Menaka is an Indian film actress and producer. She is a native of Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. In her short film career 1980 - 86, Menaka acted in 116 films, mostly in Malayalam. She has acted opposite current superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal and Rajinikanth. After 19 years, she made a comeback through the teleserial Kaliveedu directed by Purusothaman and produced by A. Radhakrishnan. Again after six years, she made a comeback on the big screen through Fazil's 2011 film Living Together.
Menaka was born in a conservative Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family. Her father Rajagopal is from Tenkasi and mother Saroja is from Thickurichy. She has three brothers: Govinda, Sundar, and Balaji. Menaka married film producer Suresh Kumar at the Lord Krishna temple, at Guruvayur, on 27 October 1987. She produces films under the banner Revathy Kalamandhir. She has two daughters Revathi and Keerthi. Keerthi as a child actress acted in Kuberan starring Dileep, Bijumenon starred Achaneyanenikkishtam and Pilots with Suresh Gopi. She acted in Priyadarshan's movie Geethaanjali as heroine. Revathi married Nithin on 8 September 2016.