Can you keep up with Maeshni?

Despite being very famous, Maeshni Naicker remains very humble.

“To me Chatsworth is my home and it is where my heart is.” These were the words spoken by movie megastar, Maeshni Naicker, who has gained national recognition and stardom throughout the country following many successful movies including ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys‘.  Despite her success, she has managed to remain humble and true to the Chatsworth community.

At the age of eight, the Arena Park resident was introduced to the captivating world of theatre by her late father, who decided to enrol her at drama school.  She furthered her career by obtaining a degree in Durban through UKZN, and then decided to step out into the world of acting. The local luminary also attributes her success to her mother, who is her role model and pillar of strength.

The professional entertainer stated that the world of acting and entertaining was male dominated when she first decided to pursue her career. “I feel that more and more female actresses and entertainers are emerging into the spotlight in recent times.  I am very glad that we are able to take this industry by a storm and empower other women to peruse their dreams,” she said.

Graduation. My pupils. Maeshni Naicker Speech and Drama Academy!

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The talented artist is dedicated to empowering and bettering the lives of the youth.  “I am involved with several organisations, which host stationery drives.  I am very passionate about educating children and helping them gain self-confidence and communication skills,” she added.

Naicker explained the experience that she had while working on the set of ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys’ which was her ninth movie.  “The experience of working on the set of movie was unbelievable. It was the most glamourous that I have ever felt.  Sharing that experience with my family and close friends was what made everything even better.  This movie gave me the opportunity to show that I am not only a comedian but I was able to take the audience on an emotional journey,” concluded the passionate woman. In her spare time, Naicker enjoys entertaining children, spending time with her family and being with her friends.


Bianca Lalbahadur

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