Thursday, January 17, 2013


During childhood days Padmini Kolhapure entered film field as a member of the chorus group for singing a song for the film 'Yadon Ki Baraat' and again  later sang songs for films 'Kitab' , Dushman Dost' etc  with her elder sister Shivangi.Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor is the husband of her sister Shivangi.
Padmini Kolhapure  was born on Nov 1, 1965 in Maharashtra State and her father 'Pandarinath Kolhapure' is a classical singer. Her  mother held a job in an airline.
Singer Asha Bhonsle suggested her name to Dev Anand who gave her role as a child artist in 'Ishq ZIshq Ishq'. She could  again act as Baby Padmini Kolhapure in  some other films like 'Dream Girl',
 'Sajan Bina Suhagan' etc.Her appearance in the  film 'Gehrayee' was very much appreciated.The most applauded role as a child artist was that of Raj Kapoor's
 film 'Satyam Sivam Sundaram'(1977).In that film she played the role as Young 'Roopa' (The mature Roopa's role was handled by Zeenat Aman).
She became a mature artist at the age of 15 and the supporting artist  role in the film 'Insaf Ka Tarasu' was presented brilliantly by Padmini Kolhapure in 1980.The film was Produced and directed by B.R.Chopra in which Raj Babbar,Zeenat Aman,Iftekhar,Simi Garewal,etc were in  important  roles.She earned Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for this film.Filmfare Awards for Best Editing and Best Dialogues were also given to this film.
Nassir Hussain made her heroine in his film 'Zamana Ko Dikhana Hai' opposite 
Rishi Kapoor.The film was not a big success  but Raj Kapoor utilized  the same pair to play key  lead roles in his film 'Prem Rog' which became a smashing hit of 82.
In 1982, another film earned accolades for her which was directed by Subhash Ghai.It was 'Vidhata' in which Dilip Kumar,Sanjay Dutt,Padmini Kolhapure,Suresh  Oberoi etc were the actors.
'Souten' was another blockbuster film which was released in 1983 in which Rajesh Khanna,Tina Munim,Padmini Kolhapure,Prem Chopra and Pran were in important  roles.The song 'Shayad meri shadi' became very popular.
!983 witnessed the rise of a  future superstar 'Anil Kapoor'  who acted opposite Padmini Kolhapure in the film 'Woh Saat Din.The screen play of this film was written by Tamil film 'Actor,Director and Producer'  K.Bhagyaraj.It was remake of Tamil film 'Antha Ezhu Naatkal' which was written and directed by K.Bhagyaraj.It was the first film in which Anil Kapoor acted as  hero.
In 1985 her film 'Pyar Jhukta Nahin' opposite Midhun Chakraborty was a super hit.In this film Padmini Kolhapure acted as a rich girl who falls in love with a middle class photographer.The film earned her Filmfare best Actress nomination.
In that year another film earned her much appreciation which was 'Insaf Main Karoonga'.Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim were the lead pair of this film.
Padmini Kolhapure married Producer Pradeep Sharma and withdrew herself from films for a long gap.
She made a come back and acted in two Marathi films 'Manthan' and 'Chimnee 
Pakhra' in 2004.She appeared in 2006 horror film 'Eight Shani'.
In 2012 she appeared in a Malayalam film 'Karma Yogi' directed by V.K.Prakash.This film is an adaptation of Shakespeare's  'Hamlet'
Padmini Kolhapure's younger sister Tejaswini Kolhapure is also an actress.
Padmini Kolhapure received Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1980 for film 'Insaf Ka Tarasu' and  Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1982 for film 'Prem Rog'.
As a playback singer she could sing in some films like 'Vidhata', 'Hum Intezar Karenge', 'Sadak Chap' etc.She could release her own music album also.
Selected Filmography
Ishq Ishq Ishq

Dream Girl
Sajan Bina Suhagan

Satyam Sivam Sundaram
Zamane ko Dikhana Hai
Insaf Ka Tarasu
Prem Rog
Ahista Ahista
Yeh Ishque Nahin Asan
Do Dilon Ki Dastan
Swarg Se Sundar
Aisa Pyar Kahen

Pyar Jhukta Nahin
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge
Pyar ke Kabil
Hum Intezar Karnge
Professor Ki Padosan
Woh Saat Din
Chimnee Pakhra
Eight Shani
Bolo Raam
Karma Yogi

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