|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Education||She was enrolled in Vidyodhya schools in Chennai later taking up private co|
|Parents||Durairaj, Raj Mallika|
|Favourite Cuisine||Indian Cuisine South Indian|
|Favourite Color||Yellow, White|
Meena Durairaj, mononymously known as Meena (born on 16 September 1975), is a South Indian film and television actress. Meena debuted as a child artist in Telugu and Tamil films and later starred in films as a lead heroine in all the four southern film industries. She is one of the most established actresses in the South 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 Vidyasagar on July 12, 2009 at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh. Vidyasagar is a Bangalore-based Software Engineer. Meena gave birth to a daughter Nainika on 1 January 2011 at 11.30am in Chennai.
Udaya Bhaskar is making a film titled as Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam. Meena is playing the Goddess' role in the film which also stars Suhasini, Priyahassan, Suman, Saikiran, Kannada Sridhar, Raghunatha Reddy and others. Meena is playing the lead role in this Telugu devotional film. This marks her re-entry to films after a long period. After being a mother, we will get to see the sizzling Meena in this one. There are many graphic-significant episodes. The film has music by Arjun Sharma. Cinematography is by Raman Ji. Directed by Uday Baskar. The film is said to be released around in mid-august.
Meena, all time favorite actress of actor vijay was rumored to have been roped into a movie name " Sattam our iruttarai" which was a remake of the movie under the same name by his father and director, S.A.Chandrasekhar. The movie is said to be produced by Actor's Vijay new launched production house, Ghilli Productions. But since Meena refused the offer, Reema Sen was finalized to play the role of a Police Office in this film and the sister to the hero.
Actress Meena who had taken a temporary break from acting, will be facing the arc lights once again. Sources say,The actress will soon be seen sharing space with actor Prakash Raj,in an ad film. It seems she has agreed to star in an ad film, and she is currently shooting near Kovalam with Prakash Raj. The commercial is being directed by producer Siva.. Meanwhile Meena is currently in a Telugu film, Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam.