|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Education||Completed plus two and got a offer in movies when she was in 1 st year of E|
|Parents||Paul Varghese, Annice Paul|
|Favourite Movie||Titanic, Spiderman|
Amala Paul (born October 26, 1991) who previously used Anakha as her stage name, is an Indian film actress, who works in the South Indian film industry. After appearing in supporting roles in the Malayalam film Neelathamara and a low budget venture in Tamil, she received critical acclaim for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film, Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work. Since then, she has been signed on for several notable projects and is considered the leading actress in Tamil films. She has appeared in a few Malayalam films as well.
Amala's next release, the romantic drama film Mynaa (2010) by Prabhu Solomon, made her a recognised actress in the industry. The film had garnered much anticipation prior to release, with noted distributors Udhayanidhi Stalin and Kalpathi S. Aghoram purchasing the rights of the film after being impressed with it. Amala played the village belle Mynaa, attaining unanimous praise from critics for her portrayal; a critic labelled her work as "outstanding" and that she put in a "riveting performance", while other reviews claimed she had "immense talent" and scores in "every instance" in the title role.
The film, which also saw her gain recognition from noted actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, subsequently became a large commercial success at the box-office. Amala Paul gained recognition from several award committees and notably secured the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress, while also gaining nominations in the Best Actress category at the Filmfare Awards and the Vijay Awards.
Amala Paul's first release of 2012 was in Linguswamy's multi-starring action entertainer, Vettai, alongside Arya, Madhavan and Sameera Reddy. The film opened to critical and commercial acclaim with The New York Times claiming the film "entertains without breaking any new ground, though it can also surprise.
Amala Paul won mixed feedback for her performance; while the critic from Sify mentioned she "is lovely to look at and her feisty performance proves that a star is born Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff cited she "struts, pouts and hams to the hilt.