Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer A.K.A Priyamani,born 4th june 1984 is a south indian film actress who has appeard in Malayalam , Tamil, Telugu, hindi and kannada films . She is a one time national award winner 4 her role in Paruthiveeran and filmfare award winner 4 her role in Thirakadha potraying late Srividhya. She is yet another actress who made her entry through modelling . She has done extremely glamorous roles in tamil and telugu which made her a glamorous icon in youth . She made her malayam debut through Satyam casted opposite to Prithviraj , directed by Vinayan . She is now acting in a Malayalam film , Grandmaster , Directed by B Unnikrishnan staring Mohanlal . She was born in a Tamil iyer family in Palakad , Kerala .She is the cousin of bollywood actress Vidya Balan . She has won tremendous applause for her role in Thirakadha and Pranchiyettan which garned her a large audience among family audience .