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Kalyani Priyadarshan is an Indian film actress who works in the Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil film industries. She made her acting debut in the 2017 Telugu film Hello for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South and 7th South Indian International Movie Awards.[1][2]

Kalyani Priyadarshan
OccupationActress, art director, production designer
Years active2013–present
Parent(s)Priyadarshan (father)
Lissy (mother)


Early lifeEdit

Kalyani was born to Indian filmmaker Priyadarshan and Malayalam actress Lissy. She is the elder of two children, with a brother Sidharth. Her parents divorced in 2014.[3]

She did her early schooling in Lady Andal, Chennai and later studied in Singapore, where she also worked in theatre groups. After completing her schooling, she got her bachelor's degree in architecture designing from Parsons School of Design, New York City. During this time she also interned in theatre.

Returning to India, she has attended an acting workshop in Adishakti Theatre, Pondicherry.[4][5]


Kalyani began her film career in 2013 as an assistant production designer under Sabu Cyril in the Bollywood film Krrish 3 (2013), and in 2016 she worked as an assistant art director in the Tamil film Iru Mugan (2016).[6] In the following year, she made her acting debut with the Telugu film Hello (2017), opposite Akhil Akkineni. It was directed by Vikram Kumar, a former assistant to Priyadarshan, and produced by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.[7] The film released worldwide on 22 December 2017, and she had received positive response for her performance from critics.[8]



Year Title Role Language Notes
2017 Hello Priya / Junnu Telugu
2019 Chitralahari Lahari
Ranarangam Geetha
Hero   TBA Tamil Filming
2020 Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham   TBA Malayalam Filming


Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Krrish 3 N/A Hindi As assistant production designer
2016 Iru Mugan N/A Tamil As assistant art director

Awards and nominationsEdit

Kalyani Priyadarshan awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Awards won2
Year Award Category Film Result
2016 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South Hello Won
SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress Won


  1. ^ Winners: 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018. Times of India (17 June 2018). Retrieved on 2018-08-14.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Subramani, A. (16 September 2016). "Film director Priyadarshan – actor Lissy divorce formalities complete". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ Kumar, Hemanth (7 January 2018). "Kalyani Priyadarshan on why Hello is the best film that has happened to her career". Firstpost. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Kalyani: Biography of actress". My Star Bio.
  6. ^ James, Anu (18 July 2017). "It's official: Kalyani Priyadarshan to debut opposite Akhil Akkineni in Telugu". International Business Times. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Debut movie with Akhil". The News Minute.
  8. ^ "Kalyani Priyadarshan gets a perfect launch". 123

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