Lekha life and biography

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Lekha biography

Date of birth : 1986-04-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-27
Credited as : Bollywood actress, ,

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Lekha is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu films and Kannada language films. After appearing as a video jockey with SS Music, Lekha's breakthrough film role was as Brinda in Jayamkondaan (2008), whilst she has gone on to portray roles in the multi-starrer Vedam and the comedy Va. She is currently shooting for Power with Ajay devgn directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

Lekha Washington was born April 30, 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to a father of mixed Burmese, Italian and Punjabi ancestry, Kenneth, and a Maharashtrian mother.Despite the mixed heritage, Lekha has stated she considers herself South Indian due to her upbringing and speaks English and Marathi at home.

Lekha pursued a degree in Fine Arts at Stella Maris College, Chennai and went on to attend the National Institute of Design taking courses in first, Lifestyle Product Design, and then re-applying to enrol in the Film and Video Communication course. During her time studying film-making, she opted that she preferred a career in "front of the camera, rather than from behind". During her time on the course, she made three short films called Spoonerism, Catch 22 and Sunn with locations ranging from Myanmar to Mauritius.

Lekha has also enjoyed success as a sculptor, showcasing her work most recently in January 2011 in an exhibition in New Delhi. She was featured by The Hindu newspaper in January 2002 for her maiden exhibition, Exhibition A, for which she won critical appraisal.

Lekha Washington has also been involved in English stage plays held in Chennai, featuring in Madras Player's production of Twelfth Night in 2002 as Viola.[20] She has also been active in directing the theatre troupe, Khel.

During the maiden season of the Indian Premier League, Lekha was signed on to anchor an analysis and interview show which provided coverage of the cricket played. In order to prepare for the role, Lekha did research through cricketing journals and enlisted help from Ajay Jadeja, hoping for her reporting to reach a widespread audience. Notably during her time as a reporter, she was briefly criticized for asking umpire Asad Rauf which franchise he had rooted for, as a part of a joke. However, her stint was considered successful and helped her gain more offers from film producers.

During the making of Peter Gaya Kaam Se, Lekha was linked to her co-star Rajeev Khandelwal after he had split up with his girlfriend at the time. Furthermore, she has also been linked to Telugu actor, Allu Arjun, who also played a role in the 2010 film Vedam. Lekha went on to report that she was still single, and the pair of actors were just friends.

Filmography:

2010 : Vedam, Va, Huduga Hudugi
2011 : Peter Gaya Kaam Se, Power

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