Erica Fernandes, an Indian actress who moved from the modeling world to movies after finishing in the top ten in
2012. She has acted in many Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil language films. Born to Ralph and Lavina Fernandes in a Christian family in Mangalore, she was brought up in Mumbai. She finished her schooling at Holy Cross High School and finished her college from SIES. For further studies she opted Bachelors of Arts in St. Andrew’s College but later dropped out to pursue her modeling career. She kickstarted her career in modeling at the age of seventeen with a B-Blunt saloon. As a progressive step, she took to participate in Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 and won that which lead her to Miss India contest where she finished in the Top ten rank. She was working in many films but due to delay in release, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her debut film in Tamil film industry. In 2014, she began her career in Kannada films with ‘
’. Her first Hindi movie was ‘Love is not Mathematics’ which was renamed after as ‘Babloo Happy Hai.’
Gallipattam, her first Telugu movie received critical acclaim and good reviews. Critics said that she has shown maturity in acting and not just the pretty glamor girl role. People often misjudge her to be Ileana D’cruz’s sister. When asked about it, she laughed at it and said that she takes it as a compliment but wants people to recognize her from her work. As a person, she loves to sing and dance. Salsa and Jive are her favorite. In free time, she likes to test her cooking and sketching expertise. She is very fond of food and has a born appetite. Her motto is “Adventure is the essence and spice of life”. She thinks this makes her an open-minded, friendly and caring person. She is currently busy in a Kannada project, ‘
’ starring Ganesh while simultaneously doing Vizhithiru in Tamil industry.