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Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer, known professionally as Priyamani, is an Indian film actress and former model. She works primarily in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam language films. Priyamani made her debut with Telugu film, Evare Atagaadu and in the Malayalam Film Industry with Sathyam. She is a recipient of the National Film Award for Best Actress and three Filmfare Awards. She has earned a lot of accolades for her Tamil and Telugu films. Priyamani made her Bollywood debut through Mani Ratnam’s bilingual in Tamil and Hindi epic adventure films, titled Raavan and Raavanan respectively. She has also hosted many television shows too. The year 2020 showcases her many Telugu line-up projects.

Priyamani  
Bio/Wiki
Full NamePriya Vasudev Mani Iyer
NicknamePillu
ProfessionActress
Famous Role'Muththazhagu' in the Tamil film "Paruthiveeran" (2007)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm Telugu: Evare Atagaadu (2003) as 'Priyamani'
Film Tamil: Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (2004) as 'Vidya Sadagoppan'
Film Malayalam: Satyam (2004) as 'Sona'
Film Kannada: Raam (2009) as 'Pooja'
Film Bollywood: Raavan (2010) as 'Jamuni'
TV (Malayalam): D 4 Dance (2014) as a Judge
TV (Kannada): Dancing Star 2 (2015) as a Judge
TV (Tamil): Kings of Dance (2016) as a Judge
Awards, Honours, Achievements• National Film Award for Best Actress for the film “Paruthiveeran” (2006)
• Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the film “Paruthiveeran” (2006)
• Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Tamil for the film “Paruthiveeran” (2007)
• Vijay Award for Best Actress for the film “Paruthiveeran” (2007)
• Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film “Thirakkatha” (2008)
• Sandalwood Star Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film “Vishnuvardhana” (2011)
• Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Kannada for the film “Chaarulatha” (2012)
• SIIMA Award for Best Actress for the film “Chaarulatha” (2012)
• Suvarna Film Award for Best Actress for the film “Chaarulatha” (2012)
• Asiavision Television Award for Best Celebrity Judge for the show “D2 – D 4 Dance” (2015)
• Asiavision Television Award for Best Celebrity Judge for the show “D3 – D 4 Dance” (2015)
• TSR TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress – Kannada for the film “Dwaja” (2018)
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 June 1984 (Monday)
Age (as in 2020)36 Years
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
School• Sri Aurobindo Memorial School, Bengaluru
• Bishop Cotton Women's Christian Law College, Bengaluru
College/UniversityShe did her graduation through correspondence.
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts in Psychology
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesListening to Music, Dancing
Controversies• In 2012, the Hyderabad media reported that the Aazaan actor, Sachiin Joshi, had teased Priyamani in “allegedly inebriated” state at a party after a match. The reports stated that he had tried to "hold her hand" and "hug" her. However, Priyamani called the reports false and said, "We were just unwinding after the matches. I don’t understand why a story like this has been circulated. All it does is harm Sachiin and my reputations.”
• In 2016, Priya shared her engagement news with her fans and well-wishers through Twitter. The actress, who was expecting blessings and good wishes from everyone, was apparently showered with a lot of criticism and nasty comments about her fiance and family. Upset with so much of negativity coming her way, the actress gave a befitting reply to her haters. She wrote, "Fed up of so much of hatred and negativity with regards to the engagement news that I shared this morning hoping that everyone would be a part of my new journey and bless me with ur kind messages..but I’m appalled by so much of negative reactions!Grow up you people!!!ITS MY LIFE..and I’m NOT answerable to any one apart from my parents and my fiancé!”
• In May 2016, Priyamani attracted controversy for her remarks over a rape case. The gruesome rape and murder of Jisha, a Government Law college student in Ernakulam, shocked the entire nation and many celebrities voiced their dissent over the recurrence of such incidents in the country. Priya too took to Twitter to share her agony and wrote that India was not a safe place for girls. She even asked the women to leave the country and move to safe places abroad. She was highly criticised for her statement.
• Priyamani acted in a movie titled “Engiruntho Vandaal,” but the film for some unknown reasons never progressed beyond a point. So, the makers of the film did not pay her in full. However, later the film was completed with some other artists and a few of Priya’s hot stills, which had been shot earlier, were also being included in the film. Unhappy with the maker’s act, Priyamani filed a complaint with Movie Artists Association MAA, demanding its intervention, and stop using her content or pay her in full.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Prithiviraj (Rumoured, actor)
• Jagapthi Babu (Rumoured, actor)
• Mustafa Raj (owner of an event management company)
Engagement Date2016-05-27 00:00:00
Marriage Date2017-08-23 00:00:00
Family
Husband/SpouseMustafa Raj
ParentsFather- Vasudeva Mani Iyer (Entrepreneur)
Mother- Latha Mani Iyer (Former National Badminton Player and Former Bank Manager at the Union Bank of India)
SiblingsBrother- Vishakh (Entrepreneur)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodChicken Biriyani
Favourite DessertsIce creams, Chocolates
Favourite ActorKamal Haasan
Favourite ActressSridevi
Favourite DirectorMani Ratnam
Favourite SportCricket

 

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