Date of Birth:18 November 1984, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India Mini Biography:At just the age of 21 years, Keralite Nayanthara has acquired the reputation... Trivia:Her favorite film is Manassinakkare (2003). Alternate Names:Nayanthara Nayantra
She did her schooling at various parts of India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu), as her father was an Air Force Official. She joined Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla for +2, then joined Marthoma college in Thiruvalla for her Bachelor's degree (English Literature). Nayantara was born into an Orthodox Syrian Christian family, in Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala.
Nayantara created headlines when publicity posters sprung up around Chennai of her Vallavan co-star Silambarasan and her kissing. However, despite maintaining a high-profile relationship, involving the press, the pair broke up soon after the film was released citing differences. Nonetheless, after the break-up, pictures were released anonymously of the pair kissing each other at Nayanthara's apartment.
Nayantara who was Diana Mariyam Kurien then, was chosen 1st runner up in Best model Kerala 2003 which was conducted by Thrissur Advertising Club. This gave her a few opportunities in modelling for adverisements. While at college, she was spotted by director Satyan Anthikkad and cast opposite Jayaram in Mansinakkare. Afterwards, she co-starred alongside Mohanlal in Naatturajaavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She was also cast with Mammootty in Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal.
She has also starred in several Tamil and Telugu movies. She was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya and with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films are Vallavan (Tamil) and Yogi (Telugu) flopped except for her Tamil film Ghajini. She regained her throne in Kollywood through the famous bikini shots in Billa in 2007. Her next movie Yaaradi Nee Mohini was a stupendous success. Nayantara's Tamil career followed with leading roles in films with Rajnikanth in Kuselan, Ajith Kumar in Aegan, Joseph Vijay in Villu and Vishal in Sathyam and thus becoming one of the highest paid actresses in South India. Unfortunately all her films after Yaaradi Nee Mohini were huge flops and she is currently doing Aadhavan with Surya Sivakumarshe is thus gaining popularity in south india .
Nayantara has contributed to several causes. While working with Rajini, who is known for giving away gifts such as chains to people on the sets to celebrate a movie's success or to reward his coworkers, she became intrigued by his kind gestures. Inspired by this, she also started to reward her co-workers in her other movies by giving away gifts such as cars and bicycles. During shoots Nayan always stays at the floor, unlike other stars.
Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award - Billa