Amala Akkineni (née Mukherjee) is an Indian film actress, Bharata Natyam dancer, and an animal welfare activist. She appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam Hindi, and Kannada a language films. She has won two Filmfare Awards South, namely Best Actress - Malayalam for 1991 film Ulladakkam and Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for 2012 film Life Is Beautiful. Amala is the co-founder of The Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organisation (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights in India.
Amala Akkineni in 2010
12 September 1967
|Alma mater||Kalakshetra, Chennai, India|
|Children||Akkineni Akhil (b.1994) |
|Relatives||See Daggubati-Akkineni Family|
Amala was born in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata) to a Bengali Indian Navy officer and an Irish mother. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Bharata Natyam from Kalakshetra college of fine arts. She gave many live performances worldwide. She was subsequently persuaded to join films by T. Rajender, who visited her home with his wife Usha and convinced her mother to let her act in the film, which would be a classical film featuring her Bharat Natyam dancing.
Amala married Telugu Film actor Akkineni Nagarjuna in 11 June 1992 and the couple have a son, actor Akkineni Akhil born in 1994. They currently live in Hyderabad. She is the step-mother of actor Naga Chaitanya.
Amala made her debut in a Tamil film titled Mythili Ennai Kaathali, directed by T. Rajendar, which was a huge box office hit. Winning overnight fame, she charmed cinegoers in a flurry of fifty films, including a number of Tamil box office hits. She acted with her future husband Akkineni Nagarjuna in hits such as Nirnayam and Siva. She received Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Ulladakkam
She quit acting in 1992 following her marriage to Nagarjuna. After a hiatus of 20 years she made a comeback in 2012 with the Telugu film Life is Beautiful. She received a CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actress and Telugu category Filmfare Award for best supporting actress in 2013 for her portrayal.
Awards and honoursEdit
|Year||Award||Award Category & Work|
|1991||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam – Ulladakkam|
|2012||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu – Life Is Beautiful|
|2012||CineMAA Awards||Best Outstanding Actress – Life Is Beautiful|
|2012||Social welfare awards||Jeev Daya Purashkaar from Animal welfare Board of India|
|2017||Social welfare awards||Nari Shakti Award ( Ministry for Women and Child Welfare )|
|1987||Mythili Ennai Kaathali||Mythili||Debut|
|Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu||Noorjahan|
|Unnai Ondru Ketpen||Mohan|
|Oru Iniya Udhayam||Anju|
|Poo Poova Poothirukku||Marry|
|Kavithai Paada Neramillai|
|Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai||Sumathi|
|Pesum Padam||Magician's daughter||Silent film|
|Nalaya Manithan||Prabhu's girlfriend|
|1991||Vaasalil Oru Vennila||Kamal|
|Karpoora Mullai||Maya Vinodini|
|2012||Life Is Beautiful||Amma|
|2014||Manam||Dance Teacher||Cameo appearance|
|Kab Tak Chup Rahungi||Geeta|
|2015||Hamari Adhuri Kahani||Rohini|
|1987||Pushpaka Vimana||Magician's daughter||Silent film|
|1986||Ariyaatha Bandham||Revathy||First Malayalam Film|
|1991||Ente Sooryaputhrikku||Maya Vinodini|
|2017||C/O Saira Banu||Adv. Annie John Tharavadi|
|2021||The Fall into Spring||Neerav's mother||Short film|
|2010||Super Mom||Judge||Tamil||STAR Vijay|
|2014–2015||Uyirmai||Dr. Kavitha Sandeep||Tamil||Zee Tamil|
|2019||High Priestess||Swathi Reddy||Telugu||Zee5|
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- Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. "Amala Akkineni : Behind the glamour of cinema". The Hindu.
- S.B.VIJAYA MARY. "Amala for a fit mind, body". The Hindu.
- "39th Annual Filmfare Malayalam Best Film Actress : santosh : Free Dow…". Archive.is. 8 February 2017. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- "Blue Cross of Hyderabad – The Team". Blue Cross of Hyderabad. 26 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
- S.B. Vijaya Mary. "'I treasure my quiet time': Amala Akkineni". The Hindu.
- T.Lalith Singh. "Respect saniation [sic] workers, Amala Akkineni tells people". The Hindu.
- Subhash K Jha (17 June 2015). "Amala Akkineni on Her Return To Acting". SKJ Bollywood News. Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- SUBHA J RAO. "The measure of a woman". The Hindu.
- "Amala Akkineni, The Person with the Most Beautiful Heart". Hixic. 11 September 2018. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
- "February '13 – Crusading for a cause". RITZ. Archived from the original on 29 August 2015.
- "A day in the life of Amala Akkineni". The Times of India.
- "Amala". Gorantha Deepam. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- Himalayan Academy. "A Kinder Vision". hinduismtoday.com.
- "Amala Akkineni makes comeback with 'Life Is Beautiful'". Retrieved 1 September 2012.
- Digital Native (20 February 2017). "Amala-Manju Warrier starrer 'C/o Saira Banu' ready for release". The News Minute. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "Amala Akkineni to play Sharwanands mother in Dream Warrior Pictures bilingual film". Behindwoods. 4 November 2019.
- "Amala Akkineni roped in for a pivotal role in Sharwanand – Ritu Varma's film - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Amala Akkineni roped in for Sharwanand's next". The New Indian Express.
- "Amala Akkineni thrilled about signing a bilingual after many years, see pic". Hindustan Times. 5 November 2019.
- Subramanian, Anupama (15 November 2019). "Amala returns to Tamil after 28 years". Deccan Chronicle.
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