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Nazriya Nazim
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Born (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 23)[1][2]
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Residence Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actress, TV host, playback singer, producer
Years active 2004-2006, 2010–2014, 2018-present
Fahadh Faasil (m. 2014)
Parent(s) Beena, Nazim
Relatives Fazil (father-in-law)
Farhaan Faasil (brother-in-law)

Nazriya Nazim (born 20 December 1994) is an Indian film actress and producer, who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films.

She started her career as an anchor on Malayalam television channel Asianet before pursuing a career as an actress. She made her debut as a child artist with Palunku (2006) and then as a lead actress in the 2013 Malayalam film Maad Dad. She has gone on to star in successful films such as Raja Rani (2013), Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014) and Naiyaandi and Bangalore Days (2014). Following her marriage to actor Fahadh Faasil, she took a break from acting.[3] She made a comeback in 2018 with Koode.

Early life

Nazriya Nazim was born to Nazimudeen and Begum Beena. She has a brother, Naveen Nazim.[4] Her family lived in Al Ain, UAE, before moving to Thiruvananthapuram.[5][6] She studied in Our Own English High School, Al Ain, UAE and Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School, Trivandrum. She has stated that she wants to study something related to business and that she may take up either a Commerce or BBA course.[7] In 2013, she joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram,[8] but reportedly left the college, owing to her tight shooting schedules.[9]


She started her career in television as an anchor in a Muslim oriented television quiz show named Punyamaasathiloode and the Orbit Digital vision production SHRUTHILAYAM on KAIRALI 2005, Produced by Sameer Glory. She then started her acting career in 2006 as a child artist by acting in the Malayalam film Palunku (2006), directed by Blessy, in which she played the daughter of Mammootty's character.[5] She went on to become an anchor on Asianet's music reality television show Munch Star Singer.[5] The Mohanlal-starrer Oru Naal Varum (2010) was her next venture, in which she played the role of Dhanya, the daughter of Sreenivasan's character.[10] She was cast in an album titled Yuvvh by Sony Music Entertainment, which became very popular among the youth.[5]

Nazriya finally landed in her first female lead role in the Malayalam film Maad Dad (2013). She was associated with the team of Yuvvh—director Alphonse Putharen and actor Nivin Pauly— again for the romantic comedy thriller film Neram—which was simultaneously made in Tamil and Malayalam. The movie became a big success, and the lead pair was appreciated by both critics and audiences alike. The scene in which Nivin proposes to Nazriya acquired cult status among cinegoers.[11][12] She was then seen in Raja Rani, as an IT professional called Keerthana.[13] Gautaman Bhaskaran from Hindustan Times wrote: "the one person who caught my attention was Nazriya Nazim, who as Arya's lover Keerthana, is absolutely gorgeous with a face that is so expressive that we do not need her to speak".[14] Her next release was Naiyaandi, in which she played the role of a dentist.[15]

In 2014, she was first seen in Salalah Mobiles, which flopped despite having a strong star cast, including Dulquer Salmaan.[16] She has completed filming for Thirumanam Enum Nikkah in Tamil,[17] in which she acts as a Tamil Iyengar girl,[18] and Om Shanthi Oshaana in Malayalam. Om Shanthi Oshaana saw her sharing screen space with her lucky charm Nivin Pauly. As expected, the film became a big hit, and became one of the biggest blockbusters of the entire industry, running 50 days in almost all theatres.[19] Her most recent films are Bangalore Days and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram in Malayalam, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum[20] in Tamil. Nazriya was signed to star in Nee Nalla Varuvada in October 2013.[21] However, in March 2014, Kajal Aggarwal was signed on and replaced Nazriya. In 2014, she received a Vijay Award in the category of Best Debut Actress for her acting in Neram (2013).[citation needed] She won the best actress in the 45th Kerala State Film Awards. Nazriya will be making a comeback with the Prithviraj Anjali Menon Film, Koode, after taking a break from films following her marriage to Fahadh Faasil.

Personal life

In January 2014, Malayalam film actor Fahadh Faasil announced to the media that he was set to marry Nazriya.[22] The pair had gotten to know each other more on the sets of Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days (2014), in which they were playing a husband and wife. Fahadh and Nazriya revealed that their parents played a pivotal role in arranging the marriage.[23][24] The pair were engaged in February 2014, before having a wedding ceremony on 21 August 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram.[25][26]




Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Palunku Geethu Malayalam Child artist
2010 Pramani Sindhu Malayalam Child artist
Oru Naal Varum Dhanya Malayalam Child artist
2013 Maad Dad Mariya Malayalam
Neram Jeena Malayalam
Veni Tamil
Raja Rani Keerthana Tamil
Naiyaandi Vanaroja Tamil
2014 Salalah Mobiles Shahana Malayalam
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Pooja Mathew Malayalam
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Anjana Tamil
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Malayalam
Bangalore Days Divya Prakash/Kunju Malayalam
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah Vishnu Priya / Aayisha Tamil
2018 Koode Jenny Malayalam
Varathan Malayalam As producer


Year Program Show type Role Channel Language Notes
2004 Punyamasathiloode Muslim quiz show Host City channel Malayalam
2005 Shruthilayam Music show Anchor Kairali TV Malayalam
2010-2012 Munch star singer junior Reality show Anchor Asianet Malayalam
2012 Star Singer Reality show Anchor Asianet Malayalam Grand finale
2012/2013 Asianet Film Awards Stage show Host Asianet Malayalam

Playback singing

Year Song Film Language Notes
2014 "La La Lasa (Ummachi Rap)" Salalah Mobiles Malayalam Debut as a singer
2014 "Ente Kannil Ninakkai" Bangalore Days Malayalam

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Language Outcome
2013 Asianet Film Award Best Star Pair (shared with Nivin Pauly) Neram Malayalam Won
Vanitha Film Award Best Star Pair (shared with Nivin Pauly) Malayalam Won
Filmfare Award Best Female Debut – South Tamil Won
Asiavision Awards – New Sensation in Acting Asiavision Awards – New Sensation in Acting
Jaihind TV Film Awards for Upcoming Talent Jaihind TV Film Awards for Upcoming Talent
Vikatan Awards Best Debut Actress
Edison Award Best Debut Actress Tamil Won
Vijay Award Debut Actress Tamil Won
Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress Raja Rani Tamil Nominated
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debutant 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debutant Neram
2014 Kerala State Film Award Best Actress Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Malayalam Won
Asianet Film Awards Most Popular Actress Malayalam Won
Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Malayalam Nominated
Filmfare Award Best Actress Malayalam Nominated
Kerala State Film Award Best Actress Bangalore Days Malayalam Won
Asiavision Awards Best Actress Malayalam Nominated
Vanitha Film Awards Most Popular Actress Malayalam Won
2017 Tamil Nadu State Film Award Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize Neram Tamil Won


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