Aparna Balamurali

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Aparna Balamurali
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Aparna in 2018
Born (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 25) [1]
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Alma materGlobal Institute of Architecture, Palakkad
Devamatha CMI Public School
Occupation
Years active2015—present
Known for Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Soorarai Pottru
Parent(s)
  • K. P. Balamurali
  • Sobha Balamurali
Relatives K. P. Udayabhanu (great-uncle)

Aparna Kishok Balamurali (born 11 September 1995) is an Indian film actress and playback singer who works predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil cinema. She is known for her roles of Jimsy in Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016), Anu in Sunday Holiday (2017) and Sundari (Bommi) in Soorarai Pottru (2020), opposite Suriya. [2]

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Personal life

Balamurali comes from Thrissur in Kerala, India. [3] She was born to K. P. Balamurali and Sobha Balamurali. [4] Her father is a music director who has composed several musical albums, and her mother is a lawyer who has also worked as a playback singer in some Malayalam films. The singer-composer K. P. Udayabhanu is her paternal great-uncle.

Balamurali is trained in Indian classical music and classical dance styles such as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, and Kuchipudi. She was studying architecture at the Global Institute of Architecture in Palakkad when she began her acting career.

Filmography

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YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
2013Yathra ThudarunnuDaughter Malayalam
2015 Oru Second Class Yathra Amritha Unnikrishnan
2016 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Jimsy Augustine
Oru Muthassi Gada Alice & Young Leelamma
2017 8 Thottakkal Meera Tamil
Sunday Holiday AnuMalayalam
Sarvopari Palakkaran Anupama Neelakandan
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Bhageerati
Mayaanadhi Herself
2018 Kamuki Achama Varghese
B. Tech Priya
2019 Allu Ramendran Swathy
Sarvam Thaala Mayam SaraTamil
Mr. & Ms. Rowdy PoornimaMalayalam
Jeem Boom Bhaa Chaachante Muth
2020 Soorarai Pottru Sundari (Bommi)Tamil
2021 Theethum Nandrum Sumathi
UlaDagger-14-plain.pngTBAMalayalamPre-production [5]

Discography

YearSongFilmCo-singerLanguage
2016"Mounangal Mindumoree" Maheshinte Prathikaaram Vijay Yesudas Malayalam
"Thennal Nilavinte" Oru Muthassi Gadha Vineeth Sreenivasan
"Vinnil Theliyum Meghame" Pa Va Vijay Yesudas
2017"Mannippaya Ena Ketkadhe" 8 Thottakkal Udhay Kannan Tamil
"Mazha Paadum" Sunday Holiday Arvind Venugopal Malayalam
"Thanthane"Naadu (Music Album)

Awards and nominations

FilmAwardCategoryResult
Oru Second Class Yathra Asiavision Awards New sensation in Acting (Female)Won
Maheshinte Prathikaaram Mirchi Music Awards South Upcoming singer (Female)Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Asianet Film Awards Best Debut actressWon
Vanitha Film Awards Best actress DebutWon
North American Film AwardsNew sensational heroineWon
Asianet Comedy Awards Best ActressWon
Sarvopari Palakkaran Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Sunday Holiday Vanitha Film Awards Best Star Pair (along with Asif Ali)Won
Mazhavil Mango Music AwardsBest Duet (with Arvind Venugopal)

(for "Mazha Paadum")

Won
Red FM Malayalam Music AwardsNominated
Soorarai Pottru JWF Movie AwardsBest Actress in a Lead roleWon
Behindwoods Digital AwardsBest ActressWon
Oxygen Play AwardsHit It Out of the Park (Female) [6] Nominated
Cinema At Its Best Awards [7] Best ActressNominated

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References

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  2. "Suriya's next titled Soorarai Pottru". The Indian Express. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
    - Sony Music South (22 July 2020). Soorarai Pottru – Kaattu Payale Video Promo – Suriya, Aparna – G.V. Prakash Kumar – Sudha Kongara (Video). Event occurs at 0:13.
  3. അജിത് (12 January 2018). "ഇത് നിങ്ങളറിയാത്ത അപർണ ബാലമുരളി!". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
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  6. https://www.oneplus.in/event/oxygenplay-awards
  7. https://twitter.com/Cinemaatitsbest/status/1344278599520587776/photo/1