08 October, 2010
Personal life and education
Ullal was born in Muscat, Oman to Indian immigrants parents of Devadiga community from Mangalore.
She studied at Indian School Muscat & Salalah in Oman. Later she moved to Mumbai with her mother and attended Durelo Convent High School and later studied at MMK College. At college she befriended Arpita Khan, her college mate and the younger sister of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The friendship led to the chance meeting with Salman Khan and film offers.
Ullal made her movie debut in the 2005 Hindi movie Lucky: No Time for Love across Salman Khan. After that she appeared in a movie with Khan's brother Sohail Khan in Aryan, which did not do well in the box office.
After this movie, she was noted for striking similarities in appearance with Aishwarya Rai.
Since then she has appeared many successful Telugu Movies such Ullasamga Utsahamga, her Telugu debut. It was a huge hit and she became popular in the South. Nenu Meeku Telusa...? was her second Telugu release. After that she appeared in an item number named Nuvvu ready in the Telugu movie King opposite Nagarjuna.
In 2009, Ullal appeared in one Bollywood film and another Telugu film, neither of which were successes. She has also acted in Simha opposite Balakrishna,which turned out to be a blockbuster.