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Navya Nair
Navya nair.jpg
Nair in 2010
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 36)[1]
Cheppad, Kerala, India
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Santhosh S. Menon
(m. 2010)
Children1
RelativesK. Madhu (Maternal Uncle)

Navya Nair is an Indian actress who has appeared predominantly in Malayalam, along with Kannada and Tamil films. She is the recipient of Kerala State Film Awards Best Actress twice and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.

Personal life

Nair was born in Cheppad near Haripad. She married Santhosh, on 21 January 2010, and the couple have a son, Sai Krishna.[2]

Film career

Navya Nair started her career in Malayalam with Ishtam directed by Sibi Malayil along with Dileep in 2001. Her breakthrough character was "Balamani" in Nandanam which was her third movie, for which she received Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.,[3][4]

Television

Nair was a judge in Munch Dance Dance on Asianet and she hosted another reality show in Asianet Bharthakkanmarude Sradhaku.[5] She has acted in some advertisements also. She also judged Sunfeast Delishus Star Singer Season 7 on Asianet. She also attended Badai Bungalow in the same channel.[6] In 2016, Nair became the host of Laughing Villa, a comedy reality show on Surya TV.[7]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Film(s) Result
Kerala State Film Awards 2002 Best Actress Nandanam Won
2005 Best Actress Kanne Madanguka
Saira
Won
Filmfare Awards South 2002 Best Actress Nandanam Won
Asianet Film Awards 2002 Best Actress Nandanam Won

Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Ishtam Anjana Malayalam Debut Malayalam film
2002 Mazhathullikkilukkam Sophie Malayalam
Nandanam Balamani Malayalam
Kalyanaraman Gowri Malayalam
Kunjikoonan Chembakam Malayalam
Chathurangam Sherin Mathew Malayalam
2003 Gramaphone Pooja Malayalam
Vellithira Thatha Malayalam
Ammakilikkoodu Akhila Malayalam
Pattanathil Sundaran Radhamani Sundaresan Malayalam
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Rachana Malayalam
Jalolsavam Geetha Malayalam
Chathikkatha Chanthu Vasumathi & Ambika Malayalam
Azhagiya Theeye Nandhini Tamil Debut Tamil film
Parayam Guest role Malayalam Guest appearance
2005 Immini Nalloraal Sneha Malayalam
Pandippada Meena Karuppusamy Malayalam
Sarkar Dada Sandhya Malayalam
Kanne Madanguka Kaarunya Bhagyanathan Malayalam
Saira Saira Hussain Malayalam
Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Thenmozhi Elangovan Tamil
2006 Pasa Kiligal Maragatham Tamil
Amirtham Amirtha Ramaswamy Tamil
Pathaaka Ashitha Muhammed Malayalam
2007 Maya Kannadi Maheswari Tamil
Ali Bhai Chenthamara Malayalam
Kichamani MBA Shivani Menon Malayalam
2008 Gaja Shwetha Kannada Debut Kannada film
Sila Nerangalil Thamarai Chidambaram,
Anjali
Tamil
SMS Indhumathi Malayalam
Raman Thediya Seethai Senthamarai Tamil Guest appearance
2009 Aadum Koothu Manimeghalai Tamil
Banaras Devu Malayalam
Nam Yajamanru Charulatha Kannada
Calendar Kochurani Malayalam
Ivar Vivahitharayal Herself Malayalam Cameo appearance
Bhagyada Balegara Cheluvi Kannada
Kerala Cafe Sheela Johnykutty Malayalam
2010 Drona 2010 Mithra Antarjanam Malayalam
Yugapurushan Savitri Antarjanam & Saradha Malayalam
Rasikkum Seemane Gayathri Tamil
Sadgamaya Yamuna Malayalam
2011 Boss Raani Kannada
2012 Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu Manju Malayalam [8]
2014 Drishya Seetha Kannada [9]
2021 Drishya 2 Seetha Kannada
2022 Oruthee Radhamani Malayalam [10]

References

  1. ^ "Watch Navya Nair's birthday celebration at home! - Malayalam News". IndiaGlitz.com. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  2. ^ "South Indian Beauty Navya Nair Married!". indiglamour. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  3. ^ "State film awards presented". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 4 December 2003. Archived from the original on 11 March 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Kerala State film awards for 2005 announced". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 8 February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 October 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Tackling impromptu remarks of comedians is a challenge". The Times Of India. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "'Laughing Villa' on Surya TV". The Times Of India. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  8. ^ Pylee, Smitha (25 November 2012). "Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu: Scenes from the cinema world". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Navya replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam'". Deccan Herald. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Navya Nair returns in V K Prakash feature 'Oruthee'". The New Indian Express. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.