Sudha Chandran (born 27 September 1965) is an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. In 1981, she hurt her leg in a road accident near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu while coming back from Madras with her parents. Her leg became gangrenous and her parents opted to have it amputated. However, she subsequently became an established Bharatnatyam dancer. Chandran is known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini Singh Raheja in Naagin 1, 2 & 3, Chitradevi in Deivam Thandha Veedu, the Tamil remake of Saath Nibhana Saathiya and Anand's first wife in Hum Paanch (Season two). She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 2007, she acted in the Telugu film Mayuri. She can speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada fluently.
Sudha Chandran in 2012
Ravi Dang (m. 1994)
Early and personal life
Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai. She had stated in an interview of Nettvu, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayalur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.
In May 1981, at about 16 years old, in Tamil Nadu, Chandran met with an accident in which her legs were wounded. She received initial medical treatment of her injuries at a local hospital and was later admitted to Vijaya Hospital at Madras. After doctors discovered that gangrene had formed on her right leg, amputation was required. Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life. She subsequently regained some mobility with the help of a prosthetic Jaipur foot. She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in India, Saudi Arabia, United States, UK, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.
Chandran started her career with a Telugu film Mayuri, which was based on her own life. The film was later dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. It was also remade in Hindi as Naache Maayuri, where Chandran again played herself and costarred with Shekhar Suman, Aruna Irani and Dina Pathak. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.
Chandran's notable shows on television include Kaahin Kissii Roz and K Street Pali Hill. She was a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 in 2007. She appears as yamini in the 2015 TV and serial Naagin.
|1987||Kalam Mari Katha Mari||Arifa||Malayalam|
|1987||Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi||Thayamma||Tamil|
|1987||Chinna Poove Mella Pesu||Shanthi||Tamil|
|1987||Thaye Neeye Thunai||Tamil|
|1990||Thanedaar||Mrs. Jagdish Chandra||Hindi|
|1991||Jeene Ki Sazaa||Sheetal||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|
|1994||Daldu Chorayu Dhire Dhire||Hindi|
|1994||Baali Umar Ko Salaam||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|
|2006||Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar||Doctor||Hindi|
|2010||Alexander the Great||Gayathri Devi||Malayalam|
|2013||Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan||Indra Sundaramurthy||Tamil|
|2016||Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai||Hindi|
|2018||Saamy 2||Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)'s wife||Tamil|
|1997||Hum Paanch||Anand's first wife||Zee 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|
|Vishnu Puran||Kunti||DD National|
|2004||Zameen Se Aassman Tak||Meera||Sahara One|
|2004–2006||Tumhari Disha||Vasundhara Malik||Zee TV|
|K. Street Pali Hill||Gayathri Kaul||Star Plus|
|2006–2009||Kashmakash Zindagi Ki||Rajyalakshmi||DD National|
|2006–2008||Solhah Singaarr||Rajeshwari||Sahara One|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2||Contestant||Sony TV||Hindi|
|2007–2008||Ardhangini||Maushmi Bhatacharjee||Zee TV|
|Kuchh Is Tara||Mallika Nanda||Sony TV|
|Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil||Inspector||Star Plus|
|2008–2011||Mata Ki Chowki - Kalyug Mein Bhakti Ki Shakti||Shwetha Devi||Sahara One|
|Kaisi Laagi Lagan||Ambika||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Shubh Kadam||Raghav's real mother|
|Pondatti Thevai||Raji||Sun TV|
|Soundaraval Devi||Akilandeshwari||Jaya TV||Tamil|
|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|
|2013||Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?||Mrs.Vyas||Life Ok||Hindi|
|Ek Thhi Naayka||Uma Viswas|
|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|
|Door Kinare Milte Hai||DD National|
|Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil||Harjeet Khurana||Star Plus|
|2018||Rudra Ke Rakshak||Voice for queen Spider||BIG Magic|
|Ishq Mein Marjawan||Sujata||Colors TV|
|2018–2019||Yeh Hai Mohabbatein||Sudha Shrivaastav||Star Plus|
|2019||Lakshmi Stores||Shakunthala Devi||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2019||Kitchen Champion||Contestant||Colors TV||Hindi|
|Naagin 3||Yamini Singh Raheja||Cameo for 1 Episode|
|2019–present||Bepannah Pyaar||Kunti Malhotra|
|2019||Tara From Satara||Srilekha||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2019–present||No. 1 Kodalu||Vagdevi||Zee Telugu||Telugu|
- As Judge
|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|
|Malayali Veettamma||Flowers TV||Malayalam|
|2016–2017||Dance Jodi Dance||Zee Tamil||Tamil|
|2013||Uggram Ujjwalam||Mazhavil Manorama||Malayalam|
|2012||Marathi Taraaka||Zee Marathi||Marathi|
|2009||Super Dancer Junior 2||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2008||Krazy Kiya Re||DD National||Hindi|
|Super Dancer||Amrita TV||Malayalam|
|2007||Super Dancer Junior||Amrita TV|
- 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
- "Sudha Chandran Herself". Indiatimes. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- Madon, Vimala (7 March 2016). "Women's Day special – against all odds". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Farook, Farhana (27 November 2007). "I view the accident as a blessing: Sudha Chandran". DNA. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Sudha Chandran's story about her accident will leave you inspired". The Times of India. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Never-say-die attitude: BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN – Sudha Chandran The Hindu. 22 February 2010. Retrieved
- Exclusive Interview with Sudha Chandran Actress. 30 March 2015. Event occurs at 0:10. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
I was born and brought up in Mumbai, but my origin is Tiruchi... Trichy, Vayloore.
- Swaminathan, Rajeshwari (27 July 2015). "Her Friends Stood by Her". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- Amarnath K. Menon (9 December 2013). "Mayuri: A profile in courage". Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- Patel, Priyanka J (9 December 2011). "I choose to fight in my life: Sudha Chandran – The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- "Inspiration for world" (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "Sudha Chandran performing a hindi Play Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye". Retrieved 14 June 2019.
- Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/sudha-chandran-i-married-my-husband-ravi-in-a-temple-24-years-back/articleshow/69111752.cms. Missing or empty
- "Fighting fate".
- "Telugu cinema hops on the biopic bandwagon". The Hindu.
- "This Actress Is Not Getting Any Film Offer From 13 Years, Started Film Career With Her Own Biopic".
- "Sudha Chandran starrer 'Sifar' shines in film festivals, collects over 26 awards". Indian Express.
- "Ekta Kapoor birthday: Komolika to Ramola Sikand, 5 iconic vamps of the TV producer we all loved to hate!". Times Now News.
- "5 videos that prove Ramola Sikand aka Sudha Chandran is the most badass villains of all times". Times Of India.
- "Interesting phase in TV now: Sudha Chandran". Zee News.
- "Sudha Chandran to feature in Ek Thi Naayka". Indian Express.
- "My character is strong-willed just like me: Sudha Chandran". Times of India.
- "Mona Ambegaonkar quits Life OK's Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai after huge jhamela; Sudha Chandran to step in as Lohari Bua".
- "I want performance to be my style statement: Sudha Chandran". Zee News.
- "Popular reality show reaches 1000th episode mark". Deccan Chronicle.
- "Get ready for an adventurous season of 'Naagin 2'". Times Of India.
- "Adaa Khan call's Sudha Chandran 'overacting ki dukaan' on off screen".
- "Sudha Chandran: Ayushaman Bhava has engrossing storyline". Mid Day.
- "Sudha Chandran joins the cast of 'Karamphal Data Shani'; excited for her first mythological show!".
- "After Naagin, Sudha Chandran to lend voice to a spider on a TV show". India Today.
- "yeh-hai-mohabbatein-sudha-chandran-set-to-re-enter-divyanka-tripathis-star-plus-show". Abp Live.
- "Actress Sudha Chandran talks about her serial acting experience". Vikatan.
- "Watch: Urvashi Dholakia and Sudhaa Chandran to compete against each other in Kitchen Champion". Times of India.
- "Bepanah Pyaarr: 'Naagin' Fame Sudha Chandran To Enter Show, Reunites With Pearl V Puri!". Abp Live.
- "Sudha Chandran to play a judge in Tara From Satara". Mid Day.
- "Sudha Chandran to make her Telugu TV debut with 'No.1 Kodalu'". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "Laila, Sneha and Sudha Chandran have a blast on the sets of Dance Jodi Dance Juniors; see video". Times of India.
- "'Ugram Ujjwalam' another feather in my cap: Sudha Chandran".
- "Diva and loving it". The Hindu.