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Meenakshi Seshadri (born November 16, 1963) is an Indian film actress and dancer. She won the Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17, the youngest woman to be crowned Miss India.Meenakshi Seshadri was born in Sindri, Jharkhand. She is trained in four Indian classical dance forms: Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Odissi. She studied dance under Vempati Chinna Satyam and Jaya Rama RaoMeenakshi Seshadri, born as Shashikala Seshadri, made her debut in Painter Babu , Telugu/Hindi bilingual film (1982) opposite Rajiv Goswami, Brother of Manoj Kumar. She shot to fame with the mega hit film Hero (1983) directed by Subhash Ghai. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award for her role in the film Damini. She acted in her last film Ghatak in (1997). Meenakshi appeared in a number of films like Awara Baap alongside Madhuri Dixit and Rajesh Khanna, Bewafai alongside Rajnikant and Rajesh Khanna, Meri Jung opposite Anil Kapoor, Inaam Dus Hazaar opposite Sanjay Dutt, Shahenshah opposite Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay opposite Anil Kapoor. Meenakshi Sheshadri had the privilege of working with the best Bollywood banners as well as distinguished actors.
Known for her angelic beauty and impeccable dance performances, Meenakshi is among the few actresses who did not stereotype their on screen image. Her magnetism would bring liveliness to every film she worked in. Although she was appreciated for all her films, her high came when she was paired opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in 1988's Shahenshah. The film, though considered then as a flop, was a money-spinner and is said to have made more money than any other blockbuster film. Her groundbreaking performance was in Damini released in 1993. Directed by famed filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi, it also starred Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Tinu Anand, and Paresh Rawal. The film was based on the sensitive subject of injustice towards a rape victim. Damini became a mega-success and received a number of awards including the coveted National Film Award. Meenakshi won accolades for her versatility and display of varied sets of emotions on screen.
In the 1993, she appeared in Aadmi Khilona Hai opposite Govinda. Meenakshi played the female lead in 1996 blockbuster Ghatak opposite Sunny Deol. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, it was her last film.She retired from cinema after marrying investment banker Harish Mysore. She had a civil wedding, a registered shaadi, in New York. The couple have two children, daughter Kendra and son Josh. Meenakshi lives in Plano, Texas, with a daughter, Kendra and a son, Josh. There, she teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi. She performs with her students at charity events and fundraisers. A philanthropist, Meenakshi and her disciples performed at the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) convention in California.Alia was born in Mumbai to Bollywood personalities Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan. Her father Mahesh Bhatt is a director, producer, and screenwriter while her mother Soni Razdan is a film actress and director. She has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her cousins and producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle.Alia has completed high-school from Jamnabai Narsee School IB in May 2011.Her performance were appreciated with film critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama stating, "Alia's role is reminiscent of Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham . Stylish, classy, born with a silver spoon, she's someone who loves to flaunt not just her clothes and bags, but also her riches. Extremely photogenic , Alia makes a super-confident debut. In fact, all three, Siddharth, Varun and Alia, are here to stay!". film critic Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN wrote, "Alia Bhatt is cute as the clueless Shanaya, if a little raw". film critic Komal Nahta commented, " Alia Bhatt ends up with a very dumb-blonde role who has to do standard ramp poses for the camera but she performs ably". Raedita Tandan from Filmfare wrote, "Among the performances, Sidharth, Varun and Alia do their best not to seem like newcomers and they emerge triumphant. And Alia definitely has what it takes to be a star. The three make confident debuts". film critic Anupama Chopra form Hindustan Times commented, "The leading lady, Shanaya, played by Alia Bhatt, carries Hermes bags. She's like Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham but without the killer attitude. Shanaya is substituting her lack of family ties with designer labels. The boys are also given simplistic backstories to explain why they are the way there are".Bhatt's first movie role was as a child artist when with Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta where she played the younger Zinta.
In 2012, Bhatt made her debut in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year along with Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.Alia was born in Mumbai to Bollywood personalities Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan. Her father Mahesh Bhatt is a director, producer, and screenwriter while her mother Soni Razdan is a film actress and director. She has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her cousins and producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle.Alia has completed high-school from Jamnabai Narsee School IB in May 2011.