She is a Tamil/Malayalee Brahmin.
She wanted to debut in the film industry with the name Suhasini.
In 2004, Trisha found unwanted fame as the subject of a sleazy MMS (phone video clip) allegedly showing her nude in the shower. She claimed the person in the video was a 'body double'. However, the scandal did help her become the most sought after actress in Tamil movies during 2005.