Amala Paul Biography, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Movies, Net Worth

Amala Paul

Amala Paul is a famous Indian actress down south, who rose to fame for playing the titular role 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 was 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 several hit movies like Ratsasan, Amma Kanakku, Mili, Velaiyilla Pattathari, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, Aadai, and Christopher, to name a few. Here’s everything you need to know about actress Amala Paul.

Amala Paul Biography

Amala Paul was born on the 26th of October 1991, in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. According to her birthday, she is 32 years old as of 2024.

Birth NameAmala Paul Varghese
NicknameAmala, Anakha
Date of BirthOctober 26, 1991
Place of BirthErnakulam, Kerala, India
Age32 years old
Sun SignScorpio
ProfessionActress, Model
EthnicityIndian (Malayali)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJagat Desai

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 the 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 on 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 about 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 married her longtime boyfriend Jagat Desai on November 5, 2023, in a private ceremony in Kochi, Kerala. Jagat is a relator based in Goa. They dated for years before they became engaged in October 2023.

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 her 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

In 2021, she starred as CI Durga Goud in the Telugu web series Kudi Yedamaithe opposite Rahul Vijay.


She has received the following awards:

  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – 2011
  • Vijay Awards – 2011, 2015,
  • Filmfare Awards South – 2016
  • Behindwoods Gold Medal – 2019

Amala Paul Net Worth

Amala Paul’s net worth is estimated to be 2 million dollars. The beautiful actress has given several 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

Amala Paul Facts

She was raised in a Syro-Malabar Catholic family.

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

Her father strictly opposed her decision to become 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 contributions 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 played a supporting role in director A. L. Vijay’s Deiva Thirumagal film, and the duo fell in love and got married in June 2014.

In 2023, she starred opposite Vijay in the film Thalaivaa, which was directed by her then-husband A. L. Vijay. The film didn’t do well at the box office.

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

Amala Paul has worked with big names in the industry like Vijay, Mammootty, Dhanush, Fahadh Faasil, Nani, Jayam Ravi, and Mohanlal, to name a few, during the course of her acting career.