Sudha Chandran

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Sudha Chandran
Sudha chandran rabindranath tagore 150th birth aniversary celebration.jpg
Chandran at Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebrations
Born Sudha Chandran
(1965-09-27) 27 September 1965 (age 50)[1][2]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s) Ravi Dang (m. 1994)[3]

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.[4] 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[edit]

Chandran was born in Mumbai.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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'.[8] 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.[9]

Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994.[3] She was given an honorary doctorate by Invertis University, Bareily.

Career[edit]

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.

Television[edit]

Title Role Channel Language
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
Soundravalli Akilandeshwari Jaya TV Tamil
Thendral Bhuvana Sun TV Tamil
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
Kalasam Chandramathi Sun TV Tamil
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
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
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
Jaiyam Padma Jaya TV Tamil
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
Antaraal - DD National
Chashme Baddoor - Zee TV
Bahuraniyan - DD Metro
Chandrakanta Stayavati (Shivdutt's mother) DD National

Filmography[edit]

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
2010 Alexander the Great Gayathri Devi Malayalam
2008 Sathyam Sathyam's mother Tamil
2008 Pranali Aka
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 Nishchay
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 Telugu

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sudha Chandran Herself". Indiatimes. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Farook, Farhana (21 November 2007). "I view the accident as a blessing: Sudha Chandran". DNA. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sudha Chandran's story about her accident will leave you inspired". The Times of India. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Never-say-die attitude: BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN – Sudha Chandran The Hindu. 22 February 2010. Retrieved
  6. ^ Swaminathan, Rajeshwari (27 July 2015). "Her Friends Stood by Her". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Amarnath K. Menon (9 December 2013). "Mayuri: A profile in courage". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Inspiration for world" (in Malayalam). Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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