Amala Paul

Amala Paul

NameAmala Paul (അമല പോൾ)
Other NamesAmala Paul Varghese, Paul Ponnu, Anakha
Favorite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favorite ActressSridevi
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Mother TongueMalayalam
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
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FatherPaul Varghese
MotherAnnice Paul
BrotherAbijith Paul(Elder)
Favorite ActorMadhavan
Favorite FoodUpma
Languages KnownHindi, English, Tamil, Malayalam
Favorite ColorPink, Blue
Favorite CarAudi(Volkswagen)
Favorite DressCasuals: Skirts, Jeans & short top
Favorite Vacation DestinationParis & London
HusbandA L Vijay(m.2014-2016)
Favorite SportsBasketball, soccer
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Amala Paul is an Indian actress who mostly works in the South Indian film industries. She is primarily seen in Tamil & Malayalam movies. She has acted in other South Indian industries like Telugu & Kannada films as well.

Childhood, Family & Personal Life

Amala Paul was born on 26 October 1991 in Ernakulam, Kerala to Paul Varghese(Father) and Annice Paul(Mother). Her father was a theatre artist when in College, mother was a singer. Her parents are of Syrian - Malabar Catholic ancestry.

Amala Paul childhood photo from school
Amala Paul childhood photo from school

She has an elder brother named Abijith Paul, he is an actor in the industry as well. He worked in Merchant Navy before coming into movies, he was part of the mission that went in search of missing MAF 370.

Amala Paul family photo: Abijith Paul(brother), Paul Varghese(Father), Annice Paul(Mother)
Amala Paul family photo: Abijith Paul(brother), Paul Varghese(Father), Annice Paul(Mother)


  • High School: Nirmala Higher Secondary School Aluva
  • Graduation: B.A Degree in communicative English, St Teresa's college, Ernakulam.

Love, Marriage & Divorce

While working on the sets of movie Deiva Thirumagal, she and director A. L. Vijay became close. They fell in Love in 2014 and expressed it. Vijay and Amala got engaged on 7 June 2014 in Aluva, Kochi (her home town). They got married on 12 June 2014 at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai.

Amala Paul & director Vijay wedding
Amala Paul & director Vijay wedding

They applied for divorce in 2016 and were granted divorce in February 2017. When asked about her divorce she is reported to have said "We were two characters of a wrongly scripted play." Some news reports suspected that Vijay's parents wanted her to stop acting after the wedding and that could have caused the rift. Vijay rejected such speculations and said the reason was personal.


she was spotted by director Lal Jose through a model portfolio and cast her for his film.

Neelathamara (2009), a Malayalam romantic drama was her first appearance on screen. She appeared in a supporting role in the movie. It was directed by Lal Jose and had Archana Kavi, Kailash in the lead cast.



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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Favorite Brands: Levis, Pepe, RayBan

  2. She celebrated her birthday in 2016 in Thailand at Phi Phi & Phuket Islands.

  3. She likes travelling and often seen posting pics on her Social Media profile.

  4. Controversy: Her character in Sindhu Samaveli (2010) had an illicit relationship with the father in-law. It created some news, eventually died.

  5. Controversy: she was forbid to act in Ads by the High court because of a complaint by Millenium Gold Jewellery, Cochin who argued they had paid her 30 Lakhs and she had not yet appeared for the shooting.

  6. After her PUC, she took break for two years to seek career in films, after few movies she went back to studying and finished her B.A.

  7. Childhood friends: Riya, Ashvini, Shaju, Rachel. Kensha is her friend from college and she is still Amala's best friend.

  8. Her name Amala means Pure (Spotless)

  9. Her movie Mynaa was so popular that people recognize her as Mynaa (her character in the movie) even abroad. It brought both fame & critical acclaim to her.

  10. Controversy: Suchitra karti tweeted that she has a video of actor Dhanush & Amala in intimate position.

  11. She resides in Kochi, Kerala.

  12. Favorite Music directors: A.R Rahman, Harris Jairaj, Ilayaraja

  13. She considers director Lal Jose as her guide and mentor.

  14. She watches all her movies on first day first show.

  15. Favorite food: Prawn Fry with Rice, Pazhampori

  16. Amala changed her name to Anakha heeding after advice of director Samy for the movie Sindhu Samaveli, however she changed her name back to Amala.

  17. In Amma Kanakku she played the role of a mother to a 14 year old girl.

  18. She says her eyes are from her Mom.

  19. Controversy: She and Vijay had an engagement ceremony outside the Chruch according to Christian rituals, however church deemed it non Christian as there was no priest involved.

  20. She always looks at the script before choosing a movie.

  21. She likes doing Period films.

  22. She went on 110km trekking in the Himalayas to "Pin Parvati", it was a nine day trek. She has been adventurous since childhood.

  23. She is a foodie, she workouts out regularly, she is into swimming and Yoga.

  24. Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Photography


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  1. About her role in the movie Sindhu Samaveli (2010) "I do not regret acting in that movie but I feel sad about the audience reaction. It was after all only a movie and not real life"

  2. I can cook, but cooking is not my cup of Tea.

  3. My brother is my biggest support, biggest critic & biggest fan.

  4. I'm a shopaholic, but shopping in Chennai is difficult, Dubai is my favorite shopping destination.