15 Years, 67 Films, 6 Awards, and the title ‘Lady Superstar’. The name is Nayanthara

Nayanthara is one of the most exciting actors working today in India. She’s tough and she’s professional. 15 years, 67 films, from Manasinakkare in 2003 to the upcoming mega budget Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019), throughout her career she redefined herself with changing times.

2018 is the 15th year of Nayanthara in cinema. She made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Manassinakkare (2003) directed by Sathyan Anthikad before making her Tamil debut with Ayya (2005) and Telugu with Lakshmi (2006).  After Ayya with Sarath Kumar Nayanthara acted with Rajinikanth in Chandramukhi (2005)! Can you give another example for such a blessed intro! May be Aishwariya Rai! Anybody else! She was a worthy successor to Simran’s iconic reign.

She is bold in her choice of roles and her confidence is doing solo movies is unbelievable. She is successful too. Her agreement to do ‘Aramm’ resulted in showing us the best performance of her career. It is one of the most glorious and intensely pleasurable performances from a top actress in Tamil in many years.

Nayanthara has grabbed awards from Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam film industry. Her portrayal of Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and the Nandi Award for Best Actress in Telugu. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her performance in Raja Rani (2013) and Naanum Rowdy dhan (2015). In 2017, she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for her performance in Puthiya Niyamam (2016).

Nayanthara was born on 18th November 1984 to Malayali parents who hail from Tiruvalla, Kerala. She has a younger brother. Nayanthara did her schooling in Gujarat and Delhi. She studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruvalla and then attended Marthoma College, Thiruvalla for her bachelor’s degree in English Literature.

Nayanthara’s second breakthrough role came in Billa with Ajith Kumar. She never looked back after this. Post 2012, Nayanthara started shining even brighter. We must call her ‘the golden actress’. With age, she has only grown more and more graceful! Mesmeric – that is exactly what Nayanthara is in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. It seems like Nayanthara has never stopped being beautiful. In Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Nayanthara looked breathtaking!

Certain women throughout the history of cinema have become symbols of their era, like Sridevi, Kushboo and Simran, and some are simply recognisable in just one word… like Nayan.

Nayanthara’s Best Performances
Year Title Language
2003 Manassinakkare Malayalam
2005 Ayya Tamil
2005 Rappakal Malayalam
2006 E Tamil
2007 Billa Tamil
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Tamil
2010 Bodyguard Malayalam
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Tamil
2010 Elektra Malayalam
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Telugu
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Telugu
2013 Raja Rani Tamil
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Malayalam
2015 Maya Tamil
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Tamil
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Malayalam
2016 Iru Mugan Tamil
2017 Aramm Tamil

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