Nayanthara (Diana Mariam Kurien) was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on a 18th of November of 1984. Her parents are Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian. She has a brother that is 9 years older than her and is called Leno. Leno lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nayanthara’s father was an Air Force Officer so he was assigned to different roles in different places within India. This is the main reason of Nayanthara having studied in several schools. She went to schools in the cities of Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. When she was living in Tiruvalla, she attended to Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary school and when she graduated from high school she decided to start college. She got accepted in Marthoma College in the city of Thiruvalla as well and then graduated with a bachelor degree in English Literature.
How did her career started? Below is her full professional development.
She actually started by modelling. When in college Nayanthara got a part-time job to balance work and study of modelling. It was not long enough when the director Sathyan Anthikkad saw her modelling projects and contacted her to offer a key role in one of his movies called Manassinakkare. Nayanthara’s first response was no since it was not her desire to develop a career as an actress. After some time she changed her mind and said yes. It was 2003 when the movie was released. It was a huge success both financially and from the critic’s point of view. Thanks to her performance in this film, she started to receive lots of offers.
In 2004 she continued participating in Malayalam films such as Natturajavuby Shaji Kailas, and Vismayathumbathu. In the last film she played the protagonist’s sister and her performance was so acclaimed by the people that the media catalogued her as the revelation of the film. In addition, during 2004 she participated in the movies Thaskara Veeran and Rappakal.
In 2005 Nayanthara was called join some Tamil and Telugu films. Her first appearance in Tamil’s industry was owed to the movie Ayya. She received very positive feedback from both the audience and critics. Some said that “her beautiful smile was crowd winning”. After this performance, she was asked to play a part in the comedy-horror film Chandramukhi. This movie was so successful that it remained several weeks in theatres. Nayanthara’s popularity increase abruptly and she became one of the most wanted actresses in the Tamil film industry. In addition, during 2005 she also participated in the movie Ghajini.
In 2006 she participated in the movie Kalvanin Kadhali. Her performance again was very well received by the critics. Later that year Nayanthara made her first appearance in a Telugu film. She starred the movie Boss, I love you and played the character of Lakshmi. Also, during that year she had the opportunity to work for 3 other movies named Vallavan, Thalaimagan and E. She again received very positive responses from the critics for the first 2 movies.
2007 was a big year for Nayanthara. She had the possibility to regain her star in the Kollywood. She was offered the part of Sasha for the movie Billa. This was directed by Vishnuvardhan and it was a kind of gangster film. The next year, 2008, she participated in 4 Tamil industry films. The first released during 2008 was a comedy and family entertainer movie called Yaaradi Nee Mohini. Again, her performance was stunning and received a standing ovation from the critics. Some said that it was incredible the way she could break into tears and sound fantastic in songs. Nayanthara won the Vijay Award for Favorite Heroine for the second year in a row. During 2008 another 4 movies that she starred were out in the theatres, the films were Kuselan, Satyam, Villu and Aega. The next year, 2009, she participated in Aadhavan.
The movies released during 2010 were all very successful financially speaking and they were for different film industries. Nayanthara starred as the female lead the movies: Adhurs and Simha for Telugu industry, Bodyguard for Malayalam, Boss Engira Bhaskaran for Tamil and Super for Kannada, Telugu. The movie Bodyguard gave her the chance to win the Asianet Award for Best Actress. In addition, she starred the Malayalam film Elektra. Again, she received a very positive feedback from the critics and audience.
Nayanthara became a very popular actress thanks to her spectacular performances. This provided her an image of professionalism and the possibility to act in films female centered.
In 2014 she played the protagonist part in the movie Anaamika and in 2016 she played the character of a rape victim in the film Puthiya Niyamam.
- Full Name : Diana Mariam Kurien
- Nicknames : Nayanthara
- Occupation: Actress, model
- Age: 33 years old (2018)
- Date of Birth: 18th of November of 1984
- Place of Birth: Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
- Gender: Female
- Star: Scorpius
- Eye color: black
- Hair color: black
- Ethnicity: Indian
- Nationality: Indian
- Height in feet: 5 ft 5 inches
- Height in cm: 165cm
- Weight in kg: 53kg
- Weight in pounds: 117lbs
Body Measurments : 34-26-34
- Parents: Fahter Kurian Kodiyattu, Mother Omana Kurian.
- Siblings: Brother Lenu Kurian
- Children: no child
- Spouse : Nayanthara was married with Prabhu Deva in 2009, they divorced in 2012. Her second husband is Vignesh Shivan since 2015.
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