Karthika Nair is the daughter of yesteryear heroine Radha, who made her career debut in Tamil film industry through K V Anand's Ko, which created a record in box-office. Subsequently, she was seen in Bharathi Raja's Annakodi in a total de-glam avatar. Her forthcoming films will be
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She made her screen debut in 2009 alongside
. She rose to fame with Ko in 2011 and won Jaya TV Award for the sensational debut heroine. After she made her debut at the age of 17, she received a Malayalam film,
, which was directed by
. In this movie, she acted with the cinematographer and director
, and won critics award. She also has taken a degree in Business from a college affiliated to London School of Economics.
After she completed her 10th standard, she got her first film offer Josh in Telugu, without having undergone any training in acting. Her mother, who had done around 150 films, is the best guide for her. She is the one, who selects her roles and of course with her consent. She finds her mother’s role in Mudal Mariyaadai, where she has done a de-glam role as her mother’s best role. While Radha chooses her script, aunt Ambika too had been supportive in selecting her costumes.
She hoped to do diverse roles in south Indian cinema, which will have the potential for performance. She did a teenage bubbly girl in Josh, a subtle Kathak dancer (Godess Oorvashi) in Makara Manju and a journalist in Ko. Studies are always a priority for her and she does not want to take a backseat. She wants to pursue MBA, but then, the actress thinks that, there, is so much learning in cinema too.
Karthika Nair was born on June 27, 1992. She was born in Thiruvananthapuram, India. She is a South Indian Movie actress who is well famous for her roles in the South movie Industry. Being an actress, she is also a model. She debuted from the blockbuster movie Josh in the year 2009. She was offered this film at an age of 17. The movie was a Telugu hit, and her co- star was Mr. Naga Chaitanya. Although her debut film was a hit she got prominence and name from her second movie. It was “Ko” in the year 2011 which escalated her professional career. It was a Tamil movie in which she did the role opposite to Jiva. Her two movies showed great results at the box office.
Radha, the great prolific actress in the Tollywood Industry, is the mother of this great actress. Her father is Mr. Rajasekaran. She has one more relative in the film industry, Ambika, who is her aunt. Karthika has one brother whose name is Vignesh Nair and one sister. Her sister’s name is Thulsi Nair, who is also an eminent actress in the South. She had completed her education at the Podar International School, Mumbai. She is pursuing her graduation degree in Business from a college under the London School of Economics.
She has been consistent in her work and has done many movies in all genres. She also did a role in a Malayalam movie. The movie was “Makaramanju” which was released in the year 2011. The movie was a hit, and it was directed by the wonderful director Mr. Lenin Rajeendran. She starred opposite to an ace cinematographer and a director, Santosh Sivan. Later on, she played the title role in the movie “Annakodi” which was directed by Bharathiraja.
Due to her great hard work, and her justification of the vouchsafe bestowed upon her by her well-wishers, she achieved many awards and honors brought many laurels to her career. She has won the prestigious award which is “Santhosham movie award” for the debut actress for the movie “Josh” in the year 2009. She also won the Jaya TV award and, Kerela film critics award for the debut movie ‘Makaramanju', SIIMA Award, Vanitha Movie Award and many more. She gained much recognition. Apart from her film career, she loves to play cricket, football. She loves watching movies, listening music and dancing to the tunes of her favourite songs. She conveyed the desire to come back to her native place to do Malayalam movies. She said this in her recent interview. In the six years of her film career, this beautiful lady has done only one Kannada movie, and the name of the movie is brindavanam. It was a great film and received many accolades. She is a great actress and uses every opportunity to the best of her possibilities.
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Karthika Nair is an Indian actress currently working in the South Indian movie industry. She has made a mark with her talent and hard-work in Tollywood movies. Her young career has already achieved her considerable success in South. Her most notable role was in the 2011 Tamil Blockbuster 'Ko' opposite Jiiva. Born in 1992, the young and beautiful actress spent her childhood mostly in Mumbai where she studied in the Podar International School. Her dad, Rajasekaran Nair, owned a range of hotels in Mumbai.
Karthika wanted to continue her father's business after completion of her studies. She almost took the Hotel Management course in Switzerland, but she received an offer to act in a Telugu film. Her debut was in the 2009 Telugu film named Josh, opposite South actor Naga Chaitanya. Since grabbing the opportunity to act in movies, she has not looked back and has impressed the masses with her talent. She is the daughter of actress Udaya Chandrika, better known as Radha in the film industry. Karthika's mother acted in over 200 films during her heydays. Her aunt is also a yesteryear actress, Ambika. Both Thulasi Nair and Vignesh Nair are her siblings.
She completed her graduation from London School of Economics in a distance education course. Although her first film did not achieve the amount of success as was expected, her performance was commendable in the movie. She received the Santosh Film Award for best debut heroine for Josh. The talented actress has worked in movies of various languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Although her native language is Malayali, she has learnt and perfected her diction of other languages to portray the characters on screen acutely.
Her young yet ever increasing filmography includes films like "Makarananju", "Ko", "Dammu", "Puromokku", "Brindovana", "Gold", "Annakodi", etc. Her 2011 Tamil film "Ko" directed by K.V. Anand received overwhelming adulation from fans. The Tamil political thriller ran in theatres for over 175 days and earned over 70 crore rupees. The popularity of the film was such that it was later on remade in many other languages. She made her Sandalwood debut in 2013 in the movie "
" directed by K. Madhav. The Kannada action film was a huge hit among viewers. Karthika Nair played the lead role in the film opposite Kannada superstar Darshan. She is currently working on a Tamil movie, Vaa Deal, which is slated to release in 2016.