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Meera Jasmine Biography

Meera Jasmine is a national award-winning Indian film actress who appears in various regional Indian movies. Meera Jasmine was born on February 15, 1984, in Kuttappuzha, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, in Kerala.

Born as Jasmine Mary Joseph to Joseph and Aleyamma, a Marthomite by birth, she completed her schooling in Mar Thomas Residential School, Thiruvalla.

Malayalam


Meera made her debut in the Malayalam film Soothradharan in 2001 directed by Lohithadas opposite Dileep. Though the film flopped, she received offers from other languages. She has starred in over a dozen Malayalam films. Her second film was directed by ace director Kamal, alongside Navya Nair, opposite Dileep.

Tamil


Meera's Tamil film entry made her a well-known star in the South. The success of Tamil films Run and Bala in 2002 gave her the chance to work with popular actors of the Tamil industry. She won the Filmfare Best Female debut actress award for Run. The success of the films led her to work with famed directors like Mani Ratnam in Aayudha Ezhuthu and SS Stanley in Mercury Pookkal.

Meera has acted in more than ten Tamil films. Her Tamil film, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram, with Dhanush as her male lead, was a colossal flop. Her film Nepali, where she was the love interest of Bharath, also bombed badly.

Telugu And Kannada


Meera Jasmine became famous in Telugu film industry with her first film (dubbed from Tamil) "Run". She has not only showed her presence in the Telugu films in 2004 with Ammayi Bagundi and Gudumba Shankar but also entered Kannada cinema by co-starring with Puneet Rajkumar in Maurya. Her Kannada film Arasu was also a hit.

Meera's biggest Telugu hit was Bhadra with Ravi Teja in the main lead. Her other Telugu films are Raraju, Maharadhi, Yamagola Malli Modalaindi, Gorintaku and upcoming film Maa Aayana Chantipilladu, in which she was paired for the second time with Sivaji.

Controversy

She offered prayers and bowed to the Lord at Raja Rajeshwara temple at Taliparamba in Kerala where the entry of non-Hindus is prohibited. This led to a controversy and sparked off a protest by the Hindu devotees. Later, she paid Rs. 10,000 as penalty to the temple authorities.
 

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