Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran (born 27 September 1965) is an Indian Bharatanatyam dancer and actress who appears in Indian television and films. 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. She again back in the sixth season of Naagin in Naagin 6 as Seema.[6]

Sudha Chandran
Sudha Chandran (cropped).jpg
Born (1965-09-27) 27 September 1965 (age 57)[1][2]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Dancer
Spouse
Ravi Dang
(m. 1994)
[3]

She was awarded National Film Award – Special Jury Award for the Telugu film Mayuri which is based on her life at 33rd National Film Awards in 1985.[7]

She was a contestant on the reality dance series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai.[8] She had stated in an interview of Nettavu, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayalur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.[9] 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 was a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in economics.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] Sudha Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994.[3][14] She was given an honorary doctorate by Invertis University, Bareilly.[15]

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.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Ref(s)
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 Vasantha Tamil
1987 Kalam Mari Katha Mari Arifa Malayalam
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 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
1992 Tahalka Seema in a special appearance Hindi
1993 Phoolan Hasina Ramkali Phoolan Hindi
1993 Avan Ananthapadmanabhan Bhadra Malayalam
1994 Anjaam Shivani's sister Hindi
1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam Jaalan's niece Hindi
1995 Milan Jaya Hindi
1995 Raghuveer Aarti Verma Hindi
1997 Kadlani Jod Gujarati
1998 Phir Wohi Awaaz Rekha Hindi
1999 Sethi Nu Sindoor Gujarati
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Manju Hindi
1999 Maa Baap Ne Bhulso Nahi Sharda Gujarati
2000 Chundni Ni Laaj Gujarati
2000 Maa Tara Haiya Na Het 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
2007 Waado Ki Agni Pariksha Naaginn Goorak Naths'Guru maa Hindi
2008 Sathyam Sathyam's mother Tamil
2008 Salute Telugu
2008 Pranali Aka Hindi
2008 Yaar Meri Zindagi Shikha Hindi
2008 Saanncha Social Worker Hindi
2009 Anubhav Kalpana Hindi
2010 Alexander the Great Gayathri Devi Malayalam
2011 Venghai Radhika's Mother Tamil
2011 Yeh Faasley Judge Hindi
2012 B & W the Black and White Fact Hindi
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 Black Magician Hindi
2017 Ramratan Mrs. Mahendra Rathod Hindi
2017 Vizhithiru Vijayalakshmi Tamil
2018 Saamy 2 Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)'s wife Tamil
2018 Krina Hindi
2019 Used Kalyani Sharma Hindi
2019 Love Shots Hindi
2019 Sifar Ayesha Hindi [18]
2020 Match of Life Viraj's mother Hindi
2021 Raag Hindi
2022 Visithiran Advocate Srinidhi Tamil

TelevisionEdit

Serials
Year Serial Role Language Ref(s)
1993 Rishtey Sonu Hindi
Aprijitha
1996 Saahil
1998 Chashme Badoor
1998–2003 Heena
2000–2001 Shaka Laka Boom Boom
2000; 2001; 2003 Mahisasuramardini Devi Durga Bengali
2001 Kaise Kahoon Hindi
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Ramola Sikand [19][20]
2002–2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Renuka Chaudhary / Ragini Suryavanshi
2003–2004 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Guruma
Vishnu Puran Kunti
2004 Zameen Se Aassman Tak Meera
2004–2006 Tumhari Disha Vasundhara Malik
K. Street Pali Hill Gayathri Kaul
2006–2009 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Rajyalakshmi
2006–2008 Solhah Singaarr Rajeshwari
2006–2007 Jayam Ranganayaki Tamil
2007–2008 Ardhangini Maushmi Bhatacharjee Hindi
Kuchh Is Tara Mallika Nanda [21]
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Inspector Sagarika Solanki
2007–2009 Kasturi Maasi
2008–2011 Mata Ki Chowki - Kalyug Mein Bhakti Ki Shakti Shwetha Devi [22]
2008–2009 Kalasam Chandramathi Tamil
Kaisi Laagi Lagan Ambika Hindi
Shubh Kadam
Jeyam Tamil
2009 Arasi Madurai Thilagavathi Tamil
2009–2010 Karunamanjari Indira
Pondatti Thevai Raji
2010 Do Saheliyaan Guru Maa Hindi [23]
2010–2011 Soundaravalli Akilandeshwari Tamil
Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale Neighbour Hindi
Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Kalki Devi
2010 Mata Ki Chowki Swetha Devi
2011 Adaalat Indrani Singh
2011–2012 Shama
No.23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Radha Telugu [24]
2012 Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga Kalyani Devi Raichand Hindi
2012–2015 Thendral Bhuvana Tamil
2012–2013 Suryaputhri
Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Mrs.Vyas Hindi
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka Uma Viswas [25]
Aardram Retired judge Sharada Pillai Malayalam
2013–2015 Deivam Thandha Veedu Chitradevi Devraj Chakravarthy Tamil [26]
2014 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Hindi [citation needed]
2014–2015 Shastri Sisters Buaji [22]
2015–2016 Naagin Yamini Singh Raheja [27]
2015 Comedy Nights Bachao Yamini
2016–2017 Naagin 2 Yamini Singh Raheja Hindi [28][29]
2017 Ayushman Bhava Mai [30]
Karmaphal Daata Shani Simhika [31]
Door Kinare Milte Hai
Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Harjeet Khurana
2018 Ishq Mein Marjawan Sujata
2018–2019 Saptapadi Gujarati
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Sudha Shrivaastav Hindi [32]
2019 Lakshmi Stores Shakunthala Devi Tamil
Telugu
[33]
Naagin 3 Yamini Singh Raheja (Special Appearance) Hindi
2019–2020 Bepannah Pyaar Kunti Malhotra [34]
2019 Tara From Satara Srilekha [35]
2019–2022 No.1 Kodalu Vagdevi Arunprasad Vikramaneni Telugu
2022 Naagin 6 Seema Gujral / Tara (Extended Cameo Appearance) Hindi [6]
2022 Maari Chamundeshwari (Special appearance) Tamil
Shows
Year Program Role ! Language Ref(s)
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Contestant Hindi
Super Dancer Junior[36] Judge Malayalam
2008 Super Dancer
Krazy Kiya Re Hindi
2009 Super Dancer Junior 2 Malayalam [36]
2012 Marathi Taraaka Marathi
2013 Uggram Ujjwalam Malayalam [37]
Little Stars
2015–2016 Solvathellam Unmai Herself Tamil [38]
2016–2017 Dance Jodi Dance Judge [39]
2017 Dancing Khilladies
Malayali Veettamma Malayalam
2017–2018 Zee Dance League Tamil
2018 / 2019 Comedy Stars season 2 Malayalam
2018 Dance Jodi Dance Juniors Tamil
2019 Kitchen Champion Contestant Hindi [40]
Thakarppan Comedy Judge Malayalam
Naagin Blockbuster Herself Hindi
2020 Bigg Boss 14
2021–Present Crime Alert Host [citation needed]
2022 MY G Flowers Oru Kodi Participant Malayalam
Other works
Year Serial Role Language Ref(s)
2018 Rudra Ke Rakshak Voice for queen Spider Hindi [41]
2021–Present Crime Alert Producer [42]

AwardsEdit

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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  40. ^ "Watch: Urvashi Dholakia and Sudhaa Chandran to compete against each other in Kitchen Champion". Times of India.
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