Radhika is a famous actress in multiple of languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She did her education in different places like Sri Lanka, India, and the United Kingdom. Her father is a famous Tamil comedian actor, M. R. Radha, and her mother is Geetha Radha. She got married three times. She is now staying with Sharath Kumar at Chennai. She has a son and a daughter.
After a successful stint on the big screen for about 15 year, in which she acted as the leading actress, Radhika started working on her small screen career as a producer. In 1994, she started a TV film production under her own banner, Radaan Mediaworks, in which she produced several TV serials hits, and also played a leading role in those serials. Her first TV serial was “Chitti”, which has 467 episodes. For her performance as a protagonist, she got overwhelming appreciations from the viewers. With the success of her first serial, she continued her journey of TV serial production and acting, and produced another serial called “Annamalai”, in which she played the main role. In both serials, she produced and acted. She paired with veteran Tamil actor, Sivakumar. In the TV serial, “Arasi”, she played a dual role as a mother role and daughter role, which is a sequel to the serial, ‘Selvi’. After concluding yet another long running serial (Chellmey - 845 episodes), under Radaan Mediaworks, she started production of a new serial titled “Vani Rani”, in which she is playing another dual role. Currently, she is acting in the serial, “No-23, Mahalakshmi Nivasam”, which she is also producing. She is playing a key role in a brand new serial titled “Puriyaamal Printhom”, which is being directed by Ganaish Raj, under her own production, Radaan Media works.
Telugu: Billa Ranga, Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu, Trisulam, Abhimanyudu, etc.
Tamil: Enga Ooru Rasathi, Ethir Veettu Jannal, Inikkum Ilamai, Ranga, etc.
Malayalam: Koodum Thedi, Makan Ente Makan etc.
Hindi: Hamare thumare, Naseeb Apna Apna, Asli Naqli etc.
Kannada: Prachanda Kulla, Jeevana Chakra, Nagini etc.
Serials: Pinni, Idhi Katha Kadu, Lakshmi, Jhansi, Vani Rani and Ammayi Kapuram.
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Radhika Sarathkumar (born Raadika) is a Tamil-Telugu cine and TV artist, producer and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of the late Tamil actor, Mohan R. Radha, and is the eldest of her siblings. Raadika or Radhika (as she is known) was born in Sri Lanka and studied in Sri Lanka, India and the UK. She was introduced into the Tamil cinema by the legendary, Bharathiraja, in the blockbuster, ‘Kizhakke Pogum Rail’, when she was just 16 years old. Inspite of her success, which of course had a lot of stumbles on the silverscreen, she decided to turn her attention towards TV serials.
Radhika, married to Sarathkumar, another veteran in the Tamil cine industry and a leading politician, started her own production house ‘Radaan’, in 1994. Initially, the company stumbled in the field, and also her marital affairs were going down, which made a strong dent in her mind. She, however, bounced back with her production house under the banner ‘Radaan Mediaworks India Ltd’, by 1999. Since its alpha, Radhika has been Midas, with whatever she touching turning to gold. It has enormously grown to enter the Telugu and Hindi markets, and produce serials as well as movie.
Radhika acted and produced the serial ‘Chithi’, which was aired on Sun TV for more than a decade, from 1999 to 2001. The grand success of this serial and her portrayal of Shakthi and Sharadha won her national plaudits, and it went on to be the most watched regional language television program in India with 467 episodes. She booked a spot in almost all the Tamil women’s hearts through these characters.
The fame of being well recognised through her serials, more than through her movies, made her produce and star in her next serial, ‘Annamalai’. The veteran actor, Sivakumar, who played the role of her husband in the previous serial, played her brother this time. Needless to say, it was a grand success bringing both the producer-cum-actress and the telecaster to the biggest limelight. No Tamil family went to bed on weekdays without watching it. Newspapers began to praise her as the Queen of the Tamil TV industry. All credits to her untiring efforts with the support of her friends, Sripriya and Suhasini, who stood with her through thick and thin.
The relish of two back to back successes made her produce her third starrer, ‘Selvi’, in which she played a normal woman, alongside Saritha, around whom the story revolves. It was another hit serial, which aired around 499 episodes. Her immediate serial was ‘Arasi’, which was a sequel to her previous one and all stuff that seemed boring in the previous one were evenly justified with an all new storyline and cast.
Radhika then started ‘Chellamay’, which ended grandly with 845 episodes, and now, she is busy with ‘Vani Rani’, in which she plays a dual role. She has over 3 Filmfare awards, 1 Nandi award, 1 National award and 3 State awards for her movies. She is a frequent tweeter and says that she will not enter politics.
Serials acted: Chithi, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay, and Vani Rani.
Movies acted: Over 101 movies.
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Raadhika Sarathkumar, an Indian TV and film actress, producer and also an entrepreneur was born on August 21, 1962, in Sri Lanka. She is the daughter of the actor and comedian, M.R. Radha and Geetha Radha. She studied in different countries like India, Sri Lanka and U.K. She is the sister of Raju, Mohan and Nirosha Radha, who are also in the film industry. After failing two times in marriage, she is presently married to Sarathkumar. She has two kids namely, Rahul and Rayanne Hardy.
Tamil director, Bharathiraja, discovered Raadhika when she was 16. Her first appearance was in the film, Kizhakke Pogum Rail, in 1978. Then she started acting in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.
When Raadhika became successful in cinema, she ventured onto the small screen. Then, in 1994, she started producing her own TV serial from the Radaan TV Banner. After some delays, in 1999, her company was successfully developed and called as Radaan Mediaworks India Ltd, and in 2008, the company earned an annual income exceeding Rs. 10 crores. Radaan Mediaworks started in film production for Tamil, Telugu and Hindi markets.
Raadhika played characters in various TV serials that were produced by her very own, Radaan Mediaworks. She played Sharadha and Shakti on the drama series, Chithi. The serial got massive appreciation from its viewers and throughout the Tamil world. Fresh from the fame of Chithi, she produced Annamalai, and played the main character.
Raadhika acted in many films from 1978 to 2014. Some of her films are Niram Maaratha Pookkal, Hamare Tumhare, Bhama Rukmani, Indru Poi Naalai Vaa, Kirayi Rowdylu, Idi Pellantara, Pokkiri Raja, Ranga, Hero, Asli Naqli, Jeans, Himmatwala, Sarfarosh, Amarkalam, Prema Katha Sandamarutham, and Poojai, among others.
She won the Filmfare Awards Best Telugu Actress and Best Tamil Actress, Nandi Awards, Best Supporting Actress, National Film Awards, Indira Gandhi Awards for Best Film Director and many more that add to the success and fame of Raadhika.