Padmapriya (born Padmalochani; died 16 November 1997[citation needed]) was an Indian actress who worked in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.

Padmapriya
Born
Padmalochani

Karnataka, India
Died16 November 1997
OccupationActress
Years active1974–1995
Spouse(s)Srinivasan (divorced), died (2016)
ChildrenVasumathi (daughter)

Her first movie was in Telugu, Adapillala Tandri (1974). In Kannada, she debuted with Bangarada Gudi (1976) and was a popular actress during the late 1970s. She has the distinction of having acted opposite the legendary Dr. Rajkumar in three successive movies in a single year (1978) - 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. She acted in four to five movies with Dr. Vishnuvardhan, playing glamorous roles. Srinath, Ashok and Lokesh were her other costars in Kannada movies.

She had a successful career in Tamil films as a lead heroine between 1974 and 1981 movies Vazhthungal, Vaira Nenjam, Mohana Punnagai, Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren, Kuppathu Raja, Aayiram Jenmangal, and Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan are some of her notable Tamil films. 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 in nearly 80 movies, mainly in South Indian languages.

Personal lifeEdit

Padmapriya was regarded as the Hema Malini of the South.[1] Padmapriya was born in Karnataka. In 1983, she married Srinivasan and the couple has 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.[citation needed]

DeathEdit

Padmapriya died on 16 November 1997 from heart disease as well as kidney failure. After her death, Vasumathi tried to enter the film industry but failed and is now settled in the United Kingdom.

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. Table is in order of languages in which she acted, from the most to the fewest films after her marriage.

TamilEdit

Year Film Co-star Role Note
1975 Karotti Kannan Thengai Srinivasan, Srikanth, Sripriya, M. N. Rajam Kamala Tamil Debut[citation needed]
1975 Thiyaga Ullam R. Muthuraman, Vincent, Kumari Padmini Geetha
1975 Vaira Nenjam Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman Geetha
1975 Uravu Solla Oruvan R. Muthuraman, Sivakumar, Sujatha Indra
1975 Anaya Vilakku M. K. Muthu, Srikanth Anandhi
1975 Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren R. Muthuraman, Srikanth, Sujatha Pankajam
1975 Engalakkum Kaadhal Varum Ravichandran, Jaishankar, Kanchana
1976 Unmaiye Un Vilai Enna? R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, Srikanth Rama
1977 Sorgam Naragam Sivakumar, Vijayakumar, Fatafat Jayalaxmi Radha
1977 Perumaikkuriyaval Sivakumar, Srikanth, Fatafat Jayalaxmi Shanthi
1977 Deviyin Thirumanam R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, K. R. Vijaya, Prameela
1977 Andru Sinthiya Ratham Jaishankar, Thengai Srinivasan Rohini
1978 Vazhthungal R. Muthuraman, Chandrakala
1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan Princess Bhamini
1978 Kungumam Kadhai Sollugiradhu
1978 Aayiram Jenmangal Radha
1978 Varuvan Vadivelan Jaiganesh, R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, Jayachitra, Chandrakala, Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1978 Agni Pravesam Srikanth
1979 Siri Siri Mama Vijayakumar
1979 Kuppathu Raja Rajinikanth, Vijayakumar, Manjula Vijayakumar Kasthuri
1980 Neerottam Vijayakanth, Praveena Kanmani
1981 Mohana Punnagai Sivaji Ganesan, Geetha, Jayabharathi, Anuradha, Anandhi Bhama

KannadaEdit

Year Film Co-Star
1976 Bangarada Gudi Gangadhar
1977 Lakshmi Nivasa Ram Gopal
1978 Thayige Thakka Maga Dr. Rajkumar
1978 Shankar Guru Dr. Rajkumar
1978 Operation Diamond Racket Dr. Rajkumar
1978 Madhura Sangama Guest appearance
1979 Maralu Sarapani Ashok
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu Srinath
1979 Asadhya Aliya Vishnuvardhan
1979 Rahasya Rathri Vishnuvardhan
1980 Pattanakke Banda Patniyaru Lokesh
1980 Narada Vijaya Anant Nag
1980 Nanna Rosha Nooru Varusha Vishnuvardhan
1980 Manku Thimma Srinath
1982 Oorige Upakari Vishnuvardhan
1982 Baadada Hoo Anant Nag
1983 Kalluveene Nudiyithu Vishnuvardhan

MalayalamEdit

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

TeluguEdit

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

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