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 1985 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 Fahadh Faasil and Mrudula Murali 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 Vineeth Kumar. 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 Prithviraj Sukumaran. It featured Divya opposite to Prithviraj and also starred debutant Rasna Pavithran. Jethu Joseph directed it. Being new to the film industry, Divya Pillai along with Rasna Pavithran and Tony Luke 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.  

Sheelu Abraham

Sheela Abraham was born in the year 1987 in Bharanaganam, Kerala, India. She is a model and actress by profession. She mainly works for the Malayalam film industry. She started her career in modeling/acting in the year 2013. She had her debut in acting with the movie “Weeping Boy” in which she played the role of Dr. Rose under the direction of Felix Joseph. However she is more recognized for her negative role of Meera Mammon in the movie “She Taxi,” released in the year 2015. It was quite appreciated by the audience. After the success of that movie, she acted in the movie “Kanal” as the role of Revathy. It was a revenge thriller alongside Mohanlal and was produced by Abraham Mathew. In the year 2016, she was seen playing the role of Jeena Bhai IPS in the movie “Puthiya Niyamam” opposite mega star Mammootty. Her latest release was in the year 2017, and the name of the movie was “Puthan Panam” in which she played the role of Sara Dominic IPS. She was brought up in Mumbai located in Maharashtra. She pursued her schooling and college from there only. Her interest in acting started from childhood onwards and when she visited her paternal hometown in Kerela, she started receiving offers for acting in films. She accepted those offers and never craved for big roles during the start of her career and was satisfied playing small and supporting roles in the movies to gain a lot of experience in this field which proved to be good for her as it paved the way towards much better and major roles in Mollywood and her work started getting recognition. Currently she has her residence in Mumbai and lives with her mother Alikutty. She is married to Malayalam film producer Abraham Mathew and is happily working even after marriage. About her marriage and spouse, she believes that there is nothing wrong in continuing acting even after getting married and profession is not a barrier towards becoming a good wife and no women can become a good wife by just sitting at home. She also believes that all a woman wants is freedom and married life always goes well with mutual trust, understanding, respect and appreciating each other in all the endeavors of life. All the movies in which she has worked till now were unable to get much of appreciation but her contribution never went unnoticed for even the flop movies by the critics. In the short span of 4-5 year, she has achieved a lot and is on her way towards a stable career.

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