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Beauty Queens of Bollywood – Meenakshi Sheshadri

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Born as Shasikala Seshadri, this elegant danseuse became Miss India in 1981 when she was merely 17 years old and went on to represent India in the international pageant.

Known as Meenakshi Seshadri in the film industry, she debuted with a film called Painter Babu in the year 1983. The film, however, didn’t do well. In the same year she was offered Hero by Subhash Ghai opposite Jackie Shroff. It was this film which made Meenakshi and Jackie an overnight sensation and there was no looking back this point onwards.

Amazing talent for acting backed with some fabulous dance moves Meenakshi climbed the success ladder with every film she signed. She did myraid roles opposite various actors but she’s best remembered for her powerhouse performance in the National Award winning film Damini directed by Rajkumar Santoshi in the year 1993.

Meenakshi left the tinsel town after getting married and has settled down in the USA. She runs a dance academy there and performs with her students at various charity events.

Here are some of her selected songs which celebrate the talent of this Beauty Queen.


1. Tu Mera Hero Hai – Hero (1983)

Tu Mera Hero Hai is a hindi song from the 1983 movie Hero. Tu Mera Hero Hai is sung by Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas. The song is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri.


2. Zindagi Har Kadam Ek Nai Jung – Meri Jung (1985)

Zindagi Har Kadam Ek Nai Jung is a hindi song from the 1985 movie Meri Jung. Zindagi Har Kadam Ek Nai Jung is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Shabbir Kumar. The song is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Sheshadri.


3. Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai – Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988)

Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai is a hindi song from the 1988 movie Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi. Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song is composed by Anu Malik. The lyrics are penned by Indeevar. The video features Amitabh Bachchan, Meenakshi Sheshadri.


4. Jaane De Jaane De Mujhe Jaana Hai – Shahenshah (1988)

Jaane De Jaane De Mujhe Jaana Hai is a hindi song from the 1988 movie Shahenshah. Jaane De Jaane De Mujhe Jaana Hai is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Aziz. The song is composed by Amar Biswas, Utpal Biswas. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Amitabh Bachchan, Meenakshi Seshadri.


5. Pyar Tum Mujhse Karti Ho – Ghayal (1990)

Pyar Tum Mujhse Karti Ho is a hindi song from the 1990 movie Ghayal. Pyar Tum Mujhse Karti Ho is sung by Amit Kumar, Janki.
The song is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The lyrics are penned by Anjaan. The video features Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Seshadri.


6. January February – Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990)

January February is a hindi song from the 1990 movie Ghar Ho To Aisa. January February is sung by Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Aziz. The song is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The lyrics are penned by Anjaan. The video features Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri.


7. Aadmi Khilona Hai – Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993)

Aadmi Khilona Hai is a hindi song from the 1993 movie Aadmi Khilona Hai. Aadmi Khilona Hai is sung by Alka Yagnik.
The song is composed by Nadeem Shravan. The lyrics are penned by Sameer. The video features Meenakshi Sheshadri, Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Govinda.


8. Shiv Tandava – Damini (1993)

Watch the best ever dance performance by Meenakshi Sheshadri “Shiv Tandav” from the movie Damini(1993). The music is directed by Nadeem-Shravan and the movie is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.


9. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye – Jurm (1990)

Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye is a hindi song from the 1990 movie Jurm. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye is sung by Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam. The song is composed by Rajesh Roshan. The lyrics are penned by Indeevar. The video features Vinod Khanna, Meenakshi Seshadri.


10. Badan Mein Chandni – Ghatak: Lethal (1996)

Badan Mein Chandni is a hindi song from the 1996 movie Ghatak: Lethal. Badan Mein Chandni is sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy. The song is composed by R D Burman. The lyrics are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The video features Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri.

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