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This article is about the Indian film actress. For the Indian writer, see Nayantara Sahgal.
Nayantara at South Indian International Movie Awards 2013 (cropped).jpg
Nayanthara at the 2013 SIIMA Awards
Born Diana Mariam Kurian
(1984-11-18) 18 November 1984 (age 31)[1][2][3]
Bengaluru, India[4][5]
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model, Producer
Years active 2003–present
Home town Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Religion Hinduism[6]
Awards Kalaimamani[7]

Diana Mariam Kurian aka Nayantara (born 18 November 1984 in Bengaluru)[8] is an Indian film actress from Kerala, who appears in South Indian films. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and followed with Vismayathumbathu (2004) before foraying into Tamil and Telugu cinema.

She made her debut in Tamil cinema in 2005 with Ayya and a year later in Telugu with Lakshmi, after which she was the female lead in numerous commercially successful Tamil and Telugu films, making her one of the most sought after actresses in South Indian cinema.[9] In 2010, she also made her Kannada film debut through the Kannada-Telugu bilingual film Super,[10] which is her only appearance in Kannada till date. Her portrayal of Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and the Nandi Award for Best Actress. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her performance in Raja Rani (2013). Kochi Times listed her in the "List of 15 Most Desirable Women in 2014".[11]

With the series of successful films like Thani Oruvan, Maya and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015) she became the highest paid actress of South India.[12]

Early life[edit]

Nayantara was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India,[4] to Malayali Orthodox Christians[13] parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian who hail from an ancestral family Kodiyatt in Thiruvalla.Tiruvalla, Kerala.[14][15] Her brother, Leno, who is nine years elder to her, lives in Dubai.[16] As her father was an Indian Air Force official, she studied in various parts of India, mainly in North India.[16] She did her schooling in Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor's degree in English Literature.[17]


Debut in Malayalam cinema (2003–04)[edit]

While studying at college, Nayantara was working as a part-time model. She was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikkad, who had seen some of her modelling assignments and approached her to play a pivotal role in his film Manassinakkare (2003).[18] Although she turned down the offer initially, as she was not interested in films, she gave in eventually and agreed to do "just that one film".[18] Manassinakkare went on to become a high financial success and she continued to receive acting offers. Her both releases in 2004, Natturajavu by Shaji Kailas and Fazil's psychological thriller Vismayathumbathu saw her co-starring alongside Mohanlal; while she played the protagonist's adopted sister in the former, she portrayed a ghost in the latter.[19] Her performance in Vismayathumbathu, in particular, was lauded, with critics claiming that she had "stolen the thunder with her author-backed role",[20] and was "the revelation of the film".[21] She also acted in Thaskara Veeran and Rappakal.

Work in Tamil and Telugu cinema (2005–07)[edit]

She subsequently started appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. In 2005, she was cast in Hari's Ayya, debuting in the Tamil film industry. stated that she had made a "sensational debut in Tamil",[22] while a reviewer from said that her "presence with her beautiful smile is crowd winning".[23] While still shooting for Ayya, she was selected for the comedy horror film Chandramukhi,[24] after its director P. Vasu's wife had seen Manassinakkare and recommended her.[25] The film ran for over 800 days in theatres,[26] eventually turning Nayantara into one of the most-sought after actresses in Tamil.[9] Later that year she appeared in A R Murugadoss' Ghajini, in which she played a secondary female character.[9] Nayantara then accepted to appear in an item number as herself in the Perarasu-directed masala film Sivakasi.[27]

Her first release in 2006 was Kalvanin Kadhali. stated her performance was the "strength of the film".[28] She next made her debut in Telugu, starring in the film Lakshmi, following which she performed in Boss, I Love You. Three Tamil films in which she enacted the lead female characters – Vallavan, Thalaimagan and E – were released simultaneously during Deepavali 2006.[29] All three films opened to mixed reviews;[30][31] In Vallavan, she portrayed a lecturer who falls in love with a student younger than her. Sify wrote: "Nayanthara virtually walks away with the film and has never looked so beautiful. She looks gorgeous especially in songs and does justice to her well-etched out role".[32] The science fiction thriller E featured Nayantara in the role of a bar dancer. Reviewers from Rediff stated that she made an impact,[33] Indiaglitz said she was "very adequate and impressive in a slightly complicated role",[34] and that she had "come up with a good performance".[31] In Thalaimagan, she played a news reporter, with critics agreeing that she did not have much to do in the film.[35][36]

Billa (2007-2012)[edit]

She regained her star billing in Kollywood acting n the Vishnuvardhan-directed gangster film Billa (2007). A remake of the same-titled 1980 Tamil film, it went on to become a success at the box office[vague],[37] while Nayantara received many accolades for her performance as Sasha in her new glamour look.[38] Sify heaped praise on her, describing her as a "show stopper". The reviewer further wrote: "Nayanthara has gone full throttle to look her sexiest best [...] She has a beautiful body which she flaunts daringly [...] and is also able to bring out the cold aloofness and bitterness of her character.[39] Similarly a critic from noted that she looked "great in mini-skirts, jacket, dark glasses and tall boots".[40]

In 2008 she had five releases, four of which were in Tamil. Her first release, the family entertainer Yaaradi Nee Mohini. wrote: "Nayan dispels her bombshell act and proves that she can more than just that. She breaks into tears when needed, shows vicious contempt when rubbed the wrong way in the name of love, and looks endearing in songs". stated that she "exhibits her acting skills in full measure [and] gives a moving performance in emotional scenes",[41] while Sify's critic wrote that she looked "sensational and has done a great job in perhaps the meatiest role she has done so far".[42] She won the Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for second consecutive year,[43] as well as a nomination for the Best Actress prize at the 56th Filmfare Awards South. Her subsequent releases were Kuselan , Sathyam, Villu and Aegan . In 2009 she released Aadhavan .

In 2010, all her releases, which featured her as the female lead, turned out to be commercial successes: she had five box office hits in the four Southern languages – Adhurs (Telugu) Bodyguard (Malayalam), and Simha (Telugu), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (Tamil) and Super (Kannada).[44][45] She won the Asianet Award for Best Actress for her performance in Bodyguard. The latter three, in particular, were exceptionally successful, with Simha becoming one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of the year and Boss Engira Bhaskaran releasing to highly positive reviews, and becoming a blockbuster.[46][47][48] Upendra's Super, which marked her debut into the Kannada film industry opened to rave reviews, while her performance was also praised by critics.[49][50] Her performances in Simha, Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Super eventually fetched her nominations for the Filmfare Best Actress Award in the respective languages.[51][52][53] 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.[54] The film was also screened at the Dubai International Film Festival.[55]

Her only release in 2011 was the mythological film Sri Rama Rajyam by Bapu, in which she played the role of Sita. She received critical acclaim for her performance in the film with noting that "Nayanthara is the surprise package of the film. As Sita, she too has played the role of her lifetime. She gave a fine understated performance conveying a kaleidoscope of emotions",[56] while Sify commented "Nayanthara gave a fitting answer to all, unleashing grace and accomplishing the assignment with absolute perfection."[57] Subsequently, she was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress.[58] The film was dubbed in the media as her swan song and considered to be her last release before her marriage as she was reported to quit acting thereafter.[59]

Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012 - present)[edit]

Nayanthara began shooting for Krish's Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum in March 2012 after an 11-months sabbatical.[60] She portrayed the role of a journalist in this film and her performance was also praised, with a reviewer from Sify stating that "Nayanthara does not play the normal commercial glam-doll for a change and she is good. As a reporter, she looks good and her chemistry with Rana is perfect".[61] Her first release in 2013 was Greeku Veerudu. Her next film, Raja Rani was her first Tamil release after three years that had her in a lead role, which was followed by Vishnuvardhan's Arrambam. Both films became very successful at the box office making it as a dream comeback for Nayanthara.[62] In 2014, she appeared in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal which was directed by S R Prabhakaran. Her next release was the bilingual thriller Anamika (Telugu)/Nee Enge En Anbe (Tamil) directed by Shekhar Kammula.

In 2015, she starred in the Tamil romantic comedy Nannbenda starring Udhayanidhi Stalin.[63] Her next release was Bhaskar the Rascal starring Mammootty in Malayalam.[64] Her next release was the horror comedy Masss co-starring Suriya which became a commercial hit. Her next was the Blockbuster action flick Thani Oruvan starring Jayam Ravi.[65] She followed it with the horror film Maya. Her next Vignesh Shivan's Naanum Rowdydhaan starring Vijay Sethupathi also became a Huge Critical & Commercial Success. She is acting in the following upcoming Tamil projects: The romance film Idhu Namma Aalu starring Silambarasan,[66] and Kashmora starring Karthi. She also has Thirunaal co starring Jiiva. In November 2015, she signed a Tamil film opposite Vikram under the direction of Anand Shankar[67] and a Telugu film starring opposite Venkatesh for the third time, under the direction of Maruthi.[68]

Personal life[edit]

Nayanthara started dating actor-director Prabhu Deva in 2008.[69] In 2010, Prabhu Deva's wife Latha filed a petition at the family court, seeking directions against Deva from live in relationship with Nayantara and requesting a reunion with him.[70] Furthermore, she threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Deva married Nayantara, while several women's organisations conducted protests against Nayantara for bringing disrepute to Tamil culture, burning an effigy of her.[71] In 2012, Nayantara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.[72][72][73][74]

Nayantara was born and brought up as a Syrian Christian.[14] On 7 August 2011, she converted to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. She went through Shuddhi Karma, a procedure involving a Vedic purification and a Homam where Nayantara chanted the hymns from Veda and Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest. After the purification ceremony, a Certificate of Conversion to Hinduism was issued to her and her stage name, Nayantara, became her official name.[8] She also visited a number of holy places, including Haridwar and Rishikesh in May 2014.[75]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Manassinakkare Gauri Malayalam
2004 Vismayathumbathu Reetha Mathews Malayalam
2004 Natturajavu Katrina Malayalam
2005 Ayya Selvi Madasamy Tamil
2005 Chandramukhi Durga Tamil
2005 Thaskara Veeran Thankamani Malayalam
2005 Rappakal Gauri Malayalam
2005 Ghajini Chitra Tamil
2005 Sivakasi Herself Tamil Special appearance in "Kodambakkam Area" song
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Haritha Tamil
2006 Lakshmi Nandhini Telugu
2006 Boss Anuradha Telugu
2006 Vallavan Swapna Tamil
2006 Thalaimagan Meghala Tamil
2006 E Jyothi Tamil
2007 Yogi Nandini Telugu
2007 Dubai Seenu Madhumathi Telugu
2007 Sivaji: The Boss Herself Tamil Special appearance in "Balleilakka" song
2007 Tulasi Vasundhara Ram Telugu
2007 Billa Sasha Tamil
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Keerthi (Komalavalli) Tamil
2008 Kuselan Nayantara Tamil
2008 Kathanayakudu Nayantara Telugu
2008 Satyam Deivanayaki Tamil
2008 Aegan Mallika Tamil
2008 Twenty:20 Diana Malayalam Special appearance
2009 Villu Janavi Tamil
2009 Anjaneyulu Anjali Telugu
2009 Aadhavan Thara Tamil
2010 Adhurs Chandrakala Telugu
2010 Bodyguard Ammu Ashokan Malayalam
2010 Goa Village girl Tamil Special appearance
2010 Simha Gayatri Telugu
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Chandrika Tamil
2010 Elektra Elektra Alexander Malayalam
2010 Super Indira Kannada and Telugu Bilingual film.[10]
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Seetha Telugu
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Devika Telugu
2013 Ethir Neechal Herself Tamil Special appearance in "Local Boys" song
2013 Greeku Veerudu Sandhya Telugu
2013 Raja Rani Regina Tamil
2013 Arrambam Maya Tamil
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Pavithra Tamil
2014 Anaamika Anaamika Telugu
2014 Nee Enge En Anbe Anaamika Tamil
2015 Nannbenda Ramya Tamil
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Hima Malayalam
2015 Masss Manini Tamil
2015 Thani Oruvan Mahima Tamil
2015 Maya Maya Mathews/ Apsara Tamil
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Kadambari Tamil
2016 Idhu Namma Aalu Films that have not yet been released Mylaa Tamil Post-Production[76]
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Films that have not yet been released Vasuki Malayalam Filming [77]
2016 Thirunaal Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production [78]
2016 Kashmora Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming [79]
2016 Untitled Anand Shankar Project Films that have not yet been released Tamil Pre-production [80]
2016 Untitled Maruthi Project Films that have not yet been released Telugu Pre-Production[81]


Year Category Award Film Result
2003 Best New Face of the Year Asianet Film Awards Manassinakkare Won[82]
2007 Favourite Heroine 2nd Vijay Awards Billa Won[83]
Best Actress Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards Won[84]
Best Tamil Actress 55th Filmfare Awards South Nominated[85]
Best Telugu Actress Tulasi Nominated[86]
2008 Favourite Heroine 3rd Vijay Awards Yaaradi Nee Mohini Won[87]
Best Actress 56th Filmfare Awards South Nominated
2010 Best Actress Asianet Film Awards Bodyguard Won[88]
Best Tamil Actress 58th Filmfare Awards South Boss Engira Bhaskaran Nominated[52]
Best Telugu Actress Simha Nominated[51]
Best Kannada Actress Super Nominated[53]
2011 Best Telugu Actress 59th Filmfare Awards South Sri Rama Rajyam Won[89]
Best Actress Nandi Awards Won[90]
Best Actress TSR-TV9 Film Awards Won[91]
Best Actress (Jury) CineMAA Awards Won[92]
Best Actress 1st South Indian International Movie Awards Won[93]
Best Actress Bharatamuni Film Awards Won[94]
Best Actress Ugadi Puraskar Awards Won[95]
Best Actress Santhosham South Film Awards Won[96]
2012 Best Actress (Critics) 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Won[97]
Best Actress TSR-TV9 Film Awards Nominated
Best Actress 60th Filmfare Awards South Nominated
2013 Best Actress Edison Awards Raja Rani Won[98]
Best Tamil Actress 61st Filmfare Awards South Won[99]
Best Actress 8th Vijay Awards Won[100]
Favourite Heroine Won[100]
Best Acting Performance Behindwoods Gold Medal Won[101]
Best Actress 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Nominated[102]
2014 Best Actress Edison Awards Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Nominated
Favourite Heroine 9th Vijay Awards Nominated[103]
Best Actress 4th South Indian International Movie Awards Anaamika Nominated[102]
2015 Best Actress IIFA Utsavam Awards Maya Pending
Thani Oruvan Pending


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External links[edit]


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