Shanta Meena Bhaskar|
21 April 1971 (age 47)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Tanveer (m.1994 -1996) (divorced)|
|Children||Anaina (b. 1995)|
Y. V. Rao (maternal grand father)|
Aishwarya's first film to be released was Oliyampukal (1990), followed by Mamagaru (1991), Rasukutty (1992) and Meera (1992). She played a double role in Butterflies (1993) and also in Gardish (1993), which was a remake of the Malayalam movie Kireedam. Early in her career, she notably turned down opportunities to work with Mani Ratnam in Roja (1992) and Thiruda Thiruda (1993).
Following her marriage in 1994, Aishwarya quit the film industry and chose to prioritise bringing up a family. However her marriage fell apart and she became addicted to taking drugs as a result of her husband's addiction, which made it difficult for her to re-enter the film industry after her divorce in 1996. After undergoing a rehabilitation process, she chose to continue her education in computer science and joined to work with the NIIT in 1997 and prioritised her work as a software engineer. She then accepted an offer to be a part of a television show produced by Suresh Chandra Menon, after being convinced by her friend, actress Revathi. After a four year sabbatical from films as a result of her marriage, childbirth and divorce, Aishwarya made a comeback in Parthiban's Housefull (1999) portraying an inspector in charge of the bomb disposal squad. She continued to portray supporting roles in films such as Suyamvaram (1999), Sathyameva Jayathe (2000) and Narasimham (2000) during the turn of the century.
Born as Shanta Meena Bhaskar, to Tamil father K Bhaskaran and half Tamil and Telugu actress Lakshmi, she has a half-sister from her mother's third marriage. She was married to Tanveer in 1994 and they were divorced in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Anaina, born in 1995.
|2016||Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||Manimaaran's wife||Tamil|
|2015||MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal||Tamil|
|2014||Un Samayal Arayil / Oggarane / Ulavucharu Biriyani||Asha||Tamil / Kannada / Telugu|
|2013||Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla||Lakshmi/Sainuthatha||Malayalam|
|2012||Uchithanai Muharnthaal||Security Guard||Tamil|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Amrutha Valli's mother||Telugu|
|2009||Adada Enna Azhagu||Tamil|
|2008||Abhiyum Naanum||Anu(Abhi's mother)||Tamil|
|2007||Inspector Garud||Maya Gopinath||Malayalam|
|2007||Sringaram: Dance of Love||Mirasu's wife||Tamil|
|2005||Aaru||Sound Saroja Akka||Tamil|
|2004||M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi||Tamil|
|2003||The King Maker Leader||Vasanthy Nambiar||Malayalam|
|2003||Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi||Pinni(step mother)||Telugu|
|2003||The Fire||Neena Cheriyan||Malayalam|
|2001||Sharja To Sharja||Kalyani||Malayalam|
|2001||Praja||Maya Mary Kurien||Malayalam|
|2000||Pennin Manathai Thottu||Tamil|
|1993||Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu||Meenatchi||Tamil|
|1993||Jackpot||Gautham Krishna's wife||Malayalam|
|1993||Gardish||Vidya P. Bhalla||Hindi|
|1992||Subba Rayudi Pelli||Lalitha||Telugu|
|1991||Naan Pudicha Mappillai||Tamil|
|1991||Oorellam Un Pattu||Tamil|
|1991||Ponnukku Sethi Vandhachu||Tamil|
|1990||Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi||Telugu|
|2015-2017||Nandini vs Nandini||Baby||Etv Plus||Telugu|
|2015-2016||4 the People||Prof Vasundara Das||Asianet||Malayalam|
|2013–2014||Mama Mapillai||Aishwarya||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2010–2012||Thendral||Bhuvana Laxman||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2008–2011||Paarijatham||Lalitha Bhai||Asianet||Malayalam||Won, Asianet Television award 2011 - Best actress in a negative role|
|2005-2006||Raja Rajeswari||Padmalakshmi||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2006||Kadhaparayum Kavyaanjali||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2005||Mizhi Thurakkumbol||Varada||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2004-2005||Kadamattath Kathanaar||Kalliyankaatu Neeli||Asianet||Malayalam|
- കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന് ഞാനില്ല , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies. Mathrubhumi.com (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2014-03-03.
- "Star Talk – Aishwarya". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
- "I don't want to act with half-baked idiots any longer". rediff.com. March 2000.
- കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന് ഞാനില്ല – articles,infocus_interview – Mathrubhumi Eves. Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-03.