Actress + Dancer
Born Jun 12, 1932

Padmini was an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer who has acted in over 250 Indian films. She has acted in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi language films. Padmini along with her elder sister Lalitha and her younger sister Ragini, were called "Travancore sisters". Padmini was born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram in what was then the princely state of Travancore. She was the second daughter of Thankappan Pillai and Saraswathi Amma.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Padmini.


1932 Birth Born on June 12, 1932.


1950 18 Years Old She acted mostly in Tamil films. Ezhai Padum Padu released in 1950 was her first film in Tamil.


1952 20 Years Old Her association with Sivaji Ganesan started with Panam in 1952. … Read More
1961 29 Years Old After her marriage to Ramachandran, a U.S.-based physician in 1961, she retired temporarily from films and focused on family life and refining her classical dance.


1977 45 Years Old She settled in the United States and in 1977 opened her classical dance school in New Jersey, the Padmini School of Fine Arts. … Read More


2006 74 Years Old Padmini died of a heart attack at the Chennai Apollo Hospital on 24 September 2006. … Read More
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