Actress Navya Nair Profile
Born: Dhanya Nair
14 October 1986 (age 25)
Years active: 2001–present
Spouse: Santhosh Menon (2010–present)
Children: Sai Krishna
Dhanya Nair (born 1986), better known by her stage name Navya Nair, is an Indian actress who works in Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films.
Navya Nair comes from Muthukulam, a village in Alleppey District, and is the daughter of Raju and Veena. The film director K. Madhu is an uncle. She studied at MSM Higher Secondary School, where her mother was a teacher, and then obtained a BA in English. She married Mumbai-based businessman, Santhosh Menon, on January 21, 2010 and their first child, Sai Krishna, was born on November 22, 2010.
She was still at school when offered her first film role, starring opposite Dileep in Ishtam in 2001. There followed further roles in partnership with Dileep, in films such as Mazhathullikkilukkam, Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, Pandippada, Gramaphone and Pattanathil Sundaran. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2002 for Nandanam. She won that award again in 2005 for her performance in Kanne Madanguka and Saira.
She is also acted with Prithviraj Sukumaran who is considered as her best pair in film. Prithviraj-Navya Nair Jodi was very popular in the year 2002-2003.Prithviraj and Navya came together for the first time in ‘Nandanam’ (2002), a movie that was applauded by both the critics and fans. They went on to act together in movies such as ‘Vellithira’, ‘Ammakkilikoodu’ and ‘calendar’.
Her debut in Tamil cinema came with Azhagiya Theeye and her first role in Kannada cinema was in Gaja.
She has around 50 movies to her credit. After marriage she made her comeback as a judge in Munch Dance Dance in Asianet.
Now she is also making a come back in a new malayalam movie,’scene onnu nammude veedu’where she will be doing the role of a school teacher,named ‘manju’and will cast opposite to lal.
she is a very good classical dancer.And also she was kalathilakam of alappuzha district for several times.she lost kalathilakapattam of state kalolsavam in 2001 which was held at thodupuzha.she performed bharathanatyam,kuchupudi,ottam thullal,mohiniyattam,kuchupudi etc. now she practices kuchupudi in deep level
Kerala State Film Awards
2005 – Best Actress, Kanne Madanguka, Saira
2002 – Best Actress, Nandanam
Asianet Film Awards
2002 – Asianet Award for Best Actress – Nandanam
Mathrubhumi Film Awards
2003 – Best Onscreen Couple Award (shared with actor Prithviraj Sukumaran)
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam – Nandanam
Amrita Film Awards
2006 – Amrita Award for Best Actress – Saira