Lekha Washington

Date of Birth: April 30, 1986
Occupation:
Actress, Supporting Cast
Years Active:
2009-present
Lekha Washington
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Lekha Washington
Born Lekha Washington
april 30, 1986
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, sculptor, VJ
Years active 2009-present

Lekha Washington is an Indian film actress, TV host and sculptor.

Background

Lekha was born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She is part Maharashtrian, part Italian and part Burmese.1 She worked on a couple of ads before becoming an actor.


Career

A qualified film-maker from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Lekha began her career as a theatre artist. In 2006 she became a VJ on SS Music, and hosted the popular show PCO and later Connect. She is also a sculptor, having held her first solo exhibition at the age of 18.

She started her acting career by playing the leading role in the film Framed directed by independent director Chetan Shah. She anchored the first IPL cricket tournament telecast on Sony TV. She subsequently went on to host the Canadian 20/20 on international television. Her first release Jayamkondaan, in which she played the protagonist alongside Vinay Rai, won her accolades as she "performed a subtle and complex character with elan". She has also acted as Lasya in Vedam, a multi-starrer and the Telugu director Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi's second directorial, which released on 4 June 2010. She had two diwali releases, Va quarter cutting in Tamil opposite Shiva where she plays a nineteen year old school girl and Huduga Hudugi in Kannada directed by Indirajit Lankesh where she plays Sneha. She has been chosen to play the leading lady in Rajkumar Santoshi's next project, Power where she is cast opposite Ajay Devgn. Other lead stars in this project are Amitabh Bachan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut.