Hebbuli became a great success in the Karnataka box office.
Later, she acted in the Malayalam film Achayans, with Jayaram, which was released in May 2017 and became a commercial success at the box office.
Her final release of 2011 was Ram Gopal Varma's Bejawada, which marked her début in Telugu language films.
The film saw her portray a college girl, Geetanjali, and featured her opposite Naga Chaitanya, but the film opened to negative reviews and became a surprise box office failure.
Following the success of Mynaa, Amala became touted as the "new top star of 2011" as she subsequently signed on to several prominent projects.
The actress had three films released on the Valentine's Day weekend of 2012, with Balaji Mohan's bilingual Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi / Love Failure becoming critical and commercial successes.
The film, made in Tamil and Telugu, featured her alongside Siddharth and portrayed her as a college girl, Parvathi, showing her romantic skills.
The film won mixed reviews, though the lead pair's on-screen chemistry was praised by critics, while another reviewer noted that "Amala renders an effortless act". Biju's Aakashathinte Niram, which was her first art-house film.
The film was screened at the competition section for the Golden Goblet Award in the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.
About the Tamil version, a reviewer from The Hindu wrote: "Amala Paul, after coming across as convincing in her last few movies, looks finally set as a leading lady", while another critic labelled that she "comes across as natural" and "it is a pleasure to see her in a role and costumes that suit her age as compared to her recent movies".