Amala Paul Biography, Age, Height, Education, Career, Movie List, Net Worth, Family, Husband, Instagram, Photos, and More

Amala Paul was born on October 26, 1991. She is an Indian actress who works in the South Indian film industry. After playing in supporting roles in the film Malayalam Neelathamara and Veerasekaran in Tamil, she received critical acclaim for portraying a controversial figure in the film Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of this film, Amala made a name for herself after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work.

Amala Paul Career

Amala Paul Personal Life

Amala was born in a Christian family at Ernakulam, Kerala to Paul Varghese (d. 2017) and Annice Paul. Her brother Abijith Paul also appeared in films following Amala’s entry into the film industry. After completing her schooling from Nirmala Higher Secondary School Aluva, she took a sabbatical to begin a career in films, but has since joined St. Teresa’s College in Kochi, to pursue a B.A. degree in English. Her father had been strictly against Amala pursuing an acting career, but was forced to accept her decision with her brother strongly backing her ambition. She later claimed that she had performing arts in her, revealing that her mother was a singer and her dad was into theatre in college.Amala had changed her on-screen name to Anakha, on director Samy’s insistence, who cited that another actress, Amala had already made her name popular.

In January 2018, Paul was arrested for tax evasion. A crime branch investigation had found that she had registered her luxury car in Puducherry with fake documents. Later, the case was closed citing jurisdictional issues.

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Amala made her debut in 2009 with Malayalam film Neelathamara and played the role of Beena in the movie. In 2010, she worked in a Tamil movie Veerasekaran as Sugandhi. She got recognition for her portrayal of Sundari in movie Sindhu Samaveli. Amala was also noted for her work in the movie Mynaa. In 2012, she made her debut in Telugu industry with the movie Bejawada. She worked in Kannada movie Hebbuli in 2017 for the first time.

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Over the years, Amala has worked in several Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. Some of her movies are Vettai, Run Baby Run, Thalaivaa, Pasanga 2, Ratsasan.  Amala was seen in anthology movies Kutty Story and Pitta Kathalu in 2021.

Amala Paul Education

SchoolNirmala Higher Secondary School
CollegeTeresa’s College
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm : Neelathamara (2009; Malayalam)

Veerasekaran (2010; Tamil)

Bejawada (2011; Telugu)

AwardsAsiavision Awards
Vijay Awards
Vanitha Film Awards
Jaya Awards
and many more

Body Measurements and Physical Appearance

Height5′ 5″ Feet
Weight50 kg
Figure Measurement34-27-35
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesBooking, Dance and Shopping


Amala Paul

Amala Paul Family

Amala Paul was born on 26 October 1991 (Saturday) in a Christian family in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. Her father’s name is Paul Varghese. Her mother’s name is Ennis Paul, she is a singer. Amala has a brother named Abhijit Paul, who is also an actor.

Amala Paul Family

Amala Paul Husband

Amala was married to director A. L. Vijay on 12 June 2014 at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai. However, the couple filed divorce in 2017, due to disagreement between her and her in-laws to continue acting career.

Amala Paul with his husband

Marital StatusDivorced
BoyfriendsA. L. Vijay
Marriage Date12 June 2014
Marriage LocationMayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai
ControversiesIn January 2018, Amala was arrested for tax evasion. A crime branch investigation had found that she had registered her luxury car in Puducherry with fake documents.
Net WorthINR 10-50 Crore (Approx.)

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Some Interesting Facts About Amala Paul

  • Amala Paul was born and brought up in Kochi, Kerala to a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.
  • Initially, Her father didn’t want her to pursue career in entertainment industry but her brother supported her.
  • She had changed her on-screen name to Anakha but then went back with her birth-name Amala.
  • In 2021, she received Golden Visa from UAE.
  • She has also worked in several web series including Kudi Yedamaithe and Ranjish Hi Sahi.
  • Amala also featured in some television advertisement and brand endorsement.


Real NameAmala Paul Varghese
Other NameAnakha
Date of Birth26 October 1991
Age31 years
Birth PlaceErnakulam, Kerala, India
Zodiac SignScorpio


QualificationB.A in Communicative English
CollegeSt. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala
SchoolNirmala Higher Seconday School Aluva, Kerala


FatherPaul Varghese
MotherAnnice Paul (Singer)
BrotherAbijith Paul (Actor)


Height5’4 feet
Figure MEasurements34-26-35
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack


Marital StatusSingle, Divorced
HusbandA. L. Vijay (Divorced, 2014-2016)
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