Catherine Tresa

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Catherine Tresa Alexander
Catherine Tresa.jpg
Tresa in 2020
Born
Catherine Tresa Alexander
OccupationActress, model
Years active2010–present

Catherine Tresa Alexander is an Indian film actress who appears in all South Indian Languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.

Early life[edit]

Catherine Tresa was born to Malayali parents Frank Mario Alexander and Tresa Alexander in Dubai.[1] She did her Class 12 in Dubai and moved to Bangalore for higher education..[2]

While studying, she learnt to play piano, and got trained in singing, dancing, ice skating and debating,[3] stating that she believes that she is "good at anything I put my mind to".[4] In Dubai, Tresa was an Emirates Environment volunteer. At the age of 14, Tresa did some amateur modelling for fashion design graduate students.[5] After coming to India, she modeled for Nalli Silks, Chennai Silks, Fast Track, Josco Jewellers and Deccan Chronicle. She has also shot for Srikantadatta Wodeyar's Maharaja Calendar and had participated with Prasad Bidapa in numerous ramp shows across India.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Tresa at 60th South Filmfare Awards, 2013.

Tresa made her acting debut in 2010 Kannada film Shankar IPS opposite Duniya Vijay.[2] Tresa went on to act in the Malayalam films, The Thriller and Uppukandam Brothers: Back in Action.[7] In 2011, she did a role in the Kannada film Vishnu that she said was "equally opposite to her real life".[8]

It was followed by the Kannada film Godfather opposite Upendra, which was directed by cinematographer turned film-maker Sethu Sriram. Tresa's character in the film was that of an older mentally challenged woman.[9] Her performance earned her her first nomination for an award in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 60th Filmfare Awards South.

She next signed up for Chammak Challo directed by Neelakanta, in which she played "an urbane, bold and dynamic girl".[10] It released in February 2013 and failed at the box office,[4] but she got noticed and received positive reviews. APHerald.com called her "a treat to watch"[11] and 123telugu.com noted that "she has the potential to be a superstar in future if she plays her cards right".[12]

Tresa played one of the female leads in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Iddarammayilatho.[13] The film released in June 2013 and won her rave reviews. Times of India reported "Catherine Tresa perfectly suits the character of Akanksha".[14] Shirirag.com called her "cigarette smoking hot"[15] while Idlebrain Jeevi in his review noted "with a bit of fine-tuning she can become big in Telugu films".[16]

She next appeared in Paisa by Krishna Vamsi playing a Muslim in the film, "who is sweet, very inhibited and talks a lot with her eyes" and called it "a total contrast to what I play[ed] in Chammak Challo".[17] In 2014, she made her foray into the Tamil film industry with Madras in which she starred opposite Karthi.[18] The second Tamil film is the S Thanu production, Kanithan directed by débutante Santosh in which she will be starring opposite Adharvaa.[19] She has been signed for two Telugu films: Gunasekhar's Rudhramadevi,[20] touted to be the first Indian 3D historic film,[21] and Errabus which is being directed and produced by Dasari Narayana Rao.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Tresa at the Kalakalappu 2 Movie Press Meet.
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2010 Shankar IPS Shilpa Kannada Kannada debut [23]
The Thriller Meera Malayalam Malayalam debut
2011 Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action Vinila Sathyaneshan
Vishnu Kannada
2012 Godfather Vaani
2013 Chammak Challo Sunaina Telugu Telugu debut
Iddarammayilatho Akansha [24]
2014 Paisa Noor
Madras Kalaiarasi Tamil Tamil debut [25]
Errabus Raji Telugu [26]
2015 Rudhramadevi Annambika [27]
2016 Kathakali Meenu Kutty Tamil [28]
Kanithan Anu [29]
Sarrainodu MLA Hansitha Reddy Telugu [30]
2017 Kadamban Rathi Tamil [31]
Goutham Nanda Mugdha Telugu [32]
Nene Raju Nene Mantri Devika Rani [33]
Jaya Janaki Nayaka Herself Special appearance in the song "A for Apple" [34]
Katha Nayagan Kanmani Tamil [35]
2018 Kalakalappu 2 Hema [36]
2019 Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Priya [37]
Neeya 2 Divya [38]
Aruvam Jyothi [39]
2020 World Famous Lover Smita Telugu [40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Catherine Tresa awards and nominations
Catherine Tresa SIIMA Award.jpg
Tresa after winning the SIIMA Award 2015 for Best Female Debutant - Tamil
Totals[a]
Wins4
Nominations4
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2013 60th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Kannada Godfather Nominated [41]
2014 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Telugu Chammak Challo Nominated [42]
2015 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Debut Actress Madras Won [43]
Edison Awards Best Debut Actress Won [44]
62nd Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Nominated [45]
Best Female Debut – Tamil Won [46]
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Tamil Won [47]
2018 65th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Nene Raju Nene Mantri Nominated [48]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catherine Tresa is truly multi-faceted". 123telugu.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Catherine Exclusive Interview". supergoodmovies.com. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Riding high". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Iddarammayilatho actress Catherine Teresa exclusive interview". The Times of India. 17 April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Catherine Tresa rocks the bikini look!". Southscope.in. 8 August 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Catherine Heroine In S Narayan Movie". Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Delectable Catherine again!". Indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  8. ^ "THUNDER THIES CATHERINE IS WONDER TOO!". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Catherine Teresa gushes about Upendra's Godfather". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Interview With Katherine Teresa". Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Chammak Challo Telugu Movie Review, Rating". Apherald.com. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Review : Chammak Challo – Nothing flashy about this". 123telugu.com. 15 February 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Katherine Teresa replaces Richa Allu Arjun's Iddarammayilatho". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Iddarammayilatho Telugu movie review highlights". The Times of India. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Iddarammayilatho Movie Review". shrirag.com. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Iddarammayilatho review – Telugu cinema – Allu Arjun, Amala Paul & Catherine Tresa". Idlebrain.com. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Interview With Catherine Tresa". Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Catherine Tresa cast opposite Karthi". The Times of India. 21 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Catherine Tresa to pair with Atharvaa". The Times of India. 20 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Catherine in Rudramadevi". The Times of India. 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  21. ^ "Glad we finished Rudhramadevi on time: Gunasekhar". The Hindu. 8 September 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Dasari-Vishnu's 'Errabus' releasing on Nov 14th". Indiaglitz.com. 6 September 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  23. ^ "Bewitched by glam". Deccan Herald. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  24. ^ "My character in Idddarammayilatho is very glamorous". Rediff.com. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  25. ^ "Karthi's dedication amazes me: Catherine Tresa". Deccan Chronicle. 29 June 2014. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  26. ^ "Catherine Tresa cast opposite Vishnu Manchu". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  27. ^ "'Rudhramadevi' to release on October 9". The Indian Express. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  28. ^ "When team kathakali came calling". Deccan Chronicle. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  29. ^ "Post Madras, Catherine Tresa to play journo in Kanithan". Hindustan Times. 16 October 2014. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  30. ^ "Worked with lot of positivity on 'Sarrainodu': Catherine Tresa". Business Standard. 19 April 2016. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  31. ^ "Catherine Tresa: Kadamban is the toughest project in my career". sify. 17 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  32. ^ "Catherine Tresa's glam avatar in Gautham Nanda". The New Indian Express. 20 July 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  33. ^ "'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' breaks many stereotypes: Catherine Tresa". Business Standard. 11 July 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  34. ^ "Jaya Janaki Nayaka's highlight is Catherine Tresa". The Hans India. 2 August 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  35. ^ "The romance on screen was natural: Catherine Tresa". Deccan Chronicle. 8 September 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  36. ^ "Catherine Tresa joins Kalakalappu 2". Cinema Express. 24 September 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  37. ^ "Catherine Tresa to play one of the leads in Sundar C- Simbu film". The News Minute. 5 October 2018. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  38. ^ "Raai Laxmi, Catherine Tresa to fight for Jai in 'Neeya 2'". sify. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  39. ^ "Catherine Tresa 'roped in' 35kg heavy costume for 'Aruvam'". The New Indian Express. 15 October 2019. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  40. ^ "Vijay Deverakonda can't take his eyes off of Catherine Tresa and Raashi Khanna". Daily News and Analysis. 16 December 2019. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  41. ^ "60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) Nominations". Filmfare. 4 July 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  42. ^ "SIIMA 2014 Telugu Nominations". International Business Times. 21 July 2014. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  43. ^ "Vikatan Awards for 2014". International Business Times. 9 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  44. ^ "8th Edison Awards Winners". International Business Times. 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  45. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards South Tamil Nomintations". International Business Times. 4 June 2015. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  46. ^ "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  47. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2015 Tamil winners list". The Times of India. 16 January 2017. Archived from the original on 21 November 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  48. ^ "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original on 30 August 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.

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