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Other names
  
Padma Priya, Priya

Role
  
Film actress

Occupation
  
Actress, model

Spouse
  
Jasmine Shah (m. 2014)

Years active
  
2004–present

Parents
  
Janakiraman, Vijaya

Name
  
Padmapriya Janakiraman


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Full Name
  
Padmapriya Janakiraman

Born
  
28 February 1980 (age 43) (
1980-02-28
)
Delhi, India

Movies
  
Mirugam, Friend to all, Pattiyal, Kerala Varma Pazhassi, Satham Podathey

Similar People
  
Saranya Mohan, Kanika, Sindhu Menon, Meera Jasmine, Parvathy

Padmapriya Janakiraman Biography | Age | Family | Affairs | Movies | Education


Padmapriya JanakiramanInitial system, simply credited as Padmapriya, is an Indian film actress and model. A classical bharatanatyam dancer, Padmapriya made her acting debut in the Telugu-language film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2003), following which she appeared in a number of Malayalam and Tamil-language films alongside leading actors. In a span of 5 years, she has appeared in nearly 30 films in Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and has received several major South Indian awards. She is probably Best known for her critically acclaimed performances in the Malayalam-language films Kaazhcha, Karutha Pakshikal, Pazhassi Raja and the Tamil-language films Thavamai Thavamirundhu and Mirugam.

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Early life

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Padmapriya was born in Delhi to Tamil parents Janakiraman, a brigadier in the Indian Army, and Vijaya and brought up in Punjab.

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She did her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh and studied at Loyola Academy, Alwal, Secunderabad, from which she graduated with a B. Com degree. Later, she pursued an MBA degree in finance at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar. She was then working for GE Capital as a risk consultant in Bangalore and Gurgaon. After GE she was with Symphony in Bangalore. During her free-Time, she ventured into modelling, which would later pave her way to the film business and acting. She has also won Miss Andhra Pradesh in 2001. While studying in 12th class in Andhra Pradesh, Padmapriya did a music album.

She also holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School of India University and Masters in Public Administration from New York University.

Career

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Padmapriya made her acting debut in the 2003 Telugu film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi, a remake of the Tamil film Kasi, which itself was a remake of the Malayalam film Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. She played the role of a sexually exploited poor sister of a blind man in the film. Padmapriya says, she accepted this offer "for the sake of friendship". This made possible her entry into the Malayalam film industry in the same year, starring in the film Kaazhcha alongside superstar Mammootty. For her portrayal of a mother of a young girl, who struggles to accommodate another child, a victim of the Gujarat earthquake, she received rave reviews and the Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year.

In 2005, she acted in her first Tamil-language film, Thavamai Thavamirundhu, a drama that dealt with familial bond, depicting a father-son relationship, in which she was paired opposite actor-director Cheran. She played a simple college girl in the film, which garnered highly positive reviews and won several awards at major Indian award ceremonies, including a National Film Award (for Best Film on Family Welfare). Padmapriya herself was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress for her critically acclaimed performance. She next starred in the Malayalam film Rajamanikyam again alongside Mammootty. The comedy film, featuring also Rahman and Sindhu Menon, was a universal blockbuster, becoming the most popular film of the year, Padmapriya's highest-grossing film till date and even the highest-grosser in the history of Malayalam cinema, after Twenty:20.

In 2006, she appeared in 6 films. Her first release that year was Vadakkum Nathan, which Padmapriya considers as her debut film, citing: "I started taking this career seriously with that movie". She next starred in the Tamil film Pattiyal, in which she portrayed a salesgirl at a garment company. The Vishnuvardhan-directed gangster film, in which she shared screen space with Arya, Bharath and Pooja Umashankar, was a commercial and critical success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of the year. Later that year, she acted in the Malayalam-language film Karutha Pakshikal and Yes Your Honour, which both were well appreciated by critics. Padmapriya's performance in both the films received positive reviews, particularly her portrayal as Poongodi, a street beggar, in the former fetched her rave accloades and earned her several awards including a Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 2007, she had 7 releases, the first being Anchil Oraal Arjunan. Next she starred in Veeralipattu and Satham Podathey, a Tamil film. The latter was a psychological thriller directed by Vasanth, where she enacted the role of a helpless wife, who gets kidnapped by her former husband, whom she had divorced due to his alcohol addiction.

Following Satham Podathey, she appeared in the films Naalu Pennungal in Malayalam, directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Mirugam in Tamil, directed by Samy. In Naalu Pennungal, which fetched its director the National Film Award for Best Direction, she played the role of a street prostitute, whilst in Mirugam, she played a tomboyish wife to a ruffian, who behaves like an animal, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress.

Currently she is working on half-a-dozen films, which include her Hindi debut venture Striker opposite Siddharth Narayan, her Kannada debut film Thamassu alongside Shivrajkumar, a cowboy-based film Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam in Tamil, Kutty Shranku with Mammootty once again in Malayalam. In 2010, she enacted the role of a bar owner in Striker, following which she appear as a human rights activist in Thamassu and as an army officer's daughter in Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam. She played a vital role in Naayika, winning critical praise for her performance. NDTV wrote that her "beauty and acting skills helped in portraying the role to perfection and 'young Gracy' ends as the saving 'grace' of the film".She has acted in some advertisements

She was also a participant of Nalaiya iyakkunar season 5 in Kalaignar TV. Her short films received positive responses even though she didn't become the title winner.

Personal life

Padmapriya married to Jasmine, who is from Gujarat and works as the Policy Head for South Asia at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, headquartered in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on November 12, 2014 at Mumbai. She met him while both were pursuing their Master's from Columbia and New York University.

Awards and nominations

National Film Award
  • Special Jury Award – Various films in multiple languages (2009)
  • Filmfare Awards South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress – Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005)
  • Filmfare Best Malayalam Actress Award – Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  • Filmfare Best Malayalam Supporting Actress Award – Pazhassiraja (2009)
  • Kerala State Film Awards
  • Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress – Yes Your Honour & Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  • Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress – Pazhassi Raja (2009)
  • Asianet Film Awards
  • Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year – Kaazhcha (2004)
  • Asianet Award for Best Actress – Vadakkum Nathan & Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress – Mirugam (2007)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress – Pokkisham (2009)
  • Filmography

    Actress
    2022
    Wonder Women
    2022
    Oru Thekkan Thallu Case
    2022
    Cobra
    2021
    Jai Bhim as
    Gunasekaran's Wife (as Padmapriya Sivaranjani)
    2018
    Maya (Short)
    2017
    Chef as
    Radha Menon (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
    2017
    Patel S.I.R as
    Rajeswari
    2017
    Tiyaan as
    Vasundhara Devi
    2014
    Iyobinte Pusthakam as
    Rahel
    2014
    God, I Miss You as
    Stan Rabab Zbonack
    2014
    Bramman as
    Special appearance
    2013
    Thanga Meengal as
    Elvita Teacher
    2013
    Ladies and Gentleman as
    Jyothi
    2013
    Papilio Buddha
    2013
    Maad Dad as
    Dr. Rasiya
    2012
    Poppins as
    Kantha
    2012
    Ivan Megharoopan as
    Ammini
    2012
    No. 66 Madura Bus
    2012
    Bachelor Party as
    Guest appearance
    2012
    Cobra as
    Sherly
    2012
    Aparajita Tumi as
    Kuhu (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
    2011
    Nayika as
    Young Gracy
    2011
    Snehaveedu as
    Sunanda
    2011
    Aidondla Aidu
    2011
    Seniors
    2010
    Aidu Ondala Aidu (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
    2010
    Tamassu as
    Dr. Shanti
    2010
    Andari Bandhuvaya as
    Paddu
    2010
    Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam as
    Baali
    2010
    Striker as
    Madhu
    2009
    Kaana Kanmani as
    Maya
    2009
    Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja as
    Neeli
    2009
    Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts as
    Revamma
    2009
    Pokkisham as
    Nadira
    2009
    Bhoomi Malayalam as
    Fouzia
    2009
    Bharya Swantham Suhruthu
    2008
    My Mother's Laptop as
    Paayal
    2008
    Pachamarathanalil as
    Anu
    2008
    Manjadikuru as
    Roja Sr.
    2008
    Laptop as
    Heroine
    2007
    Mirugam as
    Alagamma
    2007
    Paradesi as
    Usha
    2007
    Satham Podathey as
    Bhanumathy
    2007
    Naalu Pennungal as
    Kunjipennu
    2007
    Veeralipattu
    2007
    Time as
    Susan Mary Thomas
    2007
    Anchil Oral Arjunan as
    Pavithra
    2006
    Yes Your Honour as
    Maya
    2006
    Karutha Pakshikal as
    Poonkodi (as Padma Priya)
    2006
    Bhargavacharitham Moonnam Khandam as
    Sophia
    2006
    Ashwaroodan as
    Seetha Lakshmi
    2006
    Vadakkum Nathan as
    Meera Balakrishnan
    2006
    Pattiyal as
    Saroja (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
    2005
    Rajamanikyam as
    Malli
    2005
    Thavamai Thavamiruntu
    2004
    Amrutham as
    Sainaba
    2004
    Kaazhcha as
    Lakshmi
    2004
    Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
    Music Department
    2010
    Andari Bandhuvaya (playback singer)

    References

    Padmapriya Janakiraman Wikipedia