While it is difficult for actors from Malaysia to enter the Kollywood industry in Tamil Nadu as the state itself is flooded with talent, one woman from Taiping, Perak, has managed to break the barrier.
Local radio DJ Gheetha Ammasee (pic) not only made history as the first Malaysian actress to be accepted and to play the lead role in two movies, Kaaval (2017) and Sangu Chakkaram (2018), she has also produced movies in Tamil Nadu.
Her feat in playing the lead role in both movies entitled her a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) recently.
Gheetha, better known as “Punagai Poo” Gheetha among her Malaysian fans, said she learned various things during filming in India such as showing commitment regardless of how tired she was feeling at the time.
“I received offers to act in Indian films about two years ago and I flew to India for the filming. However, the first movie that I played heroine in was Malaysian Tamil movie Maindhan in 2014,” she said.
Gheetha started her involvement in the entertainment industry as a television host before she turned to deejaying at THR Raaga radio station in 2000.
Source: The Star