Meghana Raj in Kannada film

She made her debut in�the Tamil film Krishnaleelai�directed by K. Balachander. But now, Meghana Raj is happy to have bagged a role opposite Yogi in Punda, Kannada remake of the Tamil hit Polladhavan.

Meghana is the daughter of Kannada star couple Sunder Raj and Pramila Joshi. She started acting as a theatre artiste in the play 'Jokumaraswamy'; after she entered college, she started mode;ling. Meghana was approached by director Balachander with an offer to act in his film Poi.

She also has a Telugu film in hand titled Bendu Apparao, in which she is acting opposite Allari Naresh. In Punda, she plays a bubbly college girl. Her parents hope to see their daughter make it big in the tinsel world.

Akansha was supposed to play the female lead role in Punda, but was soon replaced by Meghana who was able to give dates readily. She will also be seen in�the Tamil film Enga Veetu Pillai, opposite Bharath.