Padmapriya left her corporate job for a career in films. A true South Indian belle, she debuted with 'Amrutham' in Malayalam and proceeded to do notable films such as 'Rajamanikyam', 'Naalu Pennungal', 'Paradesi' nd 'Pazhassi Raja'. She won the Kerala State award for 2nd best actress for 'Yes, Your Honour' and 'Karutha Pakshikal'.