Divya Spandana (born 29 November 1982), who was known professionally as Ramya (Kannada: ರಮ್ಯಾ Ramyā), is an Indian film actress and politician who was the Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Mandya, Karnataka. She primarily works in Kannada film industry, but also appears in Tamil and Telugu language films. Ramya is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South, an Udaya Award, and a Karnataka State Film Award.
Spandana 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 the Udaya Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the Amrithadhare (2005) and Tananam Tananam (2006) respectively. Her performance as the eponymous heroine in the 2011 romantic drama Sanju Weds Geetha garnered her further critical success and a Karnataka 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 Congress in 2012 as a member of its youth wing; she later won a 2013 by-election to become a Member of Parliament for Mandya constituency in Karnataka, but was defeated in a general elections the following year.
Last update: 11 March 2020
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