Rachana Narayanankutty is an Indian actress, Kuchipudi dancer, and television anchor from Kerala, India. She became popular through the television series Marimaayam aired in Mazhavil Manorama. She began her career in 2001 by acting in a small role as the heroine’s friend in the film Theerthadanam. Though it was a small role, Rachana considers it as a gratifying experience to have begun her career through a film scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. After her studies, she joined radio as an RJ, at Radio Mango, Thrissur, where a producer spotted her and cast her in Marimayam. Rachana had only intended to act in a single episode of Marimayam, but was taken aback by the overwhelming response her character got, and decided to continue.