Jyothika Saravanan was born to Chander Sadanah, a film producer, and Seema Sadanah a Punjabi Muslim on October 18, 1978 in Mumbai. She did her schooling in Chembur Muslim School in Mumbai. She married actor Surya Sivakumar on September 11, 2006. The couple have a daughter, named Diya, who was born in 2007. She has a half sister Nagma (original name Nandita) also an actress, from her mother's previous marriage.
Her first Tamil movie as a lead artist was Poovellam Kettuppar with Surya Sivakumar. She starred in Kushi, for which she won the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award, Mugavari, Thenali and Dumm Dumm Dumm. In 2003 she starred in Dhool with Vikram, in Kaaka Kaaka with Surya and in Thirumalai with Joseph Vijay. In 2004, she acted in her first dual role in Perazhagan and received the Dinakaran Best Actress Award, and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress.
In Chandramukhi she played a woman suffering from a mental illness for which she won another Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Her performances in movies like Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal followed. She also acted in the Radha Mohan-directed Mozhi, where she played a deaf and mute girl and in Gautham Menon's Pachaikili Muthucharam and in Manikanda.LATEST CARS AND MOBILES MASALA ACTRESS SPICY ACTRESS BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS