Meenakshi (actress)

Pinky Sarkar (born August 6, 1988[1]) better known as Meenakshi, is an Indian film actress, who appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She is probably best known for her performance as Raasathi in her debut film Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar.[2][3]

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Meenakshi posing with a copy of the Thangam magazine
Pinky Sarkar

(1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 31)
Years active2006–2017



Meenakshi first appeared in two Telugu ventures, the historical fiction Hanumanthu [4] and the devotional film Sri Satyanarayana Swamy, under her birth name Pinky Sarkar; the latter featured her as goddess Lakshmi, with a reviewer from writing that she "failed to emote well".[5]

Breakthrough (2007–2010)Edit

In 2007, she made her Tamil debut in Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar, playing the role of Raasathi, a first year medical student.[6] She made an impression in the film and was subsequently flooded with similar girl next door roles. Not wanting to becoming typecast, she rejected all roles, took a break from acting and completed her education before returning to Chennai.[7]

In 2009, she had her next Tamil release, TN 07 AL 4777, which was a remake of the Hindi film Taxi No. 9211. She played the role of Pooja, a "rich extrovert and party loving cosmopolitan girl",[8] for which she went in for a fashion makeover.[7][9] That year, she starred in two more Tamil films, Sundar C.'s Perumal and Raghava Lawrence's Rajadhi Raja, besides making a special appearance in a third, Vishal's Thoranai;[7] however all films were box office failures.[10] The following year, she was seen in Karu Pazhaniappan's Mandhira Punnagai and Agam Puram,[10] after which she did not act for over three years as she was pursuing her MBA degree and taking care of her father who was not well.[11]

Work after sabbatical (2014–present)Edit

In 2014, she took up a lead role in Villangam and a supporting role in Vetrimaaran's Soodhadi besides agreeing to perform in a special song in Ezhil's Vellaikaara Durai.[12]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2006 Veyil Pasupathi, Barath sister Tamil
Hanumanthu Telugu
2007 Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Lakshmi Telugu
Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar Raasathi Tamil
2009 TN 07 AL 4777 Pooja Tamil
Perumal Dr. Alamu Tamil
Rajadhi Raja Thangapazham Tamil
Thoranai / Pistha Tamil / Telugu Special appearance
Chattambinadu Dr.Lakshmi Malayalam
2010 Mandhira Punnagai Nandhini Tamil
Agam Puram Nadia Tamil
2012 Thuppakki Tamil Special appearance
2014 Vellaikaara Durai Tamil Special appearance
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Baby Tamil
2016 Sowkarpettai Sanya Tamil
Thirunaal Prema Tamil
Ner Mugam Tamil
2017 Aangila Padam Tamil


  1. ^ "Meenakshi makes a mark". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Meenakshi pins her hopes on Rajathi Raja". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  3. ^ "வருஷத்துக்கு ஒரு குத்தாட்டம் : மீனாட்சியின் புது முடிவு". Dinamalar.
  4. ^ "Srihari paired with Manasa in "Hanumanthu"".
  5. ^ "Sri Satyanarayana Swamy review. Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Telugu movie review, story, rating -". IndiaGlitz.
  6. ^ "Of different shades". The Hindu.
  7. ^ a b c "Meenakshi is in love with Tamil films". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Actress Meenakshi - Interview - - Tamil Movie Actress Interviews - TN-07-AL-4777 Pasupathi Simran Meenakshi Ajmal".
  9. ^ "Meenakshi joins the glam brigade". Sify.
  10. ^ a b "A hopeful Meenakshi returns". The New Indian Express.
  11. ^ "Happy to be a part of Dhanush's film". Deccan Chronicle.
  12. ^ "Meenakshi to make her comeback with Parthepan". The Times of India.