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Padma Khanna

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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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4 Comments

  1. In the interview you posted, it says that Padma was 12 years old when she acted in her first Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’. This movie was released in 1961-62. So, her date of birth must be 10th March, 1949 or 10th March, 1950.

    • Hey, she might have acted when she was 12 years old, and movie releases after it gets completed, it take sometimes 2-3 years to complete a movie. Anyways can you help me getting Ms. Padma Khanna’s email address???

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