Vedhika (Aka) Vedhika Pooja Kumar

 Solapur, Maharashtra
 Madrasi (2006)

About Me

Vedhika is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Cardiff University in United Kingdom and M.Sc in Marketing at Manchester University. She enlisted in Kishore Namith Kapoor School to learn acting and dancing skills for a career in films.  During her time she was involved in modelling assignments and did a notable advert for biscuits alongside prominent actor Suriya. She was subsequently approached by Arjun for the film Madrasi. After the release of Madrasi, Vedhika went on to sign a big budget Hindi language film, Jai Santoshi Maa, a remake of the 1975 film of the same name, but the film failed to subsequently materialize and Vedhika continued acting in South Indian films. She went on to feature in Raghava Lawrence's comedy horror Muni; the film went to become an average grosser commercially. Her maiden Telugu venture was in Vijayadasami, a remake of the Tamil film Sivakasi, her performance was average by critics. Her first release in 2008, Kaalai, received negative reviews and became a commercial failure.  She went on to appear in a second successive film which was panned by critics and which became a financial failure with a role in Sakkarakatti. Later that year, she starred in a Kannada film, Sangama, the film fetched her good reviews for her performance. In 2009, she appeared in Malai Malai with the film consequently going on to become a success commercially. She made a comeback to Telugu films in the same year, with a role in the critically acclaimed Baanam. She next featured in the Telugu film Daggaraga Dooranga opened to average reviews. She was signed up by director Bala for Paradesi. Her second release in 2013, the Malayalam film Sringaravelan, became one of the industry's biggest commercial successes of the year. Shen then worked on Vasanthabalan's Kaaviya Thalaivan, the film opened to positive reviews, with Vedhika's performance being unanimously lauded by film critics. Her upcoming movies include James and Alice, Vinodhan.