|Birth name||Diana Mariam Kurien|
|Nick name||Nayan Mani|
|Date of Birth||Nov 18, 1984|
|Birth Place||Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala|
|Eye colour||Light Brown|
|Schoool Days||Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla|
|College Days||Marthoma college in Thiruvalla|
|Hobbies||Listening music, traveling|
|Telugu First movie||‘Lakshmi’ (2006)|
|Tamil Debut||‘Ayya’ (2005)|
|Malayalam Debut||Manassinakkare (2003)|
Biography and trivia
# She won the Best Model Award of Kerala in 2002.
# The tamil actress Nayanthara is graduated in Literature. [B.A]
# Her name ‘Nayanthara’ means “Eyes like Stars”.
# Nayanthara made her film debut in Malayalam film “Manasinakkare”, its her favorite film.
# Her hobbies include reading books, listening to music, traveling, seeing new places and long drives.
# Her favorite color is Black.
# She loves North Indian food.
# Her father was an Air Force Official.
# She worked in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies.
# The tamil hot actress made a special appearance in the super hit film “Sivaji” through the first song “Ballelakka”.
# She is a very good dancer.
# The actress came to limelight in a very short period of time and has become one of the top stars in the Telugu industry.
# She wanted to pursue CA [Charted Accountant] but had to give it up inorder to meet the commitments in the film industry.
# After breaking up with her boyfriend, actor/director Silambarasan she was guarded by the security personnel for few months. 
# “There is no reason for this break-up. Anyway I am slowly reconciling myself to life without Nayanthara. She will not be there with me any longer but God is there for me! I have to take it in my stride and move on. It’s fine with me though I don’t want to issue any statement and hurt her by hitting back. My feeling for Nayan was genuine” -Silambarasan [About Nayanthara]
# “Being an actress is not easy. Everything in show business happens in a flash. If your films do well, everybody is at your doorstep and if a film flops no one bothers to call you up.”
# “I am very sensitive person. When things don’t go my way I get upset and immediately it shows on my face.”
# “I’ve begun my career working with older heroes. The people I had been fan of, I now work with them. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
# “God is my biggest supporter. I am not a fanatic but have a lot of faith and is a God fearing person. All what I am today is due to God”
# “Yes, we have decided to go our own way. I will not be doing another film with Simbu in future.It’s an official break up!” [Nov 2006]