Priya Prakash Warrier needs no description.She was labelled as The Winking sensation,The National crush,The Wink girl with just one adorable wink.She wasnt even the heroine in her debut movie,”Oru Adaar Love” ,but rose to fame with her less than a minute viral wink in the song teaser , released on February 9,2019.
She was seen as a school girl who winks in response to the romantic acts of a classmate.Her romantic gestures were too good that the video went viral overnight making Priya the most searched personality of the year.Within few hours of her song release, her Instagram account became one of the most popular one in India with 6.2 million followers,adding 606,000 followers in a day.As of now Priya has 6.7 million followers.Her wink was massively shared online and received over 10 million hits in a week.
After the huge sensation created by her wink, controversies followed.Criminal cases were filed against Priya and the director of the movie, Omar Lulu.The viral wink in the song “Manikya Malaraya poovi” was considered as a violation against the Islamic beliefs,as the song describes the love between Prophet Mohammed and his first wife Khadeeja.Eventually the case was put to an end by the Supreme Court.
Priya Warrier was born on 12 September 1999 in Punkunnam,Thrissur district.Priya’s father,Prakash Warrier is a Government employee at India’s central Excise Department.Her mother Preetha Warrier is a housewife.She has a younger brother Prasiddh Warrier. Priya is pursuing a BCom degree from Vimala College,Thrissur.
She took part in beauty pageants and walked the ramp in many occasions.
Priya is also a trained classical dancer and a good singer too.
Right from her childhood,Priya dreamt of becoming a film star . She made her way to her debut movie after attending the audition. Initially she wasnt the female lead in the movie.But after the teaser was out Priya became a national sensation which forced the makers to make changes in the script.Till then Noorin Shereef was the female lead of the movie.But Priya’s popularity sidelined Noorin’s character as the producers decided to give more importance to Priya.Her debut movie released in four different languages on the Valentines Day of 2019.Even before the release of “Oru Adaar Love”,Priya made her entry to the Bollywood with the movie “Sridevi Bunglow”.Controversies follower her in Bollywood too.The resemblance of the trailer to late actress Sreedevi’s death was not received well at all.Boney Kapoor ,husband of Sreedevi sent a legal notice to the makers.Well Priya clarifies that her upcoming movie “Sridevi Bunglow” is not related to the legendary actress Sreedevi Kapoor.