Interview with RJ-VJ Anandha Kannan

By Ergo Correspondent

Four years back, Anandha Kannan moved out of hometown Singapore to head to Namma Chennai to pursue theatre studies, after getting a scholarship with Koothu-p-patarai. Now, we all know him as a popular game show host through various programmes in Sun TV and more recently as a Radio City RJ.

Recalling his first few days in Chennai, Anandha Kannan says he started dabbling with TV to earn a quick buck. “I did programmes for Vijay TV and was working part-time mainly for money. After a month, I auditioned for Sun Music and got through and that is how it all began.”

He shot to instant fame with his bold streaks and his bright clothes when he started off as a VJ. He proclaims that the white spikes he sported was his craziest makeover ever.

“I dared to do all that and considered myself a clown to entertain people.” Dressing up was a hobby for him, and now it has turned into serious business, with him running the Kodambakkam outlet of the popular saloon chain Naturals.

Three years of VJing must have been fun. But what made him quit at the peak of his popularity? “I get bored easily,” pat comes the reply. “Even while I was with Sun Music I kept shifting through different shows and fought for new shows. Any new show and I would make sure I’m a part of it. I had a great time there.”

While television was on one side, he ventured into Radio and now hosts ‘The Radio City Joy Ride’ during evenings. But interestingly neither RJing nor VJing is as challenging enough as acting for him.

“RJing and VJing require me to be myself which is easy, whereas a lot of research has to go in for acting. I have to analyse the character and get into its skin.”

After the not so successful TV serial Sindhubad, currently he is associated with a cinema, which is at the scripting stage, “It is something very close to my heart and I am also one of the core writers.” he says.

Photo: R. Ravindran


12 Responses to “Interview with RJ-VJ Anandha Kannan”

  1. mani on October 20th, 2010 9:10 pm

    hi sir i mani u know me ooty mani

  2. harjith on August 14th, 2011 1:18 pm

    your so cute and handsome, i like ur interviews verymuch. are u married kanna?

  3. kirthika on August 29th, 2011 4:48 pm

    hi kannan.this is kirthika.i like ur way of VJ.i m great fan of urs.u r so smart

  4. S Bhuvaneswari on March 8th, 2012 2:22 pm

    i miss u madly

  5. sruthy rakesh on June 25th, 2012 11:21 am

    will u marry me plllllllllllllllllsssssssssssssss…………..
    i love you kanna……………………

  6. sruthy rakesh on June 25th, 2012 11:25 am

    kanna, i m frm kerala.
    do u like to marry a girl frm kerala?
    if u like it, i shall come to chennai. ok . love u so much………………….

  7. Sunanya on August 18th, 2012 9:06 pm

    HI….MY DR Kanna……………..

    M Die hard fan of u…..
    i jzt want meet u 1ce in ma lyf….will u………………..

  8. Vilva on October 3rd, 2012 2:38 am

    Gals keep away. He’s married with kids

  9. sathish on November 11th, 2012 3:40 pm

    i like you very much. I want to be a VJ. See me on FACEBOOK. Search by my mail id

  10. Shan on March 24th, 2013 5:15 pm

    Brother i want to join in vj plz help me to join vj iS my life plz..

  11. Shan on March 24th, 2013 5:16 pm

    Brother i want to join in vj plz

  12. Divya on May 18th, 2013 7:28 pm

    Hi, kanna i like u very very much . I miss u a lot pls again come as a vj or else give a re-entry as a film hero. I m divya from Andaman if u r unmarried then pls first consider me. I m in facebook with name Divya Dharsini. I luv u sooooo…… much and miss uuuuuuuu darling.

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