Nayantara turns 36 today. The talented diva has swooped down on south audiences in the last 17 years. A look at Nayan’s long and inspiring career.
Bangalore-born Diana Mariam Kurian is Nayan’s Malayalam origin. He was born to Malayali Christian parents. Although she was born as a Syrian Christian, many people are not aware that Nayantara embraced Hinduism. She became a Hindu in 2011 at Arya Samaj Mandir, Chennai. He performed Shuddhi Karma and sang hymns to the Veda and Gayatri Mantra where his screen name Nayantara became his official name.
Nayan started his career as a model. He was seen by Sathyan Anthikkad, a filmmaker and offered a role in his film Mannassinakkare. She initially turned down the offer due to lack of interest in films. However, she agreed to do “just one film”. The 2003 film was a box office success. And are offered for Nayan. She also acted in Natturaju, where she played the protagonist’s adopted sister in the film.
However, Nayan’s major success was in 2004 with Fazil’s psychological thriller Drishyamthumbathu in which he starred opposite Mohanlal. Nayan pulled off the role of a ghost with ease and garnered critical acclaim for his performance. Nayan later received film offers in Tamil and Telugu. Nayan’s Tamil debut was in 2005 with director Hari Ki Ayya. It was called a sensational debut. Did not look back towards Nayan. Nayan has been cast in Rajinikanth and P Vasu’s horror comedy Chandramukhi even before Ayya’s release. The film transformed Nayan into a giant star. Later, AR Murugadoss has Nayan as Ghazni’s second woman. Yet Nayan realized his present. Her dance performance in the film won her new fans. The version dubbed in Telugu was also making its place in Tollywood. Nayan’s performance in the gangster film Billa (Tamil) misled his stardom. The same role was played by Anushka Shetty in the Telugu remake.
Soon, Nayantara became a household name in the Telugu and Tamil industries. He acted with almost all superstars from industries. He acted with Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, Venkatesh, Prabhas, Jr. NTR and others. In 2011, Nayantara played the role of Sita in Sri Ram Rajyam. Once upon a time, Nayan had announced that Sri Ram Rajyam would be his last film as an actor. However, after a gap of one year, he returned with Rana’s Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. And there is no search for him in Telugu and Tamil. She became the highest paid actress in South Cinema. She was also featured in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list in 2018 where she was the only South Indian female actor to achieve this feat. Nayan has always been in the news for his relationships. From Simbu to Prabhudheva to Vignesh Shivan, Nayan’s personal life has been public. Let’s wish Nayan on his 36th birthday. She never caught on with age and still looks gorgeous. She continues to steal hearts at the age of 36!
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