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Published on 17 Oct 2014 | over 3 years ago

The Lost Heroine : Meenakshi Seshadri

Meenakshi Seshadri is an Indian film actress and dancer who mainly appeared in Hindi films. Meenakshi has appeared in range of movies from comedy, drama, and action to romance. She won the Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17, the youngest woman to be crowned Miss India.
Sheshadri made her film debut in Painter Babu (1983) and received wider public recognition with the film Hero (1983), which was followed by a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s. She was noted for her performances in films, including Bewafai, Meri Jung (1985), Swati (film), Dacait (1987), Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), Shahenshah (1988), Mahaadev(1989), Jurm (1990), En Rathathin Rathame, Ghayal (1990), Damini (1993), Duet and Ghatak (1996) among others. Whereas she received immense critical acclaim for her films like Swati (1986), Dahleez (1986), Satyamev Jayate (1987 film), Awaargi (1990) and Damini (1993), the role that became her identity. She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses in the 1980s and 1990s, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing. She is often cited as one of the most beautiful actresses to have ever appeared in Indian cinema.
After the release of her film Ghatak, she left the film industry to raise her children, since then she has been out of the limelight and does not appear on television and films any more. She resides in the US, with her husband and children. However she has been partially active in the US where she runs her dance school "Cherish Dance School". Recently a documentary was also made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings, the documentary depicted the transitional lifestyle of dancer, actress to a homemaker.
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