Raadhika

Radikaa Sarathkumar is an Indian film and television actress, entrepreneur, and producer who works in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada film industries. She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited,[2] which has produced serials such as Chitti, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay, Vaani Rani, Thamarai , Idi Katha Kadu (Telugu) and Chithi - 2.

Radikaa Sarathkumar
Raadhika at 62nd Britannia Filmfare South Awards 2014.jpg
Raadhika along with actress Jayaprada 62nd South Filmfare Awards
Born (1962-08-21) 21 August 1962 (age 58)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1978 – 1990
1993 – present
Spouse(s)Prathap Pothen
(m.1985; div.1986)
Richard Hardy
(m.1990; div.1993)
R. Sarathkumar
(m.2001-present)
Children2[1]
Parent(s)
RelativesNirosha (sister)

In September 2019, she was awarded as "Nadigavel Selvi" during audio launch of Market Raja MBBS.[3] She has won 1 - National Film Awards(Producer) , 6 - Filmfare Awards Souths , 3 - Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and 1 - Nandi Awards.

Personal lifeEdit

Raadhika married actor Sarathkumar on 4 February 2001. They were friends when they worked together in Kargil, they also paired in two films: Namma Annachi and Suryavamsam. The couple has a son named Rahhul born in 2004. she has a daughter named Rayanne Hardy born to her ex-husband Richard Hardy in 1992.[4][5][6][7][8] She has two stepdaughters (Varalaxmi (born 1985) and Pooja (born 1987)) , from Sarathkumar's first marriage was to Chaya.[9][10]

CareerEdit

Radhikaa has acted in over three hundred films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. She was a judge on Vijay TV's Jodi Number One Season 3. She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kathai, which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director.[11]

She made her cinematic debut in 1978 Tamil Movie Kizhakke Pogum Rail.

She was awarded Best Telugu Actress for Nyayam Kavali in 1981 , Best Tamil Actress for Dharma Devathai in 1986, for Neethikku Thandanai in 1987 [12][13] and for Keladi Kanmani in 1990.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Award Category Work Result Reference
1985 National Film Awards Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kathai (Producer) Won [14]
1981 Filmfare Awards South Best Telugu Actress Nyayam Kavali Won
1986 Filmfare Awards South Best Tamil Actress Dharma Devathai Won
1987 Filmfare Awards South Best Tamil Actress Neethikku Thandanai Won [12][13]
1900 Filmfare Awards South Best Tamil Actress Keladi Kanmani Won
2014 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South Contribution Won
2015 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress Thanga Magan Won
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Thanga Magan Won
1999 Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Prema Kadha Won
1988 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award for Best Actress Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won
1989 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actress Ninaivu Chinnam Won
1995 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award for Best Actress Pasumpon
Rani Maha Rani
Won
1988 Cinema Express Awards Cinema Express Award for Best Actress - Tamil Paasa Paravaigal
Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran
Won [15]
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award Vivel Chinnathirai Award for Best Actress Arasi Won [16]
2010 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Best Overall Performance Award Arasi Won [17]
2012 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Special Jury Award for Best Actress Chellamay Won [18]
2014 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal for Best Actress Vani Rani Won [19]

FilmographyEdit

Tamil filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1978 Kizhakke Pogum Rail Panchaali
1979 Inikkum Ilamai Lakshmi
1979 Niram Maaratha Pookkal Raadhika
1979 Mugathil Mugam Parkalam
1979 Velum Mayilum Thunai Valli
1979 Anbae Sangeetha
1980 Enga Ooru Rasathi
1980 Soolam Annamma
1980 Chinnasiru Kiliye
1980 Annaparava
1980 Aayiram Vaasal Idhayam Neelu
1980 Kalam Bathil Sollum
1980 Bhama Rukmani Bhama
1980 Ilamai Kolam
1980 Idhayaththil Ore Idam
1980 Paruvathin Vasalile
1980 Thai Ponggal
1980 Malargale Malarungal
1980 Kumari Pennin Ullathile Devi Bala
1981 Kannitheevu Selvi
1981 Indru Poi Naalai Vaa Jaya
1981 Magarantham
1981 Thiruppangal
1981 Rathathin Rathame
1981 Nadhi Ondru Karai Moondru
1982 Pokkiri Raja Rakkayi
1982 Poi Satchi
1982 Vadivangal
1982 Ranga Ganga
1982 Iniyavale Vaa
1982 Eera Vizhi Kaaviyangal
1982 Thottal Sudum
1982 Moondru Mugam Rekha
1982 Metti Preetha
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan Jaya
1983 Neethibathi Devi
1983 Urangatha Ninaivugal
1983 Nenjodu Nenjam
1984 Anbulla Rajinikanth Herself
1984 Dhavani Kanavugal
1984 Osai
1984 Vamsa Vilakku Radha
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Uma
1984 Nilavu Suduvathillai Shanthi / Charu
1985 Paasa Paravaigal Uma
1985 Nermai Radha
1985 Pillai Nila Dolli
1985 Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Sarasu
1985 Pagal Nilavu Thulasi
1985 Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri Bhagyalakshmi
1985 Neethiyin Marupakkam
1985 Naan Ungal Rasigan
1985 Deiva Piravi
1985 Raja Rishi Thilothamai
1986 Dharma Devathai Jhansi Rani Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1986 Machakkaran
1986 Sippikkul Muthu Lalitha
1987 Sirai Paravai Valli
1987 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Radha
1987 Veerapandiyan Meena
1987 Neethikku Thandanai Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1987 Puyal Padum Pattu
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Seetha
1987 Oorkavalan Vadivu
1987 Uzhavan Magan Selvi
1988 Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye
1988 Sudhanthira Nattin Adimaigal
1988 Poovum Puyalum
1988 Paadatha Thenikkal
1988 Therkathi Kallan Radha
1988 Paasa Paravaigal Adv. Uma Shankar
1988 Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Sivagami Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1988 Nallavan Collector Ponni
1988 Ithu Engal Neethi
1988 Manamagale Vaa Chitra/Rasathi
1988 Thenpandi Seemayile
1988 Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum Sandhya
1989 Thendral Sudum
1989 Kaval Poonaigal
1989 Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu
1989 Uthama Purushan Guest appearance
1989 Paasa Mazhai Ganga
1989 Thaai Naadu Julie
1989 Idhu Unga Kudumbam
1989 Ninaivu Chinnam Bhagyam Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
1990 Keladi Kanmani Sharada Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1990 Pagalil Pournami
1990 Pattanamdhan Pogalamadi
1990 Jodi Senthachu
1990 Tamizh Ponnu
1992 Naane Varuven Dr. Raadhika
1992 Kalikaalam
1993 Kizhakku Cheemayile Virumaayi
1993 Puthiya Thendral
1993 Karpagam Vanthachu Karpagam
1994 Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana Lakshmi
1994 Namma Annachi Gayathri
1994 Pavithra Pavithra
1994 Pudupatti Ponnuthayi Ponnuthayi
1994 Mettupatti Mirasu Meenakshi
1994 Veera Padhakkam Thangamma
1995 Pasumpon Nachiyar Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1995 Rani Maharaani Rani Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1995 Puthiya Aatchi Vivekanandan's wife
1995 Villadhi Villain Parvathi (Bombai Maami)
1995 Udhavum Karangal Bhavani
1995 Raasaiyya Madhavi
1995 Naan Petha Magane Indra
1995 Ragasiya Police Central Minister
1996 Karuvelam Pookkal Vadivu
1997 Sakthi Seethalakshmi
1997 Suryavamsam Sakthivel Gounder's Wife
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Bhagyam
1998 Veera Thalattu Pandian's mother
1998 Jeans Sundaramba
1998 Golmaal Guest appearance
1998 Sandhippoma
1998 En Aasai Rasave Azhagurani
1998 Senthooram Devaatha
1998 Ellame En Pondattithaan
1999 Kummi Paattu Ramathaayi
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam Saravanan's adoptive mother
1999 Sivan Sivagami
1999 Amarkalam Ganga
1999 Ethirum Pudhirum Dr. Jayanthi
1999 Tajmahal Maayan's aunt
1999 Siragugal Valli Telefilm
2000 Sudhandhiram Advocate Padmini
2000 Karuvelam Pookkal Vadivu
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu Meenakshi
2002 Roja Kootam Malar
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Dhamayanthi
2008 Pandhayam Masanam's Wife
2008 Saroja Herself Special appearance
2012 Saguni Ramani
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Gautham's wife
2014 Poojai Rajalakshmi
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Meena Kumari
2015 Thangamagan Thamizh's mother SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2016 Theri DCP Vijay Kumar's mother
2016 Dharma Durai Pandiyamma
2017 Singam 3 Ramakrishna's wife
2017 Mupparimanam Herself Cameo appearance
2017 Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Parvathy
2017 Ippadai Vellum Madhu's mother
2019 Mr Local Easwari
2019 Market Raja MBBS Sundhari Bai
2020 Vaanam Kottatum Chandra
2021 Pirandhal Parasakthi TBA Filming[20]
2021 Oh Andha Naatkal Radha Delayed
2021 Dhruva Natchathiram TBA Delayed
2021 Jail TBA Filming
2021 Kuruthi Aattam TBA Filming

Telugu filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Nyayam Kavali Bharathi Devi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1981 Radha Kalyanam Radha
1981 Kirayi Rowdylu Jyothi
1981 Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu
1981 Priya Priya
1982 Idi Pellantara
1982 Vayyari Bhamalu Vagalamari Bhartalu Chandramathi
1982 Billa Ranga
1982 Yamakinkarudu Radha
1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Lalithamba
1982 Mondi Ghatam Latha
1982 Kayyala Ammayi Kalavaari Abbayi
1982 Trisulam Yadi
1982 Mettala Savvadi
1982 Eenadu
1983 Prema Pichollu Prema
1983 Bezawada Bebbuli
1983 Palletoori Monagadu Santhi
1983 Abhilasha Archana
1983 Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu Sarada
1983 Sivudu Sivudu Sivudu
1983 Puli Bebbuli Sita's sister
1983 Gudachari No.1 Rekha
1983 Simhapuri Simham Mrs. Rajasekharam
1983 Todu Needa Radha
1983 Moodu Mullu
1983 Raju Rani Jackie Rani / Jackie
1983 Mugguru Monagallu
1984 Hero Mrs. Rajasekharan
1984 Srimathi Kaavali Jaya
1984 Yuddham Raja's mother
1984 Babulugaadi Debba Gowri
1984 Kondaveeti Nagulu
1984 Bava Maradalu
1984 Abhimanyudu
1984 Ammayiloo! Preminchandi!
1984 Punyam Koddi Purushudu
1984 Anubandham Malli
1984 Gruhalakshmi
1985 Mangalya Balam
1985 Jwala
1985 Ragile Gundelu Radha
1985 Illale Devata Lakshmi
1986 Swathi Muthyam Lalitha
1986 Jeevana Poratam
1986 Bandham
1986 Santhi Nivasam
1986 Jailu Pakshi
1986 Ravana Brahma Radhika
1987 Aranyakanda Poornima
1987 Donga Mogudu Seetha
1987 Sardar Dharmanna
1987 Ummadi Mogudu
1987 Karthika Pournami
1987 Aradhana Gangamma
1987 Aatma Bandhuvulu
1987 America Abbayi
1987 Nyayaniki Sankellu
1987 Marana Homam
1988 Aanimuthyam Prasanthi
1988 Anna Chellelu
1988 Dharma Teja
1990 Raja Vikramarka Maya
1990 Idem Pellam Baboi Jhansi
1992 Swathi Kiranam Sarada
1994 Palnati Pourusham Maya
1997 Aaro Pranam
1997 Kutumba Gouravam
1998 Suryavamsam Vasundhara
1998 Abhishekam Vijay's Mother
1999 Arundhati
1999 Prema Katha Subhadra Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
2000 Vamsoddharakudu Varalakshmi
2017 Raja the Great Constable Anantha Lakshmi

Hindi filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Hamare Tumhare Sonia
1986 Asli Naqli Vijay's sister
1986 Naseeb Apna Apna Chando Singh
1987 Kudrat Ka Kanoon Aarti Verma / Miss Julie Singh
1990 Aaj Ka Arjun Laxmi Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai Roopa P. Chandra
1993 Tum Karo Vaada Soniya
1998 Himmatwala Kiran
1999 Lal Baadshah Mrs. Ranbhir Singh

Malayalam filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Bharyaye Aavashyamundu -
1983 Justice Raja Anitha
1985 Koodum Thedi Devi
1985 Makan Ente Makan Sujatha
1991 Chavettupada
1993 Arthana Bharathi
2017 Ramaleela[21] Ragini
2019 The Gambinos[22] Mamma
2019 Ittymaani: Made in China Annamma Plamootil

Kannada filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Prachanda Kulla Rajakumari
1985 Jeevana Chakra Uma
1987 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram[23]
1991 Nagini Doctor Dubbed into Hindi with same name.
2020 Yuvaratna[23] Post Production

As Voice actressEdit

As producerEdit

Year Film Language Notes
1985 Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil
2003 Dham Telugu
2004 Jai Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Jai Ram[24]
2005 Jithan Tamil
2006 Thalaimagan Tamil
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Tamil
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Tamil
2014 Pulivaal[25] Tamil
2014 Sandamarutham Tamil
2015 Maari Tamil
2015 Idhu Enna Maayam Tamil
2017 Annadurai Tamil

TelevisionEdit

As actressEdit

Year Series/Show Channel Role Notes
1991 Penn DD
1999 Idhi Katha Kadhu ETV Telugu Telugu Serial
Siragugal Sun TV Valli Television movie
1999–2001 Chithi Saradha / Sakthi Dubbed in Telugu as Pinni, Dubbed in Sinhala as Punchi. Dual role
2002 Ammayi Kaapuram Gemini TV Bhavani Devi Telugu Serial
Replaced by Ranjitha
2002–2005 Annamalai Sun TV Annamalai Dubbed in Telugu as Sivayya
2005–2006 Selvi Selvi Dubbed in Telugu as Lakshmi
2007–2009 Arasi Senthamizharasi / Selvi Dubbed in Telugu as Jhansi. Dual role
2009–2013 Chellamay Chellamma Dubbed in Telugu as Chittemma
2011 No.23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Gemini TV Mahalakshmi
2013 Puriyaamal Pirinthom MediaCorp Vasantham Priya Singapore Tamil drama broadcast on MediaCorp Vasantham [26]
2013–2018 Vaani Rani Sun TV Vaani / Rani Dual role, Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam
2018–2019 Chandrakumari[27] Chandrakumari / Chandra Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam
Replaced by Viji Chandrasekhar
2020–Present Chithi 2 Saradha After 22 Years, Chithi's Reboot Version, Dubbed in Telugu as Pinni 2

As HostEdit

Year Program Channel Notes
2007 Thangavettai Sun TV Tamil Game show
Bangaram Mee Kosam Gemini TV Telugu game show
2019–2020 Kodeeswari[28] Colors Tamil Tamil Game show

ReferencesEdit

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