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Padmapriya – Actress

Padmapriya is a model turned actress who is active in south indian languages, she also appeared in some Hindi and Bengali films. She started her journey in the industry from the Telugu Movie Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi, directed by Edara Srinivas. She is present in the industry from 2004.

Padmapriya was born in New Delhi. She was born to a family with no film background, her father Mr. Janakiraman was an army officer and her mother is Mrs. Vijaya Janakiraman. She had completed her schooling from KV, Sikandarabad. Padmapriya is a trained classical dancer (Bharatanatyam) and learned it from her childhood. She joined in a private firm after her post graduation, during this time she turns to modelling.She had modeled in a musical album during her college days.

Padmapriya married to Jasmine Shah on November 2014.

Padmapriya had participated many beauty contests and won the title Miss Andhra Pradesh (2011), which helped her to enter into the film industry. The music director R.P. Patnaik, who composed the song for her first musical album had introduced her to the film. Director Edara Srinivas had impressed her performance in the audition and selected for presenting one of the pivotal role in Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi.

Acting Career

Padmapriya made her debut in the industry  through the movie Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi, directed by Edara Srinivas and which was released in 2004. In which she had shared the screen with Brahmanandam, R.P. PatnaikRadhika Chaudhari and Vajja Venkata Giridhar. She handled one of the lead female actresses, who was the sister of a R.P. Patnaik. He gave life to the character very naturally which helped her to became popular.

Famous Malayalam director Blessy had noticed her and gave an offer to play the lead female character in his film titled Kazhcha (2004), through which she made her debut in Mollywood. In which she shared the screen with Mammootty. Here she presented the character Lakshmi, a typical house wife. She became popular among the Malayali audience from her debut movie. In the same year she had shared the screen with Jayaram in the film Amrutham. Later Padmapriya had taken the acting very seriously and committed to many films.

In 2005, she made her debut in Tamil industry through the movie Thavamai Thavamirundhu, written and directed by Cheran. Here Padmapriya handled the lead female character named Vasanthi and she shared the screen with Cheran, Rajkiran, Saranya etc. Later she appeared in many films such as Rajamanikyam (Malayalam, 2005), Vadakkumnathan (Malayalam, 2006), Pattiyal (Tamil, 2006), Karutha Pakshikal (Malayalam, 2006), Yes Your Honour (Malayalam, 2006), Time (Malayalam, 2006), Mirugam (Tamil, 2006), Pachamarathanalil (Malayalam, 2008), Pokkisham (Tamil, 2009), Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam, 2009) etc.

In 2010, she had entered into Bollywood with the film Striker, which was written and directed by Chandan Arora. Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi and Ankur Vikal handled the lead characters along with Padmapriya. On the same year she debuted to Kannada industry through the movie Thamassu. In 2012, she made her debut in Bengali industry with the film Aparajita Tumi.

For her contribution to the industry she had won many awards.

Award Category Film Year
Film Fare Award Best Debut Actress Thavamai Thavamirundhu 2005
Film Fare Award Best Malayalam Actress Karutha Pakshikal 2006
Kerala State Film Award Second Best Actress Yes Your Honur, Karutha Pakshikal
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Best Actress Mirugam 2007
Kerala State Film Award Second Best Actress Pazhassiraja 2009
Film Fare Award Supporting Actress Pazhassiraja
National Award Special Jury Actrss For different movies



Date of birth and age : Padmapriya was born on 28th February 1982 and she is 35 years old as on 2017.

Education and qualifications : 

  • MBA in Finance from KIAMS Harihar
  • Masters in Public Administration from NYU (New York University)


Filmography – Movie List

Telugu Films
Senu Vasanthi Lakshmi 2004
Andari Banduvaya 2010


Malayalam Films
Kaazhcha 2004
Rajamanikyam 2005
Vadakkumnathan 2006
Bhargava Charitham Moonam Khandam
Karutha Pakshikal
Yes Your Honour
Anchil Oral Arjunan 2007
Naalu Pennungal
Pachamarathanalil 2008
My Mother’s Laptop
Bharya Swantham Suhruth 2009
Katha Parayum Theruvoram
Kana Kanmani
Pazhassi Raja
Bhoomi Malyalam
Kutty Srank 2010
Seniors 2011
Cobra 2012
Bachelor Party (Guest role)
No. 66 Madhura Bus
Ivan Megharoopan
Maad Dad 2013
Papilio Budha
Ladies & Gentleman
Iyobinte Pusthakam 2016
Tiyaan 2017


Tamil Films
Thavamai Thavamirundhu 2005
Pattiyal 2006
Satham Podathey 2007
Pokkisham 2009
Irumbukottai Murattu Singam 2010
Thanga Meenkal 2013
Brahman 2014
Sivaranjiniyum Inum Sila Pengalum 2017


Hindi Films
Striker 2010


Kannada Films
Thamassu 2010
Aidondla Aidu 2011


Bengali Films
Aparajita Tumi 2012


Vital statistics
  • Height            :  NA
  • Weight           :  NA
  • Hair Colour    :  Black
  • Eye Colour     :  Black
  • Status            :  Married