Born in Sonepat in Haryana, Meghna did a Master’s degree in English and then moved to Delhi to join the National School of Drama (NSD). She graduated in 1997. After showcasing her acting skills in NSD’s repertory company, Meghna moved to Mumbai to try her luck in the film and TV industries. She worked in a few films (Kuch Naa Kaho, Taare Zameen Par) and serials, and is now wowing viewers with her portrayal of the feisty Ammaji in the TV show Na Aana Is Des Laado.
One word that describes you best?
Do you love Luv Storys?
Yes I do. I am a complete romantic at heart.
The audience’s reaction to my acting and dancing.
What makes you feel sexy?
When I have given a shot to my complete satisfaction.
The last time you rode on a bus?
A few months ago in Mumbai.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I am quite happy with Meghna.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
It has to be my foot!
Share a secret with us... trust us, we’ll only print it!
I have a compulsive disorder.
Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
When I am working it will be Air India and when I am jobless, then Indian Railways.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
A horse because I am fond of riding. Even my character, Ammaji, likes to ride horses.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
I would choose Earth as I don’t believe in something I haven’t seen.
If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose?
Definitely intelligent. Riches will follow.
What makes your day?
A very satisfactory performance.
What screws it up?
Incompetence around me.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I bought gifts for my parents.
The last movie that made you cry?
Movies don’t make me cry.
Your first kiss was...
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
I would love to lose myself in any kind of wilderness.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
I would move around in search of another person.
One tune you can’t get out of your head?
I love the signature tune of Na Aana Is Des Laado.
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I am completely in love with Amitabh Bachchan and he’s my superhero!
The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
...the colour pink instantly reminds me of a Karan Johar movie
From HT Brunch, Januray 16
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