Raadhika Sarathkumar

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Raadhika Sarathkumar
Raadhika at 62nd Britannia Filmfare South Awards 2014.jpg
Raadhika in 2014 at 62nd Filmfare Awards South
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1978–1990, 1993–present

Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian actress, entrepreneur and producer who works predominantly in the Tamil and Telugu cinema. She also starred in Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films.[3] She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited and doing serials in most of the south Indian languages.[4] and is a recipient six Filmfare Awards South,two Nandi Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Raadhika is the daughter of the Telugu Person late Tamil actor and comedian, M. R. Radha and Geetha. Raadhika did her education in India, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. She has a younger sister Nirosha, who is also an actress, and two younger brothers, Raju and Mohan. She also has an older half-brother Radha Ravi.Her father is a telugu from Trichy,Tamilnadu while her mother is from Srilanka

Raadhika married actor Sarathkumar on 4 February 2001. They had been friends before their marriage and had been paired in two films: Namma Annachi (1994) and Suryavamsam (1997). The couple has a son named Rahul born in 2004.

Her daughter Rayane married Cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun in 2016. Raadhika became a grandmother in 2018 when Rayane had a son.[5]


She made her cinematic debut in 1978 Tamil Movie Kizhakke Pogum Rail. Then she started acting in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.

She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985), which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director.[6]

She was awarded Best Telugu Actress for Nyayam Kavali (1981), Best Tamil Actress for Dharma Devathai (1986), Neethikku Thandanai (1987) and Keladi Kanmani (1990).[7][8][9]

After becoming successful in cinema, Raadhika wanted to do something different and decided to take on the small screen, a venture that everyone thought was a mistake she would regret. But determined to pursue something she believed in, namely producing her own TV software under the Radaan Mediaworks, she started the same in 1994. After some initial hiccups, the company re-emerged successfully as Radaan Mediaworks (I) Ltd in 1999, and by 2008, had an annual turnover exceeding.[10]

She was a judge on Vijay TV's Jodi Number One Season 4.[11]

She produced serials such as Idi Katha Kadu (Telugu), Chitti, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay, Vani Rani, Thamarai and Chithi - 2.[12]

In September 2019, she was awarded as "Nadigavel Selvi" during audio launch of Market Raja MBBS.[13]

She has won 1 - National Film Awards (Producer), 6 - Filmfare Awards Souths , 3 - Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 1 - Cinema Express Awards and 1 - Nandi Awards.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Award Category Work Result Reference
1981 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nyayam Kavali Won [14]
1985 National Film Awards Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (Film Producer) Won [15]
1986 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Dharma Devathai Won [16][17]
1987 Neethikku Thandanai Won [18]
Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Karthika Poornima Won [8]
1988 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Paasa Paravaigal & Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won [19]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won [citation needed]
1989 Best Actress Ninaivu Chinnam Won [20]
1990 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Keladi Kanmani Won [citation needed]
1993 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Kizhakku Cheemayile Won [21]
1995 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award for Best Actress Pasumpon & Rani Maharaani Won [citation needed]
1999 Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Prema Kadha Won [22]
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award Best Actress Arasi Won [23]
2010 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Best Overall Performance Award Won [24]
2012 Special Jury Award for Best Actress Chellamay Won [25]
2014 Best Actress Vani Rani Won [24]
Filmfare Awards South Lifetime Achievement Award – South Overall Contribution to Tamil Cinema Won [26]
2015 Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Thanga Magan Won [27]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won [28]
2016 Provoke Lifestyle Awards TV Sensation of the Year Various Serials Won [29]



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  5. ^ India NEWS entertainment desk (29 August 2016). "Rayane gets married to IPL team RCB player Abhimanyu Mithun!". India News.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film". Awardsandshows.com.
  7. ^ "Nyayam Kavali Awards: List of Awards won by Telugu movie Nyayam Kavali" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
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  15. ^ "32 National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Collections". 1991.
  17. ^ "34th Annual Filmfare Awards South Winners". 28 May 2017. Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2019 – via Internet Archive.
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  19. ^ Express News Service (11 March 1989), "Cinema Express readers choose Agni Nakshathiram", The Indian Express, p. 4, retrieved 3 October 2016
  20. ^ "State film awards". The Indian Express. Express News Service. 21 November 1990. p. 5.
  21. ^ "Kizhakku Cheemayile adjudged best film". The Indian Express. Express News Service. 13 March 1994. p. 3.
  22. ^ "Radikaa returns to Telugu films after a decade". 28 October 2013 – via Business Standard.
  23. ^ The Editor. "Winners List of VIVEL CHINNA THIRAI AWARDS 2008". South Indian Cinema. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
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  25. ^ "Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal 2012 Winner List". www.metromasti.com.
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  27. ^ "Thangamagan Awards: List of Awards won by Tamil movie Thangamagan" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  28. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2016 Tamil winners list - Times of India". The Times of India.
  29. ^ "Provoke Lifestyle Awards". Sify. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

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