ActressNithya Menon Profile
Name :Nithya Menon
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1990
Born : Home Town ,Bangalore
Place of Birth: Calicut, Kerala
Profession:Film Actress, Model, Singer
Nithya Menen :Biography
Nithya Menen is an Indian film actress, who works mainly in the Malayalam film industry. She has also acted in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, besides trying her hand at playback singing. She, however, appeared first on screen as a child artiste when she was eight in the Indian English language film, Hanuman (1998), playing the younger sister to Tabu’s character. The 2008 off-beat film Aakasha Gopuram, directed by National Film Award-winning director K. P. Kumaran, marked her debut in a leading role, in which she was paired with Mohanlal. She was in the midst of her 12th class exams when she was offered the role, after Mohanlal had spotted her on the front cover of a tourism magazine. Her performance was well received, with critics writing that she shows “sparkle in her debut venture” and “makes her entry in an impressive role”, though the film, based on the Norwegian play The Master Builder, got mixed reviews and was a financial failure. She next made her Kannada debut with the film Josh. She essayed a supporting role in the film, which received rave reviews, and became a commercial success as well, with her performance garnering her a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 57th Filmfare Awards South. In 2011, her first release was Nandini Reddy’s romantic comedy Ala Modalaindi, which was Nithya’s maiden Telugu venture as well. The film opened to favorable reviews by critics and turned out to become a sleeper hit, while Nithya received critical praise for her performance. Idlebrain’s Jeevi in his review cited that she “epitomized Nitya character with her fabulous performance”, “looks beautiful in all kinds of dresses” and was “the best debut in recent years of Telugu cinema after Samantha in YMC”, while another critic wrote that she was a “charming find” and “…quite the Genelia replacement that our cinema so badly needs right now.” Further more, she also sang two songs for the soundtrack album of the film, tuned by Kalyani Malik. Nandini Reddy, later, went on to describe Nithya as “the discovery of the decade”. Following Ala Modalaindi, she starred in Santosh Sivan’s historical fiction Urumi as part of an ensemble cast. She portrayed a Chirakkal princess named Bala, playing the love interest of Prabhu Deva’s character, which gained positive remarks, with a Sify review claiming that she “looks pretty and is a scene stealer”. Nithya quoted that much of her character was based on “Santosh’s perception of who I am”, with Sivan stating that he had written that role for her and that only she could play it. She next appeared in ad-filmmaker Jayendra’s bilingual venture 180/Nootrenbadhu, made and released in Tamil and Telugu, in which she played a photo journalist named Vidhya. She described the character as “bubbly, full of life, nosey, wide-eyed and innocent in life” and to be similar to herself. She is currently working on half-a-dozen projects; Karmayogi, a Malayalam adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Sibi Malayil’s Violin and the Gautham Menon-produced Veppam are in post-production stages, while she is currently shooting for the Telugu romance film Ishq and Aidondla Aidu in Kannada, for which she had sung and also choreographed one of the songs, titled “Payasa”.
After completing her studies she got interested to be a filmmaker to express her ideas. So she had a plan to do a course in cinematography at FTI Pune but it didnt happen. Earlier, Nithaya menon appeared on screen as child artist in the movie Hanuman when she was eight years old. Then she got a chance to pair with Mohanlal in 2008 for ‘Aakasha Gopuram’, directed by KP Kumaran. Its an off beat film, nithya performed well & many were impressed by the performance. She also got nominated for a best supporting actress award category in 57th Filmfare Awards.
In 2011, her romantic comedy film Ala Modalaindi directed by Nandini Reddy was released & becomes hit, Then she comes with Santhosh sivan’s Urumi & her next release is ‘180’ which is a billingual tamil telugu film has Siddharth & Priya Anand alongside, directed by Jayendra. She also has many films in queue to release in that some are, Veppam in tamil/telugu & Jogayya in Kannada are much expected ones.