Aparna Das – South Indian actress of ‘Beast’ fame

Aparna Das is a south Indian actress, who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She marked her acting debut through 2018 hit Malayalam film, Njan Prakashan, where she played a brief role. She played lead role in her next release, Manoharam (2019), followed by her Tamil debut through Vijay starrer Beast (2022) and Malayalam release, Priyan Ottathilanu (2022). All these films mostly received favourable reviews from critics.

From an accountant to a film star

Aparna Das was born in 1994 to Malayali parents settled in Muscat. Nenmara of Palakkad is her hometown. She has two brothers. Till 7th standard she studied in Gangotri English Medium school, before moving to Muscat. After completing her schooling in Muscat, she moved to Coimbatore where she graduated from Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.

She completed BBA and started her professional career as an accountant at Accounts and Logistics Company, as she was more interested in earning a secure job and money. Though she completed MBA, after 3 years of her career as accountant, she started feeling, 4-9 job is not her destination.

She already had buried her dreams to become an actress. Those acting dreams bloomed again and before getting too late, she started sending her profile to different production houses.

Marked her debut through Sathyan Anthikad film

She played a small role of an unnamed girl who wishes to marry Bahuleyan, Prakashan’s Friend in Njan Prakashan. The role of Bahuleyan was played by Aneesh G Menon. Though the role was small, she got a magic entry into the world of acting. She was selected for the role after she sent a video of auditions.

She got chance to work in second film, Manoharam through Sathyan Anthikad’s son, Akhil who sent her pics to film’s director, Anvar Sadik. She played lead role opposite Vineeth Srinivasan, and film also received favourable reviews.

Her big break to Tamil movies through ‘Beast’

When she got entry to Tamil through ‘Beast’, it was only her third film. During covid pandemic she had a break from cinema. To her surprise, she got a supporting role in Vijay starrer, Beast. She played Aparna, the Home Minister’s daughter who is an IPS trainee. Her original name was used for the film character. Thus she marked her Tamil debut through a film produced by a big production house. As she studied graduation in Coimbatore, it helped her to communicate with the director in Tamil. Shooting of Priyan Ottathilanu and Beast was done almost at the same time. Dada in Tamil is her upcoming project, apart from a few Malayalam films like Drishti in pipeline.

Aparna Das – Some interesting and less-known facts

1. Aparna Das was active doing Tik Tok videos and it helped her to gain many fans too.

2. She has appeared in a Malayalam music video, Neeyam Nizhalil in 2021.

3. She wants audience to remember her through the memorable roles she plays on screen. Getting roles frequently is not so important to her.

4. She considers actress Urvashi as her role model, and is her ardent fan. She wants to do some of the iconic roles of Urvashi, again on big screen. Fahadh Faasil is her favourite actor in Malayalam.

5. For the movie Manoharam, she was called for a supporting role, but ended up with lead role.

6. She believes in Rhonda Byrne’s ‘The Law of Attraction ‘, and in her opinion, it’s how she got attracted to her real passion of acting, rather than got stuck with an office job. She also believes the famous quote from Paulo Coelho from ‘The Alchemist’.  It’s her most favourite book too.


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