Actress Padmini

Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore, British India
Martanda Varma ( Malayalam )

Actress Padmini Movies List

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Artist : Sivaji Ganesan , Padmini , Revathi
Director : Rajasekar
Music Director : Raveendhran
Release Date: 01-11-1986
Artist : Sivaji Ganesan , Padmini , Sujatha , Vijayakumar , Pandiarajan
Director : Balachandra Menon
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Release Date: 16-07-1986
Poove Poochudavaa ( Tamil )
Artist : Nadhiya , Padmini , Jaishankar , SVe. Sekar
Director : Fazil
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Released Year: 1985
Nokkathaa Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu
Artist : Mohanlal , Sukumari , Padmini , Fazil , Nadia Moidu
Director : Fazil
Release Date: 26-10-1984
Dard Ka Rishta
Dard Ka Rishta ( Hindi )
Director : Sunil Dutt
Release Date: 02-12-1982
Ezhamkadalinakkare ( Malayalam )
Artist : Padmini , Janardhanan , Seema , K.R. Vijaya , M.G. Soman
Director : I.V. Sasi
Release Date: 23-07-1979
Mata Velankanni
Mata Velankanni ( Hindi )
Released Year: 1979
Navarathnam ( Tamil )
Artist : M. G. Ramachandran , Latha , Padmini
Director : A. P. Nagarajan
Music Director : Kunnakudi Venkatraman Iyer
Release Date: 05-03-1977
Artist : Muthuraman , Nandhita Bose , Padmini
Music Director : Salil Chowdhury
Released Year: 1975
Appa Amma ( Tamil )
Artist : Padmini , Gemini Ganesan , Jaishankar
Director : Malliyam Rajagopal
Music Director : M. S. Viswanathan
Released Year: 1974
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Padmini Biography

Padmini was an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer who acted in over 250 Indian movies. "Padmini" in Sanskrit means "She who sits on the lotus" and refers to the goddess Lakshmi It is common for people to be named after deities in India, and this actress is today more well known than Padmini as a form of the Goddess.She acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language films. She was fluent in all of the three mentioned languages, and was able to use her own voice to dub the films between these languages. She became the most popular actress and dancer of the Tamil film industry and most of her movies are shot in Tamil.Born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum) in what was then the princely state of Travancore (now the Indian state of Kerala), Padmini was the second daughter of Thankappan Pillai and Saraswathi Amma. Her sisters, Lalitha and Ragini, were also renowned film actresses. Together, the threesome were known as the Travancore sisters. Actress Sukumari is a first cousin of the Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini (their mothers are sisters).Padmini and her sisters learnt bharathanatyam from Great Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiah pillai. Padmini and her sisters were disciples of the noted Indian dancer Guru Gopinath . They learnt Kerala natanam style of dancing from him. The noted film director, P. Subrahmaniam, noticed her talents while she was presenting Parijatha Pushpapaharanam in Trivandrum.At the age of 17, Padmini was cast as the heroine in Kalpana (1948), launching her film career. She acted in films for nearly 30 years.Padmini was renowned for her linguistic ability, and dubbed her own voice onto versions of her movies destined for the Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam markets. This cross-cultural linguistic ability made her a very significant figure in the history of 20th-century moviemaking in India.Padmini co-starred with several of the most well-known actors in Indian film, including Sivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran, Raj Kapoor, Prem Nazir, Rajkumar and Gemini Ganesan.She acted with Sivaji Ganesan in almost 60 films.She acted in almost 400 Tamil films. Ezhai Padum Padu (1950) was her first film in Tamil. Her association with Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan starts ith the film Panam in 1952. Some of her noted Tamil films include Anbu, Thankapadumai, Thillana Mohanambal, Viyatnam veedu, Ethir Parathadhu, Mankayar thilakam , Poove Poo chooda vaa.Some of her popular Malayalam films include Prasanna, Snehaseema, Vivaahitha, Adhyaapika, Kumaarasambhavam, Nokkethadoorath Kannumnatt, Vasthuhara, Dolar, and many others.In two of her popular Bollywood films - Mera Naam Joker and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai - she was paired against the legendary Bollywood star, Raj Kapoor. Her other Bollywood films included Payal (1957), Babubhai Mistrys Mahabharat (1965), etc.Her most famous film was Thillana Mohanambal, a Tamil film where she plays a dancer competing against a musician to see whose skills are better. She dances and he plays the Nadhaswaram.Padmini was also awarded the title "Naattiya Pehroli" (Danseuse), honouring her contribution to Bharathanatyam in cinema.After her marriage to Dr Ramachandran, a US-based physician, in 1961 Padmini retired, though temporarily, from films and focused on married life and refining her classical dance. She settled in the United States and in 1977 opened her classical dance school in New Jersey, The Padmini School of Fine Arts. Her school is today one of the largest Indian Classical Dance institutions in America.Shobana, the famous dancer is the niece of Padmini.Even actors Vineeth and Krishna are relativesPadmini died from a heart attack in the Chennai Apollo Hospital on 24 September 2006.

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45 Movies
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Padmini Fans Reviews (9)

Padmini was a great dancer, actor and most beautiful eternal star in cinemas. We can never forget her dance and songs. Padmini lives in our memory forever.

Vishnu, on 26-06-2022

I Love Padmini amma so much....i'm a big fan of her

Shiyalini, Srilanka on 23-05-2022

Padmini is beautiful acteres and padmini dance is so qute i am big fan of pasmini

Md shahjahan ansari , Bihar Dist banka on 13-08-2018

o padmini is awesome dancer i miss her very much i pray that she migth accetpted jeus chrit has her personal saviour because jeuse is only way to heaven amen hope to see her in heaven only not in hell plz.

Aruna purushotham, secunderabad on 01-10-2016

I am almost in tears and sad,whenever I watch her movies like Thillana Mohanambal,Thiruvarutchelvar,Irumalargal,Pesum Deivam,Mannthimannan,Chithi,etc only because of the fact that she is not alive today.I am very much impressed by tthe films in which she has paired with Sivaji Ganesan,I am still feeling very much sorry because that we could not meet such legendary figures during their life time.I have actually felt her worth only i\from my 50th year of age(Now I am 62 years old).Only we can pray to God to keep their souls in peace and happines in heaven or in subsequent births if any-P.V RAMAKRISHNAN ,TRICHY AIRPORT KAVERI NAGAR


I love naatiyar thilagam padmini amma.I wanna meet her .but now not possible. So sad. Endrum nadana theavathai.....

siva, karur on 04-04-2016

Charming actress. Ever green contribution to tamil cinema will live for ever.

Thayalan.R, Canada/ Sri lanka on 22-04-2015

Living angel,loveing angel;G olden angel.


really missed myone part of life

keerthana, on 09-06-2012

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