29 January 1982
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Meera Vasudev|
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 as a child artiste for Jaanam Samjha Karo a Salman Khan starrer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English literature, she became a successful model, appearing in many ad films, shooting into fame. The ICC setmax campaign was her calling to success and fame 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 superstar Mohanlal. Her performance as Lekha Ramesan, a housewife and mother of two children, received rave reviews and fetched her 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 periodic film set in the 1940s.
She is still doing ads in bombay and in the south.She will be seen in more movies shortly.
Meera married Vishal Agarwal, son of cinematographer Ashok Kumar in 2005. They divorced in July 2010.Later she married Malayalam actor Anish John Kokken in May 2012.They have a son born on 2014
|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|
|Kanalpoovu||Malayalam||TV series-Kerala State TV Award For Best Actress|
|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|
|2013||Thasaiyinai Thee Sudinum||Tamil||Filming|
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