Nayanthara completes 15 years in cinema, fans celebrate. Nayanthara, one of the top actresses of south India, has successfully completed 15 years in film industry with blockbusters in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
Her fans have been celebrating the occasion, by trending the hashtag #15YearsofNayanism. Two of her heroine-centric films Kolamaavu Kokila and Imaikkaa Nodigal became blockbusters in 2018.
The journey of Nayanthara has been one of the many highs and lows both in her professional and personal life. But with time she has emerged from being just another actress to a ‘phenomenon’, the ‘Lady Superstar’ of south.
Nayanthara made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005) and Telugu with Lakshmi (2006). Both were successful.
After this she had numerous commercially successful Tamil and Telugu films like Chandramukhi (2005), Dubai Seenu (2007), Tulasi (2007), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Aadhavan (2009), Adhurs (2010), Simha (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Sri Rama Rajyam (2011), Raja Rani (2013), Arrambam (2013), Thani Oruvan (2015), Maya (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), Babu Bangaram (2016) and Iru Mugan (2016).
In 2010, she also made her Kannada film debut through the Kannada-Telugu bilingual film Super, her only appearance in a Kannada film to date.
Her portrayal of Goddess Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and the Nandi Award for Best Actress.
She won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her performance in Raja Rani (2013) ,Naanum Rowdy dhan (2015) and Aramm(2017). Kochi Times named her in its “List of 15 Most Desirable Women in 2014”.
In 2017, she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for her performance in Puthiya Niyamam (2016), marking her first Filmfare award in Malayalam. Nayanthara is the only female actor to have made it to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 2018 list from South India, with her total earning credited more than Rs 15 crore.