Trisha is turning 35 years old on Friday and the actor is celebrating it away from home.
Trisha is turning 35 years old on Friday and the actor is celebrating it away from home.

Happy Birthday Trisha: Here’s a look at 9 memorable characters portrayed by her

In the span of over 16 years, Trisha Krishnan has made some good choices that have resulted in memorable characters onscreen.
Hindustan Times | By Priyanka Sundar, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 01:10 PM IST

Actor Trisha Krishnan entered the film industry when she was all of 19 years old. The actor who enjoys the adulation of fans in Kollywood and Tollywood, turned 35 on Friday. She even debuted in the Malayalam industry in 2018 with a beautiful film, Hey Jude, opposite Nivin Pauly, remarkable to make a debut into a new industry at 34!

A great actor, Trisha has made some great choices as a result of which we have some memorable characters to look back to. Here’s a list.

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya: Jessie

Jessie, one of the iconic female characters created by ace director Gautham Vasudev Menon, was portrayed beautifully by Trisha in 2010. She played a woman who falls in love with a much younger man called Karthik - played by Simbu. The story struck a chord with the youth and became a film that romanticized breaking up to live according to one’s parents’ choice. Jessie is a complex character that Trisha portrayed it beautifully.

Hey Jude

Hey Jude is the most recent release of Trisha. She plays the character called Crystal, a singer suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. She befriends Jude, played by Nivin Pauly, who is in Goa for his aunt’s funeral. Needless to say, Trisha aces as Crystal.

Yennai Arindhaal

Hemaanika, another of director Gautham Vasudev Menon’s memorable characters, is a part in Ajith starrer Yennai Arindhaal. She is a beautiful, forward thinking Bharatnatyam dancer and a loving single mother. She meets DCP Sathyadev (Ajith) when she is going through labour pain and their relationship develops organically and in a unique manner. This role was apparently written with Trisha in mind, and we have to say, she played the role beautifully.

Aayutha Ezhuthu

In Mani Ratnam’s 2004 film Aayutha Ezhuthu, Trisha played the role of Meera, a young and vivacious girl who dates a boy she met at a club. There is attraction, and then there is love, but Meera in already engaged. She play a small part in the film that revolves around six different characters, but it is a memorable one.

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

The film directed by Prabhu Deva is a lighter version of Salman Khan and Bhagyashree’s Maine Pyaar Kiya. Starring Siddharth and Trisha, the film is about a boy from London falling in love with a girl from an Indian village. Trisha as Siri is the thoughtful and fun-loving girl who has utmost respect for her brother. From their first meeting that results in a misunderstanding to the how they fall in love, Siri is a beautiful character.


Pournami is another Prabhu Deva directorial starring Trisha and Prabhas. This is another film where Trisha has lesser screen time in comparison to Charmme Kaur, however, the role creates the desired impact. As Pournami, she plays a gypsy who falls in love with the son of a powerful local family. How she fights violence with love is heart wrenchingly beautiful.

Abhiyum Naanum

In Abhiyum Naanum, Trisha is daddy’s little girl who grows up to become an independent woman. The film deals with the relationship between father and daughter and how it matures over time. As Abhi, she struck a chord with fathers in the audience and as did Prakash Raj’s role as the father.

Manmadhan Ambu

Playing a character called Ambujakshi (who incidentally is an actor called Nisha in the film), Trisha stars with R Madhavan (who plays a business man called Madhanagopal) and Kamal Haasan (a spy) in the film.

Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, we see Kamal Haasan as Major Mannar who tries to spy on Ambujakshi for his boss, Madhanagopal. The latter is suspicious that his fiancé (Trisha) is having an affair with her co-star.

It is a hilariously woven comedy for which Trisha dubbed herself. This, combined with her conversations with her childhood friend Deepa, played by Sangeetha, is a treat to watch.

Endrendrum Punnagai

Priya believes in true love and works in the advertisement company where she uses marketing strategies themed around love. She meets Goutham who hates women because of his history with his estranged mother. He refuses that love exists and seriously believes that human beings are ruled by lust, not love. The two become friends, and this progression is nice. It is simple and real.

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