Nayanthara Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Nayanthara (born Diana Mariam Kurian; 18 November 1984) is an Indian actress and film producer who appears in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films. One of the highest paid actresses in India, she was the only South Indian actress to be featured in the Forbes India “Celebrity 100” 2018 list, with her total annual earning credited at ₹15.17 crore. She has acted in more than 80 films in a career spanning over two decades and has won numerous awards. She is popularly addressed as the Lady Superstar of Indian Cinema.

Nayanthara made her acting debut with the Malayalam film Manassinakkare (2003). She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005) and in Telugu cinema with Lakshmi (2006). Her portrayal of Goddess Sita in the mythological film Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and the Nandi Award for Best Actress. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil and Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the romantic comedy-drama Raja Rani (2013), the action comedy Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015) and the political drama Aramm (2017). She was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for her performance in the crime drama Puthiya Niyamam (2016).

Nayanthara went onto establish herself with successful women-centric films including Anaamika (2014), Maya (2015), Kolamavu Kokila (2018), Airaa (2019) and Netrikann (2022). Nayanthara’s other successful and notable work include Ghajini (2005), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Bodyguard (2010), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Thani Oruvan (2015), Kaashmora (2016), Viswasam, Bigil, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (all 2019), Darbar (2020), Annaatthe (2021) and Godfather (2022). She is a recipient of five Filmfare Awards South and eight South Indian International Movie Awards.

Nayanthara Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Nayanthara Wiki And Biography
Real NameDiana Mariam Kurian
NicknameLady Superstar, Nayantara, Nayan and Mani
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 5″
Weightin Kilograms- 53 Kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 November 1984
Age (as in 2023)39 Years
Birth PlaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownTiruvalla,Kerala, India
SchoolBalikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
CollegeMar Thoma College, Tiruvalla
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts in English Literature
DebutFilm Debut: Manassinakkare (2003)
FamilyFather– Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother– Omana Kurian

Sister– N/A
Brother– Lenu Kurian
HobbiesReading, long driving and listening music
Controversies• After she started dating Prabhu Deva in 2008, his wife Latha filed a petition at the court to take action to stop Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva’s from their live-in-relationship and resettle her family life. And, after her hunger strike warnings and other pressures, Nayantara ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.
• In 2016, she was detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for an alleged drug offence, when she was coming back to India after shooting Iru Mugan with Vikram.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodNorth Indian food
Favourite ActorRajinikanth and Vijay
Favourite ActressSimran
Favourite FilmPokiri, Billa and Yaradi Nee Mohin
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite DestinationCanada
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSilambarasan a.k.a Simbu (Actor)
Prabhu Deva (Dancer and Director)
Vignesh (Director)
HusbandVignesh Shivan (m. 2022)
Money Factor
Salary3 crores/film (INR)
Net Worth$10 million

Early life and Education

Nayanthara was born as Diana Mariam Kurian on 18 November 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka, to Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian in a Syrian Christian (Nazrani) family from Kerala. Her elder brother, Leno, lives in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. As her father was an Indian Air Force official, Nayanthara studied in various parts of India.

She did her schooling in JamnagarGujarat and Delhi. In Thiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Thirumoolapuram and then attended Marthoma CollegeThiruvalla for her bachelor’s degree in English Literature.

Personal life

She was brought up as a Christian to Malayali parents. On 7 August 2011, she embraced Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. After that, a certificate of conversion to Hinduism was issued to her, and her stage name, Nayanthara, became her official name. She is a polydactyl, with a rudimentary finger on her left hand.

Nayanthara and director Vignesh Shivan have been in a relationship ever since they worked together on Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in 2015.The couple got married on 9 June 2022 in Mahabalipuram. In October 2022, the couple announced the birth of their twin children named Uyir and Ulagam, via surrogacy.

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