|Died||16 November 1997|
Her first movie was in Telugu, Adapillala Tandri (1974), later debuting with Bangarada Gudi (1976) in Kannada film industry, she was a popular actress during early and late 1970s. She acted opposite the legendary Dr.Rajkumar in Operation Diamond Racket, Thayige Thakka Maga and Shankar Guru. She starred opposite Anant Nag in the comedy Narada Vijaya and the novel-based Baadada Hoo, and both were highly successful. With Dr.Vishnuvardhan, she acted in five-six movies and played glamorous roles. Srinath, Ashok and Lokesh were her other costars in Kannada movies.
In Tamil, Mohana Punnagai, Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren, Kuppathu Raja, Aayiram Jenmangal, Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan and Vaira Nenjam are some of her notable films. She had a successful career in Tamil films as a lead heroine between 1974 and 1981. She acted opposite Sivaji Ganesan in Vaira Nenjam and Mohana Punnagai. She was paired with M. G. Ramachandran in Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan portraying the role of a princess. She acted nearly 80 movies majoring South Indian languages.
The beautiful Padmapriya was regarded as the Hema Malini of the South. Padmapriya was born in Karnataka. In 1983 she married Srinivasan and the couple had a daughter named Vasumathi. Just a year after marriage, the couple filed for divorce which dragged on for a long time. After filing for divorce Padmapriya stayed with her parents for 13 years at T. Nagar. She died on 16 November 1997 from heart disease as well as kidney failure.
Padmapriya was fluent in all four South Indian languages and dubbed in her own voice. Her last movie in Tamil was Thotta Chinungi where she played a mother's role. In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.
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|1986||Aparaadhi Naanalla||Tiger Prabhakar, Srinath|
|1983||Sri Nanjundeshwara Mahime||Srinivasamoorthy|
|1982||Baadada Hoo||Anant Nag|
|1980||Nanna Rosha Nooru Varusha||Vishnuvardhan|
|1980||Narada Vijaya||Anant Nag|
|1980||Pattanakke Banda Patniyaru||Lokesh|
|1979||Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu||Srinath|
|1978||Operation Diamond Racket||Dr Rajkumar|
|1978||Shankar Guru||Dr Rajkumar|
|1978||Thayige Thakka Maga||Dr Rajkumar|
|1977||Lakshmi Nivasa||Ram Gopal|
|1979||Mani Koya Kurup|
|1978||Aval Kanda Lokam|
|1980||Maa Inti Devatha|
|1976||Manchiki Maro Peru||Neelima|
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