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Nayantara

(aka) Nayanthara
Actress/Actor
Born : 18 Nov 1984
Birth Place : Thiruvalla, Kerala
Diana Mariam Kurien, popularly known by her stage name Nayanthara aka Nayantara, is a South Indian actress, who has acted in many Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. After several commercial successes such as Chandramukhi, Ghajini, Billa and Yaaradi Nee... ReadMore
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Diana Mariam Kurien, popularly known by her stage name Nayanthara aka Nayantara, is a South Indian actress, who has acted in many Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. After several commercial successes such as Chandramukhi, Ghajini, Billa and Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Nayanthara has established herself as one of the most promising, sought-after actresses in South India.

Nayanthara was born into an Orthodox Syrian Christian family, in Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala.

She did her schooling at various parts of India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu), as her father was an Air Force Official. She joined Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla for +2, then joined Marthoma college in Thiruvalla for her Bachelor's degree (English Literature).

She co-starred alongside Mohanlal in Naatturajaavu and in Fazil's... Read more
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    Nayanthara was born into a Orthodox Syrian Christian family later she converted to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai on 2011.
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    After the purification ceremony, a Certificate of Conversion to Hinduism was issued to her and her stage name, Nayantara, became her official name.
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    She also visited a number of holy places, including Haridwar and Rishikesh in May 2014.
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    She won the style icon award for south scope style award 2009.
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    Among 30 nominations in different awards function she won 18 awards.
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    Nayanthara makes comback for Krish's Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum in March 2012 after an 11-months sabbatical. Raja Rani was her first Tamil release after three years that had her in a lead role, which was followed by Vishnuvardhan's Arrambam.
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    She also made her Kannada film debut through the Kannada-Telugu bilingual film Super, which is her only appearance in Kannada till date.
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    Kochi Times listed Nayanthara in the "List of 15 Most Desirable Women in 2014".
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    More remarkably, Nayanthara contributed about 5 lakhs to TN Chief Minister towards the relief aid for Sri Lankan Tamils. To say, her contribution was the highest amount given by an actress.
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    Sun Sign: Scorpio
    Hobbies: Listening Music and Reading Interesting books
    Language Known: English, Hindi, Tamil and other south Indian language
    Favourite Food: Chinese and North Indian food
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    Nayantara had a tattoo of the name prabhudeva in her wrist as she was in relationship with Prabhu for a small time.
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    Nayanthara won the 1st runner up, Best Model in Kerala 2003, conducted by Thrissur Advertising Club. Later made her entry to media.
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