Nayantara is an actress who has worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil movies, who lets her good looks take precedence over acting as she is mostly seen in glitzy roles.
Basics on Nayantara
Nayantara was born as Diana Mariam Kurien on 18th November 1984 in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India. Her father worked in the Air Force, so the family moved frequently. She did her twelfth grade at Balikamadom High School in Thiruvalla and graduated in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla.
Winning the first runner up spot in the Best Model of Kerala contest in 2002 was a turning point for Nayantara. This helped her get offers to do commercials.Nayantara was involved with her co-star from Vallavan, Silambarasan though they broke off later.
2003 Sathyan Anthikkad gave Nayantara her first break in movies by casting her in the Malayalam movie Manassinakkare with Jayaram.
2004 She worked with Mohanlal in Fazilís Vismayathumbathu and in Shaji Kailasí Natturajavu.
2005 She was seen in Tamil and Malayalam like Chandramukhi with Rajnikanth and as Chitra in Ghajini opposite Surya and Asin. Ayya was a good performer at the box office.
2006 She appeared in Telugu movies like Lakshmi and Boss, as well as Tamil movies like Vallavan.
2007 Her success was waning until Vishnuvardhanís Billa released and became a hit. She was also seen in a cameo in Sivaji: The Boss.
2008 In Yaaradi Nee Mohini, she played the lead with Dhanush and in Kuselan she played herself. Aegan, which was a remake of Main Hoon Na saw her as a teacher.
2009 In Prabhu Devaís Villu she played the protagonistís love interest. Her next release is a Malayalam movie Bodyguard and a Tamil movie Aadhavan with Surya.