Birthday: 21-12-1980
Age: 38
Star sign: Capricorn

It is sometimes fascinating to read about how film stars, especially in the South, get into the industry from totally diverse fields, and with no conscious intentions to be in movies. Andrea Jeremiah’s career seems to fit into this category. Her childhood ambition was to go for higher studies and get to become a psychiatrist. But music was always in the background, as she started learning classical Western piano when she was just eight, and she quickly showed her prowess when she formed her own troupe called Young Stars which also was a precursor for her later singing and music composing career.

However, entry into acting came to her via the theatre route, as it was hard to refuse offers from Girish Karnad, in whose “Nagamandala” she performed first, and then went on to perform all over the country, during which period both her singing and acting talents were getting appreciated. This prompted Gautham Menon to request her to play the female lead in his then-upcoming film “Pachaikili Muthucharam” just after she had completed a playback singing assignment in his film “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu”. After a string of Tamil films in 2010 and 2011, she made her debut in Malayalam movies with the romantic film “ Annayum Rasoolum”, rating this film as the best in her career so far.

She also played a cameo in Kamal Haasan's “ Vishwaroopam”. She has also finished other roles in which she appears in the diverse roles of a journalist; model and housewife. She has also been cast alongside the famous Mohanlal in “ Loham”, her third Malayalam film, and the first with Mohanlal. Andrea had always confessed that she chose to be a professional singer and that acting came to her by chance. Starting from 2005, she has by now sung several hit film songs for most of the popular composers and had also been tipped for Filmfare and Vijay Awards.

In her own opinion the song " Maalai Neram" has been the song that has given her maximum satisfaction. She has also composed, wrote and sung herself, a single, titled "Soul of Taramani", as the signature tune for her Tamil romantic-drama “Taramani”. Likewise, she has composed several music themes, songs and albums, many of which have been widely appreciated.

Anaswara Kumar Tamil Actress

Anaswara Kumar

For young Tamil actress Anaswara Kumar, it was almost a dream entry to films.Having completed her schooling, she had been to see an earlier publicised Chennai Super Kings fan video shoot where one of the crew members proposed to her a second lead role in an upcoming sports based film. She did not at first believe this but after speaking to her parents she could convince them to allow her to just try once, and then get back to studies if it did not work out well. After initial hesitation they agreed. Luck was with her and she was chosen out of 40 girls, to play that supporting role in the sports thriller “Vallinam” released in 2014. It, however, did not happen to be her first release, since in the meanwhile she also had an offer for a lead role in a romantic comedy, entitled “Ego” which got released earlier in 2013, and was full of newcomers on the cast. Unfortunately her first released film did not do well in the box office. Her real break came in the film “Yaamirukka Bayamey” released in the same year. It was one of those black comedies dealing with ghosts, and she did her role including developing her eerie looks exactly as her director had conceived. With the commercial success of this film, she started receiving numerous offers, including one for a remake of the film in Kannada in the same year, titled “Namo Boothatma”.Anaswara’s luck was holding and the Kannada version also was a commercial success. Although she had entered into stardom barely two years back in 2013, and is yet to boast of a long list of films, still, her career story provides for interesting reading, and worth recounting. It was that role in “Yaamirukka Bayamey” that changed her life, and was grateful to both the director and producer of the film, both of whom were very supportive of her efforts. She confessed that she really had to work hard to get that ideal ghostly look – looking scary at the same time not losing any of her innocence. For Anaswara, the young Malayali girl born and brought up in Chennai, her establishing herself in the Tamil film industry was a real transformation and one which would encourage her further in her seemingly promising career.

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Angana Roy

Cross region acting careers are no longer a rare phenomenon, with quite a few northerners, especially actresses, thronging the southern scene, obviously hoping for an ultimate graduation into the national arena! Some of the moment to settle down in the south after making a name there. However, the migration of a Bengali girl into southern cinema is somewhat of a rarity as of now. Angana spent her formative years in New Delhi, belonging to non resident Bengali family settled there. After getting her Masters in Business Administration she moved to Bangalore like so many other career oriented girls and started working as a Human Relations manager at a leading corporate firm. However, being tall and attractive, between her corporate responsibilities she managed to create a modeling portfolio and caught the attention of film director Manohar, who facilitated her entry into Tamil movies by casting her in his comedy film “Ragalaipuram”.Her acting career really seemed to be on a fast track, before the release of her first film, she began work on two more Tamil films - “Kabadam” and “Vathikuchi”. Since then she has also signed on to appear in Telugu and Kannada language films. The year 2015 also saw the release of her maiden Malayalam film “Picket 43”. For her next assignment, she was back intoTamil films, with one titled, “Mahabalipuram” where she played the typical character of a newly married, office going girl. In 2015, she is also slated to be part of two major Telugu projects, including a big budget film, about which Angana seemed quite upbeat, appreciating the larger than life settings of Telegu movies. But the lure of Tamil films, where she made her initial mark does not seem to leave her, and she has confirmed her role in another big Tamil film, which is said to be a sequel to an older hit.What gives her glum satisfaction is, however, the fact that being basically a Bengali girl, she has managed to be part of the entire Southern film industry having acted in all the four languages.

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