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Priyamani Biography


Priyamani Biography

             Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer, better known by her stage name Priyamani (born 4 June 1984), is an Indian film actress and model, who appears mainly in South Indian cinema. She earned a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Muththazhagu in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthi Veeran and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role as Malavika in the 2008 Malayalam film Thirakkatha. She has also appeared in Kannada films like Raam, Ko Ko, Anna Bond and Only Vishnuvardhana,.

Early Life

Priyamani was born in Palakkad, Kerala to Vasudeva Mani and Latha Mani. She is the granddaughter of the late Carnatic vocalist Kamala Kailas.She grew up in Bangalore. After completing her schooling, Priyamani modeled for print advertisements. After being approached by several directors and being considered, she starred in director Bharathiraja's Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, which was released in 2004.

She is currently pursuing a degree in B.A. in psychology. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is her cousin.

Early career

After her debut film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, her Telugu debut was Evare Atagaadu,Priyamani then made her debut in the Malayalam film industry, where she starred in Satyam, but this film also performed poorly at the box office.She was signed by Tamil film director and cinematographer Balu Mahendra to star in the 2005 drama Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam. Before release, Balu Mahendra said "Priyamani has come up with an excellent performance in the movie. Her performance would be widely acclaimed." Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam was critically acclaimed but failed to keep the cash registers ringing.She won acclaim for her performance. In 2006, Priyamani starred opposite Jagapathi Babu in Pellaina Kothalo. The film was a super hit and got her 3 Telugu films.

Priyamani Personal Profile
Name:Priya Vasudeva Mani Iyer
Pet Name:Pillu
Date of birth:June 4 1984
Birth place:Palakkad, Kerala
Height:5′5
Educaton:B.A
Father’s Name:Vasudeva ManiMother’s Name: Latha Mani, Brother
Profession:Acting
First Film:Pellaina Kothalo
First Hero:Jagapati Babu
Firt Director:Madan
First Producer:Madan
Languages:English, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam
Hobbies:Listening to Music, Dancing and Watching Movies
Favorite Food:North Indian food
Favorite Dress:Casuals
Favorite Actors:Dilip, Mohan Lal
Religion:Hindu
Nationality:Indian
Marital Status:Single 

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
2003Evare AtagaaduPriyamaniTelugu
2004Kangalal Kaidhu SeiVidya SadagoppanTamil
2004SatyamSonaMalayalam
2005Adhu Oru Kana KaalamThulasiTamil
2005Otta NanayamChippyMalayalam
2006Pellaina KothaloLakshmiTelugu
2006MadhuMercyTamil
2007Paruthi VeeranMuthazhaguTamilNational Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Vijay Award for Best Actress
2007TossNainaTelugu
2007YamadongaMaheswariTelugu
2007Nava VasanthamAnjaliTelugu
2007MalaikottaiMalarTamil
2008ThottaNalinaTamil
2008Hare RamAnjaliTelugu
2008ThirakkathaMalavikaMalayalamFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
2008KingTeluguSpecial appearance
2009DronaInduTelugu
2009MitruduIndhuTelugu
2009Puthiya MukhamAnjanaMalayalam
2009ArumugamYaminiTamil
2009Ninaithale InikkumMeeraTamil
2009PravarakhyuduSailajaTelugu
2009RaamPoojaKannadaNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2010Shambo Shiva ShamboMunimmaTelugu
2010SadhyamSuhaniTelugu
2010GolimaarPavithraTelugu
2010RaavananVenillaTamil
2010RaavanJamuniHindiNominated—Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2010Pranchiyettan and the SaintPadmashreeMalayalamNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
2010Eno OntharaMadhumathiKannada
2010Rakta Charitra IIBhawaniHindi
2010RagadaAshtalakshmiTelugu
2011RaajMythiliTelugu
2011Only VishnuvardhanaMeeraKannada
2011KshetramNaga Penchalamma,
Sohini Aggarwal
Telugu
2012Ko KoCauveryKannada
2012Anna BondMeeraKannada
2012GrandmasterDeepthiMalayalam
2012ChaarulathaChaaru,
Latha
Tamil
Kannada
2013LakshmiPriyaKannada
2013Chennai ExpressHindiSpecial Appearance
2013ChandiTelugu
2013AngulikaTelugu


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