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Divya Spandana (Kannada: born 29 November 1982), known by her stage name Ramya, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly acts in Kannada films and also appears in Tamil and Telugu films.
Ramya made her acting debut in the 2003 Kannada-language film Abhi, opposite Puneet Rajkumar. She subsequently starred in several Kannada films alongside lead actors and, following successive commercial successes, established herself as one of the most sought-after actresses in the Kannada film industry, becoming referred to as the "Golden Girl of Kannada cinema".
Divya Spandana was born in Bangalore, Karnataka on 29 November 1982. Her parents originally hail from Mandya. She studied at St. Hilda's school in Ooty, and in Sacred Heart School (Church Park), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She pursued her graduation at St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore, but later discontinued. Ramya participated in stage shows and dance rehearsals from her grade school days. She aspires to become a film producer very soon and assures that she would obviously be playing the lead role in the film produced under her home banner.
Ramya has said that the first film offered to her was Ninagagi that eventually starred Radhika. She was then supposed to make her debut in Puneet Rajkumar's first film Appu, for which she, however, was not selected. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Kannada-language film Abhi, alongside Puneet Rajkumar, which became a commercial success. The same year, she had another release in Kannada with Excuse Me, which also did well at the box office, and also stepped into Telugu filmdom with the film Abhimanyu.