Happy birthday Nayanthara, 

the Pan Indian Lady Superstar

"Lady Superstar" Nayanthara celebrates her birthday today. For nearly two decades, Nayan has been delighting us with her charisma and acting prowess.

The actress has grown into one of Indian cinema's most popular, highest-paid, and most bankable actresses. To reach where it is now, the actress's career has had numerous ups and downs. Take a look at her remarkable journey.

Nayanthara is a born Malayali; she made her debut in Mollywood through Jayram’s flick "Manassinakkare" (2003). The movie became a box office hit.

Success in all south Indian languages

After then, Nayan didn't look back; she made appearances in a few Malayalam films before making her debut in the Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada industries. She went on to find success in all of these industries. Nayan eventually made Kollywood her home.

As a glam girl

In her career, the "Lady Superstar" has taken on a variety of roles. Although she began her career in films portraying a simple woman, she soon moved into glamorous roles and enhanced her stardom.

The glamorous roles bought her popularity and criticism at the same time. The Malayalm industry has mocked her for Nayan’s skin show choices. Despite everything Nayan continued as the glam starlet till 2010.



The Talented artist has also made some costly blunders in her life that cannot be undone. Her personal life has had some hard times.

Simbu and Nayan's very controversial relationship made a stir in the industry, and Simbu made matters worse by making some of their private photos public. As a result, Nayan broke up with Simbu. The harm has already been done, yet Nayan managed to recover from the ordeal with a spirit of resistance.

Then began her love affair with director and choreographer Prabhu Deva. Despite Prabhu Deva and Nayan discussing their romantic relationships with the public, the turbulence surrounding Prabhu Deva's divorce from his first wife, Latha, prevented the couple from getting married. That was a really tough point in Nayan’s life.

The actress's life was never the same after her breakup with Prabhu Deva. She took an 11-month hiatus from acting and came back strongly with "Raja Rani."

Hiatus and Comeback

Performance oriented roles

After her comeback, she has become more skeptical about her choices and people. She only preferred performance-oriented roles and gave many lady-oriented blockbusters like "Maya," "Airaa," "Kolamaavu Kokila," "Naanum Rowdy Dhaan," "Aramm," "Imaikka Nodigal," "Bhaskar the Rascal," and "Puthiya Niyamam."

Bollywood Debut

Nayan continues to make movies in all different languages. She is playing the female lead in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, "Jawan. " Speaking about her Bollywood debut after being in films for almost 19 years, she said that she’s super excited about this film.

In Love Again

Nayan fell in love with director Vignesh Shivan during their film "Naanum Rowdy Dhaan." After dating for 5 years they got married recently.

Nayan and  Vignesh Shivan are happily married now. They have also welcomed two children via surrogacy recently.

Marriage & Kids

Nayanthara is the highest paid actress in south Indian cinema . The actress reportedly charged 10-12 crore per movie based on the screen time her character gets.