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Real/Other Names:: Diana Mariam Kurien, Nayan, Mani, Nayana, Nayanatara
Date of Birth:: November 18, 1984(Age-26)
Place of Birth:: Tiruvalla,Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

Mini Biography

Early life:

She was educated in various parts of India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu),as her father was an Air Force Official.She is an orthodox syrianchristian by birth She joined Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla for+2, then joined Marthoma college in Thiruvalla for her Bachelor'sdegree (English Literature). Her native is Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District,Kerala.

Nayantara who was Diana Mariyam Kurien then, was chosen 1st runnerup in Best model Kerala 2003 which was conducted by ThrissurAdvertising Club. This gave her a few opportunities in modelling foradverisements. While at college, she was spotted by director SatyanAnthikkad and cast opposite Jayaram in Manassinakkare. Afterwards, she co-starred alongside Mohanlal in Natturajavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She was also cast with Mammootty in Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal.
She has also starred in several Tamil and Telugu movies. She was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya and with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films Vallavan (Tamil) and Yogi (Telugu) flopped except for Tamil film Ghajini. She regained her throne in Kollywood acting opposite Ajith Kumar in the stylish and elegant Billa 2007 and Aegan, Joseph Vijay in Villu and Vishal in Sathyam and thus becoming one of the highest paid actresses in South India. Unfortunately all her films after Yaaradi Nee Mohini were huge flops and she is currently doing Aadhavan with Surya Sivakumar.

Nayantara has contributed to several causes. While working with Rajini,who is known for giving away gifts such as chains to people on the setsto celebrate a movie's success or to reward his coworkers, she becameintrigued by his kind gestures. Inspired by this, she also started toreward her co-workers in her other movies by giving away gifts such ascars and bicycles

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