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Priyamani is an Indian actress, who mostly appears in South Indian films. She gained huge popularity with the Tamil film Paruthiveeran, for which she won National Film Award and Tamilnadu State Film Award. She made her Bollywood debut with Mani Ratnam's Raavan. Priyamani's first Telugu film was Evare Atagaadu, since then she was seen in several hit movies. She will be seen in upcoming Kannada and Malayalam films.



Actress Priyamani was born as Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer on 4 June 1984 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. She has completed schooling from Sri Aurobindo Memorial School and Bishop Cotton Women's College in J C Road. During her school days, she participated in extracurricular activities and also in several sports.

She has also completed a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After her education she entered modelling industry.

Personal Profile

Real Name : Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer
Stage Name : Priyamani
Birth Place : Bengaluru, Karnataka
Date of birth : 4 June 1984
Age : 33 years
Height : 5'5"
Spouse : Mustafa Raj
Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Eduation/Qualification : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Religion : Hindu
Nationality : Indian
Occupation : Actress and model


Priyamani was born to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Lathamani Iyer. Her father hails from Palakkad from a Tamil Iyer family, who owns a plantation business. Her mother was a former national badminton player and was also a bank manager at Union bank in Thiruvananthapura.

Priya Vasudev has an elder brother Vishakh, who is also in the plantation business. She is the granddaughter of Carnatic vocalist Kamala Kailas and Hindi film actress Vidya Balan is her cousin.


Priyamani got engaged to Mustafa Raj on 27 May 2016 at her residence in Bengaluru. He is the owner of an event management company. Priyamani and Mustafa tied knot on 23 August 2017 at a register office. They also hosted a grand reception to family and film personalities. The couple met during Indian Premier League season and has fallen in love with each other.


South Indian actress Priyamani has started her acting career with Kollywood film "Kangalal Kaithu Sei" alongside actor Vaseegaran. Later, she moved on to Malayalam and Telugu films. She made her Telugu debut in "Evare Atagaadu". She has made her Tamil comeback with superhit movie "Paruthiveeran".

In 2010, she was subsequently signed by director Mani Ratnam for his bilingual film Raavanan and Raavan in Tamil & Hindi respectively. She appeared in an item number in the Bollywood film Chennai Express.


National Film Award for Best Actress (2006) - Paruthiveeran - Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress (2006) - Paruthiveeran
Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil (2007) - Paruthiveeran
Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam (2008) - Thirakkatha
Sandalwood Star Award for Best Supporting Actress (2011) - Vishnuvardhana
Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Kannada (2012) - Chaarulatha


2003 Ullam (Tamil)
2003 Evare Atagaadu
2004 Satyam (Malayalam)
2006 Pellaina Kothalo
2007 Toss
2007 Yamadonga
2007 Nava Vasantham
2008 Hare Ram
2008 King
2009 Drona
2009 Pravarakhyudu
2010 Shambo Shiva Shambo
2011 Kshetram
2013 Chandee
2016 Mana Oori Ramayanam
2017 Chowka

Upcoming Movies

2017 Angulika
2017 Vyuha
2017 Kamini
2017 Dwaja
Yes Iam
Painting Life
Grandmaster 2

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