Popular actress Padmapriya, who has already acted in more than 31 movies in different South Indian languages, is now entering Kannada films through Shivaraj Kumar starrer movie Thamassu, directed by Agni Shridhar. With this movie, the actress has become 'pancha bhashya actress" (actress in five languages).
Padmapriya, who started her career as a model, has acted in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. She started her acting career with Malayalam film Kaicha. She has starred in 18 Malayalam movies. She has acted with popular Malayalam actors like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sureshgopi and Jayaram.
In 2003, she entered Telugu with film Seenu Vaasanthi Lakshmi, which is a remake of Kaicha. The actress acted alongside actor-cum-director Cheran in Tamil movie Thavamai Thavamirundu. She also appeared in Tamil movie Pattiyal. She has also debuted in Hindi with Bollywood movie Striker, which is yet to release.
Padmapriya was born in Delhi and she is presently staying with her father Janakiram in Chennai. She has done MBA in Bangalore and has worked for GE Company for a few years in Bangalore and Gurgaon. She is not at all a stranger in Bangalore. Along with catwalk, she is also interested in Bharathnatyam.
Padma has won 'Miss Andhra Pradesh" crown in 2001. She has also bagged Filmfare award including Best Actress and Best Character Actress for a Tamil movie. One more speciality of Padma is that she has starred in movies of five different languages in 2009 alone.