Kanyaka (magazine)


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Kanyaka is an Indian magazine in Malayalam primarily addressing women's issues. It is a fortnightly magazine published by the Mangalam Publications[1] India Pvt. Ltd., Kottayam. Claramma Varghese is Chief Editor and Toshma Biju Varghese is the Managing Editor. Sajil Sreedhar is the Editor-In-Chief. The headquarters is in Mumbai.[2]

October 2011 cover of Kanyaka

The magazine contains features on current affairs, stories, poems, cartoons, interviews of celebrities and uncelebrated common personalities. The magazine is dedicated to the uplifting women in Indian society as well as in the societies of other countries.


Kanyaka contains cooking recipes from some of the well-known chefs of this trade, beauty tips from some of the famous beauticians of India and health care tips from doctors and dieticians.

Kanyaka contains relationship advice for married couples; it acts as a counselor for their married life. It has its own free family guide in every issue.

It is the third largest circulated women's fortnightly magazine in the lifestyle segment in Malayalam, which successfully completed its 33rd year of existence.

Kanyaka has been the official media partner of pageants like Miss South India, Miss Queen of India and Miss Asia worldwide, organised by Pegasus Event Makers.

Kanyaka has conducted a Film Award to commemorate its 30th year at Kochi, which had its theme as celebrating youth in Malayalam cinema. The Award winners were Prithwiraj, Asif Ali, Indrajith, Anoop Menon, Kavya Madhavan, Samvrutha Sunil, Rima Kallingal and Remya Nambeesan.

Additionally, Kanyaka has conducted three seasons of Kitchen Queen Cookery contest among women readers across the state and the last one was blessed with the presence of Padmashree Mohanlal as the chief guest. This contest set the record of the one with maximum prize money till then.

Kanyaka also conducted a climax contest for its novel series Ee Kaikkumbilil among the readers which has been the first of its kind in the state.

Readership profileEdit

Kanyaka is the leading women's magazine in Malayalam. It is mainly read by the people in the 18–35 age group.


Claramma Varghese, the wife of M.C. Varghese is the Chief Editor and Toshma Biju Varghese is the Managing editor of Kanyaka Malayalam. The editorial team is headed by Well Known Author Sajil Sreedhar. G. Vipinkumar is the chief photographer . Biju Andrews is the page layout artist.


  1. ^ "About us". Mangalam. Archived from the original on 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Kanyaka Magazine". Just Kerala. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

External linksEdit

  • Official website