Kanaka is born to Devadoss
and the famous actress Devika. In 2007 she married an
engineer from the U.S.
She started her career as the heroine in Karakattakaran
-1989, a movie based on the Tamil rural dance Karakattam,
along with Tamil film stars Ramarajan, Goundamani and
Senthil. It was a blockbuster movie which ran more than a
year. She starred with many major stars like Rajnikanth,
Prabhu, Karthik, Vijayakanth, SarathKumar, etc.
She also starred in a few Telugu and Malayalam movies with
major stars like Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her Malayalam
debut, Godfather, was an all-time hit in Kerala, and ran for