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Padmapriya (born Padmalochani) was predominantly a Kannada and Tamil actress who also acted in a few Malayalam and Telugu movies.

Padmapriya
ಪದ್ಮಪ್ರಿಯ
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Born
Padmalochani

Karnataka, India
Died16 November 1997[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1974–1995
Spouse(s)Srinivasan (divorced)[2]
ChildrenVasumathi (daughter)[3]

Her first movie was in Telugu,Adapillala Tandri (1974), later debuting with Bangarada Gudi (1976) in Kannada film industry, she was a popular actress during early and late 1970's. She acted opposite the legendary Dr.Rajkumar in Operation Diamond Racket, Thayige Thakka Maga and Shankar Guru. She starred opposite Anant Nag in the comedy Narada Vijaya and the novel-based Baadada Hoo, and both were highly successful. With Dr.Vishnuvardhan, she acted in five-six movies and played glamorous roles. Srinath, Ashok and Lokesh were her other costars in Kannada movies.

In Tamil, Mohana Punnagai, Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren, Kuppathu Raja, Aayiram Jenmangal, Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan and Vaira Nenjam are some of her notable films. She had a successful career in Tamil films as a lead heroine between 1974 and 1981. She acted opposite Sivaji Ganesan in Vaira Nenjam and Mohana Punnagai. She was paired with M. G. Ramachandran in Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan portraying the role of a princess. She acted nearly 80 movies majoring South Indian languages.

Personal lifeEdit

The beautiful Padmapriya was regarded as the Hema Malini of the South. Padmapriya was born in Karnataka. In 1983 she got married to Srinivasan and the couple had a daughter named Vasumathi. Just a year after marriage, the couple filed for divorce which dragged on for a long time. After filing for divorce Padmapriya stayed with her parents for 13 years at T. Nagar.[4] She died on 16 November 1997 from heart disease as well as kidney failure.

Partial filmographyEdit

Padmapriya was fluent in all four South Indian languages and dubbed in her own voice. Her last movie in Tamil was Thotta Chinungi where she played a mother's role. In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

TamilEdit

Year Film Co-star Role Note
1995 Thotta Chinungi[5] Karthik, Raghuvaran, Revathi, Nagendra Prasad, Devayani, Rohini Lakshmi Last Tamil film
1995 Gandhi Pirantha Mann Vijayakanth, Revathi, Ravali Padma
1991 Nallathai Naadu Kekum M. G. Ramachandran, Rajesh, Gautami, Rekha Mala Achieved footage
1981 Mohana Punnagai Sivaji Ganesan, Geetha, Jayabharathi, Anuradha, Anandhi Bhama
1980 Neerottam Vijayakanth, Praveena Kanmani
1979 Kuppathu Raja Rajinikanth, Vijayakumar, Manjula Vijayakumar Kasthuri
1979 Siri Siri Mama Vijayakumar
1978 Agni Pravesam Sreekanth
1978 Varuvan Vadivelan Jaiganesh, R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, Jayachitra, Chandrakala, Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1978 Aayiram Jenmangal Vijayakumar, Rajinikanth, Latha Radha
1978 Kungumam Kadhai Sollugiradhu M. G. C. Sukumar, Fatafat Jayalaxmi, Hema Chaudhary
1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan M. G. Ramachandran, Latha Princess Bhamini
1977 Andru Sinthiya Ratham Jaishankar, Thengai Srinivasan Rohini
1977 Sahodara Sapatham Rajinikanth, Vishnuvardhan, Bhavani
1977 Deviyin Thirumanam R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya, Prameela
1977 Perumaikkuriyaval Sivakumar, Sreekanth, Fatafat Jayalaxmi Shanthi
1977 Sorgam Naragam Sivakumar, Vijayakumar, Fatafat Jayalaxmi Radha
1976 Unmaye Un Vilai Enna R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, Sreekanth Rama
1975 Engalakkum Kaadhal Varum Ravichandran, Jaishankar, Kanchana
1975 Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren R. Muthuraman, Sreekanth, Sujatha Pankajam
1975 Anaya Vilakku M. K. Muthu, Sreekanth, Lakshmi, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
1975 Uravu Solla Oruvan R. Muthuraman, Sivakumar, Sujatha Indra
1975 Vaira Nenjam Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman Geetha
1975 Thiyaga Ullam R. Muthuraman, Thengai Srinivasan, Vincent, Kumari Padmini, Manorama Geetha
1975 Karotti Kannan Sreekanth, Thengai Srinivasan, M. N. Rajam Tamil Debut[6]

KannadaEdit

Year Film Co-Star
1990 Kempu Surya Ambareesh
1986 Aparaadhi Naanalla Tiger Prabhakar, Srinath
1983 Sri Nanjundeshwara Mahime Srinivasamoorthy
1983 Kalluveene Nudiyithu Vishnuvardhan
1982 Baadada Hoo Anant Nag
1982 Vasantha Nilaya Rajesh
1982 Oorige Upakari Vishnuvardhan
1980 Manku Thimma Srinath
1980 Nanna Rosha Nooru Varusha Vishnuvardhan
1980 Narada Vijaya Anant Nag
1980 Pattanakke Banda Patniyaru Lokesh
1979 Rahasya Rathri Vishnuvardhan
1979 Asadhya Aliya Vishnuvardhan
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu Srinath
1979 Maralu Sarapani Ashok
1978 Madhura Sangama Vishnuvardhan
1978 Operation Diamond Racket Dr Rajkumar
1978 Shankar Guru Dr Rajkumar
1978 Thayige Thakka Maga Dr Rajkumar
1977 Lakshmi Nivasa Ram Gopal[disambiguation needed]
1976 Bangarada Gudi Gangadhar

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role
1979 Mani Koya Kurup
1979 Pathivritha
1978 Prathyaksha Daivam
1978 Aval Kanda Lokam
1977 Sujatha
1977 Ashtamangalyam
1977 Abhinivesham Sathi
1977 Akale Aakaasham
1977 Chathurvedam

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role
1989 Dhoorapu Kondalu
1980 Maa Inti Devatha
1978 Pottelu Punnamma
1977 Bhale Alludu
1976 Manchiki Maro Peru Neelima
1975 Chikati Velugulu
1974 Adapillala Tandri

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Padmapriya's Life".
  2. ^ "Padmapriya's husband".
  3. ^ "Padmapriya family".
  4. ^ "Padmapriya's Background".
  5. ^ "Last movie".
  6. ^ "Debut in Tamil".
  7. ^ "Padmapriya Movies List: Kannada Actor".
  8. ^ "All you want to know about #Padmapriya(OldActress)".
  9. ^ "Padmapriya(Old)". Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Actress PadmaPriya". Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Perumaikkuriyaval".
  12. ^ "Sorgam Naragam".
  13. ^ "Unmaye Un Vilai Enna".
  14. ^ "Kuppathu Raja".
  15. ^ "Thiyaga Ullam".
  16. ^ "Andru Sinthiya Ratham".
  17. ^ "Aayiram Jenmangal".
  18. ^ "Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan".
  19. ^ "Padmapriya (Old) filmography until 1991 and ignore the rest".
  20. ^ "Padmapriya Career".