Meera Nandan

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Meera Nandan
Meera Fashion Show 2.jpg
Meera Nandan in 2016.
Born Meera Nandakumar
(1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 26)[1]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Other names Meera Nandaa, Meera Nandha(a)
Occupation Actress, Radio Jockey, Model, TV Host
Years active 2007–present

Meera Nandan is an Indian actress who works in the South Indian Film industry. She started her career as a television host in Malayalam television and went on to become an actress, mostly appearing in Malayalam language films.

Early life[edit]

Meera Nandan was born as Meera Nandakumar on 26 November 1990 as the daughter of Nandakumar and Maya at Perandoor, Elamakkara, Kochi.[1] She has a younger brother Arjun Nandakumar. She did her schooling in Bhavans Vidya Mandir. After completing her degree in English literature from St. Teresa's College Ernakulam, she is pursuing her masters in Mass Communication with Journalism through distant education from Manipal University.[2][3] She is distantly related to actress Divya Unni.[4]

Career[edit]

Meera first appearance before the camera was in an advertisement for Mohanlal's Taste Buds. In 2007, she auditioned as a competitor in Idea Star Singer aired on Asianet Television but was selected as an anchor for the programme. She was anchoring television programmes on Amrita TV and Jeevan TV, too.[5]

She made her acting debut in Malayalam cinema the following year, playing the female lead in Lal Jose's Mulla.[6] Lal Jose was looking for "a new face with a girl next door look" and Poornima, wife of actor Indrajith Sukumaran, thought that Meera suited the role and approached her. After discussing with her parents, she accepted the role of Lachi, a "bold, smart and outgoing girl",[5] which won her accolades. The next year she made her Tamil cinema debut with Valmiki and quickly signed a few more Tamil films: K. T. Kunjumon's Kadhalukku Maranamillai, Ayyanar[7] and Suriya Nagaram.[8]

She debuted in Telugu cinema in 2011 with Jai Bolo Telangana. The Malayalam film, Seniors saw her playing the role of a villain, with Meera stating that the film was "a revelation even to me".[4] Including Seniors she had four Malayalam releases in 2011, but she felt that it was not a good year for her as none of them helped her career.[4] In 2013, she was first seen as a journalist in Lokpal. That year she also turned playback singer. She sang the romantic number "Mazhayude Ormakal" composed by Ratheesh Vegha for V. K. Prakash's Silence.[9][10] Her debut Kannada film Karodpathi, for which she had begun shooting in 2012, then titled as Kotyadhipathi,[4] released after a long delay in 2014. She played the role of a tribal girl in Black Forest, which won the National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation.[8]

She was next seen playing a prominent role in Madhav Ramadasan's Apothecary.[11] Her final release Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu in which she played a Muslim girl.[12] 2015 she had next first release in three years, Sandamarutham.[13] In Telugu, she has completed filming for Hitudu (earlier titled Gunde Ninda Gudigantalu), in which she will be seen as a tribal woman in three different stages, as a 14-year-old, as a 23-year-old and as a 35-year-old.[14] She lent her voice for Taapsee's character in the film Doubles.

Other work[edit]

In 2014, she moved to Dubai to work as a Radio Jockey in Radio Red 101.3 FM. She, however, informed in social media that she will continue to work in films along with her job as RJ.

She has now joined Gold 101.3 FM in Ajman as RJ.[15][16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Language
2008 Mulla Lachi Malayalam
2009 Currency Rose
Valmiki Vandhana Tamil
Puthiya Mukham Sreedevi Malayalam
Kerala Cafe Sister of James
Patham Nilayile Theevandi Indu
2010 Pulliman Radha
Elsamma Enna Aankutty Jeni
Ayyanar Anitha Tamil
Oridathoru Postman Usha Malayalam
2011 Jai Bolo Telangana Sahaja Telugu
Kathalukku Maranamillai - Tamil
Seniors Lakshmi Malayalam
Shankaranum Mohananum Rajalakshmi
Ven Shankhu Pol Aswathy(Achu)
Swapna Sanchari Lakshmi
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Actress
Suriya Nagaram Thamizhselvi Tamil
Mallu Singh Neethu Malayalam
Madirasi Bhama
Bhoomiyude Avakashikal Saradha
2013 Lokpal Jain
Red Wine Jasna
Yathra Thudarunnu -
Aattakatha Sethulakhsmi
Tourist Home Reshma
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Kunjumol
2014 Black Forest Tribal girl
Karodpathi Vidya Kannada
Apothecary Daisy Malayalam
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Shahina
2015 Sandamarutham Maha Tamil
Kaattum Mazhayum Anjaly Malayalam
Hitudu Abhilasha Telugu
2016 Naanu Nam Hudgi Kannada
Angane Thanne Nethave Anchettennam Pinnale Anu Malayalam
Ner Mugam Tamil
2017 4th Degree Telugu
Gold Coins Smrithi teacher Malayalam

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Language
2017 Asianet Film Awards Host with Govind Padmasoorya Asianet Malayalam
2007 Idea Star Singer Host Asianet Malayalam
2007 Veedu Actress Surya TV Malayalam

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2007 Kerala State Television Awards[18] Best Second Actress Veedu Won
2008 Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut Mulla
Best Actress - Malayalam Nominated
2009 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face of the Year (Female) Won
AMMA Awards Best Supporting Actress Puthiya Mukham

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meera Nandan celebrates her birthday in LA!". Sify. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "മീര എഴുതുകയാണ്". mangalamvarika.com. Oct 20, 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "മീരയ്ക്ക് പുതിയ മുഖം – articles,fashion – Mathrubhumi Eves". Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d admin on 1 (16 June 2012). "'I have not yet found true love' -Meera Nandan". Southscope.in. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Welcome to". Sify.com. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Sahadevan, Sajini V. (5 April 2008). "Scent of jasmine". Metro Plus Thiruvananthapuram. Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 10 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Meera Nandan signs Ayyanaar". Sify.com. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Tabitha Marion (29 June 2013). "Vivacious Meera Nandan". Fwdlife.in. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Meera Croons for Silence – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Meera Nandhaa to croon in 'Silence'". Deccan Chronicle. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Meera-Jayasurya to play a couple in Apothecary – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  12. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Malayalam/Movies/News/Meera-Nanda-to-romance-Asif-in-her-next/articleshow/40792686.cms
  13. ^ "Oviya, Meera Nandan to pair with Sarathkumar – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/ready-for-the-challenge/article6465696.ece
  15. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/devayaniinto-teacher-profession-malayalam-news-120313
  16. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/exclusive-birthday-special-meera-nandan-slams-rumours-quitting-acting-photos-615147
  17. ^ http://www.filmibeat.com/malayalam/news/2014/meera-nandan-turns-rj-in-real-life-165471.html
  18. ^ "'Daya' and 'Typewriter' bag State TV awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 November 2008. 

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