Meera Jasmine

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Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine

Meera Jasmine (born Jasmine Mary Joseph on 15 February 1984) is an Indian actress from Kerala. She won India's National Film Award for Best Actress in 2004 for her role in 2003 Malayalam film Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilaapam. Meera Jasmine is the highest paid Malayalam actress

Early life

Born as Jasmine Mary Joseph to Joseph Philip and Aleyamma in Kuttappuzha, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India. She is a Syrian Christian by birth.She has two sisters and two brothers. She completed her schooling in Mar Thoma Residential School in Tiruvalla, before her entry into films.

Career

A chance meeting with Malayalam screenwriter Lohithadas gave way to her debut in Malayalam Cinema through the film Soothradharan in 2001.

Soothradharan did not do well at the box office. However, she continued to receive offers from Malayalam and Tamil film-makers, including the 2002 Tamil films Run and Bala.The success of Run made her a well-known star in Kollywood. She acted in a number of Tamil movies with popular actors, and then proceeded to work with director Mani Ratnam in the film Aayitha Ezhuthu.She entered Telugu cinema in 2004 with Ammayi Bagundi and Gudumba Shankar. She also entered Kannada cinema in 2004 with the film Mourya, in which she co-starred with Puneet Rajkumar. Her latest Kannada film, Arrasu, was also a success.

After making her entry into all four South Indian languages, she has acted concurrently in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. Her successful films include Achuvinte Amma (Malayalam), Bhadra (Telugu) and Rasatantram (Malayalam),Vinodayathra(Malayalam),Araasu(Kannada). Her 2005 Tamil film Sandakozhi completed 200 days at the box office.

Personal life

Despite being a Christian by birth, Meera Jasmine is known for visiting Hindu temples.She is a self-confessed fan of Tamil cinema's composer Ilayaraaja. She currently lives in Panampilly Nagar in Kochi.

Awards
YEAR AWARD MOVIE
2002 Filmfare Award For Best Female Debut Actress Run
2002 Dinakaran Award For Best Female Debut Actress Run
2003 Lux - Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Kasthoorimann
2003 Kaveri-Film CriticsAward Padam Onnu: Oru Vilaapam
2004 Filmfare Award for Best Actress Padam Onnu: Oru Vilaapam
2004 Mathrubhumi - Medimix Award for Best Actress Padam Onnu: Oru Vilapam
2004 KFCA Award[Kerala Film Critics Association Awards] Padam Onnu: Oru Vilapam
2004 Jeeva - Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Padam Onnu: Oru Vilaapam
2004 State Film Award for the Best Actress Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam
2004 National Film Award for Best Actress Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam
2005 Vanitha-Chandrika Film Award For Best Actress Perumazhakalam
2005 Lux - Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Achuvinte Amma
2005 53rd Filmfare Award for Best Actress Achuvinte Amma
Filmography

Tamil

  • 2007 Kathi Kappal
  • 2007 Nepali
  • 2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
  • 2007 Thirumagan
  • 2006 Mercury Pookkal
  • 2005 Sandakozhi
  • 2005 Kasthuri Maan
  • 2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu
  • 2004 Joot
  • 2003 Anjaneya
  • 2003 Pudhiya Geethai
  • 2002 Bala
  • 2002 Run

Malayalam

  • 2007 Calcutta News
  • 2007 Ore Kadal
  • 2007 Vinodayathra
  • 2007 Rathri Mazha
  • 2006 Rasathanthram
  • 2005 Achuvinte Amma
  • 2004 Perumazhakkalam
  • 2003 Chakram
  • 2003 Padam Onnu Oru Vilapam
  • 2003 Swapnakoodu
  • 2003 Kasthoorimaan
  • 2003 Gramaphone
  • 2001 Soothradharan

Telugu

  • 2009 A Aa E Ee
  • 2009 Aakasa Ramanna
  • 2008 Gorintaku
  • 2007 Yamagola Malli Modalayindi
  • 2006 Maharadhi
  • 2006 Raraju
  • 2005 Bhadra
  • 2004 Gudumba Shankar
  • 2004 Ammayi Bagundi

Kannada

  • 2006 Arasu
  • 2004 Maurya
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