Padmini Kolhapure

Profession: Actress & Singer


Father of Padmini Kolhapure

Pandharinath Kolhapure (a Classical Singer)

Husband/Spouse of Padmini Kolhapure

Pradeep Sharma (alias Tutu Sharma) (Film Producer)

Mother of Padmini Kolhapure

Nirupama Kolhapure (in an Airline Job)

Sister of Padmini Kolhapure

Shivangi Kapoor (Actress)
Tejaswini Kolhapure (Actress)

Favourite Actor(s) of Padmini Kolhapure

Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor

Favourite Actresses of Padmini Kolhapure

Sridevi, Deepika Padukone

Favourite Designer(s) of Padmini Kolhapure

Zuhair Murad, Manish Malhotra, Roberto Cavalli, and Payal Singhal

Favourite Food of Padmini Kolhapure

Rajma Chawal

Favourite Singer(s) of Padmini Kolhapure

Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Padmini Kolhapure

1981: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Insaaf Ka Tarazu
1982: Filmfare Special Performance Award for Ahista Ahista
1983: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Prem Rog
2006: Screen Best Actress Award for Chimani Pakhar

Controversy of Padmini Kolhapure

In 1980, she was highly criticized for going against Indian culture, when she kissed Prince Charles on his cheek (during his India trip). She was just 16 years old at that time.  

Information about Padmini Kolhapure

She was selected for the TV serial, 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' to play the role of Tulsi Virani, after Smriti Irani left the show. Due to some reasons, the role went to Gautami Kapoor.  In 2003, she returned to acting after almost 10 years with a Marathi film, 'Chimani Pakhar.'  She belonged to a music rich family. Her father was a trained Classical Singer and Veena player. She started learning music at an early age.  In 1981, at the age of 15, she received her first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.  In 1982, she appeared in the film, 'Prem Rog' opposite Rishi Kapoor and won her Filmfare Award for Best Actress at the age of 17.  She always wanted to be a singer. In 1973, she made her singing debut as a child for the film, 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat.' She sang in the chorus for songs with her sister Shivangi.  In 1985, she did a film, 'Do Dilon Ki Dastaan.' During the shooting, she was not well and even worked when had a fever on.  She was the second child to her parents among three daughters.  In 1977, she played as a child artist in the film, 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram.' Her role in the film was considered her most popular child role.  In 1993, she appeared in the movie, 'Professor Ki Padosan' and took a break from the film industry.  In 1999, she made a comeback as a Producer for the film, 'Rockford.'  In 1980, she was condemned by the Indian media and public for kissing Prince Charles, during his India visit.  She was also offered to work in the films such as Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Silsila, and Ram Teri Ganga Maili. But due to her busy schedule, she couldn't be a part of these hit films.  She is the sister-in-law of Shakti Kapoor and aunt of Siddhanth Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.  She has opened acting schools in Hyderabad & Delhi and a grooming and modelling academy in Mumbai.  She also owns a boutique named 'PadmaSitaa.' 


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