Radhika who ruled the Kannada film industry in the early part of this decade has now revealed the big secret. She has disclosed in an interview with a Kannada newspaper that she has a daughter named Shamitha K Swamy.
"Yes, I am married to a big time politician in Karnataka who was also the Chief Minister of the state. But I do not want to disclose his name as I don`t think traditional Indian women utter their husbands` name. Every woman reveres her husband as a god. He has looked after me very well", says Radhika. This is a clear indication that she is married to the former Chief Minister and Member of Parliament H.D.Kumara Swamy who is now leading the battle against the present Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
Radhika was one of the busiest heroines of the Kannada film industry who however excelled in sister roles. Her two films with Shivaraj Kumar, Tavarige Baa Thangi and Anna Thangi, were blockbusters. She also acted in glamorous roles with Darshan (Mandya) and heroin centric roles in many other films.
"I am told that some tabloids had even written that my daughter is now studying in London. But these are all fabricated without any basis. Now, I am happily married and I am looking after my daughter. I want to give her the best education possible as I was not able to do so in my younger days", says Radhika.
Radhika`s last Kannada film Eshwar directed by Om Prakash Rao opposite Audithya has not seen the light of the day. The film was purchased on outright basis by Radhika's brother from its producer Shankare Gowda. Radhika says that the film will be released soon. Incidentally, Radhika also acted in a Telugu film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna.