Raadhu (actress)

Raadhu (born 28 February 1965 in Mumbai, India as Radica Ranganath) is an Indian actress who has done a few Tamil-language and Malayalam-language Indian films of the eighties. Even though she had made a good name as an actress, she quit the Industry to pursue a non-dramatic life.

Radica Ranganath
Radica Ranganath

28 February 1965
Mumbai, India
OccupationActress, Bharathanatyan dancer and teacher
Years active1980–1986


Raadhu had a brief stint in Malayalam and Tamil films in the eighties. She started her career in Tamil with Nizhalgal [1] directed by Bharathiraja. After that, she acted in Ennu Nathante Nimmi with Mammootty & Rahman and the long delayed traditional Vadakkanpattu film Kadathanadan Ambadi with Mohanlal.

Soon, Radica was married, and began her work in the software industry. With the struggle of two growing kids, and pressured work, Radica, now Giri decided it was best to leave her job and pursue her deep passion in Bharathanatyman. Having already learned and performed 2 arangetrams, Radica Giri opened her very own dance studio, Anjali Natyam School of Dance. Today, she teaches over 40 students, and has successfully finished the arangetram of over a dozen and a young women. Constantly performing at rotary shows and other festivals, she hopes to instill a passion of this classical Indian dance form.


As actress
Year Film Director Language
1980 Nizhalgal Bharathiraja Tamil [2]
1986 Ennu Nathante Nimmi Sajan Malayalam
1988 Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam Shanmuga Priyan Tamil
1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi Priyadarshan Malayalam [3]


  1. ^ Ramani, RV (22 February 2008). "Why I like... Nizhalgal". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ சினிமாக்குழு (23 July 2008). "திரைப்பட வரலாறு-பாரதிராஜா". Dina Thanthi.
  3. ^ "News - Kadathanadan Ambadi to release". Mathrubhumi. 1 April 1990.

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