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South Indian Tamil Actress Meena
Name: Meena Duraira
Date of Birth: 16 September 1976
Popular in: Tamil Movies, Telugu Movies, Kannada Movies, Malayalam Movies, TV
Without a doubt Meena, was one of the top actresses in South Indian cinema in the late 1990s. Most of her movies were blockbuster hits and she is one of the most prominent stars in South Indian and Tamil showbiz. Meena was born to a Tamil farther and Malayalam mother. She was a very talented student in school and was also trained in Bharathanatyam. She can speak many Indian regional languages. Meena started working in cinema as a child in a Sivaji Ganeshan movie. After the success of that movie she became one of the most famous child actors in South Indian movies.
Along with movies, Meena also got famous in Tamil television serials. With her great presentation skills, she also did stage shows and TV shows on various channels in South India.
Meena put her background as a child actor to use in her entertainment career. Along with being a top-paid South Indian movie star she became famous in Telugu cinema too. Muthu is one of her most successful movies in which she performed with super star Rajani Kanth. Muthu became popular in Japan so ultimately Meena got famous Japan too. She became a great icon in South Indian cinema in late nineties due to her talents and beauty.
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Friends of Meena
Meena has so many friends in South Indian showbiz. Popular actresses Roja Selvamani, Sangavi, Sridevi and Devayani are considered close friends of Meena. Roja Selvamani is her best friend and Meena acted in several movies as Roja Selvamani's younger sister.
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Movies of Meena
Oru Kochu Kadha Parayatha Kadha
Vetri Kodi Kattu
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai
Awards and Honors
Meena got popular for the performance in Yejaman, and she did performed in that with Rajani Kanht. For that movie she got the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. In 2003, Meena won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada for Swathi Muthu. She also won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for the movie Bharathi Kannamma.
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By learning from her failures in Hindi movies, she entered into Malayalam movies in mid 2000s and gained more popularity over several movies.
Meena has represented the South Indian movie industry for over three decades and created her own style. She is a good role model for other up-and-coming actresses. I hope to see more from this wonderful evergreen talent in the future.