Sindhu Menon

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Sindhu Menon
Born Sindhu Menon
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress, TV anchor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Prabhu

Sindhu Menon is an Indian film actress, who has mainly starred in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil films. She debuted as a child artist in the 1994 Kannada film Rashmi.

Early life[edit]

Sindhu Menon was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India into a Malayali family.[1] She has one younger brother, Karthik, who worked as a Kannada music channel VJ and turned actor, recently.[2] Menon is able to communicate fluently in several languages, including Malayalam, her mother tongue, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English.[3][4] She was also brought up in her birthplace, Bangalore.[5]

Career[edit]

Sindhu Menon, a trained Bharatanatyam dancer from her childhood, got her entry into the film industry when Bhasker Hegde, one of the judges of a Bharatanatyam competition in which Menon participated and emerged as the winner, introduced her to Kannada film director K. V. Jayaram, who cast her in his film Rashmi in 1994.[1][5] Subsequently, she got several offers to act and became a full-time actress, by enacting the female lead role character in the 1999 film Prema Prema Prema, when she was merely 13 years old.[1]

Later, at the age of 15, she entered the Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil film industries as well, by acting in the films Bhadrachalam, Uthaman and Samuthiram, respectively. She went on to act in Bharathiraja's Kadal Pookkal (2002), Trinetram (2002), Khushi (2003) and got the female lead role in the 2006 Malayalam film Pulijanmam, which was awarded the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2007.[6]

Menon then moved to the "small screen", hosting TV shows and acting in serials, which include "Sriman Srimathi" and "Stree Hrudayam",[7][8] before accepting film offers again. Currently, she is acting in the Malayalam films, Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu, and Rahasya Police. She acted in the Tamil film Eeram, produced by popular Tamil director S. Shankar.

Personal life[edit]

Menon married Dominic Prabhu, a UK-based Tamil Christian information technology professional in April 2010.[9] The couple has a daughter, Svetlana.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Language Role Notes
1994 Rashmi Kannada As a child artist
1999 Prema Prema Prema Kannada
2001 Bhadrachalam Telugu Mahalakshmi
Uthaman Malayalam Gowri Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Samuthiram Tamil Dhurga
Aakasthile Paravakal Malayalam Sreedevi
Ee Nadu Ennalevare Malayalam Sreeja
2002 Kadal Pookkal Tamil
Youth Tamil Aruna
Nandhi Kannada
Trinetram Telugu
2003 Srirama Chandrulu Telugu
Inspector Telugu Sivani
Aadanthe Ado Type Telugu
Vikram Kannada
Khushi Kannada
Mr. Brahmachari Malayalam Sevvanthy
2004 Dharma Kannada
Vesham Malayalam Veni
Jyeshta Kannada Guest appearance
2005 Thommanum Makkalum Malayalam Sheela
Rajamanikyam Malayalam Rani Rathnam
2006 Pulijanmam Malayalam Shahnaz / Vellachi
Pathaaka Malayalam Namitha Chawdhari
Anuvaadamillaathe Malayalam Neena
Vaasthavam Malayalam Vimala
2007 Detective Malayalam Reshmi
Sketch Malayalam Lekshmi
Ayur Rekha Malayalam
Chandamama Telugu Maha Rani
2008 Rainbow Telugu Kamala
Pakal Nakshatrangal Malayalam
Yaare Nee Hudugi Kannada
Aandavan Malayalam Sreelekha
Thavalam Malayalam Kanakam
Twenty:20 Malayalam Padmini Mahindran
2009 Sidham Telugu Gauri
Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu Malayalam
Rahasya Police Malayalam
Eeram Tamil Ramya Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actress
2011 Vaishali Telugu Vaishali
2012 Prema Pilusthondi Telugu Pooja
Manjadikuru Malayalam Sudha Mema
Subhadra Telugu Subhadra Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Interview with Sindhu Menon". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Kangana foraying into Kannada!". Oneindia. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Sindhu Menon’s focus is on Telugu and Tamil". telugudreams.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Sindhu Menon’s asset". andhrastudio.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Sindhu hopes to produce films". indiainfo.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  6. ^ "'Pulijanman' is the best". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  7. ^ "The real Sindhu". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Sindhu Menon back in Kannada". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  9. ^ "Sindhu Menon got married secretly!". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

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