Saturday, July 23, 2011

Padmini


Padmini Biography
Padmini was an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer who has acted in over 250 Indian films. She has acted in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi language films. Padmini along with her elder sister Lalitha and her younger sister Ragini, were called "Travancore sisters". Padmini was born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram in what was then the princely state of Travancore . She was the second daughter of Thankappan Pillai and Saraswathi Amma. Her sisters, Lalitha and Ragini, were also well known film actresses. Together, the three were known as the Travancore sisters. Padmini and her sisters learnt bharathanatyam from Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiah Pillai. The trio was also the disciples of Indian dancer Guru Gopinath. They learnt "Kerala Natanam" style of dancing from him. Film director P. Subramaniam, noticed her talents while she was presenting Parijatha Pushpapaharanam in Thiruvananthapuram. At the age of 16, Padmini was cast as the heroine in the Hindi film Kalpana , launching her film career. She acted in films for nearly 30 years.
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Dance Competition - Padmini & M G Ramachandran - Mannadhi Mannan

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