Padmini Kolhapure

Padmini Kolhapure (born 1 November 1965) is an Indian actress and singer, who works primarily in Hindi films. She began acting in 1972 at the age of 7, and her early works included Zindagi (1976) and Dream Girl (1977). She then had her breakthrough with the film Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), starring as Young Roopa.

Padmini Kolhapure
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Kolhapure in 2017
Born (1965-11-01) 1 November 1965 (age 55)
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)
Pradeep Sharma
(m. 1986)
Children1
RelativesSee Mangeshkar family
Awards

At the age of fifteen, Kolhapure won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the revenge drama Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980), and at the age of seventeen, won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the tragic romance Prem Rog (1982), thus becoming the second-youngest actress to win the awards in the respective categories. She was also nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Souten (1983) and also received another nomination for a Filmfare Best Actress Award for Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985).

Early lifeEdit

Padmini Kolhapure was born second among the three daughters of Pandharinath Kolhapure, a professional musician, by his wife Nirupama Kolhapure. Her elder sister is the former actress Shivangi Kapoor, wife of actor Shakti Kapoor and mother of actress Shraddha Kapoor and actor Siddhanth Kapoor. Her younger sister, Tejaswini Kolhapure, too is an actress.[1]

The family took the surname "Kolhapure" because they hailed from Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Padmini's mother, Nirupama Kolhapure, was born into a Konkani-speaking Konkani Brahmin family belonging to Mangalore in Karnataka.[2] Padmini's father, Pandharinath Kolhapure, was a talented vocalist and Veena player. He was the son of Pandit Krishnarao Kolhapure (partner in Balvant Natak Academy along with Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar), an exponent of Natya Sangeet, who had enjoyed the patronage of the Baroda Durbar. Pandharinath's mother was the half-sister of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, and sister of Balwantrao Abhisheki, the father of vocalist Jitendra Abhisheki. Thus, Padmini is niece of legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.[3] Her mother formerly used to work as ground staff with Air India.[2]

While working for the film Aisa Pyar Kahan, Padmini met Pradeep Sharma, alias Tutu Sharma, who was the producer of the film.[citation needed] They were married after a brief courtship in 1986.[citation needed] They have a son named Priyaank K Sharma, born in Feb 1990. Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyank had assisted filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi for the film ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz. He has been offered films since he was 14 but did not accept any. Priyaank Sharma married producer Karim Morani's daughter Shaza on 4 February 2021.[4]

CareerEdit

As a child, she sang in the chorus for songs in films such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Kitab and Dushman Dost with her sister Shivangi. Padmini later sang for her own films such as Vidhaata, Daana Pani, Professor Ki Padosan Hum Intezaar Karenge and Sadak Chaap (with Kishore Kumar). She released an album with Bappi Lahiri titled Music Lovers. She performed for the Greater London Council at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Bappi Lahiri and his troupe in 1986. Asha Bhosle suggested Padmini's name to Dev Anand, who then cast her in Ishq Ishq Ishq (1975). This led to other films, such as Dreamgirl (1977), Zindagi (1976), and Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978). She also gave a very commendable performance of a school girl inflicted by black magic in Gehrayee (1980).

Her mother quit her airlines job to be a full-time chaperone as Padmini picked up more roles. Her most famous child role was playing a child in Raj Kapoor's 1977 film Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Her success led to her most controversial role in Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980), a remake of Lipstick (1976), where she played the rape victim that was originally played by Mariel Hemingway. She earned the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance. She graduated to heroine roles at the age of 15 in Nasir Hussain's Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai opposite Rishi Kapoor. The film flopped, but she reunited with Rishi for his father Raj Kapoor's film Prem Rog in 1982. The film earned her a Filmfare Best Actress Award. She earned a special acting award for Ahista Ahista.

 
Kolhapure in 2012

Padmini was known for her professionalism and diligence. She even worked when she had fever on Do Dilon Ki Dastaan. She had more box office hits, such as Vidhaata (1982) and Souten (1983). She had a huge hit with Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985) with Mithun Chakraborty, and they were paired together in several more films. She agreed to work with Anil Kapoor when he was a newcomer in his first film Woh Saat Din (1983). The movie was a hit and helped cement his name in the Indian film industry; Anil Kapoor attributes his eventual success in the film industry to her "luck".[5]

After her son grew up, she returned to acting in 2004, such as for the Marathi films Manthan and Chimnee Pakhar, which was a huge hit and earned her a Screen Award in the Best Marathi Actress category. She appeared in the 2006 horror film Eight Shani.[6][7] She appeared in Mera Bachpan with Helen in 2008. She has also acted on stage in Kaash, followed by Abhi To Mein Jawan Hoon and Aasman Se Gire Khajoor Pe Atke,[8][9][10] with her brother-in-law Shakti Kapoor.

In 2011, she made her foray into Malayalam cinema with V. K. Prakash's Karmayogi, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.[11][12] In 2013, she played Shahid Kapoor's mother in the comedy film Phata Poster Nikla Hero. She was considered to play the role of Tulsi Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi after Smriti Irani left the project, but the role was ultimately played by Gautami Kapoor.

Selected filmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1974 Ek Khiladi Bawan Patte Child artist
1975 Ishq Ishq Ishq
1976 Zindagi Guddu N. Shukla
1977 Dream Girl Padmini
1978 Saajan Bina Suhagan Bulbul Chopra
Satyam Shivam Sundaram Young Rupa
Hamara Sansar Asha
1980 Thodisi Bewafaii Meenu
Gehrayee Uma
Insaaf Ka Tarazu Neeta
1981 Dushman Dost (Unreleased)
Ahista Ahista Chandra
Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai Kanchan
1982 Prem Rog Manorama (Rama)
Vidhaata Durga
Star Dev's Fan
Khush Naseeb
Teri Maang Sitaron Se Bhar Doon
Swami Dada Chamkili [13]
1983 Lovers Mary
Mazdoor Meena D. Saxena / Meena A. Mathur
Souten Radha
Woh Saat Din Maya
Bekaraar Sundari Gupta
1984 Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan Salma Mirza
Naya Kadam Chanda
Ek Nai Paheli Kajri
Sheeshay Ka Ghar
Hum Hain Lajawab Dilruba
1985 Pyaar Jhukta Nahin Preeti B. Pratap / Preeti A. Khanna
Aaj Ka Daur Durga Agnihotri
Rahi Badal Gaye Sangeeta
Pyari Behna Mangla
Insaaf Main Karoonga Pinky
Bewafai Renu
Patthar Dil Bindiya
Wafadaar Sita
Do Dilon Ki Dastaan
1986 Anubhav Gauri
Swarag Se Sunder Lalita Choudhury
Aisa Pyaar Kahan Pooja
Muddat Kalpana
Kirayadar Jaya Abhyankar
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge Usha
Preeti (1986 film) Preeti
Suhaagan Jyoti
Jumbish - The Movement:The Film Vidya/Dharti
1987 Jhanjhaar Pushpa
Pyar Ke Kabil Sangeeta A. Kapoor
Dadagiri Barkha Singh
Sadak Chhap Anju
Hawalaat Geeta
1989 Hum Intezaar Karenge Manisha V. Anand
Sagar Sangam Radha
Dana Paani Chanda
Touhean Sansani / Sandhya
Daata Sona Dwarka Prasad
1990 Aag Ka Dariya
1991 Qurbani Rang Layegi Basanti
1994 Professor Ki Padosan Menaka Khanna
1999 Rockford As Producer
2003 Chimani Pakhar Marathi film
2005 Manthan: Ek Amrut Pyala Anjali Deshpande Marathi film
2006 Souten: The Other Woman Smita S. Singh
Eight: The Power of Shani Radha S. Rai
2009 Bolo Raam Archana Kaushik
2012 Karmayogi Mankamma[14] Malayalam film
Mai Madhu
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero Mrs. Rao
Daughter
Dhuaan
2015 Karbonn Gayatri
Bachpan Ek Dhokha
2019 Panipat Gopika Bai [15]
2020 Prawaas Lata Inamdar Marathi Film

TelevisionEdit

Period Show Role Channel Notes
June 2014 – August 2014 Ekk Nayi Pehchaan Pallavi Suresh Modi Sony TV [16]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Work Award Category Result
1981 Insaaf Ka Tarazu Filmfare Awards Best supporting actress Won
1982 Ahista Ahista Filmfare Special Performance Award
1983 Prem Rog Filmfare Best Actress Award
1984 Souten Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1986 Pyar Jhukta Nahin Filmfare Best Actress Award[17]

Other awardsEdit

  • 2003 Kalakar Award – Achiever Award[18]
  • 2006 Screen Best Actress Award for Chimnee Pakhre (Marathi)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ashok Kumar (Expressindia.com) (13 August 2008). "Working for TV serial was frustrating: Tejaswini". Express India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b If I had my way, I would have worked with Raj Kapoor all my life: Padmini Kolhapure Times of India 13 September 2013
  3. ^ I feel bad about it: Pt. Pandharinath DNA 16 June 2009
  4. ^ Starkid on the block: Priyank Sharma Archived 30 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine Hindustan Times 28 January 2013
  5. ^ "SPICY REALITIES OF PADMINI KOLHAPURE". Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050922172055/http://in.news.yahoo.com/050330/57/2kgl8.html. Archived from the original on 22 September 2005. Retrieved 7 May 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050122220422/http://in.news.yahoo.com/040525/149/2daiu.html. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005. Retrieved 7 May 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "AASMAN SE GIRE... KHAJOOR PE ATKE". mumbaitheatreguide.com.
  9. ^ Aasman se gire khajoor pe atke Sep 14 2012 002. 15 September 2012 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Aasman Se Gire, Khajoor Pe Atke Sep 14 2012 001. 15 September 2012 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Padmini Kolhapure in V. K. Prakash's Karmayogi". Nowrunning.com. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  12. ^ Unni R. Nair. (11 March 2011). "Karmayogi: Hamlet retold" Archived 10 September 2012 at archive.today. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  13. ^ "This week, that year: The sound of music with Dev Anand uncle". Mumbai Mirror.
  14. ^ Karmayogi film in Wiki
  15. ^ "Padmini Kolhapure joins Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt in Ashutosh Gowariker's Panipat". Firstpost. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Padmini Kolhapure to enter as love interest of Suresh Modi". Pinkvilla. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  17. ^ "1st Filmfare Awards 1953" (PDF).
  18. ^ "HugeDomains.com - KalakarAwards.com is for sale (Kalakar Awards)". www.hugedomains.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Cite uses generic title (help)

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