Meenakshi Seshadri came to notority after winning the Miss. India pageant in 1981. The pageant served as a spark plug in jump-starting the beauty queen's career in film. Meenakshi Seshadri went on to appear in more than sixty-three films spanning over the course of her fifteen year career.
Meenakshi Seshadri was born Shashikala Sheshadri on November 13, 1963, although there is some discrepency surrounding the her birth year. Her father was a blue collar worker who worked in the local Sindri Plant Fertilizer Factory.
Meenakshi made in film industry debut in the 1982 film, Painter Babu. She appeared alongside Indian actor, Ghazab. The film received a respectable reception, but things really took off with Meenakshi's appearance in the 1983 film, Hero. Hero was directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi. Raj and Meenakshi were involved in an off-screen romance, Raj even proposed to Meenakshi, but she refused. Meenakshi's other notable roles include, Shehenshah in 1988, Ghayal in 1990, and Damini in 1993. Meenakshi's last starring role was in the 1997 film, Ghatak.
Today, Meenakshi Seshadri is the married mother of a daughter, Kendra and a son, Sanjosh. She is married to an investment banker, Harish Mysore. The couple was involved in a long distance stretching fifteen months. Harish was living in the United States; in the Lonestar State of Texas to be exact. While Meenakshi was, of course, living and working in India. The family now lives in Texas. Meenakshi has left the film industry and works as an American foreign language instructor. She teaches Odissi, Kathak, and Bharatanatyam.