Ananya is an Indian film actress, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. She born on 29 March 1987. Her real name is Ayilya Nair.
She made her acting debut in Malayalam with Positive (2008) and debuted the following year in Tamil with Naadodigal, which emerged a critical and commercial success. She has a list of films in Malayalam and Tamil.
Ananya become much popular in Tamil Cinema,after her most successful Tamil film, Engaeyum Eppothum,for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Tamil.
Ananya got engaged to Anjaneyan, a businessman from Trichur on 3 February 2012. However 2 weeks later news came that she has called of her engagement after knowing that Anjaneyan had a previous marriage from which he had sought divorce. This news hasn't been confirmed by the actress nor by her family.
Then in July the actress went and married Anjaneyan in a highly secretive event in Tirupati. They have since been giving T.V interviews together as a couple.
Ananya Nair screenname changed to Ananya, when she was working in her debut Tamil film Naadodigal. The film was a high commercial success, and Ananya rose to fame, with her performance in the film being appreciated.
Ananya went on to reprise the same role in its Malayalam remake Ithu Nammude Katha. The film Shikkar alongside Mohanlal, gave her a big break in Malayalam. She did some thrilling scenes in the climax of the movie Shikkar that impressed Mohanlal, which made him call her the "Vijayashanti" of Malayalam.
In 2011, Ananya played one of the female lead roles in Engeyum Eppodhum, which received rave reviews and became a super hit.
Ananya was born as Ayilya to Malayali parents Gopalakrishnan Nair, a noted film producer, and Praseetha in kothamangalam, Kerala. She has one brother Arjun, who is an engineering student. She appeared as a child artist in one of her father's productions (executive producer), Pai Brothers (1995).
Ananya pursued a B.A. degree in Communicative English at St. Xavier's College, Aluva. During her childhood, she was an archer and won the State Championship. While representing her college in a television reality show "Star Wars", she was spotted by various directors and received acting offers. After declining five projects, she decided to give it a try, accepting to act in Positive.
Awards to AnanyaKerala state TV Awards : 2012 - Best Actress : Doore
Filmfare Awards South: 2011-Best Supoorting Actress(tamil): Engaeyum Eppothum
Asianet Film Award: 2010- Best Supporting Actress : Seniors&Doctor Love
Vijay Award: 2009- Best Debut Actress : Naadodigal
|1995||Pai Brothers||Malayalam||Child artist|
|2008||Positive||Jyothi||Malayalam||Credited as Ayilya|
|2009||Naadodigal||Nallammaal||Tamil||Winner, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress|
|Oru Small Family||Ammu Vishwanathan||Malayalam|
|2011||Ithu Nammude Katha||Kalyani||Malayalam|
|Seniors||Jeni||Malayalam||Asianet Film Award For Best Supporting Actress|
|Doctor Love||Gowri||Malayalam||Asianet Film Award For Best Supporting Actress|
|Engaeyum Eppothum||Amudha||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Achan Balan Makan Bheeman||Malayalam||Filming|
|100 Degree Celsius||Ganga||Malayalam||Filming|