A highly popular name among Tamil cinema fans, actress Vanitha Vijayakumar has now shared the news of her younger daughter Jonitha attaining puberty. Taking to her Instagram page on Thursday, Vanitha shared a picture of herself with Jonitha, which she captioned, "My little angel becomes a woman..daughters the most precious in the universe ..#goodnews #newyear #womenempowerment". The actress, who became a sensation in 2019 across Tamil Nadu after her stint on Bigg Boss Tamil season 3, had organized a function for her daughter this week, with their picture going viral on social media along with wishes pouring in from all corners. Check out the picture shared by Vanitha on her Instagram below: 


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The eldest daughter of veteran Tamil actor Vijayakumar and his second wife, Tamil actress Manjula, Vanitha made her Tamil cinema debut as the female lead in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Chandralekha in 1995 after which she went on to star in notable films namely Manikkam alongside Rajkiran, Kakkai Siraginilae, Naan Rajavaga Pogiren, Summa Nachunu Irukku and MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal, while also landing roles in Hitler Brothers in Malayalam and Devi in Telugu. 

Vanitha Vijayakumar quit the film industry after marrying actor Akash in 2000, with whom she had a son in 2001 and a daughter who was born in 2005. The couple had differences in their marriage and got divorced in 2005. The Bigg Boss 3 superstar then married Andhra Pradesh-based businessman Anand Jayarajan, with whom she gave birth to their Jonitha. However, their marriage too met with plenty of problems after which they split up. After a long legal battle, Jonitha, who was with her father, went to live with Vanitha in 2019. Anand Rajan had during Vanitha's stay in the Bigg Boss 3 house lodged a police complaint stating that she had kidnapped Jonitha, with officials going on to carry out their interrogation in the reality TV show's sets. Jonitha in her statement told the police that she had gone to live with her mother and upon her own will. Following her separation with Anand Rajan, Vanitha began dating choreographer Robert and they entered wedlock in 2013 before ending their relationship in 2017. She then entered into a relationship with Peter Paul, and got married in June 2020 in Chennai. However, their marriage didn't last long and they divorced a few months later with mutual consent. 

As for Vanitha's on screen appearances, she participated as one of the contestants on the hit Vijay TV cooking comedy show Cooku With Comali's season 1 and went on to emerge as the title winner, while also featuring as one of the judges of Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Season 9.