Nayanthara Actress, Age, Biography, Career, Movies, Family


Nayanthara is an Indian actress, who mainly works in Tamil and Telugu cinemas. Her original name is Diana Mariam Kurian with Nayanthara being her professional name.

She was born on 18 November 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka. She began her career by making her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram.

Nayanthara Actress, Biography

Nickname Lady Superstar, Nayantara, Nayan and Mani
Date of Birth 18 November 1984
Age 35
Place of Birth Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Home town Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Profession Actress, model
Hobbies Reading, long driving and listening to music
Food Habits Vegetarian
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Father Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother Omana Kurian
Sister N/A
Brother Lenu Kurian
Height in centimeters- 165 cm, in meters- 1.65 m, in Feet Inches- 5′ 5″
Weight in Kilograms- 53 Kg, in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements 34-26-34 
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
School Balikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
College Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla
Educational Qualifications Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
TV Shows none
Film Chandramukhi (2005), Dubai Seenu (2007), Tulasi (2007), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Aadhavan (2009), Adhurs (2010), Simha (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Sri Rama Rajyam (2011), Raja Rani (2013), Arrambam (2013), Thani Oruvan (2015), Maya (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), Babu Bangaram (2016) and Iru Mugan (2016) and many others

Early life and Background

Diana Mariam Kurian, a professional name Nayanthara is an Indian actress. She was born on 18 November 1984 to Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian.

Her elder brother lenu lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This celebrity’s father was an Indian Air Force officer and so she traveled a lot. She has studied in various parts of India especially North India.

She did her schooling from Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi. She then studied in Balikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla and then completed her graduation from Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla. She got a bachelor’s degree in English literature.

Personal Favorites

  • Favorite Food: North Indian food
  • Favorite Actor: Rajinikanth and Vijay
  • Favorite Actress: Simran
  • Favorite Film: Pokiri, Billa and Yardi Nee Mohin
  • Favorite Color: Black
  • Favorite Destination: Canada


This actress started her career in 2003 by making her debut in a Malayalam film Manassinakkare. Although she had no interest in becoming an actress, her film went on to be a huge financial success and she continued to receive acting offers. Eventually, she went on to do lots of films in the Malayalam cinema-verse.

Subsequently, she started working in Tamil and Telugu movies. She made her way in the Tamil film industry through Hari’s Ayya. Afterward, she went on to become a huge success in the Tamil film industry.

She made her debut in the Telugu industry through the movie Lakshmi. She then did Boss, I love you. She became a huge success in this industry as well.

This star has a net worth of 10 million dollars. Throughout her career, she has done dubbing also in various movies like Elektra, etc.

Her career was at its peak and she was receiving a lot of fame but due to her marriage, she made the choice to quit in 2011.

This bold personality then decided to make a comeback in 2012 with the film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum and is continuing to work since then.

Some Lesser-known facts:

  • Nayanthara was born in an orthodox Malayali Syrian Christian family and raised as a Christian. Later, in 2011, she converted to Hinduism at the Aarya Samaj Temple in Chennai
  • She participated in a competition to find out the best model in Kerala in 2003 and was the runner up.
  • Her 2005 film Chandramukhi was a huge hit and became the longest-running South Indian movie in theatres with a record of 800 days.
  • She has won a Filmfare and Nandi Award for her role as Goddess Seetha in the film Rama Rajyam.
  • She was in a relationship with actor and dancer Prabhu Deva. While in relation to him, she had tattooed his name on her body.
  • Nayanthara wanted to become a chartered accountant if not an actress.
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