Mirna Menon is an Indian actress who primarily works in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films. In 2020, she came into the limelight after playing Arya Shetty in the Malayalam film Big Brother.
Mirna Menon was born as Sayna Santhosh on 15 December 1994 (age 29 years; as of 2023) in Idukki, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Mirna did her primary schooling at Ramakkalmedu Sacred Heart School. Kerala. Later, for her high school education, she attended St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Idukki. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she pursued a Bachelor of Engineering at St.Francis College, Chennai.
- Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Black
Mirna Menon belongs to a Malayali family in Idukki, Kerala.
Parents & Siblings
Mirna Menon’s father, Santosh Kumar, is a businessman. Meanwhile, her mother, Shobhana Santosh, is a homemaker. Born in a moderate household, Mirna has two sisters.
In 2020, actor Abi Saravanan released a video where he was seen tying a mangalsutra to Mirna’s (Adhiti) neck. Prior to the video, he made several claims about his marriage with Mirna.
However, later, Mirna filed a police complaint against Abi Saravanan for spreading fake and misleading information about her. Meanwhile, according to Mirna, she is unmarried.
Mirna Menon was in a relationship with actor Abi Saravanan. However, later the couple separated on a bitter note. Abi Sarvanan also accused Mirna of marrying him and spread a video in which they were seen kissing each other. Nevertheless, Mirna filed a complaint against Abi Saravanan in which she accused him of spreading mis informative news about her.
Besides, Abi Saravanan also revealed that she was having an extramarital affair with a boy named Sujeeth.
She follows Hinduism.
As an Engineer
Soon after pursuing a Bachelor’s in Engineering, Mirna Menon started working as a software engineer in Dubai. However, owing to her fascination with acting since childhood, she decided to shift her career from a software engineer to a full-time actor.
As an Actor
In 2015, she made her acting debut with the television show Dhathuputhri. Subsequently, in the same year, she accepted to play the lead in the Tamil film Nedunalvaadai; however, she dropped out after she was harassed and tortured by the director. Soon after leaving the project, she changed her stage name to Adhiti Menon and made her acting debut with the Tamil film Pattathari, wherein she played Ilakiya. Subsequently, in 2018, she worked in Kalaivani Mappillai, where she played Thulasi.
In 2020, she underwent a name change renaming herself Mirna. Meanwhile, the same year, she worked in Big Brother, wherein she played the role of Arya Shetty. Thus, this film resulted in the turning point of Mirna’s career while nominating her for the Best Female Debut Awards.
In 2022, she made her Telugu debut with Crazy Fellow, where he played Chinni. Subsequently, in 2023, she appeared in the Telugu language film Ugram, wherein she played Aparna. Meanwhile, in 2023, she appeared in two big projects, Burqa and Jailer.
- Attempted Suicide
In 2016, Athira Santhosh aka Adithi Menon attempted suicide by consuming poison following sexual harassment and torture from a film director. She was rushed immediately after her contacts acknowledged her suicide. Later, she claimed to media officials that she was sexually harassed by film director Selva Kannan following which she took the step.
- Accused of Extra-marital Affair
Soon after her suicide made rounds on the Internet, she changed her name from Athira Santhosh to Adithi Menon. However, she was accused by Abi Saravanan of marrying him and later not acknowledging it in public. Not only this but Abi released the legal marriage certificate as proof. She was also accused of having an extra-marital affair with a boy named Sujeeth.
- In 2020, she was nominated for the Best Malayalam Female Debut Award at the SIIMA Awards.
She received a remuneration of INR 1 Crores for her role in Rajinikanth’s starrer, Jailer.
- Her real name is Sayna Santhosh. However, before making her film debut, she took the name Athira Santhosh. Later, owing to the suicide controversy, she took the stage name, Adhiti Menon. However, again her name emerged in the marriage controversy. Hence, this led to changing her name again from Adhiti Menon to Mirna Menon.
- Before venturing into acting, she was a software developer and a TV anchor.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In her leisure time, she likes travelling and listening to music.
- Mirna is a fitness enthusiast. Not only this, but she often treats her fans by sharing her post-workout pictures on social media.
- She regularly posts and updates on Instagram about her lifestyle. Meanwhile, she has more than 1.2 Million followers on the social media platform.