Meena Durairaj life and biography

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Meena Durairaj biography

Date of birth : 1973-09-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-30
Credited as : Bollywood actress, Thambikottai,

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Meena Durairaj known as Meena is a Tamil film and television actress. Meena debuted as a child artist in Tamil films and has later starred in films produced by various regional industries. She is one of the most established actresses in the southern Indian film industry.

She is one of the most established actresses in the southern Indian film industry. In addition to acting, Meena is also a top model, singer,dancer, TV host and occasional dubbing artiste.

Meena was born in Chennai as the daughter to a Tamil father Durairaj and a Malayali mother Raj Mallika. She was enrolled in Vidyodhya schools in Chennai. Because of her busy acting schedule she had to discontinue schooling in the 8th standard, later taking up private coaching and completing the 10th standard. She went on to get her MA in History from the University of Madras through the open university system in 2006. Meena is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer and speaks six languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and English.

Her mother has played a pivotal role in shaping her career and acted as her guide advisor. Meena has always credited her mother for standing behind her as pillar of strength. When Meena's make-up artist failed to turn up at a remote village in Kakinada during the shooting of Bobbili Simham in 1994, her co-star Roja Selvamani did her hairstyling, beginning their friendship. Other best friends are actress Sanghavi, Sridevi Vijaykumar,Maheswari and Devayani.

Meena married Vidyasager on July 12, 2009 at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh. Vidyasagar is a Bangalore-based Software Engineer. Meena gave birth to a daughter Nainika in 1 January 2011 at 11.30am in Chennai.

Meena's releases in 2009 were Mariyadhai with Vijayakanth and Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko with Sreenivasan.

She played the Telugu Saint Vengamamba in Tarigonda Vengamamba, directed by Uday Bhaskar.

In 2011, she played the role of Narain's sister in the movie named Thambikottai, in this movie Poonam Bajwa is the pair for Narain. Other actors in this movie include Prabhu and Vadivelu. Which is now running well in cinema's. Her role in this movie was very good and well accepted.

After marriage she paired with Ramesh Aravind in the film Hendtheera Darbar. The film was a remake of Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana which starred Nassar, Radhika, Goundamani, Senthil, Vadivelu and Kovai Sarala which was released 12 years ago and a super hit film directed by V Sekar. This movies are under shooting and soon to be released.


2009 : Mariyadhai ; Katha, Samvidhanam: Kunchacko ; Vengamamba ; Pattunool Unjal
2010 : Thambikottai ; Vidathey Pidi ; Hendtheera Darbar

Awards & Honours:

Kalaimamani (1998)

Kalai Selvam Award (South Indian Artiste Association)

TSR TV9 awards 2010

Special jury award - Tarikonda Venkamamba(2011)[25]

Ugadi Puraskar awards

Best Telugu Actress - Tarikonda Venkamamba (2009)[26]

Filmfare Awards South

Best Tamil Actress - Bharathi Kannamma (1997)
Best Tamil Actress - Ejamaan(1991)
Best Kannada Actress - Swathi Muthu (2003)


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