Who is Nayanthara? Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Ethnicity, Career


Nayanthara is one of the most famous and affordable actresses in South India. She has charmed audiences with her charisma and outstanding acting talents in films like Raja Rani, Annaatthe and many more. While the actress is considered to be one of the richest in South Indian cinema, let’s take a look at her net worth and way of life.

Quick Facts

First and last nameNayanthara
Real nameDiana Mariam Kurian
Net value$10 million
Date of birthNov 18, 1984
Age36 years
BirthplaceBangalore, Karnataka, India
UniversityMarthoma College, Thiruvalla
Education qualificationBachelor of Arts in English Literature
father nameKurian Kodiyattu
Mother’s nameOmana Kurian
Brother’s nameLeno Kurian
Marital statusUnmarried
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 55 kg

Nayanthara Biography

Nayanthara was born on November 18, 1984, will be 36 years old in 2021. She was born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in an upper class Christian Malayali family. Her first name is Diana Mariam Kurian, but after her conversion to Hinduism, her stage name Nayanthara became her legal name. She attended Balikamadom Girls High School in Thiruvalla and other schools in different regions of Northern India since her father was an Indian Air Force officer and they moved to different cities for his career.

She then attended Marthoma College in Thiruvalla, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She had always wanted to be an actress and model, and she aspired to work in the South Indian film industry. Nayanthara comes from a Christian family in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She is said to be of Indian descent and has Christian beliefs, but she converted to Hinduism a few years ago. Her father, Kurian Kodiyattu, is a former Indian Air Force officer and her mother, Omana Kurian, is a housewife. Her only sibling is her older brother, Leno Kurian, who works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nayanthara’s boyfriend, marriage

Nayanthara is currently unmarried. Vignesh Shivan, a South Indian actor, is the name of her boyfriend. She has been in a relationship with Vignesh Shivan for three years. She once had a relationship with actor, choreographer, dancer and director Prabhu Deva. She was also paired with her co-star Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar.

Nayanthara Height, Weight

Nayanthara is a beautiful and attractive South Indian film actress. She has a charming and endearing character, as well as a beautiful appearance. She is a fitness fanatic who does sports and yoga daily to stay in shape. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 55 lbs. Her hair is long, beautiful and black, as are her fascinating eyes.


  • Nayanthara started her modeling career while she was still in college. She worked as a part-time model and fulfilled various modeling jobs before starting her career as an actor in the Malayalam film industry.
  • In the year 2003, she made her acting debut in the movie Manassinakkare. She then appeared in several Malayalam films including Natturajavu, Vismayathumbathu, Thaskara Veeran and Rappakal.
  • She also made her acting debut in the Tamil and Telugu film industry in 2005 and 2006 respectively with the films Ayya (Tamil) and Lakshmi (Telugu). After that, she appeared in several Tamil and Telugu movies including Chandramukhi, Dubai Seenu, Tulasi, Simha, Maya, Raja Rani, Iru Murgan and many more.
  • She also appeared in many Kannada movies and made her Kannada debut with the 2010 movie Super. She also dubbed her lines in a number of South Indian movies including Elektra, Puthiya Niyamam, Iru Morgan, Kolamavu Kokila and others.

Achievements and Awards

She has been nominated for three Filmfare Awards Nayanthara Best Telugu Actress, Best Tamil Actress and Best Malayalam Actress. For her outstanding performance in several South Indian films, she was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Actress, the Vijay Award for Favorite Heroine and the Asianet Award for Best Actress.

Nayanthara’s Net Worth in 2022

Coming back to the matter, according to the media source ‘Infinity Net Worth’, actress Nayanthara’s net worth was a whopping $10 million which, translated into rupees, equates to about Rs 165 crore. Her movies and commercial sponsorship provide most of her income. The actress is reportedly demanding Rs 10 crore for her upcoming film alongside Jayam Ravi, making her the highest paid actress in Southern cinema.


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