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.

 

Movies Done By Meenakshi Seshadri

  • 1983 Painter Babu Rajiv Goswami
  • 1983 Hero Jackie Shroff
  • 1984 Love Marriage Anil Kapoor
  • 1985 Hoshiyar Jeetendra
  • 1985 Mera Jawab Jackie Shroff
  • 1985 Aandhi-Toofan Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1985 Mahaguru Rajinikanth
  • 1985 Bewafai Rajesh Khanna
  • 1985 Maha Shaktimaan-3D Raj Babbar
  • 1985 Mera Ghar Mere Bachche Raj Babbar
  • 1985 Paisa Yeh Paisa Jackie Shroff
  • 1985 Meri Jung Anil Kapoor
  • 1985 Lover Boy Anil Kapoor
  • 1985 Awara Baap Rajesh Khanna
  • 1986 Ricky Kunal Goswami
  • 1986 Main Balwaan Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1986 Maa Beti Karan Shah
  • 1986 Dahleez Jackie Shroff, Raj Babbar
  • 1986 Pahuche Hue Log None Guest appearance
  • 1986 Allah Rakha Jackie Shroff
  • 1986 Dilwaala Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1986 Swati Akbar Khan
  • 1987 Satyamev Jayate Vinod Khanna
  • 1987 Dacait Sunny Deol
  • 1987 Inaam Dus Hazaar Sanjay Dutt
  • 1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Raj Babbar
  • 1987 Parivaar Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1988 Main Tere Liye Sunil Anand
  • 1988 Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani Raj Babbar
  • 1988 Bees Saal Baad Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1988 Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1988 Inteqam Sunny Deol
  • 1988 Vijay Anil Kapoor
  • 1988 Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan
  • 1989 Aag Se Khelenge Anil Kapoor
  • 1989  Toofan Amitabh Bachchan
  • 1989  Bade Ghar Ki Beti Rishi Kapoor
  • 1989  Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá Jackie Shroff
  • 1989  Joshilaay Anil Kapoor
  • 1989  Gharana Rishi Kapoor
  • 1989 En Rathathin Rathame Bhagyaraj Tamil film; Remake of Mr.India
  • 1989  Mahadev Vinod Khanna
  • 1989  Mohabat Ka Paigham Raj Babbar, Aditya Pancholi
  • 1989  Nache Nagin Gali Gali Nitin Bharadwaj
  • 1990 Amba Anil Kapoor
  • 1990 Jurm Vinod Khanna Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1990 Ghayal Sunny Deol
  • 1990 Awaargi Anil Kapoor, Govinda
  • 1990 Ghar Ho To Aisa Anil Kapoor
  • 1990 Pyar Ka Karz Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1990 Shandaar Mithun Chakraborty
  • 1991 Akayla Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff
  • 1991 Brahmarishi Vishwamitra Nandamuri Balakrishna Telugu film
  • 1992 Aapadbandhavudu Chiranjeevi Telugu film
  • 1992 Humshakal Vinod Khanna
  • 1992 Police Aur Mujrim Vinod Khanna
  • 1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj Chiranjeevi
  • 1992 Humlaa Anil Kapoor
  • 1992 Yeh Raat Phir Na Ayegi Jeetendra
  • 1992 Kalinga Newcomer Unreleased (Director Dilip Kumar)
  • 1993 Sadhna Rishi Kapoor
  • 1993 Badi Behen Raj Babbar
  • 1993 Aadmi Khilona Hai Govinda
  • 1993 Ghar Parivar Rishi Kapoor
  • 1993 Kshatriya Vinod Khanna
  • 1993 Damini Rishi Kapoor Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1993 Teri Payal Mere Geeth Govinda
  • 1994 Duet Ramesh Arvind, Prabhu ganeshan Tamil film
  • 1996 Ghatak: Lethal Sunny Deol
  • 1996 Swami Vivekananda Sarvadaman Bannerjee Young woman who desires to marry Narendranath Datta
  • 2016 Ghayal Once Again Sunny Deol Flashback

 

Television Series Done By Meenakshi Seshadri

  • 1999 Movers & Shakers Herself Last talk show appearance, Interviewed by Shekhar Suman
  • 1999 Star Yaar Kalakaar Herself TV reality show, Hosted by Farida Jalal

 

Documentary Done By Meenakshi Seshadri

  • 1992 World of Film: India Herself Appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and Mira Nair
  • 2006 Meenakshi Accept Her Wings Herself Directed by Margret Stephens
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