The love life of Bollywood actress Meenakshi Sheshadri in the 1980s was no less than a roller coaster ride. Let’s take a sneak peek.
Meenakshi Seshadri is one of the highest paid actresses of her time. She made her Bollywood debut in 1983 with the film "Painter Babu".
Apart from her beautiful screen presence and commendable acting skills, she often makes headlines for her collaborations with singer Kumar Sanu and director Rajkumar Santosh.
Meenakshi Seshadri and Kumar Sanu first met on the sets of Mahesh Bhatt's film Jurm. The film's song "Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye" is sung by Kumar Sanu and appears in her.
Kumar Sanu was completely mesmerized by Meenakshi Seshadri's beauty and started dating her. The two kept their relationship secret for three years.
At that time, Kumar Sanu was married to Rita Bhattacharya. Soon, his wife became aware of Meenakshi and Kumar's affair.
Kumar Sanu's secretary revealed his affairs in an interview. She had said, "Kumar has many 'girlfriends' and currently, he is dating popular actress Meenakshi Seshadri."
Rita Bhattacharya had confronted Kumar about his romance with Meenakshi, but Kumar categorically denied it. But finally, Kumar Sanu admitted his romance with Meenakshi.
After learning the truth, Rita and Kumar parted ways in 1994. After Kumar's divorce, he also parted ways with Meenakshi.
She started a relationship with director Rajkumar Santoshi in 1990, while she was shooting for the Sunny Deol-starrer film Ghayal.
After the success of the film, Rajkumar proposed to Meenakshi but she sweetly rejected his proposal. Due to the rejection, Rajkumar fell into depression.
Later, in an interview, when asked about his love for Meenakshi, Rajkumar said, "I fell in love with Meenakshi, but she rejected me. I wanted to marry her."
Meenakshi is said to have inadvertently proposed to Raj that one day she would say yes to him as they often drove long distances and had long phone conversations.
After Raj provided financial assistance to Meenakshi for her film Aag Aur Suhag, he went to meet her and told her mother during an argument that he wanted to marry her daughter and not sleep with her.
Meenakshi got to know Harish Mysore through interviews. The reporter told her that she had a brother because Meenkashi wanted to settle down.
Meenakshi met an investment banker in the United States. Harish is the journalist’s brother. Since Meenakshi was traveling in New York at the time, she decided to meet him and get to know him.
As soon as the two met, the spark of love ignited. Soon after, the couple had a civil wedding in 1995. The couple also registered their marriage in New York.
Meenakshi and Harish have two children, a son named Josh and a daughter named Kendra.
After her marriage, Meenakshi left Bollywood and moved to Plano, Texas. Meenakshi teaches Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi dances at a school called Cherish Dance School founded by her husband.