Why Divya Spandana changed her name from Ramya

Divya Spandana aka Ramya is one of the highest-paid frontline actresses in Kannada. After donning glamourous roles in her early Tamil films, this sexy babe recently proved her acting calibre in Gautham Vasudev Menon's Vaaranam Aayiram as Priya, the faithful lass who, with unconditional love right from childhood, patiently waits for her man.

Based on astrology and numerology, she changed her name in 2008 to Ramya, saying the 'R' would bring her luck. "When I debuted in Tamil with Kuthu, people started calling me Kuthu Ramya. People laughed at that name and I hated that. While doing Vaaranam Aayiram, Gautham Menon also didn't like the prefix, so I again reverted to Divya, my original name," she said. But she is still Ramya in Kannada. She is�currently busy with Kadhal 2 Kalyanam and Singam Puli in Tamil. In Singam Puli she pairs opposite Jiiva.

Read more about her in Galatta Cinema's August issue under Kickstart.