Aparna Balamurali

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Aparna Balamurali
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Born (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 26)[1]
Alma materGlobal Institute of Architecture, Palakkad
Years active2013—present
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Actress (2022)

Aparna Balamurali (born 11 September 1995) is an Indian actress and playback singer who works mostly in Malayalam and Tamil cinema. She is known for her roles in Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016), Sunday Holiday (2017) and Soorarai Pottru (2020).

Personal life[edit]

Balamurali was born in Thrissur, Kerala, India.[citation needed] She completed her schooling at Devamatha CMI Public School.[2]


Balamurali made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Yathra Thudarunnu (2013) along with Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, directed by Jayan Sivapuram.[3] In 2015, her movie Oru Second Class Yathra was released. She rose to fame with her film named, Maheshinte Prathikaaram in 2016.[4] She also starred in comedy Oru Muthassi Gada (2016).[5] She made her Tamil debut in 8 Thottakkal (2017). She played in Sunday Holiday (2017) and Thrissivaperoor Kliptham (2017). In both films, she is paired opposite Asif Ali.[6] Besides this, she also pursued her career in Music and gave songs like Mounangal Mindumoree, Thennal Nilavinte and Thanthane. Her 2018 releases are Kamuki and B. Tech.[7][8] She has been roped in as the Tamil film's heroine in Sarvam Thaala Mayam (2019) starring G. V. Prakash Kumar.[9] Her subsequent films in Malayalam were Mr. & Ms. Rowdy (2019) and Jeem Boom Bhaa (2019) received with average reviews.[10][11] She presented a convincing performance as Bommi in Suriya starrer Soorarai Pottru (2020) has been getting a lot of accolades for her role.[12] The next Tamil movie was Theethum Nandrum (2021).[13]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes Ref.
2015 Oru Second Class Yathra Amritha Unnikrishnan Malayalam [14]
2016 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Jimsy Augustine Malayalam [15]
Oru Muthassi Gada Alice & Young Leelamma Malayalam Dual role [16]
2017 8 Thottakkal Meera Tamil [17]
Sunday Holiday Anu Malayalam [18]
Sarvopari Palakkaran Anupama Neelakandan Malayalam [19]
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Bhageerati Malayalam [20]
Mayaanadhi Herself Malayalam Special appearance [21]
Yathra Thudarunnu Unnamed Malayalam [22]
2018 Kamuki Achama Varghese Malayalam [23]
B. Tech Priya Malayalam [24]
2019 Allu Ramendran Swathy Malayalam [25]
Sarvam Thaala Mayam Sara Tamil [26]
Mr. & Ms. Rowdy Poornima Malayalam [27]
Jeem Boom Bhaa Muth Malayalam Cameo [28]
2020 Soorarai Pottru Sundari (Bommi) Tamil [29]
2021 Theethum Nandrum Sumathi Tamil [30]
2022 Veetla Vishesham Sowmya Tamil [31]
Nitham Oru Vaanam TBA Tamil Simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu [32]
Aakasham Telugu
UlaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [33]
Untitled film co-starring Karthi Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming [34]
PadminiFilms that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [35]
Sundari GardensFilms that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [36]
Untitled film co-starring Unni Mukundan Films that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [37]
Kaapa Films that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [38]

Other works[edit]

Year Film Language Channel Notes
2016 Mazhayayi Malayalam YouTube Music album
2017 Naadu Malayalam Music album
2020 Paadacharan Malayalam Short film
It's me nature Malayalam Music album
2021 Ila Malayalam Short film
Bin Bulaye Hindi Short film
2022 Puthu Puthu Arthangal Tamil Zee Tamil Serial
Fingertip season 2 Tamil ZEE5 Web series


Year Song Film Co-singer Language
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)
2020 "Kanyamariyame" Kanyamariyame (Music album)
2021 "Veyil Choodum" Veyil Choodum (Music album)
"Ninnil ninnum Njan" Hased (Music album)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film Award Category Result
Oru Second Class Yathra Asiavision Awards New Sensation in Acting (Female) Won
Maheshinte Prathikaaram Mirchi Music Awards South Upcoming Ainger (Female) Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Actress Won
Asianet Film Awards Best Debut Actress Won
Vanitha Film Awards Best Debut Actress Won
North American Film Awards New Sensational Heroine Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Sarvopari Palakkaran Nominated
Sunday Holiday Vanitha Film Awards Best Star Pair (along with Asif Ali) Won
Mazhavil Mango Music Awards Best Duet (with Arvind Venugopal) Won
Red FM Malayalam Music Awards Won
Soorarai Pottru National Film Award Best Actress[39] Won
Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards Best Actress Won
Oxygen Play Awards Hit It Out of the Park (Female) [40] Nominated
SIIMA Awards Best Actress (Critics) Won
Best Actress Nominated
Cinema At Its Best Awards[41] Nominated


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Aparna Balamurali!Fans send out heartfelt wishes for the Kollywood actress". zoomtventertainment.com. 21 September 2020.
  2. ^ അജിത് (12 January 2018). "ഇത് നിങ്ങളറിയാത്ത അപർണ ബാലമുരളി!". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Aparna Balamurali". 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Maheshinte Prathikaram review: Finally, an intelligent comedy".
  5. ^ "Oru Muthassi Gadha Review |". 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Aparna Balamurali is a scribe in her Tamil debut".
  7. ^ "Kamuki Malayalam Movie". 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ "B.Tech (2018) | B.Tech Malayalam Movie | Movie Reviews, Showtimes". 11 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Aparna Balamurali signs Sarvam Thaala Mayam". 30 November 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Mr & Ms Rowdy review:Predictable, but ends up as an average watch".
  11. ^ Rejeesh, K. R. (25 May 2019). "Jeem Boom Bhaa Malayalam Movie Review". Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  12. ^ Rejeesh (25 May 2019). "Jeem Boom Bhaa Malayalam Movie Review". Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  13. ^ Chandar, Bhuvanesh (12 March 2021). "Theethum Nandrum Movie Review: A simple, neatly bound tale about depravity". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  14. ^ Aparna Balamurali is not affected by fame: Vineeth
  15. ^ Soman, Deepa (20 February 2016). "Jimsy is quite like me, says Aparna Balamurali". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ Aparna Balamurali a modern girl in her next
  17. ^ 8 Thottakkal review: A satisfying thriller that could have been trimmed a bit
  18. ^ Sunday Holiday movie review: Aparna Balamurali sparkles in a part-sweet, part-bland film
  19. ^ Sidhardhan, Sanjith (23 June 2017). "Sarvopari Palakkaran's first poster features Anoop Menon and Aparna Balamurali against the backdrop of Kiss of Love - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  20. ^ "ഓട്ടോക്കാരിയായി അപർണ്ണയുടെ കിടിലൻ ഗെറ്റപ്പ്; 'തൃശ്ശിവപേരൂര്‍ ക്ലിപ്ത'ത്തിന്റെ ട്രെയിലർ കാണാം | Aparna Balamurali as auto driver in Thrishivaperoor Kliptham Movie". Vanitha.in. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  21. ^ George, Anjana (16 November 2017). "Aparna Balamurali and Leona in Mayanadhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  22. ^ Why Aparna Balamurali was chosen for Suriya's next
  23. ^ "Kaamuki movie review: Oh Aparna Balamurali, what were you thinking?- Entertainment News, Firstpost". 27 May 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  24. ^ Asif has now become a big brother to me: Aparna Balamurali
  25. ^ "Allu Ramendran Movie Review {3.0/5}: Critic Review of Allu Ramendran by Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  26. ^ Rajendran, Gopinath (30 November 2017). "Aparna Balamurali signs Rajiv Menon's film". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  27. ^ S, Gautham (1 December 2018). "Bold and beautiful". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  28. ^ Jeem Boom Bhaa teaser released
  29. ^ "Aparna Balamurali is paired alongside Suriya in her next". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  30. ^ "Aparna Balamurali's next, Theethum Nandrum". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  31. ^ "This is why Aparna Balamurali agreed to be part of RJ Balaji's Veetla Vishesham - Times of India". The Times of India.
  32. ^ "Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma team up again". The New Indian Express. 8 February 2022.
  33. ^ Aparna Balamurali's Ula is a family drama helmed by Kalki director Praveen Prabharam
  34. ^ Aparna Balamurali to romance Karthi in Muthiah's directorial
  35. ^ Kunchacko Boban and Aparna Balamurali team up for ‘Thinkalazhcha Nischayam’ director’s next
  36. ^ Aparna Balamurali plays a librarian in a love story
  37. ^ Aparna Balamurali, Unni Mukundan to lead in ‘Luca’ director’s next film
  38. ^ "Watch: Prithviraj Sukumaran performing fight sequences for 'Kaapa'". The Times of India. 27 July 2022. Retrieved 28 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  39. ^ "68th National Film Awards | Soorarai Pottru wins Best Film award". The Hindu. 22 July 2022.
  40. ^ "OxygenPlay Awards".
  41. ^ Cinema at its Best [@Cinemaatitsbest] (30 December 2020). "#CAIBAWARDS (2020) #sooraraipotru won 5 Awards Including #BESTACTOR CONGRATS FOR ENTIRE TEAM #SudhaKongara @2D_ENTPVTLTD @Suriya_offl @Aparnabala2 @kaaliactor @gvprakash @nikethbommi @editorsuriya @VickyStunt_dir @jacki_art @_VishnuGovind @valentino_suren t.co/hFPayZoheT" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 31 December 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021 – via Twitter.

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