Spouse Jagdish Sidana (m. 1986)
|Name Padma Khanna|
Years active 1961–present
TV shows Ramayan
|Born 10 March 1949 (age 68) (1949-03-10) |
Children Neha Sidana, Akshar Sidana
Movies Saudagar, Balam Pardesia, Johny Mera Naam, Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piy, Anokhi Ada
Similar People Sujit Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Leela Mishra, Jayshree T, Manmohan Krishna
Padma Khanna (19 October 1946) is an Indian actress, dancer and director. She appeared mainly in Hindi and Bhojpuri films in the 1970s and 1980s. She is most remembered for her role in the film Saudagar with Amitabh Bachchan and also as Queen Kaikeyi in Ramanand Sagar's epic series Ramayan (1987–1988). She has acted in two Telugu films with N. T. Rama Rao Desoddarakulu and Rajaputra Rahasyam.
Song:Husn ke lakho rang
Born in 1949, Khanna started her Kathak training when she was just about 7 by Pandit Birju Maharaj. She was born in Benaras and was introduced to Bollywood under the suggestions of actresses Padmini and Vyjayanthimala.
Khanna debuted as an actress in the 1961 Bhojpuri film Bhaiyya when she was just 12. She got her break in 1970 when she played a cabaret dancer in Johnny Mera Naam. She often played dancers, appearing in films like Loafer, Jaan-E-Bahaar and Pakeezah in which she acted as a double for Meena Kumari during mujra numbers. In the 1980s, she played Queen Kaikeyi in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan which aired on Doordarshan.
In 2008, she choreographed and acted in a musical based on the epic Ramayana with 64 actors and dancers at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, directed by her husband, Jagdish L. Sidana. She also directed a Bhojpuri film, Nahir Hutal Jaya (2004).
She was married to the late film director Jagdish L. Sidana.