Maria Juliana, known among fans as Bigg Boss Julie, became a sensational name in early 2017 during the Jallikattu protests in which she went on to be one of the several popular faces to represent the movement. Post the Jallikattu protests, Julie went on to make a surprising and dramatic entrance in the first edition of the smash hit Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss. Since Bigg Boss, Julie has gone on to be featured in several endorsements while also landing film offers. Among the films that had come her way are guest appearances in Vemal's Mannar Vagaiyara and Hiphop Tamizha's recently-released, Naan Sirithal. Likewise, there are a few other films that have her in a lead role among which include the devotional thriller, Amman Thayee, which had its promos and trailer receive a huge response from fans. She had also signed up for a film titled Polladha Ulagil Bayangara Game alongside Bigg Boss 2's Aishwarya Dutta, another venture titled, Utthami and an untitled project which is still in its developmental stages. 
That said, Julie’s name has been involved in a controversy over the past couple of days. She has been linked with a north Indian based businessman. A section of media had reported that Maria Juliana is apparently in a live-in relationship with a businessman. The actress has now clarified her stand and also condemned the act of the journalist for posting fake news. Her tweet reads as follows - “Shame on u to spread fake news and spoil my name.. Please do not encourage pages that defame a person like this #cyberbullying and kindly report this page.. And news regarding my marriage that is circulating in the media is totally fake.” 
It must be noted that Julie was earlier part of another controversy after she and her alleged boyfriend Rajhithibran reportedly got entangled in a brawl with a police officer named Boopathi outside the parking lot of the Egmore Metro Railway Station in Chennai. It was later reported Rajhithibran was arrested after an argument led to a physical fight with Boopathi after which he was released without any charges.