Mamilla Shailaja Priya
Mamilla Shailaja Priya (born 1978), popularly known as Priya, is a Telugu actress. She appears primarily in Telugu feature films and television soap operas and has also acted in other languages like Hindi and Tamil. She made her acting debut in 1998 with the movie "Master" which featured "Megastar" Chiranjeevi. In the same year, she has started her television career with the lead role in the serial "Priya Sakhi" which also happened to be the first mega serial in Gemini channel directed by Vadderaju Lakshmi Sharat and produced by Dr.Vadderaju Sharat Kumar. This serial was a run away hit and was hugely popular among the young and the old alike. She came to be known as "Priya Sakhi" Priya following the huge success of her character in the serial. She has won the prestigious "Nandi Award" presented by the government of Andhra Pradesh for her role in this serial. This followed with a string of soap operas in almost all the leading TV channels in Telugu, in which she has acted in a variety of roles. Apart from soap operas, she has acted in about 60 feature films in Telugu and Hindi with various co stars like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna and also with the Super Star of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan.
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