Thulasi NairPublished: January 26, 2015
Thulasi Nair is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil language films. After making her debut in Mani Ratnam’s 2013 drama film Kadal, Aged 14, Thulasi was first considered for a role in director Mani Ratnam’s Kadal after being recommended by actress Suhasini to audition for the lead role in November 2011. She was initially rejected with the director noting she was “too young for the role”, before the team chose to sign her following Samantha’s exit from the project. She would feature alongside fellow debutant Gautham Karthik in the leading roles, coincidentally 32 years after her mother and Gautham’s father had also debuted together in Bharathiraja’s Alaigal Oivathillai (1981). Thulasi lost twelve kilograms for the film and she went through a series of pre-production workshops conducted by actress Kalairani before the first schedule. Portraying the role of Beatrice, a young nurse with a child like personality, Thulasi worked alongside an ensemble cast including Arvind Swamy and Arjun and shot scenes across coastal Tamil Nadu. Her performance could fetched nominations for Best Female Debut Actress at the Vijay Awards and the South Indian International Movie Awards in 2014.
Before the release of Kadal, cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran signed on Thulasi to appear in a leading role in his maiden directorial venture, Yaan (2014). Thulasi was born to businessman Rajasekaran Nair and Radha, a leading actress in Tamil and telugu films during the 1980s. Her elder sister Karthika Nair is also an actress who has appeared in regional Indian films, while she also has an elder brother, Vignesh Nair. Her maternal aunt Ambika was also a contemporary of Radha’s, and Thulasi has revealed she often seeks advice on acting from her mother, sister and aunt.
|Place of Birth||Thiruvananthapuram|
|School||Podar International School, Mumbai|
|Debut movie||Kadal (Tamil)|
|Parents||Rajasekaran – Radha|
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|Costume||Jeans & T-Shirts|