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Nayanthara: Beyond The Spotlight, 8 Unknown Facts You Should Know


In the realm of Indian cinema, Nayanthara stands out as a renowned actress and filmmaker. With a remarkable portfolio of over 75 films, she was born as Diana Mariam Kurian on November 18 in Bengaluru to an Orthodox Malayali Syrian Christian parent. 

Nayanthara’s cinematic journey spans across Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam languages. Regarded as one of the leading actresses in South Indian cinema, she commands significant remuneration for her contributions. 

Here are some lesser-known facts: 

Nayanthara earned a degree in English Literature from Marthoma College, Kerala.

Before stepping into the world of professional acting, Nayanthara worked as a part-time model. Her entry into films began when filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad, intrigued by her modeling work, offered her a role in ‘Manassinakkare’.


Source: Tollywood. Net

Despite aspiring to become a Chartered Accountant (CA), Nayanthara had to set aside this career path due to her commitment to the film industry.

In 2011, Nayanthara embraced Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. This pivotal moment marked the official adoption of her stage name as her legal name.


Source: Free Press Journal

Following her conversion, Nayanthara embarked on pilgrimages to various Hindu sacred sites like Tirupati, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.

Within the realm of Tamil cinema, Nayanthara holds the title of the highest-paid female actor, commanding a reported fee of 12-15 crore per film. Astonishingly, her Bollywood debut ‘Jawan’ reportedly earned her a staggering 35 crore.


Source: ThePrint – ANIFeed

Beyond her acting prowess, Nayanthara is an enterprising individual. She co-owns a production house named ‘Rowdy Pictures’ in collaboration with Vignesh Shivan. Under this banner, she has produced acclaimed films such as ‘Koozhangal’, ‘Netrikann’, and ‘Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal’.

In 2016, Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan officially registered their marriage. Celebrating their relationship further, the celebrity couple held an intimate wedding on June 9, 2022, attended by close friends and family members.

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