Genelia D’Souza is a popular Indian actress. Genelia has acted over a dozen films in South Indian cinema.After being born in England, Genelia studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. After school, she joined the St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. Mumbai-based Genelia starred in the big budgeted Boys by top director Shankar. She starred opposite fellow débutante Siddharth. The film was a box-office hit and launched her career.
Genelia left Kollywood for a while to concentrate on the Tollywood industry, starring in other successful films including, Satyam, Masti, Samba and Sye. Genelia followed it up with a pairing with popular actress Shriya in Subhash Chandra Bose. Genelia returned to the Tamil industry with the hit, Sachein with Vijay. Her film, Happy opposite Allu Arjun was a hit. Her most recent film, Bommarillu, with Siddharth Narayan, is a super hit. Chennai Kadhal, her Tamil project did average business. Genelia was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. She has also been a part of many TV ad campaigns, the most famous ones being for Fair and Lovely, Cricket World Cup 2003 with Kris Shrikanth and Parker pens with Amitabh Bachchan.
Director Gowtham Menon is known for keeping details about his films very close to his heart. The director, who has recently re-christened himself as Gowtham Vasudeva Menon has finally commenced shooting for his Varanam Aayiram.
Search was on for a heroine besides Kuthu Ramya. Sources close to the director say, “Genelia aka Harini has been zeroed in by Gowtham. Supposedly a big-budgeted movie, Varanam Aayiram would be shot in Afghanistan, Russia, USA and Malaysia”.Suriya is the hero.He and Gowtham Vasudeva Menon are coming together after Khaakha Khaakha.
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