Meenakshii Chaudhary (born March 5, 1997) is a versatile Indian personality renowned for her roles as an actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, predominantly active in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. Hailing from the state of Haryana, she gained widespread recognition after representing her home state at the Femina Miss India 2018 pageant, where her exceptional talent and beauty earned her the coveted title of Femina Miss India Grand International 2018.
She also represented India on the global stage at Miss Grand International 2018, where she achieved remarkable success by being crowned as the 1st runner-up. Meenakshii’s grace, charm, and intelligence during the competition solidified her status as a promising figure in beauty pageantry.
Beyond the pageant circuit, Meenakshii garnered widespread attention in the film industry and marked her lead film debut with the Telugu movie “Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu” in 2021.
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- Full Name: Meenakshi Chaudhary
- Gender: Female
- Age: 26
- Date of Birth: March 5, 1997
- Profession: Actress, Model
- Nationality: Indian
- Birthplace: Chandigarh (Punjab & Haryana, India)
- Religion: Hinduism
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Meenakshii was born and raised in Panchkula, Haryana, India. She grew up under the nurturing care of her family. Her father, Late B.R. Chaudhary, was a colonel in the Indian Army. There are currently no details about her mother and siblings.
Growing up, She completed her schooling at St. Soldier International Convent School in Chandigarh. She graduated with a degree in dental surgery at the National Dental College and Hospital in Dera Bassi, Punjab. Meenakshii is also a talented state-level swimmer and a skilled badminton player.
In 2017, Meenakshii Chaudhary earned the title of Miss IMA at the Indian Military Academy Autumn Ball Night, a prestigious event marking the end of each term and celebrating the completion of military cadets’ training.
Her journey continued as she participated in the Campus Princess 2018 auditions sponsored by Fashion Big Bazaar.
Triumphing in the Patiala auditions, she emerged as one of the winners. This success propelled her to further heights as she entered the Femina Miss Haryana 2018 competition, eventually clinching the title and securing her representation of Haryana at the annual Femina Miss India contest.
The Miss India Organization later revealed that Chaudhary was chosen as Miss Grand India, granting her the opportunity to represent the country at the Miss Grand International 2018 pageant.
Crowned officially by María José Lora of Peru, the reigning Miss Grand International 2017, Chaudhary made a notable mark by reaching the top 5 in the Miss Popular sub-contest during the pageant in Yangon, Myanmar. Her national costume, themed “Prayer of Peace,” was a heartfelt tribute to her late father, Col. B.R Chaudhary.
Transitioning to the entertainment industry, Meenakshii made her acting debut in the web series “Out of Love,” an official adaptation of the BBC drama series “Doctor Foster.” She showcased her acting prowess by portraying the character Alia Kashyap, a 22-year-old facing challenges in a relationship with a married person.
In 2020, she took on the lead role opposite Sushanth in the Telugu movie “Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu.” Beyond her film endeavors, Meenakshii balanced her dental studies and modeling assignments, also participating in workshops. Interestingly, in one such workshop, she crossed paths with actor Sushanth Akkineni, unaware of each other’s professional backgrounds.
The serendipitous encounter led to Sushanth inviting her to review a film script, ultimately resulting in her involvement in Ramesh Varma Penmetsa’s film “Khiladi.” Furthermore, Meenakshii played a significant role as the female lead in the Telugu mystery-thriller “HIT 2,” a sequel to the 2020 film “HIT: The First Case.” Her journey reflects a dynamic blend of beauty, talent, and a passion for pageantry and the cinematic arts.
In 2023, Meenakshii Chaudhary shared the screen with Prabhas in the movie “Salaar,” marking a significant milestone in her cinematic journey.
- Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu
- Out of Love
Meenakshii is not currently in a relationship and is not married.
Prior to this, she had been involved in a long-term romantic relationship with her former boyfriend, Sourav. Presently, she appears to be enjoying her single status.
- Instagram: @meenakshichaudhary006
Meenakshii is estimated to have a total net worth of approximately US$5 million.