Birth name Diana Mariam KurienBorn November 18, 1984 (1984-10-18)Tiruvalla, Kerala, IndiaOther name(s) Nayantara, Diana Official site Diana Mariam Kurien born in 1984 in Kerela, India, popularly known as Nayanthara ,meaning "eyes like stars", is a South Indian actress and has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. Nayanthara has completed her B.A literature
Nayantara, the pretty and glamorous doll of the kollywood industry, was born on 18th november, 1984.Her first film was "Manasinakkare" directed by Sathyan Anthikkad .She is a self confident person.She is comfortable working with all the heroes and fully involves herself in whatever role she does and this obviously is the reason for her success in the field. Relationships Nayanthara
created headlines when publicity posters sprung up around Chennai of her vallavan co-star Silamparasan and her kissing. However, despite maintaining a high-profile relationship, involving the press, the pair broke up soon after the film was released citing differences. Nonetheless, after the break-up, pictures were released anonymously of the pair kissing each other at Nayanthara' partment.
Nayan Tara who was Diana Mariyam Kurien then was chosen 1st runner up in Best model Kerala 2003 which was conducted by Thrissur Advertising Club. This gave her a few opportunities in modelling for adverisements. While at college, she was spotted by director Satyan Anthikkad and cast opposite Jayaram in Mansinakkare. Afterwards, she co-starred alongside Mohanlalin Naatturajaavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She was also cast with Mammootty in Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal. She has also starred in several Tamil and Telugu movies. She was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya and with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films are Vallavan (Tamil) and Yogi (Telugu) flopped except for her Tamil film Ghajini. She regained her throne in Kollywood through the famous bikini shots in Billa in 2007. Her next movie Yaaradi Nee Mohini was a stupendous success. Nayantara's Tamil career followed with leading roles in films with Rajnikanth in Kuselan, Ajith Kumar in Aegan, Joseph Vijay in Villu and Vishal in Sathyam. She was paid Rs. 1Crore for Sathyam, Kuselan and Aegan becoming one of the highest paid actresses in South India. Unfortunately all her films after Yaaradi Nee Mohini were huge flops and she is currently doing Aadhavan with Surya Sivakumar.
Nayantara has contributed to several causes. While working with Rajini, who is known for giving away gifts such as chains to people on the sets to celebrate a movie's success or to reward his coworkers, she became intrigued by his kind gestures. Inspired by this, she also started to reward her co-workers in her other movies by giving away gifts such as cars and bicycles. During shoots Nayan always stays at the floor, unlike other stars.[1] She is "famous" for her glamorous roles than ability in acting. The trend goes behind exploiting her curves rather than action. She is banned by Tamil cinema Association for not attending shooting on schedules, and not returning money to a signed film, which never started.
Nominated: Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award - Billa
Year Film, Role Language ,Other notes
2003ManassinakkareGauri 2004VismayathumbathuReetha MathewsMalayalamNatturajavuKatrina Malayalam2005AyyaSelviTamilChandramukhiDurgaTamilThaskaraVeeranThankamaniMalayalamRappakalGauri
MalayalamGhajiniChitraTamilSivakasiNayantharaTamilSpecial appearance2006KalvaninKadhaliHaritha TamilLakshmiNandhiniTeluguBossAnuradhaTeluguVallavanSwapnaTamilThalaimaganMeghalaTamilEJyoti Tamil2007YogiNandiniTeluguDubai SeenuMadhumathiTeluguSivaji: The BossGuest RoleTamilSpecial appearance TulasiVasundhara RamTeluguBillaSashaTamilNominated: Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award2008 Yaaradi Nee MohiniKeerthiTamilKuselanNayantaraTamilTeluguMade simultaneously in Telugu as Kathanayakudu SathyamDeivalakshmiTamilTeluguMade simultaneously in Telugu as SaluteAeganMallikaTamilTwenty: 20 MalayalamSpecial appearance2009VilluJhanviTamilBodyguardAmmuMalayalamFilmingAdhursTeluguFilming AadhavanTamilFilmingBilla 2TamilAnnounced