The former fashion model, 5' 5" tall sexy south indian actress, Priyamani was born on June 4, 1984 in Palakkad, Kerala to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Latha Mani Iyer. Though she was born in Kerala, she was brought up in Bangalore and was a hyperactive student in her school. Priyamani prior to her movie debut has modeled for Lakshmi silks, Kancheepuram silks, and Erode silks. Soon after completing her 12th standard Priyamani through her modeling photo shoots attracted the attention of the industry people including ace director Bharathiraja.

The dusky actress Priyamani was the find of legendary director Bharathiraja, who gave Priyamani her break in movies with "Kangalal Kaithu Sei". Priyamani later made her debut in Malayalam with "Satyam" and her debut in Tollywood was marked with "Evare Atagaadu".Priyamani’s six years of struggle in the film industry down south is reaping fruits. The doe-eyed dusky beauty Priyamani picked up the strings of successes and went on to act in several movies in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.

She is a wonderful actress who won accolades and honors for her performances in several movies. She won prestigious the National Film Award, for Best Actress (2006) for her role in film Paruthiveeran . Priyamani also won Tamil Nadu government award for Best actress for the same movie. The film was a huge hit commercially, it has completed a 300 day run in Dec 2007. Priyamani has made it to the wishlist of many producers and directors after winning the coveted National Award and Filmfare award (south) for her superb performance.

Priyamani has a great craze for acting and her favorite actors include Mammooty, Mohanlal and Dilip.

There were rumours about the relation between Priyamani and actor Raja. They worked together in telugu movie Toss. After few public appearances this grapevine got strengthened . But actresss Priyamani has denied these reports as fiction and gossip, she cliams it to be just good friendship..!!


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