Meghna Naidu

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Meghna Naidu
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Naidu at the press conference of Rivaaz
Born (1980-09-19) 19 September 1980 (age 42) [1] [2]
Occupation(s) Actress, dancer
Years active1999—2019
Luis Miguel Reis
(m. 2016)

Meghna Naidu (born 19 September 1980) is an Indian actress who primarily starred in Hindi films. She has also appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali films.



Meghna Naidu is an Indian actress and dancer. Her first major appearance was in the music video for UMI10's "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" (2002), [3] [4] an official remix of Lata Mangeshkar's 1981 song "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" (in turn, the 2002 song "Addictive" by Truth Hurts was inspired by the remix). She was also featured in Saru Maini's video "Dil De Diya Tha (Sutta Mix)"[ citation needed ] before starting to work in Indian films.

Early life

Naidu was born on 19 September 1980 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. [1] Her father Ethiraj works for Air India and was a tennis coach and her mother Purnima, [5] was a school teacher. [6] She has one younger sister, Sona. [7] 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. [1] She grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and considers herself "more of a Mumbaiite". [1] She studied at Bhavan's College, Andheri, Mumbai, [8] [9] and graduated with a B.Com degree. [5] She trained in classical bharatanatyam for seven years. [6] She stated that she also was coaching tennis in the US for four years. [8]


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. [10] [11] She secured a role in the Telugu film Prema Sakshi (1999), following which she appeared in one more Telugu and two Kannada films. [10] She then appeared in UMI10's music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman", directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, which she says happened by accident. [1] [11] 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. [1] [10]

She made her Bollywood debut with the B-grade film Hawas (2004), [12] 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. [11] 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. [13] [14]

She also participated in the television shows Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi and Dancing Queen . [12] She played the role of Benazir in the TV series, Jodha Akbar . [15]

Personal life

Naidu started a relationship with tennis player Luis Miguel Reis in 2011 and married him on 12 December 2016. She resides in Dubai with her husband and travels to India for work. [16] [17]


YearTitleRoleLanguageOther notes
2002Prudhvi NarayanaTelugu
Vendi MabbuluShanaya SardesaiTelugu
2003 Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu Kannada
Don (2003 film)Kannada
2004 Hawas Sapna R. MittalHindi
AK 47HindiSpecial appearance
Coolie Bengali
Satruvu Club Dancer in DubaiTelugu
2005Jackpot – The Money GameGauriHindi
Classic Dance of Love DoliHindi
Bhama KalapamAnjaliTelugu
Rain: The Terror Within... Sandhya BhatnagarHindi
Bad Friend SargamHindi
2006 Saravana SathyaTamil
Eight: The Power of ShaniSapnaHindi
Vikramarkudu Dancer ChameliTeluguSpecial appearance
Jambhavan AnuTamil
Bada Dosth Malayalam Special appearance
2007 Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule HerselfTeluguSpecial appearance
Veerasamy Tamil
2008 Vaitheeswaran RoopaTamil
Pandurangadu TeluguSpecial appearance
Pandhayam HerselfTamilCameo appearance
2010 Kutty Dancer on the trainTamilSpecial appearance
Vaadaa Tamil
2011 Siruthai Item girlTamilSpecial appearance
100% Love HerselfTeluguSpecial appearance
Puli Vesham TamilSpecial appearance
Vellore Maavattam TamilSpecial appearance
Pilla Zamindar HerselfTeluguSpecial appearance
2012Love at First SightHindi
Ishq DeewanaHindi
2013ParariKannadaSpecial appearance
Election KannadaSpecial appearance
2014RanathantraKannadaSpecial appearance [14]
DhamakMarathiSpecial appearance [18]
2016 Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 MaasiHindi
Ilamai Oonjal Tamil
2019 Dharmaprabhu Tamil
Television shows

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