Anniversary special: How Padmini, who played the daring character in 'Mera Naam Joker', met Raj Kapoor

Padmini Birthday Special: Today is the 90th birthday of the famous South Padmini actress. Padmini was born on June 12, 1932 in Thiruvananthapuram. You may not know Padmini but there was a time when she was a successful actress, Padmini was counted among the first actresses to work in Hindi cinema. Padmini’s birthday took place in Thiruvananthapuram. Not only that, Padmini has also worked with Raj Kapoor who is called the Bollywood showman. Padmini has worked in movies like Mera Naam Joker Hai, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai.

Please say that Padmini was a Bharatanatyam dancer. Besides Hindi, Padmini worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Russian language films during this period. From India to America, he beat the spur of his dance. The talent of Padmini, who left her mark on Indian cinema, is measured by the fact that she opened her largest choreography center in America. Born as the second daughter of Thankaappan Pillai and Saraswati Amma in Poojaappara, Thiruvananthapuram, Padmini made her film debut in 1948.

Padmini had two sisters, Lalita and Ragini. All three were Bharatnatyam and Kathakali dancers. In such a situation, the pair of these sisters became popular as the Travancore Sisters. After that, Padmini did ‘The Land Through which the Ganges Flows’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Aashiq’, ‘Afsana’, ‘Chanda and Bijli’, ‘Brother-Sister’, ‘Dard Ka Rishta’, ‘Mastana ‘ , ‘ Has worked in many Hindi movies like ‘Ragini’, ‘Amardeep’, ‘Rajatilak’, ‘Pardesi’. Padmini has worked with great artists from South and North India. These include names of famous actors like Raj Kapoor, MG Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajkumar, Prem Nasir and Devanand and Shammi Kapoor. In 1989 he also made a movie ‘Mohabbat Ka Paigam’.

Padmini had become so popular during this time that during the Indochina War in 1962, Padmini used to go to military camp with the sisters. Padmini used to encourage the army soldiers while going to the military camp and also gave dance performances there, his performance was highly praised. Apart from that, he contested the Lok Sabha elections in 1966 and 1971 on a Congress party ticket.

The story of how Padmini and Raj Kapoor met is no less interesting. Once Raj Kapoor went to Russia to attend the Moscow Youth Festival. There Padmini received the ‘Best Classical Dancer Award’. Raj Kapoor was surprised to see her dance performance. They thought this was the girl they were looking for. It was only then that Raj Kapoor decided to give Padmini a chance in his films and thus Padmini’s fate was reversed.

Other than that, let us tell you that Padmini played a very bold character in the Mera Naam Joker movie, in which she became a girl who always lived like boys. Not only that, Padmini has been compared to Vyjayanthi Mala, the best actress of that era in Bollywood and Southern films. Besides working with Raj Kapoor in Bollywood, Padmini has also worked with Southern superstar Gemini Ganesan. In 1966, she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for the film ‘Kajal’.

Talking about Padmini’s personal life, when she was at the height of her career, she married Dr. Ramchandan. The two married in 1961 in America. After that, she also walked away from movies for a while. Padmini died on September 24, 2006, following a heart attack. He breathed his last at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Popular South actress Shobhana is Padmini’s niece.

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