Priyanka Jawalkar: The Glamourous Tollywood Star


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Priyanka Jawalkar is a popular Indian actress who is famous for her roles in Telugu movies. Priyanka Jawalkar’s family is of Marathi origin but she speaks Telugu fluently as she was born and raised in Anantapur. In this post, we will find out more about her. Let’s get started.

Priyanka Jawalkar: All You Need To Know

When was Priyanka Jawalkar born?

Priyanka Jawalkar was born on September 12th, 1992 in the town of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Her family is originally from Maharashtra but they are settled in Anantapur. Growing up, she studied Telugu in school and spoke it with her friends, making her very proficient in the language. That eventually ended up being extremely helpful for her career. She has even received Filmfare Award nominations for her role in Telugu movies. 

Where did Priyanka Jawalkar study?

She had a very academic upbringing and went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After that, she also received a Fashion Designing diploma from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad. She even lived in the US for an eight month advanced statistics course and worked for six months.

Priyanka Jawalkar: Movie Career

Priyanka Jawalkar was spotted by movie scouts through her social media pictures. She was still working a corporate job at that time. She eventually made her big screen debut with the Telugu movie Kala Varam Aaye. She starred opposite Sanjeev SKJ in the movie. Priyanka Jawalkar became really popular after appearing opposite Vijay Devarakonda in the 2018 hit Taxiwala. She looked very pretty on the screen and gave a solid performance as well, establishing her as a true rising star of the Telugu industry. 

However, her career stalled for two years because of COVID-19. Priyanka Jawalkar made a triumphant return to the silver screen in 2021 with three straight movies. Her first comeback movie was Thimmarusu opposite Satyadev Kancharana. After that, she played the role of a pretty and bubbly college student in SR Kalyana Mandapam opposite Kiran Abbavaram. Her third big movie in 2021 was Gamanam, where she played the role of a Muslim woman named Zara. Her role of Zara was widely appreciated by critics and fans and she earned a Filmfare Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. 

Through her role in Gamanam, Priyanka Jawalkar shattered the image that many people held of her. Many people believed that she was just a pretty face who was going to appear as eye candy in commercial movies. However, she showed great acting chops in Gamanam and changed people’s perceptions.

How did Priyanka Jawalkar get her Gamanam role?

Producer Gnana Shekar VS approached Priyanka Jawalkar to do the role of a Muslim girl. Speaking on this, Priyanka Jawalkar said: “Post a test look, he (Gnana Shekar) roped me (Priyanka Jawalkar) in Gamanam to play Zara, who talks less and expresses more with eyes. I felt it was so tough to do during the shoot. Besides, I accepted the offer as soon as I heard that Ilaiyaraaja sir is the music director. I don’t want to miss the opportunity to work with him.

To prepare for the role, Priyanka Jawalkar watched Nithya Menen’s Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju. She spent almost a week in her quest to understand the character of Zara. Priyanka Jawalkar grew up in a Muslim area and she used that experience to get her mannerisms and actions right.

How was Priyanka Jawalkar’s experience while working on Gamanam?

Here’s what Priyanka JAwalkar said about the filmmakers: “Sujana is always supportive. As the director is a woman, I connected with her easily and became friends in no time. I also used to share my problems with her during the shoot. Gnana Shekar sir gives so much comfort to the actors and he cares for everyone.”

Speaking about her co-stars, Priyanka Jawalkar said: “I missed working with Shiva Kandukuri in Choosi Choodangane film and Gamanam made it possible. We are close friends.

Charu Haasan sir is a great actor and who am I to talk about his performance? He is a good man. While working with him, I am so cautious because I don’t want to trouble him by going for a second take.”

What is in store for Priyanka Jawalkar’s movie future?

Speaking on her future in the Telugu film industry, Priyanka Jawalkar said: “I am so afraid to do selected movies and also worried to face flops by accepting every movie that comes in my path. So, I accept films only if I like the story. I would like to work with all the heroes. I wanted to do a love story.

I sometimes feel that I didn’t properly use the success of Taxiwala. But, we can’t decide what will happen next. And I never thought that SR Kalyana Mandapam and Thimmarusu became hits amid the Corona scare. I also think that Gamanam will do well at the box office.”

Is Priyanka Jawalkar going to appear in a web series?

Priyanka Jawalkar has been very keen on appearing in web series and other OTT shows. Her fluency in multiple languages will also go a long way in helping her land a role. Priyanka Jawalkar has also said that she is open to doing bold scenes if the script demands so. As of now, some auditions with Netflix didn’t work out and she is waiting for her next chance.


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