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Nayanthara

Nayanthara is an Indian actress and former fashion model who mainly appears in Tamil films. She also appeared in other language movies like Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, and Kannada. 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 2006, She entered the Telugu film industry in the film Lakshmi. In 2023, she made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan movie. Nayanthara launched her own cosmetic brand 9skin, co-founded by Vignesh Shivan and Daisy Morgan. The official website of 9skin.in will be launched on 29 September 2023.

Biography

NameNayanthara
Real NameDiana Mariam Kurian
NicknameNayanthara
ProfessionActress
Date of Birth18 November 1984
Age (as of 2023)39
Zodiac signScorpio
FatherKurian Kodiyattu
MotherOmana Kurian
BrotherLeno Kurian
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNA
HusbandVignesh Shivan
ChildrenUyir Rudro Neel N Shivan, Ulag Daiwik N Shivan
ReligionChristian
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts in English Literature
SchoolBalikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
CollegeMarthoma College, Thiruvalla
HobbiesListening to Music, Traveling, Shopping
Birth PlaceTiruvalla, Kerala, India
HometownTiruvalla, Kerala, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • She was also known by her childhood name Diana Mariam Kurian.
  • Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara took to their Social Media page and announced their children’s names Uyir Rudro Neel N Shivan and Ulag Daiwik N Shivan. Fans were overjoyed by the news. The post received more than 3M links in 3 hours.
  • On 31 August 2023, she started a new Instagram page, where she posted her reel with her children.
  • At present, Nayanthara established herself as one of the leading & commercially 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.
  • 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 applause and it became a high financial success.
  • Her Father Kurian Kodiyattu served as an Indian Air Force official. Because of her father’s transfer, Nayanthara did her schooling in various parts of North India which includes Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi.
  • 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.
  • 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 films like Vallavan, Thalaimagan, and E were released simultaneously during the Deepavali Festival.
  • In 2007, She regained her throne in Kollywood acting in 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 Aegean.
  • In 2009 she acted in K S Ravikumar’s Aadhavan and co-starred alongside Surya.
  • Her Instagram account has over 5M followers (as of September 2023).

Relationships and Controversies

While shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan, she was in a relationship with the film’s director and co-actor Silambarasan Rajendar. She initially denied the reports and later she broke up with Silambarasan and confirmed that she would 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 silent 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.

Strong Comeback

After her breakup with Prabhu Deva, she made a strong comeback. In 2010, All her releases turned out to be commercial successes in she featured 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.

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 received 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 Awards for Best Actress. She then released several hit films Aarambam, Anamika (2014), the horror film Maya (2015), Bhaskar the Rascal (2015), Thani Oruvan (2015), and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015). The film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan received critics’ acclaim and she won the second Filmfare Award for her role as a deaf and mute girl.

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 films received high financial success.

Movies

TitleRole(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
2022GodfatherSathyapriya JaidevTelugu
2022GoldSumangali UnnikrishnanMalayalam
2022ConnectSusanTamil
2023JawanRAW Agent ShalviHindi
2023IraivanTBATamil
TBALadysuperstar75TBATamil
TBATestTBATamil

Music Videos

  • 2007 – Vajrostavam
  • 2016 – Spirit of Chennai
  • 2018 – Jai Hind India
  • 2021 – Kaalam Ouru Dhrogi
  • 2022 – Thai Engal Thamizh Naade

Movies as Producer

  • 2021 – Netrikann
  • 2021 – Rocky
  • 2022 – Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal
  • 2022 – Connect
  • 2021 – Koozhangal / Pebbles
  • 2023 – Shubh Yatra (Gujarati Film)
  • TBA – Oorkuruvi
  • TBA – Walking Talking Strawberry IceCream

Awards

International Indian Film Academy Awards

  • 2015 – Best Actress for Maya – Won
  • 2015 – Best Actress for Thani Oruvan – Nominated
  • 2016 – Best Actress for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Nominated

Kalaimamani Awards

  • 2010 – Kalaimamani as Contribution of Tamil Cinema – Won

Ananda Vikatan Awards

  • 2015 – Best Actress for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Aramm – Won
  • 2019 – Best Actress for Airaa – Nominated
  • 2022 – Best Actress for Connect – Nominated

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 2013 – Best Actress for Raja Rani – Won

Mathrubhumi Film Awards

  • 2007 – Best Actress for E – Won

Edison Awards

  • 2013 – Best Actress for Raja Rani – Won
  • 2015 – Best Actress for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Won
  • 2015 – The Gorgeous Belle for Thani Oruvan – Nominated
  • 2016 – Best Actress for Iru Mugan – Nominated
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Aramm – Won
  • 2018 – Best Actress for Imaikkaa Nodigal – Won
  • 2019 – Best Actress for Kolaiyuthir Kaalam – Nominated
  • 2019 – Favorite Actress for Bigil & Viswasam – Nominated
  • 2020 – Favorite Actress for Mookuthi Amman – Nominated
  • 2021 – Best Actress for Netrikann – Nominated
  • 2022 – Best Actress for O2 – Nominated

Filmfare Awards South

  • 2007 – Best Actress for Billa – Nominated
  • 2007 – Best Actress for Tulasi – Nominated
  • 2008 – Best Actress for Yaaradi Nee Mohini – Nominated
  • 2010 – Best Actress for Boss Engira Bhaskaran – Nominated
  • 2010 – Best Actress for Simha – Nominated
  • 2010 – Best Actress for Super – Nominated
  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won
  • 2012 – Best Actress for Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum – Nominated
  • 2013 – Best Actress for Raja Rani – Won
  • 2015 – Best Actress for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Won
  • 2016 – Best Actress for Iru Mugan – Nominated
  • 2016 – Best Actress for Puthiya Niyamam – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Aramm – Won
  • 2018 – Best Actress for Kolamavu Kokila – Nominated

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2016 – Best Actress for Puthiya Niyamam – Won

Nandi Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

CineMAA Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress (Jury) for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

Bharatamuni Film Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

Ugadi Puraskar Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

TSR-TV9 Film Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

Asianet Film Awards

  • 2003 – Best New Face of the Year for Manassinakkare – Won
  • 2010 – Best Actress for Bodyguard – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Puthiya Niyamam – Nominated

Santosham Film Awards

  • 2011 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • 2012 – Best Actress for Sri Rama Rajyam – Won
  • 2013 – Best Actress for Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum – Nominated
  • 2013 – Best Actress (Critics) for Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum – Won
  • 2014 – Best Actress for Raja Rani – Nominated
  • 2015 – Best Actress for Anaamika – Nominated
  • 2016 -Best Actress for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Won
  • 2016 – Best Actress for Bhaskar the Rascal – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Iru Mugan – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Puthiya Niyamam – Won
  • 2018 – Best Actress for Aramm – Won
  • 2019 – Best Actress for Kolamavu Kokila – Nominated
  • 2020 – Best Actress for Viswasam – Won
  • 2021 – Best Actress for Mookuthi Amman – Nominated
  • 2022 – Best Actress for Netrikann – Nominated

Vijay Awards

  • 2007 – Favourite Heroine for Billa – Won
  • 2008 – Favourite Heroine for Yaaradi Nee Mohini – Won
  • 2009 – Favourite Heroine for Aadhavan – Nominated
  • 2010 – Favourite Heroine for Boss Engira Bhaskaran – Nominated
  • 2013 – Favourite Heroine for Raja Rani – Won
  • 2013 – Best Actress for Raja Rani – Won
  • 2014 – Favourite Heroine for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal – Nominated
  • 2017 – Favourite Heroine for Aramm – Won
  • 2017 – Best Actress for Aramm – Won

Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards

  • 2007 – Best Actress for Billa – Won

Behindwoods Gold Medal

  • 2013 – Best Acting Performance for Raja Rani – Won
  • 2018 – The Golden Lady of South Indian Box Office for Nayanthara – Won

JFW – Divas of South Awards

  • 2012 – Divas of South for Nayanthara – Won

JFW Movie Awards

  • 2018 – Best Actress in a Leading Role for Imaikkaa Nodigal – Nominated
  • 2018 – Best Actress – Women-Centric Film for Kolamavu Kokila – Nominated
  • 2019 – Best Actress – Women-Centric Film for Airaa – Nominated
  • 2019 – Best Actress in a Leading Role for Viswasam – Nominated
  • 2020 – Best Actress – Women-Centric Film for Mookuthi Amman – Nominated
  • 2021 – Best Actress – Women-Centric Film for Netrikann – Won
  • 2021 – Best Women-Centric Film (Along with Vignesh Shivan) for Netrikann – Won

The Hindu World of Women Awards

  • 2018 – Excellence in the field of Entertainment for Nayanthara – Won

South Scope Style Awards

  • 2009 – Youth Icon (Female) for Nayanthara – Won

Zee Cinema Awards (Tamil)

  • 2020 – Best Actress – Airaa – Nominated
  • 2020 – Favourite Actress for Viswasam & Bigil – Won
  • 2020 – Sridevi Award for Inspiring Women of Indian Cinema for Nayanthara – Won

The Galatta Crown Awards

  • 2022 – Favourite Actress for Mookuthi Amman – Won
  • 2022 – Empress of Indian Cinema for Nayanthara – Won
  • 2022 – Favourite Heroine for Netrikann – Nominated

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