Chandran at Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebrations
27 September 1965 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Spouse(s)||Ravi Dang (m. 1994)|
Sudha Chandran (born 27 September 1965) an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. In June 1981, she lost a leg 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 also known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini Singh 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
Chandran was born in Mumbai. Her father K. D. Chandran hails from Irinjalakuda and her mother Thankam hails from Kuzhalmannam , Palakkad. Her father worked at USIS and is also a former actor. Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.
In May 1981, while travelling 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 overcame her disability with the help of a prosthetic 'Jaipur foot'. She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in Europe, Canada and the Middle East. 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 Mayuri.
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 appeared as Yamini Singh Raheja in the 2015 TV serial Naagin.
|Naagin||Yamini Ankush Raheja / Singh||Colors TV||Hindi|
|Shastri Sisters||Buaji||Colors TV||Hindi|
|Solvathellam Unmai||Program Host||Zee Tamizh||Tamil|
|Uggram Ujjwalam Season 1||Judge||Mazhavil Manorama||Malayalam|
|Deivam thandha Veedu||Chithra Devi||Star Vijay||Tamil|
|Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai||Lohari||Life OK||Hindi|
|Aardram||Sudha Pillai (retired Jedgy)||Asianet||Malayalam|
|Super DANCER junior 4||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga||Kalyani Devi Raichand||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2||Contestant||Sony TV||Hindi|
|Super DANCER junior 2||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|Super DANCER junior||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|Adaalat||Indrani (Prosecution lawyer)||Sony TV||Hindi|
|Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?||Mrs. Vyas||Life OK||Hindi|
|Super DANCER||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|Jallosh Suvarnayugacha||Judge||ETV Marathi||Marathi|
|Ek Thhi Naayka||Uma Biswas||Life OK||Hindi|
|Arasi||'Madurai' Thilakavathy||Sun TV||Tamil|
|Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar||Priya Sinha||Home TV||Hindi|
|Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan||Guruma||Zee TV|
|Hamari Bahu Tulsi||Tulsi||DD National|
|Hum Paanch (season 2)||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|
|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|
|Kashmakash Zindagi Ki||Rajlaxmi||DD National|
|Kathaparayum Kavyanjali||Rajlaxmi||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|Solhah Singaarr||Rajeshwari Devi||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Tumhari Disha||Disha's mother||Zee TV||Hindi|
|Pondatti Thevai||Rajalakshmi||Sun TV|
|Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha||Appa||Sun TV|
|Thaka Thimi Tha||Herself||Jaya TV|
|Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Aur Birbal||Bhavani||Big Magic||Hindi|
|Mata Ki Chowki||Maha Shweta Devi||Sahara One|
|Chashme Baddoor||-||Zee TV|
|Chandrakanta||Stayavati (Shivdutt's mother)||DD National|
|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|
|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||Tamil|
|1987||Chinna Puve Mella Pesu||Shanthi||Tamil|
- 1986: National Film Award – Special Jury Award for Mayuri
- 2004: Star Parivaar Award for Best Mother in Law for Kaahin Kissi 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
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