Catherine Tresa
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Catherine Tresa Biography

Catherine Tresa
Catherine Tresa Biography
Gender Female
Career Started In 2010
Number of Films 20
Education Graduation
Birth Place Dubai, UAE
Height (in Cms) 168 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 6 inches
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Emirati (Presently resides in India)
Religion Roman Catholic
Lives In Bangalore
Date Of Birth Sep 10, 1989
Age 32 years


Catherin Tresa is a Kottayam-born, Dubai-raised Indian actress who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil films. She debuted with the Kannada film ‘Shankar IPS’ in 2010 and in the years followed, the actress played a wide variety of roles in all kind of movies ranging from content-oriented films to light-hearted comedy entertainers.

  • Catherine Tresa Early Life

    Catherine grew up in a well-educated family settled in Dubai. She has been encouraged to pursue whatever she wished for from the childhood. She learnt playing piano, singing and dance at a very young age. After completing her 12th standard in Dubai, the actress moved to Bangalore to do higher studies. With Kannada film ‘Shankar IPS’, Catherine entered into the film industry.

  • Catherine Tresa Family

    Catherine Tresa Family

    Born to Malayali parents Mario Alexandar and Tresa Alexander, Catherine’s entire childhood was spent in Dubai. She had a brother named Christopher Alexandar who committed suicide at a very yong age for reasons unknown. 

  • Catherine Tresa Career

    Catherine Tresa Early Career

    Starting off with the Kannada film ‘Shankar IPS’, unlike other heroines, Catherine hasn’t stuck to her debuting industry but looked out for all different other industries in South. For her second film ‘The Thriller’, the actress moved to Mollywood. And after doing back to back films ‘Vishnu’ and ‘Godfather’ in Kannada, she acted in two popular Telugu filmsIddarammayilatho’ and 'Paisa'.

    Catherine Tresa Breakthrough and Continued Success

    Although Tamil film industry took three years to gaze upon this new talent, they welcomed her with a hard-hitting political drama ‘Madras’ directed by Pa. Ranjith. Her Tamil debut ‘Madras’ has garnered her plenty of attention making her one of the most sought-after actresses in Kollywood.  Post ‘Madras’, Catherine was juggling between Tollywood and Kollywood doing at least one or two films in each industry per year till 2017. While she acted in two Tamil films ‘Kathakali’ and ‘Kanithan’ in 2016, the actress played Allu Arjun’s love interest in Telugu commercial entertainer 'Sarrainodu' in the same year. In 2017, she acted in three Telugu films namely ‘Goutham Nanda’, ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ and ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ and whereas is in Tamil, she appeared in Arya’s ‘Kadamban’ and Vishnu Vishal’s ‘Kathanayagan’. Notably, in 2015, Catherine appeared as Annambika in Telugu historical period drama 'Rudhramadevi' directed by Gunasekhar. 

    Some of the popular films of Catherine Tresa 

    Kadamban Sarrainodu Kanithan Madras Iddarammayilatho
    Catherine Tresa Popular films
  • Catherine Tresa Awards

    Until she appeared in a powerful role in Pa. Ranjith’s Madras, Catherine couldn’t really earn any prestigious awards. For Madras, the actress has won four awards including Filmfare, Anand Vikatan Award, Edison Award and SIIMA Award.

    Catherine Tresa Awards List
    Year Award Category Film
    2014 Anand Vikatan Best Debut Actress Madras
    2014 Edison  Best Debut Actress Madras
    2014 Filmfare Best Female Debut Madras
    2014 SIIMA Female Debutante Madras
  • Catherine Tresa Favourites

    Catherine Tresa Favourites
    Food Pasta, Biryani
    Color Purple
    Actor Suriya
  • Catherine Tresa Education

    Catherine has done all of her schooling in Dubai and for higher studies, she moved to Bangalore. She did her graduation from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

  • Catherine Tresa Endorsements

    The actress has modelled for quite a number of brands such as Nalli Silks, Chennai Silks, Josco Jewellers and Fast Tack.

  • Catherine Tresa Controversies

    One of the reputed news dailies from South India, Deccan Chronicle mocked at Catherine Tresa by writing an article on her poor Telugu at ‘Sarrainodu’ press meet. Angered by such an outright comment saying that she doesn’t really understand Telugu, the actress issued a statement that the daily is in no position to imply or infer that she doesn’t know her job. She said that she understands the language completely and can converse fluently.

  • Catherine Tresa Social Profiles