Trisha-Nayantara-Anushka: 30-plus and still going strong!

The longevity as heroines of the trio of actresses Trisha, Anushka Shetty and Nayantara is a case-study in itself sheerly for the grit and determination the actresses have managed to prolong their careers successfully despite them going past the thirties, considered as an ‘inappropriate’ age by the film industry when it comes to casting actresses as heroines or in the lead roles.

Despite the influx of newcomers and the mightily talented Tamannaahs and Kajal Aggarwals, the careers of Nayantara, Trisha and Anushka seem to be going steady and successful. Let’s take a look at where they stand at this point of time in their careers:

• Trisha: The 34-year old actress, who debuted as heroine in Tamil films more than fifteen years back in 2002 with Mounam Pesiyathe opposite Suriya, is going steady with films such as Mohini, Garjanai, Sathuranga Vettai 2, 1818 and 96 on her hands. Her performance as an antagonist in last year’s Dhanush-starrer Kodi was lauded by critics and fans and landed quite a few awards too in her kitty.

• 32-year old Nayantara, who is probably going through the best phase in her career, debuted as heroine in Tamil films with the 2005 hit film Aiyya opposite Sarathkumar. She has starred opposite frontline heroes, including superstar Rajinikanth, and rank newcomers too. Her latest film Aramm has been lauded by critics and movie-goers for her superlative performance, this success and films on hands such as Imaikka Nodigal, Kolamaavu Kokila and Kolaiyudhir Kaalam have re-established the fact that she is indeed the ‘No.1’ heroine in Kollywood!

• 36-year old Anushka Shetty a.k.a. Anushka, easily the eldest of the three actresses, has been successful as a heroine for close to 14 yers now, has managed to sustain her career despite not being able to maintain a slim frame and going past the ‘dangerous’ stage of 35 years of age. The actress continues to star in hit films such as Baahubali and Rudramaadevi even as she awaits the release of her Baagmati very soon in theatres!

Kajal Aggarwal, who doesn’t feature in this list, is another actress in the early thirties who is still going strong despite not getting any film with Kamal Haasan or Rajinikanth so far in her career.