Sudha Chandran

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Sudha Chandran
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Sudha Chandran at Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebration
Born (1964-09-21) 21 September 1964 (age 49)
Occupation Dancer, actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Ravi Dang
Parents Chandran

Sudha Chandran is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer, Indian film and television actress, who turned to acting following the loss of a leg in an accident in June 1981 near Trichy, Tamil Nadu.

Early life and education[edit]

Sudha Chandran was born to Tamil-Brahmin parents in Kannur, Kerala on 21 September 1964.[1] She earned her B.A from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A in Economics. In 1981, on June 5, while traveling from Mumbai for a pilgrimage via the Scindia School in Tamil Nadu, she met with an accident in which she was wounded. The doctors missed a wound on her ankle and plastered the leg. After two weeks, Chandran returned to Madras for a checkup and doctors realized that the wound was now infected and a gangrene had formed and there was no alternative other than to amputate her leg. Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life. She subsequently overcame her disability with the help of a prosthetic 'Jaipur foot', becoming one of the most highly acclaimed dancers of the Indian subcontinent.[2] She received invitations from all over the world for performances. She was honored with various awards. She performed as far away from home as Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Soon after she catapulted to fame and recognition by venturing into the world of films and television. She gained fame after the tragic incident. Now she has become an inspiration to many.[3]


The 1984 Telugu film Mayuri, in which she plays herself, was inspired by her life story. The 1986 film Nache Mayuri was a Hindi remake of the Telugu original. She came to be known as Mayuri girl after that.


She is married to Ravi Dang in 1986. The couple have no children.[4]


Title Role Channel
Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life OK
Soundravalli - Jaya TV
Antaraal - DD National
Arasi 'Madurai' Thilakavathy Sun TV
Bahuraniyan - DD Metro
Chandrakanta - DD National
Chashme Baddoor - Zee TV
Hamari Bahu Tulsi Tulsi DD National
Hum Paanch (Season Two) Anand's first wife Zee TV
Jaane Bhi Do Paaro - DD Metro
K. Street Pali Hill Gayatri Kaul STAR Plus
Kaahin Kissii Roz Ramola Sikand STAR Plus
Kaise Kahoon - Zee TV
Kalasam Chandramathi Sun TV
Kasturi Maasi STAR Plus
Kuchh Is Tara Mallika Nanda Sony TV
Kya Dill Mein Hai Rajeshwari Devi 9X
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi ACP STAR Plus
Saath Saath - DD Metro
Solhah Singaarr Rajeshwari Devi Sahara One
Tumhari Disha Disha's mother Zee TV
Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Rajlaxmi DD National
Kathaparayum Kavyanjali Rajlaxmi Surya TV
Soundaravalli Akhilandeswari Jaya TV
Jaiyam Padma Jaya TV
Pondatti Thevai Rajalakshmi Sun TV
Super Dancer Junior 4 Herself Amrita TV
Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha Appa Sun TV
Thaka Thimi Tha Herself Jaya TV
Thendral Bhuvana Sun TV
Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga Kalyani Devi Raichand Sahara One
Adaalat Indrani (Prosecution lawyers) Sony Entertainment Television India
Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Mrs. Vyas Life OK
Jallosh Suvarnayugacha Judge ETV Marathi
Ek Thhi Naayka Uma Biswas Life OK
Aardram Sudha Pillai as retired Jedgy Asianet
Deivam thandha Veedu Chithra Devi Star Vijay
Super Star Junior Reality Show Amrita TV


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