Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian actress, entrepreneur and producer who works predominantly in the Tamil and Telugu cinema. She also starred in Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited and doing serials in most of the south Indian languages. and is a recipient six Filmfare Awards South,two Nandi Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
|Years active||1978–1990, 1993–present|
|Children||2 plus 2 step-children including Varalaxmi Sarathkumar|
Raadhika is the daughter of the late Tamil actor and comedian, M. R. Radha and Geetha. Raadhika did her education in India, and the United Kingdom. She has a younger sister Nirosha, who is also an actress and two younger brothers Raju and Mohan. She has also have an older half-brother Radha Ravi.
Raadhika married actor Sarathkumar on 4 February 2001. They had been friends before their marriage and had been paired in two films: Namma Annachi (1994) and Suryavamsam (1997). The couple has a son named Rahul born in 2004.
She made her cinematic debut in 1978 Tamil Movie Kizhakke Pogum Rail. Then she started acting in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.
She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985), which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director.
After becoming successful in cinema, Raadhika wanted to do something different and decided to take on the small screen, a venture that everyone thought was a mistake she would regret. But determined to pursue something she believed in, namely producing her own TV software under the Radaan Mediaworks, she started the same in 1994. After some initial hiccups, the company re-emerged successfully as Radaan Mediaworks (I) Ltd in 1999, and by 2008, had an annual turnover exceeding.
Awards and nominations
|1978||Kizhakke Pogum Rail||Panchaali|
|1979||Niram Maaratha Pookkal||Raadhika|
|1979||Mugathil Mugam Parkalam|
|1979||Velum Mayilum Thunai||Valli|
|1980||Enga Ooru Rasathi|
|1980||Ethir Veetu Jannal|
|1980||Aayiram Vaasal Idhayam||Neelu|
|1980||Kalam Bathil Sollum||Rani|
|1980||Idhayaththil Ore Idam|
|1980||Kumari Pennin Ullathile||Devi Bala|
|1981||Indru Poi Naalai Vaa||Jaya|
|1981||Nadhi Ondru Karai Moondru|
|1982||Nandri, Meendum Varuga||Guest appearance|
|1982||Eera Vizhi Kaaviyangal|
|1983||Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan||Jaya|
|1984||Nilavu Suduvathillai||Shanthi / Charu|
|1985||Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai||Sarasu|
|1985||Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri||Bhagyalakshmi|
|1985||Naan Ungal Rasigan|
|1986||Dharma Devathai||Jhansi Rani||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|1987||Rettai Vaal Kuruvi||Radha|
|1987||Neethikku Thandanai||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|1987||Puyal Padum Pattu|
|1987||Per Sollum Pillai||Seetha|
|1988||Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye|
|1988||Sudhanthira Nattin Adimaigal|
|1988||Paasa Paravaigal||Adv. Uma Shankar|
|1988||Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran||Sivagami||Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize|
|1988||Ithu Engal Neethi|
|1988||Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum||Sandhya|
|1989||Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu|
|1989||Uthama Purushan||Guest appearance|
|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|
|1992||Naane Varuven||Dr. Raadhika|
|1994||Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana||Lakshmi|
|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||Naan Petha Magane||Indra|
|1995||Ragasiya Police||Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu|
|1997||Suryavamsam||Sakthivel Gounder's Wife|
|1998||Veera Thalattu||Pandian's mother|
|1998||En Aasai Rasave||Azhagurani|
|1998||Ellame En Pondattithaan|
|1999||Poomagal Oorvalam||Saravanan's adoptive mother|
|1999||Ethirum Pudhirum||Dr. Jayanthi|
|2013||Chennaiyil Oru Naal||Gautham's wife|
|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|
|2017||Singam 3||Ramakrishna's wife|
|2017||Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||Parvathy|
|2017||Ippadai Vellum||Madhu's mother|
|2019||Market Raja MBBS||Sundhari Bai|
|2021||Oh Andha Naatkal||Radha||Delayed|
|1981||Nyayam Kavali||Bharathi Devi||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1981||Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu|
|1982||Vayyari Bhamalu Vagalamari Bhartalu||Chandramathi|
|1982||Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu||Lalithamba||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1982||Kayyala Ammayi Kalavaari Abbayi|
|1983||Abhilasha||Archana||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1983||Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu||Sarada|
|1983||Sivudu Sivudu Sivudu|
|1983||Puli Bebbuli||Sita's sister|
|1983||Simhapuri Simham||Mrs. Rajasekharam|
|1983||Raju Rani Jackie||Rani / Jackie|
|1984||Punyam Koddi Purushudu|
|1986||Swathi Muthyam||Lalitha||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1990||Idem Pellam Baboi||Jhansi|
|1994||Palnati Pourusham||Maya||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1999||Prema Katha||Subhadra||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2017||Raja the Great||Constable Anantha Lakshmi||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)|
|2021||Aadavallu Meeku Joharlu||TBA|||
|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|
|1999||Lal Baadshah||Mrs. Ranbhir Singh|
|1985||Makan Ente Makan||Sujatha|
|2019||Ittymaani: Made in China||Annamma Plamootil|
|1987||Sathyam Shivam Sundaram|
|1991||Nagini||Doctor||Dubbed into Hindi with same name.|
As Voice actress
- Radha – Mudhal Mariyathai (1985)
- Lissy - Vikram (1986)
- Ranjini - Kadalora Kavithaigal (1986)
- Nirosha - Senthoora Poove (1988), Inaindha Kaigal (1990)
- Rajashree – Karuthamma (1994)
|1985||Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai||Tamil|
|2004||Jai||Telugu||Dubbed into Tamil as Jai Ram|
|2013||Chennaiyil Oru Naal||Tamil|
|2015||Idhu Enna Maayam||Tamil|
|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 and in Malayalam as Chechi|
|2007–2009||Arasi||Senthamizharasi / Selvi||Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam 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|
|2013–2018||Vaani Rani||Sun TV||Vaani / Rani||Dual role, Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam|
|2018–2019||Chandrakumari||Chandrakumari / Chandra||Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam |
Replaced by Viji Chandrasekhar
|2020–2021||Chithi – 2||Saradha||After 22 Years, Chithi's Reboot Version, Dubbed in Telugu as Pinni 2|
|2021||Thirumagal||Saradha Shanmugapriyan||Mahasangamam with Chitti 2|
|2007||Thangavettai||Sun TV||Tamil Game show|
|Bangaram Mee Kosam||Gemini TV||Telugu game show|
|2019–2020||Kodeeswari||Colors Tamil||Tamil Game show|
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