It is saddening news for the Tamil audience on hearing the passing away of their beloved TV anchor after battling cancer.
Anandha Kannan was the most beloved TV anchor for the 90s kids, especially in Sun TV’s music channel - Sun Music, for his entertaining and unique hosting skills. It was never a dull moment during the show when he was hosting and talking in a jovial manner to his callers. He had a huge fanbase especially during the ’90s and early 2000s, where his shows were at their peak. Director Venkat Prabhu who was his dear friend, took to social media to share the aggrieving news.
It had been seven years since he was away from the TV and Broadcasting but was recently booked for a TV show on a well-known TV channel. He was diagnosed with bile-duct cancer and had been undergoing treatment about a few months back.
Anandha Kannan commenced his career with acting and hosting on Singapore’s Vasantham TV. Subsequently, he moved to Chennai to start a career in Sun Music as a video jockey, which proved to be successful for him. His TV shows are remembered till today, for his fans out there.
Here is a video of Anandha Kannan talking about the awareness of COVID-19.
He was also popular among the Singapore Tamil people, when he began hosting for the TV show Savaal Singapore that aired on Mediacorp Vasantham channel, which was the Tamil version of We Are Singaporeans.
He was awarded during the World Universities Tamil Conference of 2013, as the International Youth Icon. He was also given the Television Actors Guild Award of South India for the Best Actor.
Anandha Kannan appeared in movies like Adhisaya Ulagam and also made a small guest appearance in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja.