Anna Ben

Anna Ben is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily works in Malayalam-language films. Her debut film was Kumbalangi Nights, in which her performance was well received by the critics and fans. She is the recipient of two Vanitha Film Awards and an Asianet Film Award for Kumbalangi Nights. She also received a CPC Cine Award for Helen, her second film.

Early life

Ben is the daughter of screenwriter Benny P. Nayarambalam and Fulja. She is a fashion and apparel design graduate from St. Teresa's College, Kochi.


About her debut film Kumbalangi Nights, The Hindu wrote, "she stood out even in the presence of seasoned performers". She was chosen to play Babymol via an audition for Kumbalangi Nights. The success of the film paved the way for Helen, a survival drama starring Ben and Kappela, both winning the audience and critics. Director Sathyan Anthikad praised her acting for the former, and Manorama Online reported, "Anna Ben makes Kappela a delightful journey" about the latter.

Ben has also appeared in music videos.



  • 2019 - Asianet Film Awards for Best New Face of the Year (Female) - Kumbalangi Nights
  • 2019 - Vanitha Film Awards for Best Star Couple - Kumbalangi Nights (shared with Shane Nigam)
  • 2019 - Vanitha Film Awards for Best Debutant Actress - Kumbalangi Nights
  • 2019 - CPC Cine Awards for Best Actress in a lead role - Kumbalangi Nights and Helen