21 December 1984
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
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 such as Vishwaroopam, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Aayirathil Oruvan and Annayum Rasoolum.
Jeremiah was born to an Anglo-Indian Roman Catholic family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her father is a lawyer at the High Court in Chennai. She has one younger sister who lives and works at Leuven, Belgium as a research assistant. She was raised in Arakkonam and went to Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School and graduated from Women's Christian College. She said that she was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams.
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 career. She was also a theatre artist in her college and appeared in several stage plays organised by Madras Players and EVAM. She also organised a company The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions) to promote live art and artistes. 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.
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, he asked her to play a lead female character in his next venture Pachaikili Muthucharam. Pachaikili Muthucharam was a film adaptation of James Siegel's novel Derailed, 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.
She signed for Selvaraghavan's fantasy-adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan, 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. 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. 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.
Andrea has completed filming for Puthiya Thiruppangal, in which she plays a journalist, Endrendrum Punnagai, in which she plays a model, and the Malayalam film London Bridge. She has signed her third Malayalam film, Ajith Pillai's Mosayile Kuthirameenukal  and Ram's Taramani.
Andrea has stated that her focus was always on music  and that she chose to be a professional singer and that acting happened by chance. In 2005, she ventured into playback singing in feature films. She has sung several popular songs for composers Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja and G. V. Prakash Kumar  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.
During the making of Aayirathil Oruvan, Andrea and Selvaraghavan were romantically linked by the media. The period saw the director split up with his wife Sonia Agarwal, while the three years of shooting for the film, also saw several reports from the media noting the strained relationship that Andrea's involvement had caused to the marriage. The director had also planned several other projects with her in the lead during the period, notably Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam which went on to become Irandam Ulagam as well as another project starring Rana Daggubati which never took off. However, the pair fell out and subsequently Andrea walked out of the former film and it marked the end of her association with the director.
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. Andrea Jeremiah confirmed that she had been in a relationship with composer Anirudh Ravichander after private photos had been leaked in August 2013. 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. Andrea later admitted to media that the images were a year old and the pair had ended their low-key relationship the previous year.
|2005||Kanda Naal Mudhal||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|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|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Murugan's girl||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2014||Vishwaroopam 2||Ashmita Subramaniam||Tamil||Filming|
|2014||Inga Enna Solluthu||Tamil||Filming (Guest appearance)|
|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|
|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|
|2010||"Maalai Neram"||Aayirathil Oruvan||Tamil||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|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||"Oru Murai"||Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal||Tamil||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|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||"Poda Podi"||Poda Podi||Tamil||Dharan Kumar|
|2013||"Kando Kando"||Annayum Rasoolum||Malayalam||K|
|2013||"Laila Laila"||Settai||Tamil||S. Thaman|
|2013||"Mama Douser"||Soodhu Kavvum||Tamil||Santhosh Narayanan|
|2013||"Podhum Podhum"||Virattu||Tamil||Dharan Kumar|
|2013||"Mazhaye Mazhaye"||Iruvar Ullam||Tamil||Vijay Antony|
|2013||"Oye Oye"||Yevadu||Telugu||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2013||"Engadi Porantha"||Vanakkam Chennai||Tamil||Anirudh Ravichander|
As voice actor
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||Kamalinee Mukherjee|
|2010||Aadukalam||Taapsee Pannu[dead link]|
|2012||Nanban||Ileana D'Cruz[dead link]|
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