Padmini was also awarded the title "Naattiya Pehroli" (Danseuse), honouring her contribution to Bharathanatyam in cinema. She made her film debut in Honappa Bhagavathar's Kannada film Mahakavi Kalidasa. She acted in more than 170 films in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Telugu languages.
Her kannada film "Kittuura Rani Chennama" won the national award.
In two of her popular Bollywood films - Mera Naam Joker and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai - she was paired against the legendary Bollywood star, Raj Kapoor.
Her other Bollywood films included Payal (1957), Babubhai Mistry's Mahabharat (1965), etc.. She was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan award and acted in Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu movies. Krishnamurthy while she was singing at a function at the age of 13. She debuted with the Kannada film Sri Rama Puja in 1955-56, which went on to win the National Award.
Some of her noted Tamil films include Anbu, Thankapadumai, Thillana Mohanambal, Viyatnam veedu, Ethir Parathadhu, Mankayar thilakam , Poove Poo chooda vaa.
Some of her popular Malayalam films include Prasanna, Snehaseema, Vivaahitha, Adhyaapika, Kumaarasambhavam, Nokkethadoorath Kannumnatt, Vasthuhara, Dolar, and many others.
She played a main part and there was no looking back.
Rajakumari was a Tamil film actress, Carnatic singer and dancer.And he was right Vijaya's first break itself as a heroine in her debut film Karpagam, directed by K. Gopalakrishnan who also had the privilege of directing her 100th film Nathiyil Muthu!The debut film Karpagam of KR Vijaya was released in the 1963.She became the most popular actress and dancer of the Tamil film industry and most of her movies are shot in Tamil. Ezhai Padum Padu (1950) was her first film in Tamil.Her association with Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan starts ith the film Panam in 1952.
Padmini was an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer who acted in over 250 Indian movies.