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Nayanthara is an Indian film actress and former Fashion Model who mainly appears in Tamil films and predominantly appears in other South Indian movies. She was also known by her childhood name Diana Mariam Kurian. In 2003, Nayanthara made her acting debut with Jayaram in the Malayalam film Manassinakkare. She made an entry into Tamil cinema with the film Ayya in 2005. In 2006, She entered Telugu film industry in the film Lakshmi. At present, Nayanthara established herself as one of the leading & commercial successful actress in South Indian Film Industry. Check out below for Nayanthara Wiki, Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Awards, Images and More.

Nayanthara Wiki

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Nayanthara Profile

Nayanthara was born on 18 November 1984 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She comes from a Malayali Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Christian family. Her parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian hail from the aristocratic Kodiyatt family from Tiruvalla, Kerala. She has one brother Leno Kurian who hails from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nayanthara Profile

Nayanthara Profile

Her Father Kurian Kodiyattu served as an Indian Air Force official. Because of her fathers’ transfer, Nayanthara did her schoolings from various parts of North India which includes Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. She completed her schooling in Tiruvalla at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School. She then graduated with bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla.

Nayanthara Career

In 2003, Director Sathyan Anthikkad spotted Nayanthara after seeing some of her modelling assignments. He approached her to play a pivotal role in his film Manassinakkare. But Nayanthara was not interested in films and she turned down the offer initially. Later, she agreed to do just that one film. However, the film Manassinakkare received more applauds and it becomes a high financial success. After a huge success, she receives more acting offers. In 2004, She acted in the film Natturajavu by Shaji Kailas, and Fazil’s psychological thriller Vismayathumbathu with Mohanlal.

Nayanthara Career

Nayanthara Career

Nayanthara subsequently started appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. In 2005, she made her Tamil debut in the film Ayya co-starring alongside Sarath Kumar. While still shooting for this film, she was cast in another Tamil comedy horror film Chandramukhi, after its director, P. Vasu’s wife had seen her in the film Manassinakkare and recommended her. The film ran for over 800 days in theatres, eventually turning Nayanthara into one of the most-sought after actresses in Tamil. Later that year, she appeared in AR Murugadoss’ Ghajini, which also became a major commercial success.

Nayanthara Career

Nayanthara Career

In 2006, She made her debut in Telugu, starring in the film Lakshmi, Boss, I Love You. In the same year, she enacted the lead role in the film like Vallavan, Thalaimagan and E were released simultaneously during Deepavali Festival.

In 2007, She regained her throne in Kollywood acting in the Vishnuvardhan’s gangster film Billa. Her next movie Yaaradi Nee Mohini was a stupendous success in 2008 and in the same year, she had four releases including Kuselan, Satyam, Villu and Aegan. In 2009 she acted in K S Ravikumar’s Aadhavan co-starred alongside Surya.

Nayanthara Biography

Name Nayanthara
Real Name Diana Mariam Kurian
Nickname Nayanthara
Profession Indian film actress
Date of Birth 18 November 1984
Age 33
Father Name Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother Name Omana Kurian
Height 1.57 m
Weight 53 Kg
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign Scorpio
Religion Hinduism
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Hobbies Travelling, Reading Books, Long Driving and Listening Music
Hometown Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Married No
Husband Name Yet to be Updated
Current City Chennai, India

Nayanthara’s Relationships and Controversies

While shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan, she was romantically linked with the film’s director and co-actor Silambarasan Rajendar. She initially denied the reports and later she has broken up with Silambarasan and confirmed that she will not work with him again. Nayanthara started dating actor-director Prabhu Deva in 2008.

Nayanthara BoyFriends

Nayanthara BoyFriends

She had tattooed his name on her wrist and began appearing with him in public, while keeping silence and refusing to comment about the issue, neither denying nor confirming the relationship. In 2010, Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha filed a petition at the family court, seeking directions against Prabhu Deva from living in a relationship with Nayanthara and requesting a reunion with him. In 2012, Nayantara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

Nayanthara’s Strong Comeback

After her break-up with Prabhu Deva, she made a strong comeback. In 2010, All her releases turned out to be commercial successes in which she featured her as the female lead in five box office hits in the four Southern languages – Adhurs (Telugu) Bodyguard (Malayalam), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (Tamil), Simha (Telugu), and Super (Kannada, Telugu). She won the Asianet Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Bodyguard. In March 2012, she began shooting for Krish’s Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum with Rana Daggubati after an 11-month sabbatical.

She also starred in Shyamaprasad’s critically acclaimed Malayalam film Elektra. Her performance was well appreciated by critics when it was screened at the International Film Festival of India. The film was also screened at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Nayanthara's Strong Comeback

Nayanthara’s Strong Comeback

In 2011, She acted in the mythological film Sri Rama Rajyam by Bapu, in which she played the role of Sita. Her performance in the film receives critical acclaim. Subsequently, she was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress.

The following year, she won critical acclaim for her performance in Atlee’s romantic drama Raja Rani in 2013. The film made her comeback strong by winning both the Filmfare and Vijay Award for Best Actress. She then released several hit films Aarambam,  Anaamika (2014), the horror film Maya (2015), Bhaskar the Rascal (2015) and Thani Oruvan (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015). The film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan receives the critics’ acclaim and she won second Filmfare Award for her role of a deaf and mute girl.

Nayanthara's Strong Comeback

Nayanthara’s Strong Comeback

She also plays the main character in Chakri Toleti’s Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, the thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal and Bharath Krishnamachari’s Ner Vazhi, amongst other upcoming releases.

In 2016, Nayanthara portrayed a rape victim in the film Puthiya Niyamam opposite Mammootty. In the same year, she released three films including Thirunaal, Iru Mugan and Kaashmora. In 2017, she released her first horror film, Dora which will be followed by the social drama Aramm. Both the films receive a high financial success. And now she was acting in Chakri Toleti’s Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, the thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal and Bharath Krishnamachari’s Ner Vazhi, amongst other upcoming releases.

Nayanthara Movies List

No Year Film Role Language Notes
1 2003 Manassinakkare Gauri Malayalam Malayalam debut
2 2004 Vismayathumbathu Reetha Mathews Malayalam
3 2004 Natturajavu Katrina Malayalam
4 2005 Ayya Selvi Madasamy Tamil Tamil debut
5 2005 Chandramukhi Durga Tamil
6 2005 Thaskara Veeran Thankamani Malayalam
7 2005 Rappakal Gauri Malayalam
8 2005 Ghajini Chitra Tamil
9 2005 Sivakasi Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Kodambakkam Area”
10 2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Haritha Tamil
11 2006 Lakshmi Nandhini Telugu Telugu debut
12 2006 Boss Anuradha Telugu
13 2006 Vallavan Swapna Tamil
14 2006 Thalaimagan Meghala Tamil
15 2006 E Jyothi Tamil
16 2007 Yogi Nandini Telugu
17 2007 Dubai Seenu Madhumathi Telugu
18 2007 Sivaji: The Boss Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Balleilakka”
19 2007 Tulasi Vasundhara Ram Telugu
20 2007 Billa Sasha Tamil
21 2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Keerthi (Komalavalli) Tamil
22 2008 Kuselan Nayantara Tamil
23 2008 Kathanayakudu Nayanthara Telugu
24 2008 Satyam Deivanayaki Tamil
25 2008 Aegan Mallika Tamil
26 2008 Twenty:20 Diana Malayalam Special appearance in the song “Hey Dil Deewana”
27 2009 Villu Janavi Tamil
28 2009 Anjaneyulu Anjali Telugu
29 2009 Aadhavan Thara Tamil
30 2010 Adhurs Chandrakala Telugu
31 2010 Bodyguard Ammu Ashokan Malayalam
32 2010 Goa Village girl Tamil Cameo appearance
33 2010 Simha Gayatri Telugu
34 2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Chandrika Tamil
35 2010 Elektra Elektra Alexander Malayalam
36 2010 Super Indira Kannada
Telugu
Kannada debut
37 2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Seetha Telugu
38 2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Devika Telugu
39 2013 Ethir Neechal Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Local Boys”
40 2013 Greeku Veerudu Sandhya Telugu
41 2013 Raja Rani Regina Tamil
42 2013 Arrambam Maya Tamil
43 2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Pavithra Tamil
44 2014 Anaamika Anaamika Telugu
45 2014 Nee Enge En Anbe Anaamika Tamil
46 2015 Nannbenda Ramya Tamil
47 2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Hima Malayalam
48 2015 Masss Manini Tamil
49 2015 Thani Oruvan Mahima Tamil
50 2015 Maya Maya Mathews/ Apsara Tamil
51 2015 Life of Josutty Swapna Malayalam Cameo appearance
52 2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Kadambari Tamil
53 2016 Puthiya Niyamam Vasuki Iyer Malayalam
54 2016 Idhu Namma Aalu Mylaa Tamil
55 2016 Thirunaal Vidya Tamil Post-Production
56 2016 Babu Bangaram Telugu
57 2016 Kashmora Tamil
58 2016 Iru Mugan Tamil
59 2016 Dora  Pavalakkodi Tamil
60 2016 Aramm  Madhivadhani Tamil
61 2016 Velaikkaran  Mrinalini Tamil
62 2016 Jai Simha  Gauri Tamil
63 2016 Imaikkaa Nodigal  Anjali Vikramadityan Tamil Post Production
64 2016 Kolaiyuthir Kaalam Tamil Filming
65 2016 Kolamavu Kokila Tamil Filming
66 2016 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Tamil Filming
67 2016 Aaradugula Bullet Tamil Delayed

Nayanthara Awards

CIFF Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2015 Maya Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award Won
2015 Maya / Thani Oruvan / Naanum Rowdy Dhaan K. Balachander Award for Best Female Actor Won

IIFA Utsavam Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2015 Maya Best Actress Won
2015 Thani Oruvan Best Actress Nominated
2016 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Best Actress Nominated

Kalaimamani Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2010 Contribution of Tamil Cinema Kalaimamani  Won

Vikatan Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Best Actress Won
2017 Aramm Best Actress Won

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2013 Raja Rani Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress Won

Edison Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2013 Raja Rani Best Actress Won
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Best Actress Nominated
2015 Thani Oruvan The Gorgeous Belle Won

Filmfare Awards South

Year Artist/Work Category Language Outcome
2007 Billa Best Actress Tamil Nominated
2007 Tulasi Best Actress Telugu Nominated
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Best Actress Tamil Nominated
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Best Actress Tamil Nominated
2010 Simha Best Actress Telugu Nominated
2010 Super Best Actress Kannada Nominated
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Telugu Won
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Best Actress Telugu Nominated
2013 Raja Rani Best Actress Tamil Won
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Best Actress Tamil Won
2016 Iru Mugan Best Actress Tamil Nominated
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Best Actress Malayalam Won

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Language Outcome
2017 Puthiya Niyamam Best actress Malayalam Won

Nandi Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Won

CineMAA Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury) Won

Bharatamuni Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Won

Ugadi Puraskar Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Won

TSR-TV9 Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Won

Asianet Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2003 Manassinakkare Best New Face of the Year Won
2010 Bodyguard Best Actress Won
2017 Puthiya Niyamam Best Actress Nominated

Santosham Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Actress Won

South Indian International Movie Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Language Outcome
2012 Sri Rama Rajyam Telugu Best Actress Won
2013 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Telugu Best Actress (Critics) Won
2014 Raja Rani Tamil Best Actress Nominated
2015 Anaamika Telugu Best Actress Nominated
2016 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Tamil Best Actress Won
2016 Bhaskar the Rascal Malayalam Best Actress Won
2017 Iru Mugan Tamil Best Actress Won
2017 Puthiya Niyamam Malayalam Best Actress Won

Vijay Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2007 Billa Favourite Heroine Won
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Favourite Heroine Won
2009 Aadhavan Favourite Heroine Nominated
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Favourite Heroine Nominated
2013 Raja Rani Favourite Heroine Won
2013 Raja Rani Best Actress Won
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Favourite Heroine Nominated

Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2007 Billa Best Actress Won

Behindwoods Gold Medal

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2013 Raja Rani Best Acting Performance Won

IBNLive Movie Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2015 Maya Best Actress (South) Won

South Scope Style Awards

Year Artist/Work Category Outcome
2009 Nayanthara Youth Icon (Female) Won

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