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Meera Jasmine - Profile

Meera Jasmine was born on February 15, 1984 in Kuttappuzha, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta in Kerala. Born as Jasmine Mary Joseph to Joseph and Aleyamma, a christian by birth, she completed her schooling in , Seventh Day Adventist English Medium High School (KG to Fourth), Thekkemala, Mar Thoma Residential School (Fifth standard to +2), Thiruvalla. She completed her schooling in March,2000.She had enrolled for a BSC Program (Zoology) at Assumption College,Changancherrya and completed nearly 3 months in this program, when she was spotted by director Blessy (who was then an assistant director to director Lohitadas) and offered a role in "Soothradharan".
Meera made her debut in the Malayalam film Soothradharan in 2001 directed by Lohithadas opposite Dileep. Though the film flopped, she received offers from other languages. She has starred in a dozen Malayalam films in her six-year career. Her second film was 'Gramaphone', directed by ace director Kamal, alongside Navya Nair, opposite Dileep. Her role as a Jewish girl was appreciated by Malayalam cine goers. Her third movie was Swapnakkoodu, a romantic comedy alongside Prithviraj, Kunchako Boban, Jayasurya, and Bhavana under director Kamal. Her performance was appreciated and the movie was success at the box office. among the five main characters, one who scored the most was again Meera. She got real attention in Malayalam cinema with the movie Kasthoorimann directed by her mentor Lohithadas. She was able to enact both comedy and sentimental scenes with equal fervor. She received her first film fare award for her performance in Kasthoorimann. The film was also a success in box office running for 100 days. The same year, she acted in T V Chandran's much acclaimed Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam. She played a 15-year-old Muslim girl who was forced to marry an older man. She not only received state award, but also National Award for Best actress and many other awards. Then came another soul-stirring performance as Raziya in Perumazhakkalam alongside Kavya Madhavan. In the movie 'Achuvinte Amma'(2005), she has enacted the young, adorable character Achu, with extraordinary ease that she seemed to live the character, instead of acting. She then paired with Mohanlal in Rasathanthram(2006). She played as a guy in the half and the movie went on to became a block buster. Her next movie, Vinodayathra was again with Sathyan Anthikkad who repeated her in his 3rd consecutive movie. She then starred in critically acclaimed movie Ore Kadal. The movie was showcased in various film festivals and won several awards. Her performance as an innocent middle class woman won praise from various corners. Media quoted her as, "Matching step with the megastar in this histrionic race is Meera Jasmine, who amazes you with a stunning delineation of her difficult role". Her next movie was Calcutta News with Dileep. Blessy, who introduced her to film field, was the director of Calcutta News.


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