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How the multi-talented Andreas Maria Jeremiah, who wanted to become a psychiatrist, has undergone couselling and treatment!

October 21, 2019

How the multi-talented Andreas Maria Jeremiah, who wanted to become a psychiatrist, has undergone couselling and treatment!

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Andrea Maria Jeremiah, an Anglo-Indian wanted to become a psychiatrist: Jeremiah was born in an Anglo-Indian Roman Catholic Christian family in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, then moved to Chennai. Her father is a lawyer at the High Court in Chennai. She has one younger sister who lives and works at Leuven, Belgium as a research assistant. Jeremiah was raised near Chennai and went to National Public School and graduated from Women’s Christian College. She has said that she was quite a geek and wanted to be a psychiatrist until she completed her 12th board exams[1]. Really, interesting that a modern girl wanted to become so. Of course, in RC families, many males read psychology and related courses to become a pastor or RC priests go for such courses, as they get involved in confession, couselling, and such other psychotherathic indulgences.

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Musical prodigy:  Jeremiah learned classical piano when she was eight. At age 10, she was a part of a Jackson Five-style troupe called Young Stars which formed the base of her early singing and music composing career. She was also a theatre artist in her college and appeared in several stage plays organised by The Madras Players and EVAM. She was the President of the Student Senate at Women’s Christian College. She also organised a company, The Show Must Go On (TSMGO Productions), to promote live art and artistes. Jeremiah said that as a college student, she turned down every film offer she got as she had no intention of becoming a film actor. Yet, she has become an actress, of course, now with some affairs.

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Within 20 years, she became very popular: Andrea Jeremiah (born 21 December 1985) is an Indian actress, playback singer, musician and dancer, thus, becoming multi-talented and versatile personality. She works predominantly in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries she also appeared in Telugu Films. She began her career as a playback singer, and has subsequently appeared in films. Andrea Jeremiah, who made her acting debut with Girish Karnad’s theatre production Nagamandala, is one of the most talented actresses in the Tamil and  Malayalam film industries[2]. She is not only one of the most sought after singers in Tamil cinema and independent music but has also proved her mettle as an actress in recent years garnering critical acclaim. Thankfully she is back with a bang and would be participating Isaipuyal A.R. Rahman’s live concert in Chennai and sing songs.

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Who wanted to become a psychiatrist became depressed: Singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah was last seen playing one of the lead roles in Vetri Maaran’s Vada Chennai and won laurels for her performance[3]. However, the actress has been missing in action since then. In a recent interaction, she revealed that she was diagnosed with acute depression and had to recover before getting back to work[4]. However, the actress is back in the news after revealing the reason behind her health condition[5]. Recently, the actress was in Bengaluru to release her collection of poems, Broken Wing. According to a report published in Indiaglitz, the actress revealed that she was in a relationship with a married man[6]. After reading her poems to a group of people in Bengaluru, many pointed out that her writing is melancholic and asked the reason behind her pain. Andrea said that her then partner had abused her physically and mentally[7]. She was diagnosed with acute depression. To recover from it, she enrolled herself in an Ayurveda detox program and took a break from work[8]. She also took to Instagram to share the cover of Broken Wing and said that it took a lot of courage to share something personal through her poems[9]. When asked by the reporter about the actor, who is responsible, she hinted that she has mentioned the whole affair in her book and she would tell about him soon. Meanwhile, vernacular media comes out with details that she has started receiving threats. Probably, from the person, the actor, who harassed her[10].

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The degrading position of actresses in society: Generally, people may not be interested in knowing the personal affairs of the actresses, as they used to say so many things for publicity. Moreover, they have lost credibility in society, when actresses advocating, supporting and justifying prostitution and so on. The Kushboo’s assertion that one cannot expect all women with chastity and such other factors made general people annoyed. Here, the case of Andrea Jeremiah has been different, as she has been modern, sophisticated and highly capable of handling her affairs. Yet, she has been affected by an actor, who has already been married shows that she has also some weakness. Anyway, the public may not research into where she fell and recovered, the media has been filled with stories and she has also fed them with the material. However, as the Tamilnadu society has been seriously affected by sex crimes and they have been increasing day by day, these types of cine-affairs might influence and affect. Ironically, now, Kamal Hassan has become a politician and started advising.

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The youngsters have to be careful: Whether the issue has to be approached psychologically, socially, professionally or otherwise has to be decided accordingly. In the cine-world, if these types of affairs have been common, as Kamal Hassan has been the example, the public cannot do anything. If they try to impose these affairs on the public as role-model standard etc., then, definitely, they oppose. If this is taken up for a counseling or psychological case, then the professional shole take up and deal accordingly. If the stories are to be circulated or handled legally like Kamal Hassan or Kushboo, then, the public also watches with fun. But, as for as Indian society is concerned and the youngster, who imitate and emulate them, they have to be careful. The media [including cellphones aiding and abetting], as a whole, tries to enslave the society ad members. Just like “Corporate Social Responsibility,” these guys also should have some ethics, as they have been responsible for spoiling the society and the increase in crimes. Days are gone, where morality and values are resected.

© Vedaprakash

21-10-2019

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[1] Wikipedia, Andrea Jeremaiah –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Jeremiah

[2]  Times Now, Andrea Jeremiah opens up on dealing with depression: My stressful lifestyle was draining me out, South, Updated Aug 10, 2019 | 17:44 IST | Shivani Dixit

[3] https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/south-gossip/article/andrea-jeremiah-opens-up-on-dealing-with-depression-there-were-times-i-wanted-to-run-away/466749

[4] India Today, Andrea says affair with married man pushed her into depression, , Web Desk, Chennai, August 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 13:04 IST

[5] https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/regional-cinema/story/andrea-says-affair-with-married-man-pushed-her-into-depression-details-inside-1579433-2019-08-10

Kerala Kamudji, “I was in love with a married man, he abused me”: Andrea Jeremiah opens up about her affair, Saturday 10 August, 2019 | 5:05 PM
https://keralakaumudi.com/en/news/news.php?id=140368&u=i-was-in-love-with-a-married-man-he-abused-me-andrea-jeremiah-opens-up-about-her-affair-140368

[6] Kerala Kamudji, “I was in love with a married man, he abused me”: Andrea Jeremiah opens up about her affair, Saturday 10 August, 2019 | 5:05 PM

[7] https://keralakaumudi.com/en/news/news.php?id=140368&u=i-was-in-love-with-a-married-man-he-abused-me-andrea-jeremiah-opens-up-about-her-affair-140368

[8] India Glitz, married man pushed her into deep depression, Friday, August 9, 2019 • Tamil

[9] https://www.indiaglitz.com/andrea-affair-with-married-man-depression-broken-wings-poem-tamil-news-242014

[10] https://www.nakkheeran.in/24-by-7-news/thamizhagam/tamil-actress-andrea-got-threatening-reason-by-politician