Andrea Jeremiah

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Andrea Jeremiah
Andrea Jeremiah.jpg
Andrea Jeremiah in 2013
Born Andrea Jeremiah
(1985-12-21) 21 December 1985 (age 28)[1]
Chennai, India
Occupation Actress, singer, pianist, music composer
Years active 2005–present

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian film actress, playback singer and voice actress from Chennai, who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Beginning her career singing playback, Andrea has gone on to appear in films, mostly in the Tamil language.

Early life[edit]

Jeremiah was born in an Anglo-Indian Roman Catholic family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[2] Her father is a lawyer at the High Court in Chennai.[3] She has one younger sister who lives and works at Leuven, Belgium as a research assistant.[4] She was raised in Arakkonam and went to Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School and graduated from Women's Christian College.[5] She said that she was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams.[4]

Jeremiah learnt classical piano when she was age of eight. At the age of 10, Andrea was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars which formed the base of her early singing and composing career. She was also a theatre artist in her college and appeared in several stage plays organised by Madras Players and EVAM.[6][7] She also organised a company The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions) to promote live art and artistes.[8] Andrea said that as a college student, she had turned down every film offer she got as she had no intention of becoming a film actor.[9]


Andrea Jeremiah performing at Sangarsh a concert for a cause (2009)


She began her theatre career with Girish Karnad's Nagamandala. She has performed all over India. After rendering a song in Gautham Menon's Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,[5] he asked her to play a lead female character in his next venture Pachaikili Muthucharam.[7] Pachaikili Muthucharam was a film adaptation of James Siegel's novel Derailed,[10] with Andrea portraying Kalyani, a homemaker, whose husband engages in an affair and is blackmailed. Jeremiah was selected for the role after actresses Simran, Shobana and Tabu were approached.[10][11]

She signed for Selvaraghavan's fantasy-adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan,[7] which released in early 2010. In 2011, she agreed to play a minor supporting role in Venkat Prabhu's multi-starrer Mankatha, which was released in August 2011.[12] In 2013, she made her debut in Malayalam cinema with Rajeev Ravi's romance film Annayum Rasoolum. She has rated this film as the best in her career.[13] She played a role in Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam and will reprise the role in its sequel, which is to release by the end of 2013.[14]

Andrea Jeremiah at the IIFA Rocks fashion show

Andrea has completed filming for Puthiya Thiruppangal, in which she plays a journalist,[15] Endrendrum Punnagai, in which she plays a model,[16] and the Malayalam film London Bridge.[17] She has signed her third Malayalam film, Ajith Pillai's Mosayile Kuthirameenukal [18] and Ram's Taramani.[19]


Andrea has stated that her focus was always on music [9] and that she chose to be a professional singer and that acting happened by chance.[20] In 2005, she ventured into playback singing in feature films.[21] She has sung several popular songs for composers Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad and G. V. Prakash Kumar [22] and has also received nominations at Filmfare and Vijay Awards for few of them. She considers the song "Maalai Neram" as the most challenging she has sung.[9]


Andrea Jeremiah composed, wrote and sung a single, titled "Soul of Taramani", as a promo for her Tamil romantic-drama Taramani. She has also composed several music themes also.

Personal life[edit]

The actress was also linked to photographer-actor Sunder Ramu in early 2012, before she made an announcement that the pair had been close friends for close to a decade.[23] Andrea Jeremiah confirmed that she had been in a relationship with composer Anirudh Ravichander. after private photos had been leaked in August 2013.[24] She has claimed that she is not bothered about the leaked photos and that she was not ashamed of it, as she shared a good relationship with him.[25] Andrea later admitted to media that the images were a year old and the pair had ended their low-key relationship the previous year.[26] After the release of Annayum Rasoolum (2013), the lead actor Fahadh Faasil openly declared to the media that he was in love with the actress. Andrea rejected reports that the pair were seeing each other and then criticized the move by Fahadh, and has since turned down opportunities to work with the actor again.[27][28]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Girl at airport Tamil Uncredited role
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Kalyani Venkatesh Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Lavanya Chandramouli Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2011 Mankatha Sabitha Prithviraj Tamil
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Murugan's girl Tamil Guest appearance
2012 Saguni Andrea Tamil Guest appearance
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Anna Malayalam
2013 Vishwaroopam Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil
2013 Vishwaroop Hindi
2013 Tadakha Nandu Telugu
2013 Endrendrum Punnagai Sonia Tamil
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Simbu's girl Tamil Guest appearance
2014 London Bridge Pavithra Malayalam
2014 Puthiya Thiruppangal Mallika Tamil Post-production
2014 Aranmanai Tamil Post-production
2014 Vishwaroopam II Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil Post-production
2014 Vishwaroop 2 Hindi Post-production
2014 Taramani Tamil Filming
2014 Uthama Villain Tamil Filming
2014 Valiyavan Tamil Filming
2014 Poojai Tamil Filming (Special appearance)[29]


Year Song Film Language Composer Notes
2005 "Kannum Kannum Nokia" Anniyan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2006 "We Have a Romeo" Bommarillu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2006 "Karka Karka" Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2006 "Zara" Rakhi Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2006 "Gili" Desamuduru Telugu Chakri
2008 "Oh Baby Oh Baby" Yaaradi Nee Mohini Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 "Nenu Nee Raja" King Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2009 "Ammailu Abbailu" Current Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2009 "Adadaa Vaa" Sarvam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 "Maalai Neram" Aayirathil Oruvan Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2010 "Oh Eesa"
2010 "Um Mella Asanthan" Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil (with Aishwarya R. Dhanush)
2010 "Yeno Yeno" Aadhavan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2010 "Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai" Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 "Idhu Varai" Goa Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Vijay Music Award for Popular Duet of the Year (with Ajeesh)
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Nominated—Vijay Music Award for Popular Female Singer of the Year
2010 "Pookal Pookkum" Madrasapattinam Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2010 "Thediyae Thediyae" Va Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2010 "Who's The Hero?" Manmadan Ambu Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
2010 "Naa Pere Malleswari" Sye Aata Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2011 "Enakkaaga Unakkaaga" Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 "No Money No Honey" Vaanam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 "Diwali Deepaanni" Dhada Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2011 "Kadhalikka" Vedi Tamil Vijay Antony
2011 "Oru Murai" Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2012 "Yelelo" Marina Tamil Girish
2012 "Chill Out" Endukante... Premanta! Telugu G. V. Prakash Kumar
2012 "Madurai Ponnu" Billa II Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2012 "O Crazy Minnal" Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Tamil S Ved Shanker
2012 "Google Google" Thuppakki Tamil Harris Jayaraj Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Female Playback Singer
2012 "Jikkimukki" Maranthen Mannithen Tamil Ilaiyaraaja
2012 "Poda Podi" Poda Podi Tamil Dharan Kumar
2012 "Google" Rebel Telugu Raghava Lawrence
2013 "Kando Kando" Annayum Rasoolum Malayalam K
2013 "Laila Laila" Settai Tamil S. Thaman
2013 "Nakula" Vallinam Tamil S. Thaman
2013 "Mama Douser" Soodhu Kavvum Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
2013 "Podhum Podhum" Virattu Tamil Dharan Kumar
2013 "Mouname Mouname"
2013 "Mazhaye Mazhaye" Iruvar Ullam Tamil Vijay Antony
2013 "Oye Oye" Yevadu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2013 "Engadi Porantha" Vanakkam Chennai Tamil Anirudh Ravichander
2014 "Vaada Vaada Nanba" Bramman Tamil Devi Sri Prasad [30]
2014 "Udal Vaangalaiyo" Tenaliraman Tamil D. Imman
2014 "Saga Saga" Damaal Dumeel Tamil S. Thaman
2014 "Low Aana Life" Vadacurry Tamil Vivek-Mervin
2014 "Peruchazhi" Peruchazhi Malayalam Arrora
2014 "Ek Do Theen" Anjaan Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja

As voice actor[edit]

Year Movie For whom
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Kamalinee Mukherjee
2010 Aadukalam Taapsee Pannu[31][dead link]
2012 Nanban Ileana D'Cruz[32][dead link]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrea Jeremiah | Andrea Jeremiah Hot | Actress Andrea Jeremiah |
  2. ^ "Andrea | Tamil Actress Andrea Jeremiah | TSMGO Productions | Interview – Interviews". 26 May 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunitha (25 May 2011). "Andrea tests new waters in Tollywood". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  4. ^ a b "Andrea | Tamil Actress Andrea Jeremiah | TSMGO Productions | Interview – Interviews". 26 May 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Glam show is not bad: Andrea Jeremiah". Sify. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "For Andrea, the show must go on". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 18 January 2006. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c "My first break – Andrea Jeremiah". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 19 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "The show just went on...". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 23 January 2006. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c Swarupa Pillaai (10 June 2010). "On her own terms". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Gautham on Pachai Kili Muthucharam – Bollywood Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Welcome to". Sify. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Andrea Strikes Back In Style! – Irandam Ulagam – Selvaraghavan – Dhanush – Andrea – Richa". Behindwoods. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  13. ^ വെബ് ഡെസ്‌ക്‌  (12 January 2013). "കരിയറിലെ മികച്ച ചിത്രം അന്നുയും റസൂലും: ആന്‍ഡ്രിയ | Indiavision Live | Malayalam News". Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  14. ^ TNN (3 September 2013). "Vishwaroopam 2 racier, says Andrea". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  15. ^ City, Team. "Not a documentary". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "‘Andrea is not doing any nude scenes’". The Times of India. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Prithviraj’s 'London Bridge' postponed indefinitely!". Sify. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Andrea in Mosayile Kuthirameenukal". The Times of India. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Director Ram talks about how Taramani would be Andrea's lifetime role". Behindwoods. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "‘What you see is what you get’: Andrea Jeremiah". Deccan Chronicle. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  21. ^ Sundar, Mrinalini. "I'm just misunderstood: Andrea Jeremiah". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  22. ^ TNN 1 (12 September 2010). "Andrea's singing glory". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "“No love between me and Sunder Ramu,” says Andrea". Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Viral on web: Kolaveri Di composer Anirudh's kiss". Hindustan Times. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  25. ^ by: Ramchander (23 August 2012). "Andrea Jeremiah admits kissing Anirudh!". OneIndia. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  26. ^ Sanjith Sidhardhan, TNN 22 Aug 2012, 12.00AM IST (22 August 2012). "Andrea Jeremiah is Mollywood’s Anna". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  27. ^ I love Andrea sincerely: Fahadh Faasil – Times Of India. (29 October 2013). Retrieved on 6 January 2014.
  28. ^ In the mood for (no) love. Bangalore Mirror (10 November 2013). Retrieved on 6 January 2014.
  29. ^ Andrea to shake a leg with Vishal in Poojai - The Times of India
  30. ^ Bramman (2014) - Soundtracks - IMDb
  31. ^ [1][dead link]
  32. ^ [2][dead link]

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