Real Name – Padma Khanna
Profession – Actress (Dancer / Vamp)
Most Active/Popular Decades – 1970s
Religion – Hindu [Khatri]
Ethnicity – N/A
Date of Birth – 10th March, 1940 [disputed]
Date of Death – Still Alive
Debut Film – Biwi aur Makaan (1966)
Last Film – Megha (1996)
Significant others in the Film Industry – None
Miscellaneous Info – After doing some soft, gentle village girl roles in “Saaz Aur Awaz”, “Baharon Ke Sapne”, “Aashirwad” “Rahgir”, and ”Hear Ranjha”, Padma shot to fame with her sizzling cabaret number in “Johny Mera Naam”. Unfortunately, that sizzling cabaret number proved to be her undoing and she was typecast into vampish/negative roles throughout her career in the 70s and 80s.
She is married to film director, Jagdish L. Sidana.She currently resides in New Jersey, USA and runs Indianica Dance Academy in Iselin, New Jersey. She has a daughter Neha Sidana, and son Akshar Sidana.
Related Youtube Video – Asha Bhosle sings for Padma Khanna in Saudagar (1973), music by Ravindra Jain. One of those rare films where Padma was cast as the leading lady opposite Amitabh Bachchan.