Amala Akkineni is an Indian film actress, Bharata Natyam dancer, and an animal welfare activist. She acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bollywood films. She has won two Filmfare Awards South One for Malayalam
and One for Telugu . Amala is the co-founder of The Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organisation in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights in India.