Amala Paul is a popular South Indian actress who has appeared in a number of South Indian films. She made her acting debut at the age of 19 in the Malayalam hit movie Neelathamura in which she played a supporting role.
She became recognized in the film industry after her portrayal of the main character in the Hindi drama Mynaa film which was released in 2010. After her success in Mynaa, she came to be known as “the new top star of 2011” and went on to feature in many other well-known movies such as Raghuvaran B tech, Ratsaan, Thalaiva, Lailaa O Lailaa, etc.
Amala Paul Wiki
Amala Paul Varghese was born on 26th October 1991(currently 31years) in Ernakulam, Kerala to Paul Varghese and Annice Paul.
She also had a brother named Abhijit Paul who is a film producer and was a strong supporter throughout her acting career. Paul Varghese tragically passed away in Kochi on 22nd January 2020 (aged 61) due to cancer.
Amala Paul attended school at Nirmala Higher Secondary School Alluva, Kerala and attended college at St Teresa’s College, Kochi where she pursued her B.A degree in communicative English.
In 2011, Amala Paul fell in love with film producer A.L. Vijay and the pair were married on 12th June 2014. However, her in-laws did not approve of their relationship and the pair got divorced in February 2017.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amala Paul was in a relationship with Bhavinder Singh, however, the details were not revealed to the public until 2020 when she revealed that they had been in a live-in relationship and recently gotten married.
Amala Paul has built up a strong social media following over the years with over 4.3 million followers on Instagram and over 2.2 million followers on Twitter.
Recently she shared a picture of herself and viewers were quick to point out the similarities in appearance between herself and another famous Indian actress Deepika Padukone. As of 2022, Amala Paul has a net worth of $4million or 29crore in rupees.
Amala Paul Income
She has a monthly income of over 3lakh and a yearly income of over 3crore. Her salary per movie is around 1-2 crore and she also makes money from sponsorships, advertisements, paid promotions, etc.
She is a brand ambassador for Chandrika soap which is one of India’s leading companies. There is a possibility of her being one of India’s highest-paid actresses in the coming years.
Amala Paul Movies
A few famous movies in which Amala Paul has starred in are:
Velaiilla Pattadhari was an action comedy film directed by Velraj who was making his directorial debut. It was released in 2014 and the cast included actors such as Amala Paul, Dhanush, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani. The film was a success in the box office and collected 1.70 in its first week of release and was nominated for seven awards at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South.
Run Baby Run
Run Baby Run was a comedy thriller film that was released in 2012. Amala Paul got an opportunity to star alongside the renowned actor and producer Mohanlal in this film. Run Baby Run collected Rs 7.5crore in its first 10 days and was a blockbuster hit at the box office.
Mili was a drama film released in 2015 and was directed by Rajesh Pillai. Amala Paul was cast in the lead role alongside Nivin Pauly. This film is considered to be one of the most profitable Malayalam films in 2015.
Thalaiva was an action film directed by A.L. Vijay and starred Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead roles and Ponvannan, Sathyraraj and Santhanam in supporting roles. It was released in 2013 and is one of the most entertaining and popular Tamil movies till date.
This action drama film was released in 2014 and featured actors such as Amala Paul, Jayam Ravi, Nassar, Soori, R. Sarathkumar and others. It was directed by Samuthirakani and received mostly positive reviews from critics and fans. It is considered to be a hit in the box office.
Amma Kanakku was a drama-comedy film released in 2016. It was directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and produced by Dhanush and Anand L. Rai. The film featured stars such as Yuva Lakshmi, Revathi and Samuthirakani. It collected Rs 2.8 crore on its first day of release and received positive reviews from critics.
Vettai which was released in 2012 was an action film directed by N. Linguswamy. The cast featured actors such as Amala Paul, Arya, Madhavan, Sameera Reddy and others. It received positive reviews and the audience considered it to be an excellent entertainment film.
Hebuli was an action film directed by S. Krishna. It was released in 2017 and was the debut film of Amala Paul in Kannada cinema. The cast included names such as Sudeep, V. Ravichandran, P. Ravi Shankar, Kabir Duhan Singh and others. It received positive reviews from critics and fans and was a commercial success in the box office.
Awards & Nominations
Amala Paul has been nominated for and won a number of awards throughout her career. A few of her awards are:
- In 2011 Amala Paul won the Edison Awards India Best Debut Actress for the film Mynaa.
- She won the Rising Female Star of South Indian cinema award in 2012 at the 1st South Indian International Movie Awards.
- In 2012 Amala Paul won the SIIMA Best Actress award for the film Run Baby Run.
- In 2014 she received the Best Actress – Malayalam award at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards.
- She received the Asiavision awards Outstanding Female Performer of the year in 2015 and the Filmfare Awards South Critics Award for Best Actress in 2016 for the film Mili.
- She received the Vijay Awards for Best Actress in the year 2015 for the film Velaiilla Pattadhari.
- In 2016, she was nominated for the award for best Malayalam actress at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards