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Priyamani (Actress) – Age, Biography, Family, Career and more.




Priyamani’s Brief Intro

Priyamani is a talented Indian actress as well as a former model. She mostly works in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil as well as in Hindi-language films. To know more about her just read till the end.

Priyamani’s Wiki

Real NamePriya Vasudev Mani Iyer
Nick NamePillu
Birthdate4 June 1984
Age as of 202238 years
BirthplaceBengaluru, India
Zodiac SignGemini

Priyamani’s Physical Appearance

Height5’6″ (Approx.)
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

Priyamani’s Educational Details

School NameBengaluru’s Sri Aurobindo Memorial School
College Name Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College
Educational QualificationGraduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

When she was in school time, she was a good dancer as well as good at sports. Priyamani also used to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Priyamani’s Family Details

Priyamani took birth in a South Indian Hindu Family.

Father’s NameVasudeva Mani Iyer
Mother’s NameLatha Mani Iyer
SiblingsBrother – Vishakh

Her father is an entrepreneur, he owns a plantation business. Whereas her mother is a former National Badminton player, she also works as a bank manager at the Union Bank of India. If we talk about her brother, then her brother is also an entrepreneur. Priyamani is the second cousin of Vidya Balan.

If we talk about Priyamani’s relationship status, then she is married to Mustafa Raj. But before marriage, she dated Prithiviraj, who was her co-star in the film ‘Raavanan’. Then she dated Jagapthi Babu, a south star.

Then, she meet Mustafa Raj and they both gets engaged on 27 May 2016. Mustafa is the owner of an event management company. This couple tied the knot and took vows on 23 August 2017.


Priyamani started doing modelling from school times only. She does modelling for print advertisements and for brands like Kancheepuram silks, Erode Silks and Lakshmi Skill. After that, the Tamil Film Director named Bharathiraja, introduced her to the film industry when she was in 12th standard only.

She started her acting career with a Telugu film named ‘Evare Atagaadu’ in 2003. Then, she made her debut in the Malayalam Film Industry, with a film named Sathyam. This film was a flop.

She also made her debut in Tamil in 2004 with the film name ‘Kangalal Kaidhu Sei’. Then, she started with the Telugu films in 2006, with the film ‘Pellaina Kothalo’. This film was a super hit and from this film, she got 3 other films offered. She came into the limelight with the film named ‘Paruthiveeran’, in which she played the role of ‘Muthazhagu’. She has also made appearances in many films.

Priyamani also made her debut in Kannada films in 2009 with the film named ‘Raam’. Then, she appeared in the film named ‘Raavan’, which is a Bollywood film. She also appeared in Bollywood famous film named ‘Chennai Express.

Apart from films, she has got a chance to become a judge in various dance reality shows named ‘D 4 Dance’ and many others. She also gets featured in Amazon Prime’s Web Series named ‘The Family Man’ in 2019. Also, she gets featured on the covers of various magazines like ‘Wedding Life Magazine’, ‘Just For Women Magazine’ and many more. She has also walked the raps for many fashion designers like Nick Roshan.

Some Controversies

  • The Hyderabad media created a fabricated Scandal’ in 2012, between Priya and Sachiin Joshi, who is an Aazaan Actor. Sachiin teased Priyamani in the ‘Allegedly Inebriated’ state after the match, at a party.
  • When Priyamani shared her engagement news with her fans and well-wishers on Twitter in 2016. She was expecting blessings and good wishes from everyone but she received lots of criticism as well as nasty comments about her finance and family.
  • Priyamani attracts controversy for her remarks over a rape case in May 2016. Those people rape and murder Jisha, who is a Government Law college student in Ernakulam. This case shocked the entire nation and many celebrities voiced their dissent over the recurrence of such an incident. Priyamani also took the help of Twitter and shares her agony.
  • Mustafa’s first wife named ‘Ayesha’ delivered a statement in July 2021, in which she alleged that Priyamani’s marriage is not valid.


  • In 2006, she won National Film Award for Best Actress for her film named Paruthiveeran.
  • In 2006, she won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the film Paruthiveeran.
  • She won Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Tamil and Vijay Award for best actress for the film Paruthiveeran in 2007.
  • In 2008, she won Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Thirakkatha.
  • She won the Sandalwood Star award for best-supporting actress for the film ‘Vishnuvardhana in 2011.
  • In 2012, she won Filmfare Award South for best actress- Kannada and SIIMA award for best actress and also Suvarna Film Award for best actress for the film Chaarulatha.
  • She won Asiavision Telivision Award for best celebrity judge for the show ‘D2-D 4 Dance’ and also for ‘D3- D 4 Dance’ in 2015.
  • In 2018, she won TSR TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress – Kannada for the film ‘Dwaja’.

Favourite Things

FoodChicken Biryani
Deserts Ice Creams,
ActorKamal Haasan
Director Mani Ratnam

Some Unknown Facts

  • She is a Non-vegetarian.
  • Dancing and listening to music are her hobbies.
  • She grew up playing Cricket as well as Hide and Seek with boys as there were no girls of her age in her society.
  • She is an animal lover.

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