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Andrea Jeremiah

General Profile of Andrea Jeremiah  -   Cine Artist

Andrea Jeremiah is a 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.

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 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.

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.

Films Acted

2013     Vada Chennai  ( Tamil )

2013     Vishwaroopam  ( Tamil )

2013     Annayum Rasoolum  ( Malayalam )

2013     Vishwaroopam  ( Telugu )

2013     Endrendrum Punnagai  ( Tamil )

2013     Vishwaroop  ( Hindi )

2013     Vishwaroop 2  ( Hindi )

2013     Tadakha  ( Telugu )

2012     Oru Kal Oru Kannadi  ( Tamil )

2012     Ok Ok  ( Telugu )

2011     Mankatha  ( Tamil )

2011     Gambler  ( Telugu )

2010     Yuganiki Okkadu  ( Telugu )

2010     Aayirathil Oruvan  ( Tamil )

2009     Drohi  ( Telugu )

2007     Pachaikili Muthucharam (Tamil)

2005     Kanda Naal Mudhal (Tamil)

Upcoming Films

2014     Aranmanai  ( Tamil )

2014     Vishwaroopam 2  ( Tamil )

2014     Vishwaroop 2 (Hindi)

2014     Inga Enna Solluthu (Tamil)

2014     Prakasham Parathunna Penkutty  ( Malayalam )

2014     Puthiya Thiruppangal  ( Tamil )

2014     Taramani  ( Tamil )

2014     London Bridge  ( Malayalam )

As a singer

2005     "Kannum Kannum Nokia" - Anniyan (Tamil)

2006     "Karka Karka" - Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (Tamil)

2006     "Zara Zara" - Rakhi (Telugu)

2006     "We Have a Romeo” - Bommarillu (Telugu)

2006     "Gili" - Desamuduru (Telugu)

2006     Vargam  ( Malayalam )

2006     Brahmastram  ( Telugu )

2007     Hello  ( Malayalam )

2007     Malliswari The Princess  ( Malayalam )

2007     Bunny The Lion  ( Malayalam )

2007     Raghavan  ( Telugu )

2008     "Oh Baby Oh Baby" - Yaaradi Nee Mohini (Tamil)

2008     "Nenu Nee Raja" - King (Telugu)             

2009     Ghatikudu  ( Telugu )

2008     Santhosh Subramaniam  ( Tamil )

2009     "Ammailu Abbailu" - Current (Telugu)

2009     Jayeebhava  ( Telugu )

2009     Rakhi  ( Tamil )

2010     Thillalangadi  ( Tamil )

2010     Va Quarter Cutting  ( Tamil )

2010     Yuganiki Okkadu  ( Telugu )

2010     "Maalai Neram" - Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil)

2010     "Oh Eesa" - Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil)

2010     "Um Mella Asanthan" - Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil)

2010     "Yeno Yeno" - Aadhavan (Tamil)

2010     "Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai" - Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai (Tamil)

2010     "Idhu Varai" - Goa (Tamil)

2010     "Pookal Pookkum" - Madrasapattinam (Tamil)

2010     "Thediyae Thediyae" - Va (Tamil)

2010     "Who's The Hero?" - Manmadan Ambu (Tamil)

2010     "Naa Pere Malleswari" - Sye Aata (Telugu)

2011     "No Money No Honey" - Vaanam (Tamil)

2011     "Diwali Deepaanni" - Dhada (Telugu)

2011     "Kadhalikka" - Vedi (Tamil)

2011     "Oru Murai" - Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (Tamil)

2012     "Chill Out" - Endukante... Premanta! (Telugu)

2012     "Yelelo"- Marina (Tamil)  

2012     "Madurai Ponnu" - Billa II (Tamil)

2012     "O Crazy Minnal" - Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (Tamil)

2012     "Google Google" - Thuppakki (Tamil)

2012     "Jikkimukki" - Maranthen Mannithen (Tamil)

2012     "Poda Podi" - Poda Podi (Tamil)

2012     "Google" - Rebel (Telugu)

2012     Sattam Oru Iruttarai  ( Tamil )

2012     Gaandham  ( Tamil )

2012     Khilladi  ( Telugu )

2012     Oru Kal Oru Kannadi  ( Tamil )

2012     David Billa  ( Telugu )

2012     Daruvu  ( Telugu )

2013     "Kando Kando" - Annayum Rasoolum (Malayalam)

2013     "Laila Laila" - Settai (Tamil)  

2013     "Nakula" - Vallinam (Tamil)  

2013     "Mama Douser" - Soodhu Kavvum (Tamil)  

2013     "Podhum Podhum" - Virattu (Tamil)

2013     "Mouname Mouname" - Virattu (Tamil)

2013     "Mazhaye Mazhaye" - Iruvar Ullam (Tamil)

2013     "Oye Oye"- Yevadu (Telugu)

2013     "Engadi Porantha" - Vanakkam Chennai (Tamil)  

2013     Gundello Godari  ( Telugu )

2014     "Enakkaaga Unakkaaga"  - Kadhal 2 Kalyanam  ( Tamil )

2014     Yevadu  ( Telugu )

As a voice actor

2006     Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu - "Kamalinee Mukherjee"

2010     Aadukalam - "Taapsee Pannu"

2012     Nanban - "Ileana D'Cruz"

As a Lyricist

2010     Madharasapattinam  ( Tamil )

 
Family Background

Andrea was born on December 21, 1984. 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. 

Musical Training

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 organized by Madras Players and EVAM. She also organized 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.

Educational Qualification & Sports

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.

 
Awards & Titles

Ø  Won, Vijay Music Award for Popular Duet of the  - "Idhu Varai" from Goa (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress - Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007)

Ø  Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer  - "Um Mella Asanthan" - Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Idhu Varai" from Goa (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Vijay Music Award for Popular Female Singer of the Year - "Idhu Varai" from Goa (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Google Google" from Thuppakki (2012)

Ø  Nominated, Edison Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Google Google" from Thuppakki (2012)