Padmapriya Janakiraman (born February 28), better known mononymously as Padmapriya is an Indian film actress and model.
Her passion for acting and modeling has made her successful in her films. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Telugu film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi. This made possible her entry into the Malayalam film industry in the same year, starring in the film Kaazcha alongside superstar Mammootty. she received rave reviews and the Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year.In 2005, she acted in her first Tamil-language film, Thavamai Thavamirundhu, a drama that dealt with familial bond, depicting a father-son relationship, in which she was paired opposite actor-director Cheranand she won several awards at major Indian award ceremonies, including a National Film Award (for Best Film on Family Welfare).