Angeline Mariya is an Indian actress and model. She was a contestant in the Malayalam reality show Bigg Boss Season 5.
Angeline Mariya was born in 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Pariyaram, Chalakudy, Thrissur. She finished her schooling with distinction. In an interview, she revealed that she was in twelfth standard when she was diagnosed with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Bipolar disorder. She pointed out that her father’s actions and cruelty were the reasons for her condition and revealed that even after taking medications she faced multiple instances of mental breakdown. According to some reports, her condition was first identified by her schoolmates who noticed her OCD tendencies and sudden changes in behaviour and alerted her mother; at first, they tried religious practises and after they showed no results she was taken to the hospital. She was part of a lawsuit filed by her parents where her father was accused of sexually abusing her, however, the case was later settled.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black (dyed)
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36:30:32
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Delson. Her mother’s name is Reji Delson. Her brother’s name is Agnel Delson. In an interview, she revealed that her parents were legally divorced, and she and her younger brother stayed with her mother. Angeline pointed out that her mother was a victim of domestic violence and often was subjected to physical abuse. She added that her father once threw tea at her mother’s face and beat her with a chopping board. Mariya revealed that when she asked her mother’s family to save them from her father, they hesitated to proceed with legal actions due to societal pressure.
She confirmed that she was in a relationship and that her partner was living abroad; however, she did not reveal his name. According to some reports, they first met each other before Angeline became an actress. Later, in an interview, she revealed that she broke up with her partner.
She follows Christianity.
Angeline was 19 years old when she started modelling. She then contested in different beauty pageants. In 2019, she ended up as the runner-up of a beauty pageant and then got selected for the Malabar Fashion League 2020. She was named Miss Thrissur 2021 and later participated in the Forever Miss India 2021.
She was cast in Praveen Raj Pookkadan’s directorial debut Velleppam (2019); however, the film was not released due to some unknown issues. In 2023, she made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Omar Lulu’s directorial Nalla Samayam. Angeline Mariya shared some controversial statements after the premier of the film and ended up getting heavily trolled on social media.
In 2020, she played a negative role in the Malayalam television series Kabani; which was telecasted on Zee Keralam. She was then cast in the Malayalam-language soap opera ‘Kudumbavilakku’ telecasted on the Asianet channel.
Bigg Boss Malayalam 5
In March 2023, it was confirmed that Angeline Mariya was an official contestant for the fifth season of the Malayalam reality television game show Bigg Boss.
She entered as the seventh competitor after she was introduced by the host of the show Mohanlal. On the first day, she got into an altercation with one of her fellow contestants and things got heated up between them.
#BBMS5Promo ബിഗ് ബോസ് ഹൗസിലെ ജീവിതം തുടങ്ങും മുൻപേ കലഹം തുടങ്ങി
— asianet (@asianet) March 27, 2023
Contentious Comments About Drug Use
Angeline made some controversial comments after the premiere of Omar Lulu’s directorial Nalla Samayam. The actress said that there was no need to fear the police officials if someone was using M (MDMA). She denied the allegations that the movie promoted drug use and argued that people could try it out once without ending up as addicts. She was heavily trolled and criticised the social media and there was strong pressure on the officials to register complaints against her for promoting drug usage. Later in an interview, she changed her stance and stated that she consciously made those comments to gain popularity and it was not her intention to promote drug usage. She pointed out that when the movie was released she requested many reporters to interview her, which everyone rejected by stating that she was not famous. After the premiere when she saw that the reporters were asking everyone about the promotion of drugs in the film, she saw that as an opportunity and deliberately made those comments. She added that she was not ashamed of the way she chose to get famous and justified her stance by pointing out that it was the coverage for negative publicity and its reach that made her do so.
- In an interview, she revealed that she and her father were never on good terms with each other. She pointed out that once when her father found out that she had a crush on someone, her father got furious and beat her mercilessly.
- She was the youngest contestant in the Malayalam reality television game show Bigg Boss’s fifth season; she was 20 years old when she got selected for the Big Boss.
- She owns the Qui Noshery TSR coffee shop in Pallikkulam, Thrissur, Kerala.
- Before she became a professional actress she was cast in an album song with a lip-lock scene and she was criticised by many for doing the kiss scene.
- She is an animal lover and has four pet dogs.
- She has a crown tattoo on her right collarbone.
- She was known as ‘M Chechi’ (chechi means sister in Malayalam) on social media following her controversial comments about MDMA.
- In an interview, she revealed that she suffered from suicidal thoughts and attempted to commit suicide; she has some marks of self-inflicted injuries on her hand.