May 21st, 2011

Padma Khanna

Padma Khanna

Padma Khanna

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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 FilmBiwi aur Makaan (1966)

Last FilmMegha (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.

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