Padma Khanna (born 10 March 1949) is an Indian actress, dancer and director. She appeared mainly in Hindi and Bhojpuri films in the 1970 and 1980s. In television, she is most remembered for her role in movie ‘Saudagar’ with Amitabh Bachhan & also as QueenKaikeyi in Ramanand Sagar’s epic series Ramayan (1987–1988).She was acted in couple of Telugu Films along with Legendary Actor and Andhra Pradesh Ex Chief Minister Mr.N.T.RAMA RAO films are Desoddarakulu and Rajaputra Rahasyam.
Born in 1949, Khanna started her Kathak training when she was just about 7 by Pandit Birju Maharaj.She was born in Benaras and was introduced to Bollywood under the suggestions of actresses Padmini and Vyjayanthimala.
Khanna debuted as an actress in the 1961 Bhojpuri film Bhaiyya when she was just 12. She got her break in 1970 when she played a cabaret dancer in Johnny Mera Naam. She often played dancers, appearing in films like Loafer, Jaan-E-Bahaar and Pakeezah in which she acted as a double for Meena Kumari during mujra numbers. In the 1980s, she played Queen Kaikeyi in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan which aired on Doordarshan.
In 2008, she choreographed and acted in a musical based on the epic Ramayana with 64 actors and dancers at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, directed by her husband, Jagdish L. Sidana. She also directed a Bhojpuri film, Nahir Hutal Jaya (2004).
She was married to film director Late Mr. Jagdish L. Sidana. She currently resides in New Jersey, USA, and runs Indianica Dance Academy in Iselin, New Jersey. She has a daughter, son and daughter-in-law.
“Pehchaan” Humtv – Directed By Mehreen Jabbar (2006)
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Kaikeyi in Hit Serial Ramayan on Doordarshan Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Biwi Aur Makaan (1966)
Yeh zindagi kitni haseen hai (1966)
Heer Raanjha (1970)
Johny Mera Naam (1970)
Pyar Diwana (1972)
Rampur Ka Lakshman (1972)
Anokhi Ada (1973)
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973)
Hera Pheri (1976)
Anubhav (1986) (1986)
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani (1988)
Yaar Meri Zindagi (2008)
Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962)
Balam Pardesia (1979)
Basuria Baje Ganga Teer (1986)
Tulsi Sorhe Hamar Angna
Rangali Chunaria Rang Me Tohar
Bhauji De Da Aacharawa Ke Chao
Hey tulsi maiya
Gher Gher Maati na chula 1977
Jindri Yaar Di (1978)
Sher Puttar (1978)
Padma Khanna made a guest appearance for only one song in Devta “Khel Kunala Daivacha Kalala”.
Maaficha Sakshidar (1986)
Padma Khanna made a guest appearance for one song in Maaficha Sakshidar “Shama Ne Jab Aag”.