Kutty Padmini

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Kutty Padmini
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Occupation
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • businesswoman
Years active1959-present
Notable work

Kutty Padmini is a South Indian movie actress who mainly works in Tamil Cinema. She was a child star in her debut movie Ambala Anjulam (1959). She has also acted in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi movies.[1] She made her debut in Tamil cinema at the age of 3. She has acted with prominent personalities of Tamil cinema, including Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Gemini Ganesan, Jaishankar, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. She was the first female artist from Tamil Nadu to win the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the movie Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum. The first Tamil child artiste to win the award was Kamal Haasan for Kalathur Kannamma.[2]

Kutty Padmini also established herself as supporting actress in movies such as Penmani Aval Kanmani, Aval Appadithan, Avargal, Sakalakala Sammandhi etc.., She made a foray into TV serials productions through her Vaishnavi Films Enterprises Limited and produced many of the finest works of the day, including Krishnadasi (2016 TV series), Romapuri Pandian and Ramanujar.[3]

Kutty Padmini is also the executive member in Nadigar Sangam,[4] one of the directors in Blue Ocean Films and Television Academy,[5] managing director of Kreeda Sports Foundation and Brand owner of Kreeda Cup, an initiative by Kreeda Sports foundation to support young athletes.[6][7][8]

Career[edit]

Padmini entered filmdom at the age of 3. She went on to act in many movies as child artist. However, her notable film role was in the 1965 Tamil film Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum along with Jaishankar and Jamuna, where she played dual roles. She received the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for her performance and she is the first person from Tamil Nadu to have received this award since its inception. This film was subsequently remade in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi and she was felicitated for her role by both Kannada and Andhra state governments.[9] She was also acted in various movies such as Pasamalar, Navarathri, Leta Manasulu, Odayil Ninnu, etc.., She stunned everyone with her performance in the movie Thiruvarutchelvar as a young girl "Ponni", who answered the King's three questions and also in Thirumal Perumai as young Andal, which was widely appreciated.[10]

Supporting roles[edit]

Padmini appeared as supporting actress in many movies like Penmani Aval Kanmani, Aval Appadithan, Avargal etc.., She co-starred with Sarathkumar in Kan Simittum Neram, in which he made his debut in Tamil cinema.

As a producer[edit]

Kutty Padmini turned from actress to producer in 1983 when she ventured out into TV serials. She founded her own production house, Vaishnave Media Works, and produced, directed, wrote and acted in many TV serials in Tamil and Hindi.[citation needed]

In the early 2000s, Padmini launched a production house and worked on three films, all of which failed to have a theatrical release. Kadhal Swasam featuring Karthik, Meena and her own daughter, Keerthana, in the lead roles began production in 2001. The film directed by her husband Prabhu Nepaul, failed to find distributors and even after a name change to Dilruba in 2003, the film failed to have a theatrical release.[11] Similarly, Click starring Prabhu, Karthik, Meena and Devayani was also shelved midst production.[12] Another film titled Kaadhal Sokkuthey with Keerthana and Aravind Akash also failed to complete production.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1959 Abalai Anjugam
1960 Deiva Piravi
1961 Pasa Malar Young Radha
1962 Azhagu Nila Lakshmi
1962 Nenjil Oru Aalayam Dying Child
1962 Kaathiruntha Kangal Lalitha, Shenbagam
1962 Avana Ivan Meena
1963 Aasai Aligal Kannama
1964 Navarathiri Lalitha Arputhara
1964 Vazhkai Vazhvatharke Valli
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Lalli/Padmini "Pappi"
1966 Sadhu Mirandal Preema
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Rajee
1966 Anbe Vaa
1967 Thiruvarutselvar Ponni
1967 Naan
1967 Anubavam Pudumai
1968 Thirumal Perumai Young Kothai
1969 Nam Naadu Selvi
1969 Ulagam Ivvalavuthan
1970 Maanavan
1972 Naan Yen Piranthen Anoushia
1974 Avalum Penthane Nishalu
1974 Sisubalan
1977 Avaragal Gayathri
1978 Aval Appadithan herself
1979 Nallathoru Kudumbam
1981 Nandu Lakshmi
1981 Arumbugal
1986 Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu
1986 Thazhuvatha Kaigal
1987 Oru Thayin Sabhatham Mrs. Ravi
1987 Jallikattu Kutty Amma
1987 Kootu Puzhukkal
1987 Kani Nilam
1987 Neethikku Thandanai
1987 Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan
1987 Thali Dhanam
1988 Sakalakala Sammandhi Vellai Amma
1988 Kan Simittum Neram Vanni
1988 Illam
1988 Therkathikkallan
1988 Penmani Aval Kanmani Kalpana
1989 Penn Buthi Pin Buthi
1990 Shathriyan
1991 Karpoora Mullai
1992 Pattathu Raani
2018 Utharavu Maharaja

Telugu[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1959 Daiva Balam
1959 Illarikam
1960 Shanthi Nivasam
1961 Bhakta Jayadeva
1962 Manchi Manasulu
1963 Irugu Porugu
1963 Pempudu Koothuru
1965 Anthasthulu
1966 Asthi Paraglu Ammulu
1966 Sakunthala Bharatha
1966 Leta Manasulu (Puppy) / Lalitha (Lalli) (Dual role)
1967 Chikkadu Dorakadu
1969 Eka Veera
1969 Kadhanayakudu
1969 Vichithra Kudubam
1970 Pasidi Manasulu
1971 Vichithra Thambathiyam
1971 Amaayakuraalu
1972 Vichitra Bandham
1972 Kula Gouravam
1978 Chilipi Krishnudu College student
1982 AnthaBanthalu As a patient
1985 Jeevitha Bandham
1986 Karu Diddina Kapuram
1996 Pavithra Bandham

Malayalam[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1964 School Master
1965 Odayil Ninnu Young Lakshmi
1965 Kuppivala Tharabi
1973 Surya Gandhi
1976 Aalinganam
1977 Anandham Paramanandham
1977
1977 Aa Nimisham
1978 Vayanadan Thamban
1985 Anubandham
1991 Ente Sooriya Puthri

Kannada[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 Saaku Magalu Babu (baby boy)
1965 Satya Harischandra Lohitasya
1967 Sri Purandara Dasaru
1975 Katha Sangama Shoba

Hindi[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 Grahasthi Abbitu
1963 Dil Ek Mandir Uma
1987 Kudrat Ka Kanoon

TV Serials[edit]

Year Title Credited as Language Notes
Producer Director Writer Acted
1986 Shrimanji Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1987 Kishan Khanya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1986 Bhool Na Jhana Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1989 Tarazu Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1991 Kittigadu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil, Telugu, Hindi
1991 Valar Pirai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil,
1991 Vaishali Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1992 Sangursh Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1994 Aadhar Shila Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi, Tamil
1995 F.I.R Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 Kadamai Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 Kash Ma Kash Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1995 Nijamana Uyarangal Green tickY Tamil
1995 Oliyum Oliyum Green tickY Tamil
1995 Thulasi Thalam Green tickY Tamil
1996 Ab Aaya Na Maza Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1996 Sthree Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1996 Dharm Adharm Green tickY Hindi, Tamil
1996 Anandha Rao Palli Green tickY Telugu
1997 Olimighu Bharatham Green tickY Tamil
1997 Ungal Viruppam Green tickY Tamil
1997 Nayagi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1997 Pen Ninaithal Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1998 Naveena Nakeeran Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1999 Poomanam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2000 Uravugal Green tickY Tamil
2000 Krishnadasi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2001 Jhala Khreedai Green tickY Tamil
2001 Nila Green tickY Tamil
2002 Chutti Payal Kittu Green tickY Tamil
2002 Swarangal Green tickY Tamil
2002 Kadhiravan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2002 Swaati Muthu Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2002 Thillu Mullu Green tickY Tamil
2004 Kana Kanden Green tickY Tamil
2004 Bairavi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2003 Cinta Bollywood (Part - I) Green tickY Malay
2003 Cinta Bollywood (Part - II) Green tickY Malay
Masakan Afrikan Seletan Green tickY Malay
2004 Malayu Aftrika Green tickY -
2004 Masakan India Green tickY -
2004 Teroka Afrika Green tickY Malay
2004 Teroka India Green tickY -
2004 Teroka Jaipur Green tickY -
Avakai Girls Green tickY Telugu
2007 Kohara Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
Kannadi Kadavugal Green tickY Tamil
2008 Kalasam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Creative Head
2010 Bakthavijayam Green tickY Tamil
2010 Suryaputhri Green tickY Tamil
2012 Romapuri Pandian Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2015 Ramanujar Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2016 Thenpandi Singam Green tickY Tamil
2017 Maya Thirrai Green tickY Tamil Creative Head
2018 Kuruthi kalam Green tickY Tamil
2019 Police Diary 2.O Green tickY Tamil

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Credited as Language Channel Notes
Producer Director Writer Acted
2017 Maya Thirrai Green tickY Red XN Red XN Tamil zee5
2019 Kuruthi kalam Green tickY Red XN Red XN Tamil MXPLAYER
2019 Police Diary 2.O Green tickY Red XN Red XN Tamil Zee5
2020 Singa Penne Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Tamil Zee5

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Jointscene.com". www.jointscene.com.
  2. "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. "vaishnaves Media Works". www.vaishnaves.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. "Executive Committee | Official Site of South Indian Artists Association, Nadigar Sangam, Tamil Nadigar Sangam". www.nadigarsangam.org. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. "Best Chennai Film Institute / Film School - BOFTA - Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy". Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  6. "Arena Sports". www.arenasports.co.in. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  7. "Arena Sports". www.arenasports.co.in. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  8. "பாரதிய ஜனதா கட்சி". bjptn.org. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  9. Guy, Randor. "Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum 1965". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  10. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. ISBN 9781135943189.
  11. "A pat for the team". www.chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2001.
  12. "Cinebits". www.nilacharal.com.
  13. "Reel Talk on 27th Aug 2003". 17 June 2004. Archived from the original on 17 June 2004.
  14. newspaper, local. "Chennai News". localnewspaper.in. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2015.

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