Andrea Jeremiah

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Andrea Jeremiah
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Andrea in 2013
Born
Andrea Maria Jeremiah

(1985-12-21) 21 December 1985 (age 36)
Years active2007–present

Andrea Maria Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer, and a musician, who works predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam language films.[1] She made her acting debut in Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), and Malayalam debut with Annayum Rasoolum (2013).

She has appeared in many commercially successful films like Annayum Rasoolum (2013), Vishwaroopam (2013), Tadakha (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Aranmanai (2014), Loham (2015), Thoppil Jopaan (2016), Taramani (2017), Aval (2017), Vada Chennai (2018) and Aranmanai 3 (2021).[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Andrea Jeremiah was born in an Anglo-Indian family[4] at Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on 21 December 1985.[citation needed] Andrea's father is a lawyer at the Madras High Court.[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. She played a brief role during the climax of Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005).[11] After she rendered a song in Gautham Vasudev 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,[12] 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.[12][13][14]

Jeremiah at U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre celebration of World Environment Day at Marina Beach on 5 June 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.[15] 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.[16] She played a role in Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam and reprised the role in its sequel, which released in 2018.[17]

Andrea has completed filming for Puthiya Thiruppangal, in which she plays a journalist.[18] In Endrendrum Punnagai, she played a model[19] and she also acted in the Malayalam film London Bridge.[20] And her next film as female lead is Aranmanai (2014), directed by Sundar C., It was a major commercial success and, as well as being a breakthrough film in her career.

She had signed on to director Ram's Taramani,[21] 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.

In 2021, her first release was Master, which she played an Extended cameo role, then she appeared as lead in Arya's Aranmanai 3, directed by Sundar C. The film received mixed reviews but became a hit film.[22]

She has also completed shootings for Tamil movies like Maaligai and Myskkin's Pisaasu 2 , and she is currently filming Kaa, in which she plays the lead role. She reportedly plays a wildlife photographer.[23] She also completed her another Malayalam film Prakasham Parathunna Penkutty with Sudev Nair directed By R.Unni.

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.[24] In 2005, she ventured into playback singing in feature films.[25] She has sung several popular songs for composers Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Anirudh Ravichander, Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad and G. V. Prakash Kumar[26] 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]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Girl at wedding Tamil Uncredited role [27]
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Kalyani Venkatesh Tamil
2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Lavanya Chandramouli Tamil
2011 Mankatha Sabitha Prithviraj Tamil
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Rajinimurugan's Lover Tamil Guest appearance
Saguni Andrea Tamil Guest appearance
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Anna Malayalam [28]
Vishwaroopam Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil Bilingual film [29]
Vishwaroop Hindi
Tadakha Nandini Telugu
Endrendrum Punnagai Soniya Tamil
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Raghu's Lover Tamil Guest appearance
London Bridge Pavithra Malayalam
Aranmanai Madhavi Tamil
Poojai Special number Tamil Special appearance
2015 Aambala Kumaran's drama artist Tamil Guest appearance
Valiyavan Shubiksha Tamil
Uttama Villain Arpana Tamil
Loham Jayanthi Malayalam
2016 Idhu Namma Aalu Priya Tamil
Thoppil Joppan Annie Malayalam
2017 Taramani Althea Johnson Tamil [30]
Thupparivaalan Pritha Tamil
The House Next Door Lakshmi Krishnakanth Hindi Bilingual film [31]
Aval Tamil
2018 Vishwaroopam II Ashmita Subramaniam Tamil Bilingual film
Vishwaroop 2 Hindi
Vada Chennai Chandhra Tamil
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Sadhana Tamil Anthology film; Segment: Reunion
2021 Master Vaanathi Tamil
Aranmanai 3 Eeshwari (Raani) Tamil [32]
2022 Vattam Parvathi Tamil [33]
Anel Meley Pani Thuli Mathi Tamil [34]
2023 Pisasu 2 Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Completed [35]
Kaa Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Completed [36]
Maaligai Film has yet to be released TBA Tamil Completed [37]
No EntryFilm has yet to be released TBA Tamil Post-production [38]
Untitled Bobby Antony filmFilms that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming [39]
Untitled Dinesh Selvaraj film Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming [40]

As Dubbing Artist[edit]

Year Film Actress Notes Ref.
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Kamalinee Mukherjee [41][42]
2011 Aadukalam Taapsee Pannu [43]
2012 Nanban Ileana D'Cruz [44]
2015 Thanga Magan Amy Jackson
2019 Avengers: Endgame Scarlett Johansson Tamil Version [45]

Awards & nominations[edit]

Year Award(s) Category Film(s) Result
2008 Vijay Awards Best Debut Actress Pachaikili Muthucharam Nominated
2010 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress Aayirathil Oruvan Nominated
2013 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Malayalam Annayum Rasoolum Nominated
Best Supporting Actress– Telugu Tadakha Nominated
Vijay Awards Best Supporting Actress Vishwaroopam Nominated
2015 Sica Awards Best Actor Female - Tamil Aranmanai Won[46]
2017 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Taramani Nominated
2018 Behindwoods Golden Medals Best Actress Won[47]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress Nominated
Behindwoods Golden Medals Best Actress – Critics Choice Vada Chennai Won[48]
2019 8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress– Tamil Nominated[49]

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 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 Won – 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

"Kanasinolage" Ullasa Utsaha Kannada G. V. Prakash Kumar
"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 [50]
"Tuckulingu" KD Tamil Karthikeya Murthy
2020 "Rainbow Thirayil" Takkar Tamil Nivas K Prasanna
2021 "Oo Solriya" Pushpa Tamil Devi Sri Prasad Won – Behindwoods Golden Medals for Best Playback Singer Female
2021 "Mannennum Maaya Thee" Boomika Tamil Prithvi Chandrasekhar
2022 "Aatam" Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal Tamil Radhan
"Duvaa Duvaa" Suzhal - The Vortex Tamil Sam C.S.
"Jillu Jakkamma" Vallan Tamil Santhosh Dhayanidhi

See also[edit]

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