Sanchana Natarajan is an Indian actress and model who primarily works in the Tamil and Telegu entertainment industry. In 2019, she came into the limelight after she appeared in the Malayalam film Dear Friend in which she played the role of Amudha.
Sanchana Natarajan was born on Sunday, 31 December 1995 (age 27 years; as of 2022) in Chennai, India. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Sanchana did her schooling at CSI Jessie Moses School in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Soon after completing her schooling, Sanchana pursued a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai. During her college days, she became fascinated with modelling and acting and started participating in various theatrical events in college. In an interview, while talking about her interest in acting and modelling, Sanchana said,
However, I always loved being in the spotlight even as a child.”
A childhood image of Sanchana Natarajan
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Sanchana belongs to a Tamil family in Chennai.
Parents & Siblings
Sanchana Natarajan’s mother’s name is Gowri Natrajan. She is the only child of her parents.
Sanchana Natarajan with her family
Sanchana Natarajan follows Hinduism.
Sanchana Natarajan walked the ramp for Tamil Nadu-based choreographers and designers like Sunil Menon, Srini Subramanian and Dalu. In 2012, she participated in the Miss South India pageant. In 2017, Sanchana participated in the Femina Miss India Tamil Nadu. She was one of the three finalists in the beauty pageant and ended up runner-up. In a media interview, Sanchana talked about her career in modelling and said,
I started walking the ramp for choreographers and designers like Sunil Menon, Srini Subramanian and Dalu; in 2012 I went on to participate in the Miss South India pageant.I think fashion is more like cricket where you need a skilled batsman, bowler and fielders to put up a good match. Similarly, in my field, designer, fashion choreographers and models all play equal roles — we all work like a team so I can’t pick a favourite.”
In 2017, Sanchana Natrajan walked the ramp at the Madras Couture Fashion Week
In 2013, Sanchana won the Tamil reality show Pesum Kadhanayagi, a talent hunt show for Tamil-speaking actresses, following which, Sanchana got the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Balaji Sakthivel’s film Ra Ra Rajasekhar; however, owing to the financial problems faced by the producers, the film remained unreleased. In an interview, Sanchana talked about the same and said,
This reality show was a stepping stone to success as I got the offer to act in films like Nerungi Va Muthamidadhey, Balaji Sakthivel’s Ra Ra Rajasekar and others. Yes, I’m acting with Superstar in one of his upcoming films. I’m absolutely thrilled to act with a legend like him — it’s certainly a dream come true.”
In 2014, Sanchana made her acting debut with the Tamil film Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe in which she played the role of Maya’s friend. In 2016, she worked in the Tamil film Irudhi Suttru in which she played the role of a boxing student. The Tamil film, Irudhi Suttru, was filmed simultaneously in Hindi and titled ‘Saala Khadoos.’ In 2021, she appeared in the Tamil film Jagame Thandhiram opposite Karthik Subbaraj and Dhanush. In a media interview, Sanchana talked about the Tamil film and said that actor Dhanush inspired her. She quoted,
I feel my journey has been worth my while. I wouldn’t have gotten an opportunity to work with Karthik Subbaraj sir and Dhanush sir if I had taken a different path.I was a little nervous, but he made me feel comfortable. I sat there all day, watching him act and dance with so much ease. Be it the first take or the third take, he brings the same amount of energy to his performance. That level of consistency is something to look up to Dhanush sir is like Chitti, the robot, he grasps his character to the fullest, and I am very happy that Karthik has cast me in this film too.”
Subsequently, Sanchana has appeared in various films like Guru (2017), Nota (2018), 2.0 (2018), Game Over (2018), and Dear Friend (2018).
Sanchan Natarajan as Kalaavathi Varadarajan in a still from the Tamil film Nota (2018)
In 2017, Sanchana made her digital debut with the Balaji Mohan written and directed Telegu series As I’m Suffering From Kadhal in which she played the role of Divya. In an interview, she discussed her web series As I’m Suffering From Kadhal and said she earned a massive following after working in the Telegu series. She quoted,
The attention that I’ve garnered is something I did not expect. But what is more exciting is that people come up to me and discuss my character at length.You could say I’m 90 per cent of what Divya is. I too, believe in love, but marriage is a concept that I find hard to believeLike every other girl, I too dreamed of a big wedding, but as I grew up, my views changed. I thought that people would assume my character was quite self- centered for not wanting marriage. I was surprised that the opposite happened! We even got tweets from many saying that the series has made them re-think marriage and relationships. In fact, even my parents found it logical and legitimate for someone to not want marriage.”
Sanchana Natarajan (right) as Divya in a still from the Tamil series As I’m Suffering From Kadhal (2017)
In 2022, she appeared in the Sony Liv Tamil web series Kaiyum Kalavum in which she played the role of Anbu.
Sanchana Natarajan as Anbu in a still from the Sony Liv Tamil web series Kaiyum Kalavum (2022)
In 2010, Sanchana Natarajan made her television debut with the Star Vijay’s Telegu show Kana Kaanum Kaalangal Kalloori Sallai in which she played the role of Sanjana.
In 2022, Sanchana Natarajan was nominated for South Indian International Movie Awards for best supporting actor in female for the Tamil short film Thirantha Puthagam.
- Sanchana Natarajan is also known by the name Sanju Mohan.
- In a media interview, Sanchana Natarajan talked about the roles she likes to play and said that she is fascinated by playing broken characters. she said,
I am not necessarily attracted to characters that are just classy or perfect. I should be able to connect with them on some level. I am fascinated with characters that are a little salty, where they fight with themselves. I am inclined towards playing broken characters because, I think, in a way, we are all broken.”
- Sanchana Natarajan has appeared in Tamil short films like Thirantha Puthagam (2017) and Break Free (2020).
Sanchana Natrajan played the role of Satya in the Tamil short film Break Free (2020)
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
An Instagram story of Sanchana Natarajan about her food habit
- In an interview with a media house, Sanchana revealed that she is a loud person.
- Sanchana is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Kuppus. She often shares pictures on Instagram featuring her pet dog Kuppus.
Sanchana Natarajan and her pet dog, Kuppus