Popularly known for playing mother roles, Padmaja Rao is a Kannada actress. Some of her notable works include Hatavadi, Mungaru Male (2006), Gaalipata, Taj Mahal (2008), Krishnan Love Story, Pancharangi (2010), Varadanayaka (2013), Ugramm, Vajrakaya (2015), and Simpallag Innondh Love Story (2016). She is associated with 2018 movie Heegondhu Dina and Nanjundi Kalyana. She is associated with the 2018 action-romance Dalapathi directed by Prashant Raj and Orange. Her 2019 release includes Gara.