Actor Raadhika Sarathkumar Becomes a Top Producer

Aug/03/2023 / by Team Seema
Raadhika Sarathkumar
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Mention the legendary actress, Raadhika Sarathkumar, and Indian moviegoers will mention her award-winning acting career. The actress began acting a an early age to follow in the footsteps of her father, M.R. Radha. Sarathkumar’s career has morphed into a new sector, including TV production and politics.

The Biography of Raadhika Sarathkumar

Born in 1962, Raadhika was born into a show business family. Her father was a comedian and film actor, M.R. Radha. The actor-comedian was born and raised in Tamilnadu and found fame in the movies of the 1950s and 60s. Like his daughter, M.R. Radha became politically active later in life.

The acting success of her father allowed Sarathkumar to receive an education at top schools in India and Sri Lanka. Her academic career was completed in the U.K. Radhika made her acting debut in the Tamil language movie, “Kizhakke Pogum Rall.” A series of successful movies as an actor followed Raadhika before she made the move into TV and movie production.

About Raadhika Sarathkumar the Actor

The acting career of Raadhika has included more than one hundred Tamil language movies. In 1982 alone, the actor made 11 Tamil language movies. In the same year, she made nine Telugu-language movies. Sarathkumar continued to appear in multiple movies each year until she began to focus on politics in 2008. During her career, Sarathkumar has won multiple awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Filmfare Awards South.

As a Producer

To Raadhika Sarathkumar age is not a problem in her career. The actor was quick to identify the need to add more strings to her media bow early in her acting career. The actor made her film debut in 1978 and produced her first movie in 1985. Her movie debut as a producer, “Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai” won the best directorial debut award for her first husband, Pratak K. Pothen.

The Move to TV

Sarathkumar was one of the first to identify TV as a returning medium in the mid-90s. She set out to establish a production company in 1994. Radaan Mediaworks was relaunched in 199 and found success. The Radaan Mediaworks company has produced several successful TV serials, some starring Sarathkumar. The company became profitable and proved the entrepreneurial skills of the former Tollywood superstar,

Entering Politics

Radhika married fellow actor, R. Sarathkumar in 2001. After marrying the actor-turned-politician, her political ambitions came to the fore. Raadhika and her husband became prominent members of the AIADMK political party. By 2008, Raadhika was taking a break from movie and TV production to concentrate on her political agenda. The couple would go on to form their political party, All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi.

News on Raadhika Sarathkumar

The actress has made a return to the film industry following the COVID-19 pandemic. She has four Tamil language movies in production and one Hindi in 2022. Raadhika has two children of her own and shares a stepdaughter with R. Sarathkumar.


Where is Raadhika Sarathkumar now?

Raadhika is filming five movies in 2022. She is still acting as the Deputy General Secretary of All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi.

Is Raadhika Sarathkumar married?

Raadhika Sarathkumar is married to actor turned-politician, R. Sarathkumar. She was married two times before. Her first husband was film director, Pratap K. Pothen. Her second marriage to Briton, Richard Hardy produced her first daughter.

When did Raadhika Sarathkumar start her career?

As an actress, Raadhika made her movie debut in 1978. She became active in politics in 2006.


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