Amala Paul Bio, Age, Family, Body Stats, Dating, Career, Facts

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Who is Amala Paul?

Amala Paul is a popular Indian actress, who rose to fame for her portrayal in the critically acclaimed Tamil film ‘Myna’. Her role in the controversial Tamil film Sindhu Samaveli grabbed the eyeballs of the critics but the film was a box office disaster, which also marked the debut of actor Harish in the Tamil film industry. She started her modeling career while pursuing her degree and got discovered by noted Malayalam director Lal Jose who introduced her in his Malayalam film  Neelathamara (2009). The film was a commercial success but unfortunately, she went unnoticed and had to take fewer impact roles in films. She attained stardom status after starring in Prabhu Solomon’s romantic drama film Mynaa (2010). She has since appeared in a number of hit movies like Ratsasan, Amma Kanakku, Mili, Velaiyilla Pattathari, and Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, to name a few.


Amala Paul was born on the 26th of October 1991, in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. She is currently 29 years old.

Birth NameAmala Paul Varghese
NicknameAmala, Anakha
Date of BirthOctober 26, 1991
Place of BirthErnakulam, Kerala, India
Age29 years old
Sun SignScorpio
ProfessionActress, Model
EthnicityIndian (Malayali)

Early Life: Family and Education

Amala Paul is the daughter of Paul Varghese and Annice Paul. She has a brother, Abijith Paul, who is also an actor.

Paul attended Nirmala Higher Secondary School in Aluva and for higher secondary education, she went to the Aluva Government Higher Secondary School. She then enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Communicative English) at St Teresa’s college.

Amala Paul Personal Life

Amala Paul married film director A. L. Vijay in June 2014 and they split in 2016. Back in 2011, when Amala Paul was working in a Tamil film Deiva Thirumagal, which was directed by A.L. Vijay, something caught up between the two and they started dating each other. They both denied rumors on their relationship but eventually made their relationship public in early 2014. Amala got engaged to Vijay on June 7, 2014, and married on June 12, 2014, at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Chennai. They got separated in 2016 and their divorce was finalized in February 2017.

Dhanush – She was rumored to be dating actor Dhanush after they worked together in VIP. It was alleged that he was the reason for her divorce from AL Vijay.

amala paul height weight measurements

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 4 inches
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
WeightKilograms – 56 kg
Pounds – 123 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-26-35
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size8 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Amala Paul made her film debut with the 2009 Malayalam film Neelathamara. The following year, she made her Tamil debut with Veerasekaran followed by Telugu debut with Bejawada in 2011.

All of her films during the early stage of her career were box office disasters and she received critical acclaim for her role as Shwetha Rajendran in the 2011 Tamil film, Deiva Thirumagal.

Television Debut

She hasn’t appeared on television series, however, she has featured on promotional talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

Amala Paul has featured in a number of television commercials and print ads.


She has received the following awards:

  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – 2011
  • Vijay Awards – 2011, 2015,
  • Filmfare Awards South – 2016

Amala Paul Net Worth

Amala Paul’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars. The beautiful actress has given a number of hits since her inception into cinema. Her earnings come from acting, endorsements, shoots, and personal investments.

Amala Paul Favorites

  • Actors – Brad Pitt, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
  • Actress – Katherine Hepburn
  • Movies – Godfather, Janne Bhi Do Yarron, Masoom
  • Singers – Buddha Bar, Lata Mangeshkar
  • Food – Biryani, Thai Foods
  • Holiday Destination – London, Paris
  • Perfume – Baby Doll (YSL)
  • Sports – Basketball, Soccer

Social Media Portfolio

Amala Paul Facts

She was raised in a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.

Amala Paul is one of the few actresses of the south Indian film industry to do more movies in a span of 18 years.

Her father strictly opposed her decision of becoming an actress, however, Amala convinced him with the help of his brother.

She came into acting when she was 18 and has done more than 35 films in south indian languages. Of which most of her contribution were in Malayalam films.

Amala paul changed her stage name to Anakha with her Tamil debut Sindhu Samaveli as suggested by director Samy, however she reverted it to her birth name after the failure of the film.

Before getting into cinema, she was a model who had appeared in TVC and even today she has been endorsing brands and products.

In 2011, Amala did a supporting role in director A. L. Vijay’s Deiva Thirumagal film and the duo fell in love and got married in June 2014.

There were rumours that Amala Paul is romantically linked with actor Dhanush since she was the cast of VIP, but they denied the allegations.

Amala Paul is one of the few faces in Tamil film industry to get fame and recognition in their twenties. At such a young age, she has established herself as a celebrity actress who is now the most sought-after actress.