Parvati Melton

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Parvathi Melton
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Parvathi Melton
Born Parvathi Melton
New Jersey, United States
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality American
Other names Pari
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2004 – 2013

Parvathi Melton is an American actress and former model of partial Indian descent. She mainly works in the Telugu film industry. She appeared in several Telugu and Malayalam movies. She acted with Raja in the film Vennela, which turned out to be a success. She acted in the super hit Malayalam film Hallo with South Indian star Mohanlal.[1] She again shot to fame with item song "Poovai Poovai" in Telugu movie Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu.[2]


Parvathi was born in New Jersey to a German father Sham Melton and an Indian Punjabi mother Darika Preet.[3] She has one younger sister Ariana Sitara Melton.[4] She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She graduated from Emeryville High School and attended Vista Community College in Berkeley, California. She took part in several beauty pageants and won the Miss Teen India Bay Area pageant in 2004 and the Miss India Le Visage USA pageant in 2005. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Urdu and rudimentary Punjabi, Gujarati and Telugu. While still studying in Vista College, she was offered the lead role in the Telugu film Vennela. Although she intended to go back to school after the project, the film's success kept her away.[5]

She married entrepreneur Shamsu Lalani in 2013 and left the film industry.[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Vennela Pavani Telugu
2006 Game Swetha Telugu
2006 Allare Allari Swathi Telugu
2007 Hallo Parvathi Malayalam
2007 Flash Midhun's wife Malayalam special appearance
2007 Madhumasam Maya Telugu
2008 Jalsa Jyotsna Telugu
2011 Dookudu Dancer Telugu Special appearance
2012 Srimannarayana Swapnika Telugu
2012 Yamaho Yama Swapna Telugu
TBA Murali (yet to be released) English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam unreleased


  1. ^ Parvathi Melton- NRI California beauty, Parvathi got offer in Bollywood[permanent dead link]. (2006-05-06). Retrieved on 2012-08-23.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 22 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Chitchat with Heroine Parvathi Melton – Interview. Retrieved on 2012-08-23.
  4. ^ Parvathi Melton. Lazydesis (2008-12-30). Retrieved on 2012-08-23.
  5. ^ APK's Interviews – Parvathi Melton[permanent dead link]. (2007-08-10). Retrieved on 2012-08-23.
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