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Menaka (actress)

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Full Name  Padmavathi
Parents  Rajagopal, Saroja
Spouse  Suresh Kumar (m. 1987)
Name   Padmavathi Kumar
Role  Film actress
Occupation  Actress, producer

Menaka (actress) family photo
Born  27 August 1963 (Age 56) (1963-08-27) Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active  1980–1987, 2011–present
Children  Keerthy Suresh, Revathi Suresh
Siblings  Sundar Rajagopal, Balaji Rajagopal, Govinda Rajagopal
Movies  Netri Kann, Rathilayam, Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Koottinilamkili, Ente Mohangal Poovaninju
Similar People  Keerthy Suresh, Priyadarshan, Balachandra Menon, Suresh, Nedumudi Venu

Menaka is an Indian film actress and producer. She is a native of Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. In her short film career 1980–86, Menaka acted in 116 films, mostly in Malayalam. She did a few films in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. She has worked with many leading actors of the time, including Prem Nazir, Soman and Sukumaran, and opposite top actors of the 1980s like Shankar and Nedumudi Venu. She has acted opposite current superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth. After 19 years, she made a comeback through the teleserial Kaliveedu directed by Purusothaman and produced by A. Radhakrishnan. Again after six years, she made a comeback on the big screen through Fazil's 2011 film Living Together.

Menaka (actress) wearing a green dress, pair of eyeglasses, and a gold necklace

Personal life

Menaka (actress) with her daughter Keerthi Suresh (right)

Menaka was born in a conservative family. Her father Rajagopal is from Tenkasi and mother Saroja is from Thickurichy.

Menaka (actress) with her daughter Keerthy Suresh

Menaka married malayalam film producer Suresh Kumar at the Lord Krishna temple, at Guruvayur, on 27 October 1987. She produces films under the banner Revathy Kalamandhir. She has two daughters: Revathi and Keerthi. Keerthi as a child actress acted in Kuberan starring Dileep, Bijumenon starred Achaneyanenikkishtam and Pilots with Suresh Gopi. She acted in Priyadarshan's movie Geethaanjali as heroine.

Menaka (actress) wearing a dress and pair of earrings
Menaka (actress) smiles wearing pair of earrings (close-up photo)
Menaka (actress) on her sad face wearing a dress and pair of earrings


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