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Dancing Travancore Trio -LALITHA,PADMINI,RAGINI

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Dancing Travancore Trio -LALITHA,PADMINI,RAGINI

Lalitha, Padmini ,and Ragini; the threesome were known as the Travancore sisters.
Born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum) in what was then the princely state of Travancore (now the Indian state of Kerala), they were the daughters of Thankappan Pillai and Saraswathi Amma.

They learnt bharathanatyam from Great Vazhuvoor Ramaiah pillai. Padmini and her sisters were disciples of the noted Indian dancer Guru Gopinath . They learnt Kerala natanam style of dancing from him. The noted film director, P. Subrahmaniam, noticed their talents while presenting 'Parijatha Pushpapaharanam 'in Trivandrum

Lalitha was the eldest and Ragini the yougest. Padmini gained the maximum success and has acted in more than 250 films





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Padmini was the most talented and successful amongst them...Tamil Cinema was embellished by the beauty, charm & dancing prowess of Padmini
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