Maria Roy is an actress in the Malayalam film industry well known for her first film ‘
Notebook’ which came out in the year 2006. She was born on November 7th in the year 1987 in the city of Kottayam in Kerala. Maria spent her childhood in her hometown and completed her higher secondary education from one of the best schools in Kerala known as ‘Pallikudum’.
After she had completed schooling in the year 2006, Maria moved to Chennai to pursue graduation from Loyola College there. She belongs to a family of artists and well-known people.
Arundhati Roy is her aunt, who is the author of the 1997 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, ‘The God of Small Things’. Another well-known face is Mary Roy, who is her grandmother. Although she made an entry into the Malayalam film industry with one of the best-known directors, her career was somewhat short lived. She made her acting debut in ace filmmaker
Rosshan Andrrews’ ‘Notebook’ which was released in the year 2006. She was asked to play the role of Sreedevi, one among the three female protagonists who later in the film died of a miscarriage.
The film was well received by the critics and as well as among the viewers and gained popularity among the youngsters. Maria had to discontinue her career as she had only completed her schooling. Later on after completing her graduation, Maria made a comeback to Malayalam cinema in Aji John’s ‘
Hotel California’ in the year 2013 alongside other Malayalam film stars like
Anoop Menon, Jayasurya and
Honey Rose. Also, she made a cameo appearance in Rosshan Andrrews’ 2013 thriller ‘
After her acting debut, Maria had decided to follow her true passion that was dancing. For around six years, Maria had moved to the UK and later to
New York. She pursued western dance styles; mainly contemporary for a three-year long course in the United Kingdom. Later she did another course in Street Jazz, Hip Hop and theatre from New York. She is currently living her dream of running a dance school with her friend Arunima Gupta. Her school offers various dance styles such as ballet, hip-hop, jazz, funk, etc.