Meenakshi Sheshadri


Meenakshi Seshadri - Ms. India '80 - was born on 13 Nov. A dancer by profession, Meenakshi, after she won the prestigeous "Ms. India" competition, decided to make it big in the Bollywood and was quite impressive acting in different kind of roles with all the actors of her time before she faded as quickly after her tryst with marraige to Mr. Harish Mysore causing another damage to the Film Industry which has been pretty well habituated to losing a few female artists to wedding, of course.

Meenakshi had a classy touch in her action on screen. So flamboyant on and off the screen, she seemed to have enjoyed every moment during her career in Bollywood the she has no regrets at all for quitting the Film Industry that had given her joys of life.

Her first Bollywood film was the romantic Painter Babu (1983). next film gave her a real taste of success: Hero (1983). She played Radha, a girl kidnapped by a group of men, including Jackie Shroff. Her na?ve character and innocence only added charm to her fresh and youthful looks. Meri Jung (1985) is another Subhash Ghai film, in which she played Anil Kapoor?s love interest. In Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi (1988) she played Jamuna, the female lead, with Amitabh Bachchan. In the same year she worked with Amitabh in another film: Shahenshah (1988). The film was a huge hit. 1988 was a good year for Meenakshi. She played Sapna in Yash Chopra?s Vijay (1988), also starring Rajesh Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Hema Malini. She played the female lead in the love story Gharana (1989). She made her presence felt in the action film Joshilaay (1989). In Toofan (1989) she played Radha once more; the film had Amitabh in double role- 2 brothers separated at birth. Meenakshi played the lover of one of the brothers, and Amrita Singh was the other one. In the family drama Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990) she played the stubborn feminist Seema, opposite Anil Kapoor. In the critically acclaimed Ghayal (1990) she played a journalist, Varsha Bharti, in love with Sunny Deol, who is wrongly accused of his brother?s murder.

Meenakshi then played the role of her lifetime in Rajkumar Santoshi?s Damini (1993). As Damini she essayed not just a strong character, but one of the strongest characters that Bollywood has seen. In 1996 she worked in another Rajkumar Santoshi film, Ghatak. This film has been touted to be her last one. Do Rahain (1997), as per some sources, is actually her last movie. There isn?t any information on this one.

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