Priya Prakash Varrier – Everything You Need To Know About Her

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Priya Prakash Varrier has become the latest sensation  in the world of celebrities and on social media – not just nationally in India, but even internationally. While other celebrities rise on the horizon of the star lit sky of celebrity, she has just blasted her way through straight to the very top, in many ways, with blinding speed and absolute madness. She has an entire country smitten with just a simple wink and a smile. Much has happened in a  very short period of time and here is everything you need to know about Priya Prakash Varrier. Read on for information, pictures and videos of the newest celebrity heartthrob of India. 

In the days before she shot to stardom, Priya Prakash Varrier was best described as a model and an aspirant actress. She was born in Punkunnam, Kerala on September 12, 1999. At the moment she is doing her B.Com (first year) in Vimala College at Thrissur. Apart from her obvious talent for modeling and acting, Priya is also a trained dancer and singer.

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Priya is a professional model

Here are some interesting events since her video became viral.

Name: Priya Prakash Varrier

Current Occupation : Model, actress, social media sensation. She is also a student.

Height: 5′ 2″ (1.58 m) (according to imdb). All things great come in small packages.

College:  She is doing her B.Com (first year) in Vimala College at Thrissur.

Parents: Her father is a Central Excise officer and her mother is a house wife. 

Birthday: 12 September.

Birth year: 1999.

Birth place: Punkunnam, Kerala


Instagram followers: 3.8 million and counting

Facebook likes: 316,003 and counting

Facebook follows: 326,810 and counting


She almost broke the world record on Instagram

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Priya’s unbelievable rise in social media popularity is quantified and demonstrated by the fact that she came very close to breaking the world record for gaining the most number of followers in a 24 hour window held by television celebrity Kylie Jenner. But she fell a bit short. At 3.8 million followers, the 18-year-old has now become the third celebrity around the world to get more than 600k followers on Instagram in 24 hours, with superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and television celebrity Kylie Jenner sitting above her. Kylie Jenner leads the list with 806k and Ronaldo is at second position at 650k followed closely now by Priya with a little above 600k.

The story behind the viral wink video that started it all

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From her Instagram profile, we get to know that Priya is a trained Mohiniyattam dancer. No wonder she has perfected her facial expressions so well. She says in an interview that she the wink and the eyebrow dance was done in one single take. The director just wanted some cute expressions and she just delivered it in one take. Just like that. No one expected it to become such a big deal, but it proved life changing for both actors involved as they both have now become household names.

Here is a video of one of her interviews where she talks about it.

The flying kiss video followed by the wink video

As if the wink video was not enough, on the heels of it’s success, comes a flying kiss video. Priya and team are not stopping anytime soon, it seems.

Priya Prakash Varrier, the singer:

Her talents go above the obvious modeling and acting. She is a trained dancer and a singer. While we will have to wait a little more to see her dancing talents, here is a sample of her singing talent. She has a voice as amazing as her beauty.

And if that does not impress you enough, here is more: 

Still not getting enough of her singing? Here is more:

Rishi Kapoor asks “why you didn’t come in my time?”

Rishi Kapoor, famous for his candid social media comments predicts huge stadom for Priya. He also expresses a bit of regret that she has come after his time as a hero is long over.

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Here is what the star had to say on Twitter:

I predict huge Stardom for this girl. Priya Warrier. So expressive,coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money. God Bless and the best to you! Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? LolRishi Kapoor on Priya Prakash

Priya briefly overtook Sunny Leone as the most searched personality on Google in India

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Priya briefly became the leading personality on Google search

Albeit briefly, this is a feat no other has achieved in the last half a decade. Sunny has been the clear winner when it comes to the most searched personality on Google in India and even stalwarts like Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have stayed miles behind her. But Priya did it. Below is a screenshot of a seven day comparison between the two for the number of Google searches.

Bollywood Red Priya Prakash Varrier Popolarity on Google Searches

Priya is a big fan of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahrukh Khan

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Priya says that she does not just want to remain the wink queen on social media and wants to become an equally successful actor. Her favorites are Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

Priya has clean bowled South African cricketer  Lungi Ngidi

For those unfamiliar, Lungi Ngidi is a South African speedster known for his ability to take wickets. When he saw the video of Priya’s wink, he was floored. This is what he tweeted:

Valentines day Done 😂😂😂 …Lungi Ngidi

This is the beginning of what is widely expected to be a highly successful career in Indian movies. Fans across the country want to see more and more of her. We will keep bringing you news and information about her. Stay tuned to Bollywood Red.



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