Author

Vinitha Venkatesha

BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT
What drew you to acting, and how did your father, Nassar, influence your decision to pursue this career?When I was much younger, around 13 years old, I had the opportunity to accompany my Dad to film sets and dubbing theaters. This experience ignited my passion...
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CHECKMATING TRADITION: HOW PRAGGNANANDHAA IS CHANGING THE GAME
Beyond the chessboard, who is Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa? Tell us about your passions, hobbies, and how you like to spend your free time.I enjoy playing other sports like badminton and table tennis. Additionally, I like to unwind by watching movies occasionally. Growing up a prodigy, did...
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CHENNAI’S CHAMPION
Meet Sabari Jaishankar, the Chennai-based Indian pro boxer who recently clinched the World Boxing Council’s Australasia Title in the Welterweight division by defeating Australian champion Michael Pengue in Sydney. At just 25, Sabari boasts an impressive record of 8 wins and 1 loss from 9...
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CHENNAI’S NUMBER ONE
In the bustling city of Chennai, Shankarnarayanan, affectionately known as Blade Shankar, started his journey as a radio jockey. With a career spanning over two decades at Suryan FM, Blade’s roots in comedy trace back to his college days, where he showcased his talent in...
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THE NEW SENSATION
Looking back at your filmography, is there a specific role that stands out as a turning point in your career, and why?I feel like Sillu Karupatti did that job for me, it sort of reached a lot of people. I did not expect that kind...
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THE RISE OF FEMALE RAP IN INDIA
What has been the most exciting and rewarding experience you’ve had in your music career so far?Great shows indeed! I particularly enjoyed performing for the G5A Foundation. During that event, I incorporated poetry readings between my rap songs. Despite the audience not being intoxicated or...
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THE QUEEN OF COMEDY UNVEILED
What inspired you to pursue an acting career in the comedy genre?It wasn’t planned, and I didn’t aspire to become an actor, especially in the genre of comedy; basically, it just happened. I got an anchoring opportunity when I was in college, and I was...
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TAMIL CINEMA’S COMIC GEM
Delhi Ganesh, celebrated as a Kalaimamani award-winning actor, has left an indelible mark on the world of Indian cinema. Renowned for his versatility, he has portrayed diverse supporting roles across Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Telugu cinema, and has also lent his voice for dubbing. With...
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LAUGH OUT LOUD
What inspires your comedic style and material?I think one of the most impactful comedians for me was Jerry Seinfeld. I was in fifth standard and I remember coming back from school in Bangalore and watching ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway,’ on Star World....
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THE HEART OF A MOTHER, THE SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR
Survival to SanctuaryNoori’s journey began with adversity at just eight years old that forced her to flee her home due to relentless abuse and discrimination stemming from her identity and mannerisms. By the age of 18, she found herself navigating the harsh realities of life...
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