Niya is an actress who is a very popular and much liked faced in the Malayalam TV industry and Malayalam Movie world. She is also known by her official family name Laya. She hails from Kalabhavan Mani’s family and after completing her studies, she entered the Malayalam movies through the family productions “Malayali” more popularly known as Kalabhavan’s Malayali. Niya was noticed and well appreciated for her commendable and attractive acting performance in the movie. But before making her debut in the Malayalam movies, Niya featured in various TV commercials and won accolades. She has also appeared in many successful and popular Malayalm TV shows through which Niya became popular among the audiences much before appearing in the Malayalam movies. Niya has won many awards and accolades for her acting. Niya stopped acting in the year 2009, when she married a Keralite and Singapore based Software Engineer. Together they had a son a year after their marriage. She is planning to make her comeback in the industry.