Who is Aparna Balamurali? The 68th National Film Awards, honouring movies from the year 2020, were awarded on Friday afternoon at the National Media Center in New Delhi. The best actress prize went to Aparna Balamurali.
Indian actor and playback singer Aparna Balamurali primarily appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. She is well-known for her work in the films Sunday Holiday, Maheshinte Prathikaaram, and Soorarai Pottru.
Who Is Aparna Balamurali?
- Aparna Balamurali won the National Film Award for the Best Actress. She received the award for playing Bommi in Sudha Kongara’s hugely successful film Soorari Pottru.
- Aparna Balamurali, an Indian actor, was born on September 11, 1985, in Thrissur, Kerala. She completed her education at Devamatha CMI Public School. She then registered for a graduate programme in architecture at the Global Institute of Architecture in Palakkad, Kerala.
- Her mother Shobha Balamurali is a lawyer by profession, and her father KP Balamurali is a well-known music director in the South Indian cinema industry. She also has a brother who is an entrepreneur, her older brother Vishnu Parayil.
- At the age of 18, Aparna began her career in the Malayalam and Tamil cinema industries. In the Jayan Sivapuram-directed Malayalam film Yathra Thudarunnu, Aparna made her acting debut alongside Lakshmi Gopalaswamy.
- Aparna has received professional training in several traditional dance forms, including Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, and Kuchipudi.
- Speaking of receiving the prize, Aparna thanked Sudha Kongara for having faith in her.“ Actually, I’m speechless. It is for the first time, I’m having such an experience. I would like to thank everyone. Director Sudha madam expected an award for my character in the movie. Today, I won the award because she trusted in me. She gave me the time to adapt myself to the character. So, I was successful to portray the character very well,” said Aparna while speaking about winning this National Award.
- “I landed in the industry without much knowledge about films. So I want to learn more and do more good characters,” she further said while discussing her journey in the industry.
- “ I have got good training for the role in ‘Soorarai Pottru’. Many people helped me to learn the Madurai dialect. The movie was great teamwork,” she further added.
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