Happy birthday Amy Jackson: While she is yet to find a foothold in Bollywood, Amy has managed to secure a significant amount of popularity among the fans down south.
Happy birthday Amy Jackson: Amy hit jackpot of sorts when she bagged a role in Rajinikanth’s 2.0
British model Amy Jackson turned 26 on Tuesday. When she entered showbiz, aspiring to make it big in modelling in her country, the UK, she would have never thought that she will become one of the most sought-after actresses in India. Tamil director AL Vijay offered her a role in his 2010 romantic period drama after he spotted her photographs on the internet. She landed her first Indian movie at the age of 18 in the film titled Madharasapattinam and she never looked back.
While she is yet to find a foothold in Bollywood, Amy has managed to secure a significant amount of popularity among the fans down south. In the last seven years, she has played some unconventional roles in Tamil and Telugu films for a British model.
Amy moved from Liverpool to India in 2010 and has worked with some of the top filmmakers and actors of the south Indian film industry, including Shankar and superstar Rajinikanth. Her journey from an ordinary British teenager to stardom in India is extraordinary and sets precedent for non-Indian talents like hers to come here and explore the opportunities. Here is a look at the roles that helped Amy make India her second home.
Amy Wilkinson aka Duraiammal:
Director AL Vijay stumbled upon Amy’s modelling pictures after she won the Miss Teen World title in 2009. After meeting her in person in London, he offered the female lead role in his 2010 film Madharasapattinam set in British colonial India. In the film, she played the daughter of the Madras Presidency Governor, who falls in love with a brave Indian washerman. Well, many might have assumed that after this film, she would disappear into oblivion due to her British looks. But they are wrong.