Nayanthara is an Indian film actress, model as well as producer who is famous for her work in Telugu and Tamil movies.
In 2018, she became the ONLY south Indian actress to be featured in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
|Occupation||Actress and Model|
|Real name||Diana Mariam Kurian|
|Birthplace||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Date of Birth||18 November 1984|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
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Family and Education
Her parents belongs to Kerala. Her father was an Indian Air Force official and her mother was a house wife.
She was grown up as Syrian Christian and did her school education from Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi respectively. She has done her graduation in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala.
She really liked the Arya Samaj and Hindu culture and later decided to change her religion to Hinduism, so named as Nayanthara.
Height and Weight
|Height||157 cm, 1.57 m|
|Height (feet)||5 feet 5 inches|
After completing her studies, Nayanthara started working as a model and got her first Malayalam film “Manassinakkare” in 2003.
2005 onwards, she started working in various Telugu and Tamil films. In those 3 years, she was featured in 16 films of both languages.
Her career rose after release of film “Billa” in 2007 for which she was appreciated by many critics. her release “Simha” was the biggest earner Telugu movie of 2010.
She kept on working in various films which helped her in grabbing many awards, which are discussed below in this article.
Social Media Instagram
She is not on Instagram yet, but she is on Twitter (@nayantharaa) so her fans can follow her there.
In 2006, she came in relationship with Silambarasan after release of her movie “Vallavan”. But later they both got separated.
Then in 2009, she was in news due to her relationship with actor “Prabhu Deva” during shooting of Villu and they both decided to get married. But they both separated in 2012.
Currently, she is in relationship with Vignesh Sivan, and both are working on film “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan”.
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|Hobbies||Long drive, Reading, Traveling|
She has been nominated for many awards in various categories and has won many of them. Below are few of them :
|Year||Award Name||Award Category|
|2015||IIFA Utsavam Awards||Best actress|
|2013||Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best actress|
|2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017||South Filmfare Awards||Best actress|
|2011||CineMAA Awards||Best actress|
|2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best actress|
|2007, 2008, 2013, 2017||Vijay Awards||Favorite Heroine|
|2013, 2017||Vijay Awards||Best actress|
Nayanthara has been featured in many films so far released in different languages such as Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu respectively.
|Year of Release||Film Title||Language(s) of Release|
|2008||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Tamil|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Tamil|
|2011||Sri Rama Rajyam||Telugu|
|2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Telugu|
|2014||Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal||Tamil|
|2014||Nee Enge En Anbe||Tamil|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Malayalam|
|2015||Massu Engira Masilamani||Tamil|
|2015||Life of Josutty||Malayalam|
|2015||Naanum Rowdy Dhaan||Tamil|
|2016||Idhu Namma Aalu||Tamil|
|2019||Love Action Drama||Malayalam|
|2019||Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Telugu|
She is currently endorsing few brands also. Following is the list of them :
- Taka Sky
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
On Magazine Covers
She is also featured on cover page of many leading magazines :
- South Scope
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Some Other Facts
- Got the Nandi award for best actress in 2011.
- Featured in Kochi Times’ list of “15 most desirable woman” in 2014.
- Ranked 4th in Kochi Times list of most desirable woman of 2019.
- Ranked 2nd in Kochi Times list of most desirable woman of 2016.
- Also did dubbing for Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films.