Trisha Krishnan (born 4 May 1983) is an Indian model and actress who works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films. She gained prominence after winning the 1999 Miss Chennai pageant, which marked her entry into the film industry. Trisha is a recipient of several accolades including five Filmfare Awards South, one Nandi Award, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award and seven South Indian International Movie Awards. Trisha is often referred as the “Queen Of South India” for her contributions to the film industries of all of the South Indian languages. She has been ranked among the best actresses of South India by The Times of India.
After marking her debut with a supporting role in the Tamil romantic drama Jodi (1999), Trisha had her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She rose to fame starring in commercially successful masala films such as Saamy (2003), Ghilli (2004) and Aaru (2005) in Tamil cinema, and Varsham (2004), Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005), Athadu (2005) and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007) in Telugu cinema, winning three Filmfare Awards for Best Actress – Telugu for Varsham, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule.
Trisha has also starred in the Hindi film Khatta Meetha (2010). Her performances in the comedy drama Abhiyum Naanum (2008), the romantic drama Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), the political thriller Kodi (2016), the romantic drama ’96 (2018), and the historical dramas Ponniyin Selvan: I (2022) and Ponniyin Selvan: II (2023) were met with critical acclaim. Her performance in Kodi and ’96 earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – Tamil and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, respectively.
Trisha was born on 4 May 1983 to Krishnan Iyer and Uma Iyer in Chennai (then known as Madras) into a Palakkad Tamil Brahmin family. She completed schooling at the Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Church Park, Chennai, and later pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course at the Ethiraj College for Women (Chennai). She ventured into modelling and appeared in several print and television commercials. In 1999, she won the “Miss Salem” beauty pageant, and later the same year, the Miss Chennai contest. She had also won the Miss India 2001 pageant’s “Beautiful Smile” award. She follows a vegetarian diet.
Trisha had aspired to become a criminal psychologist initially, and resisted the thought of pursuing acting, as she wanted to complete her studies first. In 2000, she appeared in Falguni Pathak’s music video Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye as Ayesha Takia’s friend. She was later approached for an acting role in the Tamil film Lesa Lesa (2003) by Indian film director Priyadarshan, which marked the beginning of her professional career as an actress. She followed a tight shooting schedule while in college, making it difficult for her to continue her education. She compensated for this by attending summer classes.
Trisha resides in Chennai with her mother and grandmother. Trisha’s father died in October 2012. She can speak English, Hindi, Tamil, and French. She follows a vegetarian diet.
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Her mother, Uma Krishnan, accompanies Trisha on film shoots, events, and functions, and they have appeared together in a commercial advertisement. Uma had been offered various roles by several Tamil film makers and actors including Kamal Haasan, but turned them down as she wanted to concentrate on Trisha’s career. About her relationship with her mother, Trisha remarked: “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.”
On 23 January 2015, Trisha became engaged to Varun Manian, a Chennai-based businessman. In May 2015, she confirmed that the couple had ended their engagement.
Trisha Krishnan Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography
|Real Name||Trisha Krishnan|
|Age (as of 2023)||40 Years|
|Date of Birth||4 May 1983|
|Birthplace||Pallakad, Kerala, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Debut Movie||Tamil: Jodi (1999)|
Telugu: Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003)
Bollywood: Khatta Meetha (2010)
Kannada: Power (2014)
|Trisha Krishnan Height, Weight|
& Body Measurements
|Height in Centimeters||165 cm|
|Height in meters||1.65 m|
|Height in Inches||5’ 5”|
|Weight in Kilograms||52 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||115 lbs|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Trisha Krishnan’s Family and Relatives|
|Father||Krishnan (Died, Worked as a General Manager at a five-star hotel in Hyderabad)|
|Trisha Krishnan Affairs, Boyfriends|
and Marital Status
|Boyfriends||Rana Daggubati (Actor)|
Varun Manian (Entrepreneur & Film producer, Ex-fiance)
|Husband/ Spouse||Not Known|
|Trisha Krishnan Education and School, College|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)|
|School||Sacred Heart Matriculation Hr. Sec School, Church Park, Chennai|
|College||Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai|
|Trisha Krishnan Favorites Things and Likes & Dislike|
|Favorite Actor||Hollywood: Tom Hanks|
Bollywood: Salman Khan
|Favorite Actress||Hollywood: Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence|
Bollywood: Manisha Koirala
|Favorite Colors||Black, White|
|Favorite Food||Brown rice & Chicken curry|
|Favorite Movie||Hollywood: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The English Patient (1996)|
Tamil: Jilla (2014), Vaalu (2015)
|Hobbies||Listening to music, reading, swimming|
|Trisha Krishnan Money Factor|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Salary(Per Movie)||3 Crore +|
|Trisha Krishnan Contact Address|
|Trisha Krishnan Social Media|
Other work and endorsements
An ardent animal lover, Trisha has been the Goodwill Ambassador of PETA. In 2010, Trisha collaborated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in issuing a public appeal to domesticate stray dogs rather than craving for pedigreed foreign breeds. She was also the Goodwill Ambassador for the “Angel for Animals” campaign organised by PETA in 2010, encouraging people to adopt homeless dogs. PETA praised Trisha for her work, and sent her an appreciation letter highlighting her animal rescue work and efforts to encourage people to adopt Indian community dogs.
Trisha replaced Rani Mukerji as the brand ambassador of Fanta India. She is the brand ambassador of Scooty Pep+, for which she has replaced Preity Zinta. She is also the brand ambassador for Vivel Di Wills, a product by ITC Limited. In 2011, she replaced Asin in the Fairever fairness cream commercial.
1999–2003: Early career and success
Soon after her pageant success, Trisha began her acting career in a minor supporting role as Simran’s friend in the romantic drama Jodi (1999). The first film 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. Rahman musical hit, Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003). However, both the projects’ releases were severely delayed, and her first release was Ameer’s Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) 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 (2003), her second project, saw her play a cancer patient, but the film went unnoticed upon its March release.
Her subsequent release was the Hari-directed action film, Saamy (2003) with Vikram. She played a soft-spoken college-going Brahmin girl and received positive reviews 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 later the same month in May 2003. The romantic musical, based on the 1998 Malayalam film Summer in Bethlehem, fetched generally positive reviews. Following Lesa Lesa, she appeared in Alai (2003) which proved unsuccessful at the box office. Her fourth and final release of the year was Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003), which was commercially unsuccessful, but nevertheless helped proper her career due to its critically acclaimed music and visuals.
2018–present: Critical acclaim and continued career
In 2016, she starred in the political drama Kodi alongside Dhanush, which proved to be a critical and commercial success, earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) – Tamil, in addition to her fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil.
In 2018, she acted in the Malayalam film Hey Jude with Nivin Pauly making her Malayalam debut. Following this, she played a leading role in the Tamil romantic drama ’96 opposite Vijay Sethupathi and received widespread critical acclaim. Janani K. of India Today hailed her performance as her career-best.She won her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, and other Best Actress awards at the SIIMA Awards, the Edison Awards, the Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards, and the Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards.
She then starred in a brief role in Petta (2019), alongside superstar Rajinikanth. This was followed by her 60th film appearance with a starring role in Paramapadham Vilayattu (2021).
She was next seen in Mani Ratnam’s 2022 film Ponniyin Selvan: I, in the role of the Chola princess, Kundavai, where her performance received critical acclaim. Her next appearance was in Tamil movie Raangi (2022). Her first release of 2023 was the sequel Ponniyin Selvan: II, where she reprised her role as Kundavai.
Her next release, Leo, is due on 19 October 2023. She has three other projects pending an official release date – these are Ram, The Road, and Sathuranga Vettai 2, a sequel to Sathuranga Vettai (2014).
|Enakku 20 Unakku 18||Preethi||Tamil|
|Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu||Telugu|
|2004||Varsham||Shailaja||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana||Siri||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Bangaram||Bangaram’s love interest||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2007||Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule||Keerthi||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|2008||Krishna||Sandhya||Telugu||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Abhiyum Naanum||Abhi||Tamil||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa||Jessie||Tamil||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Ye Maaya Chesave||Herself||Telugu||Guest appearance|
|Khatta Meetha||Gehna Ganphule||Hindi||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|Manmadan Ambu||Ambujakashi (Nisha)||Tamil|
|2011||Teen Maar||Meera Shastri||Telugu|
|Endrendrum Punnagai||Priya||Tamil||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Nayaki||Gayathri||Telugu||Also singer for the song “Bayam”|
|Kodi||Rudhra||Tamil||Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|2018||Hey Jude||Crystal Ann Chakraparambu||Malayalam|
|Mohini||Mohini / Vaishnavi||Tamil|
|’96||Janaki “Janu” Devi||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|2022||Ponniyin Selvan: I||Kundavai Ilaiya Piratti||Tamil|
|2023||Ponniyin Selvan: II||Kundavai Ilaiya Piratti||Tamil|
|Ram: Part 1||Dr. Vineetha M.D||Malayalam||Filming|
|TBA||Sathuranga Vettai 2||TBA||Tamil||Completed|
|2020||Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn||Jessie||Tamil|
|2000||“Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye”||Woman in the painting||Falguni Pathak||Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye|