How Aishwarya Rajesh Became the Queen of Tamil Cinema
Aishwarya Rajesh was born on 10 January 1990 in a Telugu family in Chennai. Her father, Rajesh, was a Telugu film actor, and her aunt Sri Lakshmi is a Telugu comedian.
She started her career as a television presenter in a comedy show called Asatha Povathu Yaaru? on Sun TV. She won the reality show Maanada Mayilada and made her film debut in Avargalum Ivargalum (2011).
She came into prominence after starring in Attakathi (2012), portraying the role of Amudha. She received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the 2014 film Kaaka Muttai at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
She has worked with several leading actors and directors in Tamil cinema, such as Vijay Sethupathi, Dhanush, Vetrimaran, Mani Ratnam, and Selvaraghavan. She is best known for films like Rummy, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, Vada Chennai, and Kanaa.
She made her Hindi film debut in 2017 with Daddy opposite Arjun Rampal. She made her Telugu film debut with Kousalya Krishnamurthy (2019), a remake of her 2018 movie, Kanaa. She also made her Malayalam film debut with Jomonte Suvisheshangal (2017) opposite Dulquer Salmaan.
She is busy with projects in different languages, such as Dhruva Natchathiram, Republic, Tuck Jagadish and Theera Kadhal. Her latest release is Farhana, a suspense thriller directed by Nelson Venkatesan, where she plays a Muslim girl who works in a call center. The film has received positive reviews from the critics and the audience.
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