Devadarshini is an Indian actress who appears in Tamil- and Telugu-language films and television series. She began her career as a television anchor before venturing into acting, first in television and then in films. She mainly appears in supporting roles and often performs comic roles. She has performed in television serials including Marmadesam and Athipookal. She has also participated in Jodi Number One, a dance reality show with her husband Chetan.
Devadarshini was born in Chennai to a Tamil-speaking family. She studied commerce in college and later gained a master's degree in Applied Psychology.While still in college, she began anchoring television shows. She was then offered an opportunity to act in the Doordarshan serial Kanavugal Ilavasam, which led to her landing a role in the mystery series Marmadesam by Naga. She was introduced in Ramany Vs Ramany Part I – Episode 21, which was also directed by Naga. Devadarshini became part of the series' second installment, Vidathu Karuppu, which she considers a "big turning point" in her life as it established her in the industry.She has also played several pivotal roles in cult serials like Annamalai, Kolangal, Athipookal, Poovilangu among many others.She won her the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian for Parthiban Kanavu (2003). She played the lead role in Sakthi Pirakuthu (2010), a film made by an NGO. After Muni 2: Kanchana (2011), she was continuously doing humorous characters.
In 2002, Devadarshini married Chetan, a television actor. They first worked together on Marmadesam. Her daughter Niyati made her debut in 96 portraying the younger version of her mother's character.