Padma Khanna was born on 10th March 1940. She was a small-timer in Bhojpuri films and a talented Kathakali dancer. After “Ganga Maiya Tohe Pihyari Chadaibo”, came her phase in Hindi films. Padma made her debut in Bollywood with the film Mehrban (1967), also starring Ashok Kumar, Nutan and Sunil Dutt. The movie became a hit.
Padma next featured in Rajesh Khanna-Asha Parekh starrer Baharon Ke Sapne (1967) which won wide appreciation. She appeared in Chetan Anand’s Heer Ranjha (1970). She then played a cabaret dancer in the blockbuster film Johny Mera Naam (1970), starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini. Padma shot to instant fame with this film. Sunil Dutt’s Reshma Aur Shera (1971) was a commercial and critical success. Padma then featured in Raaj Kumar-starrer Lal Patthar ...» read full biography