Amala Paul is an Indian film actress who works in the South Indian Film Industry. After appearing in supporting roles in the Malayalam film Neelathamara. She received critical acclaim for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work.

Birth Name

Amala Paul Varghese

Nickname

Amala, Anakha

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Amala Paul was born on October 26, 1991 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

Age

She is currently 27 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

Indian (Malayali)

Religion

Christianity

Education

Amala after finishing her high school education from Nirmala higher secondary school, Aluva and higher secondary education at Aluva Government Higher Secondary School, took a year out before joining college. She later joined St Teresa’s College, to pursue a B.A. degree in Communicative English.

Family Details

  • Father – Paul Varghese

  • Mother – Annice Paul (Singer)
  • Siblings – Abijith Paul (Actor)

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Amala Paul has dated –

  • A. L. Vijay (2014–2017) – Amala was working on Deiva Thirumagal, she was romantically linked to director A. L. Vijay but denied that the pair were dating. On 7 June 2014, she got engaged to Vijay at Aluva in Kochi. The couple got married on 12 June 2014 at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai. In 2016, Amala and Vijay filed for a divorce due to disagreement between her and her in-laws on continuing her acting career. They were granted divorce in February 2017.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds -123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip -35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Amala Paul made her film debut with the 2009 Malayalam film Neelathamara. The following year she made her Tamil debut with Veerasekaran followed by Telugu debut with Bejawada in 2011.

Television Debut

She hasn’t appeared on television series, however, she has featured on promotional talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

Amala Paul has featured in a number of television commercials and print ads.

Controversy

  • On 15 January 2017, she surrendered before the Crime Branch (CB) after the agency had charged in November 2017 last for using fake documents to fraudulently register her S class Mercedes Benz worth INR 1.12 crore in August 2017. The tax she was supposed to pay was INR 20 lakh, but she showed it as her relative’s car address given for the car is a person who claims to be her relative car to avoid the high tax on expensive vehicles in Kerala.
  • She has been charged with cheating, forgery and use of fake documents as genuine ones under section 420, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. The offenses come under non-bailable category and carry a punishment of up to seven years.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2011Amrita-FEFKA Film AwardsBest Actress in TamilMynaaWon
Edison AwardsBest New FaceWon
Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best ActressWon
Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Award for Best Actress – TamilNominated
MGR-Sivaji AwardsBest New ActressWon
Vijay AwardsBest ActressNominated
Best DebutanteWon
2012Jaya AwardsYouth Female Icon of the YearDeiva ThirumagalWon
Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – TamilNominated
1st South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Female Debutant (Telugu)Love FailureNominated
1st South Indian International Movie AwardsRising Female star of South Indian cinemaWon
2013Asiavision AwardsBest ActressRun Baby RunNominated
2nd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – MalayalamWon
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu YeppadiNominated
Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Award for Best Actress – TamilNominated
TSR-TV9 Film AwardsBest HeroineNominated
Vijay AwardsFavourite HeroineThalaivaaNominated
2014Vanitha Film AwardsMost Popular ActressOru Indian PranayakathaWon
Asianet Film AwardsBest ActressWon
3rd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – MalayalamWon
Asiavision AwardsBest ActressNominated
Amrita Film AwardsBest Actor (Female)Won
2015Vijay AwardsBest ActressVelaiyilla PattathariWon
Filmfare Awards SouthBest ActressVelaiyilla PattathariNominated
The Times of IndiaMost desirable married women of KollywoodWon
Asiavision AwardsOutstanding performer of the year – FemaleMili
2016Asianet Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
1st IIFA UtsavamPerformance in a lead role (Female)-MalayalamNominated
Anand TV awardsBest actressNominated
Asiavision AwardsBest actressNominated
11th Ramu Karyat AwardsBest actressWon
4th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – MalayalamNominated
Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Award for Best Actress – MalayalamNominated
Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – SouthWon
6th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest ActressAmma KanakkuNominated
2018Filmfare Awards SouthFilmfare Award for Best Actress – TamilThiruttu Payale 2Nominated

Amala Paul Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Brad Pitt, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
  • Favorite Actress – Katherine Hepburn
  • Favorite Movies – Godfather, Janne Bhi Do Yarron, Masoom
  • Favorite Singers – Buddha Bar, Lata Mangeshkar
  • Favorite Food – Biryani, Thai Foods
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – London, Paris
  • Favorite Perfume – Baby Doll (YSL)
  • Favorite Sports – Basketball, Soccer
  • Favorite Color – Pink
  • Favorite Author – Robin Cook

Amala Paul Net worth

Amala Paul has a net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2019. It is reported that she charges Rs 80 to 1 crore per film as remuneration. Her earnings come form acting, endorsements, shoots and personal investments.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amala Paul

  • She was raised in a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.
  • Amala Paul is one of the few actresses of the south Indian film industry to do more movies in a span of 18 years.
  • Her father strictly opposed her decision of becoming an actress, however, Amala convinced him with the help of his brother.
  • She came into acting when she was 18 and has done more than 35 films in south indian languages. Of which most of her contribution were in Malayalam films.
  • She has worked in different languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
  • Before getting into cinema, she was a model who had appeared in TVC and even today she has been endorsing brands and products.
  • In 2010, she again changed her on-screen name Anakha to real name Amala Paul as she felt that the replacement had brought her bad luck.
  • In 2011, Amala did a supporting role in director A. L. Vijay’s Deiva Thirumagal film and the duo fell in love and got married in June 2014.
  • In 2013, she won several awards for her performance in the Malayalam film Oru Indian Pranayakatha such as Vanitha Film Awards for Most Popular Actress, Asianet Award for Best Actress, SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Malayalam and Amrita Film Awards for Best Actor (Female).