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|Born||22 April 1941|
Haripad , India
|Died||17 September 1997 56)(aged|
|Other names||Mary Joseph|
|Spouse||K. K. Joseph|
|Parent(s)||Koikkalethu Itty Cheria Eapen|
Mary Joseph, famously known as Meena (22 April 1941 – 17 September 1997), was an Indian actress. She primarily appeared in Malayalam movies. She died on 17 September 1997 due to a cardiac arrest.
Meena (Mary Joseph) was the eighth child in a Marthoma Syrian Christian family from kumarapuram-haripad, in Alappuzha. Born on 22 April 1941 to Koyikkaleth Itty Cheria Eapen and his wife, Eleyamma Eapen, she began her early career in theatre in Kalanilayam and Geetha Arts Club. Her film debut in Malayalam was in Kudumbini.
She was married to K.K. Joseph. She died on 17 September 1997 on the set of Anjara Kalyanam. She is survived by her only daughter Dr Elizabeth and her son in law Sunny George and grandchild Sarah Lisa Sunny.
|1996||April 19||Jayan's aunt|
|1995||Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam||Janakiyamma|
|1995||Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta||Annamma Nurse|
|1995||Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava||Aniyan Bava's Wife (Malu's Mother)|
|1995||Sindoora Rekha||Balachandran's mother|
|1995||Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman|
|1994||Kudumba Visesham||Kikkili Kochamma|
|1993||CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed.|
|1993||Thirasheelakku Pinnil - Nangachithrangalkkethire|
|1992||Ayalathe Adheham||Premachandran's mother|
|1992||Priyapetta Kukku||Sandhya's mother|
|1991||Pookkalam Varavayi||Jayaraj's sister|
|1991||Aakaashakottayile Sulthaan||Pappy's sister|
|1990||Dr. Pasupathy||Pappan's mother|
|1989||Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam|
|1989||Adikkurippu||Bhaskara Pillai's mother|
|1989||Annakkuttee Kodambaakkam Villikkunnu||Chinnammu|
|1988||Kandathum Kettathum||Mrs. Padmanabhan|
|1987||Itha Samayamayi||Sunny's mother|
|1986||Oru Katha Oru Nunakkatha||Sulochana Menon|
|1986||Onnu Randu Moonnu||Lakshmi|
|1986||Pappan Priyappetta Pappan||Ammini|
|1985||Thammil Thammil||Rajagopal's mother in law|
|1985||Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar||Ummer's mother|
|1985||Aram + Aram = Kinnaram|
|1985||Madhuvidhu Theerum Munpe||Shoshamma|
|1984||Makale Mappu Tharu||Lakshmi|
|1984||Thirakil Alppam Samayam||Bhanumathi|
|1984||Ente Upasana||Arjunan's mother|
|1984||Kaliyil Alpam Karyam||Lakshmi|
|1984||Koodu Thedunna Parava|
|1984||Oru Nimsham Tharoo||Madhu's mother|
|1984||Vanitha Police||Chellappan Pilla's wife|
|1983||Ee Vazhi Maathram||Rajan's mother|
|1983||Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback||Actress Jayamalathi's mother|
|1982||Padayottam||Queen of Kolathunadu|
|1982||Enikkum Oru Divasam||Pathumma|
|1982||Sree Ayyappanum Vavarum|
|1982||Ivan Oru Simham||Usha's mother|
|1982||Marmaram||Narayan Iyer's mother|
|1981||Itha Oru Dhikkari|
|1980||Swantham Enna Padam||Santhamma|
|1980||Air Hostess||Rathi's mother|
|1980||Raagam Thaanam Pallavi||Jayachandran's mother|
|1980||Oru Varsham Oru Maasam|
|1979||Eniku Njan Swantham||Vasanthi|
|1979||Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum||Fathima|
|1979||Rakthamillatha Manushyan||Sumathi's mother|
|1978||Kudumbam Namukku Sreekovil|
|1978||Ee Ganam Marakkumo|
|1978||Snehikkaan Oru Pennu|
|1978||Ninakku Njaanum Enikku Neeyum|
|1978||Thacholi Ambu||Thacholi Ambu's mother|
|1978||Avalude Ravukal||Mariyaamma Chedathi|
|1977||Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana||Paruvamma|
|1977||Itha Ivide Vare||Jaanuvamma|
|1977||Ninakku Njanum Enikku Neeyum|
|1976||Aayiram Janmangal||Lakshmi's Mother|
|1976||Kaayamkulam Kochunniyude Makan|
|1975||Hello Darling||Kochu Narayani|
|1975||Alibabayum 41 kallanmaarum||Pathumma|
|1974||Bhoomidevi Pushpiniyaayi||Lady Doctor|
|1974||Oru Pidi Ari|
|1974||Thacholi Marumakan Chandu||Eppennu|
|1973||Ladies Hostel||Warden Malathi|
|1973||Thekkan Kattu||Soshamma's mother|
|1972||Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka||Allu Mariya|
|1971||Boban and Molly|
|1971||Makane Ninakku Vendi||Martha|
|1971||Achante Bharya||Karunakaran's Mother|
|1971||Aval Alpam Vaikippoyi|
|1970||Lottery Ticket||Rajamma's mother|
|1970||Ezhuthaatha Kadha||Mrs. Nair|
|1970||Detective 909 Keralathil|
|1970||Ara Nazhika Neram||Annamma|
|1970||Sabarimala Sree Dharmashastha|
|1965||Porter Kunjali||Vanithasamajam Member|
|1965||Kathirunna Nikah||Laila's mother|
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