Sudha Chandran at Colors annual bash in 2016
21 September 1965|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ravi Dang (m. 1994)
Sudha Chandran (born 27 September 1965) is an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. In June 1981, she lost a leg due to gangrene following a road accident near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu while coming back from Madras with her parents. She, however, continued dancing, and subsequently went on to become an established Bharatnatyam dancer. Chandran is known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini Singh Raheja in Naagin, Chitradevi in Deivam Thandha Veedu, the Tamil remake of Saath Nibhana Saathiya and Anand's first wife in Hum Paanch (Season two).
Early and personal life
SudhaChandran was born in Mumbai to a Tamil family. She had stated in an interview of Nettv4u, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayaloor, Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu. Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala. Her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.
In May 1981, at about 16 years old, in Tamil Nadu, Chandran met with an accident in which her legs were wounded. She received initial medical treatment of her injuries at a local hospital and was later admitted to Vijaya Hospital at Madras. After doctors discovered that gangrene had formed on her right leg, amputation was required. Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life. She subsequently regained some mobility with the help of a prosthetic Jaipur foot. She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in India, Saudi Arabia, United States, UK, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.
Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994. She was given an honorary doctorate by Invertis University, Bareily.
Chandran started her career with a Telugu film 'Mayuri', which was based on her own life. The film was later dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. It was also remade in Hindi as Naache Maayuri, where Chandran again played herself and co-starred with Shekhar Suman, Aruna Irani and Dina Pathak. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in
Chandran's notable shows on television include Kaahin Kissii Roz and K Street Pali Hill. She was a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 in 2007. She appears as yamini in the 2015 TV serial Naagin.
|2018||Saamy 2||Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)'s wife||Tamil|
|2016||Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai||Hindi|
|2013||Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan||Indra Sundaramurthy||Tamil|
|2010||Alexander the Great||Gayathri Devi||Malayalam|
|2006||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Doctor||Hindi|
|2000||Tune Mera Dil Le Liyaa||Rani (Veeru's girlfriend)||Hindi|
|1999||Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain||Manju||Hindi|
|1999||Maa Baap Ne Bhulso Nahi||Sharda||Gujarati|
|1994||Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire|
|1994||Baali Umar Ko Salaam|
|1993||Phoolan Hasina Ramkali||Phoolan|
|1992||Inteha Pyar Ki||Dancer at Tania's wedding||Hindi|
|1992||Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul||Julie|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam||Karan's Sister||Hindi|
|1992||Insaaf Ki Devi||Sita S. Prakash||Hindi|
|1991||Jeene Ki Sazaa||Sheetal|
|1990||Thanedaar||Mrs. Jagdish Chandra||Hindi|
|1987||Kalam Mari Katha Mari||Arifa||Malayalam|
|1987||Ival Oru Pournami||Tamil|
|1987||Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi||Thayamma||Tamil|
|1987||Chinna Poove Mella Pesu||Shanthi||Tamil|
|1987||Thaye Neeye Thunai||Tamil|
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|2018-present||Ye Hai Mohabbatein||Mrs. Srivastava||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2017||Ayushman Bhava||Mai||Star Bharat||Hindi|
|2017||Door Kinare Milte Hai||DD National||Hindi|
|2016-2017||Naagin 2||Yaamini/ Nimrat Devi||Colors TV||Hindi|
|Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil||Harjeet Khurana||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2015-2016||Solvathellam Unmai||Herself||Zee Tamil||Tamil|
|2015||Comedy Nights Bachao||Yaamini||Colors TV||Hindi|
|2014-2015||Shastri Sisters||Buaji||Colors TV||Hindi|
|2014||Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai||Lohari||Life Ok||Hindi|
|2013-2015||Deivam Thandha Veedu||Chitradevi Devraj Chakravarthy||Star Vijay||Tamil|
|2013||Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?||Mrs.Vyas||Life Ok||Hindi|
|Ek Thhi Naayka||Uma Viswas||Life Ok||Hindi|
|2012||Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga||Kalyani Devi Raichand||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2011||Adaalat||Indrani Singh||Sony TV||Hindi|
|2010||Mata Ki Chowki||Swetha Devi||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale||Neighbour||Sab TV||Hindi|
|Sanjog Se Bani Sangini||Kalki Devi||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2009||Shubh Kadam||Raghav's real mother||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Kaisi Laagi Lagan||Ambika||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2007-2009||Kasturi (TV series)||Maasi||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2007-2008||Ardhangini||Maushmi Bhatacharjee||Zee TV||Hindi|
|Kuchh Is Tara||Mallika Nanda||Sony TV||Hindi|
|Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil||Inspector||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2006-2008||Solhah Singaarr||Rajeshwari||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2006-2009||Kashmakash Zindagi Ki||Rajyalakshmi||DD National||Hindi|
|2004-2006||Tumhari Disha||Vasundhara Malik||Zee TV||Hindi|
|K. Street Pali Hill||Gayathri Kaul||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2004||Zameen Se Aassman Tak||Meera||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2003-2004||Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan||Guruma||Zee TV||Hindi|
|Vishnu Puran (TV series)||Kunti||DD National||Hindi|
|2002-2005||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Renuka Chaudhary / Ragini Suryavanshi||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2001-2004||Kaahin Kissii Roz||Ramola Silane||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2001||Kaise Kahoon||Zee TV||Hindi|
|1998||Chashme Badoor||Zee TV||Hindi|
|1997||Hum Paanch (TV series)||Anands first wife||Zee TV||Hindi|
|1993||Rishtey (TV series)||Sonu||Zee TV||Hindi|
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|2017–2018||Zee Dance League||Zee Tamil||Tamil|
|2017||Dancing Khilladies||Zee Tamil||Tamil|
|2017||Malayali Veettamma||Flowers TV||Malayalam|
|2016-2017||Dance Jodi Dance||Zee Tamil||Tamil|
|2013||Uggram Ujjwalam||Mazhavil Manorama||Malayalam|
|2012||Marathi Taraaka||Zee Marathi||Marathi|
|2009||Super Dancer Junior||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2008||Krazy Kiya Re||DD National||Hindi|
|2009||Super Dancer||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2007||Super Dancer Junior||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
- 1986: National Film Award – Special Jury Award for Mayuri
- 2004: Star Parivaar Awards Star Parivaar award for Best Mother in Law for "Kaahin Kissii Roz"
- 2005: Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a negative role for Tumhari Disha''
- 2013: Asianet Television awards 2013 Best Character actress for Aardram
- 2014: Vijay Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for Deivam Thandha Veedu
- 2015: Vijay Television Award for Best Mother in Law for Deivam Thandha Veedu
- 2016: Colors Golden Petal Award for Power Packed Performance for Naagin
- 2017: Colors Golden Petal Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for "Naagin 2"
- "Sudha Chandran Herself". Indiatimes. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- Madon, Vimala (7 March 2016). "Women's Day special – against all odds". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Farook, Farhana (21 November 2007). "I view the accident as a blessing: Sudha Chandran". DNA. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Sudha Chandran's story about her accident will leave you inspired". The Times of India. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Never-say-die attitude: BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN – Sudha Chandran The Hindu. 22 February 2010. Retrieved
- Exclusive Interview with Sudha Chandran Actress. 30 March 2015. Event occurs at 0:10. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
I was born and brought up in Mumbai, but my origin is Tiruchi... Trichy, Vayloore.
- Swaminathan, Rajeshwari (27 July 2015). "Her Friends Stood by Her". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- Amarnath K. Menon (9 December 2013). "Mayuri: A profile in courage". Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- Patel, Priyanka J (9 December 2011). "I choose to fight in my life: Sudha Chandran – The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
- "Inspiration for world" (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2013.