Nazriya Nazim

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Nazriya Nazim
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Nazriya Nazim

(1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 28)
  • Actress
  • TV host
  • producer
Years active2006–present
(m. 2014)

Nazriya Nazim (born 20 December 1994)[1] is an Indian actress, producer and former television presenter who works predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil films. She has won One Filmfare Award South, one Kerala State Film Awards, and One Tamil Nadu State Film Award respectively.

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 Neram (2013), Raja Rani (2013), Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014), and Bangalore Days (2014).

Following her marriage to actor Fahadh Faasil, she took a break from acting.[2] She made a comeback in 2018 with Anjali Menon's movie Koode.[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Nazriya was born to Nazimuddeen 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 at Our Own English High School, Al Ain, UAE and at Christ Nagar School, Thiruvananthapuram and Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Trivandrum.[citation needed] In 2013, she joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram,[7] but reportedly left the college, owing to her tight shooting schedules.[8]

Film career[edit]

Nazriya started her career as an anchor in a Muslim oriented television quiz show named Punyamaasathiloode in 2005 on Kairali TV, following up with various other anchoring roles.[9]

She then started her acting career in 2006 as a child artist 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 popular music reality television show Munch Star Singer.[5] The Mohanlal-starrer Oru Naal Varum (2010) was her next venture, in which she played Dhanya, the daughter of Sreenivasan's character.[citation needed] She was cast in an album titled Yuvvh by Sony Music Entertainment, alongside Nivin Pauly 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.[10][11] She received Vijay Award in the category of Best Debut Actress for her acting in Neram.[citation needed] She was then seen in Raja Rani, as an IT professional called Keerthana.[12] 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".[13] Her next release was Naiyaandi, in which she played a dentist.[14]

In 2014, she was first seen in Salalah Mobiles, which flopped despite having a strong star cast, including Dulquer Salmaan.[15] She has completed filming for Thirumanam Enum Nikkah in Tamil,[16] in which she acts as a Tamil Iyengar girl.[17] She then did Ohm Shanthi Oshaana in Malayalam, sharing screen with Nivin Pauly. The film was a big hit, and became a blockbuster, running 50 days in almost all theatres.[18]

Her next films were Bangalore Days and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram in Malayalam, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum[19] in Tamil. Nazriya was signed to star in Nee Nalla Varuvada in October 2013.[20] However, in March 2014, Kajal Aggarwal was signed on and replaced Nazriya. She won the best actress in the 45th Kerala State Film Awards.

Nazriya made a comeback with the Prithviraj-starrer, Anjali Menon film, Koode, after taking a break from films following her marriage to Fahadh Faasil. In 2020, she acted in the film Trance along with her husband after an year break.[21] In 2022, she made her Telugu debut with the film Ante Sundaraniki alongside Nani.

Personal life[edit]

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


As actress[edit]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes Ref.
2006 Palunku Geethu Malayalam Child artist
2010 Pramani Sindhu Malayalam Child artist
Oru Naal Varum Dhanya Gopi Krishnan Malayalam Child artist
2013 Maad Dad Mariya Malayalam
Neram Jeena / Veni Malayalam / Tamil Bilingual film
Raja Rani Keerthana Tamil
Naiyaandi Vanaroja Tamil
2014 Salalah Mobiles Shahana Malayalam
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Dr. Pooja Mathew Malayalam
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Anjana Tamil / Malayalam Bilingual film
Bangalore Days Divya Prakash (Kunju) Malayalam
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah Vishnu Priya (Aayisha) Tamil
2018 Koode Jennifer Maria Thomas (Jenny) Malayalam
2020 Trance Esther Lopez Malayalam
Maniyarayile Ashokan Indhu Malayalam Cameo appearance
2022 Ante Sundaraniki Leela Thomas Telugu [27]

As producer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2018 Varathan Malayalam
2019 Kumbalangi Nights Malayalam
2020 C U Soon Malayalam Also production designer
TBA Production No.1 Starring Fahadh Faasil Not yet released Malayalam Co-producer

along with Anwar Rasheed Entertainments


Year Program Show type Role Channel Language Notes
2005 Shruthilayam Music show Anchor Kairali TV Malayalam
2006 Chandrakantham -Telequiss Quiz show Anchor Jeevan TV Malayalam
2010 Thanthonniyum Tharangalum Chat show Host Asianet 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 along with Ranjini Haridas


Year Song Film Music Director Notes
2014 "La La Lasa (Ummachi Rap)" Salalah Mobiles Gopi Sunder
2014 "Ente Kannil Ninakkai" Bangalore Days Gopi Sunder
2018 "Nee" Varathan Sushin Shyam
2018 "Puthiyoru Pathayil" Varathan Sushin Shyam

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nazriya Nazim awards and nominations
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2013 Asiavision Awards New Sensation in Acting Neram Won [28]
2014 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Debut Actress – Tamil Won [29]
16th Asianet Film Awards Best Star Pair (shared with actor Nivin Pauly) Won
8th Vijay Awards Debut Actress Won [30]
Jaihind TV Film Awards Upcoming Talent Award Won [31]
Edison Award Best Debut Actress Won
61st Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut – South Won [32]
Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Raja Rani Nominated [33]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Prize Award Neram Won [34]
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Tamil Nominated [35]
2015 62nd Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Malayalam Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Nominated [36]
17th Asianet Film Awards Most Popular Actress Won [37]
Best Actress Won [37]
45th Kerala State Film Awards Best Actress Nominated [38]
Bangalore Days Won [36]
Asiavision Awards Best Actress Nominated [39]
Star of the Year - Female Won [39]
Vanitha Film Awards Most Popular Actress Won [40]
2018 Nana Film Awards Second Best Actress Koode Won
2019 21st Asianet Film Awards Best Character Actress Nominated
Most Popular Actress Nominated

Other awards[edit]


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  37. ^ a b "17th Asianet Film Awards". International Business Times. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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  40. ^ "Vanitha–Cera Film Awards". International Business Times. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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