Darshana S Nair is an upcoming Indian actress from the Malayalam film industry. Before she ventured into showbiz, she completed her nursing degree from the prestigious medical college AIIMS, Delhi. Then, she followed her passion for acting and entered as a contestant in the Malayalam talent hunt reality show NayikaNayakan (2018), aired on MazhavilManorama. This show aimed to bring out aspiring actors in Mollywood by making the contestants showcase their acting skills in different segments/ competitions.
and KunchackoBoban, mentored the contestants while renowned director,
, played the judge. In its grand finale, Lal Jose announced her and ShambuMenon as the winning pair of the show, from where she got the opportunity to act as the lead protagonist in Lal Jose’s next movie. Darshana also won the title of Best Character Actress in the show. She was fondly nicknamed ‘Paalakkari’ by Lal Jose.