Dombivli, Mumbai, India
|Residence||Pala, Kottayam, Kerala, India|
Alphonsa College, Pala|
St. Thomas College, Pala
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer|
Gimi George, better known by her stage name Miya, is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Malayalam Cinema. She started her career as an actress by playing supporting roles in television shows. She made her film debut by playing short roles in the films Doctor Love and Ee Adutha Kaalathu. She was selected the Kerala Miss Fitness in 2012 and played her first lead role the same year in the Malayalam film Chettayees.
Early life and education
Miya was born in 1992 as the second daughter of George and Mini in a Malayali Christian family at Dombivili in Mumbai, Maharashtra, where her father worked as an engineer. Later, at the age of five, she moved to Palai in Kottayam. She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Girls High School, Bharananganam and St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Bharananganam. She completed B.A. degree from Pala Alphonsa College and her Masters in English Literature at St. Thomas College, Pala. She has one elder sister, Gini, who is married to Lijo George and was settled in Bahrain.
She started her career by playing supporting roles in the television serials Alphonsamma and Kunjali Marakkar. She wain the films Doctor Love and Ee Adutha Kaalathu. She rose to fame when she was chosen the Kerala Miss Fitness 2012 in a beauty pageant. She made her debut as a heroine through the film Ettekaal Second but the project got a commercial release in the year 2014. Actress Urmila Unni who played Miya's mother in this film suggested her to director Shajoon Kariyal who cast her to play the lead role in his 2012 comedy film Chettayees. She played the wife of the character played by Biju Menon which won her critical acclaim. Miya was then seen in the Mohanlal-starrer Red Wine in which she played the lead opposite Asif Ali. She played the role of an investigative journalist in Jeethu Joseph's Memories which turned out to be a major hit of the year 2013. Same year she appeared as a Christian nun thrown out of the church on the charge of having an illicit affair with a priest, in Vishudhan. In 2014, she appeared in veteran director Joshiy's Salaam Kashmier in which she played the lead role alongside Jayaram and Suresh Gopi and B. Unnikrishnan's Mr. Fraud in which she paired with Mohanlal. She also appeared in Lal Jr.'s psychological thriller Hi I'm Tony in which she paired opposite Asif Ali for the second time, George Varghese's 6B Paradise, and K. N. Sasidharan's Nayana which had her playing the mother of a young girl. She made her debut in Tamil with Jeeva Shankar's Amara Kaaviyam in which she played a character called Karthika. In 2015 she had done 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2010||Oru Small Family||Manikutty||Malayalam||Credited as Gimi George|
|2011||Doctor Love||Ebin's friend||Malayalam|
|2012||Ee Adutha Kaalathu||Shyleja||Malayalam|
|Navagatharkku Swagatham||Elsa||Malayalam||First lead role|
|Hi I'm Tony||Tina||Malayalam|
|2015||32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam||Ann/Lucia||Malayalam|
|Indru Netru Naalai||Anu||Tamil|
|Make a wish||Jesica||Malayalam||Short film|
|Anarkali||Dr. Sherin George||Malayalam|
|Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti||Sreekala||Malayalam|
|Oru Naal Koothu||Lakshmi||Tamil|
|2017||The Great Father||Dr. Susan||Malayalam|
|Sherlock Toms||Shiney Mattummel||Malayalam|
|Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal||Anjali||Malayalam|
|Oru Kuttanaadan Blog||TBA||Malayalam||Filming|
|Untitled M Padmakumar movie||TBA||Malayalam||Pre-Production|
Awards and nominations
- TNSFA 2015 - Best Actress Tamil - Amara Kaaviyam
- 3rd Anand TV film awards -Most Popular actress - Various films
- Asianet Comedy Awards 2017 - Most Popular Actress - Various films
- Behindwoods Gold Medal 2015 for Best Actress Tamil -Amara Kaaviyam
- 11th Ramu Kariat Awards Youth Icon of the year Award-2015 - Various Films
- Asianet Film Awards 2014 :Best Character Actor (female) - Vishudhan
- Asianet Film Awards 2016 :Best Character Actor (female) - Anarkali
- SIIMA Awards 2016 - Best supporting actress Malayalam - Anarkali
- Cera Vanitha Film Awards 2016 Best Actress in a Supporting role(female) - Anarkali
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam - Anarkali
- Asianet Film Awards 2017 Best Actress in a Supporting role - Pavada
- Sreekrishnan (Surya TV)
- Alphonsamma ( Asianet )
- Kunjali Marakkar ( Asianet )
- Velankanni Mathavu ( Surya TV )
- Malayali Veettamma (Flowers (TV channel)
- Comedy Stars season 2 (Asianet)
- Final Over (2016)
- "'Mia George'- The Blue Eye Girl".
- "With Love Miya". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- "Manorama Online – Home". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- "Mangalam – Varika 21-Oct-2013". Mangalam Weekly. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- Pillai, Radhika C (28 August 2014). "I was on cloud nine when Nayanthara complimented me: Mia George". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
- "ജിമിയല്ല ഇനി മിയ". Vanitha (in Malayalam): 112, 113. 15–31 December 2012.
- Karthikeyan, Shruti (17 December 2012). "Mia opposite Manoj in 6B...". Deccan Chronicle. Kozhikode. p. 25 (Kozhikode Chronicle).
- "Underwater song in Ettekaal Second". Sify.com. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- Deepa Gauri (26 December 2013). The best of Malayalam cinema in 2013. Khaleej Times. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
- "'Chettayees' fame Mia to be the heroine in '6 B Paradise'". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- Zachariah, Ammu (19 August 2012). "Gimi is excited to work with Anupam Kher". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Mia heads to Kollywood". The Times Of India.
- "A thriller Outing". new indian express. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
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