Performance based actresses are one of a kind and very rare to find in the industry. Usually a duet, few intimate romances, a cute or hot dance in the rain and boom it’s a box office hit! And the actress become the industry’s sensation. There are actresses who caught people’s attention through their realistic and refreshing performances and definitely Aishwarya Rajesh will be on this list.
Talk about choosing wise scripts, she comes first to mind. She started her career with small budget films and now she is the go to star of many A-listed directors like Mani Ratnam, Gautham Menon, Vetrimaaran etc. She made her debut in 2010 with the Tamil film Neethana Avan and in 2012 she did Attakathi. In 2014 she starred alongside Vijay Sethupathi in Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum. From there to being a mother of two children in Kaaka Muttai to rebellious Ariyanachi she has owned the characters she has portrayed, completely. Here’s a list of characters the actress played, which made her one of the finest performers in the K-town!
- Malarvizhi – Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014)
As Malarvizhi, a rural spunky girl she falls in love with the Pannaiyar’s driver and the romance between them is beautiful and refreshing. After Amudha in Atta Kathi this film made people to recognize and love her.
- Kaaka Muttai’s mother – Kaaka Muttai (2014)
She received a state award for the film. Mother of two children, single mom and a breadwinner of the family she did an amazing performance. Any actress who is in the start of her acting career wouldn’t take such a risk. Kaaka Muttai was worth the shot!
- Anbuselvi – Dharma Durai (2016)
Anbuselvi, a simple village girl is shown vulnerable and she commits suicide as she couldn’t marry the man of her dreams. With her subtle performance the actress connected with the audience and did her part well.
- Kausalya Murugesan – Kaana (2018)
Young, bold and daddy’s girl, she played the role of a cricketer. The actress did justice as Kausalya Murugesan and shined bright as diamond in the women centric Kaana. Kaana did fulfill her Kaana as an actress and a performer. One of the best films in her acting career.
- Padma – Vada Chennai (2018)
A very raw and realistic Vada Chennai girl paired alongside Dhanush. Be it the intimate romances, boldness and her timely advices to Anbu, she did her best. North Chennai’s slang, body language and attitude was perfect and Padma will be the north chennai’s rowdy in our hearts forever.
- Renuka Thiyagarajan – Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)
This film had a massive cast, the entire screen was star studded and she stood out shining in Mani Ratnam’s multistarrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Renuka Thiyagarajan was a Sri Lankan girl and wife of one of the gangster brothers. She did a small part and as always she did an impressive and satisfying work in this film.
- Thulasi – Namma Veetu Pillai (2019)
A girl next door, a strong and sensitive sister. She signed in as a character artist and played the sister of Sivakarthikeyan. A beautiful family entertainer and a commercial hit. Thulasi will be the sister every brother would love to have.
- Mangai – Vaanam Kottattum (2020)
Following CCV, this film had a stellar cast and she did shine with her bubbly and natural performance. She played the role of Vikram Prabhu’s sister Mangai. Her innocence lights up the screen. A best friend, a overprotective sibling and a business partner what else could you ask from Mangai.
- Ariyanachi – Ka Pae Ranasingam (2020)
Ariyanachi will be one of the best performances in her film career. The amount of hard work and the dedication she put in Ariyanachi is evidential and not only today, Ariyanachi’s determination and love for her husband will make you cry even after ages.
Not a glam doll, does not have a fair skin tone or a film background. She proved people and now stands high as an inspiration in the Kollywood industry. She is been doing films in Tollywood and Mollywood industry too. Aishwarya Rajesh will definitely become one of the gem performers in future. Wish the talented actor a happy and successful career ahead!