India’s Newest Sweetheart: Who Is Priya Prakash Varrier?

Priya Warrier

If you have been active on social media during the past weekend, you would have definitely come across tweets and memes about a young girl flooding your timeline.

She is Priya Prakash Varrier and has got the hashtag #PriyaPrakashVarrier trending. In fact, Priya’s Instagram account has received the verifying blue tick, cementing her status as India’s sweetheart. Interestingly, she is now the world’s 3rd highest celebrity on Instagram to gain more than 606K followers on a single day.

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Have a look at some of the tweets doing the rounds


Know more about her:

Born on 12 September, 1999, in Poonkunnam in Thrissur district of Kerala, Varrier is pursuing a B. Com degree at Vimala College, Thrissur.

She has made her debut in Malayalam cinema with the film ‘Oru Adaar Love’, directed by Omar Lulu.

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The road to fame

She became a sensation overnight through the song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi”. The song is set in a school campus and shows people in the audience reacting to the singer and each other.

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In the song, Varrier gestures to a friend to occupy the place next to her. As the two girls chat, a young boy catches her eye and the two of them flirt with each other through their expressions. It was her expression that became the talk of the town.

“I am very happy. Don’t know how to handle so much love. It’s completely surreal,” Varrier says. “I’m falling short of words trying to express myself. Never expected this.”

“The director wanted me to play with my eyebrows in a certain way. It’s a mappila song (folklore songs in the north Kerala tradition) that has been recreated for the film. And there’s a scene where this girl and this boy converse through expressions — and the director wanted a certain mannerism. I just followed his instruction,” Varrier told Hindustan Times.

Her debut film, Oru Adaar Love, is slated to release on 3 March, 2018.

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