Andrea Jeremiah Wiki
Andrea Maria Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer, and musician works predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam language films. She began her career as a playback singer, and has subsequently appeared in films as supporting to lead role. She made her acting debut in Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), and Malayalam debut with Annayum Rasoolum (2013), and Telugu with Tadakha (2013).
She has appeared many commercially successfully films like Mankatha (2011), Annayum Rasoolum (2013), Vishwaroopam (2013), Tadakha (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Aranmanai (2014), Loham (2015), Thoppil Jopaan (2016), Taramani (2017), Aval (2017), Vada Chennai (2018) and Aranmanai 3 (2021).
Andrea Jeremiah was born in an Anglo-Indian family at Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on 21 December 1985.
Andrea's 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. Jeremiah was raised near Chennai and went to National Public School and graduated from Women's Christian College. She has said that she was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams.Andrea learned classical piano when she was eight. At age 10, she was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars which formed the base of her early singing and music composing career. She was also a theatre artist in her college and appeared in several stage plays organised by The Madras Players and EVAM. She was the President of the Student Senate at Women's Christian College. She also organised a company, The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions), to promote live art and artistes. Andrea said that as a college student, she turned down every film offer she got as she had no intention of becoming a film actor.
Andrea has stated that her focus was always on music, 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, Anirudh Ravichander, Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad and G. V. Prakash Kumar and has also received nominations at Filmfare and Vijay Awards for a few of them. She considers the song "Maalai Neram" as the most challenging she has sung.
Apart from singing under other composers' direction, Andrea also produces her own music. She composed, wrote and sang a single, "Soul of Taramani", as a promo for her Tamil romantic-drama Taramani. She has composed several music themes, songs and albums.Personal Life (in Pidgin English):
She has been a bright student from school to college.There was a dream of becoming a doctor since childhood, but due to money could not become a doctor, and did not intend to work in the film. But the actress was written in luck. Right now seen as a top actress. She is a famous actress in South India.
In a public function at Bengaluru, she had opened up about a difficult time she faced due to an affair with a married man, she was abused physically and mentally in the relationship, which put her in depression.