Aparna Balamurali is an actress in Indian cinema who predominantly acts in Malayalam movies. Her debut film was ‘Oru Second Class Yathra’ (2015)where she played the character of Vineeth Sreenivasan's lover. She appeared as the pair of Vineeth in flashback scenes This film was directed by Jexon Antony and Rejis Antony. After this movie, she was associated with another Malayalam movie ‘
Maheshinte Prathikaram’. The film was produced by filmmaker
Aashiq Abu, who directed films like '
Daddy Cool' and '
Salt N Pepper' and
Dileesh Pothan directed the movie. In the movie, she not only played the role of a college student as Jimsy Augustine but also lent her voice for one song ‘"Mounangal" along with Vijay Yesudas. This film placed her in the list of recognition as an actress.
She was referred for the role of Jimsy by her own college teacher who is the wife of script-writer Syam Pushkaran of ‘Maheshinte Prathikaram’, She later gave an audition for this role and after two rounds of the audition, she was chosen to perform the role of Jimsy. The actress in her life never dreamt of becoming an actress, but she was confident if she was given a chance to play the role of Jimsy, she would do full justice to it. The actress is a good singer as her father Balamurali is a noted musician and has worked with K. J. Yesudas and
Shankar Mahadevan. Her mother who is a lawyer by profession is also a singer and performed in films like ‘Sainyam’ and’ Sakshal Sreeman Chathunni’.
When her college teacher referred her for the role, it is believed the teacher told the crew members that Aparna can sing too. In between her shooting, she was checked if she could sing and the crew having liked her tracks, she was given a chance to sing under the guidance of this film composer Bijibal. Aparna did not take any make-up for this movie and even had played the role of a vivacious girl with ease and perfection. Her image was like a next-door girl who had to match a perfect dance step for the flash mob. In this movie, she was paired opposite Fahadh.
The actress is currently pursuing her course in Architecture at Global Institute. But due to her over popularity in 'Maheshinte Prathikaram’, the actress has kept a lot of hope for her audiences in Malayalam cinema. How she takes her path forward is the real litmus test for this new actress. Her new project is with actor Rajeev Pillai in a new film '
Oru Muthassi Gadha' which is in the filming stage. The actor hails from Thrissur, Kerala. This film is being directed by Jude Anthony Joseph who won many hearts by his earlier film ‘Om Shanti Oshana.' Her future films will always raise a lot of expectations and curiosity from the audience.