Ananya is the stage name of a Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film actress Ayilya Nair. She was born on March 29, 1987. She is the daughter of famous film producer Gopalakrishnan. She is an expert archer and won the state championship in her school days. She represented her college in a reality TV show, and many producers offered her roles in their films. Her first Malayalam movie was “Positive” that released in 2008. Her first Tamil movie “ Naadodigal” was a big commercial hit and critics appreciated her acting talent.

In 2010, she won her first award for best supporting actress for her movie “Seniors”. The year 2011 proved to be the year of bigger achievements for Ananya. Her film “Engeyum Eppodhum” became a super hit and led her to “The Filmfare Award for Best Actress”. She was also nominated for the “Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress” for the same film.

She got married to a businessman from Trichur in 2012 but the marriage was kept a secret. A few months back she revealed her marriage in a TV show. Since then they are seen together in different interviews.

In 2014 three Malayalam, a Telugu and a Tamil movie are scheduled for release. The films are Still on the sets and would hit the screen at the end of the year.


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Ayilya Nair popular by her screen name Ananya, is aSouth Indian film performer, who shows up in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. Her mother is Praseethaand father Gopalakrishnan Nair, a well-known filmmaker. She has one more youthful sibling Arjun. She worked as a tyke artist in one of her dad's production, Pai Brothers in 1995 directed by Ali Akbar starring Innocent and JagathySreekumar.

Ananya sought after a B.A. degree at St. Xavier's College in Communicative English in Aluva. During her adolescence, she was a toxophilite and earned the State Championship. She got notice by different movie directors while talking to her school in a TV show named " Star Wars"and got several offers for acting. After declining five ventures, she chose to try it out to act in the film named Positive by V. K. Prakash in 2008 featuring alongside Suraj and Jayasurya.

She changed her real name to Ananya when she worked in her introduction Tamil movie titled Naadodigal as Nallammaal in 2009 by Samuthirakani starring with Bharani, Sasikumar and Vijay Vasanth. The motion picture was a high business success, and Ananya rose to acclaim, with her execution in the film got praises. She proceeded to repeat a similar job in its Malayalam redo titled IthuNammude Katha as Kalyani coordinated by Rajesh Kannankara with Nishan and Asif Ali.

The movie Shikkar nearby Mohanlal offered her a reprieve in Malayalam cinema. She did some difficult scenes in the height of the motion picture Shikkar that awed Mohanlal, which made him consider her the film " Vijayashanti". She additionally assumed a supporting character in the war movie Kandahar by Major Ravi, which saw her sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal. Ananyaacted as one of the female leadAmudha in the romantic drama film EngeyumEppodhumin 2011 by M. Saravanan with Sharwanand, Jai and Anjali, which got rave audits and turned into a sleeper hit.

In 2014, she showed up in the comedy thriller motion picture titled Pulivaal as Selvi directed by G. Marimuthu with Prasanna and Vimal, her first Tamil discharge after three years. She earned several awards such as Asianet Film Award in 2010 as a Best Supporting Actress, Filmfare Awards South in 2011 as a Best Supporting Actress, Kerala State Television Award in 2012 as a Best Actress and many more.


The veteran Malayalam actor Jalaja is a blend of pure timeless beauty and impeccable talent that to this day, she’s got strong admirers nearly 15 years after she quit acting. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, among the few Malayalam actors who have been recognised as both commercial actors and artists who’ve worked with some top notch directors, Jalaja was one.   Born and brought up in Malaysia, Jalaja moved to Kerala, India when civilian war broke out in Malaysia. Soon after her education, in the year 1978, she debuted with her first film, Thampu (which was an Aravindan directorial which won the Kerala film award). With each film, she gained name and fame and went on to act in nearly 120 Malayali films after that.   Sayoojyam (a 1979 film by Prem Kumar), Vikkanundu Swapnagal (an Azad directorial), Munnettam(starring Mammootty), Elippathayam (yet another film that won a Kerala film award) and Yavanika (the 1982 Mammootty starrer) were some of the films that she acted in. She’s won two awards in 1981, the Kerala State film award for best actress and the Filmfare award for the best actress for her role in the film Venal (directed by Lenin Rajendran).   With the year 1989, Jalaja bid her goodbye to movies. Shortly after that, in the year 1993, she married Prakash Nair and has since settled in Bahrain. Jalaja still plays a prominent role in award functions in the Malayalam film industry and is venerated as one of the most precious actors Mollywood industry has ever had.

Jalaja Malayalam Actress