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Diana Mariam Kuriyan is popularly known as Nayanthara is an Indian actress who works in Tamil and Telugu Cinema. People call her Lady Superstar of South Indian Cinema.
Nayanthara Wiki and Family
Nayanthara was born on born 18 November 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She is born to Malayali Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian who hail from the aristocratic Kodiyatt family from Tiruvalla, Kerala. She had an older brother, Leno, who is nine years older, lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Nayanthara Father Kurian Kodiyattu is Indian Air Force official, so she had her schooling from Jamnagar, and Delhi. Later she went to Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School Tiruvalla. And she went to Marthoma College, Thiruvalla where she completed her bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
Nayanthara Personnel Life and Husband
Nayanthara belongs to a Syrian Christian family. Later on, On 7 August 2011, she converts to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. She has gone through Shuddhi Karma, a procedure involving a Vedic purification and a Homam where she chanted the hymns from the Veda and the Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest.
After this, she becomes Hindu and Renamed herself as Nayanthara.
In 2010 Nayanthara had an affair with actor Prabhu Deva. But Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Deva married Nayanthara. During this time, a lot of people several women’s organisations opposed it and conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture. By the result of this Nayanthara ended the relationship with Prabhu Deva in 2012.
Nayanthara Physical Appearance
- Height (Approx):5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
- Weight(Approx):(55 Kg)
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
- Tattoo: Right hand
Nayanthara started her career with the Malayalam film Manassinakkare in 2003, followed by Vismayathumbathu and Natturajavu. After getting the success in Malayalam Films she got an offer from the Tamil film industry. And she made her Tamil Debut with Ayya(2005) film.
Her life changes when she acted in Chandramukhi, which ran for over 800 days in theatres, eventually turning her into one of the most sought after actresses in Tamil. Not only this she acted in AR Murugadoss’ Ghajini, which become blockbuster in the Box Office.
After becoming successful in Tamil And Malayalam Industry she entered into Telugu with Lakshmi in 2006. In 2011, Nayanthara portrayed Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam, a Hindu epic Ramayana, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu.
Later in 2013, she played the main role in Raja Rani with Nazriya Nazim which was also a blockbuster. Nayanthara continued her career and acted in some of the Film Fair Winning movies like Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Puthiya Niyamam, Aramm.
She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Tamil for Raja Rani (2013) Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), and Aramm (2017).
Nayanthara acted in many films and recently she acted in the blockbuster movies like Bigil and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. In the Bigil she acted along with Varsha Bollamma and Vijay.
She is working with the big Films like Darbar along with Superstar Rajnikanth and Nivetha Thomas which will be releasing in 2020.
|2008||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Keerthi||Tamil|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Chandrika||Tamil|
|2011||Sri Rama Rajyam||Sita||Telugu|
|2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Devika||Telugu|
|2014||Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal||Pavithra||Tamil|
|2014||Nee Enge En Anbe||Anaamika||Tamil|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Hima||Malayalam|
|2015||Massu Engira Masilamani||Malini||Tamil|
|2015||Maya||Maya Mathews, Apsara||Tamil|
|2015||Life of Josutty||Swapna||Malayalam|
|2015||Naanum Rowdy Dhaan||Kadambari||Tamil|
|2016||Puthiya Niyamam||Vasuki Iyer||Malayalam|
|2016||Idhu Namma Aalu||Myla||Tamil|
|2016||Iru Mugan||Meera George||Tamil|
|2018||Imaikkaa Nodigal||Anjali Vikramadityan||Tamil|
|2019||Love Action Drama||Shobha||Malayalam|
|2019||Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Siddhamma||Telugu|
Nayanthara Favourite Things
- Favourite Actor: Vijay And Rajnikant
- Favourite Actress: Simran
- Favourite Actor food: North India
- Favourite Film: Pokiri and Billa
- Initially, Nayanthara was a Christian later she converted into Hindu.
- She is also known as Lady Superstar of South Indian Cinema.
- She had an affair with Prabhu Deva.
- She has won Nandi award for Sri Rama Rajyam.
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