Navya Nair
T V Chandran (director), Navya Nair (actress),Cheran (producer &actor),Issac Thomas Ktukapally (music director) at the presentation of the film Aadum Koothu during the 37th International Film Festival (IFFI-2006) in Panaji.
Born
Dhanya Raju Nair

October 1985 (age 36)
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Santhosh S. Menon
(m. 2010)
Children1

Dhanya Raju Nair, known by her stage name Navya Nair, is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Malayalam, Kannada and few Tamil films. She is a recipient of 2 Kerala State Film Awards and one South FIlmfare Award.

Personal life

Navya Nair was born to Raju and Veena. She is from Cheppad, a village near Harippad in Alleppey District. Film director K. Madhu is her uncle.[citation needed]

She studied at Bethany Balikamadom High School, Nangiarkulangara till 10th grade and then at MSM Higher Secondary School, where her mother was a teacher.[1] She is an MBA graduate.[citation needed]

She married a Piravam-based businessman, Santhosh, on 21 January 2010, and the couple have a son, Sai Krishna.[2]

Film career

She was a high school student when she was offered her first film role, starring opposite Dileep in Ishtam in 2001. The film was a hit, with critics and public praising her performance. That was followed up with roles in partnership with Dileep, in films such as Mazhathullikkilukkam, Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, Pandippada, Gramaphone and Pattanathil Sundaran.

The most popular character of Navya is "Balamani" in Nandanam. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam in 2002 for the same.[3] She has been paired with Mohanlal, Mammooty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Prithviraj and Jayasurya.

She acted in Saira and Kanne Madanguka and commercial films. 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' participated in 21 other international film festivals such as those in USA, Brazil, Israel, Russia, Italy, Greece, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Bangladesh etc. She again won the state award for her performances in Kanne Madanguka and Saira.[4]

Her debut in Tamil cinema came with Azhagiya Theeye, 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 film award for Best Actress for the third time, the first two times being in 2002 for Nandanam and in 2005 for Saira. Her Kannada debut movie is Gaja, in which she shared the screen with actor Darshan and she had successive hits like Nam Yajamanaru and Boss. She has around 50 movies to her credit. She was initially cast in the film Ayya, before being replaced by Nayanthara.[5] After marriage, she stopped her full-time acting career. She came back to films with Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu in 2012. After a pause of almost 2 years, she did Drishya, a Kannada remake of Malayalam thriller Drishyam.

Television

After marriage she was a judge in Munch Dance Dance on Asianet and she hosted another reality show in Asianet Bharthakkanmarude Sradhaku. [6] 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.[7] In 2016, she became the host of Laughing Villa, a comedy reality show on Surya TV.[8]

Notable television appearances
Year Program Role Channel Language Notes
2012 Munch Dance Dance Judge Asianet Malayalam Reality show
2013 Bharthakkanmarude Sradhaku Judge
Host
Asianet Malayalam Reality show
2014 Star Singer Season 7 Judge Asianet Malayalam Reality show
2016-2017 Laughing Villa Host Surya TV Malayalam Reality show
2016 Maveli Naadin Chentharakam Host Kairali People Malayalam Talk show
2018 Sthree Sakthi KR Gouri Amma Asianet News Malayalam
2018-2021 Comedy Star's season 2 Judge (Recurring) Asianet Malayalam Reality Show
2020 Nandhanam Herself Flowers TV Malayalam TV Serial
Cameo in promo
2020 Red Carpet Mentor Amrita TV Malayalam Reality show
2021–Present Star Magic Mentor Flowers TV Malayalam Game show
2021 Mr.& Mrs Grand Finale Judge Zee Keralam Malayalam Reality show
2021 Super Power Mentor Flowers TV Malayalam Game show

Awards & 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 (Malayalam) Nandanam Won
Kalaimamani Award 2006 Film Feild Various Roles Won
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2002 Best Actress Nandanam Won[9]
J. C. Daniel Film Awards 2020 Best Actress Oruthee Won[10]

Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Ishtam Anjana Malayalam Debut Malayalam film
2002 Mazhathullikkilukkam Sophie Malayalam
Nandanam Balamani Malayalam Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Actress
Kalyanaraman Gowri Malayalam
Deepangal Sakshi Krishnaveni Kesavan 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 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress also for Saira
Saira Saira Hussain Malayalam
Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Thenmozhi Elangovan Tamil
2006 Pasa Kiligal Maragatham Tamil
Amirtham Amirtha Ramaswamy Tamil
Pathaaka Ashitha Muhammed Malayalam
Kalabham Sivakami 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
Kavyam Uma Malayalam
2009 Aadum Koothu Manimeghalai Tamil
Banaras Devu Malayalam
Nam Yajamanru Charulatha Kannada
Calendar Kochurani Malayalam
Ivar Vivahitharayal Navya Nair Malayalam Special appearance
Bhagyada Balegara Cheluvi Kannada
Kerala Cafe Sheela Johnykutty Malayalam
Violet Suchitra 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
2014 Drishya Seetha Kannada
2022 Drishya 2 Seetha Kannada
Oruthee TBA Malayalam Upcoming Movie[11]

References

  1. ^ "Navya Nair, Nithya Das, and her daughter dance on Param Sundari tune". B4blaze. 20 September 2021.
  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. ^ "10-07-2004". Archived from the original on 28 September 2005.
  6. ^ "Tackling impromptu remarks of comedians is a challenge". The Times Of India. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "'Laughing Villa' on Surya TV". The Times Of India. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Bhavam adjudged best Film of 2002". The Times Of India. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  10. ^ "JC Daniel Foundation Film Award 2020: Jayasurya, Navya Nair win best actor". Onmanorama. 17 November 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Navya Nair returns in V K Prakash feature 'Oruthee'". The New Indian Express. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.