Navya Nair

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Dhanya Nair, better known by her stage name Navya Nair, is an Indian actress who works in Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films. She is well established in Malayalam. She is two time recipient of Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and Kalaimamani award.

Navya Nair Profile
Navya Nair Profile

Navya Nair, is a Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada actress. She has won the honour of Kalathilakam in the Alappuzha District Schools Youth Festival.

Name : Navya Nair
Birth Name : Dhanya Nair
Birth Date : 1984
Birth Place : Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Sex : Female
Nationality : Indian
Height : 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Hair Color : Black
Eye Color : Black
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Sexual Orientation : Straight
Race or Ethnicity : Asian
Profession : Actress
Major Genres : Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
First Major Screen Credit : Ishtam (2001)
Father : Rajan
Mother : Veena
Brother : Rahul
Career Highlights : Azagiya Theeye, Gramaphone, Sethurama Iyer CBI
Claim to Fame : As Balamani in the movie “Nandanam” (2002)
Hobbies : Watching movies, playing chess
Happiest Moment : Spending time with my family
Ambition : To win the National award
Role Model : My mom
Strength : My self-confidence
Weakness : I beli
Fond of : Eating chocolates
Favourite Holiday Spot : Mauritius, Switzerland
Favourite Cusine : The food prepared by my mother at home
Favourite Films : Unfaithful, Titanic, Life is Beautfuleve people instantly

Navya Nair comes from Cheppad, a village in Alleppey District, and is the daughter of Raju and Veena. The film director K. Madhu is her uncle. She studied at MSM Higher Secondary School, where her mother was a teacher, and then obtained a BA in English and is an MBA graduate. She married Mumbai-based businessman, Santhosh Menon, on January 21, 2010 and they have a son Sai Krishna, born on November 22, 2010.

Film career

She was still at school when offered her first film role, starring opposite Dileep in Ishtam in 2001. There followed roles in partnership with Dileep, in films such as Mazhathullikkilukkam, Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, Pandippada, Gramaphone and Pattanathil Sundaran.

The most popular character of Navya is that of ‘Balamani’ in Nandanam. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2002 for the same.[2] She has been paired with Mohanlal, Mammooty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Prithviraj Sukumaran, and Jayasurya.

She is attracted to offbeat movies, such as Saira and Kanne Madanguka. Saira was the opening film in the section Tous Les Cinemas Du Monde at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2007, which was the 4th Malayalam film screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. Saira has participated in 21 other international film festivals like USA, Brazil, Israel, Russia, Italy, Greece, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Bangladesh etc. She won the state award again in 2005 for her performance in Kanne Madanguka and Saira.

Her debut in Tamil cinema came with Azhagiya Theeye and her first role in Kannada cinema was in Gaja but the most notable one was the 2009 Tamil movie Aadum Koothu, which won the National Award for the best Tamil film. The T.V.Chandran film revolved around a character called Manimekala played by Navya Nair. She was considered for the National award for Best Actress, which happened for the third time, the first two times being in 2002 for Nandanam and in 2005 for Saira. She has around 50 movies to her credit. After marriage, she came back to film through ‘Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu.


Malayalam Films
Navya-Nair-31. Ishtam (2001) as Anjana
2. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) as Sophie
3. Nandanam (2002) as Balamani
4. Kalyanaraman (2002) as Gauri
5. Kunjikkoonan (2002) as Chembakam
6. Chathurangam (2002) as Sherin Mathew
7. Gramophone (2003) as Pooja
8. Vellithira (2003) as Thatha
9. Ammakilikkoodu (2003) as Akhila
10. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) as Radhamani
11. Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) as Rachana
12. Jalolsavam (2004) as Geetha
13. Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004) as Vasumathi
14. Parayam (2004) Guest appearance
15. Immini Nalloraal (2005) as Sneha
16. Paandippada (2005) as Meena
17. Sarkar Dada (2005) as Sandhya
18. Kanne Madanguka (2005) as Kaarunya
19. Saira (2005) as Saira (Not Yet Released)
20. Pathaaka (2006) as Ashitha
21. Kalabham (2006) as Sivakami
22. Alibhai (2007)
23. Kichamani MBA (2007) as Shivani
24. SMS (2007)
25. Kavyam (2008) (Not Yet Released)
26. Banaras (2009)
27. Calender (2009)
28. Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009) Guest appearance
29. Violet (2009) (Not Yet Released)
30. Yugapurushan (2009) (Not Yet Released)
31. Ekadashi (2009) (Filming)

Tamil Films
1. Azhagiya Theeye (2004) as Nandini
2. Amirtham (2005) as Amirtha
3. Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy (2005) as Thenmozhi
4. Pasa Kiligal (2005) as Maragatham
5. Maya Kannadi (2007) as Maheshwari
6. Aadum Koothu (2008) as Manimeghala
7. Sila Nerangalil (2008) as Thamarai and Anjali
8. Raman Thediya Seethai (2008) as ‘Senthamarai
9. Rasikkum Seemane (2009) as Gayathri
10. Autograph-2 (2010) Delayed.

Kannada Films
1. Gaja (2008)
2. Namma Yejamanru(2009)
3. Boss (2009)(filming)
4. Bhagyada Balegara (2009)(filming)








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