After Asin and Shriya Saran, Lekha Washington is the latest south Indian actress to join Bollywood. And looking at her pictures, she promises to give tough competition to her counterparts.
A wild, cool and independent girl, Lekha is an NID graduate. She is multifaceted being associated with theatre, adventure sports, sculpting, and hosting travel shows. She has also anchored during the IPL Twenty20.
Lekha is also set to star opposite Rajeev Khandelwal in UTV's new film, 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se'. She was chosen since UTV Spotboy needed a heroine who would play football, ride the bike, look like a super model, do martial arts, and be everything from cold-hearted to a girl next door.
A Maharashtran Burmese Italian Punjabi hybrid, Lekha Washington is engaged in Tamil Cinema playing lead actress roles. A well-known and critically acclaimed actress in Tamil cinema, her film Jeyam Kondaan (2008) co-starring Vinay ran for over a 100 days and was a great platform to prove her acting prowess in a lead role.
The Chennai-born girl is also a qualified documentary filmmaker. Lekha shot into national limelight in April 2008 when she co-hosted the first season of the Indian Premier League with Ajay Jadeja on Sony Max, where her easy banter and eye-catching looks won over fans and viewers in droves.
In October 2008, the sexy girl hosted the Al Barakha Canada Cup Twenty20 tournament on international television. An adventure sports addict, she has also hosted travel shows around the world, and been an active theatre enthusiast for much of the last eight years, directing her theatre group Khel.