Meghna Naidu: The 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' actress hasn't changed a bit

Updated: 19 September, 2020 09:11 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Meghna Naidu, popularly known for her appearance in the music video 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' was born on September 19, 1980, in Andhra Pradesh. Meghna Naidu's father Ethiraj worked for Air India and was a tennis coach as well, while her mother Purnima was a school teacher. She has one younger sister, Sona. (All photos/Meghna Naidu's official Instagram account and mid-day archives)

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    Meghna Naidu grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She graduated with a B.Com degree from Bhavan's College, Andheri, Mumbai.

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    Before pioneering the item-girl trend in music videos with Kaliyon ka Chaman, Meghna Naidu had done a few films down south. In fact, Kaliyon Ka Chaman happened by fluke.

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    Meghna, who is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, had accompanied her friend for a screen test for a music video. While her friend was shooting, the people at Universal Pictures approached Naidu too for the music video. Naidu, who was then shooting for South films then, dropped her photos at the studio and they called her within 10 days. Upon doing a screen test, Kaliyon Ka Chaman landed in her kitty.

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    Meghna Naidu made her sensational debut with the 2004 Bollywood film Hawas. Naidu featured in various B-grade films, however, her Bollywood career never took off. Though, she did several films in the South and gained decent fame.

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    Apart from Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies, Meghna had also tried her luck in Bengali films as well. She has worked in television shows such as Adaalat and Sasural Simar Ka too.

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    Meghna had also participated in the first season of the show Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi.

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    Meghna was last seen in the 2016 film Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3. In 2018, the actress, who has always been seen doing bold characters on-screen, announced that she will play a sex worker in 'Sitara', a Bengali film.

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    Talking about her role in Sitara, Meghna Naidu was quoted by IANS: "I am playing the role of Lokkhonna. The film's story is about the time when people used to smuggle things in and out of India and Bangladesh. The women used to be in flesh trade. My character is also the one who helps smuggling goods and is also a flesh trade worker."

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    Meghna Naidu was set for a comeback as the actress in Sitara. However, the news of the film soon fizzled out!

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    Meghna is quite active on social media and keeps sharing pictures with her family and friends. This one is a throwback picture of herself with her parents and her younger sister, Sona.

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    This is an adorable picture of Meghna from her childhood days. Doesn't she look cute?

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    On the personal front, since 2010, Meghna has been in a relationship with Tennis player Luis Miguel Reis. Incidentally, Meghna's father Ethiraj is a tennis coach as well and the actress too used to coach Tennis in the US.

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    In April 2019, Meghna Naidu took the internet by surprise, when she announced that she had been married for two years. YES! The actress is no more single and secretly got married in 2017! Meghna took to Twitter to share the news, "And here is the big news. For all those who knew about our wedding, Thank you for respecting our privacy... And for all those who don't know or had a doubt here is some news !!! [sic]"

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    Meghna and Luis had gotten married in Mumbai on December 25, 2016, after a courtship of almost six years.

    In picture: Meghna and Luis travel all over the world. They make one helluva good-looking couple! Don't you think so?

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    Meghna and Luis met 22 years ago on a tennis court. It was Meghna's father who introduced her to the Tennis player, post which, the two even dated briefly. Though they grew apart.

    In picture: Guess where was this selfie taken? Well, Meghna captioned this Instagram picture - "Rickshaw selfie is a must #mumbaigirl"

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    A few years later, Luis, who is 10 years older than Meghna, reconnected with the actress on social media. The couple eventually got together again.

    In picture: Meghna Naidu clicks a selfie post-workout because a workout selfie is (too) a must right?

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    Here's a look at some candid pictures of Meghna Naidu, posted on Instagram:

    Meghna wrote while posting this picture saying, "Oh I miss my hair... Please grow back... I promise to never cut you again"

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    Meghna posted this picture while she was holidaying with her boyfriend. The couple loves travelling and often shares their vacation photos on Instagram!

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    Remember the 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' challenge? Yes! Meghna too had joined the league.

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    Twinning with your bae! Meghna Naidu takes a selfie with her husband while the couple was vacaying in Lisboa.

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    Meghna Naidu looks pretty in saree. She took to Instagram to post this picture and captioned it: Happy wala Vishu to everyone!!!

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Meghna Naidu!

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About The Gallery

It's Meghna Naidu's birthday on September 19. Though her Bollywood career did not take off, Naidu is still remembered as the 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' girl. As the actress turns 40 this year, we take a look at Meghna Naidu's professional and personal life so far

First Published: 19 September, 2019 09:40 IST