Priyamani is another Keralite star shining in Kollywood and Malluwood. Priyamani was born in Palakkad to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Latha ManiIyer and was brought up in Banglore. Also Priyamani is the grand daughter of Kamala Kailas a celebrated classical singer. Since childhood she was very talkative girl. Before coming to films, she has done modeling for Kancheepuram silks, Erode silks and Lakshmi silks. After her 12th standard it was the famous Tamil Director, Bharathiraja who introduced her into Film Industry. Priyamani has a great craze for acting and her favorite actors include Mammooty, Mohanlal and Dilip. Being as very smart talkative girl, she loves chatting with people and her hobbies include music and dance.
Priyamani made her debut in Tamil as heroine in Kangalal kaithu sei. Though directed by Bharathiraja the film did not do well and Priyamani shifted over to Malayalam films. Bharathiraja is also known for discovering many talents like Revathi, Radhika, Radha etc.. She is currently acting opposite Prithiviraj in Sathyam directed by Vinayan. Her second Tamil film is with Balu Mahendra `Oru kana kalam with Dhanush as hero. Finally, She becomes the Best Actress of the Year 2006! Priyamani won the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Ameer’s Paruthiveeran at the 54th National Film Awards for the Year 2006.