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At 15, an overweight Meera accompanied her younger sister, who received a part in a film, to the shooting sets. Those visits sparked within her the ambition to become a model and actor herself. It was then that she began to work on losing her weight. And not only did she become a model, but she also became a successful actor. Meera Vasudev was in the city to receive the Ujala-Asianet Award 2005 for the `best female new face award.' Her portrayal as Lekha, a housewife in `Thanmatra' impressed the critics and her fans. `Thanmatra' came her way when Vivek, her liaison officer arranged a meeting with director Blessy. He narrated the story and she liked it. "I was a bit apprehensive about playing a 35-year-old. It was a challenge and I am glad I did it," she says. It was another milestone in the Mumbai-born actor's career graph. A graduate in Psychology and English literature, Meera became a successful model through ads for Fair & Lovely, Preethi Mixer and AVT Coffee. Her entry into reel world was through a Hindi film with Milind Soman called `Rules pyar ka superhit formula.' "Then I did a Tamil movie, `Unnai saran adienthen,' for which I got a State Award in 2003. Then came `Thanmatra,'" says Meera.
Apart from acting, Meera does choreography for stage and television. So, how does she balance it all? "My husband, Vishal, is a great help and inspiration and Vivek is always there too."