Sudha Chandran is a successful Bharatanatyam dancer and an Indian film and television actress. She was born on September 21. She earned her B.A from Mithibai College, Mumbai and an M.A in Economics. She overcame her disability of losing her leg in an accident with the help of a prosthetic ‘Jaipur foot’, becoming one of the most highly acclaimed dancers of the Indian subcontinent. Her decision to dance again after a gap of two years was met by thunderous applause. She received invitations from all over the world for her performances. She was honoured with various awards after she performed as far away from home as Europe, Canada and the Middle East.

Sudha Chandran has done several films in various languages. Her films include the 1984 Telugu film Mayuri in which she plays herself was inspired by her story. The 1986 film Nache Mayuri was a Hindi remake of the Telugu original, in which the cast was changed except for Sudha to suit the North Indian sensibilities. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.

Her career in television includes the Ekta Kapoor produced serial, Kaahin Kissii Roz where she portrayed the character of Ramola Sikand which became an instant hit. She is considered to be one of the more flamboyant stars on Indian television, known for her avant garde sarees, chunk jewellery and designer bindis. Since then she has acted in several TV shows such as K Street Pali Hill in which she played the character of Gayatri Kaul. The drama was produced by Ekta Kapoor for Star Plus. She also portrayed the role of a rich brat’s mother in Kuch Iss Tara which was telecasted on Sony TV and was also produced by Ekta Kapoor. Recently, she has participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV. She has also acted in Tamil serials including Kalasam and Arasi. Dance appears to be her passion, so much so that she has established a dance academy in Mumbai, ‘Sudha Chandran Academy of Dance’, which has branches all over Mumbai and Pune. Ravikumar Dang, Sudha’s husband is the executive director of the school. Sudha is often cited as a symbol of “will power”. She is also one among the judges in popular reality show Super Dancer Junior Series on Amrita TV and was a judge for the reality dance show Maanada Mayilada in the sixth season. Currently one of her projects includes replacing Aishwarya and playing the role of Bhuvana in Thendral.

Movies done by Sudha Chandran

  • 1984 Mayuri Mayuri Telugu
  • 1986 Malarum Kiliyum Rekha Malayalam
  • 1986 Sarvam Sakthimayam Sivakami Tamil
  • 1986 Dharmam Tamil
  • 1986 Nambinar Keduvathillai Tamil
  • 1986 Naache Mayuri Mayuri Hindi
  • 1986 Vasantha Raagam Tamil
  • 1987 Kalam Mari Katha Mari Arifa Malayalam
  • 1987 Bedi Kannada
  • 1987 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Thayamma Tamil
  • 1987 Chinna Poove Mella Pesu Shanthi Tamil
  • 1987 Thaye Neeye Thunai Tamil
  • 1988 Oorigitta Kolli Kannada
  • 1988 Olavina Aasare Kannada
  • 1988 Thanga Kalasam Tamil
  • 1989 Bisilu Beladingalu Kannada
  • 1990 Rajnartaki Chandrima Bengali
  • 1990 Thanedaar Mrs. Jagdish Chandra Hindi
  • 1990 Pati Parmeshwar Hindi
  • 1991 Maskari Suman Marathi
  • 1991 Kurbaan Prithvi’s sister Hindi
  • 1991 Jaan Pechaan Hema Hindi
  • 1991 Jeene Ki Sazaa Sheetal Hindi
  • 1992 Nishchaiy Julie Hindi
  • 1992 Nishchay Hindi
  • 1992 Inteha Pyar Ki Dancer at Tania’s wedding Hindi
  • 1992 Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul Julie Hindi
  • 1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Karan’s Sister Hindi
  • 1992 Insaaf Ki Devi Sita S. Prakash Hindi
  • 1993 Phoolan Hasina Ramkali Phoolan Hindi
  • 1993 Avan Ananthapadmanabhan Bhadra Malayalam
  • 1994 Anjaam Shivani’s sister Hindi
  • 1994 Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire Hindi
  • 1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam Hindi
  • 1995 Milan Jaya Hindi
  • 1995 Raghuveer Aarti Verma Hindi
  • 1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Manju Hindi
  • 1999 Maa Baap Ne Bhulso Nahi Sharda Gujarati
  • 2000 Tune Mera Dil Le Liyaa Rani (Veeru’s girlfriend) Hindi
  • 2001 Ek Lootere Hindi
  • 2004 Smile Please Tulsi Hindi
  • 2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Doctor Hindi
  • 2006 Malamaal Weekly Thakurain Hindi
  • 2008 Sathyam Sathyam’s mother Tamil
  • 2008 Salute Telugu
  • 2008 Pranali Aka Hindi
  • 2010 Alexander the Great Gayathri Devi Malayalam
  • 2011 Venghai Radhika’s Mother Tamil
  • 2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Indra Sundaramurthy Tamil
  • 2013 Paramveer Parshuram Bhojpuri
  • 2013 Cleopatra Malayalam
  • 2015 Guru Sukran Tamil
  • 2016 Sisters Sudha Marathi
  • 2016 Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai Hindi
  • 2017 Tera Intezaar Hindi
  • 2017 Vizhithiru Vijayalakshmi Tamil
  • 2018 Saamy 2 Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)’s wife Tamil
  • 2018 Krina Hindi
  • 2019 Sifar Ayesha Hindi

 

Television Done By Sudha Chandran

  • 1993 Rishtey Sonu Zee TV Hindi
  • 1993 Aprijitha DD National
  • 1996 Saahil
  • 1997 Hum Paanch Anand’s first wife Zee TV
  • 1998 Chashme Badoor
  • 1998–2003 Heena Sony TV
  • 2001 Kaise Kahoon Zee TV
  • 2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Ramola Sikand Star Plus
  • 2002–2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Renuka Chaudhary / Ragini Suryavanshi
  • 2003–2004 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Guruma Zee TV
  • 2003–2004 Vishnu Puran Kunti DD National
  • 2004 Zameen Se Aassman Tak Meera Sahara One
  • 2004–2006 Tumhari Disha Vasundhara Malik Zee TV
  • 2004–2006 K. Street Pali Hill Gayathri Kaul Star Plus
  • 2006–2009 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Rajyalakshmi DD National
  • 2006–2008 Solhah Singaarr Rajeshwari Sahara One
  • 2006 Kaavyanjali Surya TV Malayalam
  • 2006–2007 Jayam Ranganayaki Jaya TV Tamil
  • 2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Contestant Sony TV Hindi
  • 2007–2008 Ardhangini Maushmi Bhatacharjee Zee TV
  • 2007–2008 Kuchh Is Tara Mallika Nanda Sony TV
  • 2007–2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Inspector Star Plus
  • 2007–2009 Kasturi Maasi
  • 2008–2011 Mata Ki Chowki – Kalyug Mein Bhakti Ki Shakti Shwetha Devi Sahara One
  • 2008–2009 Kalasam Chandramathi Sun TV Tamil
  • 2008-2009 Arasi Thilagavathi
  • 2008-2009 Kaisi Laagi Lagan Ambika Sahara One Hindi
  • 2008-2009 Shubh Kadam Raghav’s real mother
  • 2008-2009 Shama DD National Hindi
  • 2009–2010 Karunamanjari Indira Raj TV Tamil
  • 2009-2010 Pondatti Thevai Raji Sun TV
  • 2010 Do Saheliyaan Guru Maa Zee TV Hindi
  • 2010–2011 Soundaraval Devi Akilandeshwari Jaya TV Tamil
  • 2010–2011  Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale Neighbour Sab TV Hindi
  • 2010–2011 Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Kalki Devi Zee TV
  • 2010 Mata Ki Chowki Swetha Devi Sahara One
  • 2011 Adaalat Indrani Singh Sony TV
  • 2012 Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga Kalyani Devi Raichand Sahara One
  • 2012–2013 Aardram Retired judge Asianet Malayalam
  • 2012–2015 Thendral Bhuvana Sun TV Tamil
  • 2013 Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava? Mrs.Vyas Life Ok Hindi
  • 2013  Ek Thhi Naayka Uma Viswas
  • 2013 No.23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Gemini TV Telugu
  • 2013–2015 Deivam Thandha Veedu Chitradevi Devraj Chakravarthy Star Vijay Tamil
  • 2014 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai… Ajab Sa Risk Hai Lohari Life Ok Hindi
  • 2014–2015 Shastri Sisters Buaji Colors TV
  • 2015–2016 Naagin Yamini Singh Raheja
  • 2015 Comedy Nights Bachao Yamini
  • 2015–2016 Solvathellam Unmai Herself Zee Tamil Tamil As Host
  • 2016–2017 Naagin 2 Yamini Singh Raheja Colors TV Hindi
  • 2017 Ayushman Bhava Mai Star Bharat
  • 2017 Shani Simhika Colors TV
  • 2017 Door Kinare Milte Hai DD National
  • 2017 Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil Harjeet Khurana Star Plus
  • 2018 Rudra Ke Rakshak Voice for queen Spider BIG Magic
  • 2018 Ishq Mein Marjawan Sujata Colors
  • 2018–2019 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Sudha Shrivaastav Star Plus
  • 2019 Lakshmi Stores Shakunthala Devi Sun TV Tamil
  • 2019 Kitchen Champion Contestant Colors TV Hindi
  • 2019 Naagin 3 Yamini Singh Raheja Cameo for 1 Episode
  • 2019–2020 Bepannah Pyaar Kunti Malhotra
  • 2019–2020 Tara From Satara Srilekha Sony Entertainment Television
  • 2019–2020 No. 1 Kodalu Vagdevi Arunprasad Zee Telugu Telugu

 

Sudha Chandran As Judge

  • 2019 Naagin Blockbuster Herself Hindi
  • 2019 Thakarppan Comedy Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
  • 2018 Dance Jodi Dance Juniors Zee Tamil Tamil
  • 2018 / 2019 Comedy Stars season 2 Asianet Malayalam
  • 2017–2018 Zee Dance League Zee Tamil Tamil
  • 2017 Dancing Khilladies Zee Tamil
  • 2017 Malayali Veettamma Flowers TV Malayalam
  • 2016–2017 Dance Jodi Dance Zee Tamil Tamil
  • 2013 Uggram Ujjwalam Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
  • 2013 Little Stars Asianet
  • 2012 Marathi Taraaka Zee Marathi Marathi
  • 2009 Super Dancer Junior 2 Amrita TV Malayalam
  • 2008 Krazy Kiya Re DD National Hindi
  • 2008 Super Dancer Amrita TV Malayalam
  • 2007 Super Dancer Junior Amrita TV

 

Awards Presented To Sudha Chandran

  • 1986: National Film Award – Special Jury Award for Mayuri
  • 2005: Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a negative role for Tumhari Disha’
  • 2013: Asianet Television awards 2013 Best Character actress for Aardram
  • 2014: Vijay Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for Deivam Thandha Veedu
  • 2015: Vijay Television Award for Best Mother in Law for Deivam Thandha Veedu
  • 2016: Colors Golden Petal Award for Power Packed Performance for Naagin
  • 2017: Colors Golden Petal Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Naagin 2
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