Trisha Krishnan, known mononymously as Trisha, is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily appears in South Indian cinema, where she has established herself as a leading actress. She was noticed after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Madras contest, which marked her entry into filmdom.
After her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in a supporting role, she starred in her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later rose to fame starring in the successful films, Saamy and Ghilli in Tamil cinema and Varsham in Telugu cinema, for which she secured her first South Filmfare Best Actress Award before getting the same award 2 more times for her critically acclaimed blockbusters Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2010 film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. She was seen in her career best performances in Abhiyum Naanum and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa for which she won Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine and was nominated for Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award.
An ardent animal lover, Trisha has been the Goodwill Ambassador of PETA.