Navya Nair

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Navya Nair
Navya nair.jpg
BornDhanya Veena
(1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 28)[citation needed]
Cheppad, Kerala
Other namesDhanya Veena
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Santhosh Menon (2010–present)
ChildrenSai Krishna
 
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Navya Nair
Navya nair.jpg
BornDhanya Veena
(1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 28)[citation needed]
Cheppad, Kerala
Other namesDhanya Veena
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Santhosh Menon (2010–present)
ChildrenSai Krishna

Dhanya Veena 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.

Personal life[edit]

Navya Nair is born on 25 October 1985 to Raju & Veena Raju who hails 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 Bethany Balikamadom High School, Nangiarkulangara till 10th and then 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.[1]

Film career[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Television[edit]

After marriage she made her comeback as a judge in Munch Dance Dance in Asianet ans she has done another reality show in Asianet "Bharthakkanmarude Sradhaku" as judge and host.She has acted in some advertisements also.[4]

Writing career & Dance Career[edit]

"Navya Rasangal" is the first published book of Navya Nair. It is her autobiography.She is a well trained classical dancer and has performed in many stages.She has won many awards as a dancer.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Asianet Film Awards

Mathrubhumi Film Awards

Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam - Nandanam

Kerala Film Critics Award

Amritha Film Awards

Kalaimamani

J.C. Daniel Foundation Award

Inspire Film Award

Filmography[edit]

No.YearFilmRoleLanguageCo-starDirectorNotes
12001IshtamAnjanaMalayalamDileepSibi Malayil
22002MazhathullikkilukkamSophieMalayalamDileepAkbar Jose
3NandanamBalamaniMalayalamPrithvirajRanjithFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Actress
4KalyanaramanGauriMalayalamDileepShafi
5Deepangal SakshiKrishnaveni KesavanMalayalamIndrajithK. Madhu
6KunjikoonanChembakamMalayalamDileepSasi Shanker
7ChathurangamSherin MathewMalayalamMohanlalK. Madhu
82003GramaphonePoojaMalayalamDileepKamal
9VellithiraThathaMalayalamPrithvirajBhadran
10AmmakilikkooduAkhilaMalayalamPrithvirajM Padmakumar
11Pattanathil SundaranRadhamani SundaresanMalayalamDileepVipin Mohan
122004Sethurama Iyer CBIRachanaMalayalamMammoottyK. Madhu
13JalolsavamGeethaMalayalamKunchacko BobanSibi Malayil
14Chathikkatha ChanthuVasumathi/AmbikaMalayalamJayasuryaRafi Mecartin
15Azhagiya TheeyeNandhiniTamilPrasannaRadha MohanFirst Tamil film
16ParayamGuest roleMalayalamJishnuAnil BabuGuest appearance
172005Immini NalloraalSnehaMalayalamJayasuryaRajasenan
18PandippadaMeena KaruppusamyMalayalamDileepRafi Mecartin
19Sarkar DadaSandhyaMalayalamJayaramSasi Shanker
20Kanne MadangukaKaarunya BhagyanathanMalayalamMuraliAlberrt AntoniKerala State Film Award for Best Actress also for Saira
21SairaSaira HussainMalayalamNedumudi VenuDr. BijuSaira was the opening film in the section Tous Les Cinemas Du Monde at the Cannes International Film Festival. Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress also for Kanne Madanguka
22Chidambarathil Oru AppasamyThenmozhi ElangovanTamilThangar BachchanThangar Bachchan
232006Pasa KiligalMaragathamTamilPrabhu,Murali, VineethAmrithamThe film was fully written and directed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi, as it was a comeback film for the director-cum-politician.
24AmirthamAmirtha RamaswamyTamilGaneshKannan
25PathaakaAshitha MuhammedMalayalamSuresh GopiK. Madhu
26KalabhamSivakamiMalayalamBalaAnil K Nair
272007Maya KannadiMaheswariTamilCheranCheran
28Ali BhaiChenthamaraMalayalamMohanlalShaji Kailas
29Kichamani MBAShivani MenonMalayalamSuresh Gopi, jayasuryaSamad Mangada
302008GajaShwethaKannadaDarshanK. MadeshFirst Kannada film
31Sila NerangalilThamarai Chidambaram,
Anjali
TamilVincent AshokJayaraj
32SMSIndhumathiMalayalamBalaSurjulan
33Raman Thediya SeethaiSenthamaraiTamilCheranK P JegannathGuest appearance
34KavyamUmaMalayalamSuresh GopiAnish and Santosh
352009Aadum KoothuManimeghalaiTamilCheranT.V.Chandran
36BanarasDevuMalayalamVineethNemom Pushparaj
37Nam YajamanruCharulathaKannadaDr.VishnuvardhanT. S. Nagabharana
38CalendarKochuraniMalayalamPrithviraj, MukeshMahesh
39Ivar VivahitharayalNavya NairMalayalamJayasuryaSaji SurendranSpecial appearance
40Bhagyada BalegaraCheluviKannadaShivaraj KumarSai Prakash
41Kerala CafeSheela JohnykuttyMalayalamDileepM Padmakumar(Nostalgia)For the first time in the history of Malayalam cinema, one film was conceived by a team of ten directors.
42VioletSuchitraMalayalamSuresh GopiM Sabarish
432010Drona 2010Mithra AntarjanamMalayalamMammoottyShaji Kailas
44YugapurushanSavitri AntarjanamMalayalamMammootty, Kalabhavan ManiR Sukumaran
45Rasikkum SeemaneGayathriTamilSrikanthRK Vidyadaran
46SadgamayaYamunaMalayalamSuresh GopiHariKumar
472011BossRaaniKannadaDarshanReghu Raj
482012Scene Onnu Nammude VeeduManjuMalayalamLalShaiju AnthikaduCame back to films after marriage
492014Drishyam remakeRaniKannadaRavichandranP. Vasu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Indian Beauty Navya Nair Married!". indiglamour. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ "State film awards presented". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2003-12-04. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Kerala State film awards for 2005 announced". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/mb4eves/online/malayalam/kerala/women/articles/infocus_interview-article-218268

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