Sindhu Menon is among the few actors and actresses who are 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 the year 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 and won, introduced her to the noted Kannada director K.V Jayaram, who cast her in Rashmi.
Subsequent to 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 the age of 15, she entered the south Indian film scene, acting in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies, including Bhadrachalam, Uthaman and Samuthiram from each industry respectively. In 2003 to 2006, she acted in several movies including Kadal Pookkal where she played a supporting role along side 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 goes on to describe the movie as “a layered movie using metaphors to address global and local issues of contemporary society.”
She has acted on the silver screen as well, 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.