Andrea Jeremiah, an Indian film actress, playback singer, and musician, has made a significant impact in the Indian film industry, predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam language films. The Bollywood actress With her unique talent and versatility, she has carved a niche for herself in the world of cinema and music.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on December 21, 1985, in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, Andrea Jeremiah was raised in an Anglo-Indian family. Her father is a lawyer at the Madras High Court. She has a younger sister who lives and works in Leuven, Belgium as a research assistant.
Jeremiah was raised near Chennai and attended National Public School. She later graduated from Women’s Christian College. Interestingly, she was quite a geek and aspired to become a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Andrea Maria Jeremiah|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Andrea Maria Jeremiah|
|Date of Birth||21 December 1985|
|Age (as of 2023)||38 Years|
|Birthplace||Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hobbies and Interests||Traveling, Singing, Music composing, Theatre|
|Languages Known||English, Tamil, Malayalam|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Andrea Jeremiah|
|IMDb Profile link||Andrea Jeremiah|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||33-26-34 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’5″, 165 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||54 kg, 119 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hairstyle||Long and straight|
|Distinctive Features||Sharp features, dimpled smile|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Andrea Jeremiah is known to keep her personal life private. However, she was involved in a controversy in 2012 when intimate photographs of her and music director Anirudh Ravichander were leaked online.
Despite the controversy, both Andrea and Anirudh confirmed that the photos were theirs and stated that they were not ashamed of them.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Father||Lawyer at Chennai High Court|
|Mother||Mary Jeremiah (Housemaker)|
|Siblings||Nadia Jeremiah (Younger sister, works as a research assistant in Belgium)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Sunder Ramu (Actor & Photographer), Anirudh Ravichander (Music composer, 2012)|
Rise to Stardom
Andrea Jeremiah made her acting debut in the Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam in 2007, and her Malayalam debut with Annayum Rasoolum in 2013. She has appeared in many commercially successful films like Vishwaroopam, Tadakha, Endrendrum Punnagai, Aranmanai, Loham, Thoppil Jopaan, Taramani, Aval, Vada Chennai, and Aranmanai .
Debut Film – Pachaikili Muthucharam
Successful Film – Taramani
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Andrea Jeremiah’s talent and hard work have been recognized with several nominations for prestigious awards. In 2008, she was nominated for the Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actress for Pachaikili Muthucharam1. In 2010, she was nominated for the Filmfare Awards South for Best Supporting Actress for Aayirathil Oruvan.
In 2013, she was nominated for the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut (Malayalam) for Annayum Rasoolum.
|Profession(s)||Actress, Singer, Musician, Lyricist|
|Debut Film||Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007)|
|Notable Roles||Kalyani in Pachaikili Muthucharam, Lavanya in Aayirathil Oruvan, Ashmita in Vishwaroopam, Anna in Annayum Rasoolum, Althea in Taramani|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Master (2021), Aranmanai 3 (2021), Pisasu 2 (2021)|
|Upcoming Films||Maaligai (2021), Kaa (2021), Thuglak Darbar (2021), Vattam (2021)|
|Popular Television Series||N/A|
|Awards and Achievements||Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress (2008), Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil (2017), SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Critics (2018), Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Actress – Critics (2018)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Leo Coffee, NAC Jewellers, Fanta, Pothys, Malabar Gold and Diamonds|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||World Environment Day campaign (2012), Chennai Flood Relief (2015), COVID-19 Relief (2020)|
|Professional Associations||South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, South Indian Music Companies Association|
|Training and Education||Learned classical piano at age 8, graduated from Women’s Christian College, Chennai|
|Production Company||The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions)|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Mankatha (2011), Vishwaroopam (2013), Tadakha (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Aranmanai (2014), Aval (2017), Vada Chennai (2018), Master (2021)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), Annayum Rasoolum (2013), Taramani (2017), Vada Chennai (2018)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 35 Crore, $5 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 2 Crore, $0.27 Million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 50 Lakh, $0.07 Million (estimated)|
|Sponsorship Deals||Leo Coffee, NAC Jewellers, Fanta, Pothys, Malabar Gold and Diamonds|
|Business Ventures||The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions), a company to promote live art and artistes|
|Real Estate Holdings||A luxury apartment in Chennai (estimated)|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||A grand piano, a collection of musical instruments, designer clothes and accessories|
|Cars Collection||A BMW X3, a Mercedes-Benz C-Class (estimated)|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Kamal Haasan|
|Favorite Actress||Meryl Streep|
|Favorite Film||The Godfather|
|Favorite Music Bands||Coldplay, Radiohead, Muse|
|Favorite Books||The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho|
|Favorite Food||Fish curry, Puttu (Rice layered with milk & coconut)|
|Things s/he like||Traveling, singing, composing music, playing piano, theater|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Andrea Jeremiah
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Pachaikili Muthucharam||2007||Kalyani Venkatesh|
Controversies – Andrea Jeremiah
- In 2012, intimate photographs of Andrea Jeremiah and Anirudh Ravichander were leaked online.
- Andrea Jeremiah admitted to having been in a relationship with a married man that led her into depression.
Interesting Facts – Andrea Jeremiah
- Andrea Jeremiah was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars at the age of 10.
- She was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams.
- She was the President of the Student Senate at Women’s Christian College.
- She organized a company, The Show Must Go On, to promote live art and artistes.
- As a college student, she turned down every film offer she got as she had no intention of becoming a film actor.
- She began her theatre career with Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala.
Andrea Jeremiah’s journey in the Indian film industry is a testament to her talent, hard work, and resilience. Despite the challenges and controversies, she has continued to shine and make her mark in the world of cinema and music.
Her story is an inspiration to many aspiring artists in the industry.