Enrica Fernandes is a renowned Indian actress, who made appearances in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Telugu films. She was born in a Konkani household in Mangalore, but she was raised in Mumbai. Both her parents, Ralph Fernandes and Lavina, came from Mangalore, Karnataka. Enrica studied at Holy Cross High School in Mumbai and graduated college at the SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Sion. Later, she attended St. Andrews College, Mumbai to pursue Bachelor of Arts, but subsequently dropped out to become a model. Modeling has been her dream and passion ever since and at the age of 17, she started her career in B-Blunt Salon. Enrica later appeared in the TV commercials of Clinic All Clear India and Nickelodeon.
Since the year 2010, she started to join many beauty pageants and was crowned at the Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011. In 2012, she joined the
Miss India 2012 and was included in the top 10. She also received a special award of Miss Fresh Face. She entered the cinema industry in the year 2013. Initially, she auditioned in S.J. Surya’s Tamil musical thriller film, Isai; but she failed to get the lead role. Luckily, she got the lead role in Kumar Taurani’s bilingual film, Virattu/Dega, together with Sujiv, son of Kumar Taurani. This film was released in 2014. Because of the delays of her films, she was debuted in the Tamil romantic action film, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu in 2013.
This film was helmed by Director Sasi, who spotted her photos at the office of
Meera Kathiravan, while filming for another film. She was cast in Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu as a Software Engineer, opposite Bharath. Also in 2014, she made her Kannada film debut in Jayanth C. Paranjee’s Ninnindale. The film also marks Paranjee’s debut in the Kannada cinema. Enrica played the lead female role opposite
Puneeth Rajkumar. This was followed by another film debut in the Hindi cinema, and the film was entitled
Babloo Happy Hai, which was directed by
Nila Madhab Panda of I Am Kalam and Jalpari. After this, Virattu/Dega was released, and the Telugu version of the film was released in late 2014. Because of this, the Telugu romantic film, Galipatam, became her debut in the Telugu cinema.
In Galipatam, she played the lead female role opposite Aadi, who played as her husband. In 2015, she was cast in the upcoming Tamil action thriller film, Vizhithiru, helmed by Meera Kathiravan. In the same year, Enrica was starred in the Kannada film, Buguri, which also stars Ganesh and
Richa Panai in the lead roles. Aside from acting on the silver screen, Enrica is also part of the fiction romantic TV series, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi on Sony TV. She played the role of Dr. Sonakshi Bose, a strict nutritionist and the breadwinner of the Bose family. She is also a contestant (from the Chennai Swaggers) of the sports reality entertainment show,
Box Cricket League 2016.