Priyamani made her second Bollywood appearance in RGV's Rakta Charitra, opposite Vivek Oberoi and fellow South star Suriya.The movie deals with conspiracies that shroud the 2005 assassination of Andhra Pradesh's political leader Paritala Ravindra.Vivek Oberoi plays Paritala Ravi and Suriya takes the role of Ravi's political nemesis, Maddelacheruvu Suri.Priyamani plays Gangula Bhanumati, Suri's (Suriya) wife. she, who tried her luck in Bollywood with Raavan, found the film turning out to be a dud at the BO. In fact, she hoped for recognition through the film. Now she is self assured of the expected recognition through the fresh film 'Rakth Charitra' in which she plays a pivotal role. She says, "I owe my reputation in Bollywood to Maniratnam. Through the film 'Rakth Charitra' my popularity augments and the credit goes to Ram Gopal Varma. I'd be left with more offers coming my way. Because, the mode of Ram Gopal Varma is so unique and the film is supposed to be a great one."She regrets the blame game prevalent in Bollywood saying, "Once a film turns successful the director and the lead actor of the film are acclaimed. But the failure of the film results in lead actress' loss of opportunities."
she is another Keralite star shining in Kollywood and Malluwood. she was born in Palakkad to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Latha ManiIyer and was brought up in Banglore. Also she is the grand daughter of Kamala Kailas a celebrated classical singer. she is Bollywood actress Vidya Balan's cousin.Since childhood she was very talkative girl. Before coming to films, she has done modeling for Kancheepuram silks, Erode silks and Lakshmi silks. After her 12th standard it was the famous Tamil Director, Bharathiraja who introduced her into Film Industry. she has a great craze for acting and her favorite actors include Mammooty, Mohanlal and Dilip. Being as very smart talkative girl, she loves chatting with people and her hobbies include music and dance. she made her debut in Tamil as heroine in Kangalal kaithu sei.
Though directed by Bharathiraja the film did not do well and she shifted over to Malayalam films. Bharathiraja is also known for discovering many talents like Revathi, Radhika, Radha etc.. She is currently acting opposite Prithiviraj in Sathyam directed by Vinayan. Her second Tamil film is with Balu Mahendra `Oru kana kalam with Dhanush as hero. She broke into the big league with Pellaina Kothalo(2006) in which she played one half of a newlywed couple opposite Jagapati Babu.The movie was a sleeper hit and brought instant stardom to the struggling actress. This southern-belle is best known for her National Award-winning performance in the 2006. she won the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Ameer’s Paruthiveeran at the 54th National Film Awards for the Year 2006.
She had a Telugu blockbuster, starring opposite Jr. NTR, in the 2007 film Yamadonga. Her next Tamil hit was Malaikottai opposite Vishal.This hottie from down south showed off her talent once again when she won huge critical acclaim in 2008 for her role in the Malayalam film Thirakkatha.
this was a biopic of late film actress Srividya. Priyamani's portrayal of her turbulent life earned her another Filmfare Award. she also starred in the commercial entertainer Arumugam but it failed to impress at the box office.The same year, she appeared in the Tamil Ninaithale Inikkum, a remake of Malayalam blockbuster Classmates. It was her third outing opposite Prithviraj and the movie was a modest success. she has been much awarded in her short career winning the National Award, Filmfare and Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress. She also won an award at the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.
She was critically acclaimed in Raam, also starring Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar.
In early 2010, the actress made a sizzling appearance in Telugu movie Golimaar.Golimaar was inspired by the real life incidents of encounter specialist Daya Nayak.Priyamani played an event organiser in the movie.Also earlier this year, she was seen on the silver screen as Suhani in Sadhyam, a Telugu film co-starring Jagapati Babu. However, her biggest project, before the RGV venture, has been Mani Ratnam's bilingual film Raavan, alongside Suriya, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.Raavan also was this young starlets first brush with Bollywood
Currently, she is filming for a Kannada film Eno Onthara and another Telugu project Ragada