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Andrea Jeremiah

Andrea Jeremiah is a playback singer, musician, dancer and an Indian actress.  She acts in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies.

She is an Anglo-Indian born on 21-012-1985 at Arkonam in Tamilnadu State. Her father was a lawyer at Chennai High Court. She has a younger sister who works in Belgium. Her schooling was done at Sacred Heart Matriculation HSS, Chennai and she took her degree from Women’s Christian College. She has said that she was a geek at younger ages and needed psychiatric help till she completed the 12th standard examination.

Jeremiah started learning piano from the ageof eight onwards. She became a member of the troupe named Young Stars at the age of 10 which helped here very much in developing a singing career. She has also acted in many stage plays during her college days. She has organized a company named ‘The Show Must Go On’ to promote artists and live art. While a college student, she has turned down many offers that came for acting in films as she had no intention in those days to become a film star.

She started  her theatre career by acting in ‘’Ngamandala’written by GirishKarnad and directed by T.S. Nagabharana. After she sang the song in ‘VettayaduVilayadu, it’s director Gautham Menon offered her the lead female character in the movie ‘PachaikiliMuthucharam’.  This role was offered to Andrea after approaching actresses like Shobhana, Tabu, Simran etc.

Another film ‘AyirathilOruvan’ was signed during this period which was directed by Selvaraghavan. Then she acted in a minor role in ‘Mankatha’ a multi starrer directed by Venkat Prabhu. Her debut Malayalam film ‘AnnayumRassulum’ was released in the year 2013. She also acted in Kamal Hasan’s ‘Viswaroopam’ around this time.

Her recent films are ‘PuthiyaThiruppangal’ in which she portrays a journalist, ‘EndredrumPunnagai’ in which she plays a model, a Malayalam film ‘London Bridge’ etc.  ‘Loham’ is her latest Malayalam film which was released on 20-08-2015. This film is her third film against super star Mohanlal.

Singing

Andrea’s ambition was to become a professional singer or musician rather than to become an actress. In the year 2005, she ventured into singing for feature films and has sang many songs under talented musicians like Harris Jayaraj, Devi Sri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raj etc and she has won nominations at Vijay and Filmfare awards.

Composing

She is very interested in music composing and spends much of her free time in such matters. She has written and composed music for a song titled ‘Soul of Taramani’ which is a promo song for her romantic-drama ‘Taramani’. She has composed several other songs music themes and albums.

Personal life

She was considered to be moving close with a photographer named SunarRamu and she made an announcement in the year 2012 that they had been close friends for about a decade. After this private photos of Andrea with composer AnirudhRavichander were leaked and she has stated that she is not bothered about the leaked photos as she is  ina good relationship with him. After the release of ‘AnnaymRassoolum’ in the year 2013, there were reports that this pair was contacting each other. Andrea has criticized such moves by Fahad and has tried to avoid opportunities to work with him