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|blood=[[Half-blood]] or [[pure-blood]]<ref>In ''Deathly Hallows'', Ch. 29, Padma was hiding out in the Room of Requirement with Dumbledore's Army before the members Neville summoned from outside the school began to arrive. This means she attended Hogwarts during the 1997-1998 school year, and must have been either half-blood or pure-blood, as Muggle-borns were banned from the school under the Voldemort regime.</ref>
 
|blood=[[Half-blood]] or [[pure-blood]]<ref>In ''Deathly Hallows'', Ch. 29, Padma was hiding out in the Room of Requirement with Dumbledore's Army before the members Neville summoned from outside the school began to arrive. This means she attended Hogwarts during the 1997-1998 school year, and must have been either half-blood or pure-blood, as Muggle-borns were banned from the school under the Voldemort regime.</ref>
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{{Quote|[[Parvati Patil]]'s twin's in Ravenclaw, and they're identical. You'd think they'd be together, wouldn't you?|Hermione Granger|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|[[Parvati Patil]]'s twin's in Ravenclaw, and they're identical. You'd think they'd be together, wouldn't you?|Hermione Granger|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
'''Padma Patil''' was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] of Indian heritage who was in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and the identical twin sister of [[Parvati Patil]]. Padma was [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]] [[Hogwarts Houses|house]] and became a [[prefect]] in her [[1995–1996 school year|fifth year]]. She was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]].
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'''Padma Patil''' (b. [[1979 ]] or [[1980]]) was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] of Indian heritage who was in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and the identical twin sister of [[Parvati Patil]]. Padma was [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]] [[Hogwarts Houses|house]] and became a [[prefect]] in her [[1995–1996 school year|fifth year]]. She was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation taught and led by [[Harry Potter]]. She later fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] on May 2[[1998|, 1998]].
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It can be assumed that Padma survived the final battle of the [[Second Wizarding War]] since she was not listed amongst the causalities. What she did in her later life is currently unknown.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early Years===
 
===Early Years===
 
Parvati and Padma were both born somewhere between 1979-1980. They were probably raised in a wizarding household as Padma's parents took her and her sister from school when they heard of Dumbledore's death, indicating they were aware of wizarding affairs.
 
Parvati and Padma were both born somewhere between 1979-1980. They were probably raised in a wizarding household as Padma's parents took her and her sister from school when they heard of Dumbledore's death, indicating they were aware of wizarding affairs.
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===Hogwarts years {{C|1991-1998}}===
   
====Education at Hogwarts====
 
 
In [[1991]], Padma began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was sorted into [[Ravenclaw]] house and [[Parvati Patil|Parvati]] was sorted into [[Gryffindor]], separating the two. Padma shared a dormitory with [[Mandy Brocklehurst]], [[Lisa Turpin]], [[Morag MacDougal]] and [[Sue Li]]. It is likely that Padma and Parvati both knew [[Pansy Parkinson]] before starting their education due to the way Pansy addresses them.
 
In [[1991]], Padma began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was sorted into [[Ravenclaw]] house and [[Parvati Patil|Parvati]] was sorted into [[Gryffindor]], separating the two. Padma shared a dormitory with [[Mandy Brocklehurst]], [[Lisa Turpin]], [[Morag MacDougal]] and [[Sue Li]]. It is likely that Padma and Parvati both knew [[Pansy Parkinson]] before starting their education due to the way Pansy addresses them.
   
 
====Fourth year====
 
====Fourth year====
[[File:Afshan_Azad_as_Padma_Patil_and_Rupert_Grint_as_Ron_Weasley_(GoF-promo-01).jpg|thumb|left|140px|Padma Patil and Ron Weasley were partners for the Yule Ball.]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Padma|Is that Hermione Granger with Viktor Krum?|Ron Weasley|No. Absolutely not.|Padma and Ron upon Hermione Granger's arrival at the [[Yule Ball]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Padma|Is that Hermione Granger with Viktor Krum?|Ron Weasley|No. Absolutely not.|Padma and Ron upon Hermione Granger's arrival at the [[Yule Ball]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
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[[File:Padma_Patil_(GoF-promo-01).jpg|thumb|left|150px|Padma Patil in her [[Yule Ball]] robes as [[Ron Weasley|Ron Weasley's]] date]]
   
 
Padma's [[1994–1995 school year|fourth year]] at Hogwarts school would play host to the [[Triwizard Tournament]], where students from three schools competed against one another. Normally three finalists are selected from the Goblet of Fire, but this year four students were selected, two from Hogwarts: [[Cedric Diggory]] and [[Harry Potter]].
 
Padma's [[1994–1995 school year|fourth year]] at Hogwarts school would play host to the [[Triwizard Tournament]], where students from three schools competed against one another. Normally three finalists are selected from the Goblet of Fire, but this year four students were selected, two from Hogwarts: [[Cedric Diggory]] and [[Harry Potter]].
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As part of the tournament, a traditional Yule Ball is held by the hosting school, Padma attended the Yule Ball with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], at the urging of Parvati (Harry's date) when Harry begged her to find a date for Ron. Padma, however, was less than enthusiastic at having Ron as a partner, since he refused to dance with her and instead spent the evening stewing in jealousy over [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s date with [[Viktor Krum]]. Padma wore turquoise dress robes for the occasion. Due to both Harry and Ron showing a lack of interest in the twins, Padma and Parvati both abandoned their dates and danced with some boys from [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]].
 
As part of the tournament, a traditional Yule Ball is held by the hosting school, Padma attended the Yule Ball with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], at the urging of Parvati (Harry's date) when Harry begged her to find a date for Ron. Padma, however, was less than enthusiastic at having Ron as a partner, since he refused to dance with her and instead spent the evening stewing in jealousy over [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s date with [[Viktor Krum]]. Padma wore turquoise dress robes for the occasion. Due to both Harry and Ron showing a lack of interest in the twins, Padma and Parvati both abandoned their dates and danced with some boys from [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]].
   
[[File:YuleBallPatils.jpg|thumb|left|270px|Parvati, Harry, Ron, and Padma at the Yule Ball.]]
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[[File:YuleBallPatils.jpg|thumb|230px|Parvati, Harry, Ron, and Padma at the Yule Ball.]]
 
Padma became more interested in Ron Weasley after he became one of the hostages for the second task and spoke with him in the halls several times, intrigued with what had occurred. He assured her that he had his wand hidden, and that he could have taken on the merpeople any time.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
 
Padma became more interested in Ron Weasley after he became one of the hostages for the second task and spoke with him in the halls several times, intrigued with what had occurred. He assured her that he had his wand hidden, and that he could have taken on the merpeople any time.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
 
====Fifth year====
 
====Fifth year====
In [[1995]], Padma became a [[prefect]] for Ravenclaw along with [[Anthony Goldstein]]. Padma's [[1995–1996 school year|fifth year]] would have the school undergo the watchful eye of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] through [[Dolores Umbridge]], who would be appointed [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor|High Inquisitor]] as well as [[Professor]] of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. Umbridge refused to teach any of her students practical [[magic]] which led to an [[Dumbledore's Army|uproar against her]].
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In [[1995]], Padma became a [[prefect]] for Ravenclaw along with [[Anthony Goldstein]]. Padma's [[1995–1996 school year|fifth year]] would have the school undergo the watchful eye of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] through [[Dolores Umbridge]], who would be appointed [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor|High Inquisitor]] as well as [[Professor]] of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. Umbridge refused to teach any of her students practical [[magic]] which led to an [[Dumbledore's Army|uproar against her]]. 
[[File:Patil_twins_(1).jpg|thumb|right|200px|Padma and Parvati at a D.A. meeting.]]
 
   
Padma attended the [[Hog's Head]] for the founding meeting of Dumbledore's Army with her sister, and signed the [[Dumbledore's Army parchment|parchment]] saying she wouldn't reveal any secrets that the group hold. She then became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] and participated in many of the meetings held, learning how to cast new [[spell]]s such as a [[Patronus]].<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> During her fifth year also Padma's rebellious side had really started to show, after becoming a member of Dumbledore's Army, Padma had also with the help of her sister Parvati and Harry Potter started to destroy the speakers that Umbridge had placed around the castle in an attempt to silence her.
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[[File:Patil_twins_(1).jpg|thumb|left|205px|Padma and Parvati at a D.A. meeting.]]
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Padma attended the [[Hog's Head]] for the founding meeting of Dumbledore's Army with her sister, and signed the [[Dumbledore's Army parchment|parchment]] saying she wouldn't reveal any secrets that the group hold. She then became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] and participated in many of the meetings held, learning how to cast new [[spell]]s such as a the [[Patronus]] charm, but is unknown if she ever succeeded in casting it.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> During her fifth year also Padma's rebellious side had really started to show, after becoming a member of Dumbledore's Army, Padma had also with the help of her sister Parvati and Harry Potter started to destroy the speakers that Umbridge had placed around the castle in an attempt to silence her.
   
 
====Sixth year====
 
====Sixth year====
In [[1996]], Padma and Parvati's parents initially wanted their daughters not to return to Hogwarts, though they convinced them to allow it. Despite their parents instinct to now allow the girls to return, Padma and Parvati potentially could have been harmed. That year Hogwarts would be [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower|under attack from Death Eaters]], and Dumbledore's Army was called into arms. However, neither Padma nor Parvati had their coins that signalled this call on them and did not participate in the battle.
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In [[1996]], Padma and Parvati's parents initially didn't want their daughters to return to Hogwarts, though they were convinced to allow it. That year Hogwarts would be [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower|under attack from Death Eaters]], and Dumbledore's Army was called into arms. However, neither Padma nor Parvati had their coins that signalled this call on them and did not participate in the battle.
[[File:Padma patil.PNG|130px|thumb|left|Padma during Divination class.]]
 
   
 
But as a result [[Patil twins' father|Mr.]] and [[Patil twins' mother|Mrs. Patil]] insisted on bringing their daughters home the day after, due to the battle resulting in [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s death at the end of the school year. Padma was unable to attend Dumbledore's funeral, having been taken home before breakfast.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
But as a result [[Patil twins' father|Mr.]] and [[Patil twins' mother|Mrs. Patil]] insisted on bringing their daughters home the day after, due to the battle resulting in [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s death at the end of the school year. Padma was unable to attend Dumbledore's funeral, having been taken home before breakfast.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|He looked hopefully towards the little group of Ravenclaws, to Padma, Michael, Terry and Cho, but it was Luna who answered, perched on the arm of Ginny's chair.|Harry seeking help from the Ravenclaws during his search for the diadem in [[1998]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|He looked hopefully towards the little group of Ravenclaws, to Padma, Michael, Terry and Cho, but it was Luna who answered, perched on the arm of Ginny's chair.|Harry seeking help from the Ravenclaws during his search for the diadem in [[1998]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
In [[1998]] Hogwarts was under the control of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his followers, students where brutally punished and taught different subjects, like how to use dark magic instead of defending against it. Sensing the need for rebellion yet again, like there had been when Hogwarts was under the control of Dolores Umbridge, Padma and her sister Parvati both joined the reconstituted [[Dumbledore's Army]], standing up against [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] control of Hogwarts. Unlike before when trouble brewed Padma's parents had not attempted to withdraw her and her sister from school as it had now become compulsory attendance for pure-blood students, which the Patil sisters are likely to be.
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[[File:DA_1998.jpg|thumb|242px|D.A. members in [[1998]].]]
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In [[1998]] Hogwarts was under the control of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his followers, students were brutally punished and taught different subjects, like how to use dark magic instead of defending against it. Sensing the need for rebellion yet again, like there had been when Hogwarts was under the control of Dolores Umbridge, Padma and her sister Parvati both joined the reconstituted [[Dumbledore's Army]], standing up against [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] control of Hogwarts. Unlike before when trouble brewed Padma's parents had not attempted to withdraw her and her sister from school as it had now become compulsory attendance for pure-blood students, which the Patil sisters are likely to be.
   
[[File:Mplayerc_2011-07-14_23-51-17-07.PNG|thumb|Padma with [[Professor]] [[Sybill Trelawney|Trelawney]] during the temporary ceasefire of the Battle.]] In May, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger returned to Hogwarts after taking the year off to [[Horcrux hunt|destroy Horcruxes]]. With Harry's return, Dumbledore's Army was stronger than it had ever been. But with this return, the Dark Lord and his Death Eaters came looking for Potter. Hogwarts staff and students refused to simply hand Harry over without a fight, and in return a fight is what they got. Padma participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], fighting alongside her sister and Dean Thomas.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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====Battle of Hogwarts====
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[[File:Padma_Leanne_Katie_Cho.jpg|thumb|left|225px|Padma with [[Katie Bell|Katie]], [[Cho Chang|Cho]] and [[Leanne]] after the [[Battle of Hogwarts|battle]].]]
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In May, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger returned to Hogwarts after taking the year off to [[Horcrux hunt|destroy Horcruxes]]. With Harry's return, Dumbledore's Army was stronger than it had ever been. But with this return, Voldemort and his Death Eaters came looking for Harry. Hogwarts staff and students refused to simply hand Harry over without a fight, and in return a fight is what they got. Padma participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], fighting alongside her sister and Dean Thomas.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
   
[[File:Padma_Leanne_Katie_Cho.jpg|thumb|left|Padma with [[Katie Bell|Katie]], [[Cho Chang|Cho]] and [[Leanne]] after the [[Battle of Hogwarts|battle]].]] Padma survived the battle and was later seen with [[Cho Chang]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Leanne]]. Nothing is known about her life after this.
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Padma survived the battle and was later seen alking with [[Cho Chang]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Leanne]]. Nothing is known about her life after this.
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
[[Image:Padma 2ndscreenshot ootp.PNG|thumb|right|168px|Padma Patil in her [[Ravenclaw]] uniform.]]
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[[File:Padma_2ndscreenshot_ootp.PNG|thumb|140px|Padma Patil in her [[Ravenclaw]] uniform.]]
{{Quote|I still can't work out how you two got the two best-looking girls in the year.|Dean Thomas on Padma and Parvati|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
   
Both Padma and her sister were described by [[Dean Thomas]] in [[1994]] as "the two best looking girls in the year". They are both very attractive girls with long black hair and are of Indian descent. Parvati usually wore her hair in a plait and it is likely Padma did also as the two always looked identical.
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{{Quote|I still can't work out how you two got the two best-looking girls in the year.|Dean Thomas on Padma and Parvati|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}Both Padma and her sister were described by [[Dean Thomas]] in [[1994]] as "the two best looking girls in the year". They are both very attractive girls with long black hair and are of Indian descent. Parvati usually wore her hair in a plait and it is likely Padma did also as the two always looked identical.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
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==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
[[File:PotionsClass6.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Padma in Potions class in her sixth year]]
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*'''[[Defence against the Dark Arts]]:''' Padma participated in [[Dumbledore's Army]] and probably learned some defensive spells there. Later, she took [[N.E.W.T.]] classes in this subject.
*'''Defence against the Dark Arts:''' Padma participated in Dumbledore's Army and probably learned some defensive spells there. Later, she took N. E. W. T. classes in this subject and apparently survived the Battle of Hogwarts.
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*'''[[Potions]]:''' In 1996, Padma and [[Parvati]] brewed Babbling Beverage to disturb Dolores Umbridge. Unlike her sister, she took N.E.W.T. classes in this subject, indicating she earned either an '[[Outstanding]]' or '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' O.W.L.<ref>Padma is shown attending Potions class in the sixth film. Although shown as a Gryffindor, she is canonically a Ravenclaw, making her one of the four Ravenclaws who took the class in the book, along with Terry Boot, Michael Corner, and an unidentified Ravenclaw.</ref>
*'''Potions:''' In 1996, Padma and Parvati brewed Babbling Beverage to disturb Dolores Umbridge. Unlike her sister, she took N. E. W. T. classes in this subject, indicating she earned either an Outstanding or Exceeds Expectations O. W. L. <ref>Padma is shown attending Potions class in the sixth film. Although shown as a Gryffindor, she is canonically a Ravenclaw, making her one of the four Ravenclaws who took the class in the book, along with Terry Boot, Michael Corner, and an unidentified Ravenclaw.</ref>
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*'''[[Duelling]]: '''It is likely that Padma had a fair amount of skill in duelling as she survived the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and joined Dumbledore's Army.
*'''Duelling: '''It is likely that Padma had a fair amount of skill in duelling as she survived the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and joined Dumbledore's Army.
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The Patils' names and appearance in the films imply that the characters are of Indian descent. Patil is a common Marathi surname in the state of Maharashtra, India. It signifies that at least one of Padma's ancestors was a village head in western India.
 
The Patils' names and appearance in the films imply that the characters are of Indian descent. Patil is a common Marathi surname in the state of Maharashtra, India. It signifies that at least one of Padma's ancestors was a village head in western India.
In Sanskrit, Padma means "lotus," which symbolises divinity and purity, because of its nature and birth in dirty mud water. Rowling initially intended her and her sister to bear forenames beginning with Ma. Their surname on Rowling's class list is also spelled as "Patel", which is another version of the name Patil but from a different region of India (Gujarat).
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In Sanskrit, Padma means "lotus," which symbolises divinity and purity, because of its nature and birth in dirty mud water. Rowling initially intended her and her sister to bear forenames beginning with Ma. Their surname on Rowling's class list is also spelled as "Patel", which is another version of the name Patil but from a different region of India (Gujarat).
[[File:PadmaPatil_hbp.jpg|thumb|right|130px|Padma incorrectly in Gryffindor uniform.]]
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:PadmaPatil_hbp.jpg|thumb|113px|Padma incorrectly in Gryffindor uniform.]]
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and subsequent films, Padma is shown to be in [[Gryffindor]] along with Parvati, instead of [[Ravenclaw]], but in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' and ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7|Years 5-7]]'' she is in Ravenclaw.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and subsequent films, Padma is shown to be in [[Gryffindor]] along with Parvati, instead of [[Ravenclaw]], but in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' and ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7|Years 5-7]]'' she is in Ravenclaw.
*The Patils are not portrayed as identical twins in the [[Harry Potter films|films]], but rather fraternal twins as the actresses who play them are not sisters in real life.
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*The Patils are not portrayed as identical twins in the [[Harry Potter films|films]], but rather fraternal twins who look a like in some ways, as the actresses who play the girls are not sisters in real life.
 
*Padma is portrayed by [[Sharon Sandhu]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. However, she was recast and was portrayed by [[Afshan Azad]] in later [[Harry Potter films|films]].
 
*Padma is portrayed by [[Sharon Sandhu]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''. However, she was recast and was portrayed by [[Afshan Azad]] in later [[Harry Potter films|films]].
*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', [[J. K. Rowling]]'s early names for Padma and Parvati are given with: Madhari Patel and Mati Patel. <ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8979923935/the-original-forty-off-pottermore here])</ref>
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*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', [[J. K. Rowling|J.K. Rowling]]'s early names for Padma and Parvati are given with: Madhari Patel and Mati Patel.<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8979923935/the-original-forty-off-pottermore here])</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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PadmaPatil
Padma Patil
Biographical information
Born

c. 1979 or 1980,
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

Blood status

Half-blood or pure-blood[2]

Title(s)

Prefect

Signature

Padma Patil sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Dark brown

Skin colour

Light brown

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Boggart

Giant Snake[3]

Affiliation
House

Ravenclaw

Loyalty
"Parvati Patil's twin's in Ravenclaw, and they're identical. You'd think they'd be together, wouldn't you?"
—Hermione Granger[src]

Padma Patil (b. 1979 or 1980) was a witch of Indian heritage who was in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil. Padma was sorted into Ravenclaw house and became a prefect in her fifth year. She was a member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. She later fought in the Battle of Hogwarts on May 2, 1998.

It can be assumed that Padma survived the final battle of the Second Wizarding War since she was not listed amongst the causalities. What she did in her later life is currently unknown.

BiographyEdit

Early YearsEdit

Parvati and Padma were both born somewhere between 1979-1980. They were probably raised in a wizarding household as Padma's parents took her and her sister from school when they heard of Dumbledore's death, indicating they were aware of wizarding affairs.

Hogwarts years (1991-1998)Edit

In 1991, Padma began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Ravenclaw house and Parvati was sorted into Gryffindor, separating the two. Padma shared a dormitory with Mandy Brocklehurst, Lisa Turpin, Morag MacDougal and Sue Li. It is likely that Padma and Parvati both knew Pansy Parkinson before starting their education due to the way Pansy addresses them.

Fourth yearEdit

Padma: "Is that Hermione Granger with Viktor Krum?"
Ron Weasley: "No. Absolutely not."
— Padma and Ron upon Hermione Granger's arrival at the Yule Ball[src]
Padma Patil (GoF-promo-01)

Padma Patil in her Yule Ball robes as Ron Weasley's date

Padma's fourth year at Hogwarts school would play host to the Triwizard Tournament, where students from three schools competed against one another. Normally three finalists are selected from the Goblet of Fire, but this year four students were selected, two from Hogwarts: Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter.

As part of the tournament, a traditional Yule Ball is held by the hosting school, Padma attended the Yule Ball with Ron Weasley, at the urging of Parvati (Harry's date) when Harry begged her to find a date for Ron. Padma, however, was less than enthusiastic at having Ron as a partner, since he refused to dance with her and instead spent the evening stewing in jealousy over Hermione's date with Viktor Krum. Padma wore turquoise dress robes for the occasion. Due to both Harry and Ron showing a lack of interest in the twins, Padma and Parvati both abandoned their dates and danced with some boys from Beauxbatons.

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Parvati, Harry, Ron, and Padma at the Yule Ball.

Padma became more interested in Ron Weasley after he became one of the hostages for the second task and spoke with him in the halls several times, intrigued with what had occurred. He assured her that he had his wand hidden, and that he could have taken on the merpeople any time.[4]

Fifth yearEdit

In 1995, Padma became a prefect for Ravenclaw along with Anthony Goldstein. Padma's fifth year would have the school undergo the watchful eye of the Ministry through Dolores Umbridge, who would be appointed High Inquisitor as well as Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. Umbridge refused to teach any of her students practical magic which led to an uproar against her

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Padma and Parvati at a D.A. meeting.

Padma attended the Hog's Head for the founding meeting of Dumbledore's Army with her sister, and signed the parchment saying she wouldn't reveal any secrets that the group hold. She then became a member of Dumbledore's Army and participated in many of the meetings held, learning how to cast new spells such as a the Patronus charm, but is unknown if she ever succeeded in casting it.[5] During her fifth year also Padma's rebellious side had really started to show, after becoming a member of Dumbledore's Army, Padma had also with the help of her sister Parvati and Harry Potter started to destroy the speakers that Umbridge had placed around the castle in an attempt to silence her.

Sixth yearEdit

In 1996, Padma and Parvati's parents initially didn't want their daughters to return to Hogwarts, though they were convinced to allow it. That year Hogwarts would be under attack from Death Eaters, and Dumbledore's Army was called into arms. However, neither Padma nor Parvati had their coins that signalled this call on them and did not participate in the battle.

But as a result Mr. and Mrs. Patil insisted on bringing their daughters home the day after, due to the battle resulting in Albus Dumbledore's death at the end of the school year. Padma was unable to attend Dumbledore's funeral, having been taken home before breakfast.[6]

Seventh yearEdit

"He looked hopefully towards the little group of Ravenclaws, to Padma, Michael, Terry and Cho, but it was Luna who answered, perched on the arm of Ginny's chair."
—Harry seeking help from the Ravenclaws during his search for the diadem in 1998.[src]
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D.A. members in 1998.

In 1998 Hogwarts was under the control of Lord Voldemort and his followers, students were brutally punished and taught different subjects, like how to use dark magic instead of defending against it. Sensing the need for rebellion yet again, like there had been when Hogwarts was under the control of Dolores Umbridge, Padma and her sister Parvati both joined the reconstituted Dumbledore's Army, standing up against Death Eater control of Hogwarts. Unlike before when trouble brewed Padma's parents had not attempted to withdraw her and her sister from school as it had now become compulsory attendance for pure-blood students, which the Patil sisters are likely to be.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

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Padma with Katie, Cho and Leanne after the battle.

In May, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger returned to Hogwarts after taking the year off to destroy Horcruxes. With Harry's return, Dumbledore's Army was stronger than it had ever been. But with this return, Voldemort and his Death Eaters came looking for Harry. Hogwarts staff and students refused to simply hand Harry over without a fight, and in return a fight is what they got. Padma participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, fighting alongside her sister and Dean Thomas.[7]

Padma survived the battle and was later seen alking with Cho Chang, Katie Bell and Leanne. Nothing is known about her life after this.

Physical appearanceEdit

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Padma Patil in her Ravenclaw uniform.

"I still can't work out how you two got the two best-looking girls in the year."
—Dean Thomas on Padma and Parvati[src]
Both Padma and her sister were described by Dean Thomas in 1994 as "the two best looking girls in the year". They are both very attractive girls with long black hair and are of Indian descent. Parvati usually wore her hair in a plait and it is likely Padma did also as the two always looked identical.

Personality and traitsEdit

"Don't you look... dashing."
—Padma Patil showing her sense of humour as Ron arrives to the Yule Ball.[src]

Padma seems to be the less outgoing and more studious of the twins. She was sorted into Ravenclaw, a mark of her intelligence. Also, Padma was not yet asked to the Yule Ball by the time she was fixed up with Ron Weasley, despite her physical beauty the boys in her year did not seem to be interested in her, not even Dean Thomas who seems to have attended the ball alone. Padma was also made a prefect, something her sister never achieved, making her appear better trusted for the position by her teachers than her sister. She was also much quieter than her sister Parvati.[5]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The Patils' names and appearance in the films imply that the characters are of Indian descent. Patil is a common Marathi surname in the state of Maharashtra, India. It signifies that at least one of Padma's ancestors was a village head in western India. In Sanskrit, Padma means "lotus," which symbolises divinity and purity, because of its nature and birth in dirty mud water. Rowling initially intended her and her sister to bear forenames beginning with Ma. Their surname on Rowling's class list is also spelled as "Patel", which is another version of the name Patil but from a different region of India (Gujarat).

Behind the scenesEdit

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Padma incorrectly in Gryffindor uniform.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. In Deathly Hallows, Ch. 29, Padma was hiding out in the Room of Requirement with Dumbledore's Army before the members Neville summoned from outside the school began to arrive. This means she attended Hogwarts during the 1997-1998 school year, and must have been either half-blood or pure-blood, as Muggle-borns were banned from the school under the Voldemort regime.
  3. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  8. Padma is shown attending Potions class in the sixth film. Although shown as a Gryffindor, she is canonically a Ravenclaw, making her one of the four Ravenclaws who took the class in the book, along with Terry Boot, Michael Corner, and an unidentified Ravenclaw.
  9. Pottermore (transcription available here)
Dumbledore's Army
Ravenclawcrest Gryffindorcrest Hufflepuffcrest
Founders:
Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Ronald Weasley
Leaders:
Harry Potter | Neville Longbottom | Luna Lovegood | Ginny Weasley
Gryffindors:
Katie Bell | Lavender Brown | Colin Creevey | Dennis Creevey | Seamus Finnigan | Angelina Johnson | Lee Jordan | Parvati Patil | Alicia Spinnet | Dean Thomas | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Nigel Wolpert
Ravenclaws:
Terry Boot | Cho Chang | Michael Corner | Marietta Edgecombe | Anthony Goldstein | Padma Patil
Hufflepuffs:
Hannah Abbott | Susan Bones | Justin Finch-Fletchley | Ernie Macmillan | Zacharias Smith | Unidentified Hufflepuff girl
Unspecified:
Luca Caruso | Alice Tolipan


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