New Delhi: After the anti-climax that was the Karnataka floor test, the nation has a new obsession – Radhika Kumaraswamy, the alleged actress wife of state’s CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy. She now tops the Internet search trends though not for exactly right reasons.
Even a cursory look at the social media sites and WhatsApp messages will throw up posts where trolls are mocking HD Kumaraswamy’s alleged marriage with the actress. Several such posts make fun of their age difference and branding their marriage as “illegitimate”.
Pictures of Radhika Kumaraswamy, a prominent Kannada actress and producer, have gone viral on the social media. Radhika, who is allegedly the second wife of HD Kumaraswamy, married him in 2006 and they have a daughter. Radhika, a well-known face in the Kannada film industry, made her debut at the tender age of 14.
However, this is not the first time that she is being targetted by Kumaraswamy’s political opponents to get political mileage. Earlier too, politicians questioned their relationship openly. Last year, there were rumours of Radhika getting separated from Kumaraswamy and tying the knot with a Mangaluru-based businessman.
Some pictures of Radhika Kumaraswamy with a businessman named Vivek Rai had hit the social media, following which the rumours of her second marriage surfaced. Speaking to the media, the actress said, “There is no truth in the reports. Vivek is my brother’s friend. The pictures were taken in Kemmangundi (Chikkamagaluru district) a year ago.”
Radhika’s personal life was in controversies ever since made her debut in the world of cinema. She was reportedly married to Ratan Kumar but her marriage was annulled by a court.
HD Kumaraswamy will take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, May 23.
All about Radhika
In 2002, she made her debut in the Kannada film industry with “Neela Megha Shyama”, just after clearing her Class 9 examination. In 2000, she got married to Ratan Kumar, when she was 14. Her parents opposed the union and her mother alleged that Ratan had forced her hands. Her father said that Ratan made an attempt to burn her alive. Unfortunately, their married lasted only for two years. Ratan suffered a heart attack and passed away in 2002. The 31-year-old actress has acted in over 30 movies and has even produced a few flicks
HD Kumaraswamy’s personal life
HD Kumaraswamy is the son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. His personal life witnessed quite a few interesting twists and turns. A few years ago, when the news of his second marriage with Radhika surfaced, it was greeted with disbelief. It was in 2016 that Congress leader and actress Ramya made the revelation that Kumaraswamy had married Radhika secretly and that they had a girl child.
While Radhika was previously married to Ratan Kumar, HD Kumaraswamy’s first wife is Anitha and they have a son – Nikhil. It’s said that Kumaraswamy tied the knot with Radhika without divorcing his first wife – which is against the Hindu Marriage Act. The High Court had dismissed a petition seeking annulment of his marriage.