Deepika Venkatachalam is an Indian actress, social media influencer, and speech-language pathologist. She is known for playing the role of Abi in the Tamil web series ‘Kana Kaanum Kaalangal’ (2022), which premiered on Disney+ Hotstar.
Deepika Venkatachalam was born on Thursday, 4 December 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2023) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
She completed high school at Reserve Bank Staff Quarters School, Besant Nagar, Chennai and senior secondary school studies at Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. She pursued a bachelor’s in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Madras ENT Research Foundation Pvt Ltd in Chennai. Later, she did a master’s in Speech Difficulties at the University of Sheffield, UK. Chennai Insider She did a crash course on digital marketing and influencer marketing.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Nagesh Venkatachalam, is a banker. Her mother, Jothi Venkatachalam, is a nurse. She has an elder sister named Sneha Venkatachalam, who is a table tennis player.
She got married to Raja Vetri Prabhu in May 2023. They met in 2017 when they both used to make videos on TikTok and Instagram. Soon, they became good friends with each other. They dated each other for almost 2 years before getting married. The couple has also worked together in the Tamil web series ‘Kana Kaanum Kaalangal’ (2022).
Reportedly, Deepika Venkatachalam has dated the content creator and doctor Sughear Kumar (popularly known as Sugi Vijay) for a long time. The couple was seen together in a few music videos.
In 2017, Deepika started making lip-sync videos and dance videos on TikTok. Soon she started getting numerous views on her videos and became popular. However, after the ban of TikTok in India, she started making Instagram reels. In 2019, she appeared in the Tamil music video ‘Single 2.0,’ which was uploaded on the YouTube channel Semma Gethu Studios.
In the same year, she appeared in the music video of the Tamil song ‘Neenda Dhooram,’ uploaded on the YouTube channel TrendMusic. She made her debut as an actress in season 1 of the Tamil web series ‘Kana Kaanum Kaalangal’ (2022), which premiered on Disney+ Hotstar. She played the role of Abi in the web series. The following year, she also appeared in season 2 of the web series.
- Best Influencer of the Year in 2021
- Most Loved Influencer at Digital Rockstars Awards in 2022
- Icon of Style & Swag award at the Galatta Digital Awards in 2022
- ‘Special Mentions – Digital’ title at She Tamil Nakshatram Awards in 2023
- Inspiring Influencer of the Year in 2023
She got a tree tattoo inked on her right forearm.
- Apart from being an actress, she is also a national-level table tennis player. She has also served as a table tennis coach at the University of Sheffield, UK.
- She often endorses Zouk bags on her Instagram handle.
- She is associated with some social campaigns like “Cook for Covid,” “It’s Okay Girl,” and “Break D Stereotrypes.”
- She has a blog website named ‘SagittoSpeechie’ where she writes blogs about fashion, food, travel, books, mental health, and speech-language pathology.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Apart from her acting, she is also known for her philanthropic activities.
- She is a dog lover.