Anonymous wrote on Jun 13 2011 11:31AM
Trisha Kiru??a? ; born 4 May 1983 is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly stars in Tamil and Telugu-language films. After her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in a supporting role, she won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later rose to fame starring in the successful films, Saamy (2003) and Ghilli (2004) in Tamil cinemaand Varsham (2004) in Telugu cinema, for which she secured her first South Filmfare Best Actress Award. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2010 film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. Trisha was born in Chennai into a Tamil family hailing from Palakkad, Kerala. She did her schooling at Sacred Heart Church Park School,Chennai. In school, she participated in several cultural activities, sports and school band. While studying at Ethiraj College for Women, she ventured into part-time modeling and participated in various beauty pageants. As part of her modeling career, she appeared in many television advertisements including that of Fanta, Tata Indicom, Vivel ITC and Colgate Active Salt. She also appeared in Falguni Pathak's music videoMeri Chunar Ud Ud Jaye as Ayesha Takia's friend dancing in the video. In 1999, she won the Miss Chennai contest. About her relationship with her mother Uma Krishnan, Trisha remarks, "She has been the pillar of my strength and has stood by me like a rock through thick and thin. Everyone in the industry and my friends know how close I'm to my mom." Soon after her pageant success, Trisha began her acting career in an uncredited role as Simran's friend in Jodi before moving onto appear in advertisements and in music videos, with Falguni Pathak's Meri Chunar Ud Ud Jaye being the most prominent. The first project she accepted was the Priyadarshan-directed Lesa Lesa, with the promotional posters for the film, also creating an offer to star in the A. R. Rahmanmusical, Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003). However both the projects' releases were severely delayed, and her first release was Ameer'sMounam Pesiyadhe opposite Surya Sivakumar. The film became a moderate success at the box office and managed to gain credentials for Trisha, with critics claiming that she was "undoubtedly a refreshing new find, with sparkling eyes and appealing demeanour", also going onto praise the dubbing artiste, Savitha Reddy, who has since regularly dubbed for Trisha. Manasellam, her second project, saw her play a cancer patient; but the film went unnoticed despite positive reviews for the film and the actress.
Her subsequent release was the Hari-directed police film, Saamy with Vikram. She played a soft-spoken college-going brahmin girl and received positive feedbacks for her performance, with Sify's reviewer citing that she was "appealingly sensual" and looked "glamorous",and another critic writing that she looked "very pretty" and suited the role. The masala flick became the biggest blockbuster of the year, grossing 16 crores, and landed Trisha new offers, including several high-budget productions. Lesa Lesa, which was supposed to be her debut, released next. The romantic musical, based on the 1998 Malayalam film Summer in Bethlehem, fetched generally positive reviews. Following Lesa Lesa, she appeared in two more films that year, Alai and Enakku 20 Unakku 18, all of which proved unsuccessful at the box office.