Nayantara completes 10 years of her acting career. The actress made her debut with the Malayalam movie Manasinakkare opposite Jayaram, in 2003. She has also completed 40 films in her career till now. Having reached her 10th year of successful career, the actress is still the most popular star in the industry.
Nayantara has now become an expensive actress. She owns the throne of 'queen of stardom' even now. She has acted in almost 40 films in all the South Indian languages - Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. Nayantara has more than five films under filming. Though she took a break from the industry for two years, Nayantara is going to make a huge comeback with huge hits!
Director Sathyan Anthikkad introduced Nayantara to the industry through his Manasinakkare. The movie won appreciation among the audience and so did the actress. The actress must have never dreamt of becoming so popular when she made her debut. She played her second movie Vismayathumbathu opposite Mohanlal and later in Naatturajavu, a Mohanlal movie again. She played a pivotal role in that movie too.
The actress began her voyage as one of the most popular actress in the South Indian industry after that. Kollywood was waiting to enrobe her with stardom. She made her debut in Ayya, opposite Sarath Kumar. She became popular with Chandramukhi, where she played opposite the legendary star Rajinikanth. Her movie Ghajini also was a hit.
Now let's take a voyage through Nayantara's most popular films. Click on the slideshow to read more about her films...
This was her first Tamil movie opposite Rajinikanth. The film became one of the most successful Tamil films in the history, running for over 800 days in theatres. Thus, Nayantara became one of the most-sought actresses in Tamil. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in Tamil.
Thaskara Veeran (2005)
This was her debut movie opposite Mammootty. She played his lady love in the film. The film also starred Madhu, Innocent, Rajan P Dev, Siddique, Mamukkoya, etc. It has a dubbed Hindi version which is called Kala Samrajya.
Vallavan was written and directed by TR Silambarasan, starring himself in the title role along with Nayantara, Reema Sen and Sandhya. Santhanam, Premji Amaren, Sathyan and S Ve Shekhar were seen playing supporting roles.
Venkatesh played opposite her in this Boyapati Srinu directed movie. This film had its story lines similar to its before film Daddy. Nayantara was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress for this film.
Ajith and Nayantara played the lead roles while Prabhu Ganesan, Namitha, Rahman, Adithya and Santhanam were seen in supporting roles. The film had a high financial success after its release, and was screened at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. She also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress.
Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008)
Dhanush played opposite her in Yaaradi Nee Mohini. The film was a remake of the 2007 Telugu hit film Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, directed by Selvaraghavan which starred Venkatesh and Trisha Krishnan. She was nominated the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for the film and won Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine.
Surya and Nayantara played lead roles in this film. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Ghatikudu. She was nominated for Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine.
This movie marked her comeback in Mollywood after four years. Dileep played opposite her in this Siddique directed film. She won the Asianet Award for Best Actress for this film. Prabhu Deva choreographed the song sequences for Bodyguard. The movie got remade in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.
Sri Rama Rajyam (2011)
This Telugu film, based on the epic Ramayana, had her playing the role of Seetha. The film bagged seven Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, including the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - (Gold) for the year 2011.
Krishnan Vande Jagadgurum (2012)
It was directed by Krish. It received universal acclaim for combining the art form of Surabhi and an action flick based on illegal mining in Bellary. Rana Daggubati and Nayantara were seen in the lead roles. Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum was released as Ongaram in Tamil and awaits a dubbed release in Hindi.