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Shweta Menon is an Indian model, actress and television anchor. She won Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1994. She has predominantly acted in Malayalam and Hindi language films, besides appearing in a number of Tamil productions

Real NameShwetha Menon
Profession(s)Actress, TV Presenter
Famous RoleCheeru in Malayalam film 'Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha' (2009)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-36
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1974-04-23
Age (as in 2018)44 Years
BirthplaceChandigarh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownValanchery, Malappuram district, Kerala, India
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, East Hill, Kozhikode, Kerala
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutMalayalam Film: Anaswaram (1991)
Telugu Film: Desha Drohulu (1995)
Bollywood: Prithvi (1997)
Tamil Film: Snegithiye (2000)
Kannada Film: Omkara (2004)
Hindi TV: Razzmatazz (2001)
Malayalam TV: Star Wars (2007)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, Dancing
Awards, Achievements
1993- Miss Bangalore
1994- Gladrags Female Super Model
2007- Asian Television Award for Best Anchor for TV show 'Star Wars'
2009- Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam, Jai Hind TV Award for Best Actress, and Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress for Malayalam film 'Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha'
2011- Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for Malayalam film 'Salt N' Pepper'
2012- SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Malayalam film 'Ozhimuri'
Note: Along with these, she has many other awards to her name.
Controversies• In 2004, a case filed against her for insulting the National flag during a fashion show which was organized by the National Institute of Fashion Design. She was alleged to have walked the ramp by wrapping her in the flag.
• In 2011, she had registered a complaint against the director of Kunnath Pharmaceuticals 'K. C. Abraham' for using her photographs to promote their Ayurvedic aphrodisiac Musli Power Extra without her permission.
• In 2012, Shweta was criticised by Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker 'G. Karthikeyan' for allowing her delivery to be recorded on camera for the Malayalam film 'Kalimannu.' Kerala Film Exhibitors' Federation also condemned the film and said that they would boycott the film if the director 'Blessy' includes the delivery scene.
• In 2013, she had lodged an FIR against N. Peethambara Kurup by alleging that he had molested her during the President's Trophy Boat Race. She later withdrew the complaint after Kurup made an apology to her.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsBobby Bhonsle (Actor & Writer)
Sreevalsan Menon (Journalist)
Marriage DateYear, 2004 (with Bobby Bhonsle)
18 June 2011 (with Sreevalsan Menon)
Husband(s)/Spouse(s)First- Bobby Bhonsle (Actor & Writer, div. 2007)
Second- Sreevalsan Menon (Journalist, m. 2011)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Sabaina Menon (b. 2012)
ParentsFather- T. V. Narayanankutti (Flight Lieutenant in Air Force)
Mother- Sarada Menon (Homemaker)
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Biryani, Paratha, Dosa, Appam, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹1 Lakh/day

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shweta Menon

  • Does Shweta Menon smoke?: No
  • Does Shweta Menon drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Shweta Menon was born in a Malayali family.
  • Though she was born in Chandigarh, she was brought up at various places like Kerala, Allahabad, Pune, and Pathankot; as her father was in the Indian Air Force.
  • She is the cousin of famous Malayalam actor, Anoop Menon.
  • Shweta started her acting career in 1991 by playing the role of Catherine in the Malayalam film ‘Anaswaram.’
  • She also worked as a model and took part in many beauty pageant contests.
  • In 1994, she participated in the ‘Miss India’ beauty contest where she ended up as the second runner-up; Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai being the winner and first runner-up, respectively.
  • The same year, she became the first ‘Gladrags Female Super Model.’
  • Shweta Menon walked the ramp at various fashion shows. She also directed several shows with leading models.
  • She is the first Malayalam TV anchor to host reality TV shows.
  • She worked in different languages like Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada.
  • Shweta appeared on the cover of various magazines like ‘Inspire,’ ‘Flash Movies,’ etc.
  • In 2008, she participated in the dance reality show ‘Dancing Queen’ that was aired on Colors TV.
  • She also made her appearance as a contestant along with her father in the game reality show ‘Deal Or No Deal’ (2010).
  • In 2015, she took part in another reality TV show ‘Star Challenge’ that was aired on Flowers TV.
  • Apart from being a great actress, Shweta hosted several Malayalam TV shows like ‘Star Wars’ (2007), ‘Honeymoon Travels’ (2009), ‘Veruthe Alla Bharya’ (2011-2012), ‘Veruthe Alla Bharya Season 2’ (2012), and ‘Veruthe Alla Bharya Season 3’ (2015).
  • She also judged some famous Malayalam reality TV shows like ‘Comedy Stars Season 2’ (2015), ‘Katturumbu’ (2016-2017), ‘Komedy Circus’ (2017), ‘Tharodayam New Face Hunt’ (2017), ‘Laughing Villa Season 2’ (2017), and ‘Super Jodi’ (2018).Shweta Menon judged ‘Super Jodi’ (2018)
  • In 2018, she participated in the controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 1.’ She is the highest paid actress among all the 17 contestants of that show.
  • Shweta hates working out and never visits the gym.
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