Meena started her career as a child artist in Telugu films and Tamil films. She acted with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan , and later became a star in her own right.
She had hits with Muthu, Ejaman, Veera and Avvai Sanmughi. Meena has a huge fan following in Japan. She has acted in almost all the south Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada etc. Her first film was 'Nenjangal' with Sivaji Ganesan as child artist.