Uma Padmanabhan is among the first Television host, who worked for Sun TV. In 1993, she got associated with the channel when it was a new channel, trying to earn viewer ship gradually. She read news for the channel, then was shifted to one morning breakfast program called ‘Vanakkam Tamizhakam’. She was praised a lot for her very engaging host skills by the viewers. She hosted a few other programs like’ Chellame Chellam’ and ‘ Oru Thaayin Sabatham’. She hosted almost all live shows of Sun TV. She also has acted in Tamil serial ‘Veetukku Veedu Looty’ which added another feather on her hat. She has a long list of movies as well, mostly in Tollywood. She did one Malayali movie called ‘Thriller’ in 2010. Her Tamil movies include Sivaji (2007), Aarohanam (2012), Yaaruda Mahesh (2013) and others. She has been associated with a Host Training Academy, which is imparting training to newcomers and aspiring Hosts and news readers. The academy wants to focus on Tamil entertainment world only. James Vasanthan a prominent face on the Tamil entertainment world is also involved in this project. Uma Padmanabhan is commerce Graduate. She is married and has one 17 Year old daughter. She lives with her family in Chennai.