Padmapriya Janakiraman, (born 1983) better known mononymously as Padmapriya, is an Indian actress and model. She is a trained bharatanatyam dancer, Padmapriya made her acting debut in the Telugu language film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi in 2003. She has acted in more than 50 films.
Padmapriya was brought into the world in Delhi to Janakiraman, a brigadier in the Indian Army, and Vijaya. She did her tutoring at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad, Telangana and learned at Loyola Academy, Alwal, Secunderabad, from which she graduated with a B.Com degree. Afterward, she sought after a MBA degree in finance at KIAMS, Harihar. She was then working for GE Capital as a gamble specialist in Bangalore and Gurgaon. After GE she was with Symphony in Bangalore. During her available energy, she wandered into demonstrating, which would later clear her direction to the movie business and acting. She has likewise won Miss Andhra Pradesh in 2001. While concentrating on in twelfth class in Andhra Pradesh, Padmapriya did a music collection. She likewise holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School of India University and Masters in Public Administration from New York University.
Padmapriya made her acting introduction in the 2003 Telugu film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi,a redo of the Malayalam film Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. She assumed the part of a physically taken advantage of unfortunate sister of a visually impaired man in the film. According to padmapriya, she acknowledged this deal “for fellowship”. This made conceivable her entrance into the Malayalam entertainment world around the same time, featuring in the film Kaazhchaalongside Mammootty. For her depiction of a mother of a little youngster, who battles to oblige another kid, a survivor of the Gujarat tremor, she got rave audits and the Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year.
In 2005, she acted in her most memorable Tamil-language movie, Thavamai Thavamirundhu, a show that managed familial bond, portraying a dad child relationship, in which she was matched inverse entertainer chief Cheran. She played a basic school young lady in the film, which accumulated profoundly sure audits and won a few honors at significant Indian honor functions, including a National Film Award (for Best Film on Family Welfare). Padmapriya herself was granted the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress for her widely praised exhibition. She next featured in the Malayalam film Rajamanikyam again close by Mammootty. The parody film, including likewise Rahman and Sindhu Menon, was a triumph.
In 2006, she showed up in 6 movies. Her most memorable delivery that year was Vadakkum Nathan, which Padmapriya considers as her introduction film, refering to: “I began treating this profession in a serious way with that film”. She next featured in the Tamil film Pattiyal, in which she depicted a salesgirl at an article of clothing organization. The Vishnuvardhan-coordinated criminal film, in which she shared screen space with Arya, Bharath and Pooja Umashankar, was a business and basic achievement, becoming one of the greatest netting Tamil movies of the year. Sometime thereafter, she acted in the Malayalam-language film Karutha Pakshikal and Yes Your Honor, which both were very much valued by pundits. Padmapriya’s presentation in both the movies got positive audits, especially her depiction as Poongodi, a road bum, in the previous got her rave honors and acquired her few honors including a Filmfare Best Actress Award.
In 2007, she had 7 deliveries, the first being Anchil Oral Arjunan. Next she featured in Veeralipattu and Satham Podathey, a Tamil film. The last option was a spine chiller coordinated by Vasanth, where she instituted the job of a powerless spouse, who gets captured by her previous husband, whom she had separated because of his liquor fixation.
Following Satham Podathey, she showed up in the movies Naalu Pennungal in Malayalam, coordinated by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Mirugam in Tamil, coordinated by Samy. In Naalu Pennungal, which brought its chief the National Film Award for Best Direction, she assumed the part of a road whore, while in Mirugam, she played a fiery spouse to, a like a creature, hoodlum, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress.
Yet again as of now she is chipping away at about six movies, which incorporate her Hindi introduction adventure Striker inverse Siddharth, her Kannada debut film Thamassu close by Shiva Rajkumar, a rancher based film Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam in Tamil, Kutty Shranku with Mammootty in Malayalam. In 2010, she ordered the job of a bar proprietor in Striker, following which she show up as a basic liberties extremist in Thamassu and as a military official’s little girl in Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam. She assumed an imperative part in Naayika, winning basic recognition for her presentation. NDTV composed that her “magnificence and acting abilities helped in depicting the job flawlessly and ‘youthful Gracy’ closes as the redeeming quality of the film”.She has acted in certain notices.
Padmapriya married Jasmine Shah on 12 November 2014 at Mumbai who is from Gujarat and works as the Policy Head for South Asia at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, headquartered in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She met him while both were pursuing their Master’s from Columbia and New York University.
- 2019: Penrashtriyam (Asianet News) as Host
Awards and nominations
- 2010 – Special Mention – Pazhassiraja
- 2007 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize – Mirugam
- 2009 – Best Actress – Pokkisham
- 2006 – Second Best Actress – Karutha Pakshikal
- 2009 – Second Best Actress – Pazhassiraja
- 2006 – Best Actress – Karutha Pakshikal
- 2005 – Best Female Debut (South) – Thavamai Thavamirundhu
- 2006 – Best Actress – Malayalam – Karutha Pakshikal
- 2009 – Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam – Pazhassiraja