28 year old Priyaani (born June 4, 1984) is an award winning, talented actress who has excelled in almost every role she has done to date. Her real name is Priya Vasudev Mani. Born in Palakkad Kerala, she grew up in Bangalore. Once she finished schooling, Priyamani began to model for print ads and got a break in movies. Her first movie was Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, which released in 2004.Priyamani has starred in many Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. She debuted in Bollywood with a movie called Ravana, which flopped at the box office. Priyamani is a National Film Award winner, which she won as Best Actress for her role in two movies – Paruthi Veeran(2006, Tamil movie) and Thirakkatha (2008, Malayalam film). One of the most challenging roles that Priyamani has done is the role of twins Chaaru and Latha in the horror movie Chaarulatha which released in Tamil and Kannada. The movie opened to mixed response.
The 1.68 meter tall Priyamani donned a swimsuit in Drona, the movie introduced her in a new look. The movie however failed but the bikini pics became viral. In the last few years, Priyamani has taken bold roles and says that she is game for anything as long as it is challenging and integral to the script.