Raadhika Sarathkumar

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For the Malayalam film actress, see Radhika (Malayalam actress).
Raadhika Sarathkumar
Born 21 August 1962
Occupation Actress, producer
Children Rayanne Hardy
Rahul Sarathkumar
Parents M. R. Radha
Geetha Radha

Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian television and film actress, entrepreneur and producer. She is the founder of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited,[1] which has produced successful serials Chitti, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, and Idi Katha Kadu (Telugu). She has also acted in the serial Chellamay for Sun TV which concluded recently and started to playing a double act as twin sisters in the new serial programme Vani Rani. She was a judge on Vijay TV's Jodi Number One Season 4. She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kathai, which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Raadhika was born on 21 August 1962 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as the eldest daughter of the late Tamil actor and comedian, M. R. Radha (Mohan Rajagopala Radhakrishnan Naidu), and Geetha Radha. She was educated in India, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Her brothers, Raju Radha and Mohan Ratha, and younger sister Nirosha (Nirosha) also have careers in acting.

She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Actor-Director Prathap Pothan in 1985, whom she later divorced. Her second marriage was to Richard Hardy, with whom she has a daughter named Rayanne Hardy, born in 1992.[3] She is currently married to actor Sarathkumar, whom she married on February 4, 2001. They have a son called Rahul, born in 2004. She is currently residing in Chennai with Sarathkumar, her son and daughter, and Varalaxmi and Pooja, Sarathkumar's daughters from his previous marriage.[4][5]

Film career[edit]

Raadhika was discovered by Tamil director Bharathiraja when she was just 16 years old. Her first film was Kizhakke Pogum Rail released in 1978. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi as well as Malayalam films.

Small screen career[edit]

After becoming successful in cinema, Raadhika decided to take on the small screen. In 1994 she set out to produce her own TV serial under the Radaan TV banner. After some initial hiccups, the company re-emerged successfully as Radaan Mediaworks India Ltd in 1999 and, by 2008, had an annual turnover exceeding Rs 10 crore. In 2004, the company ventured into film production in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi markets. Radaan has plans to the Hindi television market.[6] She has acted as the protagonist in several hit serials produced by Radaan Mediaworks. Her first hit drama was Chitti, a 467-episode serial in which she portrayed the main character, Saradha. The serial was widely watched and praised throughout the Tamil-speaking world. Fresh off the success of Chitti Raadhika went on to produce the 757-episode Annamalai, in which she played the main role. Her co-star in both these serials was the veteran actor Sivakumar, with whom she was often paired in films. In Annamalai, he played her brother. She recently played a dual role of mother and daughter in the teleserial Arasi, sequel to the teleserial Selvi. She is currently acting in a Telugu serial No.23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam. Chellamey serial reached its climax and concluded on 18 January 2013 with a total of 845 episodes, with Radaan Mediaworks launching a brand new serial title Vani Rani in which she is playing a dual role of twin sisters starting from 21 January 2013. The serial has an ensemble cast including Venu Arvind, Babloo Prithviraj, Baby Neha and Mahalakshmi of sun music VJ playing the lead roles. She is currently producing and acting in a brand new serial for mediacorp vasantham by the title Puriyaamal Pirinthom under Radaan TV production .This serial is directed by M.Ganaish Raj, the director for Bambremme, the earlier Radaan serial.

Filmography[edit]

As an Actress[edit]

In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1978 Kizhake Pogum Rail Paanjaali Sudhakar, Janagaraj P. Bharathiraja
1979 Inikkum Ilamai
1979 Niram Maaratha Pookkal Sudhakar, Vijayan P. Bharathiraja
1979 Anbae Sangeetha
1980 Enga Ooru Rasathi
1980 Chinnasiru Kiliye
1980 Ethir Veettu Jannal
1980 Bhama Rukmani K. Bhagyaraj, Praveena R. Bhaskaran
1980 Thai Pongal
1980 Kumari Pennin Ullathile
1981 Indru Poi Naalai Vaa Jaya K. Bhagyaraj, Pazhanisamy K. Bhagyaraj
1982 Pokkiri Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi SP. Muthuraman
1982 Ranga Rajinikanth, Radhika R. Thyagarajan
1983 Moondru Mugam Vali, Muthulingam A. Jagannathan
1984 Anbulla Rajinikanth Herself Rajinikanth, Meena K. Natraj
1984 Dhavani Kanavugal K. Bhagyaraj, Ilavarasi K. Bhagyaraj
1984 Meendumoru Kaadal Kathai
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Rajinikanth, Karthik SP. Muthuraman
1985 Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri
1986 Dharma Devathai Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Kamal Hassan, K.R. Vijaya SP. Muthuraman
1987 Oorkavalan Rajinikanth, Radhika Sarathkumar Manobala
1987 Veerapandiyan
1988 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Mohan, Archana Balu Mahendra
1988 Thendral Sudum Manobala
1988 Therkathi Kallan
1989 Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Vijayakanth, Anand Senthilnathan Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress
1989 Thai Pongal
1990 Keladi Kanmani Sharada S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Geetha Vasanth Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1990 Ninaivu Chinnam Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
1992 Tamizh Ponnu
1993 Kizhakku Cheemayile Virumaayi Vijayakumar, Radhika Bharathiraja
1994 Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana Lakshmi Nassar, Jaishankar V. Sekhar
1994 Pavithra Pavithra Ajith Kumar, Nassar K. Subhaash
1994 Namma Annachi R. Sarathkumar, Heera Rajagopal Dhalapathi
1995 Pasumpon Prabhu, Sivaji Ganesan Bharathiraja Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress (also for Rani Maharaani)
1995 Rani Maharaani Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress (also for Pasumpon)
1995 Raasaiyya Madhavi Prabhu Deva, Roja P. Kannan
1995 Puthiya Aatchi Anandaraj, Sarath Babu Velu Prabhakaran
1996 Karuvelam Pookkal Vadivu Nasser, Charle Poomani
1997 Suryavamsham Sakthivel Gounder's Wife Sarath Kumar, Devayani Vikraman
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Bhagyam Murali, Suriya Indiran
1998 Jeans Sundaramba Prashanth, Aishwarya Rai S. Shankar
1998 En Aasai Rasave Sivaji Ganesan, Murali Kasthuri Raja
1998 Veera Thalattu Murali, Vineetha Kasthuri Raja
1999 Kummi Paattu Prabhu, Devayani Kasthuri Raja
1999 Amarkalam Ganga Ajith Kumar, Shalini Saran
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam Prashanth, Rambha Rasu Madhuravan
1999 Sivan Sivagami Napoleon, C. Arunpandian Velu Prabhakaran
1999 Tajmahal Manoj, Riya Sen Bharathiraja
2000 Sudhandhiram Advocate Padmini Arjun, Rambha Raj Kapoor
2001 Roja Kootam Srikanth, Bhumika Chawla Sasi
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada Dhamayanthi Prithviraj, Sandhya V. Priya
2008 Pandhayam Masanam's Wife Nithin Sathya, Sindhu Tolani S. A. Chandrasekhar
2012 Saguni Ramani Karthi, Pranitha Shankar Dayal
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Gautham's wife R. Sarathkumar, Cheran Shaheed Kader
2014 Sandamarutham Sarath Kumar, Oviya A. Venkatesh Filming
2014 Poojai Vishal, Shruti Haasan Hari Filming

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1981 Nyayam Kavali Bharathi Devi Ammo Naaku Bhayam, Budi Budi Bidiyamgaa A. Kodandarami Reddy Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1981 Radha Kalyanam Radha
1981 Kirayi Rowdylu Jyothi A. Kodandarami Reddy
1981 Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu
1981 Priya
1982 Idi Pellantara
1982 Vayyari Bhamulu Vagalamari Bhartulu N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Sridevi
1982 Billa Ranga
1982 Yamakinkarudu Radha Chiranjeevi Raj Bharat
1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Lalithamba Mouli
1982 Mondi Ghatam Latha Raja Chandra
1983 Prema Pichollu Prema Internet Movie Database, A. Kodandarami Reddy
1983 Palletoori Monagadu Chiranjeevi, Maruthirao Gollapudi S. A. Chandrasekhar
1983 Abhilasha Archana Chiranjeevi A. Kodandarami Reddy
1983 Shivudu Shivudu Shivudu A. Kodandarami Reddy
1983 Puli Bebbuli
1983 Gudachari No.1 Rekha
1983 Simhapuri Simham Kodi Ramakrishna
1983 Mugguru Monagallu
1983 Trisulam
1984 Hero
1984 Srimathi Kaavali Jaya
1984 Yuddam
1984 Babbulu Gadi Debba
1984 Kondaveeti Nagulu
1984 Bava Maradalu
1984 Abhimanyudu
1984 Punyam Koddi Purushudu
1984 Anubandham
1984 Grihalakshmi
1985 Swati Mutyam Lalitha K. Viswanath
1985 Mangalya Balam
1985 Jwala
1986 Jeevana Poratam Rajinikanth, Shobhan Babu
1986 Bandham
1986 Jailu pakshi
1987 Aranyakanda Kranthi Kumar
1987 Donga Mogudu Seetha
1987 Sardar Dharmanna
1987 Karthika Pournami
1987 Aradhana Gangamma Chiranjeevi, Radhika Bharathiraja
1987 Aatma Bandhuvulu
1987 America Abbayi
1987 Nyayaniki Sankellu
1988 Anna Chellelu
1990 Raja Vikramarka Ravi Raja Pinisetty
1990 Idem pellam baboi
1992 Swati Kiranam Sarada K. Viswanath
1994 Palnati Pourusham Muthyala Subbaiah
1997 Kutumba Gouravam
1998 Suryavamsam Venkatesh, Meena Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
1999 Prema Katha Subhadra Ram Gopal Varma Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1983 Prachanda Kulla
1985 Jeevana Chakra Ranga's Wife
1987 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram K. S. R. Das
1991 Nagini
1979 Hamare Tumhare Sonia Umesh Mehra
1986 Asli Naqli Vijay's sister Sudharshan Nag
1986 Naseeb Apna Apna Chanda Singh
1987 Kudrat Ka Kanoon Aarti Verma / Miss Julie Singh
1990 Aaj Ka Arjun Laxmi Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada K.C. Bokadia Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai Roopa P. Chandra
1993 Tum Karo Vaada Soniya
1998 Himmatwala Mithun Chakraborty, Ayesha Jhulka Jayant Gilatar
1999 Lal Baadshah Mrs. Ranbhir Singh Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala K.C. Bokadia
1999 Sarfarosh Bar Dancer Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre John Matthew Matthan

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1985 Koodum Thedi Devi Mohanlal, Radhika Paul Babu
1985 Makan Ente Makan Sujatha
1993 Arthana
2000 Priyam Vasudev Sanal

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1983 Prachanda Kulla
1985 Jeevana Chakra Ranga's Wife
1987 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram K. S. R. Das
1991 Nagini

Television[edit]

Year Series/Show Role Notes
1999-2001 Chithi Sharadha / Shakthi Dubbed in Telugu as Pinni, Dubbed in Sinhala as Punchi
Idhi Katha Kadhu Telugu Serial
2002-2004 Annamalai Annamalai
2005-2006 Selvi Selvi Dubbed in Telugu as Lakshmi
2007-2009 Arasi Arasi / Selvi Dubbed in Telugu as Jhansi
2009-2013 Chellamay Chellamma
2013–present Vani Rani Vani / Rani Dubbed in Malayalam as Vani Rani itself
2013–2013 Puriyaamal Pirinthom Priya Singapore Tamil drama broadcast on MediaCorp Vasantham [7]

As a Producer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal
2014 Pulivaal
2014 Sandamarutham Filming
2015 Thalappakatti Pre-production

Award and nomination[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
National Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Directors". RAADAAN MEDIAWORDS INDIA LIMITED. 
  2. ^ "Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film". Awards and Shows. 
  3. ^ "Radhika Sarathkumar Biography". entertainment.oneindia.in. 
  4. ^ "Raadhika Sarathkumar - Profile and Biography". Veethi. 
  5. ^ "Actress Radhika Sarathkumar Kids Daughter Rayane & Son Rahul Photos". Mere Pix. 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Radaan to produce Hindi Films". SIFY. 7 February 2004. 
  7. ^ "Oru Nayagi Oru Novel". Vasantham on xinmsn Entertainment. 
  8. ^ "32 National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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