Indian actress Nayanthara known for appearing in South Indian movies such as Raja Rani, Maya, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Sri Rama Rajyam, Manassinakkare and Araam among others. She is one of the top earning and the most south-after actress in South Indian film industry, especially in Tamil cinema. She has received several accolades including 4 Filmfare Awards South, Kalaimamani Awards and Tamil Nadu State Award and many others.
Diana Mariam Kuriyan
Nayan, Lady Superstar, Nayantara
Nayanthara was born on November 18, 1984 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, who is currently 33 years old.
Since her father worked in Indian Air Force, she had to move along with her family to different regions of the country, where she took her education.
The unmatched beauty completed her school education in Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. Then, she attended Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School in Tiruvalla. She bagged her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla.
She was a Syrian Christian by birth. She got inspired to Hinduism and subsequently converted to the religion on August 7, 2011 undergoing a traditional Vedic purification ceremony conducted at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai.
- Father – Kurian Kodiyattu
- Mother – Omana Kurian
- Siblings – Leno Kurian (Older Brother)
Silambarasan (2006 – 2008) – Nayanthra dated actor Silambarasan for a couple of years between 2006 and 2008. They both met on the sets of the film Vallavan in 2006 and quickly entered into an relationship, but that didn’t last any longer. The couple mutually ended their relationship and still are in good terms.
Prabhu Deva (2008 – 2012) – Nayanthra and actor and dancer choreographer Prabhu Deva began dating in 2008 and and subsequently entered into live-in relationship. In 2010, Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha, who is a classical dancer, moved to family court, seeking directions against him and requesting a reunion with him. She also threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Deva married Nayanthara, while several women’s organisations conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture, burning an effigy of her. Finally, Nayanthara announced that she broke out with him in 2012.
Vignesh Shivan (2014 – Present) – She began dating filmmaker Vignesh Shivan in 2014, with whom she worked in the film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. The couple made their relationship public through appearances in awards and events. She even gifted him an expensive car as token of love. Owing to his birthday, the couple went to New York and had a great time exchanging their love. They are likely to enter into wedlock soon.
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-36
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
Her shoe size is unknown. She is supposedly to wear shoe sizes of 7 (US)
Nayanthara made her onscreen debut with the 2003 Malayalam film, Manassinakkare in which she played the role of Gouri. The film was directed by Sathyan Anthikad. The commercial success of the film fetched her several offers from different languages that made her to expand her acting portfolio.
She became the heart-throb of Tamil audience ever since she starred in 2005 Tamil film Chandramukhi, alongside Superstar Rajinikanth and directed by P. Vasu.
Nayanthara has appeared in a number of special festival shows on television.
The lady superstar has been the face of a number of brands like Tata Sky and GRT Jewellery. She has appeared on several television commercials and print ads.
- Nayanthara was voted as the “Most Desirable Woman of Chennai” in a poll conducted by a leading publisher in South India.
- In 2014, she was placed in the “List of 15 Most Desirable Women” by Kochi Times.
Nayanthara Net Worth
Nayanthara net worth is estimated to be $10 million dollars as of 2017. She charges around Rs 3 crore as salary for every film and one of the highest paid actress in Kollywood. She is the one of the bankable actresses and the most sought after actress in the industry,who also makes large amount of money through lucrative endorsement deals. Since her entry into movies, she has earned a place for herself in the industry, winning over the hearts of millions of audiences.
Cars & Bikes
Nayanthara owns a couple of luxurious cars including a BMW X5 and an Audi Q7.
She has recently bought a lavish flat in Chennai who also owns a beautiful house in her hometown in Kerala.
- Favorite Food – North Indian Cuisine
- Favourite Actor – Rajinikanth, Vijay
- Favourite Actress – Simran
- Favourite Colour – Black
- Holiday Destination – London, Paris
- Favourite Perfume – Dolce, Polo sports
- Favourite Movies – A Walk To Remember, Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayege
- Hobbies – Reading, Long Driving and Listening Music
Social Media Portfolio
She is not on social media.
Nayanthara took up modeling as a passion during her college days where she became a first runner up as the Best Model in Kerala in 2003.
She was discovered by director Sathyan Anthikkad, who introduced her in his film, Manassinakkare in 2003, thus marking a steeping stone in her acting career. Since then, the fame, popularity, and wealth of the budding actress has only enhanced.
Nayanthara was just 19 when she made her debut in movies.
She would have been a Charted Accountant if not an actress.
Nayanthara tattooed Prabhu Deva’s name on her wrist during her brief relationship with him.
Among 46 nominations, she has won 36 awards in various categories to this date.
She got a huge breakthrough with the Tamil film Chandramukhi, which was her longest ever running film in the theatres with 800 days.
As a actress, Nayanthara has acted in more than 60 movies in all south Indian languages during her career spanning more than 14 years.
Her personal life was always subject to widespread media attention because she is one of the few actresses to be romantically linked with high-profile celebrities.
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 hates social media.
Nayanthara is one of the few actresses in the business to have acted with all of the leading actors in showbiz.