Manya (actress)

Manya is an Indian actress who mainly acted in Malayalam and Telugu films along with a few Kannada movies. She began her acting career in Telugu cinema. In 2000, she was introduced to Malayalam films by director Lohithadas and acted in Joker opposite Dileep.[3] The success of the movie led to a series of more Malayalam movies films outside her mother language, Telugu.[4]

Manya
Born (1982-10-17) 17 October 1982 (age 38)[1][2]
OccupationActress
Years active1997–2010
Spouse(s)
Vikas Bajpai
(m. 2013)

Personal lifeEdit

Manya born to Prahladan who was a doctor in England and Padmini in Naidu family of Andhra Pradesh, grew up in England and moved to South India at the age of 9. She has a younger sister, Anjana.[5] Manya married Satya Patel on 31 May 2008.[6] Later they got divorced. In 2013 Manya married Vikas Bajpai, they have a daughter born in 2016.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

She started modelling at the age of 14.[citation needed] She soon started acting and went on to act in more than 40 movies in many South Indian languages.[7] She holds a dual degree in maths and statistics, minoring in quantitative finance; she also pursued an MBA from Columbia University.[7] She is currently working as Assistant Vice President in Credit Suisse,New York.[8]

Film awardsEdit

  • 2000: Ballem Venumadhav Best Debut Actress of 1999. Film: Devaa, 1999 (Telugu)
  • 2001: 24th Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress of 2000. Film: Joker, 2000 (Malayalam)
  • 2006: Sun Feast Udaya Film Awards. Best Debut Actress. Film: Varsha, 2005 (Kannada)
  • 2006: Sun Feast Udaya Film Awards. Best Debut Actress. Film: Shastri, 2005 (Kannada)

Other awardsEdit

  • 2002: Drisya Television & Audio Awards: Best Actress (Special Jury) Award : Kanmani, 2002 (Malayalam) (Asianet)

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1989 Swantham Ennu Karuthi Malayalam Child artist
1992 Kizhakke Varum Paattu Tamil Child artist
1997 Swantham Makalkku Snehapoorvam Malayalam Uncredited
1999 Seetharama Raju Suma Telugu Debut
Devaa
Sahasabaludu - Vichitrakoti Gunjala
English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu Gowri
Bachelors Preethi
Sambiah
College
2000 Joker Kamala Malayalam
Love Madhumati Telugu
2001 Sivana Anusha Telugu
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty Kukkoo Kurien Malayalam Choreography also
Rakshasa Rajavu Malathy
One Man Show Dr.Rasiya
2002 Kunjikoonan Priya Lakshmi
Naina Vaanathi Tamil
Ganapathi Mahalakshmi Telugu
Premaku Swagatam Nammi Telugu
2003 Shingari Bolona Anjali Malayalam
Swantham Malavika Malavika
Swapnakoodu Kurjeet
2004 Bramacharulu Ganga Telugu
Tamasha
Dobivala Malayalam
Aparichithan Devi
Udayam Anitha
2005 Varsha Varsha Kannada
Shastri Kanakambari
2006 Shambu Sahana
Belli Betta Easwari
Ambi Pallavi
Suntaragaali Actress Special appearance
Kusthi Divya Tamil
2007 Ee Preethi Onthara Priyanka Kannada
Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal Anjana Menon Malayalam
Enthavaaralaina Telugu
Rakshakan Aswathy Malayalam
2008 Kanal Kannaadi Gerly Fernando Malayalam
2009 Unnai Kann Theduthe Sindhu Tamil
2010 Pathinonnil Vyazham Meenakshi Malayalam

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Language Channel
2002 Kanmani Malayalam Asianet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of Manya". Kerala9.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Manya Profile". metromatinee. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Manya Biography". Filmibeat. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Manya Profile". NowRunning. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "- Malayalam Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  7. ^ a b "The Tango, Bollywood—and a Career in Math". Borough of Manhattan Community College. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  8. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/manya-naidu-bajpai-2513a418/

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