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


Amala, Anakha


Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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


She is currently 27 years old.

Sun Sign



Indian (Malayali)




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


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


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


  • 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


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



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.


  • 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

Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Amrita-FEFKA Film Awards Best Actress in Tamil Mynaa Won
Edison Awards Best New Face Won
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress Won
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil Nominated
MGR-Sivaji Awards Best New Actress Won
Vijay Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Debutante Won
2012 Jaya Awards Youth Female Icon of the Year Deiva Thirumagal Won
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Nominated
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debutant (Telugu) Love Failure Nominated
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Rising Female star of South Indian cinema Won
2013 Asiavision Awards Best Actress Run Baby Run Nominated
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Won
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Nominated
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil Nominated
TSR-TV9 Film Awards Best Heroine Nominated
Vijay Awards Favourite Heroine Thalaivaa Nominated
2014 Vanitha Film Awards Most Popular Actress Oru Indian Pranayakatha Won
Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Won
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Won
Asiavision Awards Best Actress Nominated
Amrita Film Awards Best Actor (Female) Won
2015 Vijay Awards Best Actress Velaiyilla Pattathari Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Velaiyilla Pattathari Nominated
The Times of India Most desirable married women of Kollywood Won
Asiavision Awards Outstanding performer of the year – Female Mili
2016 Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
1st IIFA Utsavam Performance in a lead role (Female)-Malayalam Nominated
Anand TV awards Best actress Nominated
Asiavision Awards Best actress Nominated
11th Ramu Karyat Awards Best actress Won
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South Won
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress Amma Kanakku Nominated
2018 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil Thiruttu Payale 2 Nominated

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).


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