Visali Kannadasan, daughter of Kaviarasu Kannadasan has converted to Christianity after taking Holy Communion at the Mylapore Good Shepherd Church a few days ago. She has also changed her name to Jennifer.
Visali was an actress and television personality. She is also a poet and an orator. Visali was introduced in cinema as an actress by K. Balachander in the film ‘Vaaname Ellai’. Later she moved to television. She has written a song in the film ‘Uyir’ staring Sangeetha.
Visali Kannadasan’s conversion has surprised many as her father Kannadasan who was an atheist during his early days as a follower of the Dravidian atheistic movement later re converted to Hinduism and changed his name from Muthaih to Kannadasan after having read the Thiruppavai of Andal and went to become the writer of the ever popular ‘Arthamulla Indhumadham’ series.