|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Education||She completed schooling at the Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Church.|
|Parents||Krishnan, Uma Krishnan|
Trisha Krishnan (born 4 May 1983) is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily appears in South Indian cinema, where she has established herself as a leading actress. She was noticed after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Madras contest (1999), which marked her entry into filmdom.
In 2004, she debuted in the Telugu cinema industry with M. S. Raju's romance-action film Varsham, which turned her into an overnight sensation. Critics lauded her performance as Sailaja, a middle-class girl who becomes a film star on her father's insistence; Jeevi from Idlebrain claimed that she was "beautiful" and a "big plus to the film", labelling her performance as "natural"while Sify noted that she had "transformed herself into a fine actress with immense screen presence". A critic from fullhyderabad.com praised her, citing that she had shown why Tamil Nadu was "busy building her a temple", further adding that she looked "so fresh and fine, you feel like gifting her to the roses". While the film was highly commercially successful, running for over 175 days theatres, being declared a "sensational hit" and becoming one of the highest-grossers of the year, Trisha was given the Telugu Filmfare,owever declined. Later that year, she enacted the female lead opposite Vijay in the action comedy film Ghilli. She essayed the character of Dhanalakshmi, a helpless girl, whom a kabaddi player tries to save from the clutches of an influential thug, who wants to marry her, with most critics agreeing that her performance was overshadowed by Vijay and Prakash Raj's in particular.The film eventually emerged the highest-grossing Tamil film of the year, celebrating a 175-days-run, too, and remains Trisha's biggest commercial success so far. She next appeared in a small role in Mani Ratnam's political drama Aayutha Ezhuthu, starring as part of an ensemble cast that included Siddharth, Madhavan and Surya. The film, despite favourable reviews, performed poorly at the box office, while she was again outshone by the three lead male actors.
In the following two years, Trisha had twelve releases overall, which all but one featured her as the female lead. She was part of two male-oriented action-masala flicks Thirupaachi and Aaru, directed by Perarasu and Hari, which both offered only limited roles for her, with the former becoming a major commercial success. In her second Telugu project, the sentimental drama Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, she starred alongside Siddharth. The film, being Prabhu Deva's directorial debut, opened to rave reviews, with Trisha receiving unanimous praise for her portrayal as the village girl Siri, which earned her three Best Actress prizes, including her second consecutive Filmfare Award and her first Nandi Award.
Idlebrain noted that she was "just great. Her tender looks, innocent face and Telugu traditional costumes make her a treat to watch", further labelling her expressions and "naughty antics" as excellent, while Sify wrote of Trisha that she was "amazing as Siri It is her career best performance and she has excelled throughout." The film eventually secured eight Southern Filmfare Awards, the most ever by any Telugu film, while also emerging highly successful at the box office. Trisha later went on to reprise the role in its Tamil remake as well. Her subsequent releases, N. Lingusamy's Ji and Aathi, which saw her pairing with Ajith Kumar and Vijay, respectively, were both critical and economical failures, while Aaru was a moderate success and was received well by critics. The successes of Varsham and Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana led to Trisha being cast in the third consecutive M. S. Raju film, with the producer stating that she was "one of the most talented and beautiful actress I have ever worked with", going on to draw comparisons to the works of Savitri, Nargis and Sophia Lauren.The film, Pournami, directed by Prabhu Deva again, featured her in the titular role alongside a star cast and bombed at the box office. Her sole Tamil release of 2006, Unakkum Enakkum, the remake of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, where she acted opposite Jayam Ravi, did very well at the box office. She starred in the Telugu film Stalin with Chiranjeevi, following which her Telugu film Sainikudu with Mahesh Babu was released.
Her next release was Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule where she was cast opposite Venkatesh. The film, Selvaraghavan's first Telugu venture, was a family entertainer and received good response especially from the family audience. Trisha's performance was critically acclaimed and won her accolades, eventually resulting in her third Filmfare win. In Kireedam with Ajith Kumar, Krishnan tried comedy and received rave reviews. Kireedam opened with high expectations and received good reviews from media and audience and was declared a success.
Her 2008 Tamil films, Bheema and Kuruvi failed to succeed at the box-office. In Telugu Krishna with Ravi Teja, opened to rave reviews, and became a blockbuster. Her other release Bujjigadu starring Prabhas, directed by Puri Jagannadh was released during Summer and made a decent run. However later in Tamil Radhamohan's Abhiyum Naanum became a super hit and Trisha was praised for her performance as her career best in Tamil. King starring Akkineni Nagarjuna directed by Sreenu Vaitla was a December release and it became a blockbuster.
Her 2009 films Sarvam with Arya and Sankham opposite Gopichand did not do well and became just average grossers.
Trisha had a major role, starring as a Syrian Christian Malayali girl Jessie, in Gautham Menon's 2010 Tamil romantic drama film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, which was a big commercial success at the box office. The film is based on a complicated relationship between a Syrian Christian Malayali girl and a Tamil Hindu assistant director, who falls in love with her, only to be met by her indifference and reluctance as they belong to different religions and her strict conservative family will never consent to their marriage. Her performance was well appreciated by critics, earning her the 2010 Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine.Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff commented, "Trisha is a revelation. Shorn of her filmi make-up, she dazzles in Nalini Sriram's simple costumes." Sify remarked, "Trisha looks good and delivers her career best performance in a knock-out role."
Her 2010 Telugu release Namo Venkatesa, opposite Venkatesh, was a super hit. In the same year, she starred in Manmadhan Ambu with Kamal Haasan and R. Madhavan and it became an above average grosser.
Trisha made her debut in Hindi film industry with the Priyadarshan film Khatta Meetha, starring opposite Akshay Kumar. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics and Box Office India declared it an average performer at the box office. Her next release Theenmaar with Pawan Kalyan, which released in April 2011 became a blockbuster. Her latest release is Ajith Kumar's magnum-opus Mankatha which released on 31 August 2011 to positive reviews and has become one of her biggest blockbusters till date.
Her first 2012 release was Bodyguard in Telugu opposite Daggubati Venkatesh and it became a super hit. The film was a remake of the Malayalam Bodyguard. Her next release Dammu opposite Jr. NTR was an above average grosser. Her film opposite Vishal, Samar, is in its final stages. She is also acting opposite Jayam Ravi in Boologam and Jeeva in Endrendrum Punnagai which are currently under production and are scheduled as 2013 releases.
Trisha resides in Chennai with her parents and grandmother. Her mother tongue is Tamil, and she converses fluently in Hindi, French, and English. Her mother Uma Krishnan, had been offered various roles by several Tamil film makers and actors including Kamal Hassan, but turned them down, as she wanted to concentrate on Trisha's career. She accompanies Trisha on film shoots, events, and functions, and they have appeared together only in a commercial advertisement. About her relationship with her mother, 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