2 November 1995|
Kannur, Kerala, India
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Alma mater||SRM University|
Thomas made her debut with the 2008 Malayalam film Veruthe Oru Bharya, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. In the same year she made her Tamil debut with Kuruvi. Her Telugu debut was in 2016 with Gentleman.
She started her career as a child actress and also acted in the Sun TV serial My Dear Bootham (one of the most popular children's serials). After that, she played the role of Jayaram's daughter in Veruthe Oru Bharya, where her performance was well appreciated. She then signed a few Tamil and Malayalam films in which she mostly played supporting roles. Among her Malayalam projects were Chaappa Kurish and Thattathin Marayathu, the latter of which according to Sify was going to be "the biggest box-office hit in the history of Malayalam cinema". The 2011 Tamil film Poraali directed by Samuthirakani, featured her as Tamizhselvi, a petrol bunk employee. She had previously collaborated with Samuthirakani in the drama series Arasi.
In 2013, she acted in Romans which was very successful and named a "blockbuster" by Sify.com. In the Tamil contemporary fantasy comedy Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham she played the female lead role of Jaishree, an aspiring singer. In Jilla she played the role of Mahalakshmi, who is very attached to her father (Mohanlal) and two brothers, played by Vijay and Mahath. About her role, she stated that it was not "just another sister role" but that of "a strong willed girl who influences her brother in a positive way". She signed her first Telugu film,Juliet Lover of Idiot directed by Ajay Vodhirala. She acted as Kamal Haasan's eldest daughter in the Tamil remake of Drishyam, titled Papanasam, and her performance earned praise from viewers.
2016: Telugu debut and critical acclaim
In 2016, she debuted in Telugu cinema in the action-thriller Gentleman. The movie garnered huge critical acclaim and was a commercial success. Her performance was well received by critics and audience alike and fetched her a huge fan base in the industry. She received her first nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu at 64th Filmfare Awards South.
Her first release in 2017 was another Telugu film, opposite Nani again, the romantic entertainer Ninnu Kori. The film opened to positive reviews with critics praising portrayal of her character Pallavi, and was commercially successful at the box office. For this film, she earned her second nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu at 65th Filmfare Awards South. Her performance in Jai Lava Kusa opposite N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was also critically and commercially successful at the box office. Though her role was limited, her performance brought raves from critics. She has completed filming Juliet Lover of Idiot opposite Naveen Chandra and also committed to star in an untitled romantic thriller, opposite Nandamuri Kalyan Ram.
|2008||Veruthe Oru Bharya||Anjana Sugunan||Malayalam||Child artist|
|Kuruvi||Vetrivel's sister||Tamil||Child artist|
|2009||Madhya Venal||Manikutty||Malayalam||Child artist|
|2011||Pranayam||Young Grace||Malayalam||Malayalam debut|
|Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham||Jeyasri||Tamil|
|Money Ratnam||Pia Mammen||Malayalam|
SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress — Telugu
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
|2017||Ninnu Kori||Pallavi||Telugu||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Simran||Telugu|
|Juliet Lover of Idiot||Julie||Telugu|
|2000||Raja Rajeswari||Gowri||Sun TV||Child artist|
|2004-2007||My Dear Bootham||Gowri|
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