Monday, March 24, 2014

PADMA KHANNA

Padma Khanna, the famous actress of Bollywood mainly  during 70's is a well trained  dancer who runs a Dance School in the US at Present.She has acted in several Indian languages like Hindi,Bhojpuri,Gujarati,Punjabi,Marathi etc.She directed a Bhojpuri film 'Nahir Hutal Jaya' in 2004.
Padma Khanna was born on 10 March 1949 in Varanasi and started learning dancing from the age of 7.She learnt Kathak Dance  from Guru Kishen Maharaj and advanced Kathak from Guru Gopi Krishna.
Her entry to films was at the age of 12 by a Bhojpuri film 'Bhaiyya'.She was well noticed as a Cabaret Dancer in the film 'Johny Mera Naam' in 1970.She acted in character roles and appeared in Dance sequences of many films out of which 'Saaz aur Awaz',  'Biwi aur Makan' ,  'Baherion ke Sapne' , 'Sangharsh',
 ' Dastan' , ' Hindustan Ki Kasam',  'Rampur Ka Lakshman'  'Saudagar' etc were  well noted films of Padma Khanna.She received accolades for her role in 'Heer Raanjha' which was directed by Chetan Anand.Her big break was in 'Johny Mera Naam' which was directed by Vijay Anand in which Dev Anand and Hema Malini acted as the main pair.
In the film 'Saudagar'  Nutan and Padma Khanna acted in pivotal roles in which Amitabh Bachchan acted as the hero 'Moti'.Padma Khanna acted as the character 'Phoolbanu' for which she received appreciation from the audience.
She acted in T.V. serials also and the role as 'Kaikeyi' in Ramanand Sagar's  Ramayan earned her wide appreciation and fame.
She married 'Jagdish Sidena' and resides in  New Jersey where she runs a Dance Academy.
Selected Filmography










Badi Didi
Pardesi
Seema
Lal Pathar
Lakhon Mein Ek
Hunterwali
Reshma aur Shera
Jungle Mein Mangal
Pyar Diwana
Khoon Khoon
Garibi Hatao
Anokhi Ada
Anhonee
Saudagar
Nirdosh
Naina
Jalta Badan
Hindustan Ki Kasam
Uspaar
Shaitaan
Jeevan Sangram
Badla
Naag Champa
Heera Pheri
Naukri
Sawan Ke Geet
Khoon Ka Badla Khoon
Noorie
Saboot
The Burning Train
Patitia
Geet Gaata Chal
Sawaal
Anubhav
Ghar Sansar
Mera Karam Mera Dharam
Faisla Mein Karunga
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani
Dilawar
Bhaiya
Bidesia
Basuria Baje Ganga Teer
Dagabaj Balme
Bahuna
Bhaiya Dooj
Jindri Yaar Di
Sher Puttar
Loafer
Rampur Ka Lakshman
Hera Pheri



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