Nandagi while speaking to the media she tells about the difficulties she faced before becoming an actress. She said,” I was residing in Kanchipuram. One day I had gone to Kamatchi Amman temple to pray.
Producers of Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu saw me and asked me whether I was interested in acting. I agreed. They did the screen test. Director Meera Kadhiravan seeing my photo offered me the lead role in Aval Peyar Tamizharasi. After this I got offers in Thandavakone and Itthanai Nalaya Engirundhai.
But my mother was dead against acting. Whenever the producer use to phone she would say that I was not there. She also switched of my mobile for one month. I begged her to let me go but she was stubborn. At one point I lost my patience and threatened that I will run away from the house if she did not permit me to act. After this she came down and told me to do as I wished.”