Veteran actor Rajanikanth’s daughter Soundarya Rajanikanth tied the knot with actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi in a south Indian ritual on Monday (Feb 11) at the Leela palace Hotel in Chennai.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was among the guests and so was actor Kamal Haasan, whom the 2.0 star invited last week.
Earlier, news agency ANI shared a photo of the father of the bride waving at the shutterbugs stationed outside the hotel and also a picture of the bride all ready to walk down the aisle. Soundarya’s make-up artist Prakruthi Ananth also shared that Soundarya has opted for Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla couture for her big day. The photographers also got a glimpse of groom Vishagan Vanangamudi arriving at the venue with his family.
Tamil Nadu: Newly married couple Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi, the two tied knot at The Leela Palace hotel in Chennai today. pic.twitter.com/2Vo6N8KTiK— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2019
Tamil Nadu: Actor Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth and actor Vishagan Vanangamudi arrive at The Leela Palace hotel in Chennai where they are tying the knot today. pic.twitter.com/CRE1zWp3rk— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2019
Before the wedding, Rajinikanth and his family hosted a pre-wedding reception for family and close friends on Friday, which was followed by a combined sangeet and mehendi ceremony. Soundarya posted a few pictures from Saturday’s ceremony and wrote: “Blessed and grateful beyond words!!!! The three most important men in my life… my darling father… my angel son… and now you my Vishagan.”
Tamil film personalities such as Mohan Babu, Vishnu Manchu, Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Andrea Jeremiah and Manjima Mohan, among others, graced the function. Filmmakers like P Vasu, KS Ravikumar, Selvaraghavan and Kasthuri Raja also attended the wedding. Aditi Rao Hydari, who works both in Tamil and Hindi films, was also present. Rajinikanth’s immediate family including son-in-law Dhanush, daughter Aishwarya, and nephew Anirudh Ravichander among others were spotted at the function.
This is Soundarya and Vishagan Vanangamudi’s second marriage. Soundarya was earlier married to businessman R Ashwin, with whom she has a three-year-old son Ved. Vishagan Vanangamudi was married to Kanikha Kumaran, a magazine editor.
Soundarya is a graphic designer and filmmaker. She last directed her brother-in-law Dhanush and Kajol in Velaiilla Pattadhari 2. Vishagan owns a pharmaceutical company and he is also an actor – he was recently seen in Manoj Bheeda’s Vanjagar Ulagam.