Namitha Pramod is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in the Malayalam entertainment industry. In 2015, she came into the limelight after she appeared in the Malayalam film, Amar Akbar Anthony in which she played the role of Jennie.
Namitha Pramod Attuchirakkal was born on Thursday, 19 September 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Namitha completed her schooling at Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at St. Teresa’s College, Kochi. Fascinated by acting since childhood, Namitha started her entertainment career when she was in the seventh standard. In an interview, while recalling her childhood days, Namitha said,
Usually when new heroines are brought in for a film, they are put in front of the camera only a week after the start of shooting. Till then shooting method and other things will be taught to them through experience. Satyanank himself has said that there were no such difficulties in my case. As a child actor, I didn’t have the fear of standing in front of the camera because I acted in some serials and small films.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Namitha Pramod belongs to a Hindu Malayali family.
Parents & Siblings
Namitha’s father, Pramod A R Raveendran, is a businessman.
Namitha’s mother, Indu Pramod, is a homemaker. In an interview, Namitha talked about her mother and said,
It is because of her that I am what I am today. She has moulded my character, my values and my confidence. I still remember her expression when I first did my stage performance back in kindergarten. She had more dance expressions than what I could produce on my face. It continues even now. She is always one call away and gives me the best advice when in doubt. She is also my role model on how a mom should be. She makes sure that we have everything.”
Namitha Pramod has a younger sister named Akitha Pramod Attuchirakkal.
In 2017, it was rumoured that Namitha Pramod was dating Dhyan Sreenivasan (actor). However, the actress’s father later refused the dating rumours and said they were good friends. In an interview, he said,
Don’t know why her name is being dragged into this. Dhyan is getting married and it’s not to Namitha. Dhyan will be getting married by April this year.”
Namitha Pramod follows Hinduism.
In 2007, Namitha made her acting debut as a child actress with the television show Amme Devi in which she played the role of Devi. Subsequently, she appeared in various other television shows like Vellankanni Mathavu (2007), Ente Manasaputhri (2007), Ente Manasaputhri (2008), and Ulladakkum (2008).
In 2011, Namitha made her film debut with the Malayalam film Traffic. In 2012, she appeared in the film Puthiya Theerangal in which she played the lead role of Thamara. Subsequently, she appeared in various Malayalam films like Sound Thoma (2013), En Kaadhal Pudhithu (2014), Villali Veeran (2014), Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Kammara Sambhavam (2018), Al Mallu (2020), and Margamkali (2019).
In 2022, Namitha was featured in Nadeershah’s Malayalam film Esho in which she played the lead role of Advocate Aswathy. In a media interview, she talked about the roles she played in various Malayalam films and said,
I have prepared a lot for some of my films specially for my character Thamara in “Puthiya Theerangal”. I learned swimming and I got myself tanned for the film. The film demanded my look to be different. In terms of acting, I had to work a lot for the character Maya in “Law Point”. I had to bring in lot of nuances for that character and the film itself was in a different kind of genre. I had to train myself to be Maya. Then there was “Pullipulikalum Attinkuttiyum”, Kainakari Jayasree is a dancer and I haven’t learned classical dance. So I learned dance for that. See, that’s what I love being in this industry. You get to learn so much and you play such interesting characters. I love all my characters. They all have been wonderful.
Namitha Pramod has appeared in various TV commercials like Vikas Money Limited, Manjali Jewellers, Elanadu Ghee, and Kiwi Ice Cream.
Spat with Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan
In 2017, it was rumoured that Namitha Pramod fought with Kavya Madhavan (actress) during a trip to the United States for the shooting of Dileep Show 2017. However, later Namitha denied the rumours and said,
I came to know about it through social media. The rumor was that I had a fight with Kavya Madhavan during a trip to the US for Dileep Show 2017. I sent Kavya Madhavan a screenshot of the online report and asked if she had heard about the news.”
The reason behind Kavya Madhavan and actor Dileep’s fight
In 2017, during the shooting of the Malayalam show The Dileep Show, there were rumours that Namitha Pramod was the reason behind the fight between Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan and Malayalam actress Dileep. However, in a media interview, Namitha denied the rumours and said,
I feel sorry for those who create such stories. I’m wondering how someone can make the news. What a concept. Come on… family is a big feeling. All of them are very close to me.”
Involvement in Malayalam actress Bhavana’s abduction and assault case
Reportedly, Namitha Pramod along with actor Dileep was involved in the Malayalam actress assault case. According to a media source, soon after the Malayalam actress assault case, a considerable amount of money was transferred by Dileep to Namitha’s bank account. However, in a social media post, Namitha denied the allegations and slammed the news as ‘baseless reports.’ . In the social media post, she quoted,
It is common that women in film field are rumored about, and I generally ignore them the way they deserve. I decided to upload this statement as there are certain news doing rounds, breaking the limits of all such accusations.”
- In 2013, she won the Asianet Film Awards as Best Actress for the Malayalam film Ormayundo Ee Mukham (2014).
- In 2014, she won the Vanitha Film Award as Most Popular Actress for the Malayalam film Vikramadithyan (2014).
- In 2016, she won Vanitha Film Awards as Most Popular Actress for the Malayalam films Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) and Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015).
- Food: Prawns Biryani, Chocolates
- Actress(es): Kajol, Meera Jasmine
- Hobbies: Pencil drawing, Writing, Listening to music
- Singer(s): Swetha Mohan, Vijay Yesudas
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In an interview with a media source, Namitha Pramod said that aspired to become a professor. She quoted,
You know my biggest dream is to be a professor in some college. I love to teach. One day when I have my own family away from all these buzz around me, I will be teaching somewhere in a prestigious college with a Ph.D. So, my studies are important to me. In fact, a few hours back I enrolled myself as a sociology student at St. Teresa’s college in Ernakulam. I want my studies and profession to go hand in hand.
- In an interview in 2018, Namitha accused the media houses of dragging her name into unnecessary controversy. she quoted,
When some problems erupted in the cinema industry, my name too was dragged into it. It is the media which informs the public about whatever happens around the world. They definitely should have some It is the media which informs the public about whatever happens around the world. They definitely should have some sense of justice. One should enquire about the authenticity of the report before actually publishing it. It is not right to allege that someone is part of a case as casually as publishing a gossip story. I was upset in the beginning, often wondering why I had been unnecessarily dragged into all these. But I must say that the support that I got from my family and friends is incredible.”
- In a media interview in 2021, Namitha Pramod revealed that she will quit acting after marriage. Further, she added the reason that she wants to enjoy her marital life and look after her family. She quoted,
There won’t be many problems with other jobs. But in cinema, one has to leave their family for around 70 days. When you have children, who’ll look after them? Our mother care for us very much. So I have a wish to become a good mother. Many appreciated my decision, including actors. I’ll start thinking about marriage once someone special comes into my life.”
- Namitha Pramod is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Popo.