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Vishakha Singh discovers her family's illustrious past on a recent vacation

The actor has featured in films, including Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, Fukrey, Vaaliba Raja Bayam Oru Payanam, and so on.

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Last Updated: 03.15 PM, Jul 27, 2022

Vishakha Singh discovers her family's illustrious past on a recent vacation
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Vishakha Singh, who shot to the limelight with her performance in Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, has discovered that one of her great grand uncles and her great grandfather were engineers who worked on the mighty Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Karnataka.

Sharing pictures and videos she had shot while on a holiday with her family to Mysore, the actor, who has now turned into a pro in blockchain technology and an advocate of Web 3.0, said on Instagram, "The advantages of remote working! Took an impromptu trip with the southern side of the family to KRS dam in Mysore." The actor added she visited Mysore last, as part of a school trip decades ago. “Was lovely revisiting memories of Vrindavan Gardens!”

Vishakha Singh said she rediscovered the marvels of the KRS dam. “It was built across the river Kaveri and completed in 1924. The water is used for irrigation in Mysore and Mandya, and it is the main source of drinking water for all of Mysore, Mandya and almost the whole of Bengaluru city.”

Further, she added, "In fact as of today, due to heavy rains, the Krishna Raja Sagar dam filled and 75,000-1.5 lakh cusecs of water will be released shortly.”

Vishakha Singh said this trip was made more special as her family was travelling with two super seniors, who regaled them with their stories of visiting the dam as young teens in 1955!

“Another proud moment was us seeing the names of a great grand uncle in the family, Dewan T Anand Row and great grandfather P Venkanna Rao (who was an assistant Engineer at that time between 1915 and 1920) etched on the plaque at the entrance gate. Cheers to fun family (chaotic) trips and discovering family trivia!”

Recently, Vishakha Singh and her Vienna-based partners created the ICONICbot to assist celebrities in staying in touch with their fans.

It's more of a messenger platform than an app. This Facebook Messenger Chatbox Al allows actors to send personalised posters to fans. “Assume an actor has a Facebook fan page... He will be able to interact with fans in person, and the interactions will be private. This is the first multilingual chat box for the entertainment industry in India,” she said.