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One of the most prominent figures in the South Indian film industry, Amala Akkineni is an actress and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. The winner of several prestigious awards including two Filmfare Awards South and a CineMAA Award, the actress has mostly worked in Tamil and Telugu films apart from Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam films. Besides her work in the film industry, the actress is known for her charitable works, especially in animal welfare

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Real NameAmala Mukherjee
Other NameAmala Akkineni
Profession(s)Actress, Dancer, Social Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth12-Sep-68
Age (as in 2018)49 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
CollegeKalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai, India
Educational QualificationBachelor of Fine Arts in Bharata Natyam
DebutFilm (Tamil): Mythili Ennai Kaathali (1986)
Film (Telugu): Pushpaka Vimana (1987)
Film (Kannada): Pushpaka Vimana (1987)
Film (Hindi): Dayavan (1988)
Film (Malayalam): Ente Sooryaputhrikku (1991)
TV (Tamil): Super Mom (2010)
ReligionHinduism
CasteKamma
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressJubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
Awards• Filmfare Award South for Best Actress-Malayalam – 'Ulladakkam' (1991)
• Filmfare Award South for Best Supporting Actress-Telugu – 'Life Is Beautiful' (2012)
• CineMAA Awards for Best Outstanding Actress – 'Life Is Beautiful' (2013)
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsAkkineni Nagarjuna (Actor)
Marriage DateYear, 1992
Family
Husband/SpouseAkkineni Nagarjuna (Actor)
ChildrenSons- Akhil Akkineni (Actor), Naga Chaitanya (Step Son- Actor)
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Naval Officer)
Mother- Name Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Vada Pav, Fish
Favourite ColoursYellow, Red
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$50 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amala Akkineni

Amala Akkineni is an Indian actress who works in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films.

She was born to a Bengali father and an Irish mother.

She is a trained classical dancer and had given many worldwide live performances before starting her acting career. Amala Akkineni- Classical Dancer

She was first noticed and convinced by an actor and director T. Rajender for doing the role of ‘Bharat Natyam dancer’ in his movie ‘Mythili Ennai Kaathali’ in 1986.

She has worked in more than 55 films in 6 different languages.

Before marriage, she did movies- ‘Siva'(1989) and ‘Nirnayam'(1991) along with her husband Nagarjuna.

After the marriage, she took a break from the film industry and came back in 2012 with the Telugu film ‘Life is Beautiful’.

She is the co-founder of an NGO ‘The Blue Cross of Hyderabad’ in Hyderabad, India, which works for the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights in India.

In 2014, she also worked in the Tamil TV serial ‘Uyirmai’ in which she played the role of ‘Dr. Kavitha Sandeep’.

In 2015, she became the director at Annapurna International School for Film and Media, Hyderabad.

She is the stepmother-in-law of popular actress Samantha Akkineni.

She is a dog lover.

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