Padmapriya (born Padmalochani) was predominantly a Kannada and Tamil actress who also acted in a few Malayalam and Telugu movies. Her first movie was in Telugu, Adapillala Tandri (1974), and she later debuted with Bangarada Gudi (1976) in the Kannada film industry; she was a popular actress during the early and late 1970s. She acted opposite the legendary Dr. Rajkumar in Operation Diamond Racket, Thayige Thakka Maga and Shankar Guru. She starred opposite Anant Nag in the comedy Narada Vijaya and the novel-based Baadada Hoo, and both were highly successful. With Dr. Vishnuvardhan, she acted in five or six movies and played glamorous roles. Srinath, Ashok and Lokesh were her other costars in Kannada movies. She had a successful career in Tamil films as a lead heroine between 1974 and 1981. Vaira Nenjam, Mohana Punnagai, Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren, Kuppathu Raja, Aayiram Jenmangal, and Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan are some of her notable Tamil films. She acted opposite Sivaji Ganesan in Vaira Nenjam and Mohana Punnagai. She was paired with M. G. Ramachandran in Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan portraying the role of a princess. She acted in nearly 80 movies, mainly in South Indian languages.
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