Radha Actress Biography, Age, Family, Height, Husband, & More

Radha Actress Udaya Chandrika, widely recognized by her screen alias Radha, is a former Indian actress renowned for her roles primarily in Tamil and Telugu cinema, with occasional appearances in Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films. In a film directed by Bharathiraja, she portrayed the character of a teenager. She has graced the screen alongside esteemed actors in the South Indian film industry, including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Vijayakanth, Chiranjeevi, Karthik, Suresh, Mohan, Mohanlal, Krishna, and Venkatesh. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Radha Actress biography.

Radha Actress Biography

Radha, an Indian actress and politician, is renowned for her contributions to the South Indian film industry, particularly in Tamil and Telugu films. Notably, she formed a successful on-screen pair and collaborated in films such as Pakkathu Veetu Roja, Valibamey Vaa Vaa, and Ilanjodigal. Born with the name Udaya Chandrika, she shared the screen with Chiranjeevi in 16 films, including the Hindi movie Trinetra. Dominating the cinema scene for over a decade, from 1981 to 1991, Radha was among the top heroines of her time. In addition to her prolific career in Tamil and Telugu cinema, she also featured in a few Malayalam and Kannada films, accumulating over 200 movie appearances across five Indian languages.

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Radha Actress Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Actress Radha
Nickname AKA Radha
DOB (Date of Birth) 3 June 1965
Age 58 Years
Birth Place Kallara, Kerala, India
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality India
Hometown Kallara, Kerala, India
Religion Hindu

Education/Qualifications

School High School
College/ University N/A
Education Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B.Arch)

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5.6
Meter 1.70 m
Centimeters 170 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Figure Measurements 32-25-34

Family Information

Father Name Vrishabhanu
Mother Name Kirtida
Siblings Ambika, Mallika, Suresh and Arjun
Marital Status Married
Husband Rajasekaran Nair
Children  Karthika Nair, Thulasi Nair, Vignesh

Affairs

Boyfriend Rajasekaran Nair

Profession

Profession Actress and Politician
Net Worth $1 million – $5 million dollars

Favorites

Color Yellow and Pick
Food Aloo Gobi
Drink  Sugarcane juice
Actor/Actress Kareena Kapoor
Songs Aaj Rang Hai
Movies Sita Ramam
Hobbies Dancing
Radha Actress Young Age Picture
Radha Actress Young Age Picture
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Radha Actress With her Husband Picture
Radha Actress With her Children Picture
Radha Actress With her Children Picture
Radha Actress With her Boyfriend Picture
Radha Actress With her Boyfriend Picture

Family

Radha originates from Kallara Village near Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala. Her elder sister, Ambika, was also a notable actress. Radha has two sisters, Ambika and Mallika, and two brothers, Suresh and Arjun. Her father, Vrishabhanu, and mother, Kirtida, complete her family.

Age

She was born as Udaya Chandrika on 3 June 1965, making her the third daughter of Karunakaran Nair and Sarassama. As of now, she is 58 years old.

Education

She completed her education, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B.Arch).

Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 1.69 meters and has a weight of 64 kilograms.

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Husband, Child

Radha is currently married to Rajesekaren Nair. After their marriage in 1991, Radha made the decision to step away entirely from the public eye. The couple has been blessed with two daughters, Karthika Nair and Thulasi Nair, as well as one son, Vignesh Nair. In 2021, both Radha and her husband, Rajasekaran Nair, became members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Radha chose to withdraw from the acting spotlight after her marriage in 1991, despite achieving superstar status throughout the 1980s with her prolific work in a relatively short period. Rajasekaran Nair was nominated as the party’s candidate from the Neyyatinkara constituency for the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election.

Career

Radha embarked on her acting journey in 1981, taking on the lead role in director Bharathiraja’s Tamil film “Alaigal Oivathillai,” where she starred alongside debutant Karthik. The film not only became a massive success but has also achieved cult classic status over time. The on-screen chemistry between Radha and Karthik proved to be highly successful, paving the way for collaborations in subsequent films such as “Ilanjodigal,” “Pakkathu Veetu Roja,” “Valibamey Vaa Vaa,” and “Nalla Thambi.”

Radha’s association with Karthik continued to be a crowd-pleaser, resulting in a string of successful films. Notably, she played a small role in the movie “Tik Tik Tik,” sharing the screen with Kamal Haasan. Subsequently, Radha and Haasan collaborated in several movies, including “Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey” (1983), “Oru Kaidhiyin Diary” (1985), “Japanil Kalyanaraman” (1985), and “Kadhal Parisu” (1987). “Tik Tik Tik” played a significant role in her career, and she received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for “Muthal Mariya Thai” in 1985.

Telugu cinema

Her noteworthy appearances in Telugu cinema encompass “Shakthi” (1983), “Iddaru Dongalu” (1984), “Agni Parvatam” (1985), “Palnati Simham” (1985), “Ravana Brahma” (1986), “Simhasanam” (1986), “Yamudiki Mogudu” (1988), “Ramudu Bheemudu” (1988), and “State Rowdy” (1989). She featured in 19 films alongside the renowned Krishna, collaborated in 16 films with Chiranjeevi, and contributed to 6 films with Balakrishna. Her filmography includes collaborations with all major Telugu heroes, such as NTR, ANR, Krishnam Raju, Sobhan Babu, and many more. Presently, she serves as a judge on Telugu television shows.

Kannada cinema

She has participated in six Kannada films. Notably, she starred in “Sowbhagya Lakshmi,” a remake of the Hindi film “Maang Bharo Sajana,” itself adapted from the Telugu classic “Kartika Deepam,” featuring veteran Vishnuvardhan and starlet Lakshmi. Radha has also collaborated with Ravichandran in various films. In 1991, she took on the action genre with “Ranachandi,” portraying a police officer alongside Sarath Babu as her husband and Mukhyamantri Chandru as the antagonist.

Malayalam cinema

Her most notable performance came in K. G. George’s award-winning film “Irakal” in 1985, where her portrayal of the character Nirmala is widely considered the pinnacle of her career. Radha’s impact in the film earned her acclaim and recognition. Although she has only appeared in six Malayalam films, her other significant role was in Sathyan Anthikad’s “Revathikkoru Pavakkutty” (1986), where she shared the screen with Bharat Gopy, Mohanlal, and Menaka. In 1985, Radha delivered a memorable performance as Nirmala in K. G. George’s acclaimed film “Irakal,” a role that is often hailed as the highlight of her career. Additionally, she ventured into film production with “Ayitham” (1987), where she played a lead role alongside Ambika, Sukumaran, and Mohanlal. “Innathe Program” (1991) marked her last appearance in Malayalam cinema.

Net Worth

Radha is believed to have an estimated net worth or net income ranging from $1 million to $5 million dollars.

Filmography

Tamil films

Film Notes Role Year
Shanti Enathu Shanti 1991
Marupakkam Avayam
Sigaram Priya
Jagathalaprathapan Guest Appearance 1990
Manaivi Oru Manickam Gayathri
Manaivi Vantha Neram 150th Film
Sathyam Sivam Sundaram 125th Film
Seetha Geetha Seetha
Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal Goddess Meenakshi 1989
Oru Ponnu Nenacha
Chinnappadass Radha / Dr. Kavitha
Nyaya Tharasu Bharathi
Pick Pocket Rajalakshmi
Rajadhi Raja Senkamalam
Ullathil Nalla Ullam Sheela 1988
En Uyir Kannamma Kannamma
Annanagar Mudhal Theru Karthika
Thambathyam Latha 1987
Anand Latha
Uzhavan Magan Nirmala
Sattam Oru Vilayaattu Veni
Jallikattu Radha
Vairakkiyam 100th Film
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham Pandimeena
Enga Chinna Rasa Rukmini
Kadhal Parisu Chitra
Manithanin Marupakkam Kala 1986
Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Tulasi
Manakanakku 75th Film Lakshmi
Amman Kovil Kizhakale Kanmani
Japanil Kalyanaraman Radha 1985
Idaya Kovil Suriya
Muthal Mariyathai Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil Kuyil
Needhiyin Nizhal Swapna
Oru Kaidhiyin Diary Rosy
Nalla Thambi Chitra
Dhavani Kanavugal Special Appearance 1984
Simma Soppanam
Sarithira Nayagan
Iru Medhaigal Radha
Kairasikkaran
Ninaivugal
Vengaiyin Mainthan 50th Film Radha
Ambigai Neril Vanthaal
Naan Mahaan Alla Geetha
Paayum Puli Revathy 1983
Sivappu Sooriyan Chithra
Dhampathyam
Thudikkum Karangal Radha
Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey Padmini
Apoorva Sahodarigal 25th Film
Sandhippu Chitra
Muthu Engal Sothu
Vellai Roja Merry Savari Muthu
Nenjamellam Neeye
Oru Kai Pappom
Enkeyo Ketta Kural Kamatchi 1982
Kaadhal Oviyam Ponni
Gopurangal Saivathillai Julie
Ilanjodigal Seetha
Katrukenna Veli
Kanne Radha Radha
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
Pakkathu Veetu Roja Roja
Neram Vandhachu Radha
Thunai Radha
Anandha Ragam
Ayiram Muthangal Shakthi
Kadhalithu Paar
Adhisayappiravigal Shanthi
Tik Tik Tik Radha 1981
Alaigal Oivathillai Mary

Telugu films

Film Role Year
Pandirimancham Madhuravani 1991
Samsara Veena
Parama Sivudu Gowri
Ramudu Kadhu Rakshasudu Renuka
Kodama Simham Bijili 1990
Kondaveeti Donga Sri Kanya
Qaidi Dada
Rama Dharmaraju
Aayudham
Lankeshwarudu 1989
Soggadi Kaapuram
Parthudu
Dorikithe Dongalu Radha
Rudranetra Hamsalekha
State Rowdy Radha
Ramudu Bheemudu Ganga
Manchi Kutumbam Tara
Ajatha Satruvu
Rikshawala
Sarwabhoumudu Rani
Two Town Rowdy DPadmini / Puppy
Vicky Daada Revathi
Marana Mrudangam Anusha 1988
Yamudiki Mogudu Radha
Donga Ramudu Ganga
Raktabhishekam Aparna
Jamadagni
Doragarintlo Dongudu
Bharya Bhartalu Shanti
Rowdy No.1
Mugguru Kodukulu Roja
Chuttalabbayi
Prana Snehithulu
Jebu Donga 1987
Thandri Kodukula Challenge Gowri
Dongodochadu Radha
Muddayi
Rakshasudu Shailaja / Shailu 1986
Kondaveeti Raja Padma
Simhasanam Jaswanthi
Krishna Paramatma
Adavi Raja
Muddula Krishnaiah Radha
Driver Babu Gowri
Kaliyuga Krishnudu Anuradha
Nippulanti Manishi Radha / Aasha
Ravana Brahma Radha
Adavi Donga Saroja 1985
Rakta Sindhuram Rekha
Puli Radha
Vintha Mogudu
Donga Manjulatha
Agni Parvatam Radha / Lulli
Palnati Simham Bhavani
Rowdy Rekha 1984
Naagu Rajani
Goonda Jayanti aka Jaya
Adarshavanthudu Lakshmi
Vasantha Geetam Madhavi / Mary
Dongalu Baboi Dongalu Satya
Raktha Sambandham
Iddaru Dongalu
Chanda Sasanudu Rani 1983
Shakthi
Iddaru Kodukulu Rani 1982
Mr. Vijay
Gopala Krishnudu Radha
Prema Moortulu

Malayalam List

Film Role Year
Innathe Programme Indumathi 1991
Ayitham Chinnaponnu 1987
Irakal Nirmala 1986
Revathikkoru Pavakkutty Susanna
Umanilayam Uma 1984
Mortuary Radhadevi 1983

Kannada List

Film Notes Role Year
Prema Rajya Nirmala 1991
Ranachandi Susanna
Sowbhagya Lakshmi Lakshmi 1987
Digvijaya Cameo 1987
Savira Sullu Radha 1985

Hindi List

Film Role Year
Kaamyab Radha 1984
Singhasan Jaswanti 1986

Television List

  • As Judge
  • Jodi Number One season 6
  • Jodi Number One season 7
  • Jodi Number One season 8
  • Jodi Number One season 9
  • Kalakka Povathu Yaru Season 8
  • Kodeeswari (Guest)
  • Super Queen
  • BB Jodi ( Telugu )

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