Anandha Kannan was an Indian actor and television host who worked in the Tamil film industry. He is best known as the host of the Tamil version of the gaming show “We Are Singaporeans.”
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Anandha Kannan was born in 1972 (age 49 years; at the time of death). He started his career as an actor and a host for television shows.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Wife & Children
Anandha Kannan got married to Rani Kanna, and together they have two children- Abrahaam Nithya Pandian (son), and Ava Kannan (daughter.)
Anandha started his career in Singapore as a host and actor for the Mediacorp owned television channel, Vasantham TV. This channel focused on the Indians who were living in Singapore. Anandhan Kannan worked in several shows and movies, and he bagged the lead role of Vikram Raj. The thirteen-part series ‘Kadhal Channel’ aired on the Singapore Tamil channel, Vasantham TV in 2012. Later, he moved to Chennai to work in Sun Music as their video jockey, and soon, he became one of the most popular VJs of his time. Anandha also got the opportunity to act in the Tamil science fantasy movie, Adhisaya Ulagam. He got the lead role in the movies ‘Mullum Malarum’ and ‘Ithanai Naalai Engirunthai,’ but unfortunately, both the movies were never released for the audience. He played a cameo role in Venkat Prabhu’s movie ‘Saroja’ (2008). Anadha hosted five seasons of the Tamil game show ‘Savaal Singapore’ from 2013 to 2018.
Awards & Honours
He was awarded the ‘International Youth Icon’ award at the World Universities Tamil Conference in 2013.
He received the Television Actors Guild Award (South India) in ‘Best Actor’ category.
He also got the Pradhana Vizha award for Best Host (Info-Ed) in 2011.
In the beginning of 2021, Anandha Kannan was diagnosed with a rare bile-duct cancer, and he began his treatment for the same since then. However, things got serious few days back and he was hospitalised, and unfortunately, he passed away on 16 August 2021 as the infection had spread throughout his body. The sudden death of Anandha left the whole Tamily film industry shocked and condolences for the family started pouring in. The Tamil actor, director, and filmmaker, Venkat Prabhu, made a tweet on his Twitter account and offered his condolences to the family.
A great friend a great human is no more!! #RIPanandakannan my deepest condolences pic.twitter.com/6MtEQGcF8q
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) August 16, 2021
Anandha was a part of the social media campaign of Singapore Government which they started to spread awareness regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and how people can stay safe during these trying times.
In May 2021, IBC Tamil released a documentary about the festival of Thudumbattam on their YouTube channel. This documentary was hosted and narrated by Anandha Kannan. The documentary was shot in Tamil Nadu and before the COVID-19 pandemic struck India.