Aishwarya Rajesh

Aishwarya Rajesh (born 10 January 1990) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in leading roles primarily in Tamil cinema as well as Telugu and Malayalam films with one Hindi film. She started her career as compere in a comedy show called Asathapovadhu Yaru on Sun TV. After winning the reality show Maanada Mayilada, she made her debut in Neethana Avan (2010) and came into prominence after starring in Attakathi (2012) portraying the role of Amudha. Her first Malayalam film was Jomonte Suvisheshangal opposite Dulquer Salmaan and she also acted with Nivin Pauly in her second Malayalam film Sakhavu. She made her Bollywood debut in 2017 through the film Daddy opposite to Arjun Rampal She acted in her two career breakthrough roles as Padma in Vetrimaran's Vada Chennai opposite to Dhanush and as a female cricketer in her solo film Kanaa. She received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the 2014 film Kaaka Muttai at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.[2]

Aishwarya Rajesh
Aishwarya Rajesh at Rummy Audio Launch.jpg
Aishwarya Rajesh at Rummy Audio Launch
Born (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 30)
OccupationFilm actress,T V Anchor
Years active2010–present
Parent(s)Rajessh[1]
RelativesManikanda Anegan Mohan (brother)
Sri Lakshmi (aunt)
Amarnath (grandfather)[1]

Early lifeEdit

She was born on 10 January, 1990 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She did her schooling in Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School and in Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in T.Nagar, Sree vidyanikethan Tirupati.[3] Aishwarya's father Rajesh was also an actor who had appeared in 54 films in Telugu. Her grandfather Amarnath was a popular lead Telugu actor and a producer, while her aunt Srilakshmi, is a Telugu comedian with over 500 films to her credit.[4]

She studied at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai and graduated with a B.Com degree.[5] She started to learn dance since she needed to choreograph a stage show for a student cultural fest and later entered the reality show Maanada Mayilada on Kalaignar TV. She won the show's third season and got offered roles in films thereafter.[4] She expressed her gratitude to Arjun Rampal for introducing her to Bollywood.

CareerEdit

In the early stages of her career, she also worked as an anchor on the sets of the TV show Asathapovathu Yaaru. In 2010, she made her debut with the Tamil film Neethana Avan, and in 2014, she was seen alongside Vijay Sethupathi in two film, Rummy, and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, released within two weeks. While the first film was a village drama set in the 1980s, the latter was based on a short film of the same name, and revolved around an old man and his vintage car Premier Padmini.[6][7] Critics praised her performances, especially in Rummy.[8][9] Hindustan Times wrote that she was "extremely promising"[10] while film critic Baradwaj Rangan noted that she was "expressive", calling her "a tonic for nerves frayed by the alabaster automatons we usually get as heroines".[11][12] Later that year, she appeared in a song sequence in R. Parthiepan's Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam and as the female lead in Thirudan Police.[13]

Aishwarya's first release in 2015 was Kaaka Muttai. Her portrayal of a slum dweller and mother of two children was lauded by critics. Baradwaj Rangan wrote, "it features stunning performances from everyone...especially Aishwarya Rajesh, who plays the kids' mother with a world-weariness that belies her years".[14] Other reviewers stated that she was "excellent",[15] played her role "with extraordinary ease" [16] and that she "leaves you awe-struck".[17][18] That year, she also made her the stage debut, playing Cinderella from the same-titled fairytale that was adapted as a "musical dance drama".[19][20]

She had the most releases for a Tamil actress in 2016 with 8 films out of which Aarathu Sinam, Hello Naan Pei Pesuren, Manithan and Dharma Durai were commercially successful. She was critically appreciated for her performance in the films Dharma Durai and Kuttrame Thandanai, where she collaborated with Kaaka Muttai director Manikandan. She became the number one choice for acting in performance oriented roles in the industry. In 2017, Aishwarya made her entry in Malayalam films acting in two commercially and critically successful films Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Sakhhavu. Based on her performance in Kaaka Muttai, Arjun Rampal selected Aishwarya Rajesh in the challenging role of Asha Gawli for the film Daddy. With this, Aishwarya made her debut in Hindi and was recognized for her performance in her first hindi film.

In 2018, Aishwarya Rajesh was most successful as she was part of most of the big hits of the year. She collaborated with the most successful directors like Mani Ratnam, A. L. Vijay, Hari and Vetrimaaran as well as starring in her solo film as a cricketer in Kanaa under Siva Karthikeyan's production. She is made her Telugu debut in Kousalya Krishnamurthy after signing three movies in a trot. Her performance was appreciated a lot in all the three movies, but she is looking for her first big hit in Telugu cinema. Her performance in Namma Veettu Pillai was greatly appreciated as well as her endearing performance in the family drama Vaanam Kottatum. Her performance as Suvarna in World Famous Lover was considered one of the best performance by a female actor in recent times in Telugu Cinema.

As of 2020, she is working simultaneously on multiple projects. She has completed filming for Seenu Ramasamy's Idam Porul Yaeval,[21] in which she portrays a orator in patti mandram (debate speaker),[22] as well as Gautham Menon's delayed project Dhruva Natchathiram.

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Neethana Avan Nandhini Tamil
2011 Avargalum Ivargalum Swetha
Uyarthiru 420 Charu
Sattapadi Kutram Sumathi
2012 Vilayada Vaa Anu
Attakathi Amudha
Aachariyangal Anu
2013 Puthagam Thara
2014 Rummy Sornam
Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Malarvizhi
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Herself Special appearance
Thirudan Police Poornima
2015 Kaaka Muttai The protagonist kids' mother Won, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2016 Aarathu Sinam Mia
Hello Naan Pei Pesuren Kavitha
Manithan Jennifer
Dharma Durai Anbuselvi Won, SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Kuttrame Thandanai Swetha
Kadalai Kalai
Parandhu Sella Vaa Madhavi
Mo Priya
2017 Jomonte Suvisheshangal Vaidhehi Malayalam
Mupparimanam Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
Kattappava Kaanom Meena
Sakhhavu Janaki Malayalam
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Pooja Tamil
Daddy Asha Gawli Hindi
2018 Lakshmi Nandhini Tamil
Saamy 2 Bhuvana
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Renu
Vada Chennai Padma
Kanaa Kousalya Murugesan Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2019 Vilambaram Aishwarya
Kousalya Krishnamurthy Kousalya Krishnamurthy Telugu
Mei Uthra Tamil
Namma Veettu Pillai Thulasi Won JFW Movie Awards for Best Actress - Critic
Mismatch Mahalakshmi Telugu
2020 Vaanam Kottatum Mangai Tamil
World Famous Lover Suvarna Telugu
Ka Pae Ranasingam   TBA Tamil Post Production
Bhoomika   TBA Tamil Post Production
Tuck Jagadish   TBA Telugu Filming
TBA Dhruva Natchathiram   Ragini Tamil Delayed
Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai   TBA Tamil Delayed
Idam Porul Yaeval   TBA Tamil Delayed
As a voice artist
Year Film Role Original language Note Ref(s)
2019 The Lion King Nala Tamil [23]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Aishwarya Rajesh awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins22
Nominations14
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result
2015 63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Tamil Kaaka Muttai Nominated
Edison Awards Best Actress – Tamil Nominated
2016 5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Tamil Nominated
3rd Behindwoods Gold Medal Ceremony Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1st IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Supporting Role – Female Nominated
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
Provoke Awards Best Actress – Jury Won
Radio City Awards Best Actress for 2016 Won
2017 Ananda Vikatan Nambikkai Awards Top 10 Youngsters of TN Award – Nambikkai Nayagi Won
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress in a Supporting Role Dharmadurai Nominated
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Dharmadurai Won
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress Kaaka Muttai Won[2]
13th WE Awards Best Actress Won
Asiavision Awards Best Actress – Multi Languages Won
2018 Forum Keralam Film Awards 2017 Best Actress Sakhavu Nominated
JFW Golden Divas Awards JFW Golden Diva Won
Pride Of TamilNadu Awards Pride of TamilNadu in Entertainment Emerging Category Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Jomonte Suvisheshangal Nominated
The New Indian Express Devi Awards Breathing Life into the Silver Screen Won
2019 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best actress Kanaa Nominated
Mgr Sivaji Academy Awards Best Actress Vada Chennai, Kanaa Won
JFW Movie Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Kanaa Nominated
JFW Movie Awards Best Actress – Critic Kanaa Won
Edison Awards Young Inspirational Actress Kanaa Won
Edison Awards Best Actress – Tamil Kanaa Nominated
Techofes Awards Best Actress Vada Chennai, Kanaa Won
Provoke Awards Best Actor Female Kanaa Won
India Retail Excellence Awards Unique Style Icon - Female Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Tamil Kanaa Nominated
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress (critics) – Tamil Kanaa Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Tamil Kanaa Nominated
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress (Critics) - Tamil Kanaa Won
2020 Zee Cine Awards Tamil Best Actor Female Kanaa Won
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best supporting actress Namma Veettu Pillai Nominated
JFW Movie Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Namma Veettu Pillai Nominated
JFW Movie Awards Best Actress - Critic Namma Veettu Pillai Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b https://telanganatoday.com/inspirational-tale-of-kausalya-krishnamurthy
  2. ^ a b "TN Govt. announces Tamil Film Awards for six years". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ "'I always break the rules'". Chitradeepa Anantharam. The Hindu. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Gupta, Rinku. "Dancing Her Way into Films". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ Attakathi actress Aishwarya Rajesh joins us in an exclusive chat! – Lifeandtrendz. Lifeandtrendz.com. Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Rummy is a 1980s film". Deccan Chronicle. 18 May 2013. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi wanted Padmini!". The Times of India. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  8. ^ Movie Review : Rummy. Sify.com. Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  9. ^ Rummy (aka) Rummy review. Behindwoods.com (31 January 2014). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  10. ^ Movie review: Rummy makes for an engaging watch – Hindustan Times. Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum"... Vehicle star | Baradwaj Rangan. Baradwajrangan.wordpress.com (8 February 2014). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  12. ^ Pannaiyarum Padminiyum: Vehicle star – The Hindu. Thehindu.com (8 February 2014). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  13. ^ Aaranya Kaandam makers begin Thirudan Police – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (7 December 2013). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  14. ^ Kaaka Muttai: An outstanding debut. The Hindu (5 June 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  15. ^ Film Review: Kaaka Muttai. Livemint. Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  16. ^ Kaaka Muttai review: A small film with a big heart | movie reviews. Hindustan Times (4 June 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  17. ^ Kaakka Muttai: This National Award-winning, charming film about 2 slum kids is a must-watch. Firstpost (5 June 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  18. ^ 'Kaaka Muttai' review: A film that will make you crow with joy | Zee News. Zeenews.india.com (5 June 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  19. ^ All set for stage debut – Chennai. The Hindu (4 February 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  20. ^ Ganesh Venkatram makes a successul [sic]sic] theatre debut – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (8 February 2015). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  21. ^ Aishwarya to play lead in Seenu's film – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (26 April 2014). Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  22. ^ From Slum Mom to Patti Mandram Speaker. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 1 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Aishwarya Rajesh, Rohini Robo Shankar and Manobala join the tamil voice cast of the lion king". Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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