Anikha debuted as a child artist in the Malayalam film Kadha Thodarunnu. What made her massive success in Kollywood was her film with Ajith Kumar titled Yennai Arindhal directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. She was adored and warmly welcomed into Tamil cinema, earning even more recognition with her recent role yet again as Ajith and Nayanthara’s daughter in the film Viswasam. Anikha’s role was powerful, meaty and she also turned out to be quite the social media sensation. This 15-year-old is steadily making her niche in the South film industry with her charm and impeccable talent today having done 15 films and a series titled QUEEN in just 10 years. Talk about prodigy!
Sadhana – Best Child Artist – Critic, for Peranbu
Sadhana Venkatesan is director Ram’s vision and this 15-year-old has excelled in her skill already. With her role as Chellama in Thanga Meengal, we thought this young teenager had peaked too soon, until we met her again as Paapa in the film Peranbu, starring Mammooty and Anjali. The transition from a girl to a woman when brought up by a single father, was effectively conveyed through her performance. It deservingly drew the attention of critics, receiving wide acclaim and it was noted that the way she internalised the character showed clear skill in the craft as well as a passion for the art.