Padmini Priyadarshini

Padmini Priyadarshini (later Padmini Ramachandran) was an Indian actor, dancer and choreographer. She acted in supporting roles during the 1950s and 1960s in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. She established a dancing school in Bangalore named Natya Priya and trained students in dancing.[1] In 2013, she received Shantala Natya Sri Award from Karnataka Government.[2]

Padmini Priyadarshini
Padmini Ramachandran Priyadarshini.jpg
Born(1944-09-08)8 September 1944
Died17 January 2016(2016-01-17) (aged 71)

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Mavelikkara, Kerala, she was brought up in Chennai. She learned dancing from Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiyah Pillai. Padmini Priyadarshini was married to Ramachandran from Thalassery and the couple had 3 sons and 1 daughter.[1]

CareerEdit

She established a dancing school in Bangalore. She has performed dance concerts with her students in countries like United Kingdom and United States. She was appointed as its Head when Karnataka government formed the 'Education Board'.[1]

Notable filmsEdit

 
Padmini Priyadarshini in Sahodhari

Partial filmographyEdit

(in Alphabetical order)

English and FrenchEdit

  1. Life of Pi (film)[1]

HindiEdit

  1. Dil Hi To Hai
  2. Do Behnen (1959)

KannadaEdit

  1. Bettada Kalla
  2. Bhakta Markandeya
  3. Jagajyothi Basveshwara
  4. Rayara Sose

TamilEdit

  1. Annaiyin Aanai (Dancer)
  2. Baghdad Thirudan[5]
  3. Bhaktha Markandeya (Dancer - Pazhanimalaiyaanai)
  4. Deiva Balam
  5. Iru Sagodharigal (Dancer)[6]
  6. Iruvar Ullam[7]
  7. Kuravanji (Dancer)[8]
  8. Maalaiyitta Mangai
  9. Nenjam Marappathillai [9]
  10. Paadha Kaanikkai[10]
  11. Petra Manam[11]
  12. Rathinapuri Ilavarasi
  13. Sahodhari[12]
  14. Thamarai Kulam[13]
  15. Then Nilavu
  16. Vidivelli[14]
  17. Bhaaga Pirivinai

TeluguEdit

  1. Kalasi Vunte Kaladu Sukham (Dancer)
  2. Nartanasala (Urvashi)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Padmini Ramachandran Biography". veethi.com. 20 January 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile of recipients of 'Shantala Natya Sri Awards'". karnataka.gov.in. Karnataka Government.
  3. ^ "Blast from the past - Sahodari (1959) - The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Paatha Kaanikkai 1962 - The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  6. ^ Iru Sagodharigal Song book. Srimagal Printers, Srimagal Company, Chennai-1.
  7. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam - Part 2 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition November 2016. p. 107.
  8. ^ Song Book
  9. ^ "Nenjam Marapathillai 1963 - The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  10. ^ Randor Guy (30 May 2015). "Paatha Kaanikkai 1962". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  11. ^ "filmography p7". nadigarthilagam.com. Archived from the original on 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Blast from the past — Sahodari (1959)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  13. ^ Guy, Randor (16 May 2015). "Thamarai Kulam 1959". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  14. ^ Randor Guy (24 August 2013). "Blast from the Past  - Vidivelli (1960)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013.