Actress Lekha Washington Family Photos

Lekha Washington is an Indian film actress, who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu films and Kannada language films. After appearing as a video jockey with SS Music, Lekha Washington's breakthrough film role was as an independent estranged sister in Jayamkondaan (2008), whilst she has gone on to portray roles in the multi-starrer Vedam and the comedy Va.

Actress Lekha Washington

Lekha Washington was born on Feb 15, 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to parents a father of mixed Burmese, Italian and Punjabi ancestry, Kenneth Washington (Father), and a Maharashtrian mother Geeta Washington (Mother). Despite the mixed heritage, Lekha Washington has stated she considers herself South Indian due to her upbringing and speaks English and Marathi at home.


Actress Lekha Washington with Parents Father Kenneth Washington (Dad) & Mother Geeta Washington (Mom) (Actress Lekha Washington Family Photos)

Actress Lekha Washington Father Kenneth Washington (Dad) (Actress Lekha Washington Family Photos)

Actress Lekha Washington Mother Geeta Washington (Mom) (Actress Lekha Washington Family Photos)

Lekha Washington pursued a degree in Fine Arts at Stella Maris College, Chennai and went on to attend the National Institute of Design taking courses in first, Lifestyle Product Design, and then re-applying to enrol in the Film and Video Communication course. During her time studying film-making, she opted that she preferred a career in "front of the camera, rather than from behind". During her time on the course, she made three short films called Spoonerism, Catch 22 and Sunn with locations ranging from Myanmar to Mauritius.

While pursuing her education, she decided to appear in Chetan Shah's experimental English film, Framed, and subsequently received offers to be a music video jockey from SS Music. Lekha Washington was signed on to play the lead role of an orthodox Brahmin girl alongside Silambarasan in his project Kettavan, however despite completing a schedule the film was shelved later cancelled. In 2007 Lekha Washington made her acting debut in director Jeeva's film 'Unnale Unnale' in a guest appearance as a bride at a wedding.

In 2010, Lekha Washington appeared in three films in three regional languages. Her first release was in the multi-starrer Vedam, where she played a role as a part of the troupe of a lead character, Manoj Manchu. She then appeared in Pushkar-Gayathri's comedy film, Va, playing a suicidal schoolgirl who meets the characters of Shiva and Charan on an election night in Chennai. Her final release of the year was the romantic Kannada film, Huduga Hudugi opposite Sameer Dattani, which became a commercial and critical failure, with Lekha Washington receiving mixed reviews for her role.

In 2013, Lekha Washington was seen in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola as Imran Khan's friend. She has completed shooting for Kalyana Samayal Saadham, a Tamil romantic comedy opposite Prasanna. Her two Bollywood film Peter Gaya Kaam Se and Power have not released yet.

Lekha Washington currently owns and runs a product design company called Ajji and has recently launched her first range of products in the Pallate store in Mumbai.

Lekha Washington has also been involved in English stage plays held in Chennai.

During the maiden season of the Indian Premier League, Lekha Washington was signed on to anchor an analysis and interview show which provided coverage of the cricket played.

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