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Indian film actress
Born: October 26, 1991 (age 26 years), Aluva
Height: 1.68 m
Spouse: A. L. Vijay (m. 2014–2017)
Siblings: Abijith Paul
Amala Paul (born 26 October 1991) is an Indian film actress who works in the South Indian Film Industry. After appearing in supporting roles in the Malayalam film Neelathamara and Veerasekaran in Tamil, 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
Amala was born in a Christian family at Ernakulam, Kerala to Paul Varghese 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, Abijith Paul, 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.
However, after the failure of her 2011 movie Sindhu Samaveli, she reverted to her birth name, since she felt that the replacement had brought her bad luck
As early as 2011, when Amala was working on Deiva Thirumagal, she was romantically linked to director A. L. Vijay, but denied that the pair were dating. The pair subsequently fell in love and announced in early 2014, that they were set to get married by mid 2014.
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.
Real Name Amala Paul Varghese
Famous Role “Mynaa” in Tamil film ‘Mynaa’ (2010)
Amala as Mynaa
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 50 kg
in Pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 34-26-35
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Date of Birth 26 October 1991
Age (as in 2017) 26 Years
Birth Place Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Hometown Kochi, Kerala, India
School Nirmala Higher Seconday School Aluva, Kerala
College St. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala
Education Qualifications Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communicative English
Debut Film: Neelathamara (Malayalam, 2009)
Veerasekaran (Tamil, 2010)
Bejawada (Telugu, 2011)
Family Father- Paul Varghese
Mother- Annice Paul (Singer)
Brother- Abijith Paul (Actor)
Hobbies Dancing, Reading, Cooking
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.
Favorite Actors Brad Pitt, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Actress Katharine Hepburn
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Films Bollywood: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Masoom (1983)
Hollywood: The Godfather (1972)
Favorite Food Biryani
Favorite Cuisine Thai
Favorite Color Pink
Favorite Destinations London, Paris
Favorite Sport Basketball, Soccer
Favorite Author Robin Cook
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Divorced
Affair/Boyfriend A. L. Vijay (Film Director)
Husband A. L. Vijay (Film Director, 2014-2016)
Children Daughter- None
Some Lesser Known Facts About Amala Paul
Amala was born into a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.
She started her acting career in 2009 by playing the role of Beena in the Malayalam film Neelathamara.
She has worked in different languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
She replaced her on-screen name Amala Paul to Anakha on the suggestion given by director Samy, because another actress, Amala (Amala Akkineni), had already made her name popular.
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.
She rose to fame for the portrayal of a controversial character “Sundari” in the Tamil erotic thriller ‘Sindhu Samaveli’ (2010). Amala as Sundari in Sindhu Samaveli
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).