In the competitive world of South Indian cinema, it’s not easy to walk away and then return and reclaim your position. But Nayanthara has done just that.
The actress from Kerala, whose early work was in Malayalam films like ‘Manassinakkare’ and ‘Vismayathumabathu’, then made a place for herself in the Tamil and Telugu industries.
Nayanthara’s popularity soared with films like “Billa” and “Yaaradi Nee Mohini”. Her other hits include “Boss Engira Bhaskaran”, “Bodyguard” in Malayalam and “Simha” and “Sri Ramya Rajyam” in Telugu, for which she won a Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Nayanthara’s film career went off the rails after a relationship with Prabhudeva. It became a messy and public affair and ended badly. But the resilient actress, who had taken a sabbatical, made a strong comeback, notching up hits like “Arrambam” and “Raja Rani”.
1n 2015, Nayanthara rode the success wave with hits like “Thani Oruvan”, “Maya” and “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan”.
The first half of 2016 saw Nayan feature in “Puthiya Niyamam”, “Idhu Namma Aalu”, “Thirunaal”, “Babu Bangaram” and “Iru Mugan”. After kicking off 2017 with “Dora”, she will be seen next in “Imaikkaa Nodigal”.
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