Lekha Washington : Biography

Name:Lekha Washington
Birth Place:Chennai,India


Washington was born and brought up in Chennai, India. She is part Maharastrian, part Italian, part Burmese.


A qualified film-maker from NID, Ahmedabad, Lekha began her career as a theatre artist. In 2006 she became a VJ on SS Music, and hosted the popular show PCO and later Connect. She is also a sculptor, having held her first solo exhibition at the age of 18. She played a leading role in the film 'Framed' directed by independent director Chetan Shah. She recently was an anchor for the IPL cricket tournament telecast on Sony TV.

Washington was initially assigned a role in Silambarasan's long-pending venture Kettavan, and particpated in the firsts chedule of shooting, only to be axed for "non-performance". However, her first release Jayamkondaan, in which she played the sister of Vinay Rai has won her accolades as she has "performed a subtle and complex character with elan". Since, she has signed for a project titled Rakkozhi alongside Jai for the director duo, Pushkar-Gayathri.