Mohanapriya is an Indian Actress, known for her roles in the Tamil Television Industry. Coming from a background of a normal middle-class family, it took her some time to convince her parents about her choice to become an actress back in the late 1980s. After their permission, another hurdle in her career was to get roles in the television industry. Mohanapriya has revealed in interviews, that although the television industry is very broad in Tamil Nadu, it is difficult to find relevant and significant roles amongst the wide pool of talented aspiring actors in the state. One of another struggle on her part was to train and get experience in the acting circuit and hence in the early 1990s; she started doing small roles in television to polish her acting skills and enhance to become a professional artist.

Mohanapriya, who is originally from Madurai, Tamil Nadu shifted to the capital city of the state, Chennai, for the shooting of the numerous television shows for daily Tamil soap opera networks. Even after doing multiple small projects in Tamil television, it was difficult for Mohanapriya to embark a good start. She garnered her fame as an impeccable television actress with her show “ Marmadesam”. The show started in the late 1990s and marked the start of Mohanapriya’s professional television career. She played the role of Amsavalli. She continued working for the show in the subsequent two sequels, which included the second and the most popular edition called “Vidaathu Karuppu”, and the last edition was Edhuvum Nadakkum.

The show was based on a novel and helped Mohanapriya reach the level of fame she currently enjoys. Mohanapriya has also played the lead role in the hit Sun TV show “ Oru Kaidhiyin Sila Kilai Kathaigal”. The show was telecasted in the late 1990s and was also a huge part of the veteran actress’ career. Apart from her acting career, she is also a philanthropist and was briefly involved with Tamil Nadu’s education driven NGOs. Mohanapriya also made an appearance on the popular chat show of the Tamil language called “Kelvi Paathi Kindal Paathi”. Her episode was telecasted on the 25th of June 2014. Being a light-hearted chat show, it allowed Mohanapriya to interact with her fans and share her life experiences in an interesting format. After her appearance on the chat show, Mohanapriya has not been seen in any significant roles in television or films.

Meena Kumari Tamil Actress

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari is a popular TV and film actress. She was born on September 24, 1981, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India but got settled in Chennai. She started acting when she was 14 years old on the famous TV series, Antarangalu, which aired on ETV. She played the role of Priyanka, a young girl who bothers her father. Then she received several TV show offers when she was in 10th class. She did various TV series, and also made her debut in a Telugu movie with the name Hitler where she played as one of Chiranjeevi’s sister. Meena spent ten years in TV and film industry. She said, she could have done more movies and got better roles in the films, but she got stuck in doing TV serials for the past two to three years. She rejected offers from Telugu films because of some issues with the dates as she is always busy. She said if she only had time, she will do Malayalam films or Tamil and Telugu TV series. Meena is fluent in all South Indian languages which including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and also Hindi and English. She said she gets the real satisfaction in her job when the serial she acts in becomes a significant hit and people talks about it. But even today she regrets that she couldn’t take up great offers in Telugu. She is competent enough that she can do better than what she is being offered now. Meena got into showbiz through her sister, Vijayasri, who is a renowned cinematographer in India who have worked with various big names in the industry. She got an offer in the Tamil film, Karuppu Nila in 1995. After that, she started to receive many offers for TV serials and films. Meena did the Sreeraman Sreedevi in 2001, Sthreejanman, Vatsalyam, Swathu and Pavithrabandham. In 2012, Meena performed as Jagadha’s mother in the socio-fantasy film, Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara. She also played the role of Kunji Amma in the Malayalam mega serial, Pattu Saree under the direction of the famous A. M. Nazeer who won the Best Director Award in the Kazhcha Awards in 2013 for the said serial. She is a renowned actress in Telugu and done many films in Tamil, Telugu industries. Some of her famous Tamil serials include Magal, Thendral to name a few.

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