Priyamani Biography: Movie & TV Shows, Award, Parents, Age, Net Worth, Siblings

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 5, 2024

Priyamani is a talented Indian actress and model who has worked in various languages, such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.

She is best known for her award-winning performance in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthiveeran, in which she played the role of Muththazhagu.

She has also appeared in several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, such as Thirakkatha, Chaarulatha, and The Family Man.

She is also a popular judge on various dance reality shows, such as D 4 Dance, Dancing Star 2, and Kings of Dance.


  • Full name: Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer
  • Stage name: Priyamani
  • Date of birth: June 4, 1984
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Actress and model
  • Height: 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
  • Parents: Vasudeva Mani Iyer (father) and Latha Mani Iyer (mother)
  • Siblings: Vishakh Mani Iyer (brother)
  • Spouse: Mustafa Raj (m. 2017)
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Priyamani, who clocked at 39 in 2023, was born on June 4, 1984 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, to a Tamil Iyer family with roots in Palakkad, Kerala.

Her father, Vasudeva Mani Iyer, is an entrepreneur and her mother, Latha Mani Iyer, is a former national badminton player and former bank manager at the Union Bank of India. She has a brother, Vishakh, who is also an entrepreneur.

Priyamani grew up in a multilingual and multicultural environment, as she speaks Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and English fluently.

She attended Sri Aurobindo Memorial School and Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College in Bengaluru, where she completed her schooling and pre-university education respectively.

She later graduated with a degree in psychology from Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Personal Life

Priyamani got engaged to Mustafa Raj, the owner of an event management company, in 2016 and married him in 2017.

The couple had a registered marriage in Bengaluru, followed by a reception in Mumbai.

Priyamani and Mustafa have a long-distance relationship, as he is based in Mumbai and she is busy with her film and television projects in different languages. Priyamani has revealed that she and Mustafa plan to have a baby soon.

Priyamani is a non-vegetarian and loves chicken biryani, desserts, ice creams, and chocolates. Her hobbies are listening to music and dancing.

She is a fan of Kamal Haasan and Sridevi. She is also a philanthropist and supports various causes, such as education, health, and women empowerment.


Priyamani made her film debut in the 2003 Telugu film Evare Atagaadu as Priyamani.

She then appeared in Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada films, and gained recognition for her performance in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthiveeran, in which she played the role of Muththazhagu.

She won the National Film Award for Best Actress, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, the Filmfare Award South for Best Actress – Tamil, and the Vijay Award for Best Actress for this film.

She also received critical acclaim and awards for her roles in films such as Thirakkatha (2008), Chaarulatha (2012), and The Family Man (2019-present).

Priyamani has also starred in several commercial and masala films, such as Yamadonga (2007), Malaikottai (2007), Raam (2009), Rakta Charitra (2010), and Chennai Express (2013).

She has also acted in Hindi films, such as Raavan (2010), Raavanan (2010), and The Family Man (2019-present). She has also been a judge on various dance reality shows, such as D 4 Dance, Dancing Star 2, and Kings of Dance.

Priyamani is one of the most sought-after and respected actresses in the Indian film industry, and has worked with some of the leading directors, actors, and technicians.

She is known for her versatility, talent, and professionalism, and has a loyal fan base across different languages and regions.

Net Worth

Priyamani has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.

She earns her income from her acting and modeling career and her endorsements and appearances.


Priyamani has faced some controversies in her career, such as:

  • In 2011, she was accused of violating the Wildlife Protection Act by posing with a snake around her neck for a photoshoot. She denied the allegations and said that the snake was not real and was made of rubber.
  • In 2017, she was involved in a legal dispute with her husband’s ex-wife, Ayesha, who claimed that their marriage was not legally valid and that she was still married to Mustafa. Priyamani and Mustafa dismissed the claims and said they had all the necessary documents to prove their marriage.
  • In 2020, she faced backlash from some netizens for her comments on the reality show D 4 Dance, where she said she did not like how a contestant danced. She was accused of being rude and insensitive, and some people even demanded her removal from the show. She later clarified that she did not mean to hurt anyone and that she was only giving her honest feedback as a judge.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @pillumani
  • Twitter handle: @priyamani6


  • Paruthiveeran
  • Yamadonga
  • Thirakkatha
  • Raam
  • Raavan
  • Raavanan
  • Rakta Charitra
  • Chaarulatha
  • Chennai Express
  • The Family Man

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