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Friday, December 09, 2005


Education Qualification: MBA from Kirloskar Institute

Previous Career: Risk Consultant in GE Bangalore / Gurgoan

Present Career: Actress - paired with Mamooty in 'Kazcha' & 'Rajamanikyam' now with Cheran in "T..T..."

Projects on hand: 'Pattiyal' in tamil with Arya and 'Vadakumnathan' in Malayalam with Mohanlal.

Pramatham... ...

That was an impressive(!!) bio-data of Padmapriya. But, I was just wondering about the trigger, which had pulled her into the cine industry. Her reply is 'Nothing but Passion'

Of late, we are able to see more no. of professionals into the acting career. Gone are the days, when we would have seen many famous stars who entered the industry passionately without spending much time on education. I can qualify most of the heroes in that category. I could remember Arvindsamy, Dr.Rajasekar as exceptional ones. May be, some of the young breeds too are exceptions. What about Madhavan??

However, I found it hard to locate any heroines with an educational / entrepreneurial skills at their initial stage of career itself. Probably they might have thought those skills as a waste of time. Or they might have been pulled in early by the creators for their youthful faces...

Eventhough, Padmapriya looks very matured, she seems to be very impressive in acting. However, with the influx of so many talented mallu actresses in the last one year - like Asin, Navya Nair, Gopika, Nayanthara (Yet to be exploited!!), Meera Jasmine - I feel there would be a tough competition to get offers. Need to wait and see if she climbs up in this career ladder as well.

Titbits: Normally, all the new movies will be released in Singapore on the same day as in Chennai or one/two day(s) prior to Chennai release. This time, I'm disappointed that "Thavamai Thavamirunthu" has not yet been released here. Am not sure, if Cheran couldn't release due to the Producers issue.
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Blogger Chez said...

That is an impressive Qual..! Over the days we have seen people from impressive backgrounds coming into cine industry... Say Kanika for example.

But should acting be a stronghold of arts/drama/film institute students??

Friday, December 09, 2005 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger revatechnic said...

yeah..looking forward to TT too.
my chennai folks were impressed by it.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 9:42:00 AM  
Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Thats pretty impressive..
Even if she doesnt click in the tollywood, she can always go back to her profession..Like A.Swamy managing a MNC !
Everyone has a chance in life !!

Ram , cud u do some research about yesteryear heroes like suresh,sudhakar,mohan and others ?
They had given hits,but not in news anymore :-(

Sunday, December 11, 2005 5:29:00 PM  
Blogger narayanan said...

I dont think heroines really get offers beyond the age of 30, atleast in lead female roles. There are a few are learned enough. But dont remember anyone who has professionally worked as this girl.

Gowthami was a REC Nagpur engg graduate. Vinitha I heard pursued her MS in some university in Ohio, US when she had no offers. Soundarya aka Sowmya was a medical graduate. These are a few I am aware of, but none actually worked before they entered cine industry I guess.


Monday, December 12, 2005 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous vee-jay said...

Impressive profile - Padmapriya's. And I really doubt how long she will stay on in the Tamil film industry. Maybe one or two more of her movies should tell which way she will swing. But to me, Risk consulting sound more interesting than films.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Slice Of Life said...

actresses keep saying i wanted to be an engr or doc but became stars...bla bla
then we saw english speaking...(hardly tamil knowing) hindi faces..kushboo and others....
it is good to have educated actresses...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:15:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

MA...nowadays the film industry is open for everybody with ideas.. so, no bar for the new comers, they can be Engineers, Doctors, Computer professionals, MBAs, CAs... anything under the roof is acceptable, if they can deliver.

Reva.. I was also impressed with TT, not only ur Chennai folks. :-) :-)

Prabu.. I may like to do the one, what you are suggesting..will try to cover it asap.

Narayanan.. U r right. I heard even Rubini had gone into medical profession. You can count on Gemini's daughter G.G. Sridhar also..who is a doctor now.

VJ.. U r right. Need to wait and see, if she swings in Nayan's direction or going to keep the record straight.

Uma.. Eventhough, we can hope to have more educated actresses, I doubt whether it will happen in reality... Once in a while, it may happen :-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 7:08:00 AM  
Blogger Jo said...


I admire her acting from the very first movie Kaazhcha and then Amrutham (with Jayaram). She looks so professional and as you said matured. Yet to see the new Cheran film. Its not released here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 9:19:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

JO.. I need to look for 'Kazcha' CD somewhere...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Feels good to read abt another GE-ian. :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 1:31:00 AM  

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