Sudha Chandran is known face in Indian Television industry, she has been playing negative roles in many Indian serials like recently Naagin, Naagin 2, Kyunki saans bhi kabhi bahu thi, hum paanch and son many serial she played. And even in many movies. This beautiful actress had rules the Tv serials in her own dressing styles, colorful sarees, dramatic bindis she played her every role very effortlessly.
Many know her as the woman who dances on one artificial leg called the Jaipur Foot. She also revolutionized Indian Television by donning the role of the vamp mother-in-law in the serial Kahiin Kisi Roz. However, apart from that, her life has been an inspiration and a perfect reason as to why you should never give up.
She had stated in an interview of Nettv4u, that she was born and raised in Mumbai, but her family originates from Vayaloor, Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu.
Shudha Chandran is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. she began learning dance at the very young age of 3, she would go to school, and then go to her dance classes. She was very much good at her studies of 80% marks and she stood first, instead of choosing science for her further studies, she chose arts so that she could continue her dance.
She, however, continued dancing, and subsequently went on to become an established Bharatnatyam dancer. She was just about beginning when life took a strange turn.
On May 1981, when she was traveling to Tiruchi by bus, when she met with a major accident that left her with a fracture and some cuts — she was probably the least injured there. However, because of the heavy influx of patients, she was attended to by a couple of interns who forgot to attend to the cut on her right ankle and went ahead to wrap it up. This resulted in her foot getting gangrene and because of the fear of it spreading throughout her body, her parents had to take the difficult decision of amputating her right foot.
She was shattered because It was only then that she realized just how passionate she felt about dancing. She began to learn how to walk again and it took her 4 months to even walk straight.
Once, she got her Jaipur foot, it took her almost 3 years to recover and come into normal life. She remembers people saying her that ” so sad she cant fulfill her dreams” or “wish she could dance again”. But Sudha being such a brave lady did not give her indomitable spirit and continued to fulfill her dreams and profession with the help of her Jaipur leg.
It was a slow and painful process but with every step, she learned that this is what she wanted. Finally one day, she went to her dad and told him that she was ready to perform again…and he was shocked! She was to perform at St.Xaviers college when the Sunday morning headline read – ‘ Loses a Foot, Walks a Mile’ and the show was completely sold out!
The show ended, she performed Varanyam with ease and received standing ovation. When she came home, her father touched her feet, by saying that his touching the feet of Goddess Saraswati because she had done an impossible. Her Dance still remains her passion, so much so that she has established a dance academy in Mumbai, ‘Sudha Chandran Academy of Dance’, which has branches all over Mumbai and Pune.
With so much struggle in her life, at last she fulfilled her dreams, by fighting against all the norms around her. She never stepped back due to her failure, but it made her so strong that, she got so much strength to fulfill her dreams which were impossible to achieve.
She’s an inspiration to every Woman out there who want t fulfill their dreams, but can’t due to problems in once life. She proved that nothing is impossible when you have strong willpower to achieve your goal. She taught that if we are strong and confident we can achieve our dreams with all the obstacles.