Earlier this year, Anandha Kannan was diagnosed with an extremely uncommon form of bile-duct cancer. He was 48 years old. A close friend of Anandha’s, Venkat Prabhu, broke the news over social media.
By Vaishali Pandey
In Tamil cinema, Anandha Kannan was a well-known actor and a Video Jockey. His cause of death was reportedly bile-duct an uncommon form of cancer. He was 48 years old. In the 90s and early 2000s, he is known for his famous hosting popular Tamil shows. The news of his death has sent shockwaves across the Tamil community.
Venkat Prabhu Broke this news
Anandha’s close friend and director of the Tamil film industry, Venkat Prabhu, broke the news through his social media accounts. He shared Anandha’s image through Twitter and wrote in his tweet, “A great friend a great human is no more!! #RIPanandakannan my deepest condolences.”
Many people have sent their condolences since then, from all parts of the country.
Anandha Kannan began his career as an actor and host at Singapore Vasantham TV. After that, he relocated to Chennai and began working as a video jockey for Sun Music, where he became one of the most prominent video jockeys of his time. Among the Tamils in Singapore, he was well-known for presenting a variety of programmes, including the 5 seasons of the Tamil version of We Are Singaporeans, Savaal Singapore on the Mediacorp Vasantham Channel.
He had a cameo appearance in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja (2008). After this, Anandha Kannan went on to play a full part in the science fiction Tamil film Adisaya Ulagam (2012).
At the 2013 World Universities Tamil Conference, Anandha Kannan received the International Youth Icon Award, and he was named Best Actor by the Television Actors Guild (South India). For Savaal Singapore, he was also named Best Host.