Meera Jasmine is an Indian film actress, who appears in regional Indian films that includes Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

She won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2004 and is a two time recipient of the Kerala State Film Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, as well as the Kalaimamani Award from the government of Tamil Nadu.

Meera Jasmine was born on 15th February, 1984 in Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. Her father's name is Joseph Philips and mother's name is Aleyamma. She is a Syrian Christian by birth.She has two sisters and two brothers.

She completed her schooling in Bala Vihar, Thiruvalla and Marthoma Residential School, Thiruvalla. She appeared for her Higher Secondary Exams in March 2000. She had enrolled for a BSc degree in Zoology at Assumption College, Changanassery and completed nearly three months when she was spotted by director Blessy (who was then an assistant director to director Lohithadas) and offered a role in Soothradharan.

Meera Jasmine was introduced to the film industry by Lohitadas. Her debut film was Malayalam movie "Soothradharan" in 2001.The film was directed by Lohithadas starring opposite Dileep. But the film did not do well at the box office. However, she continued to receive offers from Malayalam and Tamil film-makers.

She got real attention in Malayalam cinema with the movie Kasthoorimann directed by her mentor Lohithadas. She was able to enact both comedy and sentimental scenes with equal fervor. She received her first film fare award for her performance in Kasthoorimann.

Meera's Tamil film entry made with "Run" opposite to Madhavan and "Bala" in 2002. The success of Tamil films Run and Bala in 2002 have given her the chance to work with popular actors of the Tamil industry. She won the Filmfare Best Female debut actress award for Run. The success of the films led her to work with famed directors like Mani Ratnam in Aayudha Ezhuthu and SS Stanley in Mercury Pookkal.

Meera Jasmine became famous in Telugu film industry with her first film (dubbed from Tamil) "Run". She has not only showed her presence in the Telugu films in 2004 with Ammayi Bagundi and Gudumba Shankar.

She also acted in Kannada cinema in 2004 with the film Mourya, in which she co-starred with Puneet Rajkumar.

After making her entry into all four South Indian languages, she has acted concurrently in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. Her successful movies include Achuvinte Amma (Malayalam), Bhadra (Telugu) and Rasatantram (Malayalam).

Her 2005 Tamil film Sandakozhi completed 200 days at the box office.

is reported by media that she will be marrying U. Rajesh, a mandolin artist. Rajesh and Meera have formally confirmed the love they have for each other. Rajesh is the brother of notable mandolin artist U. Srinivas. However, according to Meera Jasmine, she will not be marrying Rajesh for another two years, till her on-going film commitments are over.

She offered prayers and bowed to Lord at Raja Rajeshwara temple at Taliparamba in Kerala where the entry of non-Hindus is prohibited. This led to a controversy and sparked off a protest by Hindu devotees. Later, she paid Rs. 10,000 as penalty to the temple authorities.