Photo: Trisha at her father's funeral

Trisha Krishnan, the leading actress from the south, who also debuted in Bollywood with Khatta Meetha. Trisha started her career with modeling and got noticed by winning several beauty pageants in south India, like Miss Madras Contest that was held in 1999 that helped her mark her debut in the South film Industry.

Trisha received many awards for her acting in her career span. Her work took wings from the Tamil and Telugu Film Industry where she established herself among the leading actresses.  Hailing from Chennai the actor’s roots are from the Palakkad region of Kerala, she resides in Chennai with her parents. Initially aspiring to become a criminal Psychologist she ends up into modeling and acting. You may recall the Music video of Falguni Pathak where Trisha appears as a friend of Ayesha Takia.

This bubbly star, also known for her collaboration with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and as the Goodwill Ambassador for the "Angel for Animals" that encouraged people to adopt homeless dogs and make them a part of the family, was struck by the news of her beloved father’s demise last evening (18th October) due to a severe cardiac arrest at a private Hotel in Hyderabad.

Trisha’s father Mr. Krishnan (68) worked as the hotel manager of a star hotel in Hyderabad.  He complained of severe chest pain and breathing problem yesterday in the evening at the workplace and was rushed to Yashoda Hospital soon after, where the doctors there declared that he succumbed to death on the way.

Trisha and her mother, Mrs. Uma Krishnan soon left for Hyderabad from Chennai at once as soon as they received the news.

Trisha’s mother was offered to act in several films by various film directors and actors including Kamal Hasan but she turned them down because she wanted to focus on Trisha’s career. Trisha’s mother accompanies her in whatever she does, be it events, shoot or award shows. The mother and daughter duo have appeared together in just one commercial advertisement till date. She stood by Trisha as her pillar of strength throughout all the thick and thin of her life…

The news shook the daughter and her mother as they are yet to decide about the place where the last rites will be performed. Will it be Chennai or Hyderabad is the question that rises up at this point of time.