Mamilla Shailaja Priya: popularly known as Priya, is a Telugu film and TV actress born in 1981. She appeared primarily in Telugu feature films and television soap operas and has also acted in other languages like Hindi and Tamil.
Priya acting debut with the movie “Master” which featured “Megastar” Chiranjeevi. In the same year, she has started her television career with the lead role in the serial “Priya Sakhi” which also happened to be the first mega serial in Gemini channel directed by Vadderaju Lakshmi Sharat and produced by Dr.Vadderaju Sharat Kumar. This serial was a run away hit and was hugely popular among the young and the old alike. She came to be known as “Priya Sakhi” Priya following the huge success of her character in the serial. She has won the prestigious “Nandi Award” presented by the government of Andhra Pradesh for her role in this serial.
This followed with a string of soap operas in almost all the leading TV channels in Telugu, in which she has acted in a variety of roles. Apart from soap operas, she has acted in about 60 feature films in Telugu and Hindi with various co stars like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna and also with the Super Star of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan.
Priya Personal Profile
Original Name: Mamilla Shailaja Priya
Nick Name: Priya
Born: May 20th
Star Name: Priya
Birth Date: 1981
Star Sign: Taurus
First Film: Master with Mr. Chiranjeevi garu,Gokulamlo Seeta with Mr. Pawan kalyan garu
Mother Tongue: Telugu
Hair Color: Black
Mother: M. Kusuma kumari
Favorite Color: Black and White and also Pink
Favorite Food: indian
Fav. Holiday spot: Europe
Favorite Book: All books of Mr Robin Sharma
Favorite Attire: Saree
Favorite Actresses: Soundarya
Favorite Actors: Chiranjeevi garu
Opinion on Love: In my opinion LOVE cannot be defined. But if it could, this it… “I love u” means That I accept you for the person that you are and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I do not expect perfection from you.just as you do not expect it from me. that means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times.
Popularly known as Priya, Mamilla Shailaja Priya was born in 1981 in Bapatla town in Andhra Pradesh, India. Her parents are Shri Mamilla Venkateswar Rao and Smt Mamilla Kusuma Kumari. She is the third among the three sisters, and is the blue eyed and the most favorite child in the family. She has done her schooling in Hyderabad, and while in college has won the Miss College Pageant. She later started pursuing her acting career. Thereafter she has determinedly pursued her studies and completed her graduation in the discipline of Bachelor of Arts.
Awards and honors
She has been honored by the government of Andhra Pradesh with the prestigious “Nandi” Award very early in her career. Thereafter she is the recipient of various awards like the Dasari Cultural Award, Swathi Cultural Award, and Vamsee Berkeley Award. She won the prestigious Cine Goers Award and Gemini Ugadi Puraskaram for her portrayal of the character “Bhuvaneshwari” in Kotha Bangaaram.
She started her acting career alongside the Megastar of Telugu film Industry, Padma Bhushan Chiranjeevi in the film “Master” in 1998. In the same year, she started her television career with the first mega serial on Gemini Television titled “Priya Sakhi”. This was a hugely popular serial and a runaway hit. She has carved a niche for herself among the Telugu viewers with a variety of roles in her later films and serials by portraying a range of different characters.
In all she has acted in about 60 feature films alongside almost all the leading stars of Telugu film industry like “Megastar” Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna, Pawan Kalyan to name a few. She was a constant accompaniment to almost all the leading heroines in her movies. Some of her famous movies include Master & Annayya with “Megastar” Chiranjeevi, Gokulamlo Seetha with Pawan Kalyan, Chandra Lekha with Nagarjuna, Raja Kumarudu with Mahesh Babu, Jayam Manadera with Venkatesh and most importantly, Soorya Vamsham in Hindi with the Indian Super Star Amithabh Bachan.
Her other films include Taamboolalu, Pedda Manushulu, Maa Vidaakulu, Greeku Veerudu, Sakutumba Saparivara Samethamga, Velugu Needalu, Dongaata, Chiru Navvutho, Harishchandra, Madhuri, Manavudu Danavudu, Sambhavam, and Kathi Kantha Rao. In 2012 she appeared in Akkineni Nagarjuna’s most acclaimed Dhamarukam. She also had a character of Mom of Richa Gangopadhyay in Prabhas’s MIrchi. She has done Iddarammayilatho with Rao Ramesh, as mother of Catherine Tresa.
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