Padmapriya Janakiraman Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 44 Years
Hometown: Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Husband: Jasmine Shah

Padmapriya Janakiraman

Profession(s)• Actor
• Model
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-32-36
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
• Telugu Film (Tollywood): Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004); as 'Vasanthi'
Padmapriya Janakiraman in the film 'Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi' (2004) as Vasanthi
• Malayalam Film (Mollywood): Kaazhcha (2004); as 'Lakshmi'
Padmapriya Janakiraman as Lakshmi in the film 'Kaazhcha' (2004)
• Tamil Film (Kollywood): Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005); as 'Vasanthi Ramalingam'
Padmapriya Janakiraman in the film 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu' (2005) as Vasanthi Ramalingam
• Kannada Film (Sandalwood): Thamassu (2010); as 'Dr Shanthi'
Padmapriya Janakiraman (as Dr Shanthi) with co-star Shiva Rajkumar (as Shankar) in the film 'Thamassu' (2010)
• Hindi Film (Bollywood): Striker (2010); as 'Madhu'
Padmapriya Janakiraman in the film 'Striker' (2010) as Madhu
• Bengali Film (Tollywood): Aparajita Tumi (2012); as Kuku
Padmapriya Janakiraman in the film 'Aparajita Tumi' (2012) as Kuku
Short Film
• Hindi Film (Bollywood): Maya (2018); as 'Maya'
Padmapriya Janakiraman in the film 'Maya' (2018) as Maya
Awards, Honours, Achievements National Film Awards
• 2010: The National Film Award – Special Mention (Feature Film) for ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’ (2009)
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
• 2007: Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for 'Mirugam' (2007)
• 2009: Best actress for the film 'Pokkisham'
Kerala Film Critics Awards
• 2006: Best actress for the film ‘Karutha Pakshikal’
• 2007: Best actress for 'Naalu Pennungal'
• 2009: Second-best actress award for 'Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja'•
Filmfare Awards South
• 2005: Best female debut (south) for the film ‘Thavamai Thavamirundhu'
• 2006: Best actress – Malayalam for the film 'Karutha Pakshikal'
• Best-supporting actress – Malayalam for 'Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja'
Vanitha Film Awards
• 2006: Best actress for 'Karutha Pakshikal'
• 2010: Best actress for the film 'Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja'
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 February 1980 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024) 44 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signPisces
HometownSecunderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now in Telangana)
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad
College/University• Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in Hyderabad, Telangana [1]Padmapriya Janakiraman - LinkedIn
• Loyola Academy in Alwal, Secunderabad, Telangana [2]Padmapriya Janakiraman - LinkedIn
• Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) in Harihar, Karnataka [3]Padmapriya Janakiraman - LinkedIn
• National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, Karnataka [4]Padmapriya Janakiraman - LinkedIn
• New York University [5]Padmapriya Janakiraman - LinkedIn
Educational Qualification• Pursued a diploma in Bharatnatyam at Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (1997)
• Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola Academy (1997-2000)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance and marketing from Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) (2000-2002)
• Pursued a graduate diploma in the environment protection act of India and international conventions studies at the National Law School of India University (2007-2008)
• Received a master’s degree in public administration from New York University (2012-2015)
Controversies• In October 2007, Padmapriya made headlines when she registered a police complaint against director Samy, who allegedly slapped her on the sets of the movie- Mirugam.

• Malayalam filmmaker M A Nishad, who directed Padmapriya in his film, No 66 Madhura Bus, once filed a complaint against her and her manager at Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber. In his generalized complaint, he stated that the managers charge an exorbitant commission from the actors, who in turn ask for higher fees from the filmmakers. He further asked for this 'manager culture' to be done away with.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date12 November 2014
Husband/SpouseJasmine Shah (Vive Chairperson at the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi)
Padmapriya Janakiraman with her husband, Jasmine Shah
ParentsFather- Janakiraman (Brigadier in the Indian Army)
Mother- Vijaya
SiblingsBrother- Name Not Known (elder brother)

Padmapriya Janakiraman

Some Lesser Known Facts About Padmapriya Janakiraman

  • Padmapriya Janakiraman is an Indian actor, producer, dancer, and model who predominantly works in the South Indian film industry.
  • Padmapriya has appeared in almost seven language film industries: Bengali, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, English, and Telugu.
  • Her favourite chef is Vicky Ratnani. [6]Padmapriya Janakiraman – Instagram
  • Padmapriya, who is a skilled Bharatnatyam dancer, started learning to dance at the mere age of 3 from her guru, Jayalakshmi Eshwar.

    A picture of Padmapriya Janakiraman with her guru, Jayalakshmi Eshwar, captured on the eve of Vijayadasmi in New Delhi

    A picture of Padmapriya Janakiraman with her guru, Jayalakshmi Eshwar, captured on the eve of Vijayadasmi in New Delhi

  • During her spare time, Padmapriya started inclining towards modelling and was eventually crowned Miss Andhra Pradesh in 2001.
  • She began her career in 2002 as an Analyst at ‘GE Capital International Services,’ the financial services unit of the American multinational conglomerate- General Electric. Padmapriya has also worked as a Consultant (at ‘Samata’ and ‘Dr. Reddy Labs Foundation’), Research Assistant (at ‘NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’), Senior Researcher (at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi), and Project Head – Cultural mapping Initiative (at ‘Sahapedia’). [7]Padmapriya Janakiraman – LinkedIn
  • In an interview, Padmapriya revealed that she draped her favourite dance dress in the film ‘Chef’ (2017). According to her, the dress was designed by her mother, Vijaya. While talking about this in an interview, Padmapriya Janakiraman said,

    It is my favourite dance dress. It is golden in colour, sourced and designed by my mother for one of my big dance performances on stage in the past. We have used it in a song called ‘Darmiyaan’ and a scene for the movie.

  • Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy struck New York at the same time when she was pursuing her MS in Public Administration from New York University. As a result, she had to spend four days in the university shelter.
  • In September 2017, Padmapriya Janakiraman became the Advisor and Board Member of Sahithya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. [8]Padmapriya Janakiraman – LinkedIn
  • In March 2017, Padmapriya became the Founder Member of Women In Cinema Collective (WCC), an organisation for women working in the Malayalam cinema industry, working towards providing equal opportunities for women in cinema. [9]Padmapriya Janakiraman – LinkedIn