Actress Padmapriya Profile
Birth Name:Padmapriya Janakiraman
Birth Place:Thenkasi, Tirunelveli a small town in Southern Tamilnadu, India
Other Interests:Loves Reading, Travelling, Classical Music, Cooking, Swimming and Dancing
Languages:Malayalam, Hindi, English
Education:B.Com (Hons) graduate An MBA finance graduate at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
College Days: Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
Occupation:Risk consultant, Dancer, Model, Actress
Father:Brig (Retd) V.K. Janakiraman
Mother: Mrs. Vijaya Janakiraman
Brother: Prabhakar Janakiraman (lives in US)
Languages worked: Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi
Hobbies: Reading, Classical Music, Travelling, Swimming, Dancing, Cooking
Dancing skills: Classical Dance
Dance teacher :Natya Brahma V.S. Ramamurthy
Favourite food: Vegetarian only
Favourite Hollywood Actor: Johnny Depp , Robert Mario De Niro
Favourite Bollywood Actor: Irfan khan, Naseeruddin Shah
Favourite Kollywood Actor: Surya
Favourite Malayalam Actor: Mammootty
Favourite Movies :All french and Iranian movies
Favourite Malayalam pair: Mohanlal and Manju Warrier
Awards won: Miss. Andhra Pradesh, 2001
Telugu first movie: Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi, 2004
Malayalam debut movie: Kaazhcha, 2004
Tamil debut movie: Thavamai Thavamirundhu, 2005
Hindi debut movie :Striker, 2008
Ultimate goal :“Starting an institution which teaches dance to the talented, free of cost.”
Profession: Dancer, Actress, Model
Who is Padmapriya?
Padmapriya (Popularly known as Priya) well known Malayalam film actress who acted in Malayalam and Tamil films. Padmapriya is an established actress in the South Indian cinema. She is a typical Tamil girl who loves Reading, Travelling, Classical Music, Cooking, Swimming and Dancing. Padmapriya is a pure vegetarian and loves good food.
Padmapriya’s asset is her face that chameleons to any local milieu with ease. She can easily look like a typical Malayalaee girl in Kerala movies while transform herself completely to a local Tamil girl. She can easily be identified as a Kannadiga girl or Manavadu girl of Andhra Pradesh in any of her movies. Along with it, her dancing skills aid her in giving right expressions to the emotions of the characters. Padmapriya loves to do more offbeat movies with TV Chandran & Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Padmapriya shouts from the rooftop that she is a Tamilian and being proud for that. She says that she would love to settle down in Calcutta due to her penchant for Bengali culture.
Padmapriya’s hobbies are Reading, Classical Music, Cooking, Swimming and Dancing. She is a pure vegetarian and loves good food. Priya, as she is known among her friends is talkative and comes across as a down-to-earth person.
Padmapriya Early life & Family background:
She is the daughter of Brig (Retd) V.K. Janakiraman and Mrs. Vijaya Janakiraman. Priya is an MBA finance graduate at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies. She has a brother Prabhakar Janakiraman who lives in USA.
Padmapriya started leaning Dance at the age of six. She has grown up to be a vibrant dansuese under the auspices of the famous guru Natya Brahma V.S. Ramamurthy. She performed more than 200 public performances to her credit. Her Krishna Leela Ballet, where she performed the role of Lord Krishna for Hyderabad Doordarshan in 1990 is telecast even today on almost all Krishna Jayanti festivals and was specially chosen for the SAARC exchange program – she also featured in Nritya Rupam, an innovative choreography by Jayalakshmi Eshwar at Delhi, which was also specially telecast by Delhi Doordarshan.
She has also won Miss. Andhra Pradesh in 2001
Padmapriya into Films:
Padmapriya’s passion for acting and modeling has made her successful in her films. Her first ever movie role was a sexually exploitted poor sister of a blind brother, in the Telugu movie – “Seenu Vaasanthi Lakshmi”, a remake of Malayalam hit – “Vasanthiyum, Lakshmiyum pinne gnaanum..”, which was later remade as “Kaasi” in Tamil. Her portrayal of a poor girl caught the attention of Blessy, the erstwhile assistant of Padmarajan, legend of Malayalam cinema. He was searching a fresh face for his off-beat film “Kaazhcha” opposite to Super star Mammooty. The role was a mother of 3 kids and how they accommodate one more kid from Gujarat earth quakes. An unusual non-glamorous debut again, Padmapriya went on to woo the classes and masses alike, making her the favourite of the western coasts of Malabar. “Kaazhcha” went on to become an off-beat classic in the annals of Malayalam cinema.
Padmapriya then did the role of a Muslim girl who falls in love with a Hindu in Sibi Malayil’s `Amritham’ opposite Jayaram was the heroine in 2005’s biggest blockbuster `Rajamanikyam.’ There was no looking back. Padmapriya can slip like a glove easily into the roles of a college student, from a rich family who falls in love with an eccentric Sanskrit professor played by Mohanlal, in Vadakkumnathan as well a social activist based on Ajitha’s life in Ashwaroodan opposite Suresh Gopi. . Her 2006 released “Karuthapakshi”, again with Mamooty was a Big hit. She acted with Sreenivasan in the Film “Yes your Honor”.
Padmapriya Entry into Tamil Cinema:
Director Cheran was looking for a homely actress for his semi-biographical “Thavamai thavamirunthu” and signed this actress. The movie was a Huge Hit and soothed the audience’s hearts that longed for a brilliant performance. Then followed Pattiyal a film directed by Visnuvardhan in which she paired with Arya. Her upcoming movie in Tamil is Vasanth’s “Sattham Podathey..” opposite to current heartthrob on Kerala & Tamilnadu – Prithviraj .