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, Anky ka Dada /Yamini 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 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, in Tamil Nadu district. Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala. Her father 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, 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 appears as yamini in the 2015 TV serial Naagin.
|1990s||Hamari Bahu Tulsi||Tulsi||DD National||Hindi|
|1990s||Saath Saath||-||DD Metro||Hindi|
|1994–1996||Chandrakanta||Stayavati (Shivdutt's mother)||DD National||Hindi|
|1997||Jaane Bhi Do Paaro||-||DD Metro||Hindi|
|1997||Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar||Priya Sinha||Home TV||Hindi|
|1998–1999||Chashme Baddoor||-||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2001||Kaise Kahoon||-||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2001–2004||Kaahin Kissii Roz||Ramola Sikand/Ratan Ka Dada||STAR Plus||Hindi|
|2003||Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2003–2005||Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan||Guruma||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2004–2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Justice Renuka Chaudhary / ACP Ragini Suryavanshi||STAR Plus||Hindi|
|2004–2006||Tumhari Disha||Disha's mother||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2004–2006||K. Street Pali Hill||Gayatri Kaul||STAR Plus||Hindi|
|2005–2006||Hum Paanch (Season 2)||Anand's first wife||Zee TV||Hindi|
|2006–2008||Solhah Singaarr||Rajeshwari Devi||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2006–2009||Kashmakash Zindagi Ki||Rajlaxmi||DD National||Hindi|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 2)||Contestant||Sony TV||Hindi|
|2007–2008||Kuchh Is Tara||Mallika Nanda||Sony TV||Hindi|
|2007–2008||Kya Dill Mein Hai||Rajeshwari Devi||9X||Hindi|
|2008-2009||Krazzy Kiya Re ( Season 1)||Judge||DD National||Hindi|
|2009||Arasi||'Madurai' Thilakavathy||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2008||Thaka Thimi Tha||Self||Jaya TV||Tamil|
|2008–2011||Mata Ki Chowki||Maha Shweta Devi||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2008-2009||Kathaparayum Kavyanjali||Rajlaxmi||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2009||Super Dancer||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2009||Super Dancer Junior||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2009-2010||Krazzy Kiya Re (Season 2)||Judge||DD National||Hindi|
|2010-2011||Pondatti Thevai||Rajalakshmi||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2010-2011||Super Dancer Junior 2||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2011||Adaalat||Indrani (Prosecution lawyer)||Sony TV||Hindi|
|2011–2012||Super Dancer Junior 4||Judge||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2011–2012||Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?||Mrs. Vyas||Life OK||Hindi|
|2012||Jallosh Suvarnayugacha||Judge||ETV Marathi||Marathi|
|2012-2013||Thendral||Bhuvana Laxman||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2012||Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga||Kalyani Devi Raichand||Sahara One||Hindi|
|2013||Kahin Der Na Ho Jaaye||DD National||Hindi|
|2013||Aardram||Sudha Pillai (retired Jedgy)||Asianet||Malayalam|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Uma Biswas||Life OK||Hindi|
|2013-2015||Deivam Thandha Veedu||Chithra Devi||Star Vijay||Tamil|
|2014||Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai||Lohari||Life OK||Hindi|
|2014||Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Aur Birbal||Bhavani||Big Magic||Hindi|
|2014||Shastri Sisters||Buaji||Colors TV||Hindi|
|2015||Celebrity Kitchen||Celebrity guest||Pudhiyathalaimurai TV||Tamil|
|2015||Uggram Ujjwalam (Season 1)||Judge||Mazhavil Manorama||Malayalam|
|2015-16||Solvathellam Unmai||Host||Zee Tamizh||Tamil|
|2015–present||Naagin Seasons 1-2||Yamini Singh Raheja||Colors TV||Hindi|
|2016-2017||Dance Jodi Dance||Judge||Zee Tamizh||Tamil|
|2016||Laughing Villa (Episode 34)||Celebrity guest||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2017||Malayali Veettamma||Judge||Flowers tv||Malayalam|
|2017||Komedy Circus||Guest||Mazhavil Manorama||Malayalam|
|2017||Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil||Harjeet Khurana||Star Plus||Hindi|
|2017||Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu||Amarjit Singh||Star Plus||Hindi|
|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|
|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 Poove Mella Pesu||Shanthi||Tamil|
|1987||Thaye Neeye Thunai||Tamil|
- 1986: National Film Award – Special Jury Award for Mayuri
- 2004: Star Parivaar
- 2005: Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a negative role for Tumhari Disha
- 2013: Asianet Televi sion 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
- ↑ Sudha Chandran Herself. Retrieved on 23 September 2016.
- ↑ Madon, Vimala (7 March 2016). Women's Day special – against all odds. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved on 16 June 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 I view the accident as a blessing: Sudha Chandran (21 November 2007). Retrieved on 16 June 2016.
- ↑ Sudha Chandran's story about her accident will leave you inspired (18 January 2016). Retrieved on 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOIZb6FvYM8. Retrieved 2 June 2017. "I was born and brought up in Mumbai, but my origin is Tiruchi... Trichy, Vayloore."
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- ↑ Her Friends Stood by Her. The New Indian Express (27 July 2015). Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
- ↑ Amarnath K. Menon (9 December 2013). "Mayuri: A profile in courage". http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/telugu-film-mayuri-captivates-andhra-pradesh-movie-going-public/1/354108.html. 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 on 2016-06-17.
- ↑ Error on call to template:cite web: Parameters archiveurl and archivedate must be both specified or both omittedInspiration for world (Malayalam). Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved on 13 December 2013.