Sija Rose is an Indian actress known for her work in Malayalam films. She is a promoter at Letters of Love, a youth-led international non-profit organisation that sends handwritten cards to child and adult refugees, who are going through a tough time. The dancer-turned-actress participated in the dancing reality show “Dance Kerala Dance” in 2018.
Sija Rose was born on Thursday, 11 June 1992 (age 30 years; as of 2022). She completed her schooling at Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir, Muscat, Oman. She did her graduation in Journalism in Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements: 32-28-34
Parents & Siblings
She is the only child of her parents.
She is unmarried.
Sija Rose made her acting debut with the Kannada film “Magadi” in 2012. In the same year, she made her Tamil and Malayalam debut with the films “Kozhi Koovuthu” and “Ustad Hotel” respectively.
In 2013, she played the lead role of a hotel receptionist in the Malayalam film “Nee Ko Njaa Cha.” The actress also appeared in supporting roles in the Malayalam film “Annayum Rasoolum” and “Entry” in the same year. Rose played the character of a Bharatanatyam dancer in the Tamil film “Masani” (2013) and “Madhavanum Malarvizhiyum” (2014).
In 2015, she played the role of Priya in the Malayalam film “Nellikka.” In the same year, she appeared in the Malayalam film “Ennu Ninte Moideen” which is based on the true love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, a couple from Kerala. In 2016, she made her Bollywood debut in a supporting role with the film “Traffic” starring Manoj Bajpayee. Her performance as Maragathavalli Vairavanin in the Tamil film “Udanpirappe” (2021) received critical acclaim from the audience. In 2022, she played the role of the wife of Suraj Venjaramoodu’s character in the Malayalam film “Roy.”
In 2014, she hosted the dance show “Let’s Dance” on Amrita TV. She also appeared as a celebrity mentor in a popular dance reality show “Dance Kerala Dance” in 2018.
- Director: Mohanlal Viswanathan
- Actor(s): Jayaram Subramaniam, P. V. Jagadish Kumar
- Sija Rose wanted to become a journalist like her father and did her graduation in Journalism; however, she later got an opportunity to work in some TV commercials during her vacations in Kerala following which she made up her mind to pursue a career in acting. While talking about this in an interview, she said,
After completing a course in journalism from Mumbai, I was in Kerala on a holiday. As luck would have it, I got an opportunity to model for an ad, which ultimately paved my entry into films.” The Times of India
- In 2013, her three Malayalam films “Nee Ko Njaa Cha,” “Annayum Rasoolum,” and “Entry” were released on the same day.
- Sija Rose worked as an assistant director for Rajesh Pillai’s Hindi film “Traffic” in 2016. In an interview, she revealed that she found directing a film more difficult than acting as direction involves more physical work. In an interview, she revealed why she tried her hand at filmmaking and said,
- Sija Rose is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
- She is also known by the name Genesian, Siju, Sreeja, Shija, and Rakshita.
- Sija Rose loves to paint in her leisure time. She often shares her coffee art (paintings made by using coffee) on her Instagram page, ‘Brew Stains.’
- She often endorses the jewellery brands ‘Tanishq’ and ‘Elista’ on social media.
- She also endorses the fashion brand ‘Swayamvara’ on social media.
- She has appeared in photoshoots for various magazines including “Star & Style.”
- According to Sija Rose, the Malayalam film industry is male dominating. When she was asked about playing lead roles in Telugu and Tamil cinema and supporting roles in Malayalam films, she said,
I feel Tamil and other film industries down south always welcome Malayali actresses. So we get good exposure in Kollywood and Tollywood when compared to the Malayalam film industry, which is still male dominant. The audience there are willing to accept you. Unfortunately, it takes a while for an actress to get acceptance in Kerala.” The Times of India