Divya Pillai is a 31 years old promising, an upcoming Indian actress who is only two films old. She had marked an impression in the Malayalam Film Industry with her charming performance. She was born in the year of 1988 on 23 November in Mavelikara, Kerala, India. She is the second daughter of Mr. Narayana Pillai and Mrs. Chandrika. She grew up in Karama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She did her schooling from Indian High School, Dubai and completed her graduation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Later on, she worked as a senior administration officer for FlyDubai. She is married to a British citizen. To be an actress was never on her cards.
Ria Mithun was her childhood friend, and they did their schooling together. Ria lived in Satwa, Dubai. Her journey into the world of cinemas was accidental. A film director noticed her on the occasion of her friend’s marriage (Ria Mithun) to the brother of a leading film actress. With no connections in the industry, she landed with a golden chance to experience something different. She debuted with a romantic-comedy Malayalam flick Ayal Niyanalla (English: That Man is Not Me), starring along with
which hit the theater on 31 July 2015. She portrayed the role of a strong-willed girl from Bengaluru background named Heera. It also marked the directorial debut of actor turned director
. He also happens to write the script of the film. Sundar Menon was the producer. It revolved around an expatriate Keralite with his business set up in Gujarat who was mistaken for celebrity in his hometown.
She also bagged the role of Gayatri, female protagonist in a revenge drama Oozham. Shamdat, the cinematographer of Ayal Niyanalla suggested Divya’s name to Jeethu for the lead role. The movie also marks the collaboration of super hit duos Jethu Joseph and
. It featured Divya opposite to Prithviraj and also starred debutant
. Jethu Joseph directed it. Being new to the film industry, Divya Pillai along with Rasna Pavithran and
attended workshops before the movie. Prithvi helped her to shed her inhibitions. She told that Oozham was a great learning experience for her. Oozham was released on 8 September 2016 and was a blockbuster hit. She wished to watch the movie with her friends in Dubai. She wants to continue her job as an airline staff for FlyDubai and will try to juggle between her job and new found passion, acting.
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Divya Pillai, born 23 November 1988, is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam movies. She was born and brought up in Dubai, UAE, where she began her career as an airline staff member. She then debuted in the 2015 Ayal Njanalla, followed by Oozham in 2016. Divya is the second daughter of Mr. Narayana Pillai and Mrs. Chandrika. She grew up in Karama, Dubai, UAE, and graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Later she married a British citizen, and she now has two kids. A Film Director saw Divya at a friend’s wedding, and that is how she made her way into the film industry. Her first movie, Ayal Njanalla, was directed by actor Vineeth Kumar, and also was his first movie as a director. Her second movie, Oozham, was directed by
in 2016, which was a revenge drama starring Prithviraj Sukumaran. She also appeared in a guest role named Jancy in the series
. She has also appeared in Masterpiece in 2017 as ACP Sreedevi IPS,
My Great Grandfather
in 2019 as Delna, Edakkad Battalion in 2019 as Sameera, Safe in 2019 as Nithya, Jimmy Ee Veedinte Aishwaryam in 2019 as Jancy and King Fish in 2019.