Sanchita Padukone is a Sandalwood actor from Karnataka; beautiful and talented much like her namesake Deepika Padukone. Known mostly for her Tamil movies, this 27-year-old actress made her debut in 2009 through 'Ravana,' a Kannada film directed by Yogish Hunasur. In the movie, Sanchita appears as young Divya who is caught in a love triangle. 'Ravana' is the remake of the Tamil movie ‘Kaadhal Kondein’. Although the movie did not, considerably, gain many raves from the critics; Sanchita’s work was highly appreciated. This is remarkable, especially since ‘Ravana’ is her debut movie.

To Kollywood, however, Sanchita is more familiar as Uma from ‘Vettaikaaran’ and ‘ Sandhya’ from ‘Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu’. In ‘Vettaikaaran’, Sanchita plays a fleeting role opposite Vijay. Nevertheless her character, who faces a threat of sexual abuse, is an embodiment of the violence faced by women; the essence of which appears throughout the movie. In ‘Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu’ Sanchita plays the lead- an emotional one, in fact- of a dying cancer patient. Her other notable works include ‘ Chammak Challo’, a Telugu romantic drama where Sanchita is in the lead as ‘Anshu’. Anshu’s complex relationship with is beautifully portrayed by Sanchita.

Chammak Challo is directed by Nellakantha- a National Award winning director- of whom, apparently, Sanchita is a huge fan. Although her mother tongue is Kannada, this versatile actor had no trouble adjusting to Telugu. In fact, she maintains that script, not language, is the important element in acting. This was her debut in Telugu. Sanchita Padukone hails from Kundapura; a village in Karnataka. One cannot help but wonder the roots of her surname ‘Padukone.’ However, Sanchita has officially denied any relation to the Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, although the duo belongs to the same village. Besides watching movies, listening to music and reading in her spare time, Sanchita also loves doing yoga.


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