Raadhika Sarathkumar

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Raadhika Sarathkumar
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Raadhika in 2014 at 62nd Filmfare Awards South
Vice President of the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi
Assumed office
31 August 2007
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • entrepreneur
  • politician

Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian actress, entrepreneur, producer and politician who works predominantly in Tamil cinema along with Telugu cinema as well as a few Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. [4] She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited and doing serials in most of the south Indian languages. [5] and is a recipient of six Filmfare Awards South, two Nandi Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.


Personal life

Raadhika is the daughter of the late Tamil film actor and comedian, M. R. Radha who hailed from Tamil Nadu and Geetha who is a Sri Lankan. Raadhika did her education in India, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. She has a younger sister Nirosha, who is also an actress, and two younger brothers, Raju and Mohan. She also has an older half-brother Radha Ravi.

Raadhika married actor Sarathkumar on 4 February 2001. They had been friends before their marriage and had been paired in two films: Namma Annachi (1994) and Suryavamsam (1997). The couple has a son named Rahul born in 2004.

Her daughter Rayane Hardy married Cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun in 2016. Raadhika became a grandmother in 2018 when Rayane had a son. [6] [7]

Film career

She made her cinematic debut in 1978 Tamil Movie Kizhakke Pogum Rail . Then she started acting in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.

She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985), which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director. [8]

She was awarded Best Telugu Actress for Nyayam Kavali (1981), Best Tamil Actress for Dharma Devathai (1986), Neethikku Thandanai (1987) and Keladi Kanmani (1990). [9] [10] [11]

After becoming successful in cinema, Raadhika wanted to do something different and decided to take on the small screen, a venture that everyone thought was a mistake she would regret. But determined to pursue something she believed in, namely producing her own TV software under the Radaan Mediaworks, she started the same in 1994. After some initial hiccups, the company re-emerged successfully as Radaan Mediaworks (I) Ltd in 1999, and by 2008, had an annual turnover exceeding.

She was a judge on Vijay TV's Jodi Number One Season 4. [12]

She produced serials such as Idi Katha Kadu (Telugu), Chitti , Annamalai , Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay , Vani Rani , Thamarai and Chithi - 2 .

In September 2019, she was awarded as "Nadigavel Selvi" during audio launch of Market Raja MBBS . [13]

She has won 1 - National Film Awards (Producer), 6 - Filmfare Awards Souths , 3 - Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 1 - Cinema Express Awards and 1 - Nandi Awards.

Political career

She joined before the 2006 Assembly elections to join the AIADMK along with her husband R. Sarathkumar. [14] On 18 October 2006, she was dismissed from AIADMK for anti-party activities. [15] She was the vice president of All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi from 2007.

Awards and nominations

YearAwardAward CategoryWorkResultReference
1981 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nyayam Kavali Won [16]
1985 National Film Awards Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (Film Producer)Won [17]
1986Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Dharma Devathai Won [18] [19]
1987 Neethikku Thandanai Won [20]
Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Karthika PoornimaWon [10]
1988 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Paasa Paravaigal & Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won [21]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Award Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Won[ citation needed ]
1989 Best Actress Ninaivu Chinnam Won [22]
1990Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – Tamil Keladi Kanmani Won[ citation needed ]
1993 Cinema Express Awards Best Actress Kizhakku Cheemayile Won [23]
1995Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsSpecial Award for Best Actress Pasumpon & Rani MaharaaniWon[ citation needed ]
1999Nandi Awards Best Supporting Actress Prema Kadha Won [24]
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award Best Actress Arasi Won [25]
2010 Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal Best Overall Performance Award Won [26]
2012 Special Jury Award for Best Actress Chellamay Won [27]
2014 Best Actress Vani Rani Won [26]
Filmfare Awards South Lifetime Achievement Award – South Overall Contribution to Tamil CinemaWon[ citation needed ]
2015 Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Thanga Magan Won [28]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won [29]
2016Provoke Lifestyle AwardsTV Sensation of the YearVarious SerialsWon [30]


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