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.
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. Patnaik, Radhika 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.
|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
|Senu Vasanthi Lakshmi||2004|
|Bhargava Charitham Moonam Khandam|
|Yes Your Honour|
|Anchil Oral Arjunan||2007|
|My Mother’s Laptop|
|Bharya Swantham Suhruth||2009|
|Katha Parayum Theruvoram|
|Bachelor Party (Guest role)|
|No. 66 Madhura Bus|
|Ladies & Gentleman|
|Irumbukottai Murattu Singam||2010|
|Sivaranjiniyum Inum Sila Pengalum||2017|