Vega Tamotia (born 7 May 1985 in Chhattisgarh, India) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her performances as Saroja in the same-titled film, and Sobikannu in Pasanga. Vega, with the motive of acting in films, earlier had been acting for Broadway Drama Troupe and gained experience in theatre arts.
Vega Tamotia was born on 7 May 1985 in Chhattisgarh, but brought up in Sydney, Australia. She completed her education in Economics from the University of New South Wales and then attended Indian Institute of Management Bangalore as part of an exchange programme.
Having an interest in theatre and acting, Vega participated in theatre plays throughout her childhood and school. After having completed her education, she pursued professional theatre in Mumbai, when Swanand Kirkire met her and cast her as the female lead in his Hindi musical Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhein, for which she along with the rest of the cast was awarded the META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award) for Best Ensemble in 2009.
Afterwards, she got the opportunity to meet Venkat Prabhu and T. Siva, director and producer of the 2008 Tamil film Saroja, who, impressed of her acting and attitude, immediately decided to cast her in the film in the title role, by what she stepped into the Indian film industry. The film was critically acclaimed and went on to become successful at the box office, with critics claiming Vega’s performance was “apt” for the role. Subsequently she was selected by prominent film maker Sasikumar to feature in his next production, Pasanga, after he had seen her portfolio. The film based around children, upon release became described as a “masterpiece” by critics, and went on to win two National Film Awards amongst notable regional awards. Vega’s performance as a young village kindergarten teacher also received rave reviews, being dubbed as “excellent” despite claims by her that the role was diametrically opposite from her real life.She made her debut in Hindi films with the small budget coming-to age story of for girl with Aamras, though the film went unnoticed.