Menaka Sureshkumar (Indian actress) Bio, Facts.
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Menaka (actress)
Born Name: Padmavathi
Date of Birthday: 27 August 1963
Place of Birth: Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, India
Occupation: Actress, Film producer
Spouse(s): G. Suresh Kumar (m. 1987)
Children: Revathy Suresh, Keerthy Suresh
Parent(s): Rajagopal(Father) Saroja(Mother)

Padmavathi, better known by her stage name Menaka, is an Indian film actress and producer. She made her Debut in Tamil film 'Ramayi Vayasukku Vanthutta'. In an acting career spanning from 1980 to 1986, Menaka appeared in 116 films, mostly in Malayalam. She also did a few films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. She married film producer G. Suresh Kumar. After 19 years, she made a comeback through the television serial Kaliveedu.

Early life
Menaka, whose real name is Padmavathi, was born into a conservative Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district, India. She was the only daughter among the four children of Rajagopal and Saroja. Both her parents were school teachers. Her mother Saroja taught at the Lourdes Girls' Higher Secondary School in Perambur, Madras.

Career
Menaka had become one of the highest-paid actresses in South Indian cinema when she decided to retire from acting post-marriage. After 24 years, she made a comeback as a film actress in 2011 with Fazil-directed Living Together, in a character role.

Personal life
Menaka married film producer G. Suresh Kumar at Guruvayur Temple on 27 October 1987. It was an inter-caste marriage as Menaka was Brahmin and Kumar was Nair.They have two daughters — Revathi and Keerthi Suresh. Initially they settled in Chennai and later moved to Thiruvananthapuram. Keerthi is a film actress and Revathi is an assistant director.

Source: Wikipedia
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