Amala - Profiles of Cine Artist

Amala Akkineni is an Indian film actress and Animal welfare activist. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. Amala made her debut in a Tamil film titled Mythili Yennai Kadali directed by T. Rajendar, which was a big box office hit. Winning overnight fame, she charmed cinegoers in a flurry of fifty films. She acted in a number of Tamil movies. Her performance in Pushpak and Agni Natchathiram (dubbed in Telugu as Gharshana) are unforgettable. She acted with her husband in hits like Nirnayam and Shiva. The latter was a mega blockbuster and brought her wider fame and recognition.

She acted with iconic actors like Rajinikanth, Mohan Lal,Kamal Hassan, Mammootty, Prabhu, Mohan, Satya Raj(with whom gossips about her relationship) in Tamil,Kumar Bangarappa and V. Ravichandran in Kannada,Mohan Lal,Suresh Gopi in Malayalam and Nagarjuna, Venkatesh,Rajashekar and Chiranjeevi in Telugu among several others. Her Hindi co-stars were Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Khanna and Aditya Pancholi. She worked with veteran directors like Bharathiraja, Maniratnam and Ram Gopal Varma.

She is the step-mother of actor Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, and is also related to actors Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sumanth Yarlagadda, Sushanth. Amala is the founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organization (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights. She is a vegan and an environmentalist. She also teaches Yoga for women, and actively promotes communal harmony. She has a son named Akhil Akkineni.

Nagarjuna's wife Amala is causing a lot of problems to a Tamil actress by name Amala Paul.
When Amala Paul is sending resumes to directors, they are mistaking her to be the wife of Nagarjuna. So once and for all she decided to change her name. Since there is an actress by that name already, there is a lot of confusion, the actress seems to have felt. Following this, director Samy, who is directing Amala in the film Sindhu Samaveli has changed her name to Anaka. Amala is reportedly happy that she has got a unique name and says that the name change is not concerned with astrology or numerology.

She is none other than Amala Akkineni and after having been off the screen for quite a while, she is now making a comeback. There is news that Amala will be seen as the judge for a reality show in the MAA channel and this is a very interesting concept which has a noble cause in it.

The show is titled ‘Oka Chinna Marpu’ and this revolves around ten contestants who will take up tasks of cleaning up their neighborhood and creating a new environment. This is more of protecting the nature and Amala would be deciding the top three winners from the contestants.

Films Acted

Mythili Ennai Kathali
Kodai Mazhai
Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu
Panneer Nathigal
Kanne Kaniyamuthe
Oru Iniya Udhayam
Unnai Ondru Ketpen
Poopoova Poothirukku
Koottu Puzhukkal
Vedham Pudhithu
Kavithai Pada Neramillai
Idhu Oru Thodarkathai
Agni Natchathiram
Kodi Parakuthu
Pesum Padam
Nalaya Manithan
Uthama Purushan
Vetri Vizha
Pudhu Padagan
Mounam Sammadham
Vaasalile Oru Vennila
Karpura Mullai
Kirai Dada
Raktha Tilakam
Chinna Babu
Raja Vikramarka
Prema Yuddham
Aggi Ramudu
Kab Tak Chupe Rahungi
Ente Sooryaputhrikku
Bannada Gejje
Ksheera Saagara
Belliyappa Bangarappa

Family Background

Amala was born on September 12, 1968 in West Bengal to an Irish mother and Bengali father. She has an elder brother and sister. She moved with her family to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh as a kid when her navy officer father was stationed there. After attending Catholic school with middling success she switched to Kalakshetra, Chennai where she trained in Bharatnatyam. She is married to Telugu movie actor Nagarjuna. She is also one of the prominent animal rights activists of India.