From the beautiful land of Coorg, which has given numerous talents and versatile personalities, comes another pretty damsel who makes her acting debut alongside Challenging Star Darshan in his next titled Odeya directed by M D Sridhar. Model turned actress Sanah Thimmayyah, who plays the role of a painter on her debut speaks to Bengaluru Chronicle, sharing her journey so far and how she bagged her dream project and all the excitement behind it and much more.
Born in Virajpet, Sanah says she is brought up in Mysuru where she did her education until graduation in commerce from Vidyashram College. “This is when I took up modelling too.
After winning a contest in modelling, I started working for the renowned Prasad Bidappa for couple of years while I was still pursuing my studies. Thereafter, my interest in jewellery designing brought me to Bengaluru. In fact, I was always crazy about movies like a typical movie buff, but with no proper guidance I was in two minds as to whether to take up acting as my career or not,” says Sanah Thimmayyah.
Eventually, Sanah explains that her love for acting drew her to theatres, which she started off with Avinash Daniel Film School from where she learnt the basics of acting and kept auditioning for several projects including commercials.
“Though I did a couple of commercials, I was striving hard for bigger and better opportunities. At this juncture, my mother, who happens to be a good friend of Darshan sir’s mother told her about my acting interest. It was she who asked me to attend the audition for the lead role in the film Odeya, for which the makers were in search of a new face and someone who could perform as well, and thus my dream turned into reality,” Sanah says.
Further, the debutant reveals that when she was told about her selection, she was over the moon and was literally ‘blank’ till she realised that it was actually happening in reality. “I could not realise what was happening for the first few days and I would just follow the instructions. The entire first schedule was more or less the same for me. And, it could not have been better with my debut under Sandesh Productions which has given several great films. I am ever grateful to the entire team of Odeya, for all their efforts and cooperation,” Sanah adds.
About Darshan, the actress shares that the challenging star is a great human being and a dedicated artiste, who is always down to earth despite being such a great star actor. “He has an amazing personality who is so special to work with. He is great both on and off screen, which is what makes him a great person. His dedication at work and humble nature is what inspired me when working alongside him,” the actress says.
While she has been listening to a few scripts for her next, she concludes sharing on how she had a wonderful time shooting for her debut venture where she along with the entire team would wait to have lunch with Darshan sir in his caravan....