‘Priya Prakash Varrier’ really doesn’t need a definition or reminder anymore. Known as the Indian crush and famous by the name of wink girl, Priya Prakash Varrier is a talented Malayalam actress from the Tollywood industry. One of such beauties, who achieved overnight fame through memes and went viral on social media.
Born on 12 September 1999, she is a 19 years old model and actress in Malayalam cinema. She is already a known face in the South Indian film industry, but she created a buzz after a clip of her song went viral. Just so you know, it was from her debut film, “Oru Adaar Love,”. Since then, she has transformed into an international sensation.
The only Indian celebrity who became famous overnight, Priya has set the bars high. I mean, she has more followers on Instagram than the owners of Instagram himself. And all this was a result of her overnight viral wink video that made netizens go crazy for her.
Within a 24 hour span, after the release of song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi,” from the movie “Oru Adaar Love”, her Instagram following touched the mark of a million. And it didn’t stop there. As of now, she has 6.4 million followers. With this, she has left behind the no. of followers Mark Zuckerberg had.
Even if you take her other social media accounts into consideration, there are around 80 fan accounts on Twitter. She has a huge Twitterati following as well. Her personal Twitter account has around 32,000 followers and her Facebook page has around 659,475 likes. That’s impressive, don’t you think!
The wink girl loves fun and equally loves her fans. Which is why, Priya is regularly active on social media, allowing her fans to take a peek inside her personal life. Apart from sharing the events she has been invited into, and the glamorous photo shoots, Priya also shares her picture with family, friends, and fans. She is an extrovert by nature that clearly shows on her social media profiles.
Not just this, but the rising star also shares short videos showing her hidden talents. That includes classical singing and dancing. She is really good at both by the way. No doubt that’s a treat for the eyes but it happens occasionally. And for that, you just need to keep a close eye on her account.
She is even trending with hashtags on twitter and Instagram. Hashtags like #ManikyaMalarayaPoovi from the film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ and #PriyaPrakashVarrier are still active on the social media right now.
If you want to stay up-to-date with her life you can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. There are several fans pages also available that usually posts her elegant pictures. Sometimes these fan accounts also share some lesser known fact about the star. Like she loves Arijit Singh’s voice and what not.
Priya Prakash Varrier was born and brought up in Punkunnam which located in Thrissur, Kerala, India. In a very short span of time, she was able to set up her unique identity in the entertainment industry. Though, she grabbed all this attention using just two charismatic weapons- her smile and a wink.
And why not, the video that she got famous from takes you back to school days when it was all about staring at your crush and exchanging flying kisses and winks. As a result of these charm weapons, most of the boys now look up to her as their all-time crush.
Though, it’s not just about her looks and winks, her achievement in the industry is commendable. After all, not everyone is able to achieve what she has conquered in a time span of one year.
She always dreamt of being a famous star, which now she is. It might seem all this happened overnight, but her journey actually started at an early age. She is a trained classical singer which she began at very young age. Apart from that she is a dancer as well as a fashion model.
In 2017, Priya started her modelling career. Last year in January, she did a ravishing fashion shoot for www.senyphotography.com. But it was her acting in “Oru Adaar Love” that made her so popular and now she is adored by millions of fans. Currently, she is busy promoting her upcoming film, Sridevi Bungalow in which she is doing the lead role.
Early life and family
Priya Prakash Varrier belongs to a middle-class family who lives in Kerala. She was born and brought up in the small and quaint area of Punkunnam. Spending most of her childhood in her hometown, she attended a local private school there itself.
Although her real name is Priya Varrier her school friends and family members like to call her as Riya. Currently, she is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.Com) from Vimala College in Thrissur, Kerala.
Talking about her family members, her father Prakash Varrier is a government employee at the Central Excise Department. On the other hand, her mother Preeta Varrier is a housewife. Priya also has a younger brother whose name is Prasiddh Varrier.
Until February 9, 2018, she was living a very normal life. But after that day everything changed. Next day, she woke-up to the news that the wink clip from her song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi,” has gone viral. She had no idea that it would be the turning point in her life and things would keep getting better for her.
She started her acting career in 2017 by featuring in 3 short films including Kadalsu Thoni and Third Flip. Both of them were directed by Lewin Louise Thattil. But, it was the 28-second long viral clip of winking that made her a famous face. It was a romantic teen comedy directed by Omar Lulu.
The movie narrated a romantic story of two high school students in Kerala. Even though everyone in India didn’t watch the movie, but everyone watched the clip that helped the film gain nationwide attention. Priya was exchanging flirtatious expressions (winking and shooting finger pistol) with her co-star in the viral clip.
She is just an emerging star but because of sophisticated expressions, she was compared with many leading female celebrities in the industry. After seeing her acting skills in front of the camera, one thing is clear that she is a natural actor.
After her viral video, she did her first ad film for “Nestle Munch.” She also got many big offers after the viral clip, though she confirmed she is not going to work in another movie before the release of Oru Adaar Love. It finally got released on March 3 last year. This year Priya is all set for playing the lead role in her next film ‘Sridevi Bungalow.’
Every Indian who uses social media, knows who Priya Prakash Varrier is. There was a tsunami of articles, jokes, news, and memes after her clip went viral.
Other than becoming popular with her viral clip, Priya has also participated in Beauty Pageants. She is also an active model and has walked on many ramps including the Aiswaryarani 2017.
Priya Prakash Varrier meme, better known as ‘Wink girl meme’, ‘National crush meme’ and also a part of extended ‘Sakht Launda meme’, is a picture of a south-Indian actress named Priya Prakash Varrier. Which is also used in a series of memes to display the fact that guys loose it when they see a beautiful girl who is as flirtatious as this one or/also even the strongest of hearts melt when a beautiful girl passes such a flirtatious wink.
The Priya Prakash meme originated out of a teaser clip from the movie film Oru Adaar Love. The clip featured a song called Manikya Malaraya Poovi, in which Priya Prakash Varrier dressed in school uniform winks at a fellow student.
On 9th February, a 10 sec clip featuring Priya was uploaded on YouTube that received over 10 million hits by 14 February. The first meme to appear on Twitter was by a user @firkiii who uploaded a meme on 11th February, with the caption, ‘who tf did this’. The meme was a clip of Priya’s wink replaced by video sections of PM Narendar Modi who blushes and hides his face when he sees Priya winking at him.
who tf did this 😭😂 pic.twitter.com/87SlMPWhre
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) February 11, 2018
The meme spread amongst the netizens and one after the other creators picked it up to create fresh memes. One such meme surfaced the same night.
Rahul Gandhi-Priya Varrier meme
On 11th feb a user Rofl [email protected]_ posted a photo sequence meme with the caption, ‘Sequence of events on #ValentinesDay’.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) February 11, 2018
Donald Trump-Priya Varrier meme
Another user called Drunken [email protected], uploaded a meme on 12th Feb. In a similar fashion as above user @firkii, the wink video which showed Priya Varrier in classroom eyeing her love from across the room, was replaced by Donald Trump’s videos in which he makes weird faces.
— Drunken Master (@IMinHangover) February 12, 2018
Another Twitter user called, Gaurav [email protected] uploaded a compilation of memes in which there is sequence of people falling one after the other. In every smaller clip, a person or a group of people are shown losing their balance after Priya winks at them. The video compilation was made by Buddy Bits.
— Gaurav Kathait (@GauravKathait8) February 12, 2018
Context of Use
The Priya Varrier meme were used in several contexts. One out of those is being a part of ‘Sakht Launda memes’.
A user, Angoor Stark 🍇🇮🇳@ladywithflaws posted a meme of the same lines of Sakht Launda cult memes. The caption for the meme was,’ Asli Sakht Launda., with a picture of Gautam Gambhir in a very serious look, meaning his heart did not melt with her wink or smile.
Another context in which the Priya Varrier has been widely used is in the ‘most iconic winks’ – The user Aditii🎀@Sassy_Soul_ uploaded the very first of these memes on 11th feb with the same caption, (image below)
Spread on Facebook
A Facebook page Sarcasm Hub, posted a news on 12th Feb, 2018 that said, ‘Meet Priya Prakash Varrier, The Girl Whose One Wink Has Melted Every ‘Sakht Launda’ Of India. Several other Facebook pages like Sarcasm etc. also came up with their version of memes.
Two Facebook pages by the name Priya Prakash Varrier – memes exist.
One by the name of Priya Prakash Varrier – memes which posted a number of video memes since the wink clip started doing rounds.
Another as Priya Prakash Varrier Memes (this page was previously known as ‘Pooh’ and was created on 16th Feb, 2015. After Priya Varrier meme got viral, on 12th Feb, 2018 the name was changed to the current one) (https://www.facebook.com/pg/PriyaPrakashMemes/photos/?ref=page_internal)
Both the pages uploaded a number of memes which were in picture as well as a clip format.
Spread on Instagram
Priya Varrier, the wink girl meme acquired a lot of following within a time span of 24 hours. At 3.5 million followers, the wink girl has now become the third celebrity around the world to get more than 600k followers on Instagram, with Ronaldo and television celebrity Kylie Jenner sitting above her.
An Instagram account – priyaprakashvarriermemes came up with a number of memes. It featured several actors to politicians to news anchors and various contents. The memes included the mash up memes of Priya’s wink against Drake, Arnab Goswami, Narendra Modi to Jimmy Shergil, bahubali star ‘ Prabhas’ , this page uploaded all kinds of memes. (Shown below)
Dancing, traveling and listing to music are her favorite hobbies. She loves to give time to these hobbies in her spare time. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and that pretty much tells a lot about her strong personality.
Though she belongs to the Southern part of India, her favorites are from Bollywood and North India. Just like everyone, her dearest cricketer is our very own MAHI aka Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Even when it comes to her favorite Bollywood actor and actress two out of three are from North India. Ranveer Singh, and Shah Rukh Khan and Vijay Sethupathi – are her favorite movie stars.
And the power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are her all-time favorite stars from Bollywood.
She loves the voice of Arijit Singh and the song Channa Mereya happens to be her all-time preference track so far. Talking about her love flings, there are rumors that she is dating Hrishikesh Saji. However, we don’t know for sure.
The power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are her all-time favored stars from Bollywood.
Currently, the star is all set to make her appearance in Bollywood big screen with the release of her next film, Sridevi Bungalow. The movie narrates the story of a lonely actress and her tragic death. From the name of the movie to the story, everything is pointing towards the controversial death of Bollywood Actress – Sridevi.
Which is why, the trailer release of Sridevi Bungalow has upset many people. Including Boney Kapoor, husband of veteran actress Sridevi. Sridevi died in February 2018, and her tragic death still remains a mystery, as it seems to be a suicide. However, the controversy is revolving around hurting the sentiments of Sridevi’s family as well as on the fact that no one should be making a film on a tragic incident.
Boney Kapoor has already filed a legal notice against the filmmakers of Sridevi Bungalow. Since she is playing the lead role in the movie became a part of the controversy.
People are debating whether the movie is portraying the life of the veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi? However, Priya has already responded to the legal notice of Boney Kapoor saying “Sridevi is just the name of my character.”
The case is still one of the hot-optics in B-town with many actors frowning because they feel that the movie is hurting the sentiments of a deceased actress Sri Devi. However, Varrier remains strong and is busy completing her latest project Sridevi Bungalow.
Some notable images of Priya Prakash Varrier