Meera Vasudevan was associated with modeling before venturing into the film industry. Hailing from Mumbai in a Tamil Brahmin family, Meera is proficient in Tamil, Hindi, English and Malayalam. Born on 29 January 1982, Meera holds a degree in Psychology and English Literature. Her younger sister, Ashwini, has also had a brief stint as a child artist.
 
Om Cricketaya Namaha is an ad done by her during the 2002 Cricket World Cup series. Fair and Lovely, Knorr soup, Reliance R-World, Kenstar, Surf Excel, Coke and Pilsbury are some of the ads that she worked on. She became famous as a model. 
 
Meera debuted into the film industry with the 2003 Bollywood flick Rules- Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, alongside Milind Soman. This film fetched her the nomination for best rising actress by Screen Awards. Meera entered the Tamil film industry with the film Unnai Saranadaindhen, in which she worked with S P B Saran and Venkat Prabhu. The film fetched her the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress. After a couple of misfires in Tamil and Telugu, Meera entered the Malayalam film industry with the film Thanmathra in which she shared screen space with Mohanlal. She garnered the Best New Face of the year, given by Asianet. Meera has over two dozen films to her credit.
 
Meera has also worked in serials and the endeavor Kanal Poovu fetched her Best Actress award from Kerala State TV Awards during the year 2007. 
 
Meera was wedded to Vishal Agarwal in 2005, but they eventually parted ways in 2010. Later she got wedded to Malayalam star Anish John Kokken. This couple is blessed with a son. Meera feels that glamour has its limit and one should not cross it. Meera has no qualms for her first broken marriage, as she confesses. She is very happy that her second marriage is good.
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Malayalam Actress - Meenakshi

Meenakshi, born as Maria Margaret Sharmili, is a famous Malayalam actress. An MCA graduate from Stella Maris College, Chennai, she was offered roles in movies early in her life. Starting off with modeling, she gained popularity with the hit telephone show, ‘Kasu Mele’, on Jaya TV. She was instantly liked by the audience for her lively personality. Acting in movies was the next obvious choice, but that did not get her immediate success. Her debut Tamil movie did not come in her favor regarding box office records, but that did not stop her from taking up movies in other languages. However, her third attempt in the Tamil film industry created a platform for her and showcased her acting abilities. Then, she shifted her focus to Telugu and in 2003, she was part of the hit, ‘Tarak’. Nonetheless, it was the Malayalam film industry which gave her the success and recognition she needed. Her first Malayalam movie was ‘Vellinakshatram’, which did magic and gave her box office success, as well as grew her popularity. Though this film was a big hit, it seemed like her path of success had come to an end. Her following movies proved to be not so great. The pale box office reviews did not deter her from trying her luck again in ‘Junior Senior’, an adaptation of the popular Hindi movie, ‘Yes Boss’. This bubbly actor reprised the role of Juhi Chawla in the movie. Continuing her journey in the industry, she did manage to deliver some hit movies, but not for long. Like any other famous actor, she disappeared from the acting world. 2005 is the last year she was seen acting in a movie and her love for acting, however, was always intact, as she preferred Malayalam movies more. She is known as Meenakshi in the industry, more than her real name which is Sharmili or Sharmilee.

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Menaka

Menaka was a renowned heroine of South India during the 1980s. In fact, she was very busy during these years and gained recognition in Malayalam films. She is reputed for the village roles, that she portrayed on screen. Her pairing with Malayalam actor Shankar proved very successful. She also shared good chemistry wit Mohanlal, Mammootty and Soman. Nedumudi Venu and Sukumaran are a couple of other actors with whom she had worked.    Hailing from Nagercoil, Menaka has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films too. In a very short period of time (1980-1986), Menaka has worked in over 116 flicks. Menaka has also tried her luck in production and television serials. Menaka’s production venture is called as Revathy Kalamandhir.    Born on 27 August, 1963, Menaka is wedded to movie producer Suresh Kumar. She got married during the year 1987. Its only recently that Menaka’s daughter entered television with the serial Geethanjali, which was a directorial venture of Priyadarshan.    The 1980 flick Oppol is the debut Malayalam film of Menaka. But prior to that, she had worked in a Tamil film and had gained recognition for her role. During the course of time Menaka received plump roles and worked with young heroes during that time. The 1982 flick Ente Mohangal Poovaninju with whom she shared screen space with Shankar was one of her notable films. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Oru Nokku Kanan, Archana Aaradhana, Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi, Amme Narayana, Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya are some of her other notable films.    After a sabbatical of 19 years Menaka returned to the industry with the serial Kaliveedu She didn’t act for some time and returned with the Fazil’s flick Living Together after 6 years. When she entered Malayalam film industry Menaka didn’t know Malayalam. But she eventually learned it and became very successful in Malayalam film industry.

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