Andrea Jeremiah

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Andrea Jeremiah
Andrea Jeremiah.jpg
Andrea in 2013
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • lyricist
  • composer
  • voice actress
Years active2007–present

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer, and musician works predominantly in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She began her career as a playback singer, and has subsequently appeared in films as supporting to lead role.[1]

She has appeared many successful films like, Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), Mankatha (2011), Tadakha (2013), Annayum Rasoolum (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Aranmanai (2014), Thoppil Jopaan (2016), Idhu Namma Aalu (2016), Taramani (2017), Aval (2017), Vada Chennai (2018) and Master (2021).[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Andrea Jeremiah is an Anglo Indian actress[4]. Andrea's father is a lawyer at the High Court in Chennai.[5][6] She has one younger sister who lives and works at Leuven, Belgium as a research assistant.[3] Jeremiah was raised near Chennai and went to National Public School and graduated from Women's Christian College.[7] She has said that she was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams.[3]

Andrea learned classical piano when she was eight. At age 10, she was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars which formed the base of her early singing and music composing career. She was also a theatre artist in her college and appeared in several stage plays organised by The Madras Players and EVAM.[8][2] She was the President of the Student Senate at Women's Christian College. She also organised a company, The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions), to promote live art and artistes.[9] Andrea said that as a college student, she turned down every film offer she got as she had no intention of becoming a film actor.[10]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

She began her theatre career with Girish Karnad's Nagamandala. She acted in new leo coffee advertisement with actor Shiva in 2006. She also acted in a serial which relayed In Podhigai channel. She has performed all over India. After she rendered a song in Gautham Menon's Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,[7] he asked her to play as one of the lead female character in his next venture, Pachaikili Muthucharam.[2] This film was a film adaptation of James Siegel's novel Derailed,[11] with Andrea portraying Kalyani, a homemaker, whose husband engages in an affair and is blackmailed. Andrea was selected for the role after actresses Simran, Shobana and Tabu were approached.[11][12][13]

Jeremiah at U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre celebration of World Environment Day at Marina Beach on June 5, 2012.

She signed for Selvaraghavan's fantasy-adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan,[2] 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.[14] 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.[15] She played a role in Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam and reprised the role in its sequel, which released in 2018.[16]

Andrea has completed filming for Puthiya Thiruppangal, in which she plays a journalist.[17] In Endrendrum Punnagai, she played a model[18] and she also acted in the Malayalam film London Bridge.[19] She had signed on to director Ram's Taramani,[20] which released in 2017.

In 2015, Andrea was cast alongside Mohanlal in Loham, directed by Ranjith. This was her third Malayalam film, and the first with Mohanlal.

She is also completed shootings for tamil movie like Sundar C's Aranmanai 3 and Myskkin's Pisaasu 2 , and she is currently filming Kaa, in which she plays the lead role. She reportedly plays a wildlife photographer.[21]

Singing[edit]

Andrea has stated that her focus was always on music,[10] that she chose to be a professional singer and that acting happened by chance.[22] In 2005, she ventured into playback singing in feature films.[23] She has sung several popular songs for composers Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Anirudh Ravichander, Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad and G. V. Prakash Kumar[24] and has also received nominations at Filmfare and Vijay Awards for a few of them. She considers the song "Maalai Neram" as the most challenging she has sung.[10]

Composing[edit]

Apart from singing under other composers' direction, Andrea also produces her own music. She composed, wrote and sang a single, "Soul of Taramani", as a promo for her Tamil romantic-drama Taramani. She has composed several music themes, songs and albums.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In a public function at Bengaluru, she had opened up about a difficult time she faced due to an affair with a married man, she was abused physically and mentally in the relationship, which put her in depression.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Kalyani Venkatesh Tamil Tamil debut 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 girlfriend Tamil Guest appearance
Saguni Andrea Tamil Guest appearance
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Anna Malayalam Malayalam debut
Vishwaroopam Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil Nominated — Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vishwaroop Hindi
Tadakha Nandu Telugu Telugu debut
Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)
Endrendrum Punnagai Soniya Tamil
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Raghu's girlfriend Tamil Guest appearance
London Bridge Pavithra Malayalam
Aranmanai Madhavi Tamil
Poojai Herself Tamil Special appearance
2015 Aambala Herself Tamil Guest appearance
Valiyavan Subhiksha Tamil
Uttama Villain Arpana Tamil
Loham Jayanthi Malayalam
2016 Idhu Namma Aalu Priya Tamil
Thoppil Joppan Annie Malayalam
2017 Taramani Althea Johnson Tamil Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil [26]
Thupparivaalan Pritha Tamil
The House Next Door Lakshmi Hindi
Aval Tamil
Gruham Telugu
2018 Vishwaroopam II Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil
Vishwaroop 2 Hindi
Vada Chennai Chandhra Tamil Won — Behindwoods Golden Medals for Best Actress Critics Choice

Nominated— SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Tamil)

2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Sadhana Tamil Amazon Prime anthology film; segment: Reunion
2021 Master Vaanathi Tamil
Aranmanai 3Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil Completed; Releasing October 14th [27]
No EntryFilm has yet to be released TBA Tamil Post-production [28]
Pisaasu II Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil Post-production [29]
Vattam Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil Filming [30]
Maaligai Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil Filming [31]
KaaFilm has yet to be released TBA Tamil Filming [21]

As Dubbing Artist[edit]

Year Film Actress Notes Ref.
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Kamalinee Mukherjee Debut in dubbing [32][33]
2011 Aadukalam Taapsee Pannu [34]
2012 Nanban Ileana D'Cruz [35]
2015 Thanga Magan Amy Jackson
2019 Avengers: Endgame Scarlett Johansson Tamil version [36]

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Language Channel
2013 Koffee with DD Celebrity Tamil Vijay TV
2014 Bhima Music India Judge Malayalam Asianet
2016 V Voice Judge Tamil Vendhar TV
2017 Vijay TV's Super Singer Judge Tamil Vijay TV
2018 Sun Naam Oruvar Celebrity Tamil Sun TV

Discography[edit]

Year Song Film Language Composer Notes
2005 "Kannum Kannum Nokia" Anniyan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2006 "We Have a Romeo" Bommarillu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Karka Karka" Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Zara" Rakhi Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Gili" Desamuduru Telugu Chakri
2008 "Oh Baby Oh Baby" Yaaradi Nee Mohini Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Nenu Nee Raja" King Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2009 "Ammailu Abbailu" Current Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Adadaa Vaa Asathalam" Sarvam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 "Maalai Neram" Aayirathil Oruvan Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Um Mella Asanthan" Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil (with Aishwarya R. Dhanush)
"Yeno Yeno" Aadhavan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai" Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"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

"Pookal Pookkum" Madrasapattinam Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Thediyae Thediyae" Va Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Who's The Hero?" Manmadan Ambu Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
"Naa Pere Malleswari" Sye Aata Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2011 "Enakkaaga Unakkaaga" Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"No Money No Honey" Vaanam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Diwali Deepaanni" Dhada Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Kadhalikka" Vedi Tamil Vijay Antony
"Oru Murai" Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2012 "Yelelo" Marina Tamil Girish
"Chill Out" Endukante... Premanta! Telugu G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Madurai Ponnu" Billa II Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"O Crazy Minnal" Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Tamil S Ved Shanker
"Google Google" Thuppakki Tamil Harris Jayaraj Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil
Nominated – Edison Award for Best Female Playback Singer
"Jikkimukki" Maranthen Mannithen Tamil Ilaiyaraaja
"Poda Podi" Poda Podi Tamil Dharan Kumar
"Google" Rebel Telugu Raghava Lawrence
2013 "Kando Kando" Annayum Rasoolum Malayalam K
"Laila Laila" Settai Tamil S. Thaman
"Nakula" Vallinam Tamil S. Thaman
"Mama Douser" Soodhu Kavvum Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
"Podhum Podhum" Virattu Tamil Dharan Kumar
"Mouname Mouname"
"Mazhaye Mazhaye" Iruvar Ullam Tamil Vijay Antony
"Oye Oye" Yevadu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Engadi Porantha" Vanakkam Chennai Tamil Anirudh Ravichander
"Festival Anthem " 11th Chennai International Film Festival Tamil Prakash Nikki
2014 "Neeyum Dhinamum" Thegidi Tamil Nivas K. Prasanna
"Vaanavil" Vennira Iravuggal Tamil Lawrence Soosai
"Vaada Vaada Nanba" Bramman Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
"Udal Vaangalaiyo" Tenaliraman Tamil D. Imman
"Saga Saga" Damaal Dumeel Tamil S. Thaman
"Low Aana Life" Vadacurry Tamil Vivek-Mervin
"Ek Do Theen" Anjaan Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Po Mone Dinesha" Peruchazhi Malayalam Arrora
2015 "Nee Sunno New Moono" Nannbenda Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Casanova" Jil Jung Juk Tamil Vishal Chandrasekher
2017 "Yaarada" Aval Tamil Girishh
"Oru Koappai" Taramani Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2018 "Ide Kalala Vunnadhe" Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Saadhi Madam" Vishwaroopam 2 Tamil Ghibran
"Jaathi Madhamula" Vishwaroopam 2 Telugu Ghibran
"Ishq Kiya Toh" Vishwaroop 2 Hindi Ghibran
"Mayakkuraane" Annanukku Jai Tamil Arrol Corelli
"Dhaadikkaaraa" Sketch Tamil S. Thaman
2019 "Sorgaththa" Thiruttu Kalyanam Tamil Vaidhy [37]
"Tuckulingu" KD Tamil Karthikeya Murthy
2020 "Rainbow Thirayil" Takkar Tamil Nivas K Prasanna

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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