Flashback! Meenakshi Sheshadri is a mum of three kids now and this is how she looks!
Married to an investment banker, Meenakshi Sheshadri currently lives in Plano, Texas.
She swooned many with her charming looks and impeccable dance moves in the movie Hero. But just when one thought that she was just another pretty face, she stunned the critics and masses alike with her stellar performances in Damini and Ghayal.
And, just as she was about to become the Queen of Bollywood she said bye-bye to stardom and got married to a man in the US and never returned. We’re talking about none other than Meenakshi Sheshadri, the beautiful actress who was paired with all the top heroes of her time including Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, and Sunny Deol.
But that was then. Today, Meenakshi is a mother to three kids and stays in Texas with her husband and is busy being a doting mother and housewife, away from her glamour days.
Meenakshi met her husband Harish Mysore, an investment banker in New York through a journalist friend when she was going to New York for the Independence Day Parade.
“I actually met his sister, she was a journalist and she met me because she had some work and I was going to New York for the Independence Day parade, so she told me that my brother is in New York and those days, I was looking for marriage, so I asked her immediately, “Is your brother married? I like you very much, even in one meeting I feel I know you very well, so is your brother anything like that” so she said, “My brother is better than me”. So, we met in New York and got to know each other and felt we were right for each other. So, it was more like a love marriage, but we were set-up, we did not meet accidentally,” she told the Times of India in an interview.
The couple has three children, daughter Kendra and sons Josh and Matt. After her kids were born Meenakshi decided to put everything on the backburner and focus on parenting her three kids.
“I took a long break as we knew that our kids would be educated here, he would be working here, for me to leave them and go to India and work was not going to happen and I was very clear on that. So, I decided that I will put a full brake and only after kids give me permission I will go back,” she added.
Currently, Meenakshi teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi in the US an performs with her students at charity events and fundraisers. A philanthropist, Meenakshi and her disciples performed at the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) convention in California.
However, she still misses her work and life in India.
“Not just film industry but being in India and having so many opportunities to do creative work, acting, dancing, being in company of really talented performers, learning from their work, I miss that and I think another challenge was adjusting to life here, I was really clueless, on how to live in America, like many people who come here and I took a long time to understand how to live life here, I am still learning,” she says.
Meanwhile, there are rumours that Sunny Deol productions have approached her for the remake of Ghayal. WE just hope that we get to see her on the silver screen again. Keeping our fingers crossed :)!!!
[All images courtesy: Instagram]