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Shwetha Menon (born 23 April at Chandigarh) is a renowned Indian model, TV anchor and actor having won several beauty pageants, and over 40 films across multiple languages to her credit.

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Early life

She is from Calicut, Kerala but currently lives in Mumbai. Her father served the Indian Air Force while mother remained a housewife. She studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, East Hill, Calicut (Kozhikode). She competed in the Miss India contest in 1994 and finished second runner up behind Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai. She became the first Gladrags Super Model in 1994 (Kelly Dorjee was the male super model) and then, Miss Asia Pacific Runner Up in 1994 in Manila Cebu Island, Philippines. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall and despite being so tall she has been managed to get into films.

Career

She started her career as an actress in 'Anaswaram' (1991) a Malayalam movie (directed by Jomon) as the heroine of Mammootty, after which she focussed on modeling. The beauty subsequently won several pageants before returning to movies. She recently won Mathrubhumi-Amrita TV Special Jury Award and Asianet Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress for 2010 for her outstanding portrayal of Cheeru - a village woman in Director Renjith's epic - Paleri Manikyam : Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha. Her performance as `Sarojini' - a middle-class woman who fights against extreme odds - has earned her a Special Mention by Jury Chairman, Bahman Ghobadi - famous Iranian director at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Kerala. She was also one of the last round contestants for Best Supporting Actress award in the 2008 Kerala State Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.

She anchored several stage, film awards shows besides being the first anchor for the musical programme - Star Wars on Kairali TV in 2008. She won Asian Television's Best Anchor award for the same.

She was a host of a Group Dance based show named Razzmatazz on zeetv along with Arshad Warsi. She was also a contestent in the dance based show recently Dancing Queen.

Awards & Accolades

Filmography

Malayalam Movies:

Hindi Movies:

  • Kisse Pyaar Karoon (2009)
  • Chase (2009)
  • Summer 2007 (2008)
  • Aur Phir Ek Din (2007)
  • Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007) .... dancer/singer
  • Sandwich (2006) .... Maggie
  • Corporate (2006) .... Archana
  • Dhamkee (2005)
  • Fresh Lime (2005)
  • Topless (2005)
  • Vardi (2005)
  • Bad Friend (2005)
  • Mera Yudh (2005)
  • Shikaar (2004) .... Rama Sahay
  • Bazaar: Market of Love, Lust and Desire (2004)
  • 30 Days (2004) .... Paro/Shalu
  • Run (2004)
  • The Killer - Ek Qatil (2004)
  • Mission Mumbai (2003)
  • Market (2003) .... Isha
  • Maqbool (2003) .... Mohini
  • Kahan Ho Tum (2003) .... Santhali
  • 88 Antop Hill (2003) .... Teesta
  • Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003) .... Sheela
  • Dhund: The Fog (2003) .... Tanya Khurana
  • Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari (2003) .... Rani
  • Kahan Ho Tum! (2003)
  • Koi Hai... (2003)
  • Ab Ke Baras (2002)
  • Annarth (2002) .... Khatun (special appearance)
  • Vadh (2002) .... special appearance
  • Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002)
  • Kaaboo (2002) .... Dancer/Singer
  • Asoka (2001) .... Nandaneshwari
  • Shikari (2000) .... Tania Jacobs
  • Bandhan (1998) (as Swetha Menon) .... Vaishali
  • Ishq (1997) .... dancer
  • Prithvi (1997) .... Lucky

Tamil Movies:

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