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Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(born 23 April 1974) is an Indian model, actress and television anchor. She has predominantly acted in Malayalam
Malayalam
and Hindi language films, besides appearing in a number of Tamil productions. Starting her career as an actress in Malayalam
Malayalam
feature films in the early 1990s, she ventured into modeling and became noted, after participating and winning at several beauty pageants, which led to her debut in Bollywood. It was the film Ishq (1997 film)
Ishq (1997 film)
where she received notable attention as the sultry dancer for the song, 'Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai' featuring Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
and Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and also in Bandhan (1998 film). Following appearances in over 30 Hindi
Hindi
films, in which she generally conveyed a glamorous image, her acting career took a turn by the mid-2000s, with her returning to Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema and accepting substantial roles.[2] She received critical praise and several accolades including the Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (2009) and Salt N' Pepper
Salt N' Pepper
(2011).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Films 2.2 Television

3 Personal life 4 Controversies 5 Accolades 6 Filmography 7 Television 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Menon hails from Valanchery in Malappuram district
Malappuram district
in Kerala, but was born at Chandigarh
Chandigarh
to Malayali parents Naranankutty and Sarada Menon. Her father served in the Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
while her mother remained a housewife. She studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, East Hill, Kozhikode.[3] Actor Anoop Menon
Anoop Menon
is her cousin.[4] Career[edit] Films[edit] She started her career as an actress in the Malayalam
Malayalam
film Anaswaram (1991), directed by Jomon, playing the female lead opposite Mammootty, after which she focused on modeling.[3] She competed in the Miss India contest in 1994 and finished third runner up behind Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
and Fransesca Hart.[3] She became the first Gladrags female super model in 1994 ( Kelly Dorjee was the male super model) and then, Miss Asia Pacific semi-finalist in 1994 in Manila Cebu Island, Philippines.[3][5] She subsequently made her debut in Bollywood
Bollywood
and appeared in over 30 films; some of her Bollywood
Bollywood
films include Asoka (2001), Maqbool
Maqbool
(2003) and Corporate (2006). Menon returned to Malayalam
Malayalam
in 2006 with Thantra and then went on to do famous Malayalam
Malayalam
films such as Keerthi Chakra (2006) and the award-winning Paradesi. Her performance as Sarojini, a middle-class woman who fights against extreme odds, in Madhya Venal
Madhya Venal
earned her a special mention by jury chairman Bahman Ghobadi, a famous Iranian director at the International Film Festival of Kerala. In 2010, she won the Kerala
Kerala
State Government's Best Actress for her portrayal of Cheeru, a village woman in the film Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha directed by Ranjith. She won the Mathrubhumi- Amrita TV
Amrita TV
Special
Special
Jury Award and the Asianet
Asianet
Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same film. In 2011, Shweta Menon starred in the remake of Rathinirvedam, playing the titular character, originally played by Jayabharathi. In the same year, she got the Kerala
Kerala
State Award for Salt N' Pepper. For her next movie 'Naval Enna Jewel,' Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
has undergone a remarkable makeover as an elderly man[6]. In 2010, Menon approached a local court and the Women's Commission in Kerala
Kerala
after the distributor of her movie tied up with Musli Power, a sex stimulant drug, to jointly promote the movie. "Met with Women's Commission regarding the Kayam ad and they offered me full backing. Thank you all and I hope justice will be done," she tweeted.[7] Television[edit] Besides working in films, she has anchored several TV, stage and film awards shows. Menon rose to popularity after presenting the musical programme, Star Wars on Kairali TV
Kairali TV
in 2008.[8] She won the Asian Television Award for Best Anchor for the same program. In Hindi, she hosted the group band based show, Razzmatazz on Zee TV
Zee TV
with actor Arshad Warsi.[9] The next television show she did was Dancing Queen in 2008 on Colors. In 2010, she anchored the Malayalam
Malayalam
reality show, Honeymoon Travels on Surya TV. The show became an instant hit for Shwetha's accented Malayalam
Malayalam
and her attempts to read from the original script without a formal learning in the language. Recently, she appeared as a contestant with her father in game show, Deal or No Deal on Surya TV. She was the anchor of the family-based reality show Veruthe Alla Bharya on Mazhavil Manorama.[10] She has participated in popular game show Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran on Asianet. She is currently[when?] running popular comedy reality show Minto Goal Comedy Stars on Asianet. She has acted in many advertisements. She is currently[when?] participating in popular reality show Star Challenge on Flowers TV.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] She was married to bollywood model, Bobby Bhonsle[11] but ended up in divorce.[12] On 18 June 2011, she married Sreevalsan Menon, a native of Thrissur, who works in Mumbai. The ceremony took place at the Neythalappurath Sastha Ayappa temple, Valanchery, Kerala.[13] She had her first child, a daughter, Sabaina Menon on 27 September 2012, at 5.27 pm at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. The delivery was recorded on camera as part of the film Kalimannu. [14][15] Controversies[edit] Shwetha Menon was charged with insulting the Indian flag at a fashion show on 5 January 2004. The show was organized by NIFD at a resort, where Menon walked the ramp allegedly with the tricolour wrapped around her body.[16][17] In 2011 she had filed a case against Kunnath Pharmaceuticals' managing director K.C. Abraham for misusing stills from her film Kayam for promoting their Ayurvedic aphrodisiac Musli Power Extra. The Ernakulam central police arrested Abraham.[18][19] Shwetha allowed her delivery to be recorded for Blessy's film Kalimannu. The act was condemned for commercializing the most private affair of a woman by the Kerala
Kerala
Film Exhibitors.[20][21] On 4 November 2013, she filed a case against N. Peethambara Kurup from the Indian national congress
Indian national congress
in a groping incident. Shweta later dropped her complaint against Kurup, saying the 71-year-old leader tendered a "personal apology" to her hours after she lodged the FIR against him.[22] Accolades[edit]

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award

2009 – Best Actress – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha 2011 – Best Actress – Salt N' Pepper

Filmfare Awards South

2009 – Best Actress – Malayalam
Malayalam
– Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha

South Indian International Movie Awards

2012 – SIIMA Award for Actress – Special
Special
Appreciation – Rathinirvedam 2013 – SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Ozhimuri

Other Awards

2009 – Asian Television Award for Best TV Anchor 2009 – Special
Special
Mention at International Film Festival of Kerala
Kerala
by Jury Chairman, Bahman Ghobadi
Bahman Ghobadi
about performance in Madhyavenal 2010 – Amrita TV
Amrita TV
Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Special
Special
Jury Award – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha 2010 – Asianet
Asianet
Film Award for Best Supporting Actress – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha 2010 – Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress – Madhyavenal
Madhyavenal
and Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha [23] 2010 – Vanitha-Nippon Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha[24] 2010 – World Malayali Association- Kairali TV
Kairali TV
Award Best Supporting Actress – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha 2010 – Jai Hind TV Award for Best Actress – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha[25] 2010 – Kerala
Kerala
Film Producers Association- Surya TV
Surya TV
– Most Popular Actress & Second Best Actress in Malayalam[26] 2010 – Srividya Puraskaram – Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha[27] 2011 – Ramu Karyat Abhinaya Pratibha – Kayam and T. D. Dasan Std. VI B 2012 – Bharathamuni Award – Rajanna 2012 – P Bhaskaran Foundation – Best Actress Award 2012 – Vanitha Film Awards for Best Pair[citation needed] 2013 – Jaihind TV Film Award for Best Actress – Ozhimuri 2013 – Asianet
Asianet
Film Awards for Best Character Actress – Ozhimuri 2013 – Asiavision Awards
Asiavision Awards
– Outstanding Performance – Kalimannu[28]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes

1991 Anaswaram Catherine Malayalam

1992 Welcome to Kodaikanal Kavitha Malayalam

Nakshthrakoodaram Nirmala S. Menon Malayalam

1993 Koushalam Sashikala Malayalam

1995 DeshaDrohulu Anu Telugu

1997 Prithvi Lucky Hindi

Ishq Dancer Hindi Special
Special
appearance

1998 Bandhan Vaishali Hindi

2000 Shikari Tania Jacobs Hindi

Snegithiye Police Inspector Tamil

Sandhitha Velai Dancer Tamil Special
Special
appearance

2001 Asoka Nandaneshwari Hindi

Anandam Dancer in song Telugu Special
Special
appearance

Dubai Dancer Malayalam Special
Special
appearance

Kakkakuyil Dancer Malayalam Special
Special
appearance

2002 Kaaboo Dancer/Singer Hindi Special
Special
appearance

Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya

Hindi

Vadh

Hindi Cameo appearance

Annarth Khatun Hindi Cameo appearance

Ab Ke Baras Chembakam Hindi

2003 Koi Hai...

Hindi

Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari Rani Hindi

Dhund: The Fog Tanya Khurana Hindi

Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Sheela Hindi

88 Antop Hill Teesta Hindi

Kahan Ho Tum Santhali Hindi

Maqbool Mohini Hindi

Market Isha Hindi

Mission Mumbai

Hindi

Hungama

Hindi

2004 The Killer – Ek Qatil

Hindi

Omkara

Kannada Cameo appearance

Run

Hindi

30 Days Paro/Shalu Hindi

Bazaar: Market of Love, Lust and Desire

Hindi

Shikaar Rama Sahay Hindi

2005 Mera Yudh

Hindi

Bad Friend

Hindi

Vardi

Hindi

Topless

Hindi

Fresh Lime

Hindi

Dhamkee

Hindi

2006 Corporate Archana Hindi

Sandwich Maggie Hindi

Keerthi Chakra Human rights activist Malayalam

Pakal Latha Mohankumar Malayalam

Thanthra Swethamukhi Malayalam

2007 Raakilipattu Jayasree Malayalam

Nehlle Pe Dehlla dancer/singer Hindi Cameo appearance

Aur Phir Ek Din

Hindi

Paradesi Aamina Malayalam Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

Rock & Roll Meenakshi Malayalam Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

Abraham & Lincoln

Malayalam

2008 Summer 2007

Hindi Special
Special
appearance

Sadhu Miranda

Tamil Special
Special
appearance

Laptop Mother Malayalam

Aakasha Gopuram Alice Malayalam

Samayam Manikyam Malayalam

2009 Kisse Pyaar Karoon Chameli / Julie Hindi

Naan Avanillai 2 Nisha Tamil

Madhya Venal Sarojini Malayalam Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha Cheeru Malayalam Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Jai Hind TV Award for Best Actress World Malayali Association- Kairali TV
Kairali TV
Best Supporting Actress Vanitha-Nippon Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress Asianet
Asianet
Film Award for Best Supporting Actress Amrita TV
Amrita TV
Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Special
Special
Jury Award

Kerala
Kerala
Cafe Devi Malayalam segment "Aviraamam"

2010 Chase

Hindi Cameo appearance

Pokkiri Raja Dancer Malayalam Special
Special
appearance

Penpattanam Suhara Malayalam

Sadgamaya Jyothi Malayalam

T. D. Dasan Std. VI B Chandrika Malayalam

Valiyangadi Lakshmi Malayalam

Kadaksham Revathy Malayalam

2011 Kayam Thamara Malayalam

August 15 Dr. Farida Malayalam

City of God Liji Punnose Malayalam Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

Rathinirvedam Rathi Malayalam

Salt N' Pepper Maya Krishnan Malayalam Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

Rajanna Dorasanni Telugu

2012 Unnam Sereena Malayalam

Aravaan Rajaambaal Tamil Special
Special
appearance

Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Sareena Malayalam Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam

No. 66 Madhura Bus Rita Mammen Malayalam

Ivan Megharoopan Maya Maheswari Malayalam

Ithra Mathram Sumithra Malayalam

Ozhimuri Kaliamma Malayalam SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam

Parudeesa Thresia Malayalam

Aakasmikam Anitha Malayalam

2013 Mumbai
Mumbai
Police Doctor Malayalam

Kalimannu Meera Malayalam Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam

Careebeyans Catherine Malayalam

2014 100 Degree Celsius Nila Malayalam Also playback singer[29]

2015 Thunai Mudhalvar Thangamani Tamil [30]

Appavum Veenjum Dr.Nayana Malayalam

Rudrasimhasanam Umayamma Malayalam

Akeldamayile Pennu Agnes Malayalam [31]

Maayamalika Manikyam Malayalam

2016 Dhanayathra Vijila Malayalam

Kaavalal

Malayalam Short film

2017 Inayathalam Helen Tamil

Naval Enna Jewel Chachu Malayalam

2018 Kammara Sambhavam Mayil Maheshwari Malayalam Post Production

Premanjali TBA Malayalam Filming

Oru Kuprasidha Payyan TBA Malayalam Filming

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Language Channel Notes

2001 Razzmatazz Co-host Hindi Zee TV with Arshad Warsi

2007 Star Wars Host Malayalam Kairali TV Won, Asian Television Award for Best Anchor

2008-2009 Dancing Queen Contestant Hindi colors Winner

2009 Honeymoon Travels Host Malayalam Surya TV Replacing Lalu Alex

2011-2012 Veruthe Alla Bharya Host Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama

2012 Veruthe Alla Bharya Season 2 Host Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Replaced by Rimi Tomy

2015 Veruthe Alla Bharya Season 3 Host Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama

2015 Comedy Stars Season 2 Judge Malayalam Asianet

2015 Star Challenge Participant Malayalam Flowers

2016-present Comedy stars Season 2 Judge Malayalam Asianet

2016-2017 Katturumbu Judge Malayalam Flowers

2017 Manasaveera Promo anchor Malayalam Asianet
Asianet
Plus Promotion of the show

2017 Komedy Circus Judge/guest Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama

2017 Tharodayam new face hunt Judge Malayalam Asianet

2017 Laughing Villa Season 2 Judge Malayalam Surya TV

2017 Asianet
Asianet
Comedy Awards Promo anchor Malayalam Asianet

2018-Present Super Jodi Judge Malayalam Surya TV

References[edit]

^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Divorce-is-like-mercy-killing-Bobby/articleshow/2286196.cms ^ "Back to Mollywood". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 June 2006.  ^ a b c d " Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
Biography". Oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2010.  ^ "Shwetha Menon is the cousin of Anoop Menon". The Times of India. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ Divorce is like mercy killing: Bobby. Times of India
India
(17 August 2007). Retrieved on 2011-12-24. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/music/music-news/2017/08/22/naval-enna-jewel-song-goes-trending-and-swetha-menon-make-over.html ^ Shwetha Menon [@menonshwetha] (6 December 2010). "Met with Womens' Commission regarding the Kayam ad and they offered me full backing. Thank you all and I hope justice will be done" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 March 2014 – via Twitter.  ^ "Battle of the campuses". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 November 2007.  ^ "The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum – Television". Tribuneindia.com. 18 November 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2013.  ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (24 November 2011). "All in the family". The Hindu. Chennai, India.  ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2008/bobby-bhosle-asylum-041208.html ^ "Bobby makes a comeback". timesofindia. Retrieved 4 April 2018.  ^ "Shwetha Menon enters wedlock". Times of India. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.  ^ http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xCYHlF_Mw-QJ:timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Divorce-is-like-mercy-killing-Bobby/articleshow/2286196.cms+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk ^ http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2008/bobby-bhosle-asylum-041208.html ^ "Court rejects Shweta Menon's anticipatory bail plea". Hindustan Times. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ "Model Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
appears before local court". Zee News. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ Galatta (7 May 2011). "Misuse of Shweta's stills: K.C. Abraham arrested". Yahoo News India. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ "Musli Power maker moves high court". The Times of India. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ "Swetha Menon's Kalimannu
Kalimannu
delivery scene sparks controversy". Times of AP. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ Smitha (26 November 2012). "Shweta Menon's Kalimannu
Kalimannu
in trouble!". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ "Actress Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
withdraws Molestation Charges against Congress MP". Retrieved 3 November 2013.  ^ "Two films share critics award". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 January 2010.  ^ Malayalam
Malayalam
TV (11 February 2010). "Vanitha Film Awards 2009 Announced »". Keralatv.in. Retrieved 3 November 2013.  ^ "Jai Hind film awards announced". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 July 2010.  ^ " Surya TV
Surya TV
film awards announced". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 23 September 2010.  ^ "Shwetha named for Srividya Puraskaram – Malayalam
Malayalam
Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2013.  ^ "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
bag Asiavision awards". Emirates 24/7. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  ^ I am a mad person and I like to work with mad people! – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (13 August 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-27. ^ Shwetha Menon, Jayaram and Kadhal Sandhya join Bhagyaraj for Thunai Mudalvar – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (20 June 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-27. ^ Suresh, Meera. (25 November 2014) Her Life, Her Woes. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 2015-10-27.

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Malayalam
Actress

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Jayabharathi
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(1988) Rekha (1989)

1990–2009

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Manju Warrier
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Manju Warrier
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
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Samyuktha Varma
(2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Geetu Mohandas
Geetu Mohandas
(2004) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2005) Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya Janakiraman
(2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyamani
Priyamani
(2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009)

2010–present

Mamta Mohandas (2010) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Nayanthara
Nayanthara
(2016)

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Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress

1969–1970

Sheela (1969) Sharada (1970)

1971–1980

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Jayabharathi
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Jayabharathi
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Rani Chandra
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Shoba
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Manju Warrier
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Samyuktha Varma
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Samyuktha Varma
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Meera Jasmine
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Kavya Madhavan
and Geethu Mohandas
Geethu Mohandas
(2004) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2005) Urvashi (2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyanka Nair (2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2010)

2011–present

Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Rajisha Vijayan (2016)

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