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While this is a picture of Nayanthara acting as a bride, there are reports of a church wedding in Cochin in May 2015.
The Prabhu Deva tattoo

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Aswn's list of 'Tamil Heroines'

Ganesh is Nayantara's new found love? The Times of India TNN | Jun 29, 2014

Nayanthara still in love with Prabhudeva The Times of India TNN | Jun 28, 2014

Simbu-Nayanthara revive their love! The Times of India TNN | May 9, 2014

Who is Nayanthara?

One of the most sought after actresses in Tamil cinema, Nayanthara is extremely beautiful and has a figure to die for, writes

Born 18 November 1984


Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Nayantara (born 18 November 1984 as Diana Mariam Kurian) is a film actress, who appears in South Indian films. She made her acting debut in the2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and followed with the successful Vismayathumbathu (2004) before foraying into Tamil and Telugu cinema.

She made her debut into Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005), and later that year appeared in the commercially successful Ghajini. She gained fame as a lead actress with films such as Chandramukhi (2005), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) in particular, making herself one among the most sought after actresses in Tamil cinema.[3] She debuted in Telugu with Lakshmi (2006) and featured in successful ventures like Tulasi (2007), Dubai Seenu (2007), Adurs (2010), Simha (2010) and later in2010, made her Kannada film debut through the blockbuster Super. Her portrayal of Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and Nandi Award for Best Actress. After a sabbatical in2011-'12, she achieved further success with the Tamil films Raja Rani and Arrambam (both2013).


Nayantara was born in Thiruvalla, Kerala to Malayali Syrian Christian parents Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian. Her brother, Leno, who is nine years elder to her, lives in Dubai. As her father was a Air Force official, she first shifted to Bangalore. She then studied in various parts of India, mainly in North India.She did her schooling in Chennai, Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. Following his retirement, they settled in Kerala, where she continued her college studies, at the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Kerala. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor's degree in English Literature. She has said that she would have become a chartered accountant if not an actress

While studying at college, Nayantara was working as a part-time model. She was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikkad, who had seen some of her modelling assignments and approached her to play a pivotal role opposite Jayaram in his film Manassinakkare (2003). Although she turned down the offer initially, as she was not interested in films, she gave in eventually and agreed to do "just that one movie". Manassinakkare went on to become a high financial success and she continued to receive acting offers. Her both releases in2004, Natturajavu by Shaji Kailas and Fazil's psychological thriller Vismayathumbathu saw her co-starring alongside Mohanlal; while she played the protagonist's adopted sister in the former, she portrayed a ghost in the latter. Her performance in Vismayathumbathu, in particular, was lauded, with critics claiming that she had "stolen the thunder with her author-backed role",and was "the revelation of the film". She also acted opposite Mammootty in Thaskara Veeran and Rappakal.

Love life


In May 2014, Simbu who broke up his relation with Hansika Motwani a few months before, started to rediscover his lost love for his ex girlfriend Nayanthara. The two were spotted partying happily together along with Amala Paul and RJ Ramya at Trisha's birthday party.

The cute couple who had broken up after a two year long relation a few years before, started working together in director Pandiaraj's 'Idhu Namma Aalu'. The ex couple seem to be getting along with each other and could well be enroute to reviving their love life

Prabhu Deva

The much-hyped relationship of actress Nayanthara and director-actor-choreographer Prabhu Deva came to an end in 2013. But in 2014 it looked like the pretty actress was still in love with Prabh Deva and so hasn't removed the tattoo on her left hand which read 'Prabhu' (with P in English and rest of the name in Tamil).

There has been a buzz even before, that two are still in love together and might be taking advantage of getting a better pay for her, to start acting again after the so called break-up.

Ganesh Venkataraman

In June 2014 there were speculations that Nayantara was seeing Ganesh Venkataraman. The model and actor who is known for his role in Abhiyum Naanum is doing an important role in Nayanthara starrer Thani Oruvan. When contacted, Ganesh Venkataraman has denied it as mere rumour and said, being colleagues definitely romance brewed between them.

Marriage with Vignesh Shivan?

The Times of India reported in May 2015: ‘After breaking up with Simbu, Nayan fell in love with Prabhu Deva. In fact, so madly was she in love with him that she even converted from Christianity to Hinduism for his sake. Nayanthara had moved on from that relationship as well after things didn't work out properly. But the latest buzz doing the rounds is that the sexy siren has reportedly exchanged wedding vows with Tamil filmmaker Vignesh Shivan recently in a hush-hush ceremony.

‘While there has been no official confirmation of the wedding, it is reported that the wedding took place in a church in Cochin. The wedding ceremony is said to have been kept a tight secret and very few people were invited for it. Nayanthara was then shooting for the Vignesh-directed Tamil action-comedy Naanum Rowdydhaan with Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. The buzz is that the two fell fond of each other in the sets and their love blossomed. She had even gifted a luxury car to the director who is a year younger to the pretty actress.’



2003 Manassinakkare

2004 Vismayathumbathu

2005 Ayya

2005 Chandramukhi

2005 Ghajini

2005 Kalvanin Kadhali

2005 Rappakal

2005 Sivakasi

2005 Thaskara Veeran

2006 Boss

2006 E

2006 Lakshmi

2006 Vallavan

2007 Billa

2007 Dubai Seenu

2007 Sivaji

2007 Thulasi

2007 Yogi

2008 Aegan

2008 Twenty:20

2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini

2008 Salute

2009 Aadhavan

2009 Anjaneyulu

2009 Villu

2010 Adhurs

2010 Bodyguard

2010 Boss Engira Baskaran

2010 Elektra

2010 Goa

2010 Simha

2010 Super

2011 Sri Rama Rajyam

2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum

2013 Arrambam

2013 Ethir Neechal

2013 Greeku Veerudu

2013 Raja Rani

2014 Anaamika

2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal

2015 Maya

2015 Bhaskar the Rascal

2015 Life of Josutty

2015 Masss

2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan

2015 Nannbenda

2015 Thani Oruvan

2016 Babu Bangaram

2016 Idhu Namma Aalu

2016 Inkokkadu

2016 Kaashmora

2016 Thirunaal

2016 Vasuki

2017 Aramm

2017 Dora

2017 Velaikkaran

2018 Imaikkaa Nodigal

2018 Jai Simha

2018 Kolamavu Kokila

2019 A.R. Rahman: Bigil Bigil Bigiluma (Short)

2019 Airaa

2019 Bigil

2019 Hariharan & Shreya Ghoshal: Vaaney Vaaney (Short)

2019 Kolaiyuthir Kaalam

2019 Love Action Drama

2019 Mr. Local

2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

2019 Viswasam

2020 Mookuthi Amman

2020 Darbar


2003 Manassinakkare Gauri (Malayalam) Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year

2004 Vismayathumbathu Reetha Mathews (Malayalam)

2004 Natturajavu Katrina (Malayalam)

2005 Ayya Selvi Madasamy (Tamil)

2005 Chandramukhi Durga (Tamil)

2005 Thaskara Veeran Thankamani (Malayalam)

2005 Rappakal Gauri (Malayalam)

2005 Ghajini Chitra (Tamil)

2005 Sivakasi Herself (Tamil) Special appearance in the song "Kodambakkam Area"

2006 Kalvanin Kadhali Haritha (Tamil)

2006 Lakshmi Nandhini (Telugu)

2006 Boss, I Love You Anuradha (Telugu)

2006 Vallavan Swapna (Tamil)

2006 Thalaimagan Meghala (Tamil)

2006 E Jyothi (Tamil)

2007 Yogi Nandini (Telugu)

2007 Dubai Seenu Madhumathi (Telugu)

2007 Sivaji: The Boss (Tamil) Special appearance in song "Balleilakka"

2007 Tulasi Vasundhara Ram (Telugu) Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Telugu)

2007 Billa Sasha (Tamil) Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine

Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Tamil)

2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Keerthi (Komalavalli) (Tamil) Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine

Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Tamil)

2008 Kuselan Nayantara (Tamil)

2008 Kathanayakudu Nayantara (Telugu)

2008 Sathyam Deivalakshmi (Tamil)

2008 Aegan Mallika (Tamil)

2008 Twenty:20 Diana (Malayalam) Special appearance in the song "He Dil Deewana"

2009 Villu Janavi (Tamil)

2009 Anjaneyulu Anjali (Telugu)

2009 Aadhavan Thara (Tamil) Nominated - Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine

2010 Adurs Chandrakala (Telugu)

2010 Bodyguard Ammu Ashokan (Malayalam) Asianet Award for Best Actress[68]

2010 Goa Village girl (Tamil) Guest appearance

2010 Simha Gayatri (Telugu) Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Telugu)

2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Chandrika (Tamil) Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Tamil)

Nominated - Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine

2010 Elektra Elektra Alexander (Malayalam)

2010 Super Indira (Kannada) Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Kannada)

2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Seetha (Telugu) Nandi Award for Best Actress

Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Telugu)

2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Devika (Telugu) Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – (Telugu)

2013 Ethir Neechal White Girl (Tamil) Special appearance

2013 Greeku Veerudu Sandhya (Telugu)

2013 Raja Rani Regina (Tamil)

2013 Arrambam Maya (Tamil)

2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Pavithra (Tamil)

2014 Anamika Anamika (Telugu)

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