Meera Vasudevan

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In this Indian name, the name Vasudevan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Meera.
Meera Vasudevan
Born Meera Vasudevan
(1982-01-29) 29 January 1982 (age 35)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Meera Vasudev
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Children Vish
Parent(s) Vasudevan, Hemalatha

Biography[edit]

Meera Vasudevan (born 29 January 1982) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu-language films.[1]

Early Life[edit]

Meera was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Tamil family as the eldest daughter to Vasudevan and Hemalatha.[2] She has one younger sister Ashwini,[3] who shot as a child artiste for Jaanam Samjha Karo a Salman Khan starrer.[4] After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English literature, she became a successful model, appearing in many ad films,[5] shooting into fame.[2] The ICC setmax campaign was her calling to success and fame and marked her entry into acting.

Career[edit]

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,[4] for which she was nominated for best upcoming actress by Screen Awards and Sansui – PNC Awards. Her Telugu film Golmaal,[5] 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,[6] was appreciated by critics and earned her the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress.[7][8]

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,[9] received rave reviews and fetched her the Best Female New Face Award at the 2005 Ujala-Asianet Awards.[5]

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[10][11][12]

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.[13] 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.[14]

She is still doing ads in bombay and in the south.She will be seen in more movies shortly.

Personal Life[edit]

Meera married Vishal Agarwal, son of cinematographer Ashok Kumar in 2005.[15] They divorced in July 2010.[16][17]Later she married Malayalam actor Anish John Kokken in May 2012.They have a son born on 2014[18]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Golmaal Meenakshi Narahari Telugu
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
2005 Arivumani Tamil
Thanmathra Lekha Ramesan Malayalam Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year
2006 Jaadu Sa Chal Gayaa Nandini Hindi
Jerry Jeeva Tamil
Penn Tamil TV series
Oruvan Jaya Bharathan Malayalam
2007 Ekantham Dr. Sophie Malayalam
Valmeekam Krishnapriya Malayalam
Kanalpoovu Malayalam TV series-Kerala State TV Award For Best Actress
Kaakki Sethulakshmi Ramakrishnan Malayalam
Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii Malini Hindi
2008 Thodi Life Thoda Magic Naina Hindi
Kathi Kappal Saaral Parivallal Tamil
Pachamarathanalil Sneha's mother Malayalam
Gulmohar Chithra Malayalam
2009 Orkkuka Vallappozhum Malayalam
Decent Parties Sreeja Sudheendran Malayalam
Vairam: Fight For Justice Devi Sivarajan Malayalam
Aattanayagan Indra Tamil
2012 Kochi Savithri Malayalam
916 Chandrika Malayalam
2013 Thasaiyinai Thee Sudinum Tamil Filming
2016 Sahapadi 1975 Malayalam

Commercials and other appearances[edit]

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

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