Raadhika Sarathkumar

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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.[3] She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited and doing serials in most of the south Indian languages.[4] and is a recipient six Filmfare Awards South,two Nandi Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Raadhika Sarathkumar
Raadhika at 62nd Britannia Filmfare South Awards 2014.jpg
Raadhika in 2014 at 62nd Filmfare Awards South
Occupation
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1978–1990, 1993–present
Spouse(s)
Children2 plus 2 step-children including Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Parent(s)
Relatives

Personal life

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.[5]

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.

Her daughter Rayane married Cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun in 2016. Raadhika became a grandmother in 2018 when Rayane gave birth to a son.[6]

Career

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.[7]

She was awarded Best Telugu Actress for Nyayam Kavali (1981), Best Tamil Actress for Dharma Devathai (1986), Neethikku Thandanai (1987) and Keladi Kanmani (1990).[8][9][10][11]

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.[12]

She was a judge on Vijay TV's Jodi Number One Season 4.[13]

She produced serials such as Idi Katha Kadu (Telugu), Chitti, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay, Vani Rani, Thamarai and Chithi - 2.[14]

In September 2019, she was awarded as "Nadigavel Selvi" during audio launch of Market Raja MBBS.[15]

She has won 1 - National Film Awards (Producer) , 6 - Filmfare Awards Souths , 3 - Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 1 - Cinema Express Awards and 1 - Nandi Awards.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Award Category Work Result Reference
1981 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nyayam Kavali Won [16]
1985 National Film Awards Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (Film Producer) Won [17]
1986 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Dharma Devathai Won [18][19]
1987 Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Karthika Poornima Won [20]
1987 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Neethikku Thandanai Won [9]
[10]
1988 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Paasa Paravaigal
Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran
Won [21]
1988 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award for Best Actress Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won [22]
1989 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actress Ninaivu Chinnam Won [23]
1990 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Keladi Kanmani Won [11]
1993 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Kizhakku Cheemayile Won [24]
1995 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award for Best Actress Pasumpon
Rani Maharaani
Won [25]
1999 Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Prema Kadha Won [26]
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award Vivel Chinnathirai Award for Best Actress Arasi Won [27]
2010 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Best Overall Performance Award Arasi Won [28]
2012 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Special Jury Award for Best Actress Chellamay Won [29]
2014 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal for Best Actress Vani Rani Won [28]
2014 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South Contribution Won [30]
2015 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Thanga Magan Won [31]
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Thanga Magan Won [32]
2016 Provoke Lifestyle Awards TV Sensation of the year Various Serials Won [33]

Filmography

Tamil films

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 Anna Paravai
1980 Ethir Veetu Jannal
1980 Chinnajiru Kiliye
1980 Aayiram Vaasal Idhayam Neelu
1980 Kalam Bathil Sollum Rani
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 Nandri, Meendum Varuga Guest appearance
1982 Eera Vizhi Kaaviyangal
1982 Thottal Sudum
1982 Moondru Mugam Rekha
1982 Metti Preetha
1982 Mamiyara Marumagala
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
1991 Tamizh Ponnu
1992 Naane Varuven Dr. Raadhika
1992 Kalikaalam Janaki
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 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
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 Annabelle Sethupathi
2021 Pirandhal Parasakthi TBA Filming[34]
2021 Oh Andha Naatkal Radha Delayed
2021 Dhruva Natchathiram TBA Delayed
2021 Jail TBA Filming
2021 Kuruthi Aattam TBA Filming

Telugu films

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 Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
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 Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
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 Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1986 Jeevana Poratam
1986 Bandham
1986 Santhi Nivasam
1986 Jailu Pakshi
1986 Ravana Brahma Radhika
1986 Kotigadu
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 Radha
1988 Dharma Teja
1990 Raja Vikramarka Maya
1990 Idem Pellam Baboi Jhansi
1992 Swathi Kiranam Sarada
1992 College Bullodu Saraswathi
1994 Palnati Pourusham Maya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
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 Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)
2021 Aadavallu Meeku Joharlu   TBA [35]
TBA NS22   TBA [36]

Hindi films

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Hamare Tumhare Sonia
1980 Apne Paraye Leela
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 films

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Swarna Medal -
1979 Bharyaye Aavashyamundu -
1983 Justice Raja Anitha
1985 Koodum Thedi Devi
1985 Makan Ente Makan Sujatha
1991 Chavettupada
1993 Arthana Bharathi
2017 Ramaleela[37] Ragini
2019 The Gambinos[38] Mamma
2019 Ittymaani: Made in China Annamma Plamootil

Kannada films

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Prachanda Kulla Pushpa
1985 Jeevana Chakra Uma
1987 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram
1991 Nagini Doctor Dubbed into Hindi with same name.

As Voice actress

As producer

Year Film Language Notes
1985 Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil
2003 Dham Telugu
2004 Jai Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Jai Ram[39]
2005 Jithan Tamil
2006 Thalaimagan Tamil
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Tamil
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Tamil
2014 Pulivaal[40] Tamil
2014 Sandamarutham Tamil
2015 Maari Tamil
2015 Idhu Enna Maayam Tamil
2017 Annadurai Tamil

Television

As actress

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 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[41]
2013–2018 Vaani Rani Sun TV Vaani / Rani Dual role, Dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam
2018–2019 Chandrakumari[42] 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

As Host

Year Program Channel Notes
2007 Thangavettai Sun TV Tamil Game show
Bangaram Mee Kosam Gemini TV Telugu game show
2019–2020 Kodeeswari[43] Colors Tamil Tamil Game show

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