Trisha Krishnan (Tamil: த்ரிஷா கிருஷ்ணன், Triṣā Kiruṣṇaṉ ?; born 4 May 1983) is an Indian film actress and model. After her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in a supporting role, she won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later rose to fame starring in the successful films, Saamy (2003) and Ghilli (2004) in Tamil cinema and Varsham (2004) in Telugu cinema, for which she secured her first South Filmfare Best Actress Award. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2010 film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. She is one of the leading female superstars of South Indian Cinema.