Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Katrina Kaif - Biography

Katrina Kaif


Date of Birth: 16–July–1984


Place of Born: Hong Kong


In her parents Kashmiri Muslim father, Mohammed Kaif, and a British Christian mother, Suzzane. Her parents estranged while Kaif was awfully adolescent. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaii and afterward moved to her mother's abode country, England. By the side of age fourteen she was move toward by an agent and began modeling; her first job was intended for a jewelry movement. She continued modeling in London. In India, present was no shortage of offers and she appeared in the ads of Veet, Lakme, LG, Samsung to given name a not many. She was too the face of Lakme India Fashion Week 2005. She took the number one blemish in FHM India's 100 Sexiest Women in the World and also won the Best Female Style Icon at the IIFA Awards


Kaif's London modeling labor led to her discovery by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments. After that year, in 2004, she played the ingredient of Princess Malliswari in the Telugu movie Malliswari. She had one more Telugu film, Allari Pidugu in 2005, beside amid two Hindi movies; Katrina saw triumph with film Sarkar in 2005, where she played the pithy role of Abhishek Bachchan's. Her next release, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005, where she was paired conflicting Salman Khan, earned her an award at the Stardust Award for burst through female performance. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Humko Deewana Kar Gaya, in 2006. Besides this she was a part of a Malayam movie Balram Vs Taradas.


She appeared
in the hit movie Namastey London, in 2007 in which she starred because a British girl beside Akshay Kumar for the second time behind the box office letdown Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. The further three movies were Apne by the Deols, David Dhawan’s associate by Salman Khan and Govinda and Welcome, all of which performed fine at the box office. She also set in an extraordinary exterior in Nanhe Jaisalmer. In 2008, we wedged her in two blockbusters the racy Race and Singh Is Kinng and walking left with the British-Indian Actor award intended for the Zee Cine Awards (2008). Kaif's closing release of the year, Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraaj, was a blow serious and viable collapse. Kaif is the model for Mattel's Bollywood Barbie, which will be released in September 2009.

Madhumitha - Biography

Madhumitha's biography

Madhumitha(as Swapna Madhuri) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in films in various South Indian industries, frequently in Tamil and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her roles in Puttintiki Ra Chelli, Kudaikul Mazhai, Aanivaer and Arai En 305-il Kadavul.

Occupation Actress
Years active 2002-present
Spouse(s) Shiva Balaji

Career

Madhumitha started her acting career under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with the 2002 Telugu film Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a pivotal supporting role. After essaying supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films like Manmadhudu (2002) along with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre, Ammailu Abbailu (2003) and Puttintiki Ra Chelli (2004) sharing screen space with Arjun and Meena, she got introduced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the lead female role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character in the film.

Though the film ended up as a box office bomb, Madhumitha got several offers from Tamil directors, staying in Kollywood and starring in films like Amudhey (2005), Englishkaran (2005) opposite Sathyaraj and Namitha and Naalai (2006), which, however, didn't give her any recognition, despite being moderate successes. She then got to star in the 2007 Tamil independent film Aanivaer, a film about the Sri Lankan Civil War, in which she enacted the role of doctor. Since the film got released in many Western Tamil diasporal regions, she herself got widely noticed by the Tamil audience, winning accolades for her performance.

In 2008, she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Arai En 305-il Kadavul, directed by Simbudevan, acting along with comedy actors Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu, essaying the role of a sex worker, which fetched her much critical acclaim. She is currently awaiting the release of her forthcoming Tamil films, including Yogi, pairing opposite director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan of Paruthiveeran fame, and Solla Solla Inikkum.


Personal life

Madhumitha married her longtime boyfriend, actor Shiva Balaji on 1 March 2009 at Kalinga Function Place in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.Shiva Balaji was her co-actor in her film Englishkaran, eventually marrying him, after romancing for 3 three years. The engagement was held on 21 August 2008 in Hyderabad.

Sneha Ullal - Biography


Sneha Ullal

Born: December 18, 1987
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Occupation: Actress, 2005-present

Personal life and education

Ullal was born in Muscat, Oman, her parents are from Mangalore (Karnataka). Her father, Nitin Ullal is the General Manager of a reputed construction company in Oman and lives in Oman, while her mother moved to Mumbai.

She studied at Indian School Muscat & Salalah in Oman, Durelo Convent High School in Mumbai and later studied at MMK College. At college she befriended Arpita Khan, her college mate and the younger stepsister of Bollywood actor Salman Khan. The friendship led to the chance meeting with Salman Khan.

Sneha Ullal is a Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood film actress. Sneha ullal has been born and brought up in Muscat in the Persian Gulf, though her parents are of Indian origin. She caught the public's attention when she was in grade 8 school, when they noticed her uncanny resemblance to Miss World Aishwarya Rai. Then her mom and sister re-located to Bombay, & she started studying in MMK College.

She got a phone call from Bollywood actor Salman Khan, which she almost decided to dismiss as a prank by fellow collegians, but decided to check him out. And this changed her life forever. Sneha, then 18, had her first movie released shortly "Lucky: No Time For Love", with the lead hero no other than Salman Khan. And the other movie is "Aryan" with she co-stars with Sohail Khan.

Tanisha Mukherjee - Biography


Tanisha Mukherjee

Born January 1, 1978
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress

Tanisha Mukherjee known as Tanisha, is a Hindi actress.

Family background

Tanisha is an Indian actress of Bengali–Marathi descent. Tanisha comes from a prominent industry family, which has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. Her relatives include paternal grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee, uncles Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, great-grandmother Rattan Bai, grandmother Shobhna Samarth and aunt Nutan.

Her father is Shomu Mukherjee and her mother is actress Tanuja. Popular multi-award-winning actress Kajol is her older sister and actor Ajay Devgan is her brother-in-law. She is also the cousin of famous actress Rani Mukherjee.

Tanisha's paternal grandfather was a film director and producer who had left a great achievement in the Bombay film industry and was regarded as a stalwart. His wife Satirani Devi, Tanisha's grandmother, was the sister of three great film personalities: Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar and Kishore Kumar.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Anushka Shetty - Biography

Anushka Shetty is a popular actress in the Tollywood and Kollywood industries

Biography

Born: November 7, 1981 (1981-11-07)
Location: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality: Indian
Other names Sweety, Tommulu
Education: Bachelor of Computer Application’s
Occupation: Actress
Years active 2005—present
Height: 5 ft 7.5 in
Religious: Hindu
Parents: K .N. Vittal Shetty, Uramale Prafulla.V. Shetty,

Anushka Shetty was born in a Tulu speaking family in Mangalore. She did her schooling and college in Bangalore. She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur. Her debut in Telugu was with Nagarjuna's Super, and her debut film in Tamil was Rendu with R. Madhavan. She has been more successful in the Telugu Film Industry. She also speaks Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

Film Career

Shetty made her debut in the telugu film “Super”, directed by Puri jagannath in 2005. In the same year, she acted in another film "Mahanandi".In 2006 Shetty made a guest appearance in the film Stalin. Shetty portrayed the character Neeraja Goswami opposite Ravi Teja in Vikramarkudu.

Astram, her next film, was a remake of the Hindi film Sarfarosh. In 2007 her film Lakshyam was released.

2009 is a very very big year for Anushka in which her film Tollywood's Top 3rd Grosser Arundhati released. In this flick she portrayed two central characters-Arundhati alias Jejamma, separated by a time period of 3 generations.

Anushka starred in five films in 2008 Chintakayala Ravi, Souryam, Okka Magadu, Swagatham, Baladoor and in 2009's Arundhati & Billa.

Anushka has acted with Vijay in Vettaikkaran which was released in December 2009.She is currently acting with Surya Sivakumar in Singam which will be released in 2010 and with Mahesh Babu in Kaleja which will be released in 2010.

Sada - Biography

Sada
Born Sadhaaf Mohammed Syed
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
Other name(s) Sada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002-present

Personal

Sada is an actress in Telugu and Tamil film industry. She is 5 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall (quote from an interview). She has performed in all south Indian languages. She was born in a Marathi Muslim family from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra in India. She is the only daughter of her family.

She did her schooling in Ratnagiri Sacred Hearts Convent and she went to Mumbai to continue her studies till her first movie was a commercial hit. She got admission in her Engineering in Information Technology at SNDT College of Engineering, Mumbai. She also is a trained Kathak dancer.

Career

Her debut was Jayam in Telugu with Nitin. The movie was later remade in Tamil - with Jeyam Ravi. Afterwards, she acted in Aethiree opposite Madhavan and Varnajalam opposite Srikanth. She received a best Newcomer Filmfare Award for it in 2005. Her most successful movie to date was the Tamil Anniyan (2005).

Once her debut Tamil movie Jeyam was a good hit, she discontinued her education and with her parents' support became a full-fledged actress. Her screen name is Sadha, given by Director Teja, which was actually taken from her real name and her nick name is darlo (from the word "darling"). Although Marathi is her mother tongue, Sadha has good understanding of dialogues in movies before going for a take. This name made the whole industry to look out at her.

To make a note of her first movies, she did Jayam in Telugu, (later in Tamil) and Monalisa her first release in Kannada. She was introduced by Telugu producer M. K. Mavullaya. Sadha admires Bollywood actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Meena Kumari and also Bollywood stars like Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan. She loves the movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai and her hobbies include watching movies and listening to music. She sets her own code in dressing, and she hates smoking cigarettes.

The Film Fare award for best new comer in 2002 for the film ‘Jeyam’ was won by her. The actress Sada has a target of proving herself as a good actress. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai alongside many other co-stars.

Meera Chopra - Biography


Meera Chopra (stage name Nila) is an actress in Tamil and Telugu films.

Meera Chopra
Born 8 July 1982
India Delhi, India
Other name(s) Nila
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2005 - present

Personal background

Meera completed her Bachelors degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S., after which she went on to work in New York in an advertising firm. She also worked at NDTV for couple of months in New Delhi. Soon, she got an offer to work in South Indian movies. The much talented actress is also managing her own hotel business in delhi and planning to branch out in entire india.

Film career

Nila's first film was Anbe Aaruyire (Ah Ahh) produced and directed by S.J. Suryah, in which he played the lead role. The movie was a big hit and she got an instant recognition in Tamil cinema. Later, she went on to do some Telugu movies. Her last telugu movie Vaana, was produced by an ace producer M. S. Raju, where her acting was highly appreciated. Jaganmohini is her recent movie.

Hansika Motwani - Biography

Hansika Motwani

Born: August 9, 1985
Location: Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
Other name(s):Seema Motwani
Occupation: Actress, Model

Years active: 2001-present

Personal life: Born in Jhabua, India,

Hansika is currently enrolled in the 12th Grade doing A levels. She attends Podar International School. Hansika mainly speaks Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, English, Hindi an
d Tulu, although her native tongue is Sindhi. Her father is Pradeep Motwani (a businessman), and her mother is Mona Motwani (a dermatologist) Before

Film Career:
She began her TV journey on a serial called Shakalaka Boom Boom (a story about a boy named Sanju and his magic pencil). Simultaneously, she also acted a child's role in the Indian serial Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chaand, for which she had received an award for the Favorite Child Award at Star Parivaar Awards. She also appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya.

Film career:
Hansika made her debut in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film, Desamuduru, starring opposite Allu Arjun. The film is about a crime reporter who falls in love with a sannyasi, played by Hansika. Only One in where she will be essaying the role of a killer, hell bent on taking revenge for her family.

Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Kaa Suroor - The Real Luv Story. She played the role of Himesh Reshammiya's lover Ria. The film was released on 29 June 2007 and became a hit mostly with the masses across India. This has paved the way for her to be called a promising newcomer.


Hansika made her debut as a lead actress in Kannada film Bindaas with Puneet Rajkumar.The film was released on 15 February 2008. She paired with Jr. NTR in the film Kantri which was released in May 2008. The film was a moderate hit. she also,acted in a leading role with Ram in Maska.

She is also making her Tamil film debut through Maapilai opposite actor Dhanush.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Priyamani - Biography


Priyamani (Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer)

Born: June 4, 1983
Location: Palakkad, Kerala, India
Occupation: Film actress
Years active: 2004-present

Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer (born 4 June 1983), better known by her stage name Priyamani, is an award-winning Indian film actress and model who has acted in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language films. She is best known for earning a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthi Veeran directed by Ameer Sultan. Priyamani is bollywood actress Vidya Balan's cousin.

Early life Priyamani was born on 4 June 1983 in a Tamil Iyer family with roots in Palakkad and grew up in Bangalore. As a result of her dynamic exposure in different South Indian states, she speaks Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. After completing her schooling, Priyamani was roped in to model for print advertisements. As a subsequent result of her extended modelling, she began to earn opportunities to star in films. After being approached by several directors and being considered for roles, she finally starred in director Bharathiraja's film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei which was released in 2004. She is currently doing her final year of B.A. Psychology.

Early career Her debut film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei in Tamil was released in 2004, and her Telugu debut Evare Atagaadu sank without a trace. Priyamani then made her debut in her native film industry, Malayalam, where she starred opposite another rising actor who would go on to establish himself as a popular actor in Tamil as well, Prithviraj Sukumaran, through the film Satyam [disambiguation needed] but the film failed to do well in the box-office either. Despite the failures, she was hired by another revered Tamil film director and cinematographer Balu Mahendra to star opposite rising Tamil star Dhanush in the 2005 drama Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam. She won tremendous acclaim for her performance in the film, but the film's under-performance meant that box-office success still eluded her.

Success in Kannada Priyamani found success 2009, when she starred opposite Kannada actor Power Star Puneet Rajkumar in the film Raam.

Success in Telugu Priyamani found success coming for her finally in the year 2006, when she starred opposite veteran Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu in the film Pellaina Kothalo, a film about a newly-wed couple. The film was a surprise hit given its low budget and modest star cast and propelled Priyamani to fame in Tollywood.

Paruthi Veeran and the future After three years in search of the elusive film that will make her get noticed, Priyamani managed to prove both her acting credentials and also fame appeal with the 2007 film Paruthi Veeran, directed by another respected Tamil director, Ameer Sultan. She was paired alongside debutant Karthi Sivakumar, who is the younger brother of popular Tamil star Surya Sivakumar. A rural subject, which told the story of a notorious young villager in Tirunelveli, the film won tremendous critical acclaim and also became a surprise box-office blockbuster. Priyamani's performance was unanimously praised and she went on to win the Indian National Award for best actress, followed by the a Filmfare award, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress and also an award at the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.

She had another blockbuster in Telugu, starring opposite Jr. NTR in the 2007 film Yamadonga and a Tamil film Malaikottai opposite Vishal.

She again won huge critical acclaim in 2008 for her role in the Malayalam film Thirakkatha, in which she played a role based on the turbulent real life story of late film actress Srividya.

Priyamani is being paired for the third time with good friend and actor Prithviraj Sukumaran for her next Tamil film Ninaithale Inikkum, which is a remake of Malayalam blockbuster Classmates. This is the pair's first association in Tamil.

She is also acting in a commercial entertainer opposite Bharath, in a film called Arumugam. She weared bikini for the first time in the movie Drona but it failed to impress at the box office.

However, her biggest project in the pipeline happened when she was hired by ace Indian director Mani Ratnam for his next bilingual film Raavana. Priyamani's co-stars in the film include Prithviraj Sukumaran, Vikram, Karthik Muthuraman, Prabhu Ganesan and also former Miss World Aishwarya Rai. She will also make her Kannada film debut in the film Raam opposite Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar.

Vimala Raman - Biography

Vimala Raman

Born: Sydney, Australia
Occupation: Film actress, model
Years active: 2006–present


Vimala Raman is an Indian film actress and model and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She has appeared in Tamil and Malayalam films. She was born and brought up in Sydney. She started practicing Bharatanatyam at the age of five. In 2004 she won Miss India Australia title as well as Miss India Australia cyberqueen title.


Career

Her first Malayalam movie was Time with Suresh Gopi. Her first movie was Poi in Tamil. She paired with Ajmal Ameer in Pranayakalam. She also acted with Megastar Mammooty in Nasrani and with Dileep in Romeo. She appeared in College Kumaran with Superstar Mohanlal and in Calcutta News with Dileep. Vimala Raman attended the Natanalaya Dance Academy based in Sydney, Australia. She was taught dance under the tutelage of Jayalakshmi Kandiah. Her email id is vimala.raman7 at gmail.com

Asin Thottumkal - Biography

Asin Thottumkal

Date of birth : October 26, 1985

Asin Thottumkal known mononymously as Asin is an Indian film actress from the state of Kerala.

Making her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad's Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001), Asin had her first commercial success with Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003, and won a Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress for the film.

After a number of films, she received her second South Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in her second Tamil film, Ghajini (2005). She played the lead female roles in hits, the thriller Ghajini (2005) and the action comedy Varalaru (2006). More recently, Asin made her d├ębut in Bollywood, with Ghajini, the remake of its Tamil namesake, subsequently winning the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

Early life and background

Asin was born into a Catholic family in Kochi, Kerala. Her father, Joseph Thottumkal originally from Thodupuzha, managed several businesses and was considered a prominent entrepreneur before he stopped managing his businesses and decided to manage his daughter's acting career instead.

Furthermore Asin's father accompanies her to all her foreign shoots. Her mother, Seline Thottumkal, remains a surgeon despite moving settlements from Cochin to Chennai to Mumbai to live with her daughter. Asin has quoted that her name "means pure and without blemish". She claims that "the 'A' in her name is from Sanskrit meaning "without", and ‘Sin’ from English".

Career

Early work, until 2004

Asin Thottumkal debuted in a supporting role in Sathyan Anthikkad's Malayalam film Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001, at the age of 15. After taking a year out to pursue her education, Asin returned with her breakthrough film as an actress, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi opposite Ravi Teja, portraying a Tamil girl in her first Telugu language film, which subsequently fetched her the Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

In the same year she won the Santosham Best Actress Award for her performance alongside Nagarjuna in her second Telugu film, Shivamani. Her following two Telugu films, Lakshmi Narasimha and Gharshana, both portrayed Asin as the love interest for police officers, giving her two successful films, cementing her place as a leading actress in the Telugu film industry

Asin's first Tamil language film was M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, in which she co-starred with Jayam Ravi. Asin reprised her role from her film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi for the remake, which saw her portraying a Malayali girl instead of the Tamil girl in the original. The movie subsequently went on to become one of the biggest hits in Tamil cinema during 2004, introducing Asin to Tamil film industry. After a brief return to Telugu films, to do Chakram, she appeared in Ullam Ketkumae.

The film, initially launched in 2002, was originally meant to be the launch for Asin as a lead actress, along with then-debutants Arya and Pooja Umashankar. The college love story, directed by Jeeva, was long-delayed but eventually became a successful venture at the box-office, creating wider opportunities for her and the rest of the lead cast.

Breakthrough, 2005 - 2007

After the release of Ullam Ketkumae, Asin was cited as a leading heroine after signing films with prominent actors of the Tamil industry in Ghajini, Majaa, Sivakasi and Varalaru respectively. The film which provided the breakthrough for Asin was Ghajini. The film, co-starring Surya and Nayantara and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, earned her the Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Her role was that of a vivacious young model named Kalpana. Sify.com praised her portrayal as "magical", descriving her character as a "lovable chatterbox", played with "sheer ability in the romantic interludes, the poignant and heartfelt scenes when she rescues minor girls from villains and her gory end are touching". The following Diwali in 2005,

Asin had two releases, Sivakasi and Majaa. Despite the latter becoming an average grosser, the former went on to be a successful venture at the box office, despite Asin's poorly etched out role.

The following year, her long-delayed venture, Varalaru opposite Ajith Kumar, became the biggest blockbuster of 2006 in Tamil cinema. The film's hero-centric plot retreated Asin to the sidelines, but her role was well acclaimed by critics.

Asin appeared in Pawan Kalyan's Annavaram, another successful venture in which she had a poorly-etched out role. In January 2007, Asin appeared opposite Ajith Kumar and Vijay in two different films, Aalwar and Pokkiri, with the latter becoming a success, whilst Aalwar became a failure. Whilst Asin's role in Aalwar was criticized, her performance in Pokkiri was lauded by critics. Her final project of the year was opposite in Hari's Vel, which had a Diwali 2007 release, subsequently becoming her third successful film which released during the Diwali season in three years. Asin, who portrayed a TV anchor, was appreciated for her role in the film.

Success, 2008 - present

Asin appeared in her first dual role in K. S. Ravikumar's magnum opus Dasavathaaram opposite Kamal Haasan, who portrayed ten roles. The film, which was under production since September 2006, became Asin's largest film till date. Despite being overshadowed by Haasan's ten roles, Asin's portrayal's in the film were praised as her "best-to-date" with one of her roles being that of a Vaishnavite in the 12th century; whilst the other character was a Brahmin girl from Chidambaram. Dasavathaaram subsequently went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters in South Indian film history.

Since establishing herself as the leading actress in South India, Asin opted to move into Bollywood, to get nationwide fame. Her first film, Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan was the remake of her breakthrough film of the same name. Upon release, the film garnered positive reactions from critics and masses alike, with Asin being singled out for her "fabulous" portray. Noted critic, Taran Adarsh describes her Hindi debut as "fabulous" and that "to share the screen space with an actor of the stature of Aamir Khan and yet remain in your memory even after the show has ended is no cakewalk. She looks fresh and photogenic and acts her part brilliantly", giving Asin's performance a positive outlook. Asin is committed to Vipul Shah's London Dreams alongside Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan, in which she plays a member of a five-troupe band

Trisha - Biography


Trisha Krishnan

Date of Birth : May 4, 1983

Trisha Krishnan is an Indian film actress and model who has prominently been appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. After her first appearance in the 1998 Tamil film Jodi, as a supporting role character, she won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later rose to fame in the films, Saamy (2003) and Ghilli (2004) in Tamil cinema and Varsham (2004) in Telugu cinema, for which she secured her first South Filmfare Best Actress Award. She will make her debut in Bollywood with the film Khatta Meeta.

Early life

Born to Krishnan and Uma Krishnan, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu the Tamil actress got her higher education in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Later, she modelled and won Miss Salem in 1999, Miss Chennai in 1999 and Miss India Miss Beautiful Smile in 2001. In school, she participated in several cultural activities, sports and school band. She studied at Sacred Heart Church Park School. She started her career as a model, appearing in many TV advertisements including that of Fair and Lovely and Josco Jeweller. She also starred in Falguni Pathak's music album Meri Chunar Ud Ud Jaye

Film career

Trisha Krishnan first made her debut in films when she was offered a small cameo in the film Jodi. However, the first movie in which she signed up to enact the role of the leading lady was Priyadarshan's Leysa Leysa. A string of flops marked the beginning of her career, such as Manasellam, and Alai. However she was well suited for her role opposite Surya in Mounam Pesiyadhe and won critical acclaim. She then played Vikram's lady love in the mega blockbuster Saamy. The next huge film she took part in followed immediately afterwards, was Ghilli with Vijay, which was a remake of Telugu blockbuster Okkadu.

In 2004, she starred in Varsham in Telugu which went on to become the biggest hit of the year and turned her into an overnight sensation. In 2005, she starred alongside Siddharth Narayan in the Telugu flick Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana as the village girl Siri. The movie is about a rich boy, who tries to marry a girl - however her brother opposes. It is directed by Prabhu Deva, was successful at the box office, and Krishnan won two awards for the film which include the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award.

She appeared in Mani Ratnam's Aayutha Ezhuthu which was remade into a hit Hindi movie Yuva. The Tamil version included Siddharth Narayan, Madhavan and Surya. Her later movies, Ji, Aathi and Aaru did not do well - though Aaru was received well by critics and both dubbed in Tamil and Telugu and produced by Saran, who had previously directed several successful movies. Her 2006 Telugu movie, Pournami, directed by Prabhu Deva, was a flop. However, another 2006 film, Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum, where Krishnan acted opposite Jayam Ravi, did well at the box office. Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum is a remake of the Telugu movie, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana where she plays the same role.

Her Telugu film Sainikudu with Mahesh Babu was released on 30 November 2006. There were high expectations in the trade circles from this film especially after the smashing hit Pokiri, but this high budget film started off with below average reviews. Despite receiving bad reviews from the film trade, the film managed to get a decent opening in India and overseas.

Her next release after Sainikudu was Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule where she was cast opposite Venkatesh. This film was Selvaraghavan's first film in Telugu. The film released on 27 April 2007. The film is a family entertainer and received good response especially from the family audience. The box office returns exceeded the collections of later releases like Aata and Munna. Krishnan's performance is one of the highlights of the movie.

In Kireedam with Ajith, Krishnan tried comedy and received rave reviews. Kireedom opened with high expectations and received good reviews from media and audience. Her 2008 films, Bheema and Kuruvi failed to succeed at the box-office, whilst Krishna with Ravi Teja, opened to rave reviews. Her other movie Bujjigadu starring Prabhas, directed by Puri Jagannadh was released during Summer and made a decent run. However Radhamohan's Abhiyum Naanum became a super hit and Krishnan was praised for her performance. King starring Akkineni Nagarjuna directed by Sreenu Vaitla was a December release and it became a blockbuster. In 2009 her movie Sarvam with Arya did not do well and became just an average grosser. She has a Gautham Menon film opposite Simbu awaiting for 2009 release.

Krishnan recently replaced Rani Mukherjee as the Brand Ambassador of Fanta India. She is the brand ambassador of Scooty Pep+, for which she has replaced Preity Zinta. She is also the brand ambassador for Fiama Di Wills, a product by ITC. Krishnan is now starring in a movie with Kamal Haasan.