Remember this actress, Meenakshi Seshadri, from famous film ‘Damini’. Well, the actress had vanished from the limelight post her marriage to investment banker Harish Mysore in 1995.
Meenakshi is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well. Often referred to as “Damini”, she is famous for her dance in the song “Tu Mera Hero Hai” from the film Hero.
Meenakshi Seshadri was born into a Tamil family in Sindri, Jharkhand. She is trained in four Indian classical dance forms, namely, Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakand Odissi. She studied dance under Vempati Chinna Satyam and Jaya Rama Rao. She won the Eve’s Weekly Miss India contest in 1981 at age of 17. She represented India at Miss International 1981 held in Tokyo, Japan but did not place.
Seshadri made her film debut in Painter Babu (1983) and received wider public recognition with the film Hero (1983), which was followed by a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s.
She got married to investment banker Harish Mysore in 1995. She had a civil wedding, a registered marriage, in New York. The couple have three children, daughter Kendra and sons Josh and Matt.
After working in a number of hit movies, Meenakshi decided she’d had enough of the limelight and retired from films in order to focus on her family.
The actress is known for her performances in films, including “Bewafai”, “Meri Jung”, “Ghayal”, and “Damini” among others.
She moved to Dallas, USA. She has been partially active in the US where she runs her dance school “Cherish Dance School”. There, she teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi. She performs with her students at charity events and fundraisers. Recently a documentary was also made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings.