Amala Akkineni (Indian actress) Bio, Facts.
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Amala Akkineni
Born Name: Amala Mukherjee
Date of Birth: 12 September 1967
Place of Birth: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Alma mater: Kalakshetra, Chennai, India
Occupation: Actress, Social activist
Spouse: Akkineni Nagarjuna (m. 1992)
Parents: Ammatho Amala
Children: Akhil Akkineni

Amala Akkineni is an Indian actress, Bharatanatyam dancer, and animal welfare activist. She appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam Hindi, and Kannada a language films. She has won two Filmfare Awards South, namely Best Actress – Malayalam for 1991 film Ulladakkam and Best Supporting Actress – Telugu for 2012 film Life Is Beautiful. Amala is the co-founder of The Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organisation (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights in India.

Early life
Amala was born in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata) to a Bengali Indian Navy officer and an Irish mother. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra college of fine arts. She gave many live performances worldwide. She was subsequently persuaded to join films by T. Rajender, who visited her home with his wife Usha and convinced her mother to let her act in the film, which would be a classical film featuring her Bharatanatyam dancing.

Personal life
Amala married Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna in 11 June 1992 and the couple have a son, actor Akhil Akkineni born in 1994. They currently live in Hyderabad. She is the step-mother of actor Naga Chaitanya.

Career
Amala made her debut in a Tamil film titled Mythili Ennai Kaathali, directed by T. Rajendar, which was a huge box office hit. Winning overnight fame, she charmed cinegoers in a flurry of fifty films, including a number of Tamil box office hits. She acted with her future husband Akkineni Nagarjuna in hits such as Nirnayam and Siva. She received Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Ulladakkam

She quit acting in 1992 following her marriage to Nagarjuna. After a hiatus of 20 years she made a comeback in 2012 with the Telugu film Life is Beautiful. She received a CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actress and Telugu category Filmfare Award for best supporting actress in 2013 for her portrayal.

She returned to Malayalam cinema with C/O Saira Banu after a gap of 25 years, since Ulladakkam (1991).

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