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Full Name
  
Nithya Menen

Height
  
1.60 m

Role
  
Film actress

Name
  
Nithya Menen

Years active
  
2005–present


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Born
  
8 April 1988 (age 35) (
1988-04-08
)

Occupation
  
Actress, playback singer

Nominations
  
Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu

Education
  
Manipal Institute of Communication, Film and Television Institute of India

Movies
  
Similar People
  
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shweta Menon, Dulquer Salmaan, Kanika, Parvathy

Nationality
  
Indian

Zodiac Sign
  
Aries

Eye Colour
  
Brown

Hair Colour
  
Black

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Nithya Menen is an Indian film actress and playback singer. She has acted in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. She won 2 Filmfare Awards for the Telugu films Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju.

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Early life

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Nithya Menen was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to a family of Malayali background . She studied journalism at the Manipal University. She once said in an interview that she never wished to become an actress but a journalist, as she was "an idealist", but felt journalism was "not what it used to be". She then decided to become a filmmaker as she could express her ideas "better through films", and enrolled for a course in cinematography at the FTII Pune. During the educational entrance examination, she met B. V. Nandini Reddy, who "brainwashed" and convinced her to take up acting. Nandini Reddy would later turn director and sign Nithya for the lead female role in her first project.

Career

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Menen appeared first on screen as a child artist when she was ten in the Indian English language film, The Monkey Who Knew Too Much (1998), playing the younger sister to Tabu's character. In 2006, she started her acting career as a lead actor with the Kannada film 7 O' Clock directed by Kannada's top cinematographer Santosh Rai Pataje. The 2008 off-beat film Aakasha Gopuram, directed by National Film Award-winning director K. P. Kumaran, marked her Malayalam debut, 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, Stark World Kerala. 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 a come back into Kannada films with the super hit film Josh. She played 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.

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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 favourable 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." She eventually won the Nandi Award for Best Actress for her performance and received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress at the 59th Filmfare Awards South. 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 received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 59th Filmfare Awards South 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. Later the year, she was seen in Sibi Malayil's Violin in Malayalam and the Gautham Menon-produced Veppam in Tamil.

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Her first 2012 release was the Telugu romance film Ishq with Nitin Reddy.She received the CineMAA Award for Best Actress(jury) while received Best Actress nomination at the same event and at the SIIMA Awards.She acted in Karmayogi, a Malayalam adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. For the Kannada film Aidondla Aidu she had sung and also choreographed one of the songs, titled "Payasa". She was seen in two Malayalam projects, T. K. Rajeev Kumar's Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty, in which she portrayed a village woman whose daily life is filmed and broadcast as a reality show for a month, and Ustad Hotel directed by Anwar Rasheed.

In 2013, she starred in three Telugu films, Okkadine, Jabardasth and Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and one Kannada movie Mynaa. She played a character with two shades in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and she dubbed for her as well as for the character of her co-star Isha Talwar.For this movie, she received her first Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress at the 61st Filmfare Awards South. In 2014, she made a cameo in the Malayalam movie Bangalore Days, which became the highest grosser of that year. Her Kannada film Mynaa which won the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada in which she plays a character of a physically challenged girl, became a huge blockbuster hit completing 100 days in many centers across Karnataka and her performance was well praised by the critics. She has paired up with Sharwanand for the 2015 Telugu movie Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju.Her performance was well praised by the critics eventually receiving her Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress South and receiving her second nomination at Filmfare.With this Nithya became the first telugu actress ever to win Critics Award & the Best Actress Award at Filmfare. She did a minor role in the film S/O Satyamurthy, directed by Trivikram'. She appeared opposite Dulquer Salmaan in two films in 2015, 100 Days of Love, a romantic Malayalam film and OK Kanmani, bilingual film directed by Mani Ratnam'. Dulquer and Nithya's on-screen chemistry was praised in the reviews of both films.For OK Kanmani, she received her first Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress nomination.

Her upcoming release is K. S. Ravikumar's bilingual project titled Kotigobba 2.

Filmography

Actress
2023
Kolambi (completed)(as Nithya Menon)
2023
Aaraam Thirukalpana
2022
Wonder Women
2020
Breathe: Into the Shadows (TV Series) as
Abha Sabharwal
- Paradise (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- The Fast And The Dead (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Listen Carefully (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Smells Like Death (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Arrivals & Departures (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Now You See Me (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Kill and Chill (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- Birthday Boy (2022) - Abha Sabharwal
- C-16 (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Chef's Special (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- 1996 (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Lights Out (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Bad Uncle (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Relay Race (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Turning Point (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Reflection (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Mind Games (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Wings and Chains (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Filthy (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
- Papa's Princess (2020) - Abha Sabharwal
2022
Thiruchitrambalam as
Shobana
2022
19 (1) (a) as
Penkutty
2022
Modern Love Hyderabad (TV Series) as
Noori
- My unlikely pandemic dream partner (2022) - Noori
2022
Bheemla Nayak as
Suguna
2021
Gamanam as
Shailaputri Devi
2021
Skylab as
Gowri
2021
Ninnila Ninnila as
Maya
2020
Ommomme (as Nithya Menon)
2020
Anbudan Gautami Season 2 (Video short) as
Guest
2020
Psycho as
Kamala Das (as Nithya Menon)
2019
Magic Love (as Nithya Menon)
2019
Mission Mangal as
Varsha Pillai (as Nithya Menon)
2019
Praana (as Nithya Menon)
2019
NTR Kathanayakudu as
Savitri (as Nithya Menon)
2018
Geetha Govindam as
Nithya (special appearance) (as Nithya Menon)
2018
Awe! as
Krishnaveni 'Krish' (as Nithya Menon)
2017
Mersal as
Aishwarya Vetrimaaran (as Nithya Menon)
2016
Irumugan as
Aarushi (as Nithya Menon)
2016
Janatha Garage as
Anu (as Nithya Menon)
2016
Kotigobba 2 as
Shubha (as Nithya Menon)
2016
Okka Ammayi Thappa as
Mango (as Nithya Menon)
2016
24 as
Priya (as Nithya Menon)
2015
Rudhramadevi as
Muktamba (as Nithya Menon)
2015
Kanchana 2 as
Ganga (as Nithya Menon)
2015
OK Kanmani as
Tara (as Nithya Menon)
2015
S/O Satyamurthy as
Valli (as Nithya Menon)
2015
100 Days of Love as
Sheela (as Nithya Menon)
2015
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai as
Nithya (as Nithya Menon)
2015
Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju as
Nazeera Khanum (as Nithya Menon)
2014
Appaavin Meesai as
Sunanda (as Nithya Menon)
2014
Bangalore Days as
Natasha
2013
Malini 22 as
Malini (as Nithya Menon)
2013
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde as
Sravani / Bangaram (as Nithya Menon)
2013
Jabardasth as
Saraswathi (as Nithya Menon)
2013
Myna as
Myna (as Nithya Menon)
2013
Okkadine as
Shailaja (as Nithya Menon)
2012
Poppins (as Nithya Menon)
2012
Ustad Hotel as
Shahana
2012
Bachelor Party as
Neethu
2012
Doctor Innocentanu as
Anna (as Nithya Menon)
2012
Karmayogi as
Moonu Mani (as Nithya Menon)
2012
Thatsamayam Oru Penkutty as
Manjula Ayyappan (as Nithya Menon)
2012
Ishq as
Priya (as Nithya Menon)
2011
Violin as
Angel (as Nithya Menon)
2011
Aidondla Aidu (as Nithya Menon)
2011
Veppam (as Nithya Menon)
2011
180 as
Vidya (as Nithya Menon)
2011
Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama as
Chirakkal Bala (as Nithya Menon)
2011
Ala Modalaindi as
Nithya
2010
Makaramanju as
Model
2010
Anwar as
Asna Begum
2010
Apoorvaragam as
Nancy (as Nithya Menon)
2009
Vellathooval as
Jiya (as Nithya)
2009
Angel John as
Sofia (as Nithya Menon)
2009
Kerala Cafe (segment "Happy Journey") (as Nithya)
2009
Josh as
Meera
2009
A Mango Tree in the Front Yard (Short) as
Tamile (as Nithya)
2008
Akasha Gopuram as
Hilda Varghese (as Nithya)
2001
Choti Maa - Ek Anokha Bandhan (TV Series) as
Koyna(2001)
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1998
Hanuman (uncredited)
Music Department
2019
Praana (playback singer)
2018
Mohanlal (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2016
Kotigobba 2 (playback singer - kannada version, as Nithya Menon)
2015
Rockstar (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2013
Malini 22 (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2013
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2013
Jabardasth (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2013
Myna (playback singer - as Nithya Menon)
2013
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla (playback singer)
2012
Poppins (playback singer)
2012
Ishq (playback singer - as Nithya Menon, Nithya Menon, singer)
2011
Ala Modalaindi (playback singer - as Nithya Menon, singer) / (soundtrack artist - as Nithya Menon)
Producer
2021
Skylab (co-producer)
Soundtrack
2018
Mohanlal (performer: "Thoovennila", "Vaa Vaavo")
2016
24 (performer: "Laalijo" (Telugu))
2015
Rockstar (performer: "Paalnilaa (Let's Do The Dandiya)")
2013
Malini 22 (performer: "Hi My Name is", "Kanneer Thuliye (Duet)", "Madharthamma Immigrant Remix")
2011
Ala Modalaindi (performer: "Edo Anukunte", "Ammammo Ammo")
Thanks
2018
Geetha Govindam (thanks - as Nithya Menon)
Self
2022
Telugu Indian Idol (TV Series) as
Self - Judge
2020
IMDb Originals (TV Series short)
- Best of 2020: Top 10 Breakout Stars of Indian Streaming Films and Web Series (2020)

References

Nithya Menen Wikipedia