Sudha Chandran

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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 while coming back from chennai with her parents in a car on June 1981 near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.She is well known for her roles as Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz and as Yamini in Naagin and also for playing Anand's first wife in Hum Paanch (Season Two).

Early life and education[edit]

Sudha was born in Kerala on 21 September 1964.[1] Her father K. D. Chandran hails from Irinjalakuda and her mother, Thankam hails from Kuzhalmannam , Palakkad.[2] She earned her B.A from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A in Economics. In June 1981, while travelling in Tamil Nadu, she 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[2]


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. Sudha Chandran is a successful Bharatanatyam dancer and an Indian film and television actress. She was born on 21 September. She earned her B.A from Mithibai College, Mumbai and an M.A in Economics. She overcame her disability of losing her leg in an accident with the help of a prosthetic 'Jaipur foot', becoming one of the most highly acclaimed dancers of the Indian subcontinent. Her decision to dance again after a gap of two years was met by thunderous applause. She received invitations from all over the world for her performances. She was honoured with various awards after she performed as far away from home as Europe, Canada and the Middle East.

Sudha Chandran has done several films in various languages. Her films include the 1984 Telugu film Mayuri in which she plays herself was inspired by her story. The 1986 film Nache Mayuri was a Hindi remake of the Telugu original, in which the cast was changed except for Sudha to suit the North Indian sensibilities. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.

Her career in television includes, Kaahin Kissii Roz where she portrayed the character of Ramola Sikand which became an instant hit. She is considered to be one of the more flamboyant stars on Indian television, known for her avant garde sarees, chunk jewellery and designer bindis. Since then she has acted in several TV shows such as K Street Pali Hill in which she played the character of Gayatri Kaul. Recently, she has participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV. She has also acted in Tamil serials including Kalasam and Arasi. Dance appears to be her passion, so much so that she has established a dance academy in Mumbai, 'Sudha Chandran Academy of Dance', which has branches all over Mumbai and Pune. Ravikumar Dang, Sudha's husband is the executive director of the school. Sudha is often cited as a symbol of "will power". She is also one among the judges in popular reality show Super Dancer Junior Series on Amrita TV and was a judge for the reality dance show Maanada Mayilada in the sixth season. Currently one of her projects includes replacing Aishwarya and playing the role of Bhuvana in Thendral


She is married to Ravi Dang in 1986. The couple have no children.[2]


Title Role Channel
Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life OK
Soundravalli Akilandeshwari Jaya jj TV
Antaraal - DD National
Arasi 'Madurai' Thilakavathy Sun TV
Bahuraniyan - DD Metro
Chandrakanta Stayavati(Shivdutt's mother) DD National
Chashme Baddoor - Zee TV
Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Guruma 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 Justice Renuka Chaudhary / ACP Ragini Suryavanshi 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
Shastri Sisters Buaji Colors
Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar aur Birbal Bhavani Big magic
Solvathellam Unmai Program Host Zee Tamizh
Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life OK
Mata Ki Chowki Maha Shweta Devi Sahara One
Naagin Yamini Colors
Deivam Thanda Veedu Chitra Devi Vijay tv


Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Sisters Sudha Marathi Under Production
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Indra Sundaramurthy Tamil
2013 Cleopatra Malayalam
2011 Venghai Thamanna's Mother Tamil
2009 Alexander The Great Malayalam
2008 Sathyam Sathyam's mother Tamil
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Doctor Hindi
2006 Malamaal Weekly Thakurain Hindi
2004 Smile please Tulsi 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
1995 Milan Jaya
1995 Raghuveer Aarti Verma
1994 Anjaam Shivani's sister Hindi
1994 Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire
1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam
1993 Phoolan Hasina Ramkali
1992 Nishchaiy Julie Hindi
1992 aka Nishchay India: Hindi title: video box title
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 Kurbaan Prithvi's sister Hindi
1991 Jaan Pechaan Hema
1991 Jeene Ki Sazaa Sheetal
1990 Thanedaar Mrs. Jagdish Chandra Hindi
1990 Pati Parmeshwar Hindi
1988 Olavina Aasare Kannada
1988 Thanga Kalasam Tamil
1987 Kalam Mari Katha Mari Arifa Malayalam
1987 Ival Oru Pournami Tamil
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Tamil
1987 Chinna Puve Mella Pesu Shanthi Tamil
1986 Malarum Kiliyum Rekha Malayalam
1986 Dharmam Tamil
1986 Vasantha Ragam Tamil
1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai Tamil
1986 Sarvam Sakthimayam Sivakami Tamil
1986 Naache Mayuri Mayuri Hindi
1984 Mayuri (film) Telugu


  • Special Jury Award : Mayuri - 1986
  • The Great Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress in a negative role : Tumhari Disha - 2005
  • Best mother-In-law award - Vijay Television Awards-2015

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