Meera Jasmine Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Wiki & More
Meera Jasmine is an Indian actress who appears in South Indian films, primarily Malayalam and Tamil films. She was a popular lead actress during the 2000s. Meera Jasmine won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2004 for her role in Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam, and is a two-time recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. She also won the Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu. The Hindu called her “one of the few actors who could hold her own amongst stars and thespians in Malayalam cinema”. Meera Jasmine Profile, Age, Bio, Height, Affair, Wiki & More
In addition to Malayalam and Tamil, she has also made a name for herself in Telugu and Kannada film industry. The dubbed version of her debut Tamil film Run made her a star in the Telugu entertainment industry as well. She has acted in hit Kannada films like Maurya and Arasu.
Family, Education & More
Born in Kuttapuzha village, Thiruvalla, Kerala, Meera Jasmine is the daughter of Joseph and Aleyamma. Meera Jasmine along with her two sisters named Jiby Sara Joseph and Jeny Susan Joseph and two brothers had a simple upbringing. The actress went to two different schools, viz. Bala Vihar and Marthoma Resident School. After completing her Higher Secondary Exams in 2000, she enrolled at the Assumption College, Changanassery to pursue her graduate degree in BSc Zoology, however, she dropped out of college after three months when she was offered a role in in the Malayalam film, Soothradharan by director Lohitdas.
Meera never wanted to become an actor; she once said, “I was just an ordinary girl. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine being in films. I had not acted even in school plays. I never was the artistic type, I never thought I could dance, and I had not even thought of myself as being beautiful.” She also said that she owes all the fame and stardom to Lohithadas and that the director is like a father figure and guru to her.
Family Father- Joseph Philip
Mother- Aleyamma (Homemaker)
Brother- George Joseph (Assistant Cinematographer)
Sister- Jiby Sara Joseph (Actress), Jeny Susan Joseph (Actress)
Real Name Jasmine Mary Joseph
Famous Role Deepti in Malayalam film Ore Kadal (2007)
Meera Jasmine Height, Weight & More
Height in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 3”
Weight in Kilograms- 53 kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements 34-26-35
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Meera Jasmine Age, Personal Life & More
Date of Birth 15 February 1982
Age (as in 2017) 35 Years
Birth Place Kuttapuzha, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Hometown Kuttapuzha, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
School Bala Vihar, Kuttapuzha, Thiruvalla
Marthoma Residential School, Kuttapuzha, Thiruvalla
College Assumption College, Changanasserry, Kerala
Education Qualifications Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Zoology
Film Debut Malayalam: Soothradharan (2001)
Tamil: Run (2002)
Telugu: Ammayi Bagundi (2004)
Kannada: Maurya (2004)
Hobbies Listening to music, watching movies
Meera Jasmine Controversies
- In Taliparamba, Kerala, she offered prayers at Raja Rajeshwara temple where the entry of non-Hindus is prohibited. This led to a controversy and sparked off a protest by Hindu devotees. Later, she paid 10,000/- as a penalty to the temple authorities for conducting the purification rituals.
- In 2008, she faced an unofficial ban in the Malayalam film industry issued by AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes), after she refused to shoot for the film Twenty:20. However, she said that she was not aware of the ban and that she was continuing shooting for Malayalam films.
Meera Jasmine Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 9 February 2014
Affair/Boyfriend Mandolin U. Rajesh (Musician)
Anil John Titus (Works as an Engineer in Dubai)
Husband Anil John Titus (Works as an Engineer in Dubai)
Children Daughter- Not Known
Son- Not Known
Favourite Actors Rajinikanth, Mammootty
Favourite Actress Arundhati Roy
Favourite Dress Saree
Favourite Food Fish Curry
Favourite Music Director Ilayaraja
Favourite Film Director Mani Ratnam
- Meera Jasmine started her acting career with the Malayalam film, Soothradharan in 2001. The actress bagged the role while she in college after director A.K. Lohitdas spotted her and although initially reluctant to feature in a film, Meera eventually accepted the role. The film co-starring Dileep failed miserably at the box office. After her debacle debut, the actress made her debut in the Tamil film industry in 2002; she starred in two films, Run and Bala. Whilst Run directed by N. Linguswamy and co-starring R. Madhavan was a blockbuster at the box office, the latter received mixed critical reviews and turned out to be an average grosser.
- In 2003, the actress Meera Jasmine had a busy year as well as one of the most successful years in her career. The actress had eight releases in the year, five Malayalam films and three Tamil films. The actress went on to win her maiden Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for her brilliant performance in Kasthoorimann. The same year, she also won her first National Film Award for Best Actress for the Malayalam film, Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam. Her other notable films of the year include Pudhiya Geethai, Anjaneya and Chakram.
- After a successful year in 2003, the actress Meera Jasmine continued her good run in 2004 and also made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Ammayi Bagundi directed by Balasekaran and starring Sivaji, Ali, and Bramhanandam. The film, which was the remake of the super hit Tamil film, Parthiban Kanavu starring Srikanth and Sneha, it fared decently well at the box office. In the same year, the actress starred in the critically acclaimed, Aaytha Ezhuthu, a Tamil anthology political drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam. The film featuring an ensemble cast, Suriya Sivakumar, R. Madhavan, Siddharth, Trisha Krishnan, and Esha Deol, was also shot simultaneously in Hindi as Yuva but with a completely different cast. The actress rounded off the year on a high; She won the Asianet Award for Best Actress as she next starred in a Malayalam film titled Perumazhakkalam alongside Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Vineeth, and Mamukkoya. The film directed by Kamal received wide crucial acclaim and went on to win the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues.
- Whilst 2004 proved to be a successful year for Meera Jasmine, 2005 brought her more fame and awards. In her only Malayalam film of the year, the actress starred in Sathyan Anthikkad directed comedy-drama film, Achuvinte Amma. The film co-starring Narain, and Urvashi not only won wide appreciation from the critics but also won several awards including Filmfare Award for Best Film – Malayalam and Meera for her stellar performance walked away with Filmfare Award for Best Actress Malayalam and Asianet Award for Best Actress. In the same year, the actress had two releases in Tamil, Sandakozhi, and Kasthuri Maan. Whilst the former did decently well at the box office, it was the latter film that got Meera great adulation. The film directed by A.K. Lothihadas was based on the story of a young college girl who helps her lover accomplish his dream of becoming an IAS officer while battling her own problems. Upon release in theaters, it got positive reviews and Meera Jasmine for her outstanding performance won Tamil Nadu State Special Award for Best Actress.
- In 2007, actress Meera Jasmine added another feather to her illustrious career cap as she made her debut in the Kannada film industry with Arasu directed by Mahesh Babu. The film co-starring Puneeth Rajkumar, Ramya, and Shriya Saran was a blockbuster. Later in the year, the actress starred in the Malayalam film Ore Kadal which won her three awards including Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress and Asianet Award for Best Actress. The following year, Meera had one of the busiest years of her career (as of 2016) as she had films to her name. In her only Tamil film of the year, Meera shared the screen with Bharath, Govind Namdeo, Prem and Sangeetha in V.Z. Durai directed film titled Nepali. The film, however, was panned by the critics and it bombed at the box office.
- Between 2009 and 2012 the actress Meera Jasmine had 15 films across Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil languages and most of the films did well at the box office except for the Tamil film Mambattiyan, which failed at the box office. Post-2012, Meera focused more on acting in Malayalam films and in 2013 she had three releases in Malayalam. In her first releases of the year, she appeared in Lisammayude Veedu, which was written and directed by Babu Janardhanan. The film fared decently at the box office and Meera Jasmine was much appreciated by both the critics and audiences for brilliant portraying the role of the central character, Lisamma. The actress followed up with good performances in Inga Enna Solluthu (2014), a Tamil film directed by Vincent Selva and Ithinumappuram (2015). Her 2016 releases include Pathu Kalpanakal directed by Don Max and featuring Anoop Menon, Prashant Narayanan, Thampi Antony, Joju George, and Kaniha.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Meera Jasmine
- Does Meera Jasmine smoke?: Not Known
- Does Meera Jasmine drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Meera belongs to a Syrian Christian family.
- Initially, she wanted to become a doctor but later, she chose acting as her career.
- She started her acting career in 2001 by playing the role of Shivani in the Malayalam film Soothradharan.
- She worked in different languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
- In 2007, she won numerous popular awards for her performance in the Malayalam film Ore Kadal (2007) for Best Actress such as Kerala State Film Award, Filmfare Awards South, Asianet Film Award, V. Shantaram Award, Vanitha Film Award, Dubai AMMA award, FOKANA Award, Amrita Film Award, Sreevidya Puraskaaram, and Tharangini Film Award.