Thursday, 8 March 2012

Nayanthara Actress Photos

Nayanthara Actress Biography
Nayantara (born 18 November 1984 as Diana Mariam Kurian),[2][3] is an Indian film actress. She made her acting debut in 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare. She debuted in Tamil cinema with Ayya (2004) and in Telugu cinema with Lakshmi (2005), following which she starred alongside popular lead actors. Following several commercial successes such as Chandramukhi (2005), Ghajini (2005) and Billa (2007), she had established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Tamil cinema.[4][5]
Nayantara was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to Jacobite Christian Malayali parents, Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian.[1][6] Her brother, Leno, who is nine years elder to her, lives in Dubai.[7] As her father was an Indian Air Force official, she studied in various parts of India, mainly in North India.[7] She did her schooling in Chennai, Jamnagar, Gujarat and Delhi. Following his retirement, they settled in Kerala, where she continued her college studies, at the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Kerala. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor's degree in English Literature. She has said that she would have become a chartered accountant if not an actress.[8]
While studying at college, Nayantara was working as a part-time model. She was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikkad, who had seen some of her modelling assignments and approached her to play a pivotal role opposite Jayaram in his film Manassinakkare (2003).[9] Although she turned down the offer initially, as she was not interested in films, she gave in eventually and agreed to do "just that one movie".[10] Manassinakkare went on to become a high financial success and she continued to receive acting offers. Later, she co-starred alongside Mohanlal in Natturajavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She also acted opposite Mammootty in Thaskara Veeran and Rappakal.
She subsequently started appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. In 2005, she was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Hari's Ayya, debuting in the Tamil film industry. The family drama film opened to positive critical response, fetching Nayantara positive feedback as well. claimed that she had made a "sensational debut in Tamil",[11] while a reviewer from said that her "presence with her beautiful smile is crowd winning".[12] While still shooting for Ayya, she was selected to portray the love interest of Rajinikanth in the comedy horror film Chandramukhi,[13] after its director P. Vasu's wife had seen Manassinakkare and recommended her.[14] The film became one of the most successful Tamil films in history, running for over 800 days in theatres,[15] eventually turning Nayantara into one of the most-sought after actresses in Tamil.[16] Later that year her third Tamil film, A. R. Murugadoss' Ghajini, in which she played a secondary female character, again was a commercially highly successful venture. However, she later told that appearing in Ghajini was a big mistake and the "worst decision" she ever took.[16]
Her first release in 2006 was Kalvanin Kadhali. termed her performance as the "strength of the movie".[17] She next made her debut in Telugu, starring in the film Lakshmi, following which she performed in Boss, I Love You, alongside Venkatesh and Nagarjuna respectively. Three Tamil films in which she enacted the lead female characters– Vallavan, Thalaimagan and E– released simultanesouly during Diwali 2006.[18] All three films opened to mixed reviews;[19][20] Nayantara mostly won praise for her performances. She portrayed a lecturer who falls in love with a student younger to her in Vallavan. Sify wrote: "Nayanthara virtually walks away with the film and has never looked so beautiful. She looks gorgeous especially in songs and does justice to her well-etched out role".[21] The science fiction thriller E featured Nayantara in the role of a bar dancer. Reviewers claimed that she made an impact,[22] was "very adequate and impressive in a slightly complicated role",[23] and that she had "come up with a good performance".[24] In Thalaimagan, she played a news reporter, with critics agreeing that she did not have much to do in the film.[25][26] She regained her star billing in Kollywood acting opposite Ajith Kumar in the Vishnuvardhan-directed gangster film Billa (2007). A remake of the same-titled 1980 Tamil film, it went on to become a blockbuster success at the box office,[27] while Nayantara received many accolades for her performance as Sasha.[28] Sify heaped praise on her, describing her as a "show stopper". The reviewer further wrote: "Nayanthara has [...] go[ne] full throttle to look her sexiest best [...] She has a beautiful body which she flaunts daringly [...] and is also able to bring out the cold aloofness and bitterness of her character.[29] Similarly a critic from noted that she looked "great in mini skirts, jacket, dark glasses and tall boots".[30]
In 2008 she had five releases, four of which were in Tamil. Her first release, the family entertainer Yaaradi Nee Mohini was critically acclaimed and one of the highest grossing Tamil films of the year. Nayantara's portrayal of Keerthi was appreciated by critics. wrote: "Nayan dispels her bombshell act and proves that she can more than just that. She breaks into tears when needed, shows vicious contempt when rubbed the wrong way in the name of love, and looks endearing in songs". cited that she "exhibits her acting skills in full measure [and] gives a moving performance in emotional scenes", while Sify's critic wrote that she "looks "sensational and has done a great job in perhaps the meatiest role she has done so far".[31] She won the Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for second consecutive year,[32] as well as a nomination for the Best Actress prize at the 56th Filmfare Awards South. Her subsequent releases, however, Kuselan opposite Rajnikanth, Sathyam opposite Vishal and Villu opposite Vijay, were all unsuccessful, while Aegan became an average grosser. Her only successful release in 2009 was Aadhavan with Suriya which released in October 2009.
In 2010, all her releases, which featured her in the lead female role turned out to be commercial successes. She delivered five super hit films in the four Southern languages – Bodyguard (Malayalam), Adurs and Simha (Telugu), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (Tamil) and Super (Kannada).[33][34] She won the Asianet Film Awards Best Actress in a leading role for her performance in Bodyguard. The latter three, in particular, were exceptionally successful, with Simha becoming one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of the year and Boss Engira Bhaskaran releasing to highly positive reviews and becoming a blockbuster.[35][36][37] Upendra's Super, which marked her debut into the Kannada film industry opened to rave reviews, while her performance was also praised by critics.[38][39] Her performances in Simha, Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Super eventually fetched her nominations for the Filmfare Best Actress Award in the respective languages.[40][41][42] She also starred in Shyamaprasad's critically acclaimed Malayalam film Elektra. Her performance was well appreciated by critics when it was screened at the International Film Festival of India.[43] The film was also screened at the Dubai International Film Festival.[44] The latest release, Sri Rama Rajyam where she played Sita, is a feather in her cap.
[edit]Personal life
While shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan, she was romantically linked with the film's director and co-actor Silambarasan Rajendar,[45] which she, however, denied.[16] During the making and after the release of her film Villu, reports suggested that she was in a relationship with its director Prabhu Deva, with some sources even claiming that both had married secretly in June 2009.[46] She had tattooed his name on her wrist,[46] and began appearing with him in public, while keeping silence and refusing to comment about the issue, neither denying nor confirming the relationship.[47][48] In September 2010 then, Prabhu Deva openly confessed his love for Nayantara and further stated that he would marry her soon.[48] The issue soon gained media attention and turned into a controversy, since Prabhu Deva was already married and not divorced yet, with his wife Ramalath, unwilling to agree for a divorce, filing a petition at the family court, seeking directions against her husband and Nayantara from marrying, attending functions together and receiving awards as husband and wife and requesting a reunion with him.[49][50] Furthermore, Ramalath threatened to go on hunger strike, if Prabhu Deva married Nayantara,[50] while several women's organizations also conducted protests against Nayantara for "bringing disrepute to Tamil culture", burning an effigy of her.[50][51] However in 2012, Nayanthara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.[52]
On 7 August 2011, she converted to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. She went through Shuddhi Karma, a procedure involving a Vedic purification and a Homan where Nayan chanted the hymns from Veda and Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest. After the purification ceremony, a Certificate of Conversion to Hinduism was issued to her and her stage name, Nayantara, became her official name.[3]

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