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Actress Padmini dead

September 25, 2006 10:31 IST

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Padmini, legendary actress of yesteryear and a famous exponent of the Bharat Natyam dance form, died of a heart attack in Chennai late Sunday night.

The actress, who was amongst the first heroines to make it big in the Tamil film industry, breathed her last at Apollo Hospital. She was 74.

Padmini -- who was the second of the three famous Travancore Sisters, along with Lalitha and Ragini, made her last public appearance at a function to felicitate Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on September 23.

Padmini acted in more than 250 Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films since 1949.

Born in Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on June 12, 1932, Padmini made her debut in the Hindi film Kalpana. Her first Tamil film was Manamagal (1950) made by the legendary N S Krishnan.

Padmini paired with the late Sivaji Ganeshan and M G Ramachandran in many films. She also starred with Raj Kapoor in Jish Des Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Aashiq and Mera Naam Joker.


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Number of User Comments: 20

Sub: hmmm

maybe you are all good to posting in Tamil or otherwise getting some english lessons no? Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Posted by alan woo

Sub: Actress Padmini dead

It's a great loss of Indian Silver Screen. She was one of best actress & dancer of all time. Though the Hindi cinema has not ...

Posted by Nandkumar G

Sub: Padmini , the eternal dancer

The whole of the film world is saddened by the demise of a truly great artist. Her performance in Thillana Mohanambal opposite the legendary Sivaji ...

Posted by umesh srinivasan

Sub: A Great Loss for India

Urvasi padmini's departure is a great loss for Indian Cinema, indian national Congress, and Indian nation. Her acting in Nokketha doorathu Kannum nattu was marvellous. ...

Posted by Riva T philip

Sub: Actress Padmini is dead

May be the author of the article would do well to note that 'passed away' or 'passed on' would be more respectful than saying 'dead'. ...

Posted by Srivatsan Raman



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