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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994.[3] 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.


Year Title Role Channel Language
1990s Bahuraniyan - DD MetroHindi
1990s Hamari Bahu Tulsi Tulsi DD National Hindi
1990s Saath Saath - DD Metro Hindi
1994–1996 Chandrakanta Stayavati (Shivdutt's mother) DD NationalHindi
1997 Jaane Bhi Do Paaro - DD Metro Hindi
1997 Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar Priya Sinha Home TV Hindi
1998–1999 Chashme Baddoor - Zee TVHindi
1999 Antaraal - DD NationalHindi
2001 Kaise Kahoon - Zee TV Hindi
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Ramola Sikand/Ratan Ka Dada STAR Plus Hindi
2003 Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha Sun TVTamil
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 TVHindi
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 Jaiyam Padma Jaya TVTamil
2006–2008 Solhah Singaarr Rajeshwari Devi Sahara OneHindi
2006–2009 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Rajlaxmi DD National Hindi
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 2) Contestant Sony TVHindi
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 TVTamil
2007–2009 Kasturi Maasi STAR Plus Hindi
2008 Thaka Thimi Tha Self Jaya TVTamil
2008–2009 Kalasam Chandramathi Sun TVTamil
2008–2011 Mata Ki Chowki Maha Shweta Devi Sahara OneHindi
2008-2009 Kathaparayum Kavyanjali Rajlaxmi Surya TVMalayalam
2009 Super Dancer JudgeAmrita TVMalayalam
2009 Super Dancer JuniorJudgeAmrita TVMalayalam
2009-2010 Krazzy Kiya Re (Season 2) JudgeDD National Hindi
2010-2011 Pondatti Thevai Rajalakshmi Sun TVTamil
2010-2011 Super Dancer Junior 2 JudgeAmrita TVMalayalam
2010–2011 Soundaravalli Akilandeshwari Jaya TVTamil
2011 Adaalat Indrani (Prosecution lawyer) Sony TVHindi
2011–2012 Super Dancer Junior 4 JudgeAmrita TVMalayalam
2011–2012 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Mrs. Vyas Life OK Hindi
2012 Jallosh Suvarnayugacha Judge ETV MarathiMarathi
2012-2013 Thendral Bhuvana Laxman Sun TVTamil
2012 Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga Kalyani Devi Raichand Sahara OneHindi
2013 Kahin Der Na Ho Jaaye DD NationalHindi
2013 Aardram Sudha Pillai (retired Jedgy) AsianetMalayalam
2013Munch StarsJudgeAsianetMalayalam
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka Uma Biswas Life OKHindi
2013-2015 Deivam Thandha Veedu Chithra Devi Star VijayTamil
2014 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life OKHindi
2014 Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Aur Birbal Bhavani Big MagicHindi
2014 Shastri Sisters Buaji Colors TVHindi
2015 Celebrity KitchenCelebrity guestPudhiyathalaimurai TVTamil
2015 Uggram Ujjwalam (Season 1)JudgeMazhavil ManoramaMalayalam
2015-16 Solvathellam Unmai Host Zee TamizhTamil
2015–present Naagin Seasons 1-2 Yamini Singh Raheja Colors TV Hindi
2016-2017 Dance Jodi Dance Judge Zee TamizhTamil
2016 Laughing Villa (Episode 34) Celebrity guest Surya TV Malayalam
2017Malayali VeettammaJudgeFlowers tvMalayalam
2017Komedy CircusGuestMazhavil ManoramaMalayalam
2017 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Harjeet Khurana Star Plus Hindi
2017 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Amarjit Singh Star Plus Hindi


Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Sisters Sudha Marathi Under Production
2016 Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai Hindi
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Indra Sundaramurthy Tamil
2013 Paramveer Parshuram Bhojpuri
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 Rajnartaki Chandrima Bengali
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 Poove Mella Pesu Shanthi Tamil
1987 Thaye Neeye Thunai Tamil
1986 Malarum Kiliyum Rekha Malayalam
1986 Dharmam Tamil
1986 Vasantha Raagam Tamil
1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai Tamil
1986 Sarvam Sakthimayam Sivakami Tamil
1986 Naache Mayuri Mayuri Hindi
1984 Mayuri Mayuri Telugu


See also

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  1. Sudha Chandran Herself. Retrieved on 23 September 2016.
  2. 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.
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  5. Never-say-die attitude: BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN – Sudha Chandran The Hindu. 22 February 2010. Retrieved
  6. 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." 
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  7. Her Friends Stood by Her. The New Indian Express (27 July 2015). Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
  8. Amarnath K. Menon (9 December 2013). "Mayuri: A profile in courage". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  9. 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.
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