Nayanthara Biography

Nayanthara BiographyNayantara, is a leading south Indian heroine who has acted in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. She is known for her innocent looks and attractive persona that allures her fans.

Nayantara, was born in Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta district of Kerala in a Syrian Christian family. Her father an Indian Air Force officer had transferable job, so her early education was at several places in India. She finally did B.A in English Literature from Marthoma College in Tiruvalla, Kerala.

Nayanatara began her career from the Malayalam film "Manassinakkare" directed by Sathyan Anthikad in 2003. This blockbuster film made her gain huge popularity.

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Her eye-catching look and acting talent delighted the audience in Kerala. Her second film was "Vismayathumbath" released in 2004 directed by Fazil, was with mega star Mohanlal.

She again appeared with Mohanlal, in "Natturajavu". The beautiful heroine entered in Tamil films with "Ayya" (2005) and acted opposite Sarat Kumar.

Nayanthara Filmography Her second Tamil film was "Chandramukhi" opposite megastar Rajnikanth.  Her leading roles in Chandramukhi, Ghajini, Billa and Yaaradi Nee Mohini made her a star in Tamil cinema.

In 2010, she appeared in Malayalam movie Bodyguard that was a huge hit. Her films Adurs and Simha in Telugu  were highly applauded by the viewers.  She also debuted in a Kannada film opposite superstar Upendra.

Nayantara came in contact with dance director Prabhu Deva in 2008 and after the release of her film Villu, she had intimate relationship with him. In 2010 Prabhu Deva admitted his love for Nayantara and said they will tie the knot soon.

However, in 2012, Nayantara flashed the news that she has broken up her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

Nayanthara Latest News

Nayanthara not part of Mahesh Babu's next film

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   11:22 am
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss has clarified that Rakul Preet Singh is the sole heroine of his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual directorial with superstar Mahesh Babu. View More..

Gautham Menon approached to play antagonist

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   12:08 pm
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is currently busy wrapping up the Dhanush-starrer "Ennai Nokki Paayum Thota", has been offered the antagonist's role in upcoming Tamil thriller "Imaikaa Nodigal". View More..

'Irumugan' collects around Rs 10 crore in Tamil Nadu in 2 days

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   3:30 pm
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Vikram-starrer Tamil action-thriller "Irumugan", which released in cinemas worldwide on Thursday, grossed around Rs 10 crore in its first two days in Tamil Nadu. View More..

'Inkokkadu' set for wide release in the US

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   9:04 pm
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Vikram starrer Telugu action-thriller "Inkokkadu", which features the actor in dual roles, is releasing in the US on Wednesday amid high anticipation. View More..

Suriya to team up with director Vignesh Shivan for next

    Updated On : Sep 06,2016   11:32 am
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Actor Suriya, who is currently busy with Tamil actioner "Singam 3", will next team up with "Naanum Rowdydhaan" director Vignesh Shivan for a yet-untitled project. View More..

Enjoyed writing Love character from 'Irumugan': Anand Shankar

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   1:20 pm
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Director Anand Shankar, who awaits the release of Vikram-starrer Tamil action-thriller "Irumugan", says he thoroughly enjoyed writing the character called Love, and denied rumours about it being a transgender. View More..

Vikram dubs in Telugu for 'Inkokkadu'

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   9:40 pm
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Vikram, who awaits the release of forthcoming Tamil action thriller "Irumugan", has dubbed in his own voice for one of the two characters he essays in the film's dubbed Telugu version "Inkokkadu". View More..

Nayanthara plays top cop in 'Imaikaa Nodigal'

    Updated On : Sep 02,2016   1:14 pm
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Actor Nayanthara, currently awaiting the release of "Iru Mugana, will be seen playing a police commissioner in upcoming Tamil thriller "Imaikaa Nodigal", which is slated to go on the floors from October. View More..

Karthi rocks tyrant look in 'Kaashmora' poster

    Updated On : Aug 18,2016   11:24 am
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The first look poster of Karthi-starrer Tamil period horror-thriller "Kaashmora", which was unveiled on Thursday, has caught the attention of audiences for the actor's portrayal of a tyrant. View More..

'Babu Bangaram' grosses Rs. 25 cr in four days

    Updated On : Aug 18,2016   11:24 am
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Venkatesh's Telugu action-comedy "Babu Bangaram", has grossed Rs. 25 crore within first four days of its release in cinemas worldwide. View More..

Have waited two years for first look of 'Kaashmora': Karthi

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   10:44 am
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Karthi says he waited for two long years to unveil the first look of upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Kaashmora", which reportedly features him in a triple role. View More..

When Vikram took acting tips from son

    Updated On : Aug 13,2016   12:46 pm
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Vikram reportedly sought the advice of his son Dhruv to play one of the roles in his upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Iru Mugan". He plays a secret agent as well as a transgender in the film. View More..

Veteran actress Jyothi Lakshmi passes away

    Updated On : Aug 09,2016   11:58 am
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Popular southern actress Jyothi Lakshmi passed away here on Tuesday at age 63. According to industry sources, she died away undergoing treatment for blood cancer. View More..

Nayanthara's next to address water scarcity problems

    Updated On : Jul 31,2016   11:44 am
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Actress Nayanthara, who awaits the release of big-ticket films such as "Babu Bangaram" and "Iru Mugan", has started working on a yet-untitled Tamil film which will address problems associated with water scarcity. View More..

Southern film stars to attend 'Iru Mugan' audio launch

    Updated On : Jul 23,2016   1:36 pm
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Popular southern film stars Ram Charan, Nivin Pauly and Sivakarthikeyan will grace the audio launch of Vikram-starrer upcoming Tamil actioner "Iru Mugan" here on August 2. View More..

Mahesh Babu, Nayanthara win at Filmfare Awards South

    Updated On : Jun 19,2016   11:40 am
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Mahesh Babu won the Best Actor for Telugu drama "Srimanthudu", while Nayanthara bagged the Best Actress trophy for her performance in Tamil action-comedy "Naanum Rowdydhaan" for the year 2015 at the star-studded 63rd Filmfare Awards southern edition. View More..

'Maya' director's next is a drama-based script

    Updated On : Jun 07,2016   12:58 pm
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Director Ashwin Saravanan, who made a splash last year with Nayanthara-starrer Tamil horror-thriller "Maya", will next direct a subject that he considers very personal. It will be on a theme that has affected him strongly. View More..

I never yearn for stardom: Simbu

    Updated On : May 25,2016   1:38 pm
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Simbu, despite being active in Tamil filmdom for over two decades, says he has never yearned for stardom. He credits his upbringing for this attitude towards his career and life. View More..

Nayanthara turns producer with a woman-centric film

    Updated On : May 24,2016   12:06 pm
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Nayanthara, who is currently busy with films in Tamil and Telugu, will don the producer's hat with upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project, which will feature her in the role of a collector. View More..

Simbu's 'Idhu Namma Aalu' to release on May 27

    Updated On : May 15,2016   3:58 pm
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Simbu-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Idhu Namma Aalu", which has been postponed a number of times, has been deferred once again. The film, set to release on May 20, will now hit the screens on May 27. View More..