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Meena is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the South Indian film industry. Meena debuted as a child artist in the Tamil film Nenjangal in 1982 and has later appeared in films produced by various regional industries. Meena's career spans over three decades and has paired opposite mainstream stars in South India cinema.She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and several Hindi films. She was one of the leading actresses of Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu cinema in the 90s. In addition to acting, Meena is also a playback singer, TV judge, and occasional dubbing artiste. She has won several Awards including South Filmfare Awards, Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Nandi Award, Cinema Express Awards and Kalaimamani Award.
Meena was born and brought up in Chennai (then Madras), Tamil Nadu. Her mother is from Kannur district of Kerala while her father is from Andhra. Meena completed her eighth standard from Vidyodhaya School in Chennai. Her early entry into filmdom forced her to discontinue her education before matriculation. However, she passed her 10th standard with private coaching and earned a Master's in History from Madras University through the open university system in 2006. Meena is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer and speaks six languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English.
Meena's birthdate has been reported inconsistently by the media. While some reported it as 16 September 1974, others stated it to be 16 September 1976.
Meena has been a playback singer for some albums with actor Manoj. Meena has composed music and sung and recorded two pop albums, 16 Vayathinile, and Kadhalism, which she began recording in 2001 with actor Vikram. Meena has been a playback singer in the music of D. Imman in the movie sena and the song is "indru intha kalayil en nenjil echo aachu", a super hit song.
Meena married Vidyasagar, a Bangalore-based software engineer, on 12 July 2009 at Arya Vysya Samaj Kalyana Mandapam. The couple later visited Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh. The couple came back to Chennai to hold a reception at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, in which all leading southern Indian actors participated. The couple has a daughter Nainika who made her acting debut at the age of 5 in the film Theri (2016).