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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 actresses in the South Indian Film Industry. Nayanthara and director Vignesh Shivan are in a long-term relationship and finally, this couple got married on June 09, 2022 in the presence of family and friends.

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.

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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 modeling 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 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

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.

Biography

NameNayanthara
Real NameDiana Mariam Kurian
NicknameNayanthara
ProfessionActress
Date of Birth18 November 1984
Age37 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signScorpio
FamilyFather: Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother: Omana Kurian
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNA
HusbandVignesh Shivan
ChildrenNA
ReligionChristian
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts in English Literature
HobbiesListening to Music, Traveling, Shopping
Birth PlaceTiruvalla, Kerala, India
HometownTiruvalla, Kerala, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian

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Nayanthara’s Relationships and Controversies

While shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan, she was in relationship 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.

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

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.

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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

YearTitleRole(s)Language(s)
2003ManassinakkareGauriMalayalam
2004VismayathumbathuReetha MathewsMalayalam
2004NatturajavuKatrinaMalayalam
2005AyyaSelviTamil
2005ChandramukhiDurgaTamil
2005Thaskara VeeranThankamaniMalayalam
2005RappakalGauriMalayalam
2005GhajiniChitraTamil
2005SivakasiHerselfTamil
2006Kalvanin KadhaliHarithaTamil
2006LakshmiNandhineeTelugu
2006BossAnuradhaTelugu
2006EJyothiTamil
2006ThalaimaganMekalaTamil
2006VallavanSwapnaTamil
2007YogiNandiniTelugu
2007Dubai SeenuMadhumathiTelugu
2007Sivaji: The BossHerselfTamil
2007TulasiVasundhara RamTelugu
2007BillaSashaTamil
2008Yaaradi Nee MohiniKeerthi (Komalavalli)[a]Tamil
2008Kuselan/ KathanayakuduHerselfTamil/ Telugu
2008Satyam/ SaluteDeivanayaki/DivyaTamil/ Telugu
2008AeganMallikaTamil
2008Twenty:20HerselfMalayalam
2009VilluJanviTamil
2009AnjaneyuluAnjaliTelugu
2009AadhavanTharaTamil
2010AdhursChandrakalaTelugu
2010BodyguardAmmuMalayalam
2010GoaHerselfTamil
2010SimhaGayatriTelugu
2010Boss Engira BhaskaranChandrikaTamil
2010ElektraElektra AlexanderMalayalam
2010SuperIndiraKannada
2011Sri Rama RajyamSitaTelugu
2012Krishnam Vande JagadgurumDevikaTelugu
2013Ethir NeechalHerselfTamil
2013Greeku VeeruduSandhyaTelugu
2013Raja RaniReginaTamil
2013ArrambamMayaTamil
2014Idhu Kathirvelan KadhalPavithraTamil
2014Anaamika/ Nee Enge En AnbeAnaamikaTelugu/ Tamil
2015NannbendaRamyaTamil
2015Bhaskar the RascalHimaMalayalam
2015Massu Engira MasilamaniManiniTamil
2015Thani OruvanMahimaTamil
2015MayaMaya Mathews, Apsara[b]Tamil
2015Life of JosuttySwapnaMalayalam
2015Naanum Rowdy DhaanKadambariTamil
2016Puthiya NiyamamVasuki IyerMalayalam
2016Idhu Namma AaluMylaTamil
2016ThirunaalVidyaTamil
2016Babu BangaramSailajaTelugu
2016Iru MuganMeera GeorgeTamil
2016KaashmoraRathna MahadeviTamil
2017DoraPavalakkodiTamil
2017ArammMadhivadhaniTamil
2017VelaikkaranMrinaliniTamil
2018Jai SimhaGauriTelugu
2018Kolamaavu KokilaKokilaTamil
2018Imaikkaa NodigalAnjali VikramadityanTamil
2019ViswasamNiranjanaTamil
2019AiraaBhavani, Yamuna[b]Tamil
2019Mr. LocalKeerthana VasudevanTamil
2019Kolaiyuthir KaalamShruthi LawsonTamil
2019Love Action DramaShobhaMalayalam
2019Sye Raa Narasimha ReddySiddhammaTelugu
2019BigilAngel AasirvaathamTamil
2020DarbarLillyTamil
2020Mookuthi AmmanMookuthi AmmanTamil
2021NizhalSharmilaMalayalam
2021NetrikannDurgaTamil
2021Aaradugula BulletNayanaTelugu
2021AnnaatthePattammal (Pattu)Tamil
2022Kaathu Vaakula Rendu KaadhalKanmani GangulyTamil
2022O2TBATamil
2022GoldSumangali UnnikrishnanMalayalam
2023JawanTBAHindi
TBAGodfatherTBATelugu
TBAConnectTBATamil

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
2016 Aramm Best Actress Tamil 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
2017 Aramm Best Actress Nominated
2017 Aramm Favourite Heroine Won

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

Hindu World of women

  • Chennai most deserveble women -2015 (1st place)
  • Chennai most deserveble women -2016 (1st place)
  • Chennai most deserveble women -2017 (2nd place).
  • Kochi most deserveble women -2014 (2nd place)
  • Kochi most deserveble women -2015. (2nd place)
  • Kochi most deserveble women -2016 (2nd place)
  • Kochi most deserveble women -2017 (2nd place).

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