Trisha Krishnan(Tamil: த்ரிஷா கிருஷ்ணமூர்தி, Telugu: త్రిష క్రిష్ణమూర్తి) was born on 4 May 1983 as Trisha Krishnamurthy. Her mother tongue is Tamil. She is a prominent actress in both Tamil and Telugu film industries. She rose to fame with her roles in Tamil movies, Saamy and Ghilli.

Early life
Born to Krishnan and Uma Krishnan, in Palakkad, the Tamil Iyer actress got her higher education in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Later, she modelled and won Miss Salem in 1999, Miss Chennai in 1999 and Miss India Miss Beautiful Smile in 2001. In school, she participated in several cultural activities, sports and school band. She studied in the same school as former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha.

Film career
Krishnan first made her debut in films when she was offered a small cameo in the film Jodi. However, the first movie in which she signed up to enact the role of the leading lady was Priyadarshan's Leysa Leysa. A string of flops marked the beginning of her career, such as Manasellam,and Alai. However she was well suited for her role opposite Surya in Mounam Pesiyadhe and won critical acclaim. She is well acclaimed for her facial expressions while acting.

She then played Vikram's lady love in the mega blockbuster Saamy. The next huge film she took part in followed immediately afterwards, was Ghilli with Vijay, which was a remake of Telugu blockbuster Okkadu.

In 2004, she starred in Varsham in Telugu which went on to become the biggest hit of the year and turned her into an overnight sensation. In 2005, she starred alongside Siddharth Narayan in the telugu flick Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana as the village girl Siri. The movie is about a rich boy, who tries to marry a girl - however her brother opposes. It is directed by Prabhu Deva, was successful at the box office [1] [2]. Krishnan quoted that "'Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana' is the best entertainer that I have seen in my life"[3] and she won 2 awards for the film which include the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award.

Another film she was called up for was Mani Ratnam's Aayitha Ezhuthu which was remade into a hit Hindi movieYuva the Tamil version included Siddharth Narayan, Madhavan and Surya, which was the only time she dubbed herself for the film. Her later movies, Ji, Aathi and Aaru did not do well either - though Aaru was received well by critics and both dubbed in Tamil and Telugu and produced by Saran, who had previously directed several successful movies [4]. Her recent Telugu movie, Pournami, directed by Prabhu Deva, was also a flop. However, Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum, where Krishnan acted opposite Jayam Ravi which released in 2006 did well at the box office. Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum is a remake of the Telugu movie, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana where she plays the same role.

Her Telugu film, Sainikudu with Mahesh Babu released on November 30, 2006. There was high expectations in the trade circles from this film especially after the smashing hit Pokiri but this high budget film started off with a below average talk. Despite receiving bad talk from the film trade, the film managed to get a fantastic opening in India and overseas. The movie did very well abroad and is an average grosser.

Her next release after Sainikudu is Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule where she is cast opposite Venkatesh. This film is Selvaraghavan's first film in Telugu. The film released on April 27, 2007. The film is a family entertainer and received good response from the audience especially from the family audience. The collections of the film at the box office has been encouraging and the movie is a superhit, outrunning the collections of later releases like Aata and Munna. Krishnan's performance is one of the highlights of the movie.

In Kireedam with Ajith, Krishnan has tried comedy and has received rave reviews. Kireedom opened with high expectations and received good reviews from media and audience. Her most recent film, Krishna with Ravi Teja, directed by V. V. Vinayak opened to rave reviews.

Her other projects include four Tamil films, Bheema with Vikram, Radhamohan's Abhiyum Naanum, Kuruvi the Vijay-Dharani project and a Gautham Menon film. She has also signed a Telugu film: Bujjigadu starring Prabhas, directed by Puri Jagannadh.

Krishnan recently replaced Rani Mukherjee as the Brand Ambassador of Fanta India. [5] She is the brand ambassador of Scooty Pep+, for which she has replaced Preity Zinta. She endorses Perk chocolate, for which also