Anupama Parameswaran

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Anupama Parameswaran
Born (1996-02-21) 21 February 1996 (age 26)
Alma materCMS College Kottayam
Years active2015–present

Anupama Parameswaran (born 18 February 1996) is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Telugu films.[1][2] She rose to fame with her debut film Premam (2015) in Malayalam. She later went onto star in films such as A Aa (2016), Sathamanam Bhavati (2017), Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017), Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018), Natasaarvabhowma (2019), Rakshasudu (2019), and Karthikeya 2 (2022).

Early life and education[edit]

Anupama was born on 18 February 1996 in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur district, Kerala to Parameswaran Erekkath and Sunitha Parameswaran. She has a younger brother Akshay.[3][4] She attended CMS College Kottayam, Kerala where she majored in Communicative English until she discontinued college to pursue acting.[5]


Anupama debuted with Premam alongside Nivin Pauly, which was a commercial success.[6][7] She then had a cameo in James & Alice, a Malayalam film. Later she forayed into Telugu films with a handful of projects including A Aa, where she played a lead role along with Nithiin and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.[8][9] She then was in the Telugu remake of Premam.[10][11] Her next film was Kodi, her debut in Tamil cinema, in which she had the lead role opposite Dhanush.[12] She also acted alongside Sharwanand in the Telugu film Shatamanam Bhavati which was released in January 2017,[13] followed by Jomonte Suvisheshangal in Malayalam alongside Dulquer Salmaan released in the same month. After Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi opposite Ram Pothineni, she worked on Merlapaka Gandhi's Krishnarjuna Yudham opposite Nani and A. Karunakaran's Tej I Love You opposite Sai Dharam Tej.[14] She was again paired alongside Ram Pothineni in Hello Guru Prema Kosame. In 2019, Anupama debuted with Natasaarvabhowma in Kannada cinema alongside Puneeth Rajkumar.[15] She then appeared in Telugu film Rakshasudu.[16] In 2021, she was paired opposite Atharvaa in Tamil film Thalli Pogathey.[17] In 2022, she was paired opposite debutant Ashish in Telugu film Rowdy Boys.[18] Her second Telugu film in the same year was in Karthikeya 2, which served as a sequel to Karthikeya (2014).[19]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2015 Premam Mary George Malayalam [20]
2016 James & Alice Isabel / Pinky Cameo appearance
A Aa Nagavalli "Valli" Telugu [21]
Premam Suma [23]
Kodi Malathi Tamil [24]
2017 Sathamanam Bhavati Nithya Telugu [25]
Jomonte Suvisheshangal Catherine Malayalam
Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Maha Lakshmi "Maha" Telugu [26]
2018 Krishnarjuna Yudham Subba Lakshmi
Tej I Love You Nandini
Hello Guru Prema Kosame Anupama "Anu" [27]
2019 Natasaarvabhowma Shruthi Kannada [28]
Rakshasudu Krishnaveni Telugu [16]
2020 Maniyarayile Ashokan Shyama Malayalam Also assistant director [29]
2021 Kurup Sicily Cameo appearance [31]
Thalli Pogathey Pallavi Tamil [17]
2022 Rowdy Boys Kavya Telugu [18]
Ante Sundaraniki Soumya Extended cameo [32]
Karthikeya 2 Mugda [19]
18 Pages Films that have not yet been released Nandini Filming [33]
Butterfly Films that have not yet been released Geetha Filming [34]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2021 Freedom @ Midnight Chandra Malayalam Short film by RJ Shaan [35]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Anupama Parameswaran awards and nominations
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2016 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face of the Year – Female Premam Nominated
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Malayalam Nominated [36]
2017 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress (Telugu) Nominated [37]
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Won [38]
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Kodi Nominated [39]
Best Supporting Actress – Telugu A Aa Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Telugu Girl Next Door Won [40]
Debutant of the Year Nominated
Entertainer of the Year – Female Sathamanam Bhavati and Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Nominated [42]
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress - Kannada Natasaarvabhowma Nominated
Best Actress - Malayalam Maniyarayile Ashokan Nominated


  1. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran shares her favourite scene with late Puneeth Rajkumar; says, "Appu sir, meet you on the other side"". The Times of India. 1 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Kurup: Tovino Thomas says 'Chacko was destined' to be played by him, Dulquer Salman calls it 'mother of all cameos'". The Indian Express. 16 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  3. ^ Balach, Logesh (18 February 2021). "Anupama Parameswaran turns 25, fans wish her happy birthday". India Today. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ Yellapantula, Suhas (31 August 2020). "This Onam, I wish that we can all be free of Covid-19 soon: Anupama Parameswaran". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ "' I won't do anything out of my comfort zone'". Times of India. 10 October 2015. Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Premam fever in Tamil Nadu: Movie completes 224 days; Nivin Pauly watches film with Chennai fans". International Business Times. India. 8 January 2016. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Unstoppable 'Premam' extends its run in Chennai". Manorama Online. 13 January 2016. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Trivikram-Nithiin-Samantha's Film Titled 'A.. Aa': 'Premam' Star Anupama to Play 2nd Heroine". International Business Times. India. 10 September 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015.
  9. ^ "'Premam' heroine Anupama Parameshwaran signs another Telugu film". Daily News and Analysis. India: Diligent Media Corporation. 18 March 2016. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016.
  10. ^ "First look of Naga Chaitanya in Telugu remake of 'Premam'". Daily News and Analysis. India: Diligent Media Corporation. 19 February 2016. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Anupama in a naadan avatar in Premam remake". The Times of India. 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Shaamlee out, Anupama bags role in Dhanush's Kodi". Deccan Chronicle. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran teams up with Sharwanand in Shatamanam Bhavati". Indian Express. 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ "'Tej I Love You' star Anupama talks about Sai Dharam and Trivikram". Times of India. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran's Kannada debut 'Natasaarvabhowma' a hit". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Watch Anupama Parameswaran in 'Ratsasan' remake poster". Malayala Manorama. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  17. ^ a b Karki, Tripti (19 February 2020). "Anupama Parameswaran and Atharvaa Murali's film titled Thalli Pogathey, see first look". India TV. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Rowdy Boys Teaser: Campus drama ft Ashish, Anupama".
  19. ^ a b "Anupama Parameswaran joins Nikhil Siddhartha's Karthikeya 2, watch video". The Indian Express. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Nivin Pauly's heroine in Premam - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran moving to Telugu film industry". Archived from the original on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Anupama Parameshwaran makes Tollywood debut". moviemint. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Anupama gears up for 'Premam' remake launch". Malayala Manorama. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  24. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran replaces Shamlee in Dhanush's 'Kodi'". The Indian Express. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 14 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Nithya from Sathamanam Bhavati". The Times of India. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "It is 'Vunnadi Okate Zindagi' for Ram Pothineni!". The Times of India. India. 30 July 2017. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  27. ^ CH, Murali Krishna (19 October 2018). "'Hello Guru Prema Kosame' review: A thin and predictable love story". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  28. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (7 February 2019). "Natasaarvabhowma Review {3/5}: Watch this film if you want a film that has the commercial elements in place, but also has a little twist". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  29. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran turns assistant director". The New Indian Express. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  30. ^ "Gregory and Anupama Parameswaran in 'Maniyarayile Ashokan'". Sify. 2 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  31. ^ ANI (11 November 2021). "Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kurup to open across 1500+ screens worldwide tomorrow". ThePrint. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  32. ^ "Ante Sundaraniki Review: Emotional yet entertaining". Hans India (in Telugu). 10 June 2022. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  33. ^ "Despite rains, Nikhil starts shooting". Deccan Chronicle. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  34. ^ "Butterfly teaser: Anupama Parameswaran starrer seems like an edge-of-the-seat thriller". The Times of India. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  35. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (2 February 2021). "Anupama Parameswaran on the kind of discussion Malayalam short film 'Freedom@Midnight' is generating". The Hindu.
  36. ^ "SIIMA Awards Malayalam 2016 Nominations and Winners". Scooptimes. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  37. ^ "SIIMA Nominations: Theri, Janatha Garage, Maheshinte Prathikaram and Kirik Party lead". Indian Express. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  38. ^ "IIFA Utsavam 2017: Here is the list of winners and photos". International Business Times. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  39. ^ "64th Filmfare South Awards 2017: Here's Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tamil nomination lists". International Business Times. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  40. ^ "Zee Cinemalu Awards". Zee Cinemalu. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  41. ^ "Zee Cinemalu Award Results". Zee Cinemalu. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  42. ^ "Zee Telugu Golden Awards 2017 nomination list: Baahubali 2 gets highest nods, will Prabhas get an award?". International Business Times. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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