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Sudha Chandran is an Indian film and television actress and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer.

In 1981, she hurt her leg in a road accident near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu while coming back from Madras with her parents

She met with an accident when was 16 years old. While plastrering her wound, doctors missed a little something is her ankle which later worsened with time. As a result, she had to lose her leg and now has a prosthetic “Jaipur Foot”. She did not let her loss of leg demotivate her and now she is one of the most popular classical dancers of India

She performed Bharatnatyam both internationally and in the country and received countless awards for her dedication and is very popular and respected in Indian Film Industry.

However, she subsequently became an established Bharatnatyam dancer. Chandran is known for her roles of Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yamini Singh Raheja in Naagin 1, 2 & 3, Chitradevi in Deivam Thandha Veedu, the Tamil remake of Saath Nibhana Saathiya and Anand's first wife in Hum Paanch (Season two). She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 2007, she acted in the Telugu film Mayuri. She can speak English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada fluently.

Early and personal life

Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai. She had stated in an interview of Nettvu, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayalur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai.She had stated in an interview of Nettvu, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayalur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Her grand parents who were the fourth generation had migrated to Palakkad, Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A. in Economics.

In May 1981, at about 16 years old, in Tamil Nadu, Chandran met with an accident in which her legs were wounded. She received initial medical treatment of her injuries at a local hospital and was later admitted to Vijaya Hospital at Madras. After doctors discovered that gangrene had formed on her right leg, amputation was required. Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life. She subsequently regained some mobility with the help of a prosthetic Jaipur foot. She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in India, Saudi Arabia, United States, UK, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.

Sudha Chandran married assistant director Ravi Dang in 1994.[3][13] She was given an honorary doctorate by Invertis University, Bareilly.

Chandran started her career with a Telugu film Mayuri, which was based on her own life. The film was later dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. It was also remade in Hindi as Naache Maayuri, where Chandran again played herself and costarred with Shekhar Suman, Aruna Irani and Dina Pathak. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.

Chandran's notable shows on television include Kaahin Kissii Roz and K Street Pali Hill. She was a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 in 2007. She appears as yamini in the 2015 TV and serial Naagin.

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