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Meena Durairaj
Born 1976 (age 38)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Occupation Actress, model, singer[2], dancer, judge, TV host, occasional dubbing artiste[3]
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Vidyasagar
(2009–present)[4]
Children Nainika
Parents Durairaj
Raj Mallika

Meena Durairaj, mononymously known as Meena, is an Indian actress who has starred as a lead heroine in the South Indian film industry. A child artiste originally, Meena later became one of the most sought after actresses in southern India.[5]

She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and several Hindi films. She is among the few actors who have been successful in all the South Indian languages. She is one of the most established actresses in the South Indian film industry. In addition to acting, Meena is a model, singer, dancer, TV host and occasional dubbing artiste.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Meena was born brought up in in Chennai by Tamil father, Durairaj, and Malayali mother Raj Mallika from Chirakkal Palace-Kannur Dist.[7] She was enrolled in Vidyodhya schools in Chennai. Because of her busy acting schedule, she had to discontinue schooling in the 8th standard, later taking up private coaching and completing the 10th standard in vidyodaya schools in Chennai. She went on to get her master's in History from the University of Madras through the open university system in 2006.[8] Meena is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer and speaks six languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and English.

Her mother has played a pivotal role in shaping her career and acted as her guide and advisor. Meena has always credited her mother for standing behind her as a pillar of strength.[citation needed] When the make-up artists failed to turn up at a remote village in Kakinada during the shoot of Bobbili Simham in 1994, Roja did Meena's hair for those two days and was much appreciated by Meena herself. Roja and Meena are best friends. Other close friends are actress Sanghavi, Sridevi Vijaykumar, Maheswari, and so on.[citation needed]

Meena married Vidyasagar, a Bangalore-based software engineer, on 12 July 2009 at Arya Vysya Samaja Kalyana Mandapam. The couple later visited Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh. The couple came back to Chennai and held a reception, in which all leading southern Indian actors participated, on July 14 at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall. The couple has a daughter Nainika born on 1 January 2011 in Chennai. [9] [10]

Career[edit]

Child artiste[edit]

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.[11] Meena was still very young (age 6) at that time she was doing child roles. Her mother Rajamallika brought her to A.M. Ratnam's office for an offer. Even though she looked chubby, they felt she fitted the bill. She has acted in several films along with Dr. Sivaji Ganesan and Rajinikanth as a child artist.[11] Meena acted in Kollywood by appearing as a child artiste alongside Rajinikanth in the movie Anbulla Rajinikanth. After the success of that movie, she became one of the famous child artist in South Indian movies. She says of Ganesan that "I feel extremely proud to have been discovered by the legend". Since then, she has appeared in over 45 films as a child artiste.[11]

Lead female roles[edit]

She made her debut in Telugu beside Akkineni Nageswara Rao in Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu, where Meena played his granddaughter Seeta. The film was showcased among the Indian panorama section, at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[2] The film was made under the banner VMC Productions. She won Nandi Award for Best Actress from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu.

While she made her debut as a leading lady in Tamil film Oru Pudhiya Kadhai and played heroine roles in more than three dozen films, and also starred in Malayalam and Kannada films, her first role in Malayalam that gained attention was in Santhwanam directed by Sibi Malayil in 1991. She played Suresh Gopi's daughter in the film. Its success made her famous, which led to roles with senior Malayalam heroes. Meena has expressed a wish to do more films in Malayalam.[11] 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."[11]

She has played the role of the leading heroines in Telugu and Tamil films since the early 1990s, often playing characters with unidimensional personality with no negativity or gray shades. She has generally avoided glamorous roles though she has acted in a few like Maaman Magal in Tamil opposite Sathyaraj and some movies with Ravichandran in Kannada. In the Kannada remake of Autograph as My Autograph, were directed, produced and enacted by Sudeep. In this film, Meena starred Sneha's role of Divya.

She has acted with Rajinikanth, Dr. Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Krishna, Dr. Mammootty, Dr. Mohanlal, Balakrishna, Ravichandran and other stars like Vijayakanth, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Ajith Kumar, Prabhu Deva, Sarathkumar, K. Bhagyaraj, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Prashanth, Kichcha Sudeep, Raviteja. She had hits with the films Nattamai film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It starred Sarath Kumar, Meena and Kushboo in the lead roles. The film became a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office (1994). She just grabs the continuous offer and the opportunity to act in films like Avvai Shanmughi (1996) with Kamal Haasan, Porkkaalam with Murali (1997), Bharathi Kannamma (1997) with Parthiban and so on. Another excellent contender for Oscars performance in Rhythm (2000). This movie makes the most impact in multiple viewings. Meena was exceptionally brilliant performance in each scene. Strangely enough, she looks the best in this movie in terms of makeup and this movie had her in her best performance to date. While she picked up Best Actress at the Cinema Express Awards.

Meena has acted both as a child and as an adult opposite Rajinikanth. Her first hit with Rajinikanth was Yejaman, where she plays the role of Vaitheeswari, a simple village girl who marries the Superstar Rajinikanth. She always played the quiet, serious woman. In her follow-up movie with Rajini, Veera, Meena again dazzled. Romantic-comedy film. Rajinikanth, Meena and Roja (actress) in lead role. This film was controversial for its climax but went on to become one of the highest grossing films in 1994. But the film that brought her true recognition and fame was Muthu, one of Rajini’s biggest hits. The movie was a blockbuster all across Japan. Ranganayaki as the talkative, cheeky street theatre actress won the hearts of audience. The film was directed by K. S. Ravikumar and produced by K. Balachander, and became the first Tamil film to be dubbed into Japanese, as Mutu: Odoru Maharaja.[47] [48] The film grossed a record $1.6 million in Japan in 1998 and was responsible for creating a large Japanese fan-base for Rajinikanth and Meena. Following the release of Muthu in Japan and its commercial success, Meena's popularity rose in Japan.

Meena agreed to appear in an item number as herself in the K. S. Ravi - directed film Shahjahan (film) starring Vijay (actor). She has acted with almost all leading actors in South India.[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.[12]

Meena has said that her own favorite roles were in Bharathi Kannamma and Shock in Tamil, Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu in Telugu, Santhwanam in Malayalam and Swathi Muthu in Kannada, "though every film of mine is close to my heart."[11]

Recent roles[edit]

Meena's releases in 2009 were Mariyadhai with Vijayakanth, directed by Vikraman, who earlier directed hits like Poove Unakkaga (1996) and Vanathai Pola (2000).[13] and Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko with Sreenivasan.[14] She played in Telugu as Saint Vengamamba in Tarigonda Vengamamba, directed by Uday Bhaskar.[15]

In 2011, she played the role of Narain's sister in the film Thambikottai, in which Poonam Bajwa is the pair for Narain. Other actors in this movie include Prabhu and Santhanam. Her role in this movie was very good and well accepted.[16][17][18]

After marriage, she paired with Ramesh Aravind in the film Hendtheera Darbar, which was a remake of Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana that starred Nassar, Radhika, Goundamani, Senthil, Vadivelu and Kovai Sarala.

In 2012, Udaya Bhaskar made a film titled Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam with Meena playing the Goddess' role in the film which also stars Suhasini, Priyahassan, Suman, Saikiran, Kannada Sridhar, Raghunatha Reddy and others. Meena plays the lead role in this Telugu devotional film. This marks her re-entry to films after a long period. After being a mother, we will get to see the sizzling Meena in this one. There are many graphic-significant episodes. The film has music by Arjun Sharma. Cinematography is by Raman Ji. Directed by Uday Baskar. The film is said to be released around mid-August.[19]

Meena, all-time favorite actress of actor Vijay, was rumored to have been roped into a movie name Sattam our iruttarai, which was a remake of the movie under the same name by his father and director, S.A. Chandrasekhar. The movie is said to be produced by actor's Vijay new launched production house, Ghilli Productions. But since Meena refused the offer, Reema Sen was finalized to play the role of a Police Office in this film and the sister to the hero. [20][21] [22] [23]

The actress was approached by a Mollywood director to play Lal's wife with a woman-centric film with several actresses, including Rima Kallingal. "It had an interesting subject, but I wanted something more for my character. There were a lot of women in the film and everybody's got a story. I was more interested in a story focussing on a single woman character and that's why I haven't signed up for the movie," she says.[24] Meena who had taken a temporary break from acting, will be facing the arc lights once again. It seems she has agreed to star in an ad film, and she is currently shooting near Kovalam with Prakash Raj. The commercial is being directed by producer Siva. Meanwhile Meena is currently in a Telugu film, Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam. She had played a cameo in J.K. Bharavi's Jagadguru Adi Shankara-devotional film lastly and did justice to her roles. [25] [26]

After a brief hiatus, Meena returned to Malayalam cinema and will be seen playing the role of wife to Mohanlal in Drishyam (2013). Directed by Jeethu Joseph, she will be portraying the role of a mother of two daughters, of which the elder is pursuing her plus two. On the comeback trail has given, she holds her own against a superlative performance by the superstar Mohanlal. As per the trade analysts, the film is inching towards an all time blockbuster status. The actress will also be seen in Pramod Payyanur's much awaited movie, Balyakalasakhi alongside Mammootty.The actress confirmed that will be playing drishyam remake in Telugu with venkatesh.[27]

Television[edit]

Apart from south Indian movie sector Meena got also famous in Tamil Television serial sector too. Meena could able to make top on TV Serial and acted several high-ranking TV serial in over 2005. Meena got great presentation skills and she also uses that skills do stage shows and TV shows in various TV channels in South India. Among these are Meena has appeared in television shows and soap operas:

  • She acted as a married woman in a 1990 TV serial Anbulla Amma co-starring with Tamil actress Manorama.
  • She hosted a game show on Jaya TV in 2005 called Houseful.[28][29]
  • She appeared as one of the judges for the first season of the dancing competition Masthana Masthana aired on Sun TV.[30]
  • She appeared on Sun TV's serial Lakshmi in 2006.[31]
  • She acted in the TV serial Mudda Mandaram on Gemini TV.
  • She appeared in a serial on Sun TV in 2009 called Kalyanam, written by Pattukottai Prabhakar.[32]
  • She has appeared as one of the main judge for the second season of the dancing competition Boys VS Girls season 2 aired on Star Vijay.[33]
  • Recently after giving birth to her daughter her debut to television is Jodi Number One Season 5. She was a judge for one of the rounds aired on Star Vijay.
  • She was debuted to act the sun TV serial thiruppam.
  • She has hosting Nee Kongu Bangaram Ganu on MAA TV starting from 18 June 2012.
  • She is representing as a Judge in Veera Multi talen show on E TV from 2 August 2012.
  • She made a grand entry as the main judge in Sun TV reality show Super Kudumbam in August 2012 along with Sukanya & Gangai Amaran.[7]
  • she has done another reality show in Asianet "Bharthakkanmarude Sradhaku" as judge.[34]
  • She has been acted in anubhandalu serial on Gemini TV.
  • She is a judge in super kutumbam which is a dance show and it is telecast in Gemini TV.

Other work[edit]

Music composing[edit]

Meena has been a playback singer for some albums with actor Manoj. She sang a song for the Tamil film Kadhal Sadugudu.[35] Meena has composed music and sung and recorded two pop albums, 16 Vayathinile, and Kadhalism, which she began recording in 2001 with actor Vikram.[36][37] Meena has been a playback singer in the music of D. Imman in the movie sena and the song is "indru intha kalayil en nenjil echo aachu", a super hit song.

Dubbing[edit]

Meena and Prasanna dubbed for Cheran's movie Pokkisham. Prasanna has dubbed for Aryan Rajesh, who has played Cheran's son in the film, while Meena has rendered voice for Padmapriya.[38]

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie title Role Language Notes
1982 Nenjangal Kidnapped child Tamil Child artiste
Enkeyo Ketta Kural Daughter to Rajinikanth Tamil Child artiste
Theerpugal Thiruthapadalam Daughter to SivaKumar Tamil Child artiste
1983 Thandikkapatta Niyayangal Playful child Tamil Child artiste
Sumangali Doll-selling girl Tamil Child artiste
1984 Thiruppam Baby Meena Tamil Child artiste
Illalu Priyuralu Baby Meena Telugu Child artiste
Bava Maradallu Baby Meena Telugu Child artiste
Anbulla Rajinikanth Rosy Tamil Child artiste
Oru Kochu Kadha Parayatha Kadha Rajani Malayalam Child artiste
Manasariyathe Minimol Malayalam Child artiste
1985 Panneer Nadhigal Tamil Child artiste
Uyire Unakkaga Nadhiya as a child Tamil Child artiste
Lakshmi Vanthachu Playful child Tamil Child artiste
Kettimelam Baby Meena Tamil Child artiste
Rendu Rella Aaru Baby Meena Telugu Child artiste
1986 Sirivennela Baby Meena Telugu Child artiste
1988 Vasanthi Baby Meena Tamil Child artiste
1989 Prajala Manishi Telugu Child artiste
Paape Naa Pranam Telugu Child artiste
1990 Oru Pudhiya Kadhai Lover to a writer Tamil
Navayugam Telugu
Karthavyam Karuna Telugu
Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu Seetha Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
Dharama Telugu
Indra Bhavanam Telugu
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Cholaiamma Tamil
Idhaya Oonjal Wife of a widower Tamil
MGR Nagaril Tamil
Idhaya Vaasal Vani Tamil
Sandhwanam Malayalam
Jagannatakam Telugu
Chengalva Pudanda Telugu
Allari Mogudu Neelambari Telugu
1992 Parda Hai Parda Hindi
Allari Pilla Funny girl Telugu
Chanti Nanchari Telugu Remake of Chinna Thambi
Sundarakanda Nandini Telugu Remake of Sundara Kandam
President Gari Pellam Wife Telugu
Pellam Chepte Vinali Geetha Telugu
Bangaru Maama Telugu
Moratodu Naa Mogudu Telugu
1993 Sethupathi IPS Chandramathi Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Yejaman Vaitheeswari Vaanavaraayan Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Rajeshwari Kalyanam Rajeshwari Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
Abbaigaru Wife of Venkatesh Telugu
Aswamedham Lover Telugu
Muta Mesthri Buchamma Telugu
Allari Alludu Telugu
Konguchatu Krishnadu Telugu
Angarakshakudu Telugu
1994 Veera Devayanai Tamil
Thai Maaman Meena Tamil
Rajakumaran Selvi Tamil
Nattamai Meena Tamil
Putnanja Rose Kannada
Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam Swathi Telugu
Anga Rakshakudu Telugu
Bhale Pellam Telugu
Bobbili Simham Telugu
1995 Maaman Magal Priya Tamil
Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari Tamil
Marumagan Tamil
Coolie Vimala Tamil
Seral Irumboraiyin Tamil Kadhal Tamil
Nadodi Mannan Meenakshi,
Priya
Tamil
Muthu Ranganayaki Tamil
Alu Magalu Telugu
Chilakapacha Kapuram Telugu
1996 Sengottai Meena Tamil
Avvai Shanmugi Janaki Tamil
Mommaga Kannada
1997 Vallal Annam Tamil
Cheluva Kannada
Porkkaalam Maragatham Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Pasamulla Pandiyare Tamil
Bharathi Kannamma Kannamma Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Cinema Express Awards for Best Actress – Tamil
Varnapakittu Sandra,
Alina
Malayalam
Muddula Moghudu Sirisha Telugu
Panjaram Telugu
1998 Ulavuthurai Meena Tamil
Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar Indu Tamil
Kusruthi Kuruppu Malayalam
Gilli Kajjalu Satya bhama Telugu
Suryavamsam Telugu
Harichandra Nandhini Tamil
1999 Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Mahalakshimi (Maha) Tamil
Periyanna Shenbagam Tamil
Iraniyan Ponni Tamil
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Priya Tamil
Anandha Poongatre Meenakshi Tamil
Olympiyan Anthony Adam Angel Malayalam
Friends Padmini Malayalam
Krishna Babu Rama Telugu
Bobbili Vamsham Telugu
Sneham Kosam Prabhavati 'Prabha' 'Guddiya' Telugu
Velugu Needalu Telugu
2000 Vanathai Pola Gowri Muthu Tamil
Anbudan Tamil Guest appearance
Thenali Meena (Herself) Tamil Special Appearance
Pape Naa Pranam Priya Telugu
Palayathu Amman Palayathu Amman Tamil
Vetri Kodi Kattu Valli Muthuraman Tamil
Doubles Meena Tamil
Rhythm Chitra Tamil
Dreams Nirmala Mathan Malayalam
Maa Annayya Wife Telugu
2001 Shahjahan Tamil Special appearance
Citizen Sevali Tamil
Maayi Bhuvaneswari Tamil
Rishi Indu Tamil
Sivagami Tamil
Ayyan Tamil
Censor Hindi Guest appearance
Rakshasa Rajav Chief Minister's daughter Malayalam
Sri Manjunatha Goddess Parvathi Telugu / Kannada
Ammayi Kosam Telugu
Dasu Telugu
2002 Devan Uma Tamil
Namma Veetu Kalyanam Tamil
Grama Devathe Kannada
Ivan Meena Kumari Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Padai Veetu Amman Padai Veetu Amman,
Muthu Maariamman
Tamil
Villain Thangam Tamil
Angala Parameswari Angala Parameswari Amman Tamil
Dhaya Thulasi Tamil
2003 Paarai Mallika Tamil
Swathi Muthu Lalitha Kannada Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada[39]
Mr. Brahmachari Ganga Malayalam
Simhachalam Simhachalam's wife Telugu
Game for Love Kannada
2004 Shock[40] Malini Vasanth Tamil
Anbulla Latchumiye Tamil
Gowdru Kannada Guest appearance
Aalukkoru Aasai Eshwari Tamil
Mallamma Mallamma Kannada
Natturajavu[41] Maya Malayalam
2005 Kannamma Kannamma Tamil
My Autograph Divya Kannada
Udayananu Tharam[11] Madhumathi Udayabhanu Malayalam
Chandrolsavam Indulekha Malayalam
Puttintiki Raa Chelli Wife Telugu
Prayatnam Telugu
2006 Karutha Pakshikal[42] Suvarnna Malayalam
2007 Kadha Parayumbol Sridevi Balan Malayalam
Black Cat[42] Meenakshi Malayalam
Goal Sam's mother Malayalam Cameo
2008 Kuselan Sridevi Balakrishnan Tamil
Kathanayakudu Sreedevi Telugu
Magic Lamp Anupama Malayalam
Manidhan Tamil
2009 Mariyadhai Radha Tamil
Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko Ann Mary Malayalam
Vengamamba Saint Vengamamba Telugu
Thambikottai Shanmugapriya Tamil
2011 Hendtheera Darbar Radha Kannada
2012 Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam Telugu
2013 Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara Parvathy Telugu
Drishyam Rani Malayalam Asianet Award for Best Character Actress
JaiHind TV Movie Award for Best Actress
2014 Balyakalasakhi Majeed's mother Malayalam
2014 Drushyam Telugu

Awards and honours[edit]

Sri Krishna Devaraya Award
Kalai Selvam Award (South Indian Artiste Association)
Asianet Film Awards
TSR TV9 awards 2010
Ugadi Puraskar awards
Tamil Nadu Government
Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards
  • Best Character Actress – Drishyam (2013)
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Nandi Award for Best Actress
Cinema Express Awards
Best Janaranja nadigai award
Dinakaran Award
Film Fans Associations 45th Annual Award
Kala Sagar Award
  • Best Actress – Chanti (1992)

Thumbs Up Awards[edit]

Lalitha Kalanjali Award[edit]

  • Best Actress – Chanti (1992)

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