It is sometimes fascinating to read about how film stars, especially in the South, get into the industry from totally diverse fields, and with no conscious intentions to be in movies. Andrea Jeremiah’s career seems to fit into this category. Her childhood ambition was to go for higher studies and get to become a psychiatrist. But music was always in the background, as she started learning classical Western piano when she was just eight, and she quickly showed her prowess when she formed her own troupe called Young Stars which also was a precursor for her later singing and music composing career.
However, entry into acting came to her via the theatre route, as it was hard to refuse offers from
Girish Karnad, in whose “Nagamandala” she performed first, and then went on to perform all over the country, during which period both her singing and acting talents were getting appreciated. This prompted
Gautham Menon to request her to play the female lead in his then-upcoming film “Pachaikili Muthucharam” just after she had completed a playback singing assignment in his film “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu”. After a string of Tamil films in 2010 and 2011, she made her debut in Malayalam movies with the romantic film “Annayum Rasoolum”, rating this film as the best in her career so far.
She also played a cameo in Kamal Haasan's “
Vishwaroopam”. She has also finished other roles in which she appears in the diverse roles of a journalist; model and housewife. She has also been cast alongside the famous Mohanlal in “
Loham”, her third Malayalam film, and the first with Mohanlal. Andrea had always confessed that she chose to be a professional singer and that acting came to her by chance. Starting from 2005, she has by now sung several hit film songs for most of the popular composers and had also been tipped for Filmfare and Vijay Awards.
In her own opinion the song "
Maalai Neram" has been the song that has given her maximum satisfaction. She has also composed, wrote and sung herself, a single, titled "Soul of
Taramani", as the signature tune for her Tamil romantic-drama “Taramani”. Likewise, she has composed several music themes, songs and albums, many of which have been widely appreciated.