Namitha is the latest celebrity who is ready to plunge into politics. After having a roller-coaster ride in films, the actress is now looking forward to join Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
The actress has written a formal letter to the AIADMK, expressing her interest in join the party. "Actress #Namitha writes a letter to AIADMK, seeking permission to join the party ahead of Assembly elections," journalist Bharath NT revealed the news on Twitter.
The 34-year-old actress started her career in the Telugu film industry with the movie "Sontham," which was directed by Srinu Vaitla. After acting in a few Tollywood movies, she entered the Tamil film industry with "Engal Anna," in which she was paired with Vijayakanth.
Her acting career took off wonderfully then, with successful movies like "Billa" coming her way. She has worked with many South Indian stars, including Ajith, Venkatesh, Balakrishna, Ravichandran, Ravi Teja and Sarath Kumar.
However, Namitha's career reached a stagnant stage when she began to be preferred mostly to play the second female lead. The lack of good opportunities in Tamil and Telugu forced her to shift her focus to Malayalam and Kannada films. But she met with little success there.
In the recent years, Namitha has not been seen much in films. As good offers have almost dried up for her, the actress seems to be willing to try her luck in politics in Tamil Nadu, which has a long history of film actors making big in politics.
CN Annadurai, M Karunanidhi, MG Ramachandran, Janaki Ramachandran and J Jayalalitha, who had links with the film industry, have become chief ministers in Tamil Nadu in the last five decades. Actors like Vijayakanth, Sarath Kumar and Khushboo are currently successfully active in politics in the state.