Amala Paul is a popular actress of the South, who rose to fame following the critically acclaimed Tamil film ‘Myna’. She debuted acting in 2009, but she got her break only at the end of 2010 with Myna. However, her role in the controversial Tamil film Sindhy Samaveli grabbed the eyeballs of the critics but the film was a box office disaster, which also marked the debut of actor Harish in Tamil film industry.
She started her modelling career while pursing degree and was discovered by noted Malayalam director Lal Jose who introduced her in his Malayalam film Neelathamara (2009). The film was a commercial success but unfortunately she went unnoticed and had to take small and less impact roles in films. She became a stardom actress after the release of romantic drama film Mynaa (2010) by Prabhu Solomon and from there there’s no turning back for her in the industry.
Amala Paul Varghese
Birthday / Date of Birth
She was born on October 26, 1991 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
She is currently 26 years old.
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Amala Paul attended Nirmala Higher Secondary School in Aluva and studied higher secondary education at Aluva Government Higher Secondary School.
She then enrolled to Bachelor of Arts (Communicative English) in St Teresa’s college.
Malayali / Indian
- Father – Paul Varghese
- Mother – Annice Paul
- Siblings – Abijith Paul (Older Brother) (Actor)
A. L. Vijay (m. 2014; div. 2016)
AL Vijay – Back in 2011, when Amala Paul was working in a Tamil film Deiva Thirumgal, directed by A.L. Vijay, something caught up between the two and started dating. They both denied rumors on their relationship, but eventually made public in early 2014. Amala was engaged to Vijay on June 7, 2014 and they got married on June 12, 2014 at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai. They were separated in 2016 and were officially granted divorce in February 2017.
Dhanush – She was rumored to be dating actor Dhanush since they worked together in VIP. It was said that he was the reason for her divorce with AL Vijay.
- In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
- In centimeters – 163 cm
- In meters – 1.63 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32C
She wears a shoe size 8 (US).
She wears a dress size 4 (US).
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.
All of her films during the early stage of her career were box office disasters, and was critically acclaimed for her role as Shwetha Rajendran in 2011 Tamil film, Deiva Thirumagal.
She hasn’t appeared on television series, however, she has featured on promotional talk shows.
Amala Paul has featured in a number of television commercials and print ads.
She has received the following awards:
- Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – 2011
- Vijay Awards – 2011, 2015,
- Filmfare Awards South – 2016
Amala Paul Net worth
Amala Paul net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars as of 2017. It is reported that she charges Rs 80 to 1 crore per film as remuneration. The beautiful actress has given a number of hits since her inception into cinema. Her earnings come form acting, endorsements, shoots and personal investments.
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
Social Media Portfolio
Amala Paul Facts
She was raised in a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.
Amala Paul is one of the few actress of south Indian film industry to do more movies in a span of 8 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.
Amala paul changed her stage name to Anakha with her Tamil debut Sindhu Samaveli as suggested by director Samy, however she reverted it to her birth name after the failure of the film.
Before getting into cinema, she was a model who had appeared in TVC and even today she has been endorsing brands and products.
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 2016, the pair subsequently filed divorce due to their differences and were given divorce in February 2017.
There were rumours that Amala Paul is romantically linked with actor Dhanush since she was the cast of VIP, but they denied the allegations.
Amala Paul is one of the few faces in Tamil film industry to get fame and recognition in their twenties. At such a young age, she has established herself as a celebrity actress who is now the most sought-after actress.
Amala is one of the faces in the south, which carries a high net worth. Her net worth in 2017 is $2 million US dollars.