Padmini Kolhapure is an Indian actress, who primarily works in Hindi films. Kolhapure went onto established herself as one of the leading actress of the 80s. In a career spanning over four decades, she was worked in over 75 films and has received several accolades including three Filmfare Awards.She began her acting career in 1972 at the age of seven, and her early works include Zindagi (1976) and Dream Girl (1977). She had her breakthrough with the film Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), starring as the young Roopa.At the age of 15, Kolhapure won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the revenge drama Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980), and at the age of 17, won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the musical romantic drama Prem Rog (1982), thus becoming the second-youngest actress to win the awards in the respective categories. She was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in Souten (1983) and also received a Best Actress nomination for Pyar Jhukta Nahin. Kolhapure established herself as a leading lady in Hindi cinema with films such as - Ahista Ahista, Vidhaata, Woh Saat Din, Do Dilon Ki Dastaan, Swarag Se Sunder, Dadagiri, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Panipat. She has also acted in Marathi films like Chimani Pakhar, Manthan: Ek Amrut Pyala and Prawaas.
As a child, she sang in the chorus for songs in films such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Kitaab and Dushman Dost with her sister Shivangi. Padmini later sang for her own films such as Vidhaata, Daana Pani, Professor Ki Padosan Hum Intezaar Karenge and Sadak Chhap (with Kishore Kumar).She released an album with Bappi Lahiri titled Music Lovers.Padmini has now joined forces with Luxe Star, a prominent celebrity endorsement platform that specializes in brand promotion, event appearances, and fulfilling fan wishes.Her dedication to her craft and her genuine connection with her fans make her a true star in every sense of the word.