Andrea Jeremiah Wiki
Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer, and musician works predominantly in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She began her career as a playback singer, and has subsequently appeared in films as supporting to lead role.She has appeared many successful films like, Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), Mankatha (2011), Tadakha (2013), Annayum Rasoolum (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Aranmanai (2014), Thoppil Jopaan (2016), Idhu Namma Aalu (2016), Taramani (2017), Aval (2017), Vada Chennai (2018) and Master (2021).
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.
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.