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(1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 27)
Years active2001–present
(m. 2017)

Amulya (born Moulya on 14 September 1993) is an Indian film actress who appears in Kannada films. She made her debut as a child artist in the early 2000s and appeared in a lead role in 2007 with Cheluvina Chittara. She is best known for her roles in the commercially successful films Chaitrada Chandrama (2008), Naanu Nanna Kanasu (2010) and Shravani Subramanya (2013). [1]

Early life[edit]

Amulya was born 14 September 1993 as Moulya in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Her father worked as a head clerk in Seshadripuram main college till he died in 2009.[2] Her mother, Jayalaksmi, is a housewife who Amulya resides with, in Bangalore. She has an older brother, Deepak Aras, who directed her 2011 film Manasology.[3] Her first appearance on-screen came as a six-year-old in a Kannada television soap opera, Supta Manasina Sapta Swaragalu. She describes her childhood as a "busy" one, having involved herself in sports and music alongside academics. While in school, she trained as Bharatanatyam dancer and has obtained a green belt in Karate.[4] She completed her pre-university course in commerce from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. In 2014, she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) degree, from the same college.[5][6]


Amulya made her debut in films as a child artist in the 2001 Kannada film Parva that had Vishnuvardhan playing the lead role. Her debut as a lead actress came in the 2007 film Cheluvina Chittara opposite Ganesh which was successful at the box-office. She then appeared in Chaitrada Chandrama, Premism, Naanu Nanna Kanasu and Manasology which did moderate business or failed at the box-office. But, Amulya's performances received critical acclaim.[7][8] After a two-year hiatus, she appeared in the 2013 hit film Shravani Subramanya opposite Ganesh with her performance receiving appreciation from critics.[9][10] In the same year, she was given the title 'Golden Queen' by her co-star of Shravani Subramanya, Ganesh.[11] Her performance in the film won her, her first Filmfare Award, the award for Best Actress.[12] In her only release of 2014, Amulya played Meera in Gajakesari, as the love interest of the character played by Yash.

Amulya's first film in 2015, Khushi Khushiyagi, saw her being paired opposite Ganesh for the third time. Critics praised her performance as Nandini; G. S. Kumar of The Times of India wrote, "Shades of 'Shravani Subramanya' are visible in Amulya's role, who essays a stellar role..."[13] In Male, she was cast in tomboyish role as Varsha, and was paired opposite Prem Kumar.[14] In her second release of the year, a romance-drama, Ram-Leela, she played Chandrakala, the sister of a don, and the love interest of Chiranjeevi Sarja. The film received mixed response from critics.[15] In her first release of 2016, Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole, she portrayed "a meaty character that allows to ride a Bullet". As Kushi, she was paired opposite Suraj (played by Suraj Gowda), in the family drama-romance film, who she ends up marrying confronting certain familial issues and upon the wishes of their respective parents. The Times of India called her performance a "versatile" one.[16]

In February 2016, The New Indian Express reported that Amulya was approached by the makers of Mass Leader to play the role of Shiva Rajkumar's sister. It is to be directed by Sahana Murthy.[17] She also confirmed signing Nagashekar's Maasti Gudi that would see her playing the female lead opposite Duniya Vijay.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Amulya married Jagadish in 2017.[19]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Parva Child artist
2003 Chandu Child artist
2003 Laali Haadu Child artist
2005 Maharaaja Child artist
2006 Mandya Child artist
2006 Kallarali Hoovagi Child artist
2006 Tananam Tananam Child artist
2006 Thimma Child artist
2006 Namma Basava Child artist
2006 Sajni Vikram's sister Child artist
2007 Cheluvina Chittara Aishwarya "Aisu" Debut as lead actress[20]
Udaya Award for Best Actress
2008 Chaitrada Chandrama Ammu
2010 Premism Amoolya D'Souza
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu Kanasu
2011 Manasology Sihi
2013 Shravani Subramanya Shravani Filmfare Award for Best Actress
SIIMA Award for Best Actress
2014 Gajakesari Meera
2015 Khushi Khushiyagi Nandini
2015 Male Varsha
2015 Ram-Leela Chandrakala
2016 Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Kushi
2016 Krishna-Rukku Rukmini
2017 Masti Gudi Bhavya
2017 Mugulu Nage Cameo appearance


  1. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (7 March 2017). "Amulya to tie knot in May". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Amoolya shocked by her father's death". 9 November 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Amoolya's brother Deepak is a director". The Times of India. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ Amulya (13 May 2014). NANU NANNA CINEMA WITH AMULYA SEG01 (in Kannada). India: Samaya News.
  5. ^ "'If fans want to see me in glamorous roles, I will do them'". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  6. ^ "People in Sandalwood respect me for the work I have done: Amulya". The Times of India. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Amoolya steals the show in 'Premism'". 2 April 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Yet another golden opportunity!". Deccan Chronicle. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Beauty of simple pleasures". Deccan Herald. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Shravani Subramanya review". The Times of India. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Amulya is now Golden Queen Amulya". The Times of India. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Prem and Amulya: Kannada's best at Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  13. ^ Kumar G. S. (3 January 2015). "Khushi Khushiyagi Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  14. ^ Desai, Dhwani (7 August 2015). "Prem and Amulya to win another Filmfare Award?". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  15. ^ Sharadhaa, A. "Ramleela Sticks To The Original Like Glue". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  16. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (10 January 2016). "Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Movie Review". Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  17. ^ Sharadhaa, A. (11 January 2016). "Amulya the New On-screen Sister for Shivanna". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Amulya First Heroine of Maasti Gudi". The New Indian Express. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  19. ^ Amulya marries Jagadish. Indian Express. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Amoolya is back in action". GM MIND HACKS. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.

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