Biography: Archana Mariyappan

Updated: Jan 17, 2021

Archana is a successful entrepreneur and upcoming actress in Tamil TV and movie industry. Known for her antagonist character roles in Tamil soap operas, Archana was born and raised in a modest middle-class family in the temple town of Kumbakonam, TamilNadu (India). Archana completed her studies in her native town. Her passion includes singing. Archana started singing at a very early age. This perhaps was her first step towards work in entertainment industry.

Actress, mother, entrepreneur and a down-to-earth human being. That defines Actress Archana (Also known as Archana Mariyappan).

Following her father’s death Archana moved to the capital city of her State - Chennai, about 273 kms east from her place of birth. This move eventually paved way to her entry into Tamil film industry (nicknamed Kollywood).

Archana never intended to become an actress. In fact she is far too conservative and introvert to be one. In an interview to Dinamalar - a Tamil Daily, Archana mentioned that a family friend referred and introduced her to the tinseltown upon her move to Chennai. Her singing skills and voice turned out to be her plus.

Thiruvilayadal Arambam is the first film for Archana as an actress. Having played alongside leading Tamil actor Dhanush, she followed up with notable movies such as Nadodigal, Thottaal poo malarum, Theeya Veela Seyyanum kumaaru, Vaalu, Muthina Kathirikka and more. Following her reasonably successful stint in films, Archana made her first appearance on TV through Tamil serial Azhagi (Translation: Beautiful). Aptly named for her indeed. Her performance in antagonist character on the serial shot her to the fame and “Azhaghi” Archana became a household name. After Azhaghi, she followed doing her antagonist roles on several serials such as (but not limited to) Ponoonjal, Kannaamoochi, Valli etc.,

Now seperated Archana along with her ex-husband owns a small business named H Studios (A photo and videography company). Talking about her future plans, Archana in her interview to Dinamalar, hinted at her concern about food security and food wastage. Her future ambitions include owning cold storages to preserve food from being wasted. Very noble ambition indeed.

We wish her all the best for her dreams to get fulfilled.


  • Birthday : Feb 9th

  • Favorite Passtime - Cooking

  • Archana's favorite food is Kuppanna Biriyani

  • Her first performance as actress is being a model in Jewelry ad

  • Archana is Moody and silent

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