Sanah Thimmayyah: I am lucky to have worked with Darshan in my debut film
The actor, who is paired opposite Darshan in MD Shridhar’s directorial venture, feels that her film journey has begun on a good note
Model-turned-actor Raghavi Thimmaiah, who is making her debut in Darshan’s Odeya, has a new screen name. The upcoming actor has changed her name to Sanah Thimmayyah. “My original name, which is mentioned in my certificates, was not doing well for the screen. So, I have decided to go with a new name. I have taken this step in consultation with my parents as well as the Odeya team,” says Sanah.
With a new name, she hopes to do well in her career. “I am going with positive vibes, and looking forward to gaining good experience,” Sanah says, adding that she feels that her cinema journey has begun on a good note, as she completes shooting for Odeya.
Odeya is now in the post-production stage and will be released in December. “Everyone tells me that I am super lucky, and I feel so too. For my debut film, I am working under a big banner like Sandesh Productions... I have got to work with Darshan sir and a director like MD Shridhar. The entire cast of Odeya has a good experience, and I am the only newbie in the team. However, the actors and crew members made me comfortable. Right now, I am extremely happy about where I am,” says Sanah, who stepped into the glamour world after winning a model hunt conducted by Prasad Bidapa.
Apart from modeling, Sanah also learnt acting in Avinash Daniel Film School. “Acting was something I was always interested in, but I was sceptical over how to go about it because I did not have anybody in the industry to guide me. It was during my theatre course that I started giving audition for commercials and got to know about Sandesh Productions, which was looking for a new heroine for Darshan's upcoming film. I went for the auditions and got the role,” recalls Sanah.
Talking about the difference between theatre and cinema, she says, “Cinema is another school and the sets of Odeya became my class. For an actor, the mental and physical presence becomes very important, which I realised during the shooting process."
Sanah has now started reading scripts for her second project. “I hope to make a good decision in terms of my choices. All the attention is on me, especially after having done a film like Odeya and working with a star like Darshan. I should put the best foot forward,” she says.