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Parul Yadav is an Indian film actress and producer, who has appeared in South Indian films, primarily in Kannada along with a few Malayalam and Tamil films. She made her acting debut with Tamil film Dreams, starring Dhanush and Diya. With the four upcoming south remakes of the Bollywood film "Queen", Parul is debuting as the Co-Producer for all the four films and also has acted in the Kannada Version 'Butterfly'.

Parul Yadav
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BornJune 5, 1989
ResidenceBangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationFilm Actress, Producer
Years active2000–present

Early Life and CareerEdit

She made her acting debut in the 2004 Tamil film Dreams, starring Dhanush and Diya. She switched over to television with the daily soap-opera Bhagyavidhaata, which has aired on Colors since 2009. This was soon followed by the comedy reality show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala on Star Plus, where she was a participant representing the team Raveena Ke Mohre.

In 2011, she made her Kannada film debut in Shivarajkumar's movie Bandhu Balaga as his sister-in-law. Later, she acted in Govindaya Namaha, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of that year. She played Mumtaz, a Muslim girl falling in love with Govinda, played by Komal Kumar. Her portrayal won her a SIIMA Best Debutant award (2013) and Bangalore Times Best Newcomer Award (2013) and a nomination in the Udaya Film Awards for the best actor category for that year.[1] The song "Pyarge Aagbittaite" featuring her went viral on the internet sites and propelled her stardom.[2] The same pairing in the 2012 film Nandeesha, however, could not continue the success at the box office. Parul Yadav won

Parul's next project was for the multi-starrer film Bachchan, directed by Shashank and starring Sudeep.[3] Yadav then starred in Shivajinagara, produced by Ramu Films. She was paired opposite Duniya Vijay.[4] The movie was a blockbuster having completed 100 days of screening in theatres.

In 2014, Yadav signed for two movies that became landmark projects of her career, Vaastu Prakaara and Uppi 2. She played an advocate in Vaastu Prakaara, which was directed by renowned film-maker Yogaraj Bhat. In Uppi 2, she is seen in a cameo opposite its director Upendra. Her latest release is K. M. Chaitanya's Aatagara, featuring an ensemble cast and Jessie. Her performance in Jessie won her widespread appreciation. Upcoming films of Parul include Seizer and Vijayaditya.[5]

Parul's biggest movie of her career is Killing Veerappan, directed in multiple languages by the talented film-maker Ram Gopal Varma. Killing Veerappan is about the circumstances that led to the killing of dreaded forest brigand Veerappan. Kannada superstar Shiva Rajkumar plays a police officer and Parul is paired with him. Killing Veerappan was also be dubbed and released in Tamil and Telugu.

In January, 2017, Yadav was mauled by stray dogs and was hospitalised with serious injuries.[6]

Next up, Parul will be seen in Butterfly (2018 film), a remake of the hit Bollywood movie Queen (2014 film), directed in four languages by Ramesh Aravind and Neelakanta (director). Besides the lead role, Parul is also the co-producer.[7] Pinkvilla. (6 December 2017).


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Dreams Charu Tamil
2005 Krithyam Sandra Punnoose Malayalam
2008 Bullet Gayathri
2008 Bandhu Balaga Rani kannada
2009 Black Dalia Linda D'Souza
2012 Govindaya Namaha Mumtaz Kannada Best Female Debutant SIIMA - Kannada
Promising Newcomer (Female) - Bangalore Times Film Awards 2012[8]
Glamour Icon of the Year [9]
2012 Nandeesha Sonia
2013 Bachchan Anjali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada. Siima award for best supporting actress_ Kannada santosham award for best supporting actress_Kannada
2013 Shravani Subramanya Benne Special appearance[10]
2014 Shivajinagara Pavithra Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2015 Pulan Visaranai 2 Tamil
2015 Vaastu Prakaara Nirmala Kannada
2015 Uppi 2 Sheela
2015 Aatagara Mallika Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2016 Killing Veerappan Shreya IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) – Kannada
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
SIIMA Award for Best Actress (critics) – Kannada
2016 Jessie Nandini
2018 Seizer
2019 Butterfly  Parvathi Post-production, Also Producer




  1. ^ Parul nominated for Best Actress award. The Times of India. (21 January 2013).
  2. ^ "Parul Yadav's career is booming". Sify.
  3. ^ I had to forego four films for Bachchan says Parul Yadav.
  4. ^ Parul Yadav opposite Duniya Vijay in 'Shivajinagara'!. (21 May 2013).
  5. ^ "Parul Yadav's smartphone app in the making". Sify.
  6. ^ "Kannada actor Parul Yadav savaged by stray dogs, hospitalised with serious injuries. See pics". The Indian Express. 25 January 2017.
  7. ^ [1].
  8. ^ "Bangalore Times Film Awards 2012". timesofindia. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Parul Yadav is 'Glamour Icon of the Year'". Sify. 15 May 2013.
  10. ^ Exclusive Shravani Subramanya. (26 September 2013).
  11. ^ Parul Yadav is 'Glamour Icon of the Year'. (15 May 2013).
  12. ^ [2] (September 4, 2014).
  13. ^ [3]. (January 11, 2017).
  14. ^ Parul Yadav is 'Best Actress of the Year'. (March 30, 2017 11:11 IST).

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