Nayanthara Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Measurements


Nayanthara, whose real name is Diana Mariam Kurian, is a prominent Indian actress who primarily works in the South Indian film industry. She was born on November 18, 1984, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Nayanthara is known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema and has established herself as one of the leading actresses in the industry.

Nayanthara completed her schooling in various parts of India as her father was an Indian Air Force officer. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala. During her college days, she got an opportunity to work as a model and appeared in several TV commercials.

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Nayanthara Biography

Full Name   Naranthara, Diana Mariam Kurian
Nickname Nayantara, Nayan and Mani
Date of Birth 18 November 1984
School Balikamadom, Girls High School, Tiruvalla, Kerala
Profession Actress / Model (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu)
Age 38 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / Occupation Actress / Model (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu)
Mother Tongue Malayalam
Religion Hindu
Nation Indian



Nayanthara began her career as a model for a few hours in her college days. In 2003, director Sathyan Anthikkad stumbled across models assignments for her and suggested she take on an appearance on his movie. At first, she was hesitant because she was not looking to become an actress, but then she said yes and began her acting career with the Malayalam film Manassinakkare. She believed that she would make a film of just one but the fate of her life brought her fame and the movie quickly became a massive success after when she got roles a variety of films.

The year 2004 was the first time she was a part in two films. The first film was Natturajavu which was a film written and written by Shaji Kailas. Her next project the same year was Vismayathumbathu where she acted alongside Mohanlal. It was a thriller with a psychological theme, directed by Fazil and produced by Ammu International. The year 2005 was the time she released her Tamil debut in Ayya which was directed produced by the director Hari. The film became a success and Nayanthara got rave reviews for her performance that earned her notoriety in Tamil film. In the course of filming in the film Ayya, Nayanthara was signed for a comedy horror film directed by P. Vasu. The wife of the director saw Nayanthara’s film Manassinakkare and suggested her. P. Vasu signed up Nayanthara for the film Chandramukhi. The movie premiered on the 14th of April, 2005 and went on to be a huge success. The film broke records for being in theaters for more than 800 days and made Nayanthara a prominent Tamil actress. The same year, she participated in Thaskara Veeran, a movie produced by Pappan and Promod that came out on the 27th of May, 2005. Following this she was a part of Rappakal where she co-starred along with Sharada as well as Mammootty. She also appeared on Ghajini in which it is a A. R. Murugadoss movie released on 29 September 2005. Following this, she performed the item number for the film of Perarasu Sivakasi. Her debut film in 2006 was Kalvanin Kadhali with the direction of Tamilvannan. The year 2006 was the same year that saw the year of her Telugu film debut in Lakshmi and was followed by a second Telugu film called Boss, I Love You. In 2006, she was a part-time actress on three Tamil films, among them Vallavan where she portrayed the role of professor who becomes infatuated with a student. In this film she co-starred with Premgi Amaren Silambarasan TR and other actors. Her performance in the film was praised by Sify who wrote about it.



  • Nayanthara was first a target of controversy after photos of her kissing the first man she had with Simbu became viral on the internet and on social media. The negative publicity had a detrimental effect to her reputation as a public figure.
  • Nayanthara was a target of controversy because of her affair in a relationship with Prabhu Deva. The name of Prabhu Deva was also tattooed on her wrist while she had a romantic relationship Prabhu Deva.
  • On the 7th of August, 2011, she embraced Hinduism through the Shuddhi Karma Ritual at the Arya Samaj temple in Chennai. The ceremony was intended to perform Vedic purification, after which the Havan was carried out as directed by priests. Nayanthara was awarded a certificate of her change into Hinduism as well as her own name., Nayanthara was officially adopted as her name. This was done prior to her release from Sri Rama Rajyam. But, the media claimed that she did it in order to get married Prabhu Deva, who was believed as her lover at the time.
  • She was entangled into controversy after a segment of the film was shared on social media. Nayanthara was purchasing alcohol from a shop. A member of the Indian Nationalist Party, Hindu Makkal Katchi raised protests against the footage and demanded that it be taken out of the film. They also protested against Nayanthara and sprayed her image by putting beer cans in her picture. Nayanthara tried to offer clarification, explaining that the stunt was only to promote the scene in the movie, but it didn’t ease the protesters’ anger.

Nayanthara Educational Qualification

Education Qualification Degree in English Literature
School Balikamadom, Girls High School, Tiruvalla, Kerala
College / University Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, Kerala
Others Not Known

Nayanthara Age

Anjali is celebrating her 38th birthday, Anand’s age is 38 years.

Nayanthara Height

Her Height 5 feet 5 inches 165 cm (1.65 m)

Nayanthara Weight

Her Weight is 65 kg in Pounds-144 lbs.

Nayanthara Body Measurements


Her body measurements are 34-30-36 inches. Bra size 34B, waist size 30, her hip size 36 inches

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Nayanthara Net Worth

Her net worth is $10.3 Million – $25 Million (USD) as of 2023

Family Parents and Siblings


Father’s name Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother’s Name Omana Kurian
Religion Christian
Brother’s Name Leno Kurian
Marital Status Married
Boyfriend / Dating with Prabhu Deva (Ex)
Vignesh Shivan
Spouse / Husband’s Name Vignesh Shivan (2015 – present)

Awards, Honours and Achievements


  • The year she was born, she took home the Filmfare Award South in the best actress category.
  • She was awarded Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for the best actress category.
  • She was awarded the Filmfare Award South in the best actress category.
  • She was awarded Edison Awards (Tamil) in the category for best actress.
  • She was awarded the award in 2015. took home Edison Awards (Tamil) in the category of best actress.
  • She was awarded the award in 2015. was awarded the International Indian Film Academy Awards in the category of best actress.
  • The year 2015 was her best. In 2016 and 2017 she won the Filmfare Award South in the best actress category for consecutively.

Car Collection

In terms of automobiles, Nayanthara owns an Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

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Favorite Things

  • Food:North Indian Cuisine
  • Performer: Rajinikanth and Vijay
  • Actress: Simran
  • Color: Black
  • Films: Pokiri, Billa and Yaradi Nee Mohin

Facts about Nayantara

1. Nayantara was born and brought up in Thiruvalla.
2. She began her acting career with the Malayalam movie Manassinakkare.
3. She belongs to the Malayali Christian family.
4. Nayanthara has a relationship with Tamil film director, actor, and lyricist Vignesh Shivan.
5. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in South Indian cinema. She charged around 2-6 Crore per movie as her salary(Remuneration).
6. She is not active on social media.
7. She started her model career and later became acting.
8. Nayanthara Tattooed her ex-boyfriend Prabhudeva’s name on her wrist.
9. Nayan has acted in more than 90+ movies during the 15 years of her film career.
10. Nayanthara married her longtime boyfriend, Tamil film actor, and director Vignesh Shivan on 10 June 2022.

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