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Who is Nayanthara?

Nayanthara, born Diana Mariam Kurian; 18 November 1984, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears and works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema. She was the only South Indian female actor to have made it to the Forbes India “Celebrity 100”, 2018 list, with her total earning credited at ₹ 15.17 crores. Nayanthara is often referred to as the lady superstar of South Indian cinema. She has acted in more than 75 films.

Nayanthara starrer movie ‘Netrikann’ released on Disney+ Hotstar

Nayanthara starrer movie 'Netrikann' released on on Disney+ Hotstar
Nayanthara starrer movie ‘Netrikann’ released on Disney+ Hotstar

Nayanthara’s most awaited film Netrikann has released on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 12:15 pm.

The film is directed by Milind Rau and is a psychological thriller. Apart from Tamil, the film will also release in multiple languages including Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Produced by Vignesh Shivan under the banner of Rowdy Picture, Netrikann was earlier scheduled to release in theatres however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the makers of the film decided to release it on the OTT platform. The star cast of the film include Nayanthara, Ajmal Ameer, Manikandan and Sharan Shakti.

In “Netrikann”, Nayanthara is playing a visually challenged woman who unravels a world beyond what meets the eye, in her quest for justice. The film is reportedly an official remake of the 2011 South Korean movie “Blind” as per a report by PTI.

“The film is centered around a unique and resilient woman, portrayed by Nayanthara with such elan. As a visually impaired woman, she uses her senses to the best of her abilities to track down a serial killer and uncover hidden truths. The film is unconventional and thrilling – audiences who enjoy bold content will love Netrikann,” producer Vignesh Shivan said in a release, as per a report by PTI.

Nayanthara referred to as the lady superstar of South cinema, is famous for films like “Aram”, “Kolamavu Kokila”, “Sri Rama Rajyam”, and “Imaikkaa Nodigal”.

Nayanthara Biography, Wiki

Nayanthara made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare (2003) with Jayaram. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005) and Telugu with Lakshmi (2006). Both were successful. After this, she had numerous commercially successful Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films like Chandramukhi (2005), Rappakal (2005), Ghajini (2005), Dubai Seenu (2007), Tulasi (2007), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Aadhavan (2009), Adhurs (2010), Bodyguard (2010), Simha (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Sri Rama Rajyam (2011), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Raja Rani (2013), Arrambam (2013), Bhaskar the Rascal (2015), Thani Oruvan (2015), Maya (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), Babu Bangaram (2016), Iru Mugan (2016), Dora (2017), Velaikkaran (2017), Kolamavu Kokila (2018), Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018), Viswasam (2019), Love Action Drama (2019), Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) and Bigil (2019).

In 2010, Nayanthara also made her Kannada film debut through the film Super, her only appearance in a Kannada film to date. Her portrayal of Goddess Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and the Nandi Award for Best Actress. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her performance in Raja Rani (2013), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), and Aramm (2017). In 2017, she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for her performance in Puthiya Niyamam (2016), marking her first Filmfare Award in Malayalam.

Nayanthara Biography
Nayanthara Biography
Real NameDiana Mariam Kurian
NicknameLady Superstar, Nayantara, Nayan and Mani
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 5″
Weightin Kilograms- 53 Kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 November 1984
Age (as in 2016)32 Years
Birth PlaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownTiruvalla,Kerala, India
SchoolBalikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
CollegeMar Thoma College, Tiruvalla
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts in English Literature
DebutFilm Debut: Manassinakkare (2003)
FamilyFather– Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother– Omana Kurian

Sister– N/A
Brother– Lenu Kurian
HobbiesReading, long driving and listening to music
Controversies• After she started dating Prabhu Deva in 2008, his wife Latha filed a petition at the court to take action to stop Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva from their live-in-relationship and resettle her family life. And, after her hunger strike warnings and other pressures, Nayantara ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

• In 2016, she was detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for an alleged drug offense, when she was coming back to India after shooting Iru Mugan with Vikram.

Favorite Things
Favorite FoodNorth Indian food
Favorite ActorRajinikanth and Vijay

Favorite ActressSimran
Favorite FilmPokiri, Billa and Yardi Nee Mohin
Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite DestinationCanada
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSilambarasan a.k.a Simbu (Actor)
Prabhu Deva (Dancer and Director)
Vignesh (Director)
Money Factor
Salary3 crores/film (INR)
Net Worth$10 million

Nayanthara Early Life

Nayanthara was born as Diana Mariam Kurian in Bangalore, Karnataka, India to MalayaliChristian parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian who hail from the aristocratic Kodiyattu family from Thiruvalla, Kerala. Her elder brother, Leno, lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As her father was an Indian Air Force official, Nayanthara studied in various parts of India, mainly in North India. She did her schooling in Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi. In Thiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College, Thiruvalla for her bachelor’s degree in English Literature.

Nayanthara Personal Life

Nayanthara was in a relationship with Silambarasan after they worked together in Vallavan. However, their relationship ended after few years. While working in Villu, Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva fell in love with each other. They were in a relationship for few years and decided to get married.

However, in 2010, Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha filed a petition at the family court, seeking directions against Deva from living in a relationship with Nayanthara and requesting a reunion with him. Furthermore, she threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Deva married Nayanthara, while several women’s organizations conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture, burning an effigy of her. In 2012, Nayanthara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Deva.

Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan have been in a relationship ever since they worked together on Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.

She was brought up as a Syrian Christian. On 7 August 2011, she embraced 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 the purification ceremony, a Certificate of Conversion to Hinduism was issued to her, and her stage name, Nayanthara, became her official name. She is a polydactyl, with a rudimentary finger on her left hand.

Nayanthara Relationships and Controversies

While shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan, Nayanthara was romantically linked with the film’s director and co-actor Silambarasan Rajendar. She initially denied the reports. In November 2006, however, she confirmed that she and Silambarasan had broken up, going on to add that she will not work with him again. During the making, in 2008, and after the release of her film Villu, reports suggested that she was in a relationship with its director Prabhu Deva, with some sources even claiming that both had married secretly in June 2009.

Nayanthara had tattooed his name on her wrist and began appearing with him in public, while keeping silent and refusing to comment about the issue, neither denying nor confirming the relationship. In September 2010, Prabhu Deva openly confessed his love for Nayantara and further stated that he would marry her soon. In 2012, Nayantara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

Nayanthara Net Worth

Actress Nayanthara is one of the highest-paid actresses in the Tollywood industry. She is roped in for around two to three films in a  year. 

So, with that note, the reports gathered from various entertainment websites suggest that the actress’s net worth is around $10 million, which is approximately ₹ 71 crore Indian rupees. In terms of her salary, the actress gets around ₹ 3 crore rupees salary for each film.

Some Interesting Facts About Nayanthara

  • Does Nayanthara smoke?: No
  • Does Nayanthara drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Nayanthara was born to an orthodox Malayali Syrian Christian family, but in 2011, she converted to Hinduism at the Aarya Samaj Temple in Chennai.
  • As her father was in Indian Air Force,  she grew up in different parts of India, like Chennai, Gujarat and Delhi.
  • She was the runner-up in the 2003 Best Model in Kerela.
  • During her college days in 2003, college, director Sathyan Anthikkad saw her and cast her in a Malayalam movie.
  • Her 2005  film Chandramukhi was such a huge hit  that it was the longest running South Indian film with 800 days at Shanthi Theaters.
  • She got her breakthrough role as Goddess Seetha in the film Sri Rama Rajyam, for which she won Filmfare and Nandi Award. 
  • She tattooed Prabhu Deva’s name on her wrist during a relationship with her. 
  • If not actress, then she would have been a Chartered Accountant.

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Who is Nayanthara?

Nayanthara, born Diana Mariam Kurian; 18 November 1984, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears and works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema. She was the only South Indian female actor to have made it to the Forbes India “Celebrity 100”, 2018 list, with her total earning credited at ₹ 15.17 crores.

What is Nayanthara’s latest film?

Nayanthara’s latest film is Netrikann.

What is Nayanthara’s net worth?

Nayanthara’s net worth is around $10 Million.

Is Nayanthara married?

No, Nayanthara is not married.

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