Shanta Meena Bhaskar
17 June 1971
(m. 1994; div. 1996)
|Children||Anaina (b. 1995)|
|Relatives||Y. V. Rao (maternal grand father)|
Aishwarya's first film to be released was Oliyampukal (1991), followed by Mamagaru (1991), Rasukutty (1992) and Meera (1992). She played a double role in Butterflies (1993) and also in Gardish (1993), which was a remake of the Malayalam movie Kireedam. Early in her career, she notably turned down opportunities to work with Mani Ratnam in Roja (1992) and Thiruda Thiruda (1993).
Following her marriage in 1994, Aishwarya quit the film industry and chose to prioritise bringing up a family. However her marriage fell apart and she became addicted to taking drugs as a result of her husband's addiction, which made it difficult for her to re-enter the film industry after her divorce in 1996. After undergoing a rehabilitation process, she chose to continue her education in computer science and joined to work with the NIIT in 1997 and prioritised her work as a software engineer. She then accepted an offer to be a part of a television show produced by Suresh Chandra Menon, after being convinced by her friend, actress Revathi. After a four-year sabbatical from films as a result of her marriage, childbirth and divorce, Aishwarya made a comeback in Parthiban's Housefull (1999) portraying an inspector in charge of the bomb disposal squad. She continued to portray supporting roles in films such as Suyamvaram (1999), Sathyameva Jayathe (2000) and Narasimham (2000) during the turn of the century.
Born as Shanta Meena Bhaskar, to Tamil father K Bhaskaran and half Tamil and Telugu actress Lakshmi, she has a half-sister from her mother's third marriage. She was married to Tanveer in 1994 and they were divorced in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Anaina, born in 1995.
|1989||Adavilo Abhimanyudu||Shanti||Telugu||Telugu debut|
|Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi||Seeta||Telugu|
|Hosa Kavya||Kannada||Kannada debut|
|Naan Pudicha Mappillai||Tamil|
|Oorellam Un Pattu||Tamil|
|Ponnukku Sethi Vandhachu||Tamil|
|Subba Rayudi Pelli||Lalitha||Telugu|
|1993||Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu||Meenatchi||Tamil|
|Jackpot||Sindhu Gautham Krishna||Malayalam|
|Gardish||Vidya P. Bhalla||Hindi||Hindi debut|
|2000||Pennin Manathai Thottu||Tamil|
|Sharja To Sharja||Kalyani||Malayalam|
|Praja||Maya Mary Kurien||Malayalam|
|2003||The King Maker Leader||Vasanthy Nambiar||Malayalam|
|Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi||Pinni(step mother)||Telugu|
|The Fire||Neena Cheriyan||Malayalam|
|M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi||Eshwar's second wife||Tamil|
|Aaru||Sound Saroja Akka||Tamil|
|2007||Inspector Garud||Maya Gopinath||Malayalam|
|Sringaram: Dance of Love||Mirasu's wife||Tamil|
|Vel||Sakkara Pandi's Wife||Tamil|
|Abhiyum Naanum||Anu(Abhi's mother)||Tamil||Akasamantha movie in Telugu|
|2009||Adada Enna Azhagu||Diana||Tamil|
|Uchithanai Muharnthaal||Security Guard||Tamil|
|Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Amrutha Valli's mother||Telugu|
|Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla||Lakshmi/Sainuthatha||Malayalam|
|Philips & the Monkey Pen||Uncredited
|Un Samayal Arayil / Oggarane / Ulavucharu Biriyani||Asha||Tamil / Kannada / Telugu|
|MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal||Tamil|
|2016||Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||Manimaaran's wife||Tamil|
|2019||Oh! Baby||Vikram's Mother||Telugu|
|2004||Mizhi Thurakkumbol||Varada||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2005-2006||Raja Rajeswari||Padmalakshmi||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2006||Kadhaparayum Kavyaanjali||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2008–2011||Paarijatham||Lalitha Bhai||Asianet||Malayalam||Won, Asianet Television award 2011 - Best actress in a negative role|
|2010–2012||Thendral||Bhuvana Laxman||Sun TV||Tamil||(Replaced by Sudha Chandran)|
|2013–2014||Mama Mapillai||Aishwarya||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2015-2016||4 the People||Prof Vasundara Das||Asianet||Malayalam|
|2015-2017||Nandini vs Nandini||Baby||Etv Plus||Telugu|
|2017 – present||Azhagu||Vasantha||Sun TV||Tamil|
|2018 – present||Chembarathi||Thrichambarath Akhilandeswari||Zee Keralam||Malayalam|
- കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന് ഞാനില്ല , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies Archived 19 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Mathrubhumi.com (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2014-03-03.
- "Star Talk – Aishwarya". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
- "I don't want to act with half-baked idiots any longer". rediff.com. March 2000.
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