Abhinaya is an Indian film actress and model. Despite being hearing and speech impaired, she has played characters that talk and hear.She made her acting debut in Naadodigal (2009) and went on to reprise the role in its Telugu and Kannada remakes.
Abhinaya's father played a security officer's role in the Telugu film Stalin, directed by A. R. Murugadoss. Murugadoss noticed Abhinaya, who had accompanied her father, and suggested her name to M. Sasikumar. Sasikumar later cast her in Naadodigal, which was directed by Samuthirakani. The success of Naadodigal and critical acclaim for Abhinaya's performance led him to cast her in the Telugu remake Shambo Shiva Shambo, while she was signed to play the same role in its Kannada remake Hudugaru as well. She won two Filmfare Awards for her performances in Naadodigal and Shambo Shiva Shambo the following year. She was cast in an important role in Easan (2010) directed by Sasikumar. In 2011, A. R. Murugadoss signed her to play a supporting role alongside Suriya in the flim 7aam Arivu.She is currently shooting for two films, The Reporter that will mark her Malayalam cinema debut and the Telugu film Dammu in which she would play the eldest sister of Jr. NTR's character. She has also signed a film to be produced by Gautham Menon and directed by Prabhu Deva's former assistant, Prem Sai.
|2009||Naadodigal||Pavithra Natraj||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South|
Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
|2010||Aayirathil Oruvan||Cholan's daughter||Tamil|
|2010||Shambo Shiva Shambo||Pavithra||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu|
|2011||Hudugaru||Pavithra||Kannada||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada|
|2011||7aum Arivu||Bodhidharma's wife||Tamil|
|2013||Isaac Newton s/o Philipose||Annie||Malayalam|
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Chinni||Telugu|