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The real Sindhu

Sindhu Menon hosts the popular game show ‘Sriman Srimati’ on Surya TV. Liza George



Dancer and actor: Sindhu Menon will soon be seen in a Malayalam film with Indrajith.

She is the charming host of the popular game show on Surya TV, ‘Sriman Srimati,’ which tests the compatibility level of couples. Says Sindhu Menon, anchor of the show, “Most of the participants have never been in front of the camera and tend to be tense and nervous. Getting them to relax is quite a challenge. But once the competition begins, they automatically relax and have a good time.”

For Sindhu, hosting the show is “lots of fun.” With contestants coming from all walks of life, she says she has made many new friends through the show.

“I’m still in touch with some of the contestants. They come to meet me whenever I come down to Kerala,” says this Bangalore-based actor. According to Sindhu, she has reaped benefits from the show.

“I have learnt a lot of useful tips from the couples, especially through the ‘situation round.’ Seeing how couples work out problems will definitely come in handy in the future. And my Malayalam has improved.”

Back-to-back episodes

With episodes shot back-to-back, Sindhu often has to stand eight to 10 hours straight for the show.

“It’s a real strain at times, but at the end of the day it’s all worth it. I have become a part of the family to the audience. The affection they shower upon me wherever they see me is amazing. Besides, playing me and not a character helps me connect with the audience. They see the real ‘me’ and I guess they like me.”

Starting of as a child artiste at the age of four in a Kannada movie ‘Rashmi,’ Sindhu is not a new face to the camera.

“I’m lucky. There was no break after my first movie. I continued acting,” says the actor who has also acted in movies such as ‘Detective,’ ‘Vesham’ and ‘Rajamanikyam.’

A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, Sindhu has her own dancing school in Bangalore. “As I’m rarely around due to my busy shoot schedule it’s being run by my sister.” The school, ‘Sindhu Menon Dance Academy,’ teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and ballet. “I love to dance and am currently training in ballet. It’s so graceful and full of life,” says Sindhu who is busy preparing for her MBA examinations.

Apart from studies, Sindhu is also gearing up for two untitled movies in Tamil and one in Malayalam, in which she plays the lead with Indrajith.

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