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Radha (actress)

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Years active
  
1981–1991

Nephews
  
Ram Kesav, Rishikesh


Name
  
Udaya Chandrika

Role
  
Film actress

Radha wearing white dress with gold details in the edge

Born
  
3 June 1965 (age 58) (
1965-06-03
)
Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Family
  
Ambika (sister)MallikaArjunSuresh

Awards
  
Kalaimaamani, Cinema express, film critics

Spouse
  
Rajasekaran Nair (m. 1991)

Siblings
  
Ambika, Suresh Nair, Arjun Nair, Mallika Nair

Children
  
Karthika Nair, Thulasi Nair, Vignesh Nair

Parents
  
Sarasamma, Kallara Kunjan Nair

  Karthika Nair

Similar
  
Ambika (actress), Karthika Nair, Thulasi Nair

Actress Radha 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations || Daughters Karthika nair, Thulasi


Udaya Chandrika, better known by her screen name Radha (born 3 June 1965), is an Indian actress popular in the 80s and early 90s. She was one of the top heroines for a decade from 1981 to 1991. She has acted in over 200 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Her elder sister, Ambika, was also an actress. They acted together in a number of south Indian films and during the peak of their careers they owned a movie studio called "ARS Studios". In 2013 they converted ARS Studios to a hotel complex.She is currently a Judge in STAR Vijay Jodi Number One Season 6 Reality Dance program.

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Radha in her black dress with roses embroidered

Facts

Her real name is Udaya Chandrika.

She is an Indian actress who was popular in the 80s and early 90s.

She acted in over 200 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. 

Radha got married to Rajasekaran Nair on 10 September 1991 and the couple have 3 children.

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Personal life

Radha's hands on her chin

Radha hails from Kallara Village near Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala.

Radha got married to Rajasekaran Nair on 10 September 1991. The couple have 3 children; Son Vignesh Nair and daughters Karthika Nair and Thulasi Nair have settled in Mumbai. For the past 25 years they have owned a chain of restaurants in Mumbai and two hotels called UDS in Kovalam at Kerala, which have won the best coastal beach resort award. They also own a restaurant in the UK named "Rock and Role Kitchen" (RRK).

Radha in her black dress with roses embroidered

Her sister Ambika is also an actress. Her daughter Karthika Nair started her career as an actress with the Telugu film Josh. Her other daughter Thulasi Nair started her career as an actress with the Maniratnam film Kadal (2012 film).

Career

Radha in her fierce look

Radha was spotted by director Bharathiraja and was cast as a teenager in Alaigal Oivathillai in 1981 opposite newcomer Karthik.

Tamil cinema

Radha with her daughter Karthika

Radha started her career in 1981 starring as the protagonist in director Bharathiraja's Alaigal Oivathillai alongside debutant Karthik. The movie was a runaway hit and is regarded as a cult classic. The on-screen chemistry that she shared with Karthik was highly successful and led to many movies like Pakkathu Veetu Roja, Valibamey Vaa Vaa and Ilanjodigal. In the same year Radha played a small role in the movie Tik Tik Tik which also starred Kamal Haasan. Tik Tik Tik played a significant role in her career. Later she starred alongside Kamal Hassan in movies like Oru Kaidhiyin Diary, Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey, Kadhal Parisu and Jappanil Kalyanaraman.

Radha wearing a pink dress in her Mother's Day Spl Interview

Her sister Ambika is also a very popular actress. They shared screen space in films like Enkeyo Ketta Kural, Kadhal Parisu, Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru, Idhaya Kovil and Vellai Roja. The two sisters were at the zenith of their fame when they acted in Kadhal Parisu in which they played the roles of very glamorous, highly desirable women. Ambika and Radha managed their careers very carefully and after attaining success they were very selective about taking up roles in Tamil movies and only performed with top actors and directors. It was very rare to see both the sisters in the same movie after their early years in the Tamil film industry.

Telugu cinema

She acted in her first Telugu film with Sobhan Babu in Mr. Vijay . Her notable films in Telugu include Yamudiki Mogudu, State Rowdy, Raamudu Bheemudu, and Agni Parvatam. She has acted in around 16 films with Chiranjeevi, 6 films with Balakrishna and worked with all major heroes like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Shoban Babu and many more. Her glamour roles were brought out by K. Raghavendra Rao and A. Kodandarami Reddy.

Kannada cinema

Radha has done 4 Kannada films. She acted with veteran Vishnuvardhan and actress Lakshmi in Soubhagya Lakshmi, a remake of the Hindi film Maang Bharo Sajana. It in turn is a remake of a Telugu movie. She has done films with Ravichandran. In 1991, she did the movie Ranachandi with co-actors Sharat Babu, Ramesh Bhat, Mukhyamantri Chandru and Sudhir. In the film, she played a cop with Sharat Babu as her husband and Mukhyamantri Chandru as the villain. She had many stunts and fight sequences. It was a big hit in Kannada and is still remembered by Kannada movie-goers. Radha and Vishnuvardhan tried their best to romance in a hot rain song in an attempt to outdo the magic created by Ambika and Vishnuvardhan, but scheduling conflicts prevented this from happening. As a result, Radha was forced to watching the hot rain songs with Vishnuvardhan and his heroines on the Midnight Masala TV program instead of watching her own hot rain song with Vishnuvardhan.

Malayalam cinema

Radha acted only in 5 Malayalam films, the most notable being K. G. George's state award-winning film Irakal (1986). Her performance as Nirmala is widely regarded as one of the best in her career. She produced the Malayalam film Ayitham (1987) in which she played the lead role. She played significant roles in Sathyan Anthikad's Revathikkoru Pavakkutty (1986),she had acted in Umanilayam(1984) joshy's movie and P. G. Viswambaran's Innathe Programme (1991).

Filmography

Actress
2022
Super Queen (TV Series)
2021
Intezaar: Koi Aane Ko Hai
2000
Vasantham as
Heroine
1995
Bewafa Sanam
1994
Akhand Pratigya
1992
Kanoon Aur Sazaa
1992
Mera Farz Mera Karz
1992
Shauqeen Haseena
1991
Innathe Programme as
Indumathi
1991
Pandirimancham as
Madhuravani
1991
Samsara Veena
1991
Sigaram
1990
Manaivi vantha neram
1990
The Other Side as
Avayam
1990
Kodama Simham as
Bijili
1990
Kondaveeti Donga as
Srikanya
1990
Qaidi Dada
1990
Zakhmi Kali
1989
Manchi Kutumbam
1989
Pick Pocket
1989
Soggadi Kapuram
1989
Two Town Rowdy
1989
Rickshawala
1989
Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal as
Goddess Meenakshi / Parvathi
1989
Lankeswarudu
1989
Ajatha Satruvu
1989
Rudranetra as
Hamsa Lekha
1989
State Rowdy as
Radha (as Glamour Queen Radha)
1989
Vicky Dada as
Savitri
1989
Rajathi Raja
1988
Annanagar Mudhal Theru
1988
Donga Ramudu
1988
En Uyir Kannamma
1988
Jamadagni
1988
Rakthabishekam
1988
Ramudu Bheemudu as
Manga
1988
Mugguru Kodukulu as
Roja
1988
Marana Mrudangam
1988
Rowdy No. 1
1988
Yamudiki Mogudu as
Radha
1988
Doragarintlo Dongodu
1988
Chuttalabbai
1988
Aaj Ki Jung
1988
Mahalakshmi Mahima as
Goda
1987
Ayitham
1987
Dongodochadu
1987
Jallikkattu
1987
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
1987
Saubhagya Lakshmi
1987
Thambathiyam
1987
Jebu Donga
1987
Sattam Oru Vilayattu
1987
Uzhavan Magan
1987
Anand
1987
Kaadhal Parisu as
Chitra
1986
Ashtalakshmi Vaibhavamu
1986
Mela Thiranthathu Kadhavu
1986
Ravana Brahma
1986
Revathikkoru Pavakkutty as
Susanna
1986
Raakshasudu as
Shailaja
1986
Manithanin Maru Pakkam
1986
Manakanakku
1986
Amman Koil Kizhakkaalae
1986
Simhasanam
1986
Muddula Krishnaiah
1986
Nippulanti manishi
1986
Kondaveeti Raja as
Padma
1985
Idaya Kovil
1985
Muthal Mariyathai as
Kuyil
1985
Nalla Thambi
1985
Palnati Simham as
Bhavani
1985
Prema Mayam
1985
Maha Manishi
1985
Jappanil Kalyanaraman as
Radha
1985
Adavi Donga as
Radhika
1985
Raktha Sindhuram as
Rekha
1985
Puli as
Radha
1985
Vintha Mogudu
1985
Neethiyin Nizhal as
Swapna
1985
Donga
1985
Oru Kaidhiyin Diary as
Rosy
1985
Agni Parvatham
1985
Paayum Puli as
Revathy
1984
Ambigai Neyril Vandhaal as
Heroine
1984
Charitra Nayakan
1984
Iru Methaigal
1984
Kaamyaab
1984
Pillaiyar
1984
Simha Soppanam
1984
Uma Nilayam as
Uma
1984
Naagu
1984
Vasantha Geetam
1984
Goonda
1984
Naan Mahaan Alla as
Geetha
1983
Apoorva Sahodarigal
1983
Chanda Sasanudu
1983
Mortuary (as Radha Devi)
1983
Sandhippu
1983
Thudikkum Karangal as
Radha
1983
Vellai Roja as
Mary Savari Muthu
1983
Thoongathey Tambi Thoongathey as
Padhmini
1983
Nenjamelam Neeye as
Heroine
1983
Sivappu Sooriyan as
Chitra
1983
Muthu engal sothu
1983
Oru Kai Paappom
1982
Adhisayappiravigal
1982
Ilanjodigal
1982
Prema Murthulu
1982
Thunai
1982
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
1982
Gopurangal Saayvathillai
1982
Pakkathu Veetu Roja
1982
Engeyo Ketta Kural as
Kamatchi
1982
Kanney Raadha
1982
Gopala Krishnudu as
Radha
1982
Kathal Ovium
1982
NERAM VANTHACHU
1982
Anandha Ragam
1981
Alaigal Ooivathilai
1981
Tik Tik Tik
1980
Pasupu Thadu
1966
Phool Aur Patthar (as Radha Devi)
Self
1988
Bazaar Rowdy as
Self

References

Radha (actress) Wikipedia


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