Laya (actress)

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Laya Gorty[1]
Born (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 35)[2]
Vijayawada
Spouse(s) Dr. Sri Ganesh Gorty

Laya Gorty is a Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer. Her debut film as child actor is Bhadram Koduko in 1992. Later, she started as an actress with Telugu film Swayamvaram in 1999 along with another popular actor, Venu in 1999. She went on to act in about 40 Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films.

Personal life[edit]

Laya is born into a Telugu family in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and attended Nirmala High School, Vijayawada. Her mother was a music teacher in Nirmala High School, Vijayawada and her father a doctor. During her school days, she was a state level Chess player. Later, she moved to Hyderabad and participated in multiple stage shows as a Classical Dancer, having performed in more than 50 stage shows. She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She is married to Dr. Sri Ganesh Gorty on 14 June 2006 and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. The couple have a daughter Sloka Gorty and a son Vachan Gorty. Her father is the noted nephrologist Dr. Gopalakrishna Gandikota and she is the niece of well known phiatelist, numismatist and former Indian Naval officer Cdr. Sri Rama Rao Gandikota.

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
1992 Bhadram Koduko Telugu
1999 Swayamvaram Anu Telugu
1999 Maa Balaji Sonia Telugu
2000 Manoharam Usha Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
2000 Manasunna Maaraju Telugu
2000 Kodanda Ramudu Latha Telugu
2000 Devullu Sita Devi Telugu
2001 Ramma Chilakamma Telugu
2001 Hanuman Junction Sangeetha Telugu
2001 Preminchu Meena Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
2001 Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi Laya Telugu
2001 Naalo Unna Prema Hema Telugu
2001 Maduve Aagona Baa Shanthi Kannada
2002 Gelupu Telugu
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Bhavani Tamil
2002 Siva Rama Raju Rama Raju's wife Telugu
2002 Gelupu Telugu
2002 Nee Premakai Anjali Telugu
2003 Pellamtho Panenti Sireesha Telugu
2003 Donga Ramudu And Party Vasantha Lakshmi Telugu
2003 Missamma Ratna Mala Telugu
2003 Veera Kannadiga Kannada
2003 Nenu Pelliki Ready Bhavana Telugu
2004 Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila Mahalakshmi Telugu
2004 Vijayendra Varma Telugu
2004 Gajendra Indhu Tamil
2004 Swarabhishekam Telugu
2005 Adirindayya Chandram Rajyam Telugu
2005 Alice In Wonderland Sofia Malayalam
2005 Thommanum Makkalum Poonkavanam Malayalam
2005 Udayon Maya Malayalam
2006 Rashtram Celeine Malayalam
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama Ramale Kannada
2010 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Godess Aadi Parashakti Telugu

Awards[edit]

She has won the Nandi Award for Best Actress two times for movies Manoharam (2000) and Preminchu (2001) in consecutive years.

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