Andrea Jeremiah Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 38 Years
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Andrea Jeremiah Profile

Full NameAndrea Maria Jeremiah
Profession(s)Playback Singer, Poet, Actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 5" (165 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
• Playback (Tamil)- Kannum Kannum Nokia from Anniyan (2005)
• Playback (Telugu)- Andarivaadu From Andarivaadu (2005)
• Playback (Kannada)- Kanasinolage from Ullasa Utsaha (2010)
• Playback (Malayalam)- Kando Kando from Annayum Rasoolum (2013)
• Playback (Hindi)- Ishq Kiya Toh from Vishwaroop 2 (2018)
• Music Album (English)- Flavors by The Jeremiah Project (2022)
Flavors (2022) by Andrea Jeremiah

• Film (Tamil)- Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007) as Kalyani
Poster of Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007)
• Film (Malayalam)- Annayum Rasoolum (2013) as Anna
Poster of Malayalam film Annayum Rasoolum (2013)
• Film (Telugu)- Tadakha (2013) as Nandini
Poster of Tadakha (2013)
• Web Series (Tamil)- Putham Pudhu Kaalai (2020) as Sadhana on Amazon Prime Video
Putham Pudhu Kaalai (2020)
Awards2010: Music Award for Popular Duet of the Year (with Ajeesh) for the song Idhu Varai from Goa (2010)
2015: Sica Award for Best Actor Female – Tamil for Aranmanai (2014)
2018: Techofes Award for Best Actress for Taramani (2017)
Andrea Jeremiah after receiving Techofes Award for Best Actress for Taramani
2018: Behindwoods Golden Medal for Best Actress for Taramani (2017)
2018: Behindwoods Golden Medal for Best Actress – Critics Choice for Vada Chennai (2018)
Andrea Jeremiah posing with her Behindwoods Golden Medal for Best Actress – Critics Choice for Vada Chennai (2018)
2021: Behindwoods Golden Medals for Best Playback Singer Female for the song Oo Solriya from Pushpa: The Rise (2021)
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 December 1985 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 38 Years
BirthplaceArakkonam, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
School• National Public School, Chennai
• Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/UniversityWomen's Christian College, Chennai
Educational QualificationA degree in Psychology
ReligionRoman Catholic
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Playing the Piano, Doing Yoga, Gardening
Tattoo(s)Butterfly Tattoo on the left side of lower belly
Andrea Jeremiah showing her belly tattoo
ControversyLeaked Intimate Pictures with Anirudh Ravichander
In August 2012, intimate pictures of Andrea Jeremiah with music director Anirudh Ravichander went viral on the internet. Anirudh was 21, and Andrea was 27 at that time. In one of the pictures, Andrea and Anirudh are seen in a passionate lip-lock, in the other, Anirudh is kissing Andrea on the cheek. In the aftermath of the event, Andrea admitted to having a romantic relationship with Anirudh, but she also revealed that they had parted ways. [1]India Today
Andrea Jeremiah and Anirudh Ravichander's leaked intimate pictures in 2012
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Anirudh Ravichander (music composer) (2011-12)
Andrea Jeremiah
• Sunder Ramu (actor, photographer) (rumoured in 2012)
Sunder Ramu
• Fahadh Fazil (actor) (rumoured in 2013)
Fahadh Fazil and Andrea Jeremiah
• Simbu (actor) (rumoured in 2014)
Simbu (Actor)
ParentsFather- Gregory Jeremiah (lawyer at Madras High Court)
Andrea Jeremiah's parents, Gregory Jeremiah and Mary Jeremiah
Mother- Mary Jeremiah (homemaker)
Andrea Jeremiah mother
SiblingsSister- Nadia Jeremiah (younger) (research assistant in Leuven, Belgium)
Andrea Jeremiah with younger sister
FoodFish curry, Puttu, Chocolates
Actor(s)Jack Nicholson, Timothee Chalamet
Actress(es)Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman
Film Director(s)Vetrimaaran, Mysskin, Ram
Book(s)The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Freedom in Exile
Book by 14th Dalai Lama
Character from a bookHoward Roark from The Fountainhead
SeriesPeaky Blinders, The Queen’s Gambit
Singer(s)Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, John Mayer, Jordan Rakei
Jazz Musician(s)Miles Davis, Chet Baker
Concert HallRoyal Albert Hall (London)
Holiday DestinationLondon
QuoteThe woods are lovely dark & deep, but I have promised to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep – Robert Frost

Andrea Jeremiah at an event

Some Lesser Known Facts About Andrea Jeremiah

  • Andrea Jeremiah spent her childhood in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.

    Childhood picture of Andrea Jeremiah

    Childhood picture of Andrea Jeremiah

  • She started learning to play the classical piano at 8.
  • Growing up in a Catholic family, she would sing in a choir, both in church and at school.
  • Jeremiah was exceptionally good at studies and secured top ranks in school exams.
  • She also actively participated in extracurricular activities at school.
  • She grew up singing and performing in English musical theatres. At 10, she was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars, which included playback singer Shalini Singh. She played the role of Dorothy in the troupe’s musical The Wizard of Oz.
  • She started earning money in her later teens by recording jingles and teaching piano to kids.
  • Growing up she wanted to become a psychiatrist. However, the high suicide rate among doctors led her to Jeremiah to pursue something else.
  • Inspired by her father, she enrolled in a law college, but she hardly managed 3 months there before leaving the course mid-way.
  • She was the President of the Student Senate at Women’s Christian College.
  • She won various singing competitions at college.
  • As a college student, she turned down many film offers as she had no intention of becoming an actress.
  • Later, she founded the entertainment company The Show Must Go On (TSMGO), to promote live art and artists.
  • She predominantly works in Tamil films, alongside Telugu and Malayalam films.
  • In 2005, she entered the Tamil film industry with an uncredited role in the romantic comedy film Kanda Naal Mudhal. She played the role of a guest at the wedding.
  • In 2010, she came into the limelight with the Tamil action-adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan in which she played the role of an archaeologist Lavanya Chandramouli.

    Reema Sen (as Anitha Pandiyan), Karthi (as Muthu), and Andrea Jeremiah (as Lavanya Chandramouli) in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)

    Reema Sen (as Anitha Pandiyan), Karthi (as Muthu), and Andrea Jeremiah (as Lavanya Chandramouli) in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)

  • She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil (with Aishwarya R. Dhanush) for Aayirathil Oruvan’s song Um Mella Asanthan.
  • She voiced the role of Irene Claude (played by Taapsee Pannu) in the Tamil film Aadukalam (2011) and Ria (played by Ileana D’Cruz) in the Tamil film Nanban (2012) and Hema D’Souza (played by Amy Jackson) in Thanga Magan (2015)
  • Andrea lent her voice to various peppy Tamil numbers like ‘Google Google’ from Thuppakki (2012), ‘Mama Douser’ from Soodhu Kavvum (2013), and ‘Engadi Porantha’ from Vanakkam Chennai (2013).
  • In 2013, she rose to popularity in the Malayalam film industry with the Annayum Rasoolum in which she played the role of Anna, a Latin Christian salesgirl.

    #annayum rasoolum from ye babu rao ka style hai

    Andrea Jeremiah as Anna in Annayum Rasoolum (2013)

  • Following the film, Andrea was rumoured to be in a relationship with her co-star Fahadh Faasil, who revealed his love for the actress during an interview. However, Andrea denied the affair and lashed out at Fahadh for making such statements. She claimed that attempts were being made to cast them in a film together, but she backed out of the film because of the rumours. She also said that she wouldn’t be doing any films with Fahadh again.
  • In 2013, she starred in Tamil-Hindi bilingual Vishwaroopam in which she played the role of a secret agent named Ashmita Subramaniam, sharing the screen with Kamal Haasan.

    Andrea Jeremiah as Ashmita Subramaniam in Vishwaroopam (2013)

    Andrea Jeremiah as Ashmita Subramaniam in Vishwaroopam (2013)

  • Andrea was rumoured to be dating actor Simbu after she performed a cameo along with Simbu in the Tamil film Inga Enna Solludhu (2014).
  • She played the role of Madhavi, Murali’s wife who gets possessed by Selvi’s spirit, in the Tamil horror-comedy film Aranmanai (2014).

    Andrea Jeremiah is done being nice to the in laws... Aranmanai (Tamil, 2014) – @weeguttersnipe on Tumblr

    Andrea Jeremiah as Madhavi in the Tamil horror-comedy film Aranmanai (2014)

  • Another prominent film of her career was Taramani (2016) in which she played the lead role of Althiya Johnson.

    Taramani poster

    Poster of Taramani (2016)

  • In 2017, she performed with the Drop Squad Band, where she sang a mix of English, Hindi and Tamil numbers.
  • In 2018, she played the role of Chandra, Rajan’s widower and Guna’s wife, in the Tamil crime-drama film Vada Chennai.
  • In 2019, she read out from her collection of poems at the Bangalore Literary Festival. At the event, Jeremiah opened up about a past relationship with an anonymous man who pushed her into depression.
  • She lent her voice for dubbing English superhero film Avengers: Endgame (2019) to Tamil, voicing the role of Scarlett Johansson.
  • In 2020, Andrea released her first book Broken Wing, a compilation of poems based on her life.

    Broken Wing (2020) by Andrea Jeremiah

    Broken Wing (2020) by Andrea Jeremiah

  • She published this book to raise funds for her NGO Sofia Trust, which aims to educate underprivileged children.
  • In 2020, she starred in a theatrical production of Girish Karnad‘s play Nagamandala.
  • Other commercially successful films in which she appeared include, Tadakha (2013), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Loham (2015), Thoppil Jopaan (2016), Aval (2017), and Aranmanai 3 (2021).
  • She has a band, The Jeremiah Project. In 2022, she released her debut music album of the same name.
  • She is a foodie and loves desserts.
  • In an interview, Andrea shared that she used different perfumes for different roles. She said,

    I think I started doing this from Annayum Rasoolum . To some extent, it has worked for me. If nothing else, it is fun: You get to have a nice collection of perfumes. But I do not use the perfume after the role is done. I do use Chandra’s fragrance once in a while though.”

  • In a 2022 interview, Andrea revealed that once she faced sexual harassment while travelling by bus as a child. She was 11 at that time. On the bus, a man behind her put his hand inside her t-shirt.