Amala Paul is a very popular South Indian actress from Kerala who mainly works in Tamil Film industry. The extremely talented and gorgeous Amala Paul has already starred in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayam movies. At a very young age of 21, she has become one of the most-sought after actress in the South Film Industry. Almost all famous film makers and producers make a beeline to sign her for their films. Now, Amala is ready to take Bollywood by storm with her stunning looks and acting skills. Most likely, Amala will make her Bollywood debut very soon.
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Amala Paul was born on 26th of October, 1991 in Ernakulam district of Kerala. She belongs to a Malayali Christian family. Her father’s name is Paul Varghese and mother’s name is Annice Paul. After completing her school education at Nirmala Higher Secondary School, she took a short break from studies to commence her career in films. Later, she joined St. Teresa’s College in Kochi to pursue her graduation degree (BA in English). Initially, her father was totally against her goal of pursuing an acting career and joining the very complicated film industry. Even when father was opposing, Amala’s brother was there for all the time to give her full support and helping her to attain goal. Later on, father was forced to accept his daughter’s decision of becoming an actress.
In spite of her busy acting schedule, Amala Paul has successfully completed her graduation course. In fact, she has completed it with flying colors by scoring a total of 88%. She got ‘A’ grade in a cinema related subject of her degree course. Early in her acting career, Amala had changed her screen name to Anakha. It was the great Tamil film director Samy who insisted her to change the name because the industry already had a popular actress named Amala. However, after the failure of her picture named ‘Sindhu Samaveli’, she decided to use her real name as on-screen name too, as she had a feeling that the name Anakha had fetched her bad luck.
Amala Paul’s Acting Career
Amala had important and great stage of life when she took a break from her studies for acting. At that time, the very popular Malayalam director Lal Jose came across her modeling portfolio. He was impressed by her portfolio and offered her a supporting role in his remake film called Neelathamara. This was the first step for Amala as an actress. The film was a successful one but the role failed to provide a good profile for Amala and she did not get any further offers as she had expected. Then she decided to try her luck in Tamil film industry. At first, she signed and worked for a low-budget comedy film Vikadakavi which is not released yet.
The second tamil film was also a low budget film Veera Shekharan which is considered as Amala’s debut film in Tamil. Amala had played the lead role in the film but it did not proved to be a notable character and she was tagged as a minimal performer. Then Amala worked with director Samy for a controversial film Sindhu Samaveli released in 2010. In this film, she played the role of a character named ‘Sundari’ who enters into an illicit relationship with her father-in-law. The movie ended as a disastrous flop but finally Amala got little recognition for her acting skills. Subsequently, she was offered to play the lead role in a romantic drama movie called ‘Myna’.
‘Myna’ was a blockbuster hit and made Amala a recognized actress in the tamil film industry. Amala beautifully played the character of Mynaa and earned lots of praise from critics. She bagged many awards from several associations for this role. She even gained appreciation from some well-known actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. The grand success of Mynna gifted her several new projects and made her one of the leading heroines in Tamil film industry. She was titled as the ‘new star of 2011’. She has signed several big budget films opposite super stars like Vikram, Arya, Mahesh Babu, Adharvaa, Siddharth, etc.
Awards and Recognition
Amala Paul’s outstanding work has earned number of awards from Tamil film industry. The most number of awards are received for the romantic film Mynna. She has won Amrita-FEFKA Film Awards for Best Actress in Tamil, Edison Awards for Best New Face, MGR-Sivaji Awards for Best New Actress and Vijay Awards for Best Debutante. She was also nominated in Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress in Tamil and in Vijay Awards for Best Debutante. In 2012, she has also bagged Jaya Awards as ‘Youth Female Icon of the Year’ for film Deiva Thirumagal.
Amala Paul is doing a number of films in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. She has showcased her talent to the viewers by her amazing performance in movies. Take a look on the list given below to get a glimpse of her filmography. The list includes almost all released and upcoming movies of Amala Paul.
- 2009 - Neelathamara (Malayalam)
- 2010 - Veera Sekaran (Tamil)
- 2010 - Sindhu Samaveli (Tamil)
- 2010 - Mynaa (Tamil)
- 2010 - Neti Charitra (Telugu)
- 2010 - Vizhiyil Vizhundhaval (Tamil)
- 2011 - Ithu Nammude Katha (Malayalam)
- 2011 - Aakashathinte Niram (Malayalam)
- 2011 - Varmam (Tamil)
- 2011 - Bejawada (Telugu)
- 2011 - Deiva Thirumagal (Tamil)
- 2011 - Vigadakavi (Tamil)
- 2011 - Prema Khaidi (Telugu)
- 2011 - Indian Rupee (Malayalam)
- 2011 - Naanna (Telugu)
- 2012 - Love Failure (Telugu)
- 2012 - Run Baby Run (Malayalam)
- 2012 - Bhale Tammudu (Telugu)
- 2012 - Kadhalil Sodhapuvathu Yeppadi (Tamil)
- 2012 - MuppozhudhumUn Karpanaigal (Tamil)
- 2012 - Diamond Necklace (Malayalam)
- 2012 - Vettai (Tamil)
- 2012 - Nirantharam Nee Oohalo (Telugu)
- 2013 - Janda Pai Kapiraju (Telugu)
- 2013 - Nimirndhu Nil (Tamil)
- 2013 - Naayak (Telugu)
- 2013 - Sotta Vazhakutty (Tamil)
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