Profile: From model to a popular actress Nayantara's journey in Southern cinema

Movies | | April 14, 2013, 2:03 pm
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The actress rose to fame with her strong performances and different roles. She received the Vijay award, Filmfare award, CineMAA award, Santhosham best actress award, Ugadi Puruskar award and many others.

The actress rose to fame with her strong performances and different roles. She received the Vijay award, Filmfare award, CineMAA award, Santhosham best actress award, Ugadi Puruskar award and many others.

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Nayantara has her hands full with her upcoming film starring Nagarjuna 'Greeku Veerudu'. The film is directed by Dasardh Kumar. The music is composed by SS Thaman.

Nayantara has her hands full with her upcoming film starring Nagarjuna 'Greeku Veerudu'. The film is directed by Dasardh Kumar. The music is composed by SS Thaman.

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Nayantara proved to be a lucky mascot for the producers in her very first film. As the film raked high profits at the box-office Nayantara kept receiving acting offers.

Nayantara proved to be a lucky mascot for the producers in her very first film. As the film raked high profits at the box-office Nayantara kept receiving acting offers.

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The actress played her dream role of romancing Malayalam superstar in her next two films- 'Natturajavu' and 'Visamayathumbathu'.

The actress played her dream role of romancing Malayalam superstar in her next two films- 'Natturajavu' and 'Visamayathumbathu'.

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Nayantara made her debut in Tamil films with 'Ayya'(2005) opposite Sarath Kumar. While her Telugu debut was 'Lakshmi' (2006), she made her foray into Kannada films with 'Super'(2010).

Nayantara made her debut in Tamil films with 'Ayya'(2005) opposite Sarath Kumar. While her Telugu debut was 'Lakshmi' (2006), she made her foray into Kannada films with 'Super'(2010).

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The actress ruled Tamil and Telugu cinema with superhits like 'Chandramukhi', 'Boss-I love you', 'Ghajini' and 'Kalavnin Kadali'.

The actress ruled Tamil and Telugu cinema with superhits like 'Chandramukhi', 'Boss-I love you', 'Ghajini' and 'Kalavnin Kadali'.

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The actress has her four big releases in the year 2013 namely 'Ethir Neechal', 'Valai', 'Kathirvelan Kadhal', 'Raja Rani'.

The actress has her four big releases in the year 2013 namely 'Ethir Neechal', 'Valai', 'Kathirvelan Kadhal', 'Raja Rani'.

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Nayantara was recently awarded with the Nandi award  for her critically acclaimed Telugu mythological film 'Sri Ram Raiyam'. The actress played the role of Sita in the film.

Nayantara was recently awarded with the Nandi award for her critically acclaimed Telugu mythological film 'Sri Ram Raiyam'. The actress played the role of Sita in the film.

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Southern actress Nayantara started her film career with Malayalam cinema. She proved to be a lucky mascot for the filmmakers in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies as well. Here is a look at her journey.

Southern actress Nayantara started her film career with Malayalam cinema. She proved to be a lucky mascot for the filmmakers in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies as well. Here is a look at her journey.

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Nayantara slowly and steadily climbed the ladder of success with her films. She became a household name in South.

Nayantara slowly and steadily climbed the ladder of success with her films. She became a household name in South.

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The actress established herself as one of the leading ladies in the Southern film industry.

The actress established herself as one of the leading ladies in the Southern film industry.

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Nagarjuna has a stylish look in the film. He plays an NRI who comes to India to marry an Indian girl. Nayantara will play his lady love in the film.

Nagarjuna has a stylish look in the film. He plays an NRI who comes to India to marry an Indian girl. Nayantara will play his lady love in the film.

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Diana Mariam Kurian, popularly known by her stage name Nayantara. The actress was born to Malayi-Syrian parents. The actress completed her education in English literature.

Diana Mariam Kurian, popularly known by her stage name Nayantara. The actress was born to Malayi-Syrian parents. The actress completed her education in English literature.

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The actress was a small time model before she was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikad. The actress made her debut with Malayalam film 'Manassinakkare'.

The actress was a small time model before she was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikad. The actress made her debut with Malayalam film 'Manassinakkare'.

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She played the leading lady opposite Malayalam superstar Mammooty in the films 'Thaskara Veeran' and 'Rappakal'.

She played the leading lady opposite Malayalam superstar Mammooty in the films 'Thaskara Veeran' and 'Rappakal'.