Nirmala Channapa (Bigg Boss Kannada 8) Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Nirmala Channapa


Nirmala Channapa or Nirmala Chennappa is an Indian actor, director, and producer who mainly works in the Kannada film industry. She is known for playing the role of ‘Jaya’ in the Kannada film “Thallana” (2012).


Nirmala Channapa was born on Sunday, 21 June 1987 (age 34 years; as of 2021) in Bangalore. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Nirmala holds a Master’s degree in Arts, Social Work & Drama. She was good at sports since childhood and was a Kabaddi player in her school days. It was during the PU holidays that someone advised her to attend an acting workshop. Although she never thought of acting before, she decided to attend a theatre workshop with T. S. Nagabharana’s Benaka theatre troupe. There, she learnt different forms of theatre and was viewed as the best actress in the workshop. Soon, Benaka offered her to join their troupe. She then went to Rangayana for a three-months training in acting.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Nirmala Channapa was born in a middle-class family.

Parents & Siblings

Nirmala Channapa’s father is a KSRTC driver and her mother is a homemaker.

Nirmala Channapa with her father

Nirmala Channapa with her mother

Husband & Children

Nirmala got married to Sardar Sathya (actor) on 17 March. The couple has a son named Sebu Aditya.S.

Nirmala Channapa with her husband

Nirmala Channapa with her husband and son


Nirmala started her career as a theatre artist and did around 14 to 15 plays. She didn’t want to restrict herself to acting, so she took up stage lighting and designing and make-up tasks too. Slowly, she started working as a theatre artist and technician. Nirmala Channapa made her acting debut in 2012 with the Kannada film “Thallana” in which she played the role of ‘Jaya.’

Nirmala Channapa in Thallana

Subsequently, she appeared in the Kannada films “Jigarthanda” (2016) and “Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu” (2016). She has also been a part of Kannada TV serials like “Kicchu” (2018) and “Parvati Parameshwara” (2014). In 2021, she participated in the reality TV show “Bigg Boss Kannada 8.”

Nirmala Channapa inside the house of Bigg Boss Kannada 8

She has also appeared in the short film “O Kusuma Bale” (2018). Nirmala was featured in the advertisement of the English filmmaker Richard Cousins.

Nirmala Channapa during an ad shoot

In addition to being an actress and theatre artist, she is also an entrepreneur who founded the production company ‘Sai Nirmala Productions.’ Nirmala worked as a creative director for the TV serial “Padmavathi” (2018), which was produced under her production house.

Nirmala Channapa inside her office

Her company has also produced a Kannada singing reality show titled “Kannada Kogile” (2018).

Nirmala Channapa during the auditions of Kannada Kogile

Favourite Things

  • Lyricist: V. Nagendra Prasad


  • Nirmala loves cooking and travelling in her leisure time.
  • She is also known as Nirmala Sathya.
  • In 2012, Nirmala won the Karnataka State Film Award for ‘Best Actress’ for the film “Thallana.”

    Nirmala Channapa with her Best Actress State Award