the song ‘Bavra Mann’ from the film Mayaanadhi. She was also the playback singer in the songs ‘Kattuneerin Chaalilayi’ and ‘Darshana’ from the films ‘Sarcas Circa 2020’ and ‘Hridayam,’ respectively.
- Darshana used to work in Finance before she quit her job to pursue acting full time.
- The theatre groups in Chennai where Darshana Rajendran worked are Perch, The Little Theatre, Theatre Y, Stray Factory, Evam, and The Boardwalkers.
- Darshana also acted in the Hindi web series titled Unpaused: Naya Safar (2022) and the Tamil web series ‘Ctrl Alt Del’ (2016).
Darshana Rajendran in the Tamil web series ‘Ctrl Alt Del’
- In an interview, while talking about her interests, Darshana said,
I started to pick up calligraphy and the guitar, I learned to compost and make bio-enzymes recently, and to read and write Urdu over the lockdown.
- Darshana was nominated for SIIMA Awards 2021 for best actress in a leading role in the film ‘C U Soon’
- Darshana Rajendran is a storyteller and often shares pictures while narrating stories to school children on social media.
Darshana Rajendran narrating tales to students from Global Public School in 2017