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Nayanthara

Nayanthara
Name : Nayanthara
Birth Name : Diana Mariam Kurien
Gender : Actress
Height : 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Born on : Nov 18, 1984
Age : 33
Born in :  Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Acting in : Tamil, Hindi, Telugu

Biography : Nayantara was born as Diana Mariam Kurien in a Malayali Nasrani (Syrian Christian) family to an Indian Army Officer father, Kurien Kodiyattu, and Omana Kurien, in Bangalore, Karnataka. She has a brother, Leno, who resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. After her father's retirement the family settled down in Kerala where she continued with her college studies but she did her schooling in several schools in Chennai, Jamnagar, Delhi, and Gujarat. During the year 2003, while still in college, she was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikkad who cast her in a Malayalam movie. Two years later, she went on to act in Tamil and Telugu movies. As she became popular she also appeared in Kannada language movies. She soon acquired the reputation of acting opposite male actors who are almost twice as old. She starred in her first Malyalam film opposite Jayaram, and then in "Chandramukhi" with renowned Indian actor Rajnikanth, then with other aging actors like Sarath Kumar, Mohanlal, and Mammotty. S ... Read more

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Hails from Thiruvalla, a small town in Kerala where her parents, Kurian and Omana Kodiyattu, settled after her father retired from the defense service. She has one brother, Lenu, who lives in Dubai.
Won the Best Model Award of Kerala in 2002.
Her favorite film is Manassinakkare (2003).
Completed her B.A. in Literature. Was not able to continue with her C.A. studies though due to her film commitments.
Nayantara means "star eyes".