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Priya Prakash Varrier: From a Commoner to a Viral Internet Sensation and Now A Star

Priya Prakash Varrier: From a Commoner to a Viral Internet Sensation and Now A Star
Credit: Priya Prakash Varrier at Instagram

Learn About Priya Prakash’s Rise to Fame and What Makes Her Such a Remarkable Figure.

Priya Prakash Varrier is an Indian actress who primarily works in South-Indian films. In 2018, she became a media sensation after her wink from the film Oru Adaar Love went viral.

Early Career and Education

Priya Prakash Varrier was born on 28 October 1999 (age 24 years; as of 2023) in Thrissur, Kerala. Belonging to a middle-class family, Priya’s father, Prakash Varrier, is an employee at the Central Excise Department, and her mother, Preetha, is a homemaker.

Priya received his schooling at Sandeepani Vidya Nikethan, Thrissur. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she pursued a Bachelor of Commerce at Vimala College, Thrissur.


Priya Prakash Varrier, The Leading Media Sensation

Priya Prakash, also known as the national crush of India is the master of beauty and epitome, if I may be bold enough to call that. Although weird, Priya won the hearts of the netizens with a wink.

Soon after it became a subject of memes and Varrier’s fervid wink became the obsession of an entire generation. It was almost cathartic to watch her wink video.

Debut and Breakthrough

In 2018, Priya Prakash Varrier made her first appearance in the Malayalam film Thanaha, wherein she made a cameo appearance in the song “Mele Shoonyagasham”. In the next year, Priya made her acting debut with the film Oru Adaar Love. The film became a huge success owing to a single shot of Priya, wherein she was seen winking at the opposite lead actor.

Other Films

In 2021, Priya made her Telugu debut with the film Check, wherein she played the role of Yatra/Isabel. Meanwhile, in the same year, she played the role of Ishq: A Love Story. Subsequently, in 2023, Varrier worked in many films like Live, Kolla, and Bro.

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Priya Prakash’s Social Media Presence

With social media becoming an indispensable part of every individual’s life, many ordinary people have gained unexpected popularity through the medium. One of them is Priya Prakash whose clip of a wink spread across social media like wildfire. So much so, that the actress earned more than 6 lakh flowers within a day, owing to her beautiful eyes and the power of social media. Now, as of 2023, Priya has more than 7.6 million followers on Instagram.

What Are the Upcoming Films of Priya Prakash Varrier?

Varrier is working on the production of films like 3 Monkeys, Love Hackers, Sridevi Bungalow, Yaariyan 2, and Vishnu Priya.

Priya Prakash Varrier: From a Commoner to a Viral Internet Sensation and Now A Star
Credit: Priya Prakash Varrier at Instagram

Priya Prakash Varrier’s Relationship Timeline: Dating Roshan Abdul

Priya and her co-actor Abdul Rahoof have been rumoured to be dating for quite some time now. They frequently pose together for the media and on their social media accounts. However, neither of them has confirmed these rumours yet. Meanwhile, the dating rumours were in rifle since they worked in their debut film together.

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Do You Know These Unknown Facts About Priya Prakash Varrier?

  • Soon after her wink video went viral on the Internet, she was considered the National Crush of India. In addition to it, many social media personalities recreated the video which featured Priya Prakash Varrier and Roshan Abdul.
  • In 2018, she was the most searched-for personality on Google in India.
  • Priya was just 18 when she gained the position of the National Crush of India.
  • Besides being a popular actor, Priya Prakash Varrier is a singer. In 2019, she made her playback debut with the song Nee Mazhavillu Polen from the film Finals. Besides, she has lent her voice to the song Ladi Ladi and Pennu.
  • Priya Prakash Varrier’s favourite cricketer is Mahindra Singh Dhoni.
  • In an interview, Priya shared her wish to work in the Hindi film industry. Further, she also said that she wants to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
  • Although Priya Prakash became an established media sensation after her wink went viral, she never wanted to become a social media influencer. She always wanted to become an actress.
  • Besides Priya’s overnight fame, she is often trolled by netizens. In addition to it, Priya often replies and slams her trolls on social media.


1. What is the age of Priya Prakash Varrier?

As of 2023, Priya Prakash Varrier is 24 years old (born 1999).

2. Who is the father of Priya Prakash Varrier?

Priya’s father, Prakash Varrier, is an employee at the Central Excise Department.

3. Why is Priya Prakash Varrier famous? 

Soon after a clip from Priya’s debut film went viral, she gained wide popularity across the country overnight. Later, she gained the limelight after the success of her debut film, Oru Adaar Love.

4. How tall is Priya Prakash Varrier? 

Sources say that her height is 5’ 4” (163 cm).