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Who is Meena?

Meena Durairaj (born 16 September 1976), known professionally as Meena, is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the South Indian film industry as well as Bollywood.

She debuted as a child artist in the Tamil film Nenjangal in 1982 and later appeared in films produced by various regional industries. Her career spans over three decades and has paired opposite mainstream stars in South Indian cinema.

South star Meena’s husband Vidyasagar dies of lung ailment

South star Meena’s husband Vidyasagar dies of lung ailment
South star Meena’s husband Vidyasagar dies of lung ailment

The southern film industry woke up to devastating news on Wednesday. Popular actress Meena’s husband Vidyasagar passed away due to a lung-related ailment.

According to reports, Vidyasagar was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai. Following his death, several Southern celebrities such as superstar Rajinikanth, Sarath Kumar, Khushbu Sundar, and Venkatesh Daggubati expressed condolences. Apart from the noted stars, several filmmakers and technicians were seen visiting Meena.

Meena, who is widely known across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada industries, married the Bengaluru-based businessman in 2009. Vidyasagar is survived by his wife Meena and their daughter Nainika.

Meena Biography, Wiki

Meena (Meena Durairaj) is a south Indian film Actress, Tv-Shows Judge, and Singer from Chennai who works in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films. She made her debut in 1982 with Tamil film Nenjangal as a child artist.

She is one of the few actresses who have been successful in South Indian cinema. Meena was also a playback singer, TV judge, and occasional dubbing artist. She won two Filmfare Awards South, four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actress, two Nandi Awards for Best Actress, and five Cinema Express Awards.

She has acted in more than 250 movies and she was last seen in Telugu Film Drushyam 2. Her latest movies are Rowdy Baby and Bro Daddy.

Meena’s age is 44 years old, her height is 5 ft 7 inches tall and her weight is 72 Kg. Her body measurements like bust size or bra size, waist size, her hip size are 36-32-38 inches. Her bra size is 36B, her waist is 32 inches, and her hip size is 38 inches.

Meena Biography Wikipedia
Meena
About Meena
NameMeena
Nick NameMeena
ProfessionActress and Playback Singer
NationalityIndian
First FilmNenjangal
Physical Stats
Height (Aprox.)168 cm
Weight (Aprox.)60 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 September 1976
Age (as of 2020)44
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamilnadu
Home Town/StateChennai, Tamilnadu
SchoolVidyodaya School
CollegeUniversity of Madras
Educational QualificationM A in History
Father NameDurairaj
Mother NameMallika
Brother(s)N/A
Sister(s)N/A
ReligionHindu
HobbiesDancing
Marital StatusMarried
AffairsNot Known
Husband/SpouseVidyasagar
Children1

Meena Career

Meena started her career as a child artist in the film Nenjangal in 1982 when she was 5 years old featuring Dr Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role. She later became a heroine in 1990 at the age of 13 in the film Oru Pudhiya Kathai. Before that, she did a short role in the film Karthavyam which was dubbed as Vijayshanthi IPS in the same year.

Meena was still very young at that time she was doing child roles. Her mother Rajamallika brought her to A.M.Ratnam’s office for an offer. Even though she looked chubby, they felt she fitted the bill.

She has acted with Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi and later became a star in her own right. She had hits with films like Muthu, Ejaman, Veera , Avvai Shanmughi and Mutamestri.

Following the release of her movies with Rajinikanth in Japan and their commercial success, Meena’s popularity rose in Japan. She has acted in almost all the south Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada opposite almost all the leading actors.

She was in the film industry as the top heroine in Telugu and Tamil for almost one and a half decades successfully from the early 1990s. She often portrayed characters with unidimensional personality with no negativity or grey shades. She was known to restrict glamourous roles though she has acted in a few like Maaman Magal in Tamil opposite Sathyaraj and Muta Mestri in Telugu opposite Chiranjeevi.

In the Kannada remake of Autograph, she essayed Sneha’s role of Divya. Meena was a judge for a dancing competition ‘Mastana Mastana Season 1’ in Sun TV. She also starred as the lead actress in the Sun TV serial Lakshmi.

Rajinikanth’s Kuselan (Kathanayukudu in Telugu) got a lukewarm response from Rajini’s diehard fans and critics. Meena, who acted in the film in a significant role opposite Pasupathy, has said that she was not happy with the way the Kuselan team treated her.

She is an only child to her parents. She did her schooling till 8th std from Vidyodhya Schools in Chennai. Busy with her acting schedules she had to discontinue schooling in the 8th grade, later taking up private coaching and completed her 10th grade. She went on to get her MA in History from the University of Madras through open university system 2006.

Meena acted as a married woman in a 1990 DD TV Serial (Anbulla Amma) with famous Tamil actresses.

When the make up artist failed to turn up at a remote village in Kakinada during the movie shoot of “Bobbili Simham” in 1994, it is known that Roja Selvamani did Meena’s hairstyles for those two days for a song involving Meena and was much appreciated by Meena herself.

Roja Selvamani and Meena are best friends. Her another close friend is actress Maheswari. Roja and Meena, in their younger age, resembled each other so much. Infact, Meena has acted as Roja’s younger sister atleast in 5 or 6 movies in Telugu.

Meena FAQ’s

Who is Meena?

Meena Durairaj (born 16 September 1976), known professionally as Meena, is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the South Indian film industry as well as Bollywood.

How old is Meena?

Meena is currently 45 years old.

What happened to Meena’s husband?

The southern film industry woke up to devastating news on Wednesday. Popular actress Meena’s husband Vidyasagar passed away due to a lung-related ailment.

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