Padmini Kolhapure in April 2014
1 November 1965 |
Padmini Kolhapure (Marathi: पद्मिनी कोल्हापुरे; born 1 November 1965) is an Indian actress who appeared primarily in Bollywood films during the 1980s. She made her television debut portraying Pallavi Modi in the Sony Entertainment Television India series Ekk Nayi Pehchaan.
Padmini Kolhapure was born the eldest of the three daughters of Pandharinath Kolhapure, a professional musician, by his wife Anupama Kolhapure. Her younger sisters are the former actress Tejaswini Kolhapure, and Shivani Kapoor, wife of actor Shakti Kapoor and mother of actress Shraddha Kapoor.
Padmini's family belongs to the Gomantak Maratha Samaj, the major Devadasi community of Maharashtra state, whose ancestral vocation is the performing arts (singing and dancing). The family took the surname "Kolhapure" because they hailed from Kolhapur. Padmini's father, Pandharinath Kolhapure, was a talented vocalist and Veena player. He was the son of Master Krishna Rao (sometimes referred to as Krishnarao Kolhapure), an exponent of Natya Sangeet who had enjoyed the patronage of the Baroda Durbar. Pandharinath's mother was the sister of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, and the natural sister of Balwantrao Abhisheki, the father of vocalist Jitendra Abhisheki. Thus, Padmini is a niece of legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. Indeed, the two families has always enjoyed close ties. Master Krishna Rao and his brother-in-law Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, together with Chintamanrao Kolhatkar, had once founded their own theatre troupe known as "Balwant Mandali," which however met with only moderate success. Padmini's mother, Anupama Kolhapure, was born into a Konkani-speaking Saraswat Brahmin family belonging to Mangalore in Karnataka. She formerly used to work as ground staff with Air India.
While working for the film Aisa Pyar Kahan, padmini met Pradeep Sharma, alias Tutu Sharma, who was the producer of the film. They were married after a brief courtship. They have a son named Priyank Sharma. Padmini and Pradeep celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently, and their rock-solid marriage, relatively rare among top-notch film actresses, is the marvel and envy of their colleagues.
As a child, she sang in the chorus for songs in films like Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Kitab and Dushman Dost with her sister Shivangi (married to Shakti Kapoor). Padmini later sang for her own films like Vidhaata ("Saat Saheliyan"), Hum Intezaar Karenge and Sadak Chaap (with Kishore Kumar). She released an album with Bappi Lahiri titled Music Lovers. She performed for the Greater London Council at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Bappi Lahiri and his troupe in 1986.
Asha Bhosle suggested Padmini's name to Dev Anand, who then cast her in Ishq Ishq Ishq (1975). This led to other films, such as Dreamgirl (1978), Zindagi (1976), and Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978). She also gave a very commendable performance of a school girl inflicted by black magic in Gehrayee (1980).
Her mother quit her airlines job to be a full-time chaperone as Padmini picked up more roles. Her most famous child role was playing a child in Raj Kapoor's 1977 film Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Her success led to her most controversial role in Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980), a remake of Lipstick (1976), where she played the rape victim that was originally played by Mariel Hemingway. She earned the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance. She graduated to heroine roles at the age of 15 in Nasir Hussain's Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai opposite Rishi Kapoor. The film flopped, but she reunited with Rishi for his father Raj Kapoor's film Prem Rog in 1982. The film earned her a Filmfare Best Actress Award. She earned a special acting award for Ahista Ahista.
Padmini was known for her professionalism and diligence. She even worked when she had fever on Do Dilon Ki Dastaan. She had more box office hits, such as Vidhaata (1982) and Souten (1983). She had a huge hit with Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985) with Mithun Chakraborty, and they were paired together in several more films. She agreed to work with Anil Kapoor when he was a newcomer in his first film, Woh Saat Din (1983). The movie was a hit and helped cement his name in the Indian film industry; Anil Kapoor attributes his eventual success in the film industry to her 'luck'.
After her son grew up, she returned to acting in 2004, such as for the Marathi films Manthan and Chimnee Pakhra, which was a huge hit and earned her a Screen Award in the Best Marathi Actress category. She appeared in the 2006 horror film Eight Shani. In 2011, she made her foray into Malayalam cinema with V. K. Prakash's Karmayogi, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
She appeared in Mera Bachpan with Helen in 2008. She has also acted on stage in Kaash, followed by Abhi To Mein Jawan Hoon and Aasman Se Gire Khajoor Pe Atke , with her brother-in-law Shakti Kapoor. Padmini's younger sister Tejaswini Kolhapure is also an actress. Her other sister, Shivangi Kapoor (née Kohlapure), is married to Indian actor Shakti Kapoor.
|1976||Zindagi||Guddu N. Shukla||as Padmini Kolapuri|
|1977||Dream girl||little Orphan||as Baby Padmini|
|1978||Saajan Bina Suhagan||BulBul Chopra||as Baby Padmini|
|1978||Satyam Shivam Sundaram||Young Rupa||as Baby Padmini|
|1980||Thodisi Bewafaii||Meenu||Nandu's Girlfriend|
|1980||Gehrayee||Uma||Chenna Basappa's Daughter|
|1980||Insaaf Ka Tarazu|
|1981||Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai|
|1982||Prem Rog||Manorama (Rama)|
|1983||Pyaar Jhukta Nahin||Preeti B. Pratap / Preeti A. Khanna|
|1983||Mazdoor||Meena D. Saxena / Meena A. Mathur|
|1983||Woh Saat Din||Maya|
|1984||Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan||Salma Mirza|
|1985||Aaj Ka Daur||Durga Agnihotri|
|1985||Rahi Badal Gaye||Sangeeta|
|1985||Insaaf Main Karoonga||Pinky|
|1986||Swarag Se Sunder||Lalita Choudhury|
|1986||Aisa Pyaar Kahan||Pooja|
|1986||Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge||Usha|
|1987||Pyar Ke Kabil||Sangeeta A. Kapoor|
|1988||Hum Intezaar Karenge||Manisha V. Anand|
|1993||Professor Ki Padosan||Menaka Khanna|
|2003||Chimani Pakhar||Marathi film|
|2006||Souten: The Other Woman||Smita S. Singh|
|2006||Eight: The Power Of Shani||Radha S. Rai|
|2009||Bolo Raam||Archana Kaushik||Mother of Raam|
|2012||Mai||Madhu||Daughter Of Asha Bhosle|
|2013||Phata Poster Nikla Hero||Mrs. Rao||Mother of Vishwas Rao|
Filmfare awards and nominations
- 1980 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Insaaf Ka Tarazu
- 1982 Filmfare Best Actress Award for Prem Rog
- 1983 Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Souten
- 1985 Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for Pyar Jhukta Nahin
Other awards and nominations
- 2003 Kalakar Award – Achiever Award
- 2006 Screen Best Actress Award for Chimnee Pakhre (Marathi)
- If I had my way, I would have worked with Raj Kapoor all my life: Padmini Kolhapure Times of India 13 September 2013
- I feel bad about it: Pt. Pandharinath DNA 16 June 2009
- Starkid on the block: Priyank Sharma Hindustan Times 28 January 2013
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- "Padmini Kolhapure in V. K. Prakash's Karmayogi". Nowrunning.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- Unni R. Nair. (11 March 2011). "Karmayogi: Hamlet retold". Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- Ashok Kumar (Expressindia.com) (13 August 2008). "Working for TV serial was frustrating: Tejaswini". Express India. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- Karmayogi film in Wiki
-  Pinkvilla – Padmini Kolhapure to enter as love interest of Suresh Modi 3 June 2014 varnica 1526 reads 0 comments Retrieved 3 June 2014
- 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
- Kalakar Awards