Priyamani is a model/actress who started her career with the film Kangalal Kaithu Sei, which was a flop at the box-office. Afterwards, she was paired with Dhanush in Balu Mahendra’s Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam, which flopped at the box-office as well.
Priyamani was born in Palakkad in 1984. She was brought up in Banglore. She started her film career with her debut film in Kollywood called Kangalal Kaithu Sei alongside actor Vaseegaran. The film was a flop at the box-office and she moved on to Malayalam and Telugu films owing to a lack of offers in Tamil films. She made her Telugu debut in Pellaina Kothalo with Jagapati Babu. Priyamani rose to fame with this film. Priyamani has made her Tamil comeback with her film Paruthiveeran starring debutant Karthik Sivakumar. She has also signed on for another Tamil film in which she plays the lead role with actor Jeevan.
Priyamani was born in Palakkad to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Latha ManiIyer . She is the most notorious one in her school days and she has done modeling for Kancheepuram silks, Erode silks and Lakshmi silks. After her 12 th standard it was the famous Tamil Director, Bharathiraja who introduced her into this marvelous Film Industry. Priyamani has a great craze for acting and her favorite actors include Mammooty, Mohanlal and Dilip. Being as very smart talkative girl, she loves chatting with p
eople and her hobbies include music and dance.
* National best actress for her performance in Ameer’s Paruthiveeran.
* Filmfare best actress for her performance in Ameer’s Paruthiveeran.
Priyamani was born in an Iyer family in Palakkad, Kerala, and grew up in Bangalore. As a result of her dynamic exposure in different South Indian states, she speaks Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. After completing her schooling, Priyamani modeled for print advertisements. As a subsequent result of her extended modeling, she began to earn opportunities to star in films. After being approached by several directors and being considered for roles, she finally starred in director Bharathiraja’s film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, which was released in 2004.She is currently completing a B.A. in Psychology. She is the cousin of Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.
Her debut film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei in Tamil was released in 2004, and her Telugu debut, Evare Atagaadu, sank without a trace. Priyamani then made her debut in the Malayalam film industry, where she starred opposite Prithviraj, through the film Satyam, but this film also performed poorly at the box office. Despite these commercial failures, she was signed by Tamil film director and cinematographer Balu Mahendra to star opposite Dhanush in the 2005 drama Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam. She won tremendous acclaim for her performance in the film, but the film’s under-performance meant that box office success still eluded her.
In 2006, Priyamani starred opposite Jagapathi Babu in the film Pellaina Kothalo, a film about a newly-wed couple. The film was a surprise hit given its low budget and modest star cast, and it propelled Priyamani to fame in Tollywood.
After three years in search of a film that would get her noticed, Priyamani managed to prove both her acting credentials and also commercial appeal with the 2007 film Paruthiveeran, directed by the Tamil director Ameer Sultan, in which she was paired with debutant Karthi Sivakumar. A rural subject which told the story of a notorious young villager in Madurai, the film won tremendous critical acclaim and also became a surprise box-office blockbuster. Priyamani’s performance was unanimously praised and she went on to win the National Film Award, followed by a South Filmfare Award, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award and an award at the Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. She had another blockbuster in Telugu, starring opposite Jr. NTR in the 2007 film Yamadonga and opposite Vishal in the Tamil film Malaikottai.
She again received critical acclaim in 2008 for her role in the Malayalam film Thirakkatha, in which she played a role based on the turbulent real-life story of late film actress Srividya. She won another Filmfare Award for her performance in the film.
In 2009 she had two Tamil releases, the commercial entertainer Arumugam and the Tamil remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Classmates, titled Ninaithale Inikkum, in which she was paired for the third time with Prithviraj. The former was a commercial failure, while the latter was considered a moderate success. Her Kannada debut opposite actor Puneet Rajkumar in the film Raam was also a commercial success. All three of her Telugu releases that year, however, did not do well at the box office.
Her biggest project in the pipeline happened when she was hired by the ace Indian director Mani Ratnam for his bilingual film, titled Raavanan and Raavan in Tamil and Hindi respectively. Soon after, she was roped in by Bollywood director-producer Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) for his big-budget trilingual film Rakht Charitra starring Vivek Oberoi and Tamil actor Surya Sivakumar. RGV decided to cast her in the film after seeing her National Award-winning performance in Paruthiveeran.
|2004||Kangalal Kaidhu Sei||Vidya Sadagoppan||Tamil|
|2005||Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam||Thulasi||Tamil|
|2007||Paruthi Veeran||Muthazhagu||Tamil||Winner,National Film Award for Best Actress
Winner,Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award
Winner,Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner,Vijay Award for Best Actress
|Thirakkatha||Malavika||Malayalam||Winner,Filmfare Best Malayalam Actress Award|
|Raam||Pooja||Kannada||Nominated,Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Kannada)|
|2010||Shambo Shiva Shambo||Munimma||Telugu|
|Pranchiyettan and the Saint||Padmashree||Malayalam|
|Rakta Charitra II||Bhawani||Tamil, Hindi, Telugu|
|Untitled Raghava Loki Project||Kannada||Filming|