Sindhu Menon is among the few actors and actresses truly diverse in their work, having acted in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil movies. Born and brought up in Bangalore in a Malayali family, Sindhu Menon made her debut as a child artist in 1994 in the Kannada movie Rashmi. Having trained as a Bharatnatyam dancer, Sindhu got her first break when Bhasker Hegde, a judge in one of the competitions she participated in and won, introduced her to the noted Kannada director K.V Jayaram, who cast her in Rashmi.
After this, she entered movies as a full-time actress at the age of 13 by playing the female lead in the 1999 movie Prema Prema Prema. By 15, she entered the south Indian film scene, acting in Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil movies, including Bhadrachalam, Uthaman, and Samuthiram from each industry, respectively. From 2003 to 2006, she acted in several movies, including Kadal Pookkal, where she played a supporting role alongside Murali, Manoj, Pratyusha and Uma, Trinetram, Khushi, and the hit Malayalam movie Pulijanmam which bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2006 where she played the role of Shehnaz opposite the actor Murali.
The citation for the movie describes the movie as “a layered movie using metaphors to address global and local issues of contemporary society.” She has acted on the silver screen, hosting TV shows and acting in serials including Sthree Hrudaya and Sriman Srimathi. Her other hits include Vesham, Rajamanikyam, Pathaaka, Vasthavam, Pakal Nakshatram, Bharya Onnu Makkal moonnu, Rahasaya Police and Manjadikuru.
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Born on 17th June 1985 in Bangalore in a Malayali family, Menon has one younger brother, Karthik, who worked as a Kannada video jockey and turned actor. She pursued studies at the Sheshdaripuram College. She can communicate fluently in several languages, including Malayalam, her mother tongue, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and English, which benefitted her in the future. Sindhu was a trained Bharatanatyam dancer who got introduced to the Kannada film industry through one of her judges. She debuted as a child artist in “Rashmi” in 1994, and there was no turning back. At 15, she was further introduced to Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil films and got a female lead role in the 2006 Malayalam film “Pulijanmam.”
She acted in several movies and serials, starting from childhood itself. She worked in around 50 films, 2 TV serials and hosted a popular family reality show in Malayalam named "Sriman Srimathi." Not merely this, in 2001 Filmfare awards, she was nominated for best Malayali actress in “Uthaman,” In 2007 for best- supporting Telugu actress in “
,” in 2009 again for best actress in “
.” In 2008, she got nominated for the Vijay awards for best actress. She got married in 2010 to a UK- based Tamil IT professional and is an official citizen of the United Kingdom.