Dancing into three industries

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Dec 16, 2015, 4:46 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
A classical dancer, this actress is quite regional in her choice of films, exploring Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.
Subiksha
 Subiksha
She has a dozen films to her credit and has also become quite the regional diva. So far, Subiksha has acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. With a strong Kannada connect thanks to her mother who hails from Ballari, Subiksha made a decent start to her Sandalwood career with Anjadagandu, and later went onto act in a series of Tamil and Malayalam films. The classical dancer-turned-actress, who awaits her upcoming release Celebration in Malayalam, Girls, a bilingual project both in Tamil and Malayalam and Ra Ra Rajashekar in Tamil directed by the renowned director Balaji Sakthivel, speaks to Bengaluru Chronicle about her films, her Kannada connection and much more.  
 
“Presently, I am working in two Tamil films — Ra Ra Rajashekar, for which I have just finished the shoot, and the movie is expected to release in March 2016. For the bilingual film Girls, there are only female characters. It is a horror thriller, which has five female lead roles. I portray one of them. Insofar as Celebration in Malayalam is concerned, it is a thriller about a family on a trip, and the suspense surrounding it,” says Subiksha who recently saw the release of her other Malayalam movie ATM (Any Time Money) in which Bollywood star Jackie Shroff too featured in a special role.
 
Making her Sandalwood debut alongside Ninasam Satish of Lucia fame in a Tamil remake —Anjadagandu, she recalls, “It was great working in Kannada since my mother Laavanya Krishnamoorthi, who is also a classical dance teacher, hails from Ballari in North Karnataka. My father is from Palakkad. After their marriage, they both settled in Ballari. I can easily speak all the South Indian languages fluently. We usually speak Kannada and Telugu at home. After my Kannada films, I got several offers but as I was very busy with Malayalam movies at that time, I could not accept any Kannada movies. I really want to do more movies in Sandalwood. I hope it happens in the near future,” she adds.
 
With no filmy connection, the actress reveals that most of her family members including her mother and sister are classical dance teachers. “Director Bharathiraja saw some of my photographs, and offered me the film and that was when Annakodi in Tamil came about. After completing school, I wanted to excel in dance, so I took up dance and pursued a degree in Bharatanatyam,” Subiksha says, adding that she is very thankful to Balaji Sakthivel who is such a big director in Tamil cinema for offering her Ra Ra Rajashekar. “It was a dream come true for me. With no knowledge about the project, I landed up at the location and got the offer. He was like a mirror to me. I would simply react to what he would ask me to do,” she says.
 
She also had a gala time shooting for Girls with a cast and crew filled with only female members. Expressing her desire to learn new languages, the girl who already knows four regional ones 
will not have too big a task cut out for her!

 

 

 

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