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Sadhana Lakshmi Venkatesh popularly known as Baby Sadhana is a 12-year-old new celebrity who is making it big in the Indian film industry. Sadhana is an Indian, based in Dubai with her family. Her father Mr. Venkatesh works as a sales director in a software firm in Dubai Media City, and her mother Mrs. Lakshmi is a professional classical dancer and Sadhana’s elder sister Sahana is a trained classical singer. Sadhana is studying in 7th grade at GEMS Our Own Indian School, Dubai. She is a multi-talented child who enjoys dancing, singing and is also a brilliant student. Baby Sadhana made her entry into the cinema industry through her debut film “ Thanga Meengal” translated as Gold Fish.

The movie has Ram, Baby Sadhana and Shelly Kishore playing the lead roles and the story was written and directed by Ram, produced by Gautham Menon along with Reshma Ghatala and Venkat Somasundharam and music by the young and energetic Yuvan Shankar Raja. “Thanga Meengal” narrates the wonderful pure relation between a father and a daughter through the eyes of an 8-year-old girl. Baby Sadhana plays the role of an 8-year-old daughter named Chellamma, who is a below average student in school and has a lot of trouble with her teachers, classmates but when she is around her father she is all happy. Kalyani (Ram), Chellamma’s father, is a laborer who tries everything in his power to keep his lovely daughter happy.

The film also throws a critique on the education system, but above all “Thanga Meengal” is a heartwarming, simple and honest movie. The music director Yuvan along with the famous lyricist late Mr. Na. Muthukumar together did a fabulous job with the background score and the songs of the movie especially “Aanandha yazhai “ became extremely popular. Baby Sadhana had also sung the song “First Last” in the movie. Thanga Meengal brought Sadhana a National Award (the most prestigious award in the Indian film Industry) for the Best Child Artist, in appreciation for her performance as Chellamma She dedicates it to her director and co-star Ram and the Film’s crew. The critics had given a lot of positive reviews but on the whole the movie was only an average grosser in the box office market.

The movie was awarded the Best Tamil Film by the 61th National Film Awards, 61th Filmfare Awards South and also by Vijay Awards. After touching the skies with her debut film, Baby Sadhana has once again signed her second film with the director of her prervious film “Thanga Meengal,” Ram and the movie is titled “ Peranbu.”. The famous Malayalam Actor Mammootty along with Anjali and Baby Sadhana will be playing the lead roles. “Peranbu” is produced by P.L. Thenappan and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film began production early in 2016 and can be expected to release this year. Being a successful child artist Baby Sadhana has a long way to go in her career, but with her talent, this child will sure make it big in the industry.

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