Nayanthara Biodata, Husband, Marriage, Height, Weight, Age, Wiki
Nayanthara (South Indian Tamil Actress)
Nayanthara (Age 34) is a Successful and leading South Indian Tamil Actress, majorly seen in Tamil movies. Nayanthara’s was born on 18 November 1984 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, and her birth name is Diana Mariam Kuriyan.
She is also a leading Heroin in other south Indian language movies like Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Also, she is a prestigious Kalaimamani award winner.
- Name: Nayanthara
- Other Name: Diana Mariam Kuriyan
- D.O.B (Date of Birth): 18 November 1984
- Age: 34 Years old
- Mother Tongue: Malayalam
- Religion: Converted to Hindu from Syrian Orthodox Christian origin
- Nationality: Indian
- Home Town: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
- Residence: Tiruvalla, kerala
- Profession: Actress and Model
- Tamil Debut movie: Ayya (2005)
- Father’s Name: Kurian Kodiyattu
- Mother’s Name: Omana Kurian
- Sibling: Leno (Elder Brother)
- School: Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruvalla, kerala
- College: Marthoma College, Thiruvalla
- Degree Obtained: B.A. degree in English Literature
- Marital status: She is Unmarried
- Husband name: N/A
- Boyfriend: She is in relationship with the Director Vignesh Shivan
- Son: N/A
- Daughter: N/A
Body Measurements (Vital Statistics)
- Bust/waist/hip: 36-28-34
- Height in Centimeters: 165 cm
- Height in Meters: 1.65 m
- Height in Inches: 5’ 5”
- Weight in Kg: 55 Kg
- Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Black
- Skin Complexion: Fair
- Favourite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay, Ajith
- Favourite Actress: Aishwarya Rai bachan
- Favourite Spot: Unknown
She was born in a Malayali Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Christian origin, and follows Christianity to the core.
Nayanthara’s family is a nuclear family. Her father’s name is Kurian Kodiyattu, who works for Indian Air Force and her mother’s name is Omana Kurian.
Nayanthara has an elder brother called Leno, who lives in Dubai, where she often visits.
Nayanthara studied all over in India, since her father was associated with the Indian Air Force. She mostly did her schooling in the northern part of Indian like Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi.
But she has been in Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, while she was in Tiruvalla, Kerala.
After her schooling in Kerala, Nayanthara joined Marthoma College, Thiruvalla for perusing her B.A. (English Literature)
During her college days, Nayanthara was doing modelling as a part time work and by seeing her one of the project, Sathyan Anthikkad approached Nayanthara for a significant role in the movie Manassinakkare (2003), opposite Jayaram.
But, Nayanthara did not show interest about the offer she received initially, however, later accepted to do the role.
The movie Manassinakkare become a huge box office hit and collected huge revenue.
Nayanthara Converts to Hinduism
Nayanthara is basically born in an orthodox Syrian Christian, however converted to Hinduism at Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai during 2014.
The actress also undergone the holy process called Shuddhi Karma – a process in Vedic purification conducted in front of the Homam.
She also chanted the hymns of the Veda and Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest during the Homam.
After the completion of the process, she was given with the official certificate for the conversion to Hinduism, and her stage name became her official name.
The actress also further mentioned that, she read Ramayana and become curious about her role Sita for the movie Sri Rama Rajyam.
Nayanthara also gave up Non-Veg foods during the shoot of Sri Rama Rajyam.
She also visited the sacred Hindu places like Haridwar and Rishikesh in May 2014.
Nayanthara Marriage plans/spouse
Nayanthara’s marriage plan is one of the most important aspect, which the fans are expecting about.
She was in a relationship with the Tamil actor Simbu and did Vallavan together in 2006. A huge banner of both on the mount road of Chennai (Vallavan movie promotional poster), showing Simbu nibbling Nayanthara’s lips attracted public attention to the maximum.
In 2010, Naynthara was in a relationship with the Dancer master cum Director Prabhu Deva.
During this issue, Nayanthara was noted for the tattoo on her forearm, printed with Parabhu Deva’s name.
The relationship between them become weak, as Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha filed a police case against the couple for living together.
Latha further said that, she will go on for the hungry strike, if the reunion with Prabhu Deva is denied.
Various women’s organizations supported Latha in this issue against Nayanthara.
At present, she is in relationship with the film director Vignesh Shivan, with whom she worked for the dark comedy movie Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.
The relationship between Nayantha and Vignesh Sivan was officially confirmed when they walked in together during the awards show in Singapore.
Cinema Field and Malayalam Debut
After the box office hit of Manassinakkare (2003), Nayanthara played two more movies in the year 2004. Both, Natturajavu by Shaji Kailas, and Vismayathumbathu by Fazil gained critical acclaim for Nayanthara’s acting performance.
Nayanthara’s Tamil Movie Career
After a good start in Malayalam movies, Nayanthara started her career in Tamil movies in 2005. She first made her debut in Ayya opposite Sarathkumar, directed by Hari.
Nayanthara portrayed a cute and chubby school going girl in the movie Ayya.
Comments about her Tamil Debut:
Behindwoods.com marked as – “sensational debut in Tamil”
Nowrunning.com noted that, – “presence with her beautiful smile is crowd winning”
Later, Nayanthara was selected for the super box office hit Tamil movie Chandramukhi, directed by P. Vasu, Co-starred by Superstar Rajnikanth, Prabhu and Jyothika.
Nayanthara was actually chosen by director P. Vasu’s wife, that she was impressed with the performance of Nayanthara in the movie Manassinakkare.
By the time she accepted the movie Chandramukhi, Nayanthara was under the shooting of her Tamil debut movie, Ayya (2005).
Later the year, Nayanthara got into another huge Box office hit movie Ghajini, directed by A R Murugadoss. She played a second heroin role, appearing as a medical college student, who actually explores the diary of Sanjay Ramasamy (Actor Surya)
Work in 2006
In 2006, Nayanthara joined S. J. Surya for the movie Kalvanin Kadhali and gained appreciation for the role. In the same year she came up with three more movies:
The movie Vallavan, Opposite Simbu was one of the movie created a big hype for Nayanthara. She portrayed the character of a college lecturer who falls in love with the student (Simbu), who is younger than her.
Sify.com stated that, “Nayanthara virtually walks away with the film and has never looked so beautiful. She looks gorgeous, especially in songs and does justice to her well-etched out role”
Nayanthara played the character Meghala, a news reporter and the movie is based on the Honest journalist Dheeran (Sarath kumar).
The next big acclaim for Nayanthara in her career in 2006 is E, a science fiction movie. Nayanthara looked beautiful from this age as she lost weight for her movies. Rediff and Indiaglitz appreciated Nayanthara’s role in the movie portraying a bar dancer.
Public fame and Box office hit
Nayanthara Hot and Sensational
Nayanthara revealed her stylish and ferocious face action in the gangster movie Billa (2007) opposite Ajith, directed by Vishnuvardhan.
Nayanthara was a style-cat in this movie with all possible looks to make the audience go mad about her glamour.
She looked hot and alluring in her small skirts with tops and with tall boots.
A reviewer from Sify.com mentioned Nayanthara as “show stopper” stated that, “Nayanthara has gone full throttle to look her sexiest best.
She has a beautiful body which she flaunts daringly and is also able to bring out the cold aloofness and bitterness of her character”.
On the other hand, a reviewer from Nowrunning.com said that, Nayanthara looked “great in mini-skirts, jacket, dark glasses and tall boots”.
The next year in 2008, Nayanthara had stacks of five movies released in Tamil, in the same year- Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Kuselan, Satyam, Villu and Aegan.
Yaaradi Nee Mohini, a family-oriented subject and Nayanthara portrayed her role as a homely girl, while on the other hand as a modern corporate office employee.
Behindwoods.com marked as:
“Nayan dispels her bombshell act and proves that she can more than just that. She breaks into tears when needed, shows vicious contempt when rubbed the wrong way in the name of love, and looks endearing in songs”
Nowrunning.com mentioned that:
Nayanthara “exhibits her acting skills in full measure [and] gives a moving performance in emotional scenes”
She looked “sensational and has done a great job in perhaps the meatiest role she has done so far”
Nayanthara received Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for the consecutive two years and also nominated for the Best Actress prize for 56th Filmfare Awards South.
Kuselan (Co-starred Rajnikanth, Meena), Satyam (opposite Vishal), Villu (opposite Vijay) and Aegan (opposite Ajith) are some of the other Tamil film of the same year, of which none of the movie ran successfully like Yaaradi Nee Mohini.
South Indian Language movies in 2012
Nayanthara acted in four south Indian languages, of which all the movies turned out to be a box office hit in 2012.
The movies are:
- Adhurs (Telugu)
- Bodyguard (Malayalam) – Won Asianet Award for Best Actress
- Simha (Telugu)
- Boss Engira Bhaskaran (Tamil) – Nominations for the Filmfare Best Actress Award
- Super (Kannada, Telugu) – Nominations for the Filmfare Best Actress Award
Nayanthara (Sita) in Sri Rama Rajyam
The mythological movie Sri Rama Rajyam (2011), directed by Bapu is a milestone for Nayanthara’s profession. The Sita role played by her received a critical acclaim for the performance.
Rediff.com mentioned her performance as follows:
- “Nayanthara is the surprise package of the film. As Sita, she too has played the role of her lifetime. She gave a fine understated performance conveying a kaleidoscope of emotions.”
Sify stated that:
- “Nayanthara gave a fitting answer to all, unleashing grace and accomplishing the assignment with absolute perfection.”
Nayanthara also received, Nandi Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress for her performance in the movie.
Nayanthara’s Turnback in 2012
After taking a small gap of eleven months, Nayanthara came back for the shooting of the movie Vande Jagadgurum (2012). She portrayed the role of a journalist, opposite Rana.
- About her come back for the movie, Sify noted that “Nayanthara does not play the normal commercial glam-doll for a change and she is good” and “her chemistry with Rana is perfect”
Raja Rani (2013)
Raja Rani (2013), a sweet love story from Atlee’s direction gained Nayanthara a significant comeback in the field of Kollywood.
Nayanthara played the role Regina, who got betrayed by her boyfriend (Jai), but, gets married to her husband (Arya), just because for the sake of her Father (Sathya raj).
About the Character Regina, Sify.com noted that:
- “Nayanthara gets a well-written role and she couldn`t ask for a better character than Regina for her return after a three-year hiatus… she looks good, throws herself into the role, approaches her part with restraint and minimalist fuss, and turns in a sincere performance.”
- Further, Sify.com commented that, Nayanthara is “unquestionably the film’s biggest strength”
Behindwoods.com stated that:
- “Nayanthara’s career best performance till date” and it was a “great comeback by the actress with a role which gave her ample scope”.
Nayanthara won both, Filmfare and Vijay Award for Best Actress for playing the lead role in the movie Raja Rani (2013).
Her next project in 2013 is Arrambam, directed Vishnuvardhan, opposite Ajith Kumar. She played a lead role in the movie helping Ajith to conquer a group of corrupted people betrayed and being a reason for his friend’s death.
The movie movie Arrambam (2013) was listed in one of the top grossing Tamil movie for the year 2013.
After Anushka Shetty, Nayanthara also gained heroin-based roles. Anaamika (2014), a remake of Kahaani (2012) by Sekhar Kammula cast Nayanthara in the role of IT professional, who migrates to Hyderabad in search of her missing Spouse.
The film gained her huge applause and appraisal about her performance in the movie.
The next female lead role played by Her was Maya (2015), a horror movie. Nayanthara played the role of a single mother, whose past life was in the dark.
The movie spot lighted the role of Nayanthara and her significant acting sides, which was kept hidden.
She received numerous positive reviews for example,
Sify mentioned the following:
“Nayanthara is just fabulous and her classier side has been perfectly unleashed in Maya… it’s a treat to watch Nayanthara re-inventing herself by performing in an author backed role”
Comedy and Action movies (2015)
As the career growth continued steadily, she started exhibiting her talent in various aspects like action and comedy. Some of the best movies of 2015 are Bhaskar the Rascal, Thani Oruvan and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.
Nayanthara portrayed a cute, innocent and quiet girl character, who is in the pursuit of taking revenge on the villain.
The movie is a dark comedy-based subject and she won the second Filmfare Award for her role in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, directed by Vignesh Shivan.
About the performance in the movie Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, a reviewer from Sify.com uttered the following quote:
“Nayanthara’s Kadambarai is a well-etched out role, the actress is effortlessly charming and she does full justice”, and “infuses the part with the right portions of vulnerability, restraint, and quiet strength, delivering a performance that is nothing short of perfect”
Some of her best movies of 2016 are as follows:
Puthiya Niyamam (2016), opposite Mammooty and Nayanthara played the role of a rape victim. Her role Vasuki Iyer is also dubbed by her own voice, that she got appreciated by the mainstream media.
- Thirunaal (2016), opposite Jeeva and Nayan played the role of a village girl, dressed well always in half saree throughout the movie.
- Iru Mugan (2016) opposite Vikram and played a role of a Spy.
- Kaashmora (2016), opposite Karthi and portrayed the role of a fantasy world queen.
Upcoming next in 2017 is the Dora, a horror subject and Aramm, a public problem revealed story. She appeared in the role of a District Collector in saving the child fallen inside the bore well tunnel. There are many such cases recorded all over in Indian, and the movie is based on the case studies.
Upcoming movies of Nayanthara in 2018 are as follows: