Heera is a popular Indian actress who was active from 1991-1999. She has worked in Tamil, Telugu,
Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Born on December 29, 1971, in Chennai, she has chiselled features
which were her strength. She has graduation in Psychology from WCC, Chennai.
Heera made her entry into film industry with the Tamil flick Idhayam, opposite Murali. The flick was a
great success not only in Tamil but also in Telugu. She worked in a Bollywood flick Amaanat (1994)
sharing screenspace with
Sanjay Dutt. Nirnayam is her debut Malayalam flick, in which she shared
screenspace with Mohanlal. She acted in noteworthy films of
Kamal Haasan, Mammootty, Mohanlal,
Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Ravichandran,
Ajith Kumar, Balakrishna etc. She aided Ajith Kumar during his
initial days of film career. Though she had the required glamour quotient to survive in the industry she
Heera was reputed for her commercials in 1990s. She gave good performances in Idhayam (1991),
Thiruda Thiruda (1993), The Gentleman (1994),and Nirnayam (1995). Heera did the role of Manisha
Koirala in the bilingual Criminal. Two of Heera’s films Sathi Leelavathi and Kadhal Kottai were remade in
Hindi, and incidentally
Sushmita Sen reprised her role in both the versions. Heera was seen in a cameo
appearance in the Bollywood flick Mr. Bechara, starring Sridevi and
Anil Kapoor. Heera had worked
with Saratkumar in several movies.
Heera, never in her wildest dreams, thought that she would become an actress. At the beginning of her
career Heera was asked to work as the double of Tina Munim, which she refused. She was rejecting
many offers until Idayam happened.
Heera entered into wedlock in 2002 to a businessman named Pushkar Yadav but they got separated in
Heera is a very private person. Though she quit films, she has a great purpose in life. Heera quit film
industry out of her own choice.