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Indian actress

Meghana Raj


Meghana Sunder Raj

iii May 1990
(historic period 31)

Bangalore, Karnataka, Bharat

Alma mater Christ University
Years agile 2009–present

Chiranjeevi Sarja

(yard. 2018; died 2020)

Children 1
  • Sundar Raj (father)
  • Pramila Joshai (mother)
Relatives Dhruv Sarja (brother-in-law)
Arjun Sarja (uncle)
Aishwarya Arjun (sister-in-law)

Meghana Sunder Raj
(born 3 May 1990) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Malayalam and Kannada films along with a few Telugu and Tamil films. She made her acting debut in the 2009 Telugu pic
Bendu Apparao R.M.P.[i]
She has won Karnataka State Picture show Award for Best Extra for her performance in
Iruvudellava Bittu, a 2018 Kannada film.[three]
She is the wife of Kannada histrion Chiranjeevi Sarja.

Early life


Meghana Raj was built-in on 3 May 1990 equally the merely daughter to picture actors Sundar Raj and Pramila Joshai. Her father Sundar has acted in more than 180 films, predominantly in Kannada language,[four]
while her mother Pramila Joshai is a noted Kannada film actress[
citation needed

and movie producer.[ii]
She completed her schooling from Baldwin Girls’ High School and holds Bachelor’s caste in psychology at Christ Academy, Bangalore.[5]

Acting career


2009–xi: Debut, breakthrough and setback


Meghana Raj debuted as a theatre artist, when she was a child, acting alongside her father Sunder Raj in the play
Jokumaraswamy. During the audio launch part of the Tamil film
in Feb 2006, she was invited by its managing director G. Balachander to pursue an acting career, starring in one of his forthcoming films. Accepting his offer, she was given the lead female part in the Tamil film
Krishnaleelai, a Balachander production, directed past Selvan.[6]
However, despite continuing shooting throughout 2008, which was completed in early 2009, the film got stuck in production hell, and its release got delayed for various reasons.

Fifty-fifty before the release of that film, she commenced shooting for a Telugu film
Bendu Apparao R.M.P, which would eventually be her first feature film release. She played the graphic symbol of a school instructor in the comedy entertainer, starring Allari Naresh and Kamna Jethmalani besides, which released in October 2009 and went on to go highly successful at the box role.[seven]
She debuted in the Kannada films by enacting the female lead role in
Punda, a remake of the 2007 Tamil film
Meghana’south next release was her debut Tamil film, the Boopathy Pandian-directed
Kaadhal Solla Vandhen, while she likewise signed upwardly her start Malayalam project, the horror pic
Yakshiyum Njanum
under Vinayan’s direction, which was released in August 2010.[8]
Although the film was merely an average grosser, its glamorous and sensual songs on Meghana was a hit amid the youth and made her an instant favorite among the youth. During that time she also acted in two more projects,
Nanda Nanditha, which is a remake of the 2008 Kannada flick
Nanda Loves Nanditha
and the Tamil film
Kalla Siripazhaga.

and commercial success


After a series of flops for most of 2011 where she was seen repeatedly cast only as a glamour actress, Meghana reverted to winning ways with the Malayalam film
which was released in the first week of Dec. The moving picture was a success both commercially and critically and critics widely regarded it every bit i of the all-time Malayalam movies of 2011.[9]
Meghana’s portrayal of Anjali, a home nurse in the pic won her very proficient reviews. Since getting noticed with
Cute, Meghana got a lot of Malayalam films offers[ten]
and for a brief menses of time was the nearly sought out actress in Malayalam.[11]

It was during this time when Meghana started to undergo a total physique revamp past going through a strict diet and exercise regime.[12]
She made this conclusion partly because she was getting constantly ignored in Kannada films (her mother tongue) and the reason told was she was fat.[xiii]

Her 2012 Malayalam film
Namukku Parkkan
did a decent business at the box part. Subsequent films
Mullamottum Munthiricharum,
Banking Hours ten to iv,
Maad Dad,
Crimson Vino
failed to perform. Notwithstanding, her side by side film
opposite Prithviraj Sukumaran opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews and was a box office success.

2013–15: Second wind in Sandalwood and continuing success


Subsequently a gap of well-nigh four years, Meghana Raj returned to Kannada films in tardily 2013 with the successful motion-picture show
Raja Huli,[14]
She followed it with another hitting,
Bahuparak; her performances in both films were well appreciated.[15]
Meghana’southward next Kannada motion picture
was released in late Baronial 2015 to both critical and commercial acclamation and thus achieving a hat-trick of hits in Sandalwood.[xvi]
She is currently concentrating more on Kannada films as she has lot of offers from Sandalwood at the moment. Her adjacent flick Vamshodharaka got mixed to negative reviews and thus failed at the box role.

2016 onwards: Dull phase at the box function


Raj at the presentation of the film ‘Allama’, during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa on 26 November 2016, along with the cast of the movie

Post 2016 Meghana Raj’south releases such equally Hallelooya, Lakshmana, Bhujanga and Allama all turned out to be non-performers at the box role. She has committed few more than Kannada and Malayalam films equally of now. Meghana was recently called to portray princess Bhanumati in the Kannada magnum opus

Personal life


Later on a 10-year relationship with fellow Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, Meghana got engaged to him on 22 October 2017.[xviii]
They got married on 2 May 2018.[19]
Sarja died on 7 June 2020 from cardiac arrest when they were expecting their first child.[20]
Their son Raayan Raj Sarja was born on 22 October 2020.[23]



Twelvemonth Film Office Language Notes
2009 Bendu Apparao R.K.P Gayatri Telugu
2010 Punda Megha Kannada Suvarna Film Award for Best Debut Actress in Kannada
Kaadhal Solla Vandhen Sandhya Panchacharam Tamil
Yakshiyum Njanum Aathira Malayalam
2011 August 15 Lakshmi Malayalam
Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Rasiya Malayalam
Uyarthiru 420 Iyal Tamil
Pachuvum Kovalanum Sukanya Malayalam
Beautiful Anjali/Annie Malayalam The Kochi Times Film Award for Promising Newcomer

Nominated – Filmfare Award for All-time Supporting Actress – Malayalam
Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam Malayalam
2012 Nanda Nanditha Nandhitha Tamil
Achante Aanmakkal Meera Malayalam
Namukku Parkkan Renuka Malayalam
Mullamottum Munthiricharum Suchitra Malayalam
Banking Hours 10 to four Revathy Malayalam
Lucky Janaki Telugu
Poppins Malayalam
Madirasi Maya Malayalam
2013 Maad Dad Annamma Malayalam
Ruby Vino Ann Mary Malayalam
Up & Down – Mukalil Oralundu Deepa Malayalam
Memories Teena Malayalam
Good Bad & Ugly Kavya Malayalam
Raja Huli Kaveri Kannada
2014 Bahuparak Sneha / Preethi Kannada
100 Caste Celsius Revathy Malayalam Likewise playback singer for song “Pacha Manja”
The Dolphins Mridula Malayalam
2015 Aatagara Sakshi Kannada
Vamshodharaka Kannada
2016 Hallelooya Dr. Meera Menon Malayalam
Lakshmana Anjali Kannada [27]
Bhujanga Rachana Kannada
2017 Allama Maya Kannada
Zebra Varakal Hanna Malayalam
Noorondu Nenapu Shruthi Aras Kannada
Jindaa Kannada
2018 MMCH Megha Kannada
Iruvudellava Bittu Poorvi Kannada Karnataka Country Film Award for All-time Actress[iii]

Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Nominated – Filmibeat Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2019 Onti Paaru Kannada
Kurukshetra Bhanumati Kannada
2022 Selfie Mummy Google Daddy
Films that have not yet been released
Shalini Kannada Completed
Buddhivanta 2
Films that have not yet been released
TBA Kannada Completed

As singer


Twelvemonth Song Movie Language Notes
2014 Simple Preeti Bahuparak Kannada Co -sang with Srinagar Kitty
2014 Pacha Manja 100 Degree Celsius Malayalam
2019 What a Beautifullu Hudugi Sinnga Kannada Co-sang with Naveen Sajju
2020 Allondhu Neeli Bhanu Shivarjuna Kannada Co-sang with Sanjith Hegde

Idiot box

Year Testify Role Channel Notes
2022 Dancing Champion Judge Colors Kannada [28]

Awards and nominations


  • 2011: The Kochi Times Film Laurels for Promising Newcomer –
  • 2011: Suvarna Moving picture Honor for All-time Debut Actress in Kannada –
  • 2012: Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam –
  • 2018: Karnataka Country Picture Award for Best Actress –
    Iruvudellava Bittu
  • 2019: Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Extra – Kannada –
    Iruvudellava Bittu
  • 2019: Nominated – Filmibeat Award for Best Actress – Kannada –
    Iruvudellava Bittu

Public paradigm


Meghana’s official Facebook page has received more than 2.5 one thousand thousand likes.[29]
She was ranked No.19 in the Kochi Times ‘Most desirable Woman 2015’ poll.[30]
Meghana Raj was also ranked No.ten in the Bangalore Times ‘Most desirable Women 2015’ poll.[31]



  1. ^

    “Prescription for laughter” Archived 9 Nov 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
    The Hindu. 3 July 2009.
  2. ^



    “Meghana Raj excited about Punda”“. 10 September 2009. Archived from the original on 17 Feb 2013.

  3. ^




    “Karnataka State Picture show Awards 2018: Raghavendra Rajkumar and Meghana Raj bag top honours; cheque out all winners”.
    Bangalore Mirror. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved
    25 Jan

  4. ^

    “The New Indian Limited”. The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on v October 2013. Retrieved
    5 August

  5. ^



    “Meghana Raj arrives – Kannada Flick News”. IndiaGlitz. eleven June 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved
    5 August

  6. ^

    Super Admin (19 June 2009). “Sundar Raj’south girl debuting in Kannada”. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved
    v August

  7. ^

    “Bendu Appa Rao RMP is a hitting – Teluguc inema trade report”. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on xviii July 2012. Retrieved
    v August

  8. ^

    “The New Indian Limited”. The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved
    5 Baronial

  9. ^

    ‘Beautiful’ is a milestone in Malayalam cinema”. Archived from the original on 7 Jan 2012. Retrieved
    5 December

  10. ^

    “Meghana Raj blasts her way to the peak of Mollywood”.
    Oneindia. Archived from the original on 3 Nov 2013. Retrieved
    eleven July

  11. ^

    Sreekumar, Priya (21 December 2011). “Beautiful fourth dimension of Meghana Raj’south life”.
    Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on nine January 2012. Retrieved
    2 January

  12. ^

    “I am obsessed with workouts”. TOI. Archived from the original on 18 December 2018.

  13. ^

    “I am Slim give me opportunity”. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016.

  14. ^

    Yash’southward ‘Raja Huli’ Takes Box Office by Storm Archived 4 June 2015 at the Wayback Auto. (30 November 2013). Retrieved on 30 March 2016.

  15. ^

    Meghana Raj gets into the skin of a dancer for a menses film Archived 5 September 2014 at the Wayback Motorcar. Retrieved on 30 March 2016.

  16. ^

    Updated, Veena N. (28 August 2015) ‘Aatagara’ Film Review: A Promising And Hit Thriller! Archived 2 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Filmibeat. Retrieved on xxx March 2016.

  17. ^

    Meghana Raj roped in for Kurukshetra Archived 28 November 2017 at the Wayback Auto. world wide (25 November 2017). Retrieved on 27 November 2017.

  18. ^

    “Chiranjeevi and Meghana Raj got engaged”.
    Deccan Herald. 22 Oct 2017. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved
    7 June

  19. ^

    “Kannada Actors Meghana Raj And Chiranjeevi Sarja Get Married”.
    NDTV. iii May 2018. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved
    7 June

  20. ^

    “Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39”. vii June 2020. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved
    7 June

  21. ^

    Bharadwaj, Aditya (7 June 2020). “Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at 39”. Archived from the original on 8 June 2020. Retrieved
    7 June

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  22. ^

    “Chiranjeevi Sarja and Meghana Raj were eagerly awaiting an addition to their family when tragedy struck”.
    OnManorama. Archived from the original on 18 August 2020. Retrieved
    10 October

  23. ^

    “Happy Memories: Chiranjeevi Sarja’s Love Story With Wife Meghna Raj In Pictures”. thehansindia. Archived from the original on viii June 2020. Retrieved
    8 June

  24. ^

    “Chirranjeevi Sarja’s wife Meghana Raj blessed with baby boy”. Indian Express.

  25. ^

    “Meghana Raj and son test positive for coronavirus”. Indian Express.

  26. ^



    “The Kochi Times Film Awards 2011”. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved
    23 June

  27. ^

    “Ravichandran and Anoop’s Lakshmana starting time look poster – Photos”.
    International Business organisation Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. Retrieved
    10 January

  28. ^

    “Meghana Raj is at present a permanent guess of Dancing Champion bear witness – Times of India”.
    The Times of India
    . Retrieved
    27 January

  29. ^

    “Meghana Raj Official Facebook”. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019.

  30. ^

    “Kochi Times most desirable adult female 2015”.
    Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016.

  31. ^

    “Bangalore Times About Desirable Women 2015”. Archived from the original on twenty July 2018.

External links


  • Meghana Raj at IMDb
  • Meghana Sunderraj on Facebook


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