Meghna Naidu is an Indian actress and dancer
Meghna Naidu is an Indian actress and dancer. Meghna Naidu is an Indian actress, model and dancer. In 1999, she made her acting debut with Telugu movie Prema Sakshi. She has gained huge popularity with UMI10's music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" in 2000. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie Hawas in 2004 and she has also worked in tv serials. She was last seen in Zee tv's popular show Jodha Akbar. She played the role of Benazir in that show. According to sources, she will soon be seen in Colors's show 'Sasural Simar Ka' as Patalika Devi. Meghna Naidu was born on September 19, 1978 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. She grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra and studied at Bhavan's College in Andheri, Mumbai. She is also a classical bharatanatyam dancer. In 2000, she has worked in a music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" which became a grand success. Later, She has done many stage performances in and outside India. Meghna Naidu is all set to make her entry on Color's show 'Sasural Simar Ka'. As per the sources, She will play the role of Patalika Devi. About her role she said, "Sasural Simar Ka is not only the most popular show in this country but is also one of the stepping stones of my career into the fiction space. I like projecting negative shades and believe all the vamps in 'Sasural Simar Ka' have been loved the most." Meghna started her career at the age of 18 when she met a model co-ordinator at the wedding of her cousin in Chennai. He called her for a screen test for a feature film. Later, she got a role in the Telugu film Prema Sakshi, after thaat she appeared in one more Telugu and two Kannada films. In 2000, she appeared in UMI10's music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman", directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. In 2004, she made her Bollywood debut with the B-grade film Hawas. She has acted in many Telgu, Tamil, Hindhi and Kannada films. She has also worked in the television shows like Fear Factor, Dancing Queen and Jodha Akbar. Meghna Naidu was born to Ethiraj and Purnima Naidu. Her father was a tennis coach and also worked for Air India and her mother was a school teacher. She has one younger sister named Sona. Meghna is very close to her sister. According to the sources, Meghna Naidu was in a relationship with Kushal Punjabi but the couple broke-off. Kushal is now dating a foreigner girl and Meghna is very much single. About her marriage plans she said, "What's the hurry yaar? I want to enjoy life and work a lot for the time being." Although she debuted in movies in Southern India in the Tamil language, she made her Bollywood presence in 'Hawas' during the year 2004. Since then she has acted in 11 more movies. As of September, 2007, she is also slated to act in Telugu and Malyalam language movies, including one titled 'Chandrika', and hopes to shed off her glamorized image in Ashok Nanda's movie titled 'Riwaaz'.
She has one younger sister, Sona. She told that she requested her mother to quit her job and accompany her to shooting locations, after her sister who used to travel with her got a job abroad.She grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and considers herself "more of a Mumbaiite".She studied at Bhavan's College, Andheri, Mumbai, and graduated with a B.Com degree. She learned classical bharatanatyam dance for seven years. She stated that she also was coaching tennis in the US for four years.
At the age of 18, she met a model co-ordinator at the wedding of her cousin in Chennai, who called her for a screen test for a feature film.She secured a role in the Telugu film Prema Sakshi (1999), following which she appeared in one more Telugu and two Kannada films. She then appeared in UMI10's music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman", directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, which she says happened by accident.She was accompanying her friend to the audition for the video, when she was approached by the team. She was asked to send in her photographs and within few days, she was selected for the video. "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" became a grand success and gained her recognition. She subsequently went on to do many stage performances in and outside of India.
She made her Bollywood debut with the B-grade film Hawas (2004), which dealt with extramarital affair. It was followed by lead roles in Classic Dance of Love (2005), which featured her as a dancer, and Rain: The Terror Within... (2005)
in which she played a blind author. In Mashooka, she played a character with negative shades. In her latter career, she mostly made special appearances in item numbers in South Indian films.
She also participated in the television shows Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi and Dancing Queen.She played the role of Benazir in Jodha Akbar.
Naidu has been in a relationship with tennis player Luis Miguel Reis since 2011
Publish Date June 7 2016