Meenakshi Seshadri (born 16 November 1963) is an Indian actress, model and dancer who mainly appeared in Hindi films. She was one of the highest paid actresses of her times. Her appearance in a Tamil film, paired with Prabu fetched her more credits. Meenakshi has appeared in a range of movies from comedy, drama, and action to romance. She won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17. Seshadri made her film debut in Painter Babu (1983) and received wider public recognition with the film Hero (1983), which was followed by a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s. She was noted for her performances in films, including Hoshiyar (1985), Bewafai (1985), Meri Jung (1985), Swati (1986), Dacait (1987), Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), Shahenshah (1988), Mahaadev (1989), Jurm (1990), Ghayal (1990), Ghar Parivar, Damini (1993), and Ghatak (1996) among others. Whereas she received immense critical acclaim for her films such as Swati (1986), Dahleez (1986), Satyamev Jayate (1987 film), Awaargi (1990) and Damini (1993). She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses in the 1980s and 1990s, and was acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing. After the release of her film Ghatak, she left the film industry to raise her children and resides in the US, with her husband and children. She has been partially active in the US, where she runs her dance school "Cherish Dance School". Recently, a documentary was also made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings.