Swarnamalya is an Indian actress and TV anchor. She is a graduate from MOP Vaishnav College where she was the student President. She went on to do her Diploma in Acting for Camera from San Jose State University, California, USA. She also has a Masters in Bharathanatyam and Ph. D in Dance History from Madras University. She received initial training with Smt. K. J. Sarasa for 10 years, and had her further learning with Bhagavatulu Sri. B. Seetharama Sharma of Kalakshetra. She started out performing in stage plays. Later, she made her film debut through Maniratnam's Alaipayuthey. Later on she moved on playing supporting roles in films like Mozhi and Engal Anna. She began as a Television Anchor in Sun TV and also was the anchor of Vijay TV. She then acted in Television serials. She got married in 2002 to Arjun. Reportedly, this eventually led to their divorce.