#BNHAF Awards and Festival 11th Edition - Mekha Rajan wins the Best Actress Award

Mekha Rajan, Chennai based actor, best known for being the muse in Academy Awardee A.R.Rahman's music videos, won the coveted Best Actress Award at the recently concluded 11th #BNHAF Awards and Festival, held from May 24 to May 30, 2023 - coinciding with the closing of the biggest film festival in the world, the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival.

Gunjan a regular at #BNHAF gushed that the Cannes connect was so evident at the 11th Edition with the introduction of the Screening Room. For the unacquainted, the Shorts Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival is a screening room with computers for attendees to view films. The 11th Edition of #BNHAF introduced the same concept, where a festival-attendee can see a film of their choice at a time and day convenient to them.

Mekha was elated to win the Best Actress Award for Akshat Gangrade's very poignantly made, Dwija. Mekha started off her career as a finalist in the Miss India pageant in 2000 where other competitors were Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza.
Talking exclusively to www.bol-news.com Mekha said that she started off English and Tamil theatre simultaneously with the beauty pageant to hone her acting skills.
Mekha is the face of the very successful "Hamam" campaign that highlighted the need for self defense and self-reliance for young girls. One of the most iconic TVC's, it's running since 2017 till date!
Talking more about herself, the multi-faceted actress, who also learnt Kalari a martial art form from Kerala revealed that her next is a Tamil film directed by Ameer Sultan, expected to open in 2024.

Rajan's diverse work includes Malayalam movies, "Kabini", "Collector " with Suresh gopi and " Mr Fraud" with Mohanlal. Amazon Prime series, "Suzhal" and Vadandhi and "Anantham" for Zee5. 
A dynamic and versatile personality with varied interests that include yoga, cycling, she is an avid painter practicing 'Art Therapy'. Her love for outdoors and nature, extends from her belief that art and nature are the best ways ways to nurture and heal body mind and soul.
The next editions of #BNHAF Awards and Festival are scheduled for July, 2023 and October, 2023.