Meghana Raj

Meghana Raj

Meghana Raj (1990-0) is a Kannada Actress, Singer known for the movies Lakshmana(2016), Bhujanga(2016), Allama(2017)

Other NamesMeghana Sunder Raj
Date Of Birth3 May 1990
Age27 years 5 months 13 days
Place Of BirthBangalore, Karnataka
Fathersunder raj
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Wiki Pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghana_Raj
Alma MaterChrist University, Bangalore
MotherPramila Joshai
Twitter Profilehttps://twitter.com/meghanasraj
Facebook Profilehttps://www.facebook.com/meghanasunderraj/
Instagram Profilehttps://www.instagram.com/megsraj/
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack
Shoe Size8 US
Weight60 kg
Contact (Email)Meghanarajfans@gmail.com
Debut MoviesKrishnaleelai(filmed) , Bendu Apparao R.M.P(released)

Biography

Meghana Raj is an Indian actress who works extensively in South Indian movies, Kannada & Malayalam in particular.

Childhood, Family & Personal Life

Meghana Raj childhood
Meghana Raj childhood

Meghana Raj was born on Thursday, 3 May 1990 in Bangalore, Karnataka to Sundar Raj (Father) a veteran Kannada actor with Tamil ancestry & Pramila Joshai (Mother) a well known actress in Kannada films. Meghana is the only child of her parents.

Sundar Raj has acted in more than 190 movies with roles varying from hero, villain, comic, supporting actor, friend & parent. Pramila Joshai has acted in more than 120 movies, she had been a lead actress for a while, then took supporting characters.

Meghana Raj with Parents- Sundar Raj(Father) & Pramila Joshai (Mother)
Meghana Raj with Parents- Sundar Raj(Father) & Pramila Joshai (Mother)

Pramila Joshai is a Christian by faith & Sundar Raj a Hindu, Meghana was brought up in a mutli-faith background, respecting and adopting both her parents' traditions.

Education: She studied in Christ University, Bangalore for her graduation in Psychology. 

Movie Career

Meghana had appeared in many theatre dramas even as a child. Meghana was first roped into the movies by the famous K Balachander of Tamil industry, after seeing her at an audio launch event, he offered her a role in the movie "Krishnaleelai", the movie was completely shot, but never made out of production house.

Her first release was Telugu movie Bendu Apparao R.M.P(2009), a comedy movie directed by E V V Satyanarayana, starring Allari Naresh, Meghana Raj and Kamna Jethmalani.

Kannada Debut: Meghana made her debut in Kannada through Punda (2010) , a remake of Tamil film Polladhavan , it's a Drama, Romance movie by H Vasudev starring: Yogesh, Meghana Raj, Sharath Lohitashwa.

Tamil Debut: Meghana next made her debut in Tamil through Kaadhal Solla Vandhen (2010). A romance film written and directed by Boopathy Pandian with Yuthan Balaji, Meghana Raj, Karthik Sabesh.

Malayalam Debut: Meghana entered Malayalam movies through the horror film Yakshiyum Njanum(2010)by Vinayan, starring Spadikam George, Gautham Krishn, Meghana Raj.

Meghana lent her voice for the song "Pacha Manja" in the Malayalam movie "100 Degree Celsius". She again sang for the upcoming movie of director Pratham "Devravne Bidu Guru"

Awards & Recognition

  • 2011: Punda : Best Debut Actress Award (Suvarna Film Award)
  • 2012: Beautiful: Won- The Kochi Times Film Award for Promising Newcomer.
  • 2012: Beautiful: Best Supporting Actress - Nomination (Filmfare Award – Malayalam)
  • 2016: Meghana was listed at 19 among the top 25 in Kochi Times 'Most desirable Woman 2015' list.
  • 2016: She was 10th in the "Bangalore Times Most Desirable Women 2015" list.

Controversy

A business man from Tamil Nadu, Janardhan, accused Meghana of cheating him, he alleged in his complaint to Bangalore city police that she had promised him of marriage and she has stolen all the proof for his allegation.

She was linked with Malayalam actor Anoop Menon, Meghana rejects it as media made up, that it has become common to link co-stars these days, she comments "I don't know, every time my name comes up in Gossips, its related to marriage. I think some people want me to get married."


Meghana Raj: Photos, Pictures

(All Meghana Raj Photos)
Pramila joshai, sundar raj and their daughter meghana raj
Pramila joshai, sundar raj and their daughter meghana raj
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Meghana raj
Meghana raj
Meghana raj
Meghana raj
Meghana raj

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Meghana has more than 2 million fans on her facebook page.
  2. Meghana Raj was still a second year graduation student when she started working on her first movie Krishnaleelai.
  3. Meghana was in NCC when in college.
  4. Jokumaraswamy was her first Theatre play.
  5. Meghana considers her mother as her role model
  6. Meghana Raj had an offer to act even when she was studying in second year PUC by K Balachander, but she declined the offer citing education as the reason.
  7. In an interview she revealed that she likes to get married to someone from the industry.
  8. Meghana was a bubbly girl, she was not considered for many projects for she was chubby, Meghana underwent strict dieting to reduce her weight and to become her own slimmer self.


Meghana Raj: Filmography (8)

(All Meghana Raj Movies)
List By:
2017 Allama[Actress]
2016 Lakshmana[Actress]
2016 Bhujanga[Actress(Rachana)]
2015 Aatagara[Actress(Sakshi)]
2015 Vamshoddharaka[Actress]
2014 Bahuparak[Actress(Sneha / Preethi),Playback Singer]
2013 Rajahuli[Actress(Kaveri)]
2010 Punda[Actress(Meghana)]

Quotes

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  1. After Punda people started calling me fat and that hit me. I was motivated to lose weight. However, in Mollywood, people are upset that I lost weight. They thought I looked hot when I was chubby
  2. I didn’t want to be typecast, the offers I was getting were a little repetitive and I rejected many films.