Amala Paul – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Amala Paul Indian Actress

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 34-26-35 inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Nickname Anakha
Gender Female
Age 32 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 26 October 1991
Full Name Amala Paul Varghese
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Religion Christianity
Published on August 28, 2019 on 05:05 PM
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Amala Paul is an uprising Indian movie actress who primarily works in South Indian movies. After featuring in a supporting role in Malayalam movie Neelathamara, She got critical acclaim for the depiction of a controversial role in the movie titled Sindhu Samaveli. In spite of the failure of that movie, Amala became renowned after playing the leading role in the movie titled Mynaa, received critical acclaim for her remarkable acting.

Amala Paul was born in Aluva, India on 26 October, 1991. Amala, after completing her high school education from Nirmala secondary school, and secondary education at Aluva Higher Secondary School, took one year out prior enrolling for college. She afterwards joined St Teresa’s college, with the intention of pursuing her graduation degree in English Communication. At that time, her modeling portfolio was noticed by a famous Malayalam director named Lal Jose who afterwards offered a supporting role in his movie, Neelathamara. In spite of evolving a success, the movie failed to appeal any additional offers, as she had expected.

Amala Paul pursued roles in Tamil films and moved ahead to sign for a low-budget comic movie Vikadakavi, which was a bit delayed and finally became her 6th release, whilst also signing on to appear in a leading role in another low budget movie titled Veerasekaran. The movie, which ultimately became her first Tamil release, was criticized by critics and went wholly unnoticed, whereas Amala Paul’s character was marked as “minimal”, and she afterward stated that she apologize for doing the movie and numerous of her scenes were completely edited out. She afterwards moved ahead to work in Samy’s controversial movie Sindhu Samaveli, representing the role of Sundari, who has an illegal connection with her father-in-law.

Amala Paul belongs to a Christian family. She was born to Annice Paul and Paul Varghese. Her brother Abijith Paul also starred in movies following Amala’s appearance into film industry. At early 2011, when she was working on Deiva Thirumagal, she was lovingly associated to director A. L. Vijay, though she denied the fact that the couple was dating. On 7th June 2014, Amala Paul got engaged to Vijay at Aluva, Kochi. Amala married to A. L. Vijay on 12th June 2014 in Chennai.  In the year 2016, Vijay and Amala trailed for a divorce on account of disagreement between Amala and her in-laws on continuing her career in acting. The couple was finally divorced on February 2017.



Amala Paul Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communicative English

School: Nirmala Higher Seconday School Aluva, Kerala

College: St. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala

Amala Paul Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Famous for starring in Aadai movie


Malayalam debut: Neelathamara (2009)

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Tamil debut:  Veerasekaran (2010)

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Tollywood debut:  Bejawada (Telugu, 2011)

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Net Worth: $2 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Paul Varghese

Her father Paul Varghese

Mother: Annice Paul

Her mother Annice Paul

Brother: Abijith Paul

Her brother Abijith Paul

Marital Status: Divorced

Past Relationships:

A. L. Vijay (m. 2014–2017)

Her husband A. L. Vijay


Facts You Never Knew About Amala Paul

  • Amala was born into a Catholic Syro-Malabar family.
  • In 2009, she initiated her career in acting by portraying the character of Beena in Malayalam movie Neelathamara.
  • Amala Paul has worked in several languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu.
  • Amala Paul changed her on-screen name Amala to Anakha on the recommendation provided by director Samy, as another actress Amala Akkineni already made her name renowned in film industry.
  • In the year 2010, Amala once again swapped her on-screen name to actual name Amala Paul as she realized that the substitution of name had brought her bad fortune.
  • Amala rose to utmost fame for the depiction of a controversial role of Sundari in an erotic Tamil thrilling movie titled Sindhu Samaveli.


Who is Amala Paul?

Amala Paul is an Indian actress, born on 26 October, 1991 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

How old is Amala Paul?

Amala Paul is 32 years old as of June 2024.

How tall is Amala Paul?

Amala Paul is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).

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