Gimi George, better known by her stage name Miya George, is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Malayalam films, along with a few Tamil films. She started her career as an actress by playing supporting roles in Soap opera and served as Jury for several television shows.

Miya George
Gimi George
Alma mater
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2010–present
Ashwin Philip
(m. 2020)

She made her film debut by playing short roles in films such as Oru Small Family (2010), Doctor Love (2011) and Ee Adutha Kaalathu (2012). She was selected the Kerala Miss Fitness in 2012 and played her first lead role the same year in the Malayalam film Chettayees.[2]

Early life and education edit

Miya was born in Dombivli, Mumbai as a daughter to George Joseph & Mini George,In A Syro Malabar Catholic family where her father worked as an engineer. Later, at the age of four, she moved to Pala in Kottayam.[3] She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Girls High School, Bharananganam and St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Bharananganam. She completed B.A. degree from Alphonsa College, Palai and her Masters in English Literature at St. Thomas College, Palai.[4][5] She has one elder sister, Gini, who is married to Lijo George and is settled in Bangalore. On 12 September 2020, Miya married businessman Ashwin Philip at St. Mary's Basilica Church, Ernakulam in a simple ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions.[1] They had a son in July 2021.[6]  Her father George Joseph died two months later on 21 September 2021.[7]

Career edit

She started her career by playing supporting roles in the television serials Alphonsamma[citation needed] and Kunjali Marakkar.[8] She wain the films Doctor Love and Ee Adutha Kaalathu.[8] She rose to fame when she was chosen the Kerala Miss Fitness 2012 in a beauty pageant.[9] She made her debut as a heroine through the film Ettekaal Second but the project got a commercial release in the year 2014.[10] Actress Urmila Unni who played Miya's mother in this film suggested her to director Shajoon Kariyal who cast her to play the lead role in his 2012 comedy film Chettayees.[8] She played the wife of the character played by Biju Menon which won her critical acclaim. Miya was then seen in the Mohanlal-starrer Red Wine in which she played the lead opposite Asif Ali.[9] She played the role of an investigative journalist in Jeethu Joseph's Memories which turned out to be a major hit of the year 2013.[11] The same year she appeared as a Christian nun thrown out of the church inVishudhan. In 2014, she appeared in veteran director Joshiy's Salaam Kashmier in which she played the lead role alongside Jayaram and Suresh Gopi and B. Unnikrishnan's Mr. Fraud in which she paired with Mohanlal. She also appeared in Lal Jr.'s psychological thriller Hi I'm Tony in which she paired opposite Asif Ali for the second time, George Varghese's 6B Paradise,[9] and K. N. Sasidharan's Nayana which had her playing the mother of a young girl.[12] She made her debut in Tamil with Jeeva Shankar's Amara Kaaviyam in which she played a character called Karthika.[13] In 2015 she had done 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam.[14]

Filmography edit

  • All films are in Malayalam, unless otherwise noted
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Oru Small Family Manikutty Credited as Gimi George
2011 Doctor Love Ebin's friend
2012 Ee Adutha Kaalathu Shyleja
Navagatharkku Swagatham Elsa
Thiruvambadi Thampan Film actress
Chettayees Merlin First lead role
2013 Red Wine Deepthi
Memories Varsha Varghese
Vishudhan Sophie
2014 Salaam Kashmier Suja/Leena
Ettekaal Second Neethu
Mr. Fraud Saraswathi
Hi I'm Tony Tina
Amara Kaaviyam Karthika Tamil Film
Nayana Swetha
Cousins Ann
2015 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam Ann/Lucia
Indru Netru Naalai Anu Tamil film
Anarkali Dr. Sherin George
2016 Hello Namasthe Anna
Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti Sreekala
Pavada Sinimol
Vetrivel Janani Tamil film
Oru Naal Koothu Lakshmi Tamil film
2017 The Great Father Dr. Susan
Rum Thulasi Tamil film
Yaman Anjana/Agalya Tamil film
Bobby Mariya
Sherlock Toms Shiney Mattummel
Ungarala Rambabu Savithri Telugu film
2018 Ira Karthika/Vaiga Devi
Parole Kathrina
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal Anjali [15]
2019 Pattabhiraman Tanuja Varma
Brother's Day Thaneesha
Driving License Elsa Kuruvila
2020 Al Mallu[16] Gimi Cameo Appearance
2021 Guardian Meera Mohandas IPS OTT Release
2022 Cobra Madhi and Kathir's mother Tamil film
2023 Pranaya Vilasam Meera [17]
The Road Uma Tamil film[18]
2024 Thalavan TBA Post Production[19]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Language Ref.
2024 Jai Mahendran TBA Malayalam Post Production[20]

Television edit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2007-2008 Velankanni Mathavu Mathavu Surya TV tv serial
2009 Ente Alphonsamma Mary Asianet
2010 Kunjali Marakkar Thamburatty Asianet
2010 Viswasthan Green TV telefilm
2011 Alphonsamma Lakshmi kutty Shalom TV tv serial
2012 Sreekrishnan Dancer in title song Surya TV
2012 Bhima Jewels Comedy Festival Host/Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2016 Vishudha Chavara Achan Promo Anchor Flowers tv serial
2017 Malayali Veettamma Mentor Flowers (TV channel) Launch episode
2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet
2018 Katturumbu Judge Flowers
2018 Flowers top singer Judge Flowers
2019 D5 Junior Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2020 Surya Super Jodi No.1 Judge Surya TV
2021 Top singer Star night Judge Flowers
2021/2023 Star Magic Mentor Flowers (TV channel)
2022 Funs Up On A Time 2 Judge Amrita TV
2022 Red Carpet Mentor Amrita TV
2022 Dance Kerala Dance Season 2 Judge Zee Keralam
2023 Drama Juniors Judge Zee Keralam
2023 Ente Amma Superaa Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2023 kidilam Judge Mazhavil Manorama
Music album

Awards and nominations edit

Work Award Category Result
Vishudhan 17th Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Jaycee FoundationAward Special Jury Award Won
Amara Kaaviyam TNSFA Awards 2015 Best Actress- Tamil Won
Behindwoods Gold Medal 2015 Best Actress- Tamil Won
Anarkali Asianet Film Awards 2016 Best Actress Nominated
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress- Malayalam Nominated
Cera Vanitha Film Awards 2016 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Paavada Asianet Film Awards 2017 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Sherlock Toms Asianet Comedy Awards 2017 Best Popular Actress Won
Ira Asianet Film Awards 2019 Best Actress Nominated
Parole Asianet Film Awards 2019 Best Actress Nominated
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal Asianet Film Awards 2019 Best Actress Nominated
Driving Licence 9th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress- Malayalam Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ a b "സിനിമ വിടില്ല, സ്നേഹവും പിന്തുണയും വേണം; മിയ പറയുന്നു". 12 September 2020.
  2. ^ "With Love Miya". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Manorama Online – Home". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Mangalam – Varika 21-Oct-2013". Mangalam Weekly. 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ Pillai, Radhika C (28 August 2014). "I was on cloud nine when Nayanthara complimented me: Mia George". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Miya and Ashwin blessed with a boy baby".
  7. ^ "നടി മിയ ജോര്‍ജ്ജിന്റെ പിതാവ് അന്തരിച്ചു". Mathrubhumi. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "ജിമിയല്ല ഇനി മിയ". Vanitha (in Malayalam): 112, 113. 15–31 December 2012.
  9. ^ a b c Karthikeyan, Shruti (17 December 2012). "Mia opposite Manoj in 6B...". Deccan Chronicle. Kozhikode. p. 25 (Kozhikode Chronicle).
  10. ^ "Underwater song in Ettekaal Second". Sify. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  11. ^ Deepa Gauri (26 December 2013). The best of Malayalam cinema in 2013 Archived 2 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Khaleej Times. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  12. ^ Zachariah, Ammu (19 August 2012). "Gimi is excited to work with Anupam Kher". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Mia heads to Kollywood". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "A thriller Outing". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  15. ^ Sidhardhan, Sanjith (28 January 2018). "Anoop Menon, Miya to star in a triangular love story". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Namitha Pramod, Miya team up for Boban Samuel's Al Mallu". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "'Pranaya Vilasam' release date: Anaswara Rajan starrer to hit the big screens on THIS date". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  18. ^ "Miya George pens a heartfelt note for Trisha". The Times of India. 12 October 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  19. ^ "Second look poster of Asif Ali and Biju Menon's Thalavan is out". Cinema Express. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  20. ^ "Saiju Kurup's Sony LIV series Jai Mahendran gets a release date". Cinema Express. Retrieved 7 January 2024.

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