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Meena South Indian Actress

Updated on September 18, 2014

Meena Durairaj

Meena Durairaj popularily known as Meena was born on 16 September 1976 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Meena started her career as a child artist through the Tamil film 'Nenjangal' in 1982. Later she has appeared in lot of Tamil movies as a child artist.

Meena has starred in countless films produced by different regional film producers. Meena Durairaj, besides doing acting, is also a model, singer, TV presenter and a special dubbing artist. Meena Tamil actress started her career in acting in 1982. As a child artist, the young Meena Durairaj age acted first in the film called Nenjangal.

Legendary Dr Sivaji Ganesan had identified Meena at a birthday party. Ganesan first gave Meena Durairaj a chance to act in his film Nenjangal when she was just 5 years old. Meena Durairaj age thereafter appeared in over 45 south Indian films as a child actor. Meena Tamil actress, as a child artiste gave many successful films to the industry.

Name: Meena Durai Raj

Star Name: Meena

Mother Tongue: Tamil

Date of Marriage: 2009-06-12

Date of Birth: 1978-09-16

Height: 5.6

Eye Color: Black

Nickname: Meenu

Hair Color: Black

Meena started her career in 1982 as a child artist in the film Nenjangal, featuring Dr Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role, after Ganesan saw her at a birthday party.. She says of Ganesan that "I feel extremely proud to have been discovered by the legend.". Since, she has appeared in over 45 films as a child artiste.

She made her debut in Tamil in Oru Pudiya Kadhai, and also stars in Telugu and Kannada films. Her first role in Malayalam that gained attention was in Santhwanam. Meena has expressed a wish to do more films in Malayalam. She says of her transition from being a child star to being a heroine that "Memories as a child are really fabulous and I still cherish them. And it is still more special as that phase is over. Now, I am enjoying my stint as a heroine."

She has played the role of leading heroines in Tamil and Telagu films since the early 90s, often playing characters without negativity or grey shades. She has generally avoided glamorous roles though she has acted in a few like Maaman Magal in Tamil opposite Sathyarajand some movies with Ravichandran in Kannada. In the Kannada remake of Autograph, she reprised Sneha's role of Divya.

She has acted with Vishnuvardan, Rajinikanth, Balakrishna, Ravichandran, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Vijayakanth, Ajith Kumar, Prabhu Deva, Sarathkumar, Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Prashanth, Sudeep, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Raviteja, eventually herself becoming a star. She had hits with films like Muthu, Ejaman, Veera , Avvai Shanmughi and Mutamestri. She also acted opposite Vijay in Shajahan and played a role along with Surya in Periyanna. She acted opposite Vikram in Kadhaleesham. Meena has acted both as a child and as an adult opposite Rajnikanth. She has acted with almost all the superstars in South India.

Following the release of Muthu in Japan and its commercial success, Meena's popularity rose in Japan.[citation needed] A role in Kadha Parayumbol and in its Tamil and Telugu remakes, Kuselan and Kathanayakudu respectively, were well received by audiences. Meena has expressed regret about Kuselan, after her part was overshadowed. She has gained two substantial roles in Malayalam opposite Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her acting in Mariyadhai alongside Vijayakanth has been well received.

Meena has said that her own favorite roles were in Bharathi Kannamma and Shock in Tamil, Seetha Ramayya Gaari Manavaralu in Telugu, Santhwanam in Malayalam and Swathi Muthu in Kannada, "though every film of mine is close to my heart

After marriage she is going to pair with Ramesh Aravind. They both are the lead hero & heroine in this film. The film is a remake of Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana which was acted by Nassar, Radhika, Goundamani, Senthil, Vadivelu and Kovai Sarala which was 12 years ago and a super hit film directed by V Sekar. It is also told that She is taking an elder sister role of Narain in the movie named Thambikottai , in this movie Poonam Bajwa is the pair for Narain. Others acting in this movie is Prabhu and Vadivelu and this movie is directed by Ammu Ramesh. Meena is also doing as the lead heroine in the film Vidathey Pidi in which she pairs with Prabhu

There is a news told that Meena and Prasanna had dubbed for Cheran movie Pokkisham. Prasanna has dubbed for Aryan Rajesh, who has played Cheran's son in the film, while Meena has rendered voice for Padmapriya.

Awards

* Kalaimamani from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 1997-1998

* Nandi Awards from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for 1992 for Seetha Ramayyagarri Manavaralu and 1993 for Rajeshwari Kalyanam

* Cinema Express Best Actress Awards for Seetha Ramayya Gaari Manavaralu in Telugu, Naattamai, Muthu, Avvai Shanmugi, Bharathi

Kannamma in Tamil and Puthnanja in Kannada.

* Kala Sagar Best Actress Award 1992 for Chanti

* Best Actress State Award from Govt. of Tamilnadu in 1993 for Yejaman and Sethupathi IPS, 1997 for Bharathi Kannamma, and 1998 for Porkaalam

* Thumbs Up Best Actress Award in 1995 for Muthu and 1997 for Bharathi Kannamma

* Film Fans Associations 45th Annual Best Actress Award 1995 for Putnanja

* Screen Videocon Best Actress South Awards 1997 for Bharathi Kannamma

* Kalai Selvam Award (South Indian Artiste Association)

* Dinakaran Tamil News Paper's Best Actress Award 1996 for Avvai Shanmugi

* Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress 1994 in Sethupathi IPS

* Lalitha Kalanjali Award 1992 for Chanti

* 51st Annual Manikchand Filmfare South Award for Best actress in Swathi Muthu(Kannada Movie)

Tamil Movies

Debut:- Nenjangal

1982:- Nenjangal, Enkeyo Ketta Kural

1983:- Thandikkapatta Niyayangal, Sumangali

1984:- Thiruppam, Anbulla Rajinikanth

1985:- Paneer Nadhigal, Uyire Unakkaga, Lakshmi Vanthachu, Kettimelam

1988:- Vasanthi

1990:- Oru Pudhiya Kadhai

1991:- En Rasavin Manasile, Idhaya Oonjal, Idhaya Vaasal

1993:- Sethupathi IPS, Yejaman

1994:- Veera, Thai Maman, Rajakumaran, Nattamai

1995:- Maman Magal, Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari, Marumagan, Nadodi Mannan, Muthu,

1996:- Senkottai, Avvai Shanmugi

1997:- Vallal, Porkkaalam, Pasamulla Pandiyare, Bharathi Kannamma

1998:- Ulavu Thurai, Coolie, Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar

1999:- Unnaruge Naan Irundhal, Periyanna, Iraniyan, Manam Virumbude Unnai, Harichandra, Anandha Poongatre

2000:- Vanathai Pola, Anbudan, Thenali, Palayathu Amman, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Doubles, Rhythm

2001:- Shahjahan, Citizen, Maayi, Rishi, Sivagami, Ayyan

2002:- Devan, Namma Veettu Kalyaanam, Ivan, Padai Veetu Amman, Villain, Angala Parameswari, Dhaya

2003:- Paarai

2004:- Shock, Anbulla Latchumiye, Aalukkoru Aasai

2005:- Kannamma

2008:- Kuselan

2009:- Mariyadhai

2010:- Thambikottai, Vidathey Pidi

Telugu Movies

Debut:- Rendu Rella Aaru

1985:- Rendu Rella Aaru

1986:- Sirivennela

1989:- Prajala Manishi, Paape Naa Pranam

1990:- Navodayam, Karthavyam, Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, Dharama, Indra Bhavanam

1991:- Jagannatakam, Chengalva Pudanda, Allari Mogudu

1992:- Allari Pilla, Sundarakanda, Chanti, President Gari Pellam, Pellam Chepte Vinali, Bangaru Maama, Moratodu Naa Mogudu

1993:- Muta Mestri, Rajeshwari Kalyanam, Abbaigaaru, Ashwamedham, Muta Mesthri, Allari Alludu, Konguchatu Krishnadu

1994:- Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam, Anga Rakshakudu, Bhale Pellam, Bobbili Simham

1995:- Alu Magalu, Chilakapacha Kapuram

1997:- Muddula Moghudu, Panjaram

1998:- Gilli Kajjalu, Surya Vamsham

1999:- Krishna Babu, Bobbili Vamsham, Sneham Kosam, Velugu Needalu

2000:- Maa Annayya

2001:- Sri Manjunatha, Ammayi Kosam, Dasu

2003:- Simhachalam

2005:- Puttintiki Raa Chelli, Prayatnam

2009:- Vengamamba

Malayalam Movies

Debut:- Santhwanam

1991:- Santhwanam

1997:- Varnapakittu

1998:- Kusruthi Kuruppu

1999:- Friends, Olympian Anthony Adam

2000:- Dreams

2001:- Rakshasa Rajav

2003:- Mr. Brahmachari

2004:- Natturajavu

2005:- Udayananu Tharam, Chandrolsavam

2006:- Karuthapakshigal

2007:- Kadha Parayumbol, Black Cat

2008:- Magic Lamp

2009:- Pattunool Unjal, Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko

Kannada Movies

Debut:- Putnanja

1994:- Putnanja

1995:- Cheluve3

2003:- Swathi Muthu

2004:- Mallamma

2005:- My Autograph

2010:- Hendtheera Darbar

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