Director of VMWL

Mrs. Kutty Padhmini

Mrs. Kutty Padhmini, Director of Vaishnave Mediaa Works Limited, is a National Award winning actress (for Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum), producer and a veteran media personality who has over 30 years experience in television and film production. She is also the Trustee of South Indian Film Artists Association, Vice President of Television Association, Executive Committee member of South Indian Film Chamber and Vice President of Film and Television Producer’s Guild of South India (GUILD) among others. She is the first female Producer in South.

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Aside to these accolades, she is also the recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award (2017) by the TN state government, awarded to her by the current Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. Apart from being praised for her performance by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India, and other leaders of the country like the then President Dr. Radha Krishnan and Mr. R Venkataraman, Mrs. Kutty Padmini has received many national and international awards to her credit – such as Kerala State Film Award; felicitation by Rotary Club of Madras etc. She has also worked with renowned leaders across the globe, and was given an award in 1971, for ‘Best Performer’, by the former Prime Minister of Singapore – Mr. Lee Kuan Yew; and conferred 9 awards by the former President of Singapore Mr. S.R Nathan, including Best Producer for ‘Cinta Bollywood’ as well. She also worked with the Education Minister of Mauritius, Mr Parasu Raman and the Education Minister of Malaysia Mr. Dato Subramanian.

As An Actor And Producer

A prolific and prominent South Indian Movie actress, she started of as a child star in her debut film and starred in over 175 films across 6 languages and two English international films for ‘Metro Golden Mayor’. Her talent of being a linguist enabled her to explore many industries within the Indian film fraternity, acting in movies ranging all the way from North India to South India. She established her own production house – Vaishnave Mediaa Works Limited, and has since helmed several popular shows and serials, in the capacity of producer, director, writer and actress including the acclaimed Krishnadasi; Ramanujar etc.

Her sheer love and admiration for Tamil culture and values, was one of the main reasons for her to produce several award winning and other popularly talked about shows such as Romapuri Pandian, Tenpandi Singham, Ramanujar; Krishnadasi; Pen Nineithal; Uravugal; Bhairavi; Bhakthavijayam; Suryaputhri etc. Thereby she is an epitome and stands as a living testament for upholding the Tamil ethos and culture through the form of arts and entertainment. She is also one of the few producers to have successfully established herself in Hindi, Telugu and other languages having worked across TV formats and now also engaging in many projects in the evolving digital medium such as web series and web movies for leading companies like – Jio, Alt Balaji, Applause Entertainment, Amazon, Voot etc.

Mrs. Kutty Padhmini's Positions

  • Director of Vaishnave Mediaa Works Limited

  • Producer, and a veteran media personality

  • Managing Trustee and EC member of South Indian Film Artists Association

  • Vice President of Society of Television Producers of Southern India (STEPS)

  • Executive Committee member of South Indian Film Chamber

  • Vice President of Film and Television Producer’s Guild of South India

  • Secretary of the International Women Organization.

  • Founder and Managing Trustee of “Mithralaya Trust” – 2005.

  • All India Public Rights Protection Organization - National General Secretary.

  • Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - Vice Chairman.

  • Ex-President of Human Rights Council of Tamil Nadu

As a prolific producer, she has inspired and turned the lives of several artists and technicians across South Indian Film and TV industry over the years. Almost about 50% of the people actively working in today’s television and film industry, in any department, were mentored and introduced by her. Be it acting, production, direction, stage performances, her commitment to the arts and her contributions as one of the leading producers & entrepreneur in media, she has been widely praised all around the world. Having produced several programmes and serials for regional, national and international channels, for both satellite and terrestrial, she has created a proud library of over 36,000 hours of programming and is a brand name & a prominent household name in the Indian media landscape.

Mithralaya Trust

Her philanthropic works knows no bounds. Besides running her own trust Mithralaya, she also encourages several new sports people from below income level and gives them free coaching especially in cricket through her Kreeda, A sports foundation. Mrs. Kutty Padmini also preaches good values, lifestyles and morals, at the Puzhal Jail for several prisoners who haven’t seen the light of the day for many years now.

Mrs. Kutty Padmini

The Awards

Best Child Artiste Award

Received the Best Child Artiste Award from the beloved mother Smt. Indira Gandhiji – National Award for the film titled “KUZHANTHAIYUM DEIVAMUM”

Kalaimamani Award

Kalaimamani Award – Received from Honorable chief minister of Tamil Nadu K. Edappadi Palanisamy

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tamil Nadu State Government, awarded to her by the current Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

50 years contribution in South Indian Film Industry

felicitated for 50 years contribution in South Indian Film Industry – Given by South Indian Chambers of Commerce - Received from Mrs. Aruna, Minister – Small scale Industries - from Andhra Pradesh

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award – Received from Mylapore Academy.

Achievement Award

Achievement Award - Received from Honorable Shri A. Vallinayagam, Former Judge of High Court, Karnataka.

Film Fare award for Hindi

Film Fare award for Hindi Film DIL EK MANDHIR. As child artist.

Best Child Artiste Award from Andhra Pradesh

Received the Best Child Artiste Award from Andhra Pradesh State Government for the film titled “LETHA MANUSULU

Nandi Award

Telugu, Hindi & Tamil – Hyderabad Doordarshan – Nov. 1990 to Feb. 91 & 1993 – Won “Nandi Award” – from Andhra Pradesh State Government – for the best Children serial. 3 Nominations and 1 award for the best child actor

Best Producer for "Cinta Bollywood‟

From Former President of Singapore - Mr. S.R Nathan for Best Producer for „Cinta Bollywood‟, along with 8 other awards.

Award from Nadigar Sangam

Received "Kalai Selvam‟ Award from Nadigar Sangam in 2000.

Best Child Artiste Award from Karnataka

Received the Best Child Artiste Award from Karnataka State Government in 1968 for the film titled “SATYA HARICHANDRA”

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Award

Received “RAJIV GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD‟ as an Outstanding Producer in Television.

Best Child Artiste Award

Received the Best Child Artiste Award from Kerala Government for the movie ODEYIL NINNU.

Praised for her performances by Former Presidents of India - Dr. Radhakrishnan and Mr. R. Venkataraman and former Prime Minister of India - Smt. Indira Gandhi

Best actress award

Received the best actress award from the Mylapore Fine Arts Academy in the year 1977, 1986, 1992 and 1993.

Best actress award

Received the best actress award from “Berkeley Awards” for 1992 from Mylapore Academy for the serial “Kanavugalai Ninaivakkum Computer” in Madras Doordarshan.

Recipient Of Awards

RECIPIENT OF AWARDS FROM - Former Singapore Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew for "Best Performer‟

Film Today Award

Received "Film Today Award" as Best Producer for the Serial "Krishnadasi".


Received 4 awards for the serial titled “VAISHALI” from the Mylapore Academy for BEST DIRECTOR, BEST PRODUCER, BEST SERIAL AND BEST ACTRESS.

RAPA Award

Received “RAPA” Award in 1990 for the Telefilm “TARAZU” (Hindi) – National Network

RAPA Award

 In 2008 – RAPA Award – Life-Time Achievement Award.

Content Leadership Awards

India Content Leadership Awards and Conference - Best Thriller Content on an OTT Platform- Kutty Padmini/Maya Thirrai by Vaishnave Mediaa Works.

Best Producer of the Media

Received Best Producer of the Media from All India Telugu Federation.

Mega Women Achiever Award

Received “ Mega Women Achiever Award from Mega TV

Jambavan Award

Received from Tamil Nadu press & Media Reporters Union “ JAMBAVAN AWARD”. Mylapore Acadamy

Best Producer

Best Producer- Romapuri Pandian – Kalaignar TV

Best Producer

Best Producer- Ramanujar – Kalaignar TV Chamber of Commerce

Ashtakaxmi Award 2017

Ashtakaxmi Award 2017 Inner wheel Chennai Sadhika award. 2017 Income Tax Chennai for Being Human

MGR Award

MGR Award 2017 and Shivaji Ganeshan Award 2017

All Rounder Award

In 2013 – All Rounder Award – from Mylapore Academy

Natya Kaladhar

2017 - „Natya Kaladhar‟ award by Bharath Kalachar – outstanding performance in the field of Tamil Cinema as an actor.

Felicitated by International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) for PRODUCING RAMANUJA SERIAL which has run over of 400 episodes in Kalaignar T.V

Tamil Nadu MGR Award

Received Tamil Nadu MGR Award on October 30th 2018 from the former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami sir.

Kalaimamani Award

Tamil Nadu State “KALAIMAMANI AWARD” Winner on 14th august, 2011-2018

Tamil Nadu State Award

Tamil Nadu State Award for “Small Screen Life Time Achievement” with 1 lakh cash prize. (yet to be conducted but letter received)

Life Time Achievement Award For Television

On September 29th 2019, received “LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR TELEVISION” from Santhosham Awards, Hyderabad.

Honorary President Tnhtf

Received “HONORARY PRESIDENT TNHTF” shield from Tamil Nadu Hindu Temples Federation.

Betterment Of The Society

Honored for contributing to the BETTERMENT OF THE SOCIETY and also for supporting INDIAN HERITAGE CULTURE.

International Organizing Secretary

Certificate of honor as INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING SECRETARY was presented by INTERNATIONAL WOMEN‟S ORGANIZATION (IWO) on October 5th, 2021.

Best Socialist Award

Received “BEST SOCIALIST AWARD” from NoobTron Excellence Award 2021

Sarithira Nayagi Virudhu

Honored with “SARITHIRA NAYAGI VIRUDHU” (2022) in the Women‟s day special event organized by Indian arts and cultural association, California USA with Ladies special magazine, National Institute of education (kaladaikuruchi) and Delhi art literary council.

Tamil Nadu State award

Received Tamil Nadu State award for the contribution to the Television Industry

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