Amala (actress)

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Amala Akkineni
Amala at Life is beautiful promo by post noon.jpg
Amala at TeachAIDS launch in 2010
BornAmala Mukherjee
(1968-09-12) 12 September 1968 (age 46)
West Bengal, India
ResidenceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
OccupationActress, social activist, chairperson, blue cross of hyderabad .
Years active1986–1991
2012–present
Spouse(s)Akkineni Nagarjuna
(m.1992–present)
ChildrenAkhil Akkineni (b.1994)
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni
(step-son) (b.1986)
RelativesNaga Chaitanya Akkineni
(step-son)
Nageswara Rao Akkineni
(father-in-law)
 
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Amala Akkineni
Amala at Life is beautiful promo by post noon.jpg
Amala at TeachAIDS launch in 2010
BornAmala Mukherjee
(1968-09-12) 12 September 1968 (age 46)
West Bengal, India
ResidenceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
OccupationActress, social activist, chairperson, blue cross of hyderabad .
Years active1986–1991
2012–present
Spouse(s)Akkineni Nagarjuna
(m.1992–present)
ChildrenAkhil Akkineni (b.1994)
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni
(step-son) (b.1986)
RelativesNaga Chaitanya Akkineni
(step-son)
Nageswara Rao Akkineni
(father-in-law)

Amala is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films. She was one of the mainstream top heroine from 1986 to 1991 and animal welfare activist. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films & She won 2 Filmfare Awards.

Early life[edit]

Amala was born in West Bengal to an Irish mother and Bengali father. She has an elder brother and elder sister. The family moved around a lot due to her father being a Naval officer : Mumbai, Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, Vizag. Amala went to boarding school at Kalakshetra, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where she completed her education and trained in Bharatnatyam under the guidance of Sharada Hoffman and Rukmini Devi Arundale. She was member of the Kalakshetra troupe from an early age and gained valuable experience as a performer. Spotted in one such performance she was offered a role in films by T. Rajender who was casting for his Tamil film "Mythili Yennai Kadali " featuring her as a Bharat Natyam dancer.

Career[edit]

Amala made her debut in a Tamil film titled Mythili Ennai Kaathali directed by T. Rajendar, which was a big box office hit. Winning overnight fame, she charmed cinegoers in a flurry of fifty films. She acted in a number of Tamil movies. Her performance in Pushpak and Agni Natchathiram are unforgettable. She acted with her future husband Akkineni Nagarjuna in hits like Nirnayam and Siva. The latter was a mega blockbuster and brought her wider fame and recognition. She has acted with iconic actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohan Lal.

She has also acted with Prabhu, Mohan, Sathyaraj in Tamil, Kumar Bangarappa and V. Ravichandran in Kannada, Suresh Gopi in Malayalam and Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Rajashekar in Telugu among several others. Her Hindi co-stars were Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Khanna and Aditya Pancholi. She has worked with acclaimed directors like Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma. She quit acting in 1992 following her marriage to Nagarjuna, but made a comeback in 2012 with the Telugu film Life is Beautiful.[1] She received a CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actress and Telugu category Film Fare Award for best supporting actress in 2013 for Life is Beautiful.

Personal life[edit]

Amala is married to Telugu Film actor Akkineni Nagarjuna in 1992 and the couple have a son, Akhil and currently they live in Hyderabad . She is the step-mother of actor Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. Amala is Co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad,[2] a non-government organisation (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights. She is a vegan and an environmentalist. She works with 16 Non Governmental and Governmental organisations to promote social issues and animal welfare. Amala practices Vipassana meditation, the teaching of the Buddha, as taught by S.N.Goenka . She studied Yoga in the Krishnamacharya Yoga tradition at Chennai.

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
CineMAA Awards

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1986Mythili Ennai KaathaliMythili
Mella Thirandhathu KadhavuNoorjahan
Panneer Nathigal
Kanne Kaniyamuthe
Oru Iniya Udhayam
Unnai Ondru Ketpen
1987VelaikaranKowsalya
Poopoova Poothirukku
Koottu Puzhukkal
Vedham PudhithuVaidehi
Kavithai Pada Neramillai
Idhu Oru Thodarkathai
Pesum PadamMagician's daughter
1988Agni NatchathiramAnjali
Kodi Parakuthu
Sathya
Jeeva
Illam
Kaliyugam
1989MappillaiGeetha
Varam
Nalaya Manithan
Uthama PurushanRekha
Vetri VizhaLalitha
1990Pudhu PadaganDevi
Mounam Sammadham
1991Vaasalile Oru Vennila
Karpoora MullaiMaya Vinodini

Telugu[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1987Kirai Dada
1988Raktha Tilakam
Chinna Babu
1989Siva
1990Raja Vikramarka
Prema Yuddham
Aggiramudu
1991Nirnayam
2012Life is BeautifulFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actress
2014ManamCameo

Hindi[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1988Dayavan
Kab Tak Chupe Rahungi
Pushpak
1989Dost
Jurrat
1990Shiva
2013Listen... Amaya

Malayalam[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1988Pushpaka VimanaMagician's daughter
1991Ente SooryaputhrikkuMaya Vinodini
1991UlladakkamReshmaFilmfare Award for Best Actress

Kannada[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1988Pushpaka Vimana
1990Bannada Gejje
1991Ksheera Saagara
Belliyappa Bangarappa

Television[edit]

YearSeries/ShowRoleLanguageChannel
2010Super mother [1]JudgeTamilSTAR Vijay
2014–UyirmaiTamilZee Tamil

Small Screen Presence: Amala Akkineni is stated to have signed for a Telugu serial. Full details are yet to be revealed to the media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amala Akkineni makes comeback with 'Life Is Beautiful'". Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Blue Cross of Hyderabad – The Team". Blue Cross of Hyderabad. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 

External links[edit]

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