29 January 1982
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Meera Vasudev|
|Spouse(s)||Vishal Agarwal(2005-2010),Anish John Kokken(2012-Present)|
Meera Vasudevan (born 29 January 1982) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu-language films. She received a Kerala state television award for best actress in 2007
Meera was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Tamil family as the eldest daughter to Vasudevan and Hemalatha. She has one younger sister Ashwini, who shot to fame as a child artist for Jaanam Samjha Karo a Salman Khan starrer. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Arts, Psychology and English literature, she became a successful model, appearing in many ad films, shooting into fame. The ICC setmax campaign was her call to success and marked her entry into acting.
Her entry into the film industry happened through the 2003 Hindi satirical film Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula alongside Milind Soman. After about 500 failed screentests, the Setmax ad shot by Prahlad Kakkar won the best ad campaign of the year, and was noticed by the director Parvati Balagopalan's mother and got her a screentest for Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, for which she was nominated for best upcoming actress by Screen Awards and Sansui – PNC Awards. Her Telugu film Golmaal, however, released first. The same year she made her film debut in the Tamil film industry as well, appearing in Samuthirakani's directorial debut Unnai Saranadainthen, in which she shared screen space with Venkat Prabhu and S. P. B. Charan. Her portrayal of Bobby, an adamant village girl, in the film, was appreciated by critics and earned her the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress.
After unsuccessful films like Anjali I Love You in Telugu and Arivumani in Tamil, she stepped into the Malayalam film industry in 2005 with the Blessy-directed Thanmathra alongside Malayalam actor Mohanlal. Her performance as Lekha Ramesan, a housewife and mother of two children, received positive reviews and she received the Best Female New Face Award at the 2005 Ujala-Asianet Awards.
In 2006, she again starred in a Hindi film, Jaadu Sa Chal Gayaa, after 3 years, following which she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Jerry as a police inspector and the Malayalam drama film Oruvan, in which she again enacted the role of a housewife. Meera next starred in a number of Malayalam-language films, which include Ekantham, Valmeekam and Khaki and two Hindi-language films, Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii and Thodi Life Thoda Magic in 2007
In 2009, she had three releases, the Malayalam-language films Orkkuka Vallappozhum, Decent Parties and Vairam: Fight For Justice, in which she portrayed a Malayali housewife, whose daughter gets molested and killed. The fourth release was Aattanayagan, co-starring Sakthi Vasu and Remya Nambeeshan. Projects she is currently working on includeThasaiyinai Thee Sudinum, a period drama set in the 1940s.
Meera married Vishal Agarwal, son of cinematographer Ashok Kumar in 2005. They divorced in July 2010. In 2012, she married Malayalam actor Anish John Kokken with whom she has a son. The pair separated in 2016.
|Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula||Radha||Hindi|
|Unnai Saranadainthen||Bobby||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress|
|2004||Anjali I Love You||Telugu|
|Thanmathra||Lekha Ramesan||Malayalam||Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year|
|2006||Jaadu Sa Chal Gayaa||Nandini||Hindi|
|Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii||Malini||Hindi|
|2008||Thodi Life Thoda Magic||Naina||Hindi|
|Kathi Kappal||Saaral Parivallal||Tamil|
|Decent Parties||Sreeja Sudheendran||Malayalam|
|Vairam: Fight For Justice||Devi Sivarajan||Malayalam|
|2017||Chakkara Maavin Kombathu||Dr.Lucy||Malayalam|
|Thasaiyinai Thee Sudinum||Tamil||Filming|
- Television serials
|2007||Kanalpoovu||Malayalam||Jeevan TV||Won, Kerala State TV Award For Best Actress|
Commercials and other appearances
Commercials appeared in from 2003 till present date
- videocon internet TV with shahrukh khan by UTV, Deven Khote
- Fair &Lovely by Nirvana films, prakash varma
- Kenstar by Red ice prodn, E.Niwas
- Knorr soup by mindscreen, Rajiv menon
- ICC World Cup Cricket Rangoli by genesis prodns, Prahlad Kakkar
- Reliance R-World with Virendra Sehwag by Apocalypse films; Pradeep Sarcar
- Coke with Vikram by mindscreen, Rajiv menon
- Fair & Lovely Talc by UTV, Deven Khote
- Chennai Silks by J.D & Jerry
- surf excel by VKP, Trends
- Alpenliebe by Keroscene films
- Pears junior by Black Magic prodns
- Pilsbury '2010 feb (now on air) by Narayan,for Fingerprint films
- Hosting Discovery travel and living, Indian rendezvous with chennai as the celebrity anchor for Discovery Channel