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
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)
- 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
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.