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Nayanthara wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography, Net worth

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Nayanthara is an Indian actress who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu-language films. Her real name is  Diana Mariam Kuriyan and Nayanthara born on 18 November 1984. She is one of the most successful leading actresses of the south and is widely referred to as the Lady Superstar and Thalaivi of Tamil cinema.

Nayanthara is one of the highest-paid actresses in the South Indian Film Industry. She was also honoured as Most Desirable Women in South India multiple times.

Nayanthara Family, Husband, Boyfriend

Nayanthara was born and brought up as a Syrian Christian. On 7 August 2011, she embraced Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. Her father, Kurian Kodiyattu is Indian Air force officer and her mother is Omana Kurian. She has one brother named Leno Kurian who lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nayanthara was in a relationship with Silambarasan However, their relationship ended after a few years. Nayanthara and Prabhu Deva fell in love with each other. They were in a relationship for a few years and decided to get married. In 2010, Prabhu Deva’s wife Latha filed a petition at the family court, seeking directions against Prabhu Deva from living in a relationship with Nayanthara and requesting a reunion with him. And she threatened to go on hunger strike if Prabhu Deva married Nayanthara, while several women’s organisations conducted protests against Nayanthara for bringing disrepute to the Tamil culture, burning an effigy of her. In 2012, Nayanthara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.

Nayanthara married to Vignesh Shivan in 2022. The couple fell in love while working together for the 2015 film Naanum Rowdydhaan. According to media reports, Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan’s got engaged in 2019.

Nayanthara Wiki/Biography

Real Name Diana Mariam Kurian
Nickname Nayantara, Nayan, Mani
Profession(s) Actress
Debut Movie Manassinakkare (2003)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters-165 cm
meters– 1.65 m
feet inches-5 feet 5 Inches
Weight (approx.) in kilograms-55 Kg
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 18 November 1984
Birth Palace Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Age 37 Years (as in 2021)
Star Sign/Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Residence Chennai
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Listening to music, Reading
Education & Qualification
School Balikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
College/University Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla
Qualification Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Relationships & More
Marital Status Engaged
Husband / Affairs(Boyfriend)
  • Silambarasan ( Ex, Actor)nayanthara with silambarasan
  • Prabhu Deva (Ex)Nayanthara-with-Prabhu-Deva
  • Vignesh Shivan (Director)Nayanthara-with-vignesh
Parents Father-Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother-Omana Kurian
Siblings Sister
Brother-Lenu Kurian
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor Rajinikanth, Vijay
Favourite Films Pokiri, Billa
Favourite Destination Canada
Source of Income & Net Worth and Car Collection
Net worth 80-90 Crore INR (Approx, in 2021)
Car Collection
  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X5

Nayanthara Career

Nayanthara started modelling as a part-time while she was in college. Director Satyan offered her role in the movie and she turned down the offer initially, as she was not interested in films but later she agreed for just one movie. She did her first debut movie Manassinakkare (2003) in Malayalam.

In 2005, she made her Debut in Tamil film with the movie named Ayya and directed by Hari. While Shooting Ayya, she was selected for the horror movie Chandramukhi by director P. Vasu. This movie ran more than 800 days in theatre. She made her debut in Telegu movie with the movie Lakshmi in 2006. In the same year, and also completed her second Telegu movie Boss I Love You in 2006.

Nayanthara Education, Qualification

Because her father was in Indian Air Force, she grew up in different parts of India, like Chennai, Jamnagar and Delhi. She did her schooling in Jamnagar,  and Delhi and completed her school education from Balikamadom Girls High Secondary School, Thiruvalla, Kerala. And she completed her graduation in English Literature from Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla, Kerala.


  • She was brought up as a Syrian Christian.
  • In 2011 she accepted Hinduism in the Arya Samaj in Chennai.
  • She was the runner-up in the 2003 Best Model in Kerela.
  • She has faced a lot of ups and downs in her career.
  • Her father, Kurian Kodiyattu was an Indian Air force officer.
  • Nayanthara started modelling as a part-time while she was in college.
  • She wanted to become CA (Charted Accountant) before a career in Films.
  • Nayanthara won Filmfare and Nandi Award for the role of Goddess Seetha in the film Sri Rama Rajyam.
  • Because her father was in Indian Air Force, she grew up in different parts of India, like Chennai, Jamnagar and Delhi.
  • She was the runner-up in the 2003 Best Model in Kerela.
  • She is a polydactyl, with a rudimentary finger on her left hand.nayanthara-left-hand-rudimentary- finger
  • Nayanthara was the only South Indian female actor to have made it to the Forbes India “Celebrity 100”, 2018 list.
  • She owns a house in her hometown in Kerala, and an apartment in Chennai.

During the Q&A session on Instagram, Vignesh Shivan revealed many interesting facts about his personal life and Nayanthara. have a look

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