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 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.
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.
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
|School||Nirmala Higher Secondary School|
|Debut||Film : Neelathamara (2009; Malayalam)
Veerasekaran (2010; Tamil)
Bejawada (2011; Telugu)
Vanitha Film Awards
and many more
Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
|Height||5′ 5″ Feet|
|Hobbies||Booking, Dance and Shopping|
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 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.
|Boyfriends||A. L. Vijay|
|Marriage Date||12 June 2014|
|Marriage Location||Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai|
|Controversies||In 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 Worth||INR 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 Name||Amala Paul Varghese|
|Date of Birth||26 October 1991|
|Birth Place||Ernakulam, Kerala, India|
|Qualification||B.A in Communicative English|
|College||St. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala|
|School||Nirmala Higher Seconday School Aluva, Kerala|
|Mother||Annice Paul (Singer)|
|Brother||Abijith Paul (Actor)|
BOYFRIENDS, AFFAIRS AND MARRIAGE
|Marital Status||Single, Divorced|
|Husband||A. L. Vijay (Divorced, 2014-2016)|