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"Vedam" Fame Lekha Washington

Name : Lekha Washington

Birth Date: 23rd August, 1984

Birthplace : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Height : 5′6″

Star Sign : Gemini

Marital Status: Single

Hair: Black

Role model : Don’t have one person. I respect different people for different reasons.

Life Goal : To become a big actress in india .

Profession : VJ, Modeling & Actress.

Debut : Framed by Chetan Shah

Education : Degree from NID, Ahmedabad

Favorite Films: The Namesake, Mumbai Meri Jaan, and Maddy’s Evanao Oruvan, My preference is not for mainstream films

Favourite Books: I read a lot. Milan Kundera, graphic novels, Neil Gaiman is my favorite.

About her name: There’s no mystery to that. My father’s name is Washington – I have never even been to the U.S!

Tamil movies or Kollywood movies as they are also referred to have become increasingly popular over the last decade. One of their newest and most popular stars in Lekha Washington. At only 24 she is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about females in the industry. Lekha was raised in Chennai, India. She is however part Italian and part Burmese. In the very early stages of her career she featured in a small number of adverts. These were what brought her into the public eye.


Lekha Washington was born and brought up in Chennai, India. She is part Maharashtrian, part Italian and part Burmese. Since Lekha`s humble beginnings in advertising she has blossomed into a successful actress. Lekha began her acting career in the the theatre after qualifying as a film-maker from NID in Ahmedabad. From here she progressed quickly in 2006 to become a VJ in the field of SS music. The shows that Lekha hosted in the early days were PCO and some months later she moved onto connect. She started by playing the leading role in the film 'Framed' directed by independent director Chetan Shah.

This young star from India is multi-talented. Not only can she sing and act she is also an extremely competent sculpture. Lekha had her first solo exhibition at the impressive age of 18. Although her career has been relatively short it has already been quite varied. From the sculpting the VJ activities and the theatre she swiftly moved into the film business.

After her stint at Video Jockeying, Lekha made it big nationally as one of the interviewers of the highly successful Indian Premier League (IPL). Adventure seems to be the second name of Lekha as he is very fond of adventure sport. She was in London recently and trained in parachute jumping.Will this adventurous streak land her in an action-oriented role a la Charlie’s Angles? Let’s wait and watch.

The Chennai-born girl is also a qualified documentary filmmaker. Lekha shot into national limelight in April 2008 when she co-hosted the first season of the Indian Premier League with Ajay Jadeja on Sony Max, where her easy banter and eye-catching looks won over fans and viewers in droves.

In October 2008, the sexy girl hosted the Al Barakha Canada Cup Twenty20 tournament on international television. An adventure sports addict, she has also hosted travel shows around the world, and been an active theatre enthusiast for much of the last eight years, directing her theatre group Khel.


A Maharashtran Burmese Italian Punjabi hybrid, Lekha Washington is engaged in Tamil Cinema playing lead actress roles. A well-known and critically acclaimed actress in Tamil cinema, her film Jeyam Kondaan (2008) co-starring Vinay ran for over a 100 days and was a great platform to prove her acting prowess in a lead role.

Lekha Washington who is debuting in tollywood in vedam is optimistic that she could make it to the big league once the Pushkar-Gayathri directed Tamil film 'Quarter Cutting' hits the screens. The VJ turned actress says she is playing a role with a difference in the movie.

"I play a 19-year-old girl studying Plus Two, who attempts suicide. While trying to kill self, the girl meets some people who change her life. The entire story happens in a single night", according to Lekha.

Claiming that the movie would be a new experience to the audience, the young actress says, "My thanks to Pushkar-Gayathri for roping in me for the role. They are very friendly and working with them is so wonderful."

Saying that she would do another film with the director duo, Lekha adds: "The movie has been tentatively titled 'Raakozhi'. Besides, I am there in a Kannada film directed by Lankesh, which has Sameer in the lead role."

After Asin and Shriya Saran, Lekha Washington is the latest south side actress to join Bollywood. And looking at her pictures, she promises to give tough competition to her counterparts. Rajeev stated that it was a bold scene and Lekha was uncomfortable shooting. Lekha expressed that Peter Gaya Kaam Se is a film for universal audiences and she didn’t see any reason to do the film barebacked.



Vedam ------ June 4 2010
Jayam Manadi --------Dec 7 2010


Quarter Cutting ---- 2010
Jayam Kondaan ------ Aug 29 2008
Unnale Unnale ----- Apr 14 2007


Thunta Thunti ----- 2010


Peter Gaya Kaam Se ----Aug 27 2010

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