Diana Mariam Kurien (born in 1984 in Kerala, India), popularly known by her stage name Nayanthara Malayalam meaning "Eyes like Stars", is a south Indian actress and has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies.Nayanthara was born on 8th November 1984 as an Orthodox Syrian Christian in Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. She did her schooling at various parts of India (Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Punjab and Karnataka) as her father was an Air Force Official. She joined Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla for +2, then joined Marthoma college in Thiruvalla for her bachelors degree (English Literature). While at college, she was chosen by director Satyan Anthikkad and was cast opposite Jayaram in Mansinakkare. After that, she acted a sister character along side Mohanlal in Naatturajaavu and also played a ghost who falls in love with the hero Mohanlal in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She played heroine to Malayalam Megastar Mammootty in super hit movies Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal.She played opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya. She acted with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films are Natturaajavu (Malayalam), Thaskaraveeran (Malayalam), Vallavan (Tamil), Gajini (Tamil), Yogi (Telugu) etc.
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