Vijay Kumar

Nayantara Biography


Nayantara (born as Diana Mariam Kurian) is an Indian film actress, who mainly appears in Tamil cinema along with Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada language films. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and followed with the successful Vismayathumbathu (2004) before foraying into Tamil and Telugu cinema.

She debuted in Tamil Cinema with Ayya (2005), and went on to appear in the commercially successful Ghajini (2005), while Chandramukhi (2005), in particular, became one the most successful Tamil films turning Nayantara into one of the most sought after actresses in Tamil Cinema.She debuted in Telugu Cinema with Lakshmi (2006) and featured in the successful venture Tulasi (2007). Her role in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) brought her much acclaim, thus she became one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry. She received the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and Nandi Award for Best Actress.

Early life:

Nayantara was born to Malayali Syrian Christian parents, Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian.Her brother, Leno, who is nine years elder to her, lives in Dubai.As her father was an Indian Air Force official, she studied in various parts of India, mainly in North India.She did her schooling in Chennai, Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. Following his retirement, they settled in Kerala, where she continued her college studies, at the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Kerala. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor's degree in English Literature. She has said that she would have become a chartered accountant if not an actress.

Nayantara  Bio data:

Name:                           Nayanthara
Real Name:                  Diana Mariam Kurian
Nick Name:                  Nayan, Diana, Nayanthara
Date of Birth:              18 - 11 -1985
Birth Place:                 Thiruvalla (Kerala)
Height:                         5ft. 5 inch
Education
Background:                Schooling at Chennai, Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi.
                                      College studies at the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Kerala.
                                      She studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruvalla.
                                      B.A (English Literature) At Marthoma College.
Father’s Name:           Kurian Kodiyattu Syrian Christian Malayali
Mother’s Name:          Omana Kurian
Brother’s Name:         Leno, Lives In Dubai.
Hair Color:                  Black
Languages:                  English, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam
Hobbies:                      Listening to Music, Love to Travel
Debut Film:                 Manassinakkare (Malayalam)
Facts:                           She also knows classical dance Favourites
Favourite Dish:           North Indian Food
Favorite Actors:          All Heroes
Favorite Actress:         All Actress
Favourite Color:          Black
Likes:                            Self Confidence, Honesty
Hobbies:                       Listening to Music, Love to Travel

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
2003ManassinakkareGauriMalayalam
2004VismayathumbathuReetha MathewsMalayalam
2004NatturajavuKatrinaMalayalam
2005AyyaSelvi MadasamyTamil
2005ChandramukhiDurgaTamil
2005Thaskara VeeranThankamaniMalayalam
2005RappakalGauriMalayalam
2005GhajiniChitraTamil
2005SivakasiHerselfTamilSpecial appearance in the song "Kodambakkam Area"
2006Kalvanin KadhaliHarithaTamil
2006LakshmiNandhiniTelugu
2006BossAnuradhaTelugu
2006VallavanSwapnaTamil
2006ThalaimaganMeghalaTamil
2006EJyothiTamil
2007YogiNandiniTelugu
2007Dubai SeenuMadhumathiTelugu
2007Sivaji: The BossTamilSpecial appearance in song "Balleilakka"
2007TulasiVasundhara RamTeluguNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2007BillaSashaTamilNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
2008Yaaradi Nee MohiniKeerthi (Komalavalli)TamilNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
2008KuselanNayantharaTamil
2008KathanayakuduNayantaraTelugu
2008SathyamDeivalakshmiTamil
2008AeganMallikaTamil
2008Twenty:20DianaMalayalamSpecial appearance in the song "He Dil Deewana"
2009VilluJanaviTamil
2009AnjaneyuluAnjaliTelugu
2009AadhavanTharaTamil
2010AdursChandrakalaTelugu
2010BodyguardAmmu AshokanMalayalam
2010GoaVillage girlTamilGuest appearance
2010SimhaGayatriTeluguNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2010Boss Engira BhaskaranChandrikaTamilNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2010ElektraElektra AlexanderMalayalam
2010SuperIndiraKannadaNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2011Sri Rama RajyamSeethaTeluguFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Actress
2012Krishnam Vande JagadgurumDevikaTelugu
2013Ethir NeechalTamilSpecial appearance
2013Greeku VeeruduTeluguFilming
2013Jagan Mohan IPSTeluguFilming
2013ValaiTamilFilming
2013Raja RaniTamilFilming
2013Idhu Kathirvelan KadhalPavithraTamilFilming

Awards and Nominations

YearCategoryAwardFilmResult
2003Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the YearAsianet Film AwardsManassinakkareWon
2007Filmfare Award for Best Telugu ActressFilmfare Awards SouthTulasiNominated
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil ActressFilmfare Awards SouthBillaNominated
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsWon
Sunfeast Isaiaruvi Tamil Music Award for Best ActressSunfeast Tamil Music AwardsWon
2008Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsYaaradi Nee MohiniWon
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil ActressFilmfare Awards SouthNominated
2009Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsAadhavanNominated
2010Asianet Award for Best ActressAsianet Film AwardsBodyguardWon
Vijay Award for Favourite HeroineVijay AwardsBoss Engira BhaskaranNominated
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil ActressFilmfare Awards SouthNominated
Filmfare Award for Best Telugu ActressSimhaNominated
Filmfare Award for Best Kannada ActressSuperNominated
2011Filmfare Award for Best Telugu ActressFilmfare Awards SouthSri Rama RajyamWon
Nandi Award for Best ActressNandi AwardsWon
CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury)CineMAA AwardsWon
SIIMA Award for Best Telugu ActressSouth Indian International Movie AwardsWon
Bharatamuni Film Award for Best ActressBharatamuni Film AwardsWon
Ugadi Puraskar Award for Best ActressUgadi Puraskar AwardsWon
Santhosham South Film Award for Best ActressSanthosham South Film AwardsWon


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