Catherine Tresa is an Indian film actress and model, who appears mainly in Telugu and Tamil films. Catherine Tresa made her acting début in 2010 Kannada film Shankar IPS opposite Duniya Vijay. Catherine went on to act in the Malayalam films, The Thriller and Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action. In 2011, she did a role in the Kannada film Vishnu that she said was "equally opposite to her real life".
It was followed by the Kannada film Godfather opposite Upendra, which was directed by cinematographer turned film-maker Sethu Sriram. Catherine's character in the film was that of an older mentally challenged woman. Her performance earned her her first nomination for an award in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 60th Filmfare Awards South.
Her upcoming projects include a Selvaraghavan romantic--thriller film titled Kaan opposite Silambarasan which would feature music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Kaan remains one of the most expected Tamil film due to its highly expected combinations of Selvaraghavan, Silambarasan and Yuvan Shankar Raja.