Amala Paul is an Indian movie actress who primarily appears in Tamil, Malayalam & Telugu movies. After appearing in a minor role in the groundbreaking Malayalam movie Neelatha, Amala quickly became popular after playing the pivotal role in the Hindi film, Mynaa. She has gone on to enjoy box office success with such films as Kaal Bhai Dooj (2022), Baahubali (2022) and Apne (2022). She is also set to feature in the forthcoming Hindi movie, Om Shanti (directed by S.S. Rajamouli), opposite Ajit posing as the evil Queen ofoks (Killer Queen) in the highly anticipated, superhero blockbuster, King – The movie which promises super powers, mystical forces and an all new story on how the superhero became the King! Amala Paul is set to star alongside Ajit posing as King Kohling, as the villain.
Amala Paul’s name is well known in the English-speaking world for her association with the world renowned Malayalam artist S.S. Rajamouli. She was also a popular personality on the popular television serials ‘Tanaaz’ and ‘AfterLife’. However, her association with Rajamouli was sparked during the late eighties when she appeared in a successful Telugu soap, titled as Tamal Pradesh Gazpada. It was here that she would come in contact with Rajamouli and his studio that would produce her first film ‘Amala.’ This successful Telugu soap was followed by a number of other starring appearances and it was here that Amala Paul received critical acclaim, becoming one of the few actresses to be awarded the best actress award at the Premie International Television Awards.
|Real Name||Amala Paul Varghese|
|Pet / Nick Name||Anakha|
|Amala Paul Age (Current)||29 years, 8 month, 30 days|
|Date Of Birth (DOB)||26 October 1991 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)|
|Star Sign (Nakshatra)||Not Sure|
Amala Paul first came to the attention of Hindi film directors with her breakthrough performance opposite the lead character of Vijay and Nanban in the hit Telugu movie Neelkanal. The movie has since become a much loved favorite amongst fans of both Malayalam movies and Hindi movies in general. It was also one of the few Telugu movies that received praises from the Indian Film Director as well. The film has gone on to receive multiple awards and Amala Paul has been nominated twice for best actress in the best actress category at the National Awards. This is a great feat considering that Amala Paul’s acting career till date has never really reached the heights that she is attaining right now.
Though the movie Neelkanal was critically acclaimed in India and is receiving great reviews, the movie failed to make a mark at the international box office owing to some muted commercial returns. Perhaps the reason for its failure was the choice of Indian actresses as the lead characters. The choice of a female protagonist was a clear indication that the studio which was releasing the movie neelhamara was not entirely convinced with Amala Paul’s (who played the starring role) acting abilities. Despite the negatives of the movie, it did manage to rake in a decent profit when considering the popularity of the star-studded casts.
Another interesting story of Amala Paul (retrieved from the alternate universe) revolves around a young girl called Sundari whose parents are murdered. Sundari then vows to avenge the deaths of her parents by hurting the lives of those responsible for their demise. But in order to accomplish this task, she ends up joining the vicious arms of an organized crime syndicate. This crime organization, headed by a ruthless gangster named Ashok (Abhishekhar Azhagi), ends up targeting Sundari whenever she gets into their way. One of the first instances in which she gets targeted is in the climax of the movie titled Sundari samaveli where she is literally ‘pounced dead’ by Ashok during a shoot!
Though the plot of Amala Paul lies in Kerala, as it did most of the interesting plots that were presented in Hindi movies of the 1990s, the setting and backdrop required a lot more attention when Amala Paul was cast. The small island of Mynaa was chosen for this explicit purpose, as it is the perfect place for an exotic, yet charming backdrop. And to me, the combination of the setting and the star-studded cast, the on-screen name of Amala Paul was worth predicting!