Kutty Padmini

Kutty Padmini
Born (1956-06-05) 5 June 1956
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, Film producer, TV producer
Years active 1959-present

Kutty Padmini is a South Indian movie actress who predominantly works in Kollywood. She was a child star in her debut movie Ambala Anjulam (1959). She has also acted in Telugu and Malayalam movies.[1]

Personal life and background

Kutty Padmini was born on 5 June 1956 in Madras in a Telugu family.


Kutty 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 Jaishankar and Jamuna where she played dual roles. She appeared for a dance sequence in the film Maanavan (1970) along with Kamal Haasan, which was also the first adult role for him. She went on to act in other films as a child star and later on as a heroine and in supporting roles. Later she played supporting roles in films like Avargal, Aval Appadithan, both co-starring Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, Penmani Aval Kanmani and Kan Simittum Neram, the debut film of Sarath Kumar.

In the early 2000s, she 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 Nepal, failed to find distributors and even after a name change to Dilruba in 2003, the film failed to have a theatrical release. Similarly, Click starring Prabhu, Karthik, Meena and Devayani was also shelved midst production.[2] Another film titled Kaadhal Sokkuthey with Keerthana and Aravind Akash also failed to complete production.[3]

Television career

She made a foray into TV megaserials and has churned out quite a few successful TV programmes like Krishnadasi and others.

Notable filmography

Child artiste

Supporting roles

Awards and honours


External links

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