Amala Paul Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Family & Facts

Amala Paul Biography – The Super Sensational South Indian Star!

Family Background of Amala Paul:

Amala Paul was born on October 26, 1991, in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. Her father’s name is Paul Varghese and her mother’s name is Annice Paul. Her father has also done some theatre in his college days, and her mother is a singer.

Amala with her mother

She has a brother named Abijith Paul who is also an actor. He appeared in movies like Oru Indian Pranayakadha (Malayalam), Lailaa O Lailaa (Malayalam), and Tamil horror-comedy movie Devil, directed by A.L. Vijay.

Amala Paul with her brother

In 2014, she got married to Tamil director A.L Vijay, but after 3 years they decided to separate & get divorced.

Amala Paul with her husband.

Later, in December 2023, Amala Paul got married to Jagat Desai. Jagat is an Entrepreneur by profession.

Educational Qualifications:

She completed her schooling from Aluva Nirmala Higher Secondary School. Later, she completed her degree in B.A in English from Kochi’s St. Teresa College.

Amala Paul with her father

Initially, her father was against her decision to pursue acting in the film industry, but her mother & brother Abhijith had really supported her a lot.

Amala Paul Biography:

Amala Paul’s Profile
Personal Life
Full NameAmala Paul
NicknameNot Known
Date of BirthOctober 26, 1991
Age32 years 7 months (in June, 2024)
Zodiac/Sun SignScorpio
Birth PlaceErnakulam, Kerela
SchoolNirmala Higher Seconday School Aluva, Kerala
CollegeSt. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala
Physical Stats
5ft. 4”
(1.63 m)
(163 cm)
Not known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships
FatherPaul Varghese
MotherAnnice Paul
SiblingsAbhijit Paul (Actor)
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandJagat Desai
Malyalam DebutNeelathamara (2009)
Tamil DebutVeerasekaran (2010)
Telugu DebutBejawada (2011)
Kannada DebutHebbuli (2016)
Hindi DebutBholaa (2023)

Acting Career of Amala:

Amala Paul’s career started in 2009 with a cameo role in a Malyali film Neelathamari. Later, she changed her name to Anakha from Amala.

She also did a Tamil movie Sindhu Samaveli with her changed name. As the movie didn’t go well, so she reverted the decision of changing her name.


In 2010, at the age of 19, Amala made her debut as a lead role actress in the film industry by Mynaa which won the Best Film Award at the Filmfare awards. She also won the Filmfare award of that year in the category of Best Debut Actress.

In 2011, she started her career in the Telugu industry with a film Bejawada. Then she appeared in movies like Thirumagal, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, and Run Baby Run.


In 2013, she won the best actress award at SIIMA & Asianet awards for her role as Irene Gardner in a Malayali movie Oru Indian Pranayakatha. In 2015, she was nominated under many categories for the movie Mili, however, she won the South Filmfare critics award for the best actress.

Later, in a Tamil movie Amma Kanakku, she played the role of Shanti Gopal which was loved by the audiences. In the movie, she played the character of a single mother, who copes with the different kinds of things to secure her daughter’s future.


Later, in 2017, she made her debut in the Kannada film industry by Hebbuli. Then she appeared in VIP 2 along with the stars like Dhanush and Kajol.

Paul, the Hit Star:

Amala hit the internet with her movie Aadai in 2019. Movie’s first poster was released in September 2018.


Before its release, the trailer already created panic on the internet because of some scenes of Amala in it. There was a nude scene of Paul in the trailer, also, a lip-lock with VJ Ramya (Ramya Subramanian), which went so viral on the internet. Amala played the role of a media anchor in the movie.


The film was released on July 19, 2019. It was written and directed by Rathna Kumar. Later, Amala won Behinwoods Gold Medal for Best Actress Critics (Tamil) award for the movie.

Later, in 2021, she featured in two Telugu movies – Kutty Story and Pitta Kathalu. Then, in 2022, she first appeared in a Tamil movie titled Cadaver, and then in two Malayalam movies, The Teacher and Christopher. Then, in 2023, she made a special appearance in Bollywood movie, Bholaa.

Web Series:

Apart from acting in movies, she started her web career in 2021 with Kudi Yedamaithe.

Then, in 2022, paul featured in the Hindi web series, “Ranjish Hi Sahi,” and later, in the Tamil series, “Victim: Who is Next?”

Facts about Amala Paul:

  • Her dream is to work with Bollywood’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
  • Her favorite actresses are Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, and a Korean actress Son Ye-jin.
  • Amala topped the list of Kochi Times’ most desirable women of 2013.
  • Her role model is Angelina Jolie.
  • In 2012, she won Rising Female star of South Indian cinema award at 1st South Indian International movie awards.
  • She loves Trekking & Travelling.
  • In 2015, she won The Times of India – the Most desirable married women of Kollywood.
  • She’s a Scuba-diver.
Amala Paul with her Dogs
  • Paul is an animal lover.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: Who is the husband of Amala Paul?

Ans: Amala is married to Jagat Desai.

Q2: What is the age of Amala?

Ans: 32 years 7 months (in June, 2024)

Q3: What is the height of Amala Paul?

Ans: 5ft. 4” (1.63m or 163 cm)

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