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Padma Patil

Padma Patil is an identical twin of Parvati Patil.

Padma attended the Yule Ball in her fourth year (December 1994) with Ron Weasley, as a blind date arranged through her sister and Harry Potter(GF23), but it did not go well (GF24). Padma wore robes of bright turquoise (in the movie she wears pink and orange).

Padma was made a prefect in September 1995 (OP10), and joined Dumbledore’s Army in October of that year. It is not known whether her attendance at the first meeting of what became Dumbledore’s Army (OP16) was arranged through her sister Parvati, through Hermione GrangerĀ as a fellow prefect, through Ginny Weasley’s connections in Ravenclaw House, or some combination thereof.

During their sixth year, Padma and her sister Parvati were some of the students whose parents were so worried by Death Eater activity that they were almost called home.

Padma fought in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH29).

Dean Thomas considered her and her twin to be the best-looking girls in their year (GF23).


Siblings: Parvati Patil (twin)


Hogwarts Ravenclaw Prefect, 1995

Padma Patil
Gender Female
Birthday circa 1980
Species / Race Witch
Hair Long dark hair
Distinguishing Features Twin
School Hogwarts - Ravenclaw Hogwarts - Student
Profession Student
First Introduced PS7



padma = Sanskrit for "lotus" (NSOED).
patil = a Hindi term used in central and southern India to refer to the head of a village (NSOED).


In the Movies
In the movies, both Patil sisters are in Gryffindor.

In "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," Parvati was played by Sitara Shah (offsiteIMDb), but in "Goblet of Fire" and "Order of the Phoenix," Parvati is played by Shefali Chowdhury (offsiteIMDb).

Padma is played by Afshan Azad (offsiteIMDb).

Interview of Shefali and Afshan (offsitecBBC).

Ron and Padma at the Yule Ball, courtesy Warner Brothers films

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