Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran (born 27 September 1965) is an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. In 1981, she hurt her leg in a road accident near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu while coming back from Madras with her parents.[4] Her leg became gangrenous and her parents opted to have it amputated.[5] However, she subsequently became an established Bharatnatyam dancer. Chandran is known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini in Naagin 1, 2 & 3, Chitradevi in Deivam Thandha Veedu, the Tamil remake of Saath Nibhana Saathiya

Sudha Chandran
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Sudha Chandran in 2016
Born (1965-09-27) 27 September 1965 (age 55)[1][2]
Spouse(s)
Ravi Dang
(m. 1994)
[3]

She was awarded National Film Award – Special Jury Award for Mayuri 33rd National Film Awards in 1985.[6]

She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 1985, she acted in the Telugu film Mayuri. She can speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada, Marathi fluently.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai.[7] She had stated in an interview of Nettvu, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayalur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.[8] Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.[9]

In May 1981, at about 16 years old, in Tamil Nadu, Chandran met with an accident in which her legs were wounded. She received initial medical treatment of her injuries at a local hospital and was later admitted to Vijaya Hospital at Madras. After doctors discovered that gangrene had formed on her right leg, amputation was required.[10] Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life. She subsequently regained some mobility with the help of a prosthetic Jaipur foot.[11] She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in India, Saudi Arabia, United States, UK, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.[12]

[13] Sudha Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994.[3][14] She was given an honorary doctorate by Invertis University, Bareilly.

CareerEdit

 
Chandran at Rabindranath tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebration

Chandran started her career with a Telugu film Mayuri, which was based on her own life. The film was later dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam.[15] It was also remade in Hindi as Naache Maayuri, where Chandran again played herself and costarred with Shekhar Suman, Aruna Irani and Dina Pathak. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.

Chandran's notable shows on television include Kaahin Kissii Roz and K Street Pali Hill. She was a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 in 2007. She appears as yamini in the 2015 TV and serial Naagin.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language References
1984 Mayuri Mayuri Telugu [16]
1986 Malarum Kiliyum Rekha Malayalam
1986 Sarvam Sakthimayam Sivakami Tamil
1986 Dharmam Tamil
1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai Tamil
1986 Naache Mayuri Mayuri Hindi [17]
1986 Vasantha Raagam Tamil
1987 Kalam Mari Katha Mari Arifa Malayalam
1987 Bedi Kannada
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Thayamma Tamil
1987 Chinna Poove Mella Pesu Shanthi Tamil
1987 Thaye Neeye Thunai Tamil
1988 Oorigitta Kolli Kannada
1988 Olavina Aasare Chandrika Kannada
1988 Thanga Kalasam Tamil
1989 Bisilu Beladingalu Kannada
1990 Rajnartaki Chandrima Bengali
1990 Thanedaar Mrs. Jagdish Chandra Hindi
1990 Pati Parmeshwar Hindi
1991 Maskari Suman Marathi
1991 Kurbaan Prithvi's sister Hindi
1991 Jaan Pechaan Hema Hindi
1991 Jeene Ki Sazaa Sheetal Hindi
1992 Nishchaiy Julie Hindi
1992 Nishchay Hindi
1992 Inteha Pyar Ki Dancer at Tania's wedding Hindi
1992 Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul Julie Hindi
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Karan's Sister Hindi
1992 Insaaf Ki Devi Sita S. Prakash Hindi
1993 Phoolan Hasina Ramkali Phoolan Hindi
1993 Avan Ananthapadmanabhan Bhadra Malayalam
1994 Anjaam Shivani's sister Hindi
1994 Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire Hindi
1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam Hindi
1995 Milan Jaya Hindi
1995 Raghuveer Aarti Verma Hindi
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Manju Hindi
1999 Maa Baap Ne Bhulso Nahi Sharda Gujarati
2000 Tune Mera Dil Le Liyaa Rani (Veeru's girlfriend) Hindi
2001 Ek Lootere Hindi
2004 Smile Please Tulsi Hindi
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Doctor Hindi
2006 Malamaal Weekly Thakurain Hindi
2008 Sathyam Sathyam's mother Tamil
Salute Telugu
2008 Pranali Aka Hindi
2010 Alexander the Great Gayathri Devi Malayalam
2011 Venghai Radhika's Mother Tamil
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Indra Sundaramurthy Tamil
2013 Paramveer Parshuram Bhojpuri
2013 Cleopatra Malayalam
2015 Guru Sukran Tamil
2016 Sisters Sudha Marathi
2016 Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai Hindi
2017 Tera Intezaar Hindi
2017 Vizhithiru Vijayalakshmi Tamil
2018 Saamy 2 Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)'s wife Tamil
2018 Krina Hindi
2019 Sifar Ayesha Hindi [18]

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Language References
1993 Rishtey Sonu Zee TV Hindi
Aprijitha DD National
1996 Saahil
1998 Chashme Badoor
1998–2003 Heena Sony TV
2001 Kaise Kahoon Zee TV
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Ramola Sikand Star Plus [19][20]
2002–2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Renuka Chaudhary / Ragini Suryavanshi
2003–2004 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Guruma Zee TV
Vishnu Puran Kunti DD National
2004 Zameen Se Aassman Tak Meera Sahara One
2004–2006 Tumhari Disha Vasundhara Malik Zee TV
K. Street Pali Hill Gayathri Kaul Star Plus
2006–2009 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Rajyalakshmi DD National
2006–2008 Solhah Singaarr Rajeshwari Sahara One
2006 Kaavyanjali Surya TV Malayalam
2006–2007 Jayam Ranganayaki Jaya TV Tamil
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Contestant Sony TV Hindi
2007–2008 Ardhangini Maushmi Bhatacharjee Zee TV
Kuchh Is Tara Mallika Nanda Sony TV [21]
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Inspector Star Plus
2007–2009 Kasturi Maasi
2008–2011 Mata Ki Chowki - Kalyug Mein Bhakti Ki Shakti Shwetha Devi Sahara One [22]
2008–2009 Kalasam Chandramathi Sun TV Tamil
Arasi Thilagavathi
Kaisi Laagi Lagan Ambika Sahara One Hindi
Shubh Kadam Raghav's real mother
Shama DD National Hindi
2009–2010 Karunamanjari Indira Raj TV Tamil
Pondatti Thevai Raji Sun TV
2010 Do Saheliyaan Guru Maa Zee TV Hindi [23]
2010–2011
Soundaraval Devi Akilandeshwari Jaya TV Tamil
Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale Neighbour Sab TV Hindi
2010–2011 Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Kalki Devi Zee TV
2010 Mata Ki Chowki Swetha Devi Sahara One
2011 Adaalat Indrani Singh Sony TV
2012 Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga Kalyani Devi Raichand Sahara One
2012–2013 Aardram Retired judge Asianet Malayalam
2012–2015 Thendral Bhuvana Sun TV Tamil
2013 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Mrs.Vyas Life Ok Hindi
Ek Thhi Naayka Uma Viswas [24]
No.23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Gemini TV Telugu [25]
2013–2015 Deivam Thandha Veedu Chitradevi Devraj Chakravarthy Star Vijay Tamil [26]
2014 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life Ok Hindi [27]
2014–2015 Shastri Sisters Buaji Colors TV [22]
2015–2016 Naagin Yamini Singh Raheja [28]
2015 Comedy Nights Bachao Yamini
2015–2016 Solvathellam Unmai Herself Zee Tamil Tamil As Host[29]
2016–2017 Naagin 2 Yamini Singh Raheja Colors TV Hindi [30][31]
2017 Ayushman Bhava Mai Star Bharat [32]
Shani Simhika Colors TV [33]
Door Kinare Milte Hai DD National
Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Harjeet Khurana Star Plus
2018 Rudra Ke Rakshak Voice for queen Spider BIG Magic [34]
Ishq Mein Marjawan Sujata Colors
2018–2019 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Sudha Shrivaastav Star Plus [35]
2019 Lakshmi Stores Shakunthala Devi Sun TV Tamil [36]
Kitchen Champion Contestant Colors TV Hindi [37]
Naagin 3 Yamini Singh Raheja Cameo for 1 Episode
2019–2020 Bepannah Pyaar Kunti Malhotra [38]
Tara From Satara Srilekha Sony Entertainment Television [39]
2019–2020 No.1 Kodalu Vagdevi Arunprasad Vikramaneni Zee Telugu Telugu Main Lead
2020 Bigg Boss 14 Herself/Guest Colors TV Hindi For Diwali Celebration
As Judge
Year Program Channel Language
2019 Naagin Blockbuster Herself Hindi
2019 Thakarppan Comedy Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2018 Dance Jodi Dance Juniors Zee Tamil Tamil
2018 / 2019 Comedy Stars season 2 Asianet Malayalam
2017–2018 Zee Dance League Zee Tamil Tamil
2017 Dancing Khilladies Zee Tamil
Malayali Veettamma Flowers TV Malayalam
2016–2017 Dance Jodi Dance[40] Zee Tamil Tamil
2013 Uggram Ujjwalam[41] Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
Little Stars Asianet
2012 Marathi Taraaka Zee Marathi Marathi
2009 Super Dancer Junior 2[42] Amrita TV Malayalam
2008 Krazy Kiya Re DD National Hindi
Super Dancer Amrita TV Malayalam
2007 Super Dancer Junior[42] Amrita TV

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Madon, Vimala (7 March 2016). "Women's Day special – against all odds". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
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  8. ^ Exclusive Interview with Sudha Chandran Actress. 30 March 2015. Event occurs at 0:10. Retrieved 2 June 2017. I was born and brought up in Mumbai, but my origin is Tiruchi... Trichy, Vayloore.
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  14. ^ "Sudha Chandran: I married my husband Ravi in a temple, 24 years back". Times of India. 30 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Fighting fate".
  16. ^ "Telugu cinema hops on the biopic bandwagon". The Hindu.
  17. ^ "This Actress Is Not Getting Any Film Offer From 13 Years, Started Film Career With Her Own Biopic".
  18. ^ "Sudha Chandran starrer 'Sifar' shines in film festivals, collects over 26 awards". Indian Express.
  19. ^ "Ekta Kapoor birthday: Komolika to Ramola Sikand, 5 iconic vamps of the TV producer we all loved to hate!". Times Now News.
  20. ^ "5 videos that prove Ramola Sikand aka Sudha Chandran is the most badass villains of all times". Times Of India.
  21. ^ "A peek at Ekta's Kuchh Is Tara". Rediff.com.
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  27. ^ "Mona Ambegaonkar quits Life OK's Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai after huge jhamela; Sudha Chandran to step in as Lohari Bua".
  28. ^ "I want performance to be my style statement: Sudha Chandran". Zee News.
  29. ^ "Popular reality show reaches 1000th episode mark". Deccan Chronicle.
  30. ^ "Get ready for an adventurous season of 'Naagin 2'". Times Of India.
  31. ^ "Adaa Khan call's Sudha Chandran 'overacting ki dukaan' on off screen".
  32. ^ "Sudha Chandran: Ayushaman Bhava has engrossing storyline". Mid Day.
  33. ^ "Sudha Chandran joins the cast of 'Karamphal Data Shani'; excited for her first mythological show!".
  34. ^ "After Naagin, Sudha Chandran to lend voice to a spider on a TV show". India Today.
  35. ^ "'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' Actress Sudha Chandran Set To Re-Enter Divyanka Tripathi's Popular Star Plus Show!". Abp Live. 18 August 2019.
  36. ^ "Actress Sudha Chandran talks about her serial acting experience". Vikatan.
  37. ^ "Watch: Urvashi Dholakia and Sudhaa Chandran to compete against each other in Kitchen Champion". Times of India.
  38. ^ "Bepanah Pyaarr: 'Naagin' Fame Sudha Chandran To Enter Show, Reunites With Pearl V Puri!". Abp Live.
  39. ^ "Sudha Chandran to play a judge in Tara From Satara". Mid Day.
  40. ^ "Laila, Sneha and Sudha Chandran have a blast on the sets of Dance Jodi Dance Juniors; see video". Times of India.
  41. ^ "'Ugram Ujjwalam' another feather in my cap: Sudha Chandran".
  42. ^ a b "Diva and loving it". The Hindu.