Radhika Sarathkumar is an Indian film actress and producer. She appears both in small screen and big screen. She has acted in many successful television series and has won awards as a film producer.
Radhika was born on 21st August 1962. Her father is the famous Tamil actor and comedian M.R. Radha and her mother is a Sri Lankan named Geetha Radha. She has one younger sister named Nirosha. Actor Radharavi is her half brother.
Her first marriage was with the actor Pratap K. Pothan. This ended up in divorce and then she married Richard Hardy of Britain and has one daughter named Rayanne Hardy. However this also failed to last long. She was gossiped to have an affair with the actor Vijaykanth and with Chiranjeevi at different points of time. Later she married actor Sarathkumar. Sarathkumar has two daughters namely Varalakshmi and Pooja out of his first marriage and Radhika and Sarathkumar has a son named Rahul.
Radhika entered the film industry at her age of 16 and her debut movie was Kizhake Pogum Rail in the year 1978. She was very successful in her acting career and has acted in many films of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages including Billa Ranga, Per Sollum Pillai, Oorkavalan, Irattaival Kuruvi, Thendral Sudum, Thai Pongal, Keladi Kanmani, Kizhakku Cheemayile, Pavithra, Raasaiyya, Karuvelam Pookkal, Lal Baadshah, Aaj Ka Arjun, Naseeb Apna Apna, Roja Koottam, Taj Mahal, Amarkalam, Jeans, Kannamoochi Yenada, Pandhayam, etc.
Radhika then turned her attention towards television in 1994 and launched her own banner Radaan TV which was later converted into Radaan Mediaworks Ltd. She produced many films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages under this banner. She also acted in main role in many television series. The mega series Chitti with 488 episodes was a great success and she was called affectionately by her fans as Chitti. Then she produced many series and acted in them also such as Arasi, Selvi, Chellamey, Annamalai, etc.
She worked as a judge in the Vijay TV reality show Jodi Number One. The film that she produced titled Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kathai won Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director. In her acting career spanning over 35 years, she has won many awards including Filmfare Awards and State Awards.
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Updated: March 04, 2014