Vanitha was the first actress who paired up with Thalapathy Vijay on his debut movie Chandralekha. The actress is the daughter of veteran actor Vijayakanth and Manjula.

Despite starring along Vijay at the age of 14, the actress moved away from the limelight and got married at the age of 18, and became a mother when she's 19. But she made a comeback recently when she took part in Bigg Boss S3, a reality show hosted by Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan.

"I was young and naive when I got married. I grew up in stardom and was not used to having a normal life - I was not even aware that I needed to pay rent and bills when I moved out of my parent's house. I started struggling, and my parents didn't bothered to guide me," reveals Vanitha.

The actress said that she had a love and hate kind of relationship with her first husband. Both of them were young and immature then and had to take care of their son.

"I wish I've met my husband now, where both of us are very matured and capable of handling things well. Sadly, we couldn't stand living with each other when we got married young."

Vanitha also revealed how her mother was very unhappy that she left her career for her marriage.

"Men will come, men will go and that's not life. Career is important. You have to be independent and stand on your own feet. You have daughters and you have to do your best. Don't be afraid of anything, just be strong - were the last words my mom told me on her death bed," she recalled.

Check out her interview here: