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Nayanthara Biography

Nayanthara (age 36 years) is an Indian film actress and model born as Diana Mariam Kurien on 18 November 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The beautiful actress mainly works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema.

She made her debut in Malayalam cinema with the film “Manassinakkare”( 2003) alongside Jayaram, in Tamil cinema with the film “Ayya” (2005) alongside R.Sarathkumar and in Telugu cinema with the film “Lakshmi” (2006) alongside Daggubati Venkatesh. The actress is often referred to as the lady superstar of South Indian Cinema. She has acted in more than 75 films.

In 2011, a Christian jacobian Diana converted to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Mandir in Chennai, and her on-screen name is now official name. She was the only South-Indian female actor to appear in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 2018 list based on her income and popularity.

Nayanthara Biography
Nayanthara Biography
Nayanthara Intro
Full NameNayanthara
Nick NameLady Superstar, Nayan, Mani
Name MeaningNayanthara means "beloved , membrane of the eye" in English.
Birth Date18 November 1984
Age36 Years (As of 2020)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Marital StatusUnmarried
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
ResidenceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
ReligionHinduism
Hobbies /Personal InterestsReading, Listening Music
Education
SchoolBalikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
College/UniversityMar Thoma College, Tiruvalla
Highest QualificationBA in English Literature
Physical Appearance
Height165cm/ 1.65m/ 5ft 5 inches
Weight50 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorNatural Black
Body TypeHourglass Slim
Family & Relationships
FatherKurian Kodiyattu (Profession: Retired Air Force Officer)
MotherOmana Kurian (Profession: Homemaker)
SiblingsLenu Kurian (Brother)
Husband/SpouseNone
Affairs & Boyfriends
  • Silambarasan (Actor)
  • Prabhu Deva (Indian Choreographer)
  • Vignesh Shivan (Director)
Career
DebutMovie: Manassinakkare (2003)
ProfessionFilm Actress (2003-present)
Movies
  • Manassinakkare (2003) as Gouri
  • Vismayathumbathu (2004) as Reetha Mathews
  • Natturajavu (2004) as Katrina
  • Ayya (2005) as Selvi
  • Chandramukhi (2005) as Durga
  • Thaskara Veeran (2005) as Thankamani
  • Rappakal (2005) as Gouri
  • Ghajini (2005) as Chitra
  • Kalvanin Kadhali (2006) as Haritha
  • Lakshmi (2006) as Nandhinee
  • Boss (2006) as Anuradha
  • E (2006) as Jyothi
  • Thalaimagan (2006) as Mekala
  • Vallavan (2006) as Swapna
  • Yogi (2007) as Nandini
  • Dubai Seenu (2007) as Madhumathi
  • Tulasi (2007) as Vasundhara Ram
  • Billa (2007) as Sasha
  • Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008) as Keerthi
  • Satyam (2008) as Deivanayaki
  • Salute (2008) as Divya
  • Aegan (2008) as Mallika
  • Villu (2009) as Janvi
  • Anjaneyulu (2009) as Anjali
  • Aadhavan (2009) as Thara
  • Adhurs (2010) as Chandrakala
  • Bodyguard (2010) as Ammu
  • Simha (2010) as Gayatri
  • Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) as Chandrika
  • Elektra (2010) as Elektra Alexander
  • Super (2010) as Indira
  • Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) as Sita
  • Krishnam: Vande Jagadgurum (2012) as Devika
  • Greeku Veerudu (2013) as Sandhya
  • Raja Rani (2013) as Regina
  • Arrambam (2013) as Maya
  • Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) as Pavithra
  • Anaamika (2014) as Anaamika
  • Nee Enge En Anbe (2014) as Anaamika
  • Nannbenda (2015) as Ramya
  • Bhaskar the Rascal (2015) as Hima
  • Massu Engira Masilamani (2015) as Malini
  • Thani Oruvan (2015) as Mahima
  • Maya (2015) as Maya Mathews, Apsara
  • Life of Josutty (2015) as Swapna
  • Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015) as Kadambari
  • Puthiya Niyamam (2016) as Vasuki Iyer
  • Idhu Namma Aalu (2016) as Myla
  • Thirunaal (2016) as Vidya
  • Babu Bangaram (2016) as Sailaja
  • Iru Mugan (2016) as Meera George
  • Kaashmora (2016) as Ratna Mahadevi
  • Dora (2017) as Pavalakkodi
  • Aramm (2017) as Madhivadhani
  • Velaikkaran (2017) as Mrinalini
  • Jai Simha (2018) as Gauri
  • Kolamavu Kokila (2018) as Kokila
  • Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018) as Anjali Vikramadityan
  • Viswasam (2019) as Niranjana
  • Airaa (2019) as Bhavani Yamuna
  • Mr.Local (2019) as Keerthana
  • Kolaiyuthir Kaalam (2019) as Shruthi Lawson
  • Love Action Drama (2019) as Shobha
  • Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) as Siddhamma
  • Bigil (2019) as Angel Aashirvaatham
  • Darbar (2020) as Lilly
  • Mookuthi Amman (2020) as Mookuthi Amman
    Upcoming Movies
    • Kottayam Kurbana [Malayalam]
    • Annaatthe [Tamil]
    • Netrikann [Tamil]
    • Trishna [Malayalam]
    • Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal [Tamil]
    • Auto Jaani [Telugu]
    Television seriesNone
    Music VideosNone
    Ad Shoots (Brands Endorsed)
    • TATA SKY
    • GRT Jewellery
    • Tanishq
    Magazine CoversMultiple
    Awards Won
    • Asianet Film Awards for Best New Face of the Year (2003) for film Manassinakkare
    • Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards for Best Actress (2007) for film Billa
    • Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine (2007) for film Billa
    • Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine (2008) for film Yaaradi Nee Mohini
    • South Scope Style Awards for Youth Icon- Female (2009)
    • Kalaimamani Awards (2010) for Contribution of Tamil Cinema
    • Asianet film Awards for Best Actress (2010) for film Bodyguard
    • Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • Nandi Awards for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • CineMAA Awards for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • Bharatamuni Film Awards for Best Actress (2011) for the film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • Ugadi Puraskar Awards for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • TSR-TV9 Film Awards for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • Santosham Film Awards for Best Actress (2011) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2012) for film Sri Rama Rajyam
    • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actress (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards for Best Acting Performance (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • Vijay Awards for Best Actress (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress- Critics (2013) for film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
    • Edison Awards for Best Actress (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress (2013) for film Raja Rani
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2014) for film Raja Rani
    • Edison Awards for Best Actress (2015) for film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
    • Edison Awards for The Gorgeous Belle (2015) for film Thani Oruvan
    • Vikatan Awards for Best Actress (2015) for film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
    • Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress (2015) for film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
    • IIFA Utsavam Awards for Best Actress (2015) for film Maya
    • Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress (2016) for film Puthiya Niyamam
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2016) for film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2016) for film Bhaskar the Rascal
    • IIFA Utsavam Awards for Best Actress (2016) for film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Iru Mugan
    • Vijay Awards for Favourite Heroine (2017) for film Aramm
    • Vijay Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Aramm
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Puthiya Niyamam
    • Edison Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Aramm
    • Vikatan Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Aramm
    • Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Puthiya Niyamam
    • Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress (2017) for film Aramm
    • Behindwoods Gold Medal for The Golden Lady of South Indian Box Office (2018)
    • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress (2018) for film Aramm
    • Vikatan Awards for Best Actress (2018) for film Kolamavu Kokila
    • Edison Awards for Best Actress (2018) for film Imaikkaa Nodigal
    • The Hindu World of Women Awards for Excellence in the field of Entertainment (2018)
    • Zee Cinema Awards Tamil for Favorite Actress (2020) for film Viswasam & Bigil
    • Zee Cinema Sridevi Awards for Inspiring Women of Indian Cinema (2020)
    Money Factor
    SalaryVaries
    Net Worth$15 Million (estimated as of 2020)
    Cars OwnedNot Known
    Social Media Profiles
    FacebookNone Official
    Twitter@nayantharau
    Instagram@nayantharaaa

    Controversies

    Nayanthara dating Prabhu Deva (2010)

    In 2008, Nayanthara started dating Prabhu Deva. They both were in a four-year relationship while the actor was still married to his now ex-wife Ramlatha. Prabhudeva was all set to marry Nayanthara, but Latha came in their way and dragged the matter to court. She filed a petition to take action against the live-in relationship between them, also Prabhu Deva to resettle his family life. After her hunger strike warnings and other social pressures, Nayanthara ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

    Nayanthara and Simbu’s leaked Photographs (2014)

    After dating for a few months, Nayanthara and Simbu had parted ways and after some time some intimate photographs of the couple had surfaced on the internet and caused some trouble for them.

    A scene from “Thirunaal” (2016)

    The movie “Thirunaal” has a scene in which a little school kid kisses Nayanthara on her lips. The mother of that child had posted that screenshot on Facebook and captioned it “My son’s lip-lock with Nayanthara”. The social media took this a little seriously and responded to it with a truckload of trolls.

    The Drugs Case (2016)

    In 2016, Nayanthara was detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for an alleged drug offense. This was when she was coming back to India after wrapping up the shoot of Iru Mugan with actor Vikram.

    Misogynistic remarks made by Radha Ravi (2019)

    Radha Ravi made a comment on Nayanthara’s Sita role and said “In old days, filmmakers offered the role of the goddess to the veteran actress KR Vijaya. But today, anybody can play the role. We can cast those who are respected“. This comment made many people from the film industry very angry.

    Nayanthara’s Lesser Known Facts

    • Nayanthara was born in an orthodox Syrian Christian family. But later in 2011, she converted herself to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    • As her father was in the Indian Air Force, she grew up in different parts of India like Chennai, Gujarat, and Delhi.
    • She was the runner-up in the 2003 Best Model in Kerala.
    • Director Sathyan Anthikkad saw her during her college days in 2003 and cast her in a Malayalam movie.
    • Her movie, Chnadramukhi released in 2005 was the blockbuster of that year and the longest-running south Indian film till 800 days in Shanthi theatre.
    • She tattooed Prabhu Deva’s name on her wrist during a relationship with her.
    • She wanted to become a CA before a career in films.

    FAQs

    Is Nayanthara married?

    No, she is not married yet but she is dating director Vignesh Shivan.

    What was the relation between Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva?

    Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva were in a relationship for around four years before the breakup in 2011.

    Which was Nayanthara’s first film?

    She made her film debut with the film “Manassinakkare” alongside Jayaram.

    What is the real name of Nayanthara?

    Nayanthara’s birth name is Diana Mariam Kurian.

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