Priyamani is an Indian film actress and former model, who works in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi-language films. She is the recipient of a National Film Award for Best Actress and three Filmfare Awards in different-language films.
|Real Name/Nick Name||Pillu|
|Height (Aprox.)||in centimeters|
in meters- 1.68 m
|Weight (Aprox.)||in Kilograms- 53 kg|
|Date of Birth||4 June 1984|
|Age (as of 2019)||35|
|Birth Place||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Home Town/State||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|School||Sri Aurobindo Memorial School|
|College||Bishop Cotton Women’s christian College|
|Father Name||Vasudeva Mani Iyer|
|Mother Name||Latha Mani Iyer|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Listening to Music|
Priyamani Early Life and Career
Priyamani was born into Palakkad, Kerala. She modeled for Kancheepuram silks, Erode silks and Lakshmi silks during her school years. When she was in the 12th Standard, Tamil Director, Bharathiraja, introduced her to the film industry. Her father, Vasudev Mani, who hails from Palakkad from a Tamil family, owns a plantation business and her mother, former national level badminton player, Lathamani, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, was a bank manager at Union Bank of India. She has an elder brother, Vishakh, who is in the plantation business with her father.
While at school, she actively participated in extracurricular activities and sports. She is the granddaughter of Carnatic vocalist, Kamala Kailas. She is the cousin of film actress, Vidya Balan and the niece of playback singer, Malgudi Shubha.
Priyamani made her debut with Telugu film, Evare Atagaadu. She then made her debut in the Malayalam Film Industry with Sathyam, but this film performed poorly at the box office. She was signed by Tamil film director and cinematographer Balu Mahendra to act in the 2005 drama Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam. Before release, Babith said “Priyamani has come up with an excellent performance in the movie. Her performance would be widely acclaimed.” Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam was critically acclaimed but failed at the box office. However, she won acclaim for her performance in the film. In 2006, Priyamani starred in the Telugu film Pellaina Kothalo. The film was a super hit and got her three Telugu films.