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Nayantara is a well known South Indian film actress. She made her acting debut with 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and in Telugu with Lakshmi. Since then she acted in several films like Tulasi, Dubai Seenu, Greeku Veerudu, Anaamika and more. Her role of Lord Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam has earned her Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and Nandi Award for Best Actress. Nayantara has been declared as the 'Most Desirable Woman of Chennai' in a poll conducted by a leading daily.



Actress Nayantara was born as Diana Mariam Kurian on 18 November 1985, in Bangalore, Karnataka. Due to her father's job, she has done schooling in different places including Chennai, Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. She finally completed her education in Tiruvalla, at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School. She then attended Marthoma College for her bachelors degree in English Literature. If she wouldn't be an actress she would have become a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Personal Profile

Birth Name : Diana Mariam Kurian
Name : Nayantara
Other Names : Nayan & Mani
Birthplace : Bangalore, Karnataka
Date of birth : 18 November 1984
Age : 32 years
Religion : Syrian Christian converted to Hindu
Height : 5'5"
Weight : 55 kgs
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
Hobbies : Listening music, traveling & Reading
Education : Graduation in English Literature
Occupation : Model and Actress
First movie : Manassinakkare (Malayalam), Lakshmi (Telugu)

Latest news

Nandamuri Balakrishna is coming up with next NBK102, which will be directed by KS Ravikumar. It is titled as Jai Simha and will be produced by C Kalyan. The movie features Nayanthara and Natasha Doshi in lead roles. Buzz is that, Nayan will not the main heroine but will paly the role as Balayya's mother in the movie.

Nayanthara will be seen as one of the three female leads in Chiru's 151 periodic drama film 'Syeraa'. It will be directed by Surrender Reddy and produced by Ramcharan under Konidela Production Company.

In Aaradugula Bullet

This was the first time for Nayantara to pair opposite Gopichand in a full action packed movie 'Aaradugula Bullet'. It is directed by B. Gopal, which also featured Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Chalapathi Rao and many others in pivotal roles.


Nayantara was born to Malayali Syrian Christian parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian. Her father was an Indian Air Force officer. She has one brother Lenu Kurian, who is nine years elder to her and lives in Dubai.


During her college days, Nayantara has started her career as a Model and got noticed by director Sathyan Anthikkad. Then she bagged a lead role in the Malayalam film Manassinakkare. While shooting for her first Tamil film Ayya, she was selected for Rajinikanth's comedy horror film Chandramukhi. Later she made her debut in Telugu, with the film Lakshmi and later in Boss: I Love You.

Nayantara after her film Sri Rama Rajyam as Sita, she was seen in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum and Greeku Veerudu. Later she was seen in thriller film Anaamika.

Personal Life

Being a Christian, Nayantara has converted to Hinduism on 7 August 2011 at a Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. She has received a certificate of 'Conversion to Hinduism'. Since then her stage name Nayantara has became her official name, which means beautiful eyes.


As per the reports, Nayantara is in relationship with a Kollywood filmmaker Vignesh Shivan. Buzz is that, the couple is living together in Chennai. When questioned Vignesh about marriage he replied, there is still time for it.

Awards and Nominations

2003 Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year
2007 Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
2008 Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
2009 Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
2010 Asianet Award for Best Actress
2011 SIIMA Award for Best Actress
2011 Nandi Award for Best Actress
2011 Bharatamuni Film Award for Best Actress
2011 Ugadi Puraskar Award for Best Actress
2012 SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics)

Upcoming movies

2017 Imaikkaa Nodigal
2017 Aramm
2017 Kolaiyuthir Kaalam
2017 Velaikkaran


2003 Manassinakkare (Malayalam)
2004 Natturajavu (Malayalam)
2005 Ayya (Tamil)
2005 Chandramukhi (Tamil)
2005 Thaskara Veeran (Malayalam)
2005 Rappakal (Malayalam)
2006 Lakshmi Nandhini (Telugu)
2006 Boss, I Love You (Telugu)
2007 Dubai Seenu (Telugu)
2007 Tulasi (Telugu)
2009 Anjaneyulu (Telugu)
2010 Simha (Telugu)
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam (Telugu)
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (Telugu)
2014 Anaamika (Telugu)
2015 Mayuri
2016 Babu Bangaram (Telugu)
2016 Iru Mugan (Tamil)
2016 Kashmora (Tamil)
2017 Aaradugula Bullet (Telugu)
2017 Vasuki

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