Nayanthara is an Indian actress, known in South Indian cinema for her work. She made her acting debut with Sathyan Anthikad’s Malayalam film Manassinakkare in 2003, the financial success of which helped her obtain more acting offers.
The following year she followed this with two more Malayalam films: Natturajavu from Shaji Kailas, and Vismayathumbathu from Fazil’s psychological thriller. Hari’s Tamil film Ayya, released in 2005, was Nayanthara’s first appearance in a non-Malayalam film.
She was cast in another Tamil film Chandramukhi, after its director, P, while still shooting for this film. Vasu’s wife had seen, and suggested, Manassinakkare. The film has been running in theatres for over 100 days, gradually transforming Nayanthara into one of Tamil’s most sought after actresses. She appeared in Ghajini of AR Murugadoss later that year, which has also been a big commercial success.
Nayanthara played Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam in 2011, based on an episode in the Hindu epic Ramayana for which she received the Best Actress-Telugu Filmfare Award.
Her performance in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012) received another position in the same category for her. She won the Best Actress – Tamil Filmfare Award for Raja Rani (2013)Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015) and Aramm (2017) and was nominated for Iru Mugan (2016) for the same.
In 2006 Nayanthara made her Telugu cinema debut with Lakshmi and followed with another Telugu movie, Boss the same year. The year she appeared in four Tamil films: Kalvanin Kadhali, Vallavan, Thalaimagan, and E. Nayanthara received praise at Billa (2007) for her performance.
The success of that film led Sify to describe her as “Tamil cinema’s glamorous queen.” Her 2008 debut, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, was her only successful movie that year as a lead actress.
In 2009, she produced three releases: Villu, Anjaneyulu, and Aadhavan
In 2010, all of her releases, which starred her as the female leader, turned out to be commercial successes: she had five box office hits in the four Southern languages-Adhurs (Telugu) Bodyguard (Malayalam), Simha (Telugu), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (Tamil) and the Kannada film Super, which marked her first and only appearance in Kannada cinema.
Her roles in Simha, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, and Super eventually fetched her nominations in the respective languages for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.