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Padma Khanna

Born/Date of Birth: 10 March 1949
Place of Birth: Patna, Bihar, India
Occupation: Actress
Spouse: Jagdish Sidana (m. 1986)
Children: Neha Sidana, Akshar Sidana
Padma Khanna (born 10 March 1949) is an Indian actress, dancer and director. She appeared mainly in Hindi and Bhojpuri films in the 1970s and 1980s. She is most remembered for her role in the film Saudagar with Amitabh Bachchan and also as Queen Kaikeyi in Ramanand Sagar's epic series Ramayan (1987–1988). She has acted in two Telugu films with N. T. Rama Rao Desoddarakulu and Rajaputra Rahasyam.

Early life
Khanna started her Kathak training when she was about 7, from Pandit Birju Maharaj. She was born in Patna and was introduced to Bollywood under the suggestions of actresses Padmini and Vyjayanthimala.

Career
Khanna debuted as an actress in the 1961 Bhojpuri film Bhaiyya. 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 in the opening sequence and the songs Chalo Dildaar Chalo and Teer-E-Nazar Dekhenge. 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 City, directed by her husband, Jagdish L. Sidana. She also directed a Bhojpuri film, Nahir Hutal Jaya (2004).

Personal life
She was married to the late film director Jagdish L. Sidana.

Filmography
Television
Pehchaan (2006) on Hum TV
Taank Jhaank on Sony TV
Ramayan as Kaikeyi on Doordarshan
Metha Zaher on Doordarshan
Hindi films
Biwi Aur Makaan (1966)
Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (1966)
Chand Par Chadayee (1967)
Heer Raanjha (1970)
Johny Mera Naam (1970)
Seema (1971)
Pyar Diwana (1972)
Rampur Ka Lakshman (1972)
Pakeezah (1972) (body double of Meena Kumari)
Saudagar (1973)
Daag (1973 film)
Joshila (1973)
Anokhi Ada (1973)
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973)
Loafer (1973)
Kashmakash (1973)
Hera Pheri (1976)
Paapi (1977)
Lakhan (1979)
Jaan-E-Bahaar (1979)
Anubhav (1986) (1986)
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988)
Yaar Meri Zindagi (2008)
Bhojpuri films
Bhaiya (1961)
Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962)
Bidesiya (1963)
Balam Pardesia (1979)
Basuria Baje Ganga Teer (1986)
Dharti Maiya
Mai (1989)
Dagabaj Balma
Bahuria
Godna
Tulsi Sorhe Hamar Angna
Kajari
Rangali Chunaria Rang Me Tohar
Bhauji De Da Aacharawa Ke Chao
Bhaiya Dooj
Hey Tulsi Maiya
Gujarati Films
Gher Gher Maati na chula (1977)
Punjabi films
Jindri Yaar Di (1978)
Sher Puttar (1978)
Marathi film
Devta (1983) - Cameo in song "Khel Kunala Daivacha Kalala"
Maaficha Sakshidar (1986) - Cameo in song "Shama Ne Jab Aag"

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