While shooting for Ayya she was selected to play the love interest of Superstar Rajinikanth in Chandramukhi which elevated her market in Kollywood. When she acted in Billa opposite Thala Ajith, she was praised for her glamorous portrayal as Sasha and held a prominent position as the number one female lead in both Tamil and Telugu industry for a long time.
But soon, she became controversial's favourite child as she started to appear on headlines for all wrong reasons, but the actress managed to bounce back with a bang through her 2013 movie Raja Rani directed by debutant Atlee and she continues to impress one and all with her acting skills.
What's most impressive about the actress is her aptitude to act in bold roles. She has been carrying the title 'Glamorous Queen of Kollywood' for quite sometime now and has not shied away from acting in hot scenes, if and when required. The most famous of them all was her bikini-clad scene in Ajith's Billa.
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She has done many films in Kollywood alone in which she has acted in some bold scenes displaying courage and professionalism. It's not common, especially for a South Indian actress to do what Nayantara has done over the years. We have hand picked best hot scenes of Nayantara in Kollywood right from the initial stage of her career.
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Ghajini portrayed Nayantara as a modern college student and the role demanded her to be stylish and glamorous. Her introduction song 'x machi y machi' was designed in a way to seduce the villain and hence had to be hot.
Kalvanin Kadhali was directed by S. J. Suryaah and also had him as the male lead. Like all S. J. Suryaah movies, the film had some hot scenes and Nayantara was seen shining in each of those scenes. Combining her acting skills with her hot bod, Nayantara was in fact the only positive in the entire movie.
This is where it all started as Nayantara was seen in some extremely bold scenes in the movie. She also became a controversial queen post this movie which was directed by Silambarasan. The movie also had a famous lip lock scene which is talked about even today.
Nayantara was seen in bikini for most part of the movie and was praised for taking up bold roles and for delivering it with ease. She regained her star status through Billa and was considered as Kollywood's top ranked heroine at that time.
In Kuselan, Nayantara was seen portraying as herself and was seen as a glamorous queen in all the songs along with Superstar Rajinikanth. A scene in which comedian Vadivelu lands up in her room unintentionally gets a special mention for the actress looks alluring in that particular scene.
Though she was not portrayed as a hot girl throughout the movie, Sathyam saw Nayantara in a racy song along with Vishal and had enough hot quotient in it to make men go down on their knees. The song proved to everyone that Nayantara will not shy away from doing bold scenes or even songs for that matter.
Nayantara reprised the role of a hot teacher in Aegan and had to flaunt her students in the movie including Thala Ajith Kumar. She had carried the role beautifully and also was seen in a hot song yet again proving she always is game to do bold roles without much of hesitation.
Villu was directed by Prabhu Deva and was the start of yet another controversy in Nayantara's career. Nayantara once again was seen in bikini's and even sequences shot in villages showcased her as a glamorous queen.
Arrambam had a scene in which Nayantara had to seduce a baddie and she would've done full justice to her character. Arrambam boasted of an impressive star cast that included Thala Ajith, Arya and Rana Daggubati among others but Nayantara made sure she gets special attention by doing her best in some of the hot scenes the movie had.