Maanya Naidu is a famous South Indian actress. She was born on 7th October 1982 to Dr. Prahladan and Padmini at England. They are a part of the Naidu family of Andhra Pradesh. She currently lives in Manhattan,
New York. Maanya grew up in England and then moved to South India when she was 9 years old. When she was 14 years old, she started her experience with modelling. Her father’s friend had his own stored sarees collection which required a beautiful model to do the advertisements. So, that’s how she got into modelling. After modelling, she started her acting profession in the Tollywood industry. In 1999, she was the lead actress in a Telugu film, ‘Devaa’. She also received ‘Best Debut Actress’ award and recognition for the same. Later in 2000, she was introduced to the Malayalam film industry by director ‘Lohitha das’.
She acted as the lead actress opposite superstar ‘
Dileep’ in the film “
Joker”. This movie got a lot of appreciations. Maanya work was well known by then in the showbiz. With her commendable performance in this film, she managed to bag a series of more Malayalam movies. She worked in the Malayalam film industry for a very long time. Her contributions, hard work and efforts helped her grow in her career. Some of her Malayalam movies include ‘Aparichithan’, ‘
One Man Show’, ‘KanalKannadi’, etc. She also tried and gave her best in Tamil and Kannada films. Her Tamil movies include the very famous and hit movies- ‘College’, ‘Enthavaaralaina’, ‘Bachelors’, ‘
Tamasha’, etc. She received numerous awards for her amazing performances. Few of her Kannada movies include ‘Belli Betta’, ‘
Varsha’, ‘Ee Preethi Onthara’, etc.
She worked in South Indian film industry till 2007. On 31st May 2008, Maanya got married to Satya Patel, an American citizen. She wanted to give time to her family life. So, she moved to New York. In 2012, she enrolled in a dual degree program at Columbia University. Simultaneously, with earning a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics minoring in quantitative finance, she wanted to pursue her MBA. At the same time, she also worked for Barclays Capital as a Trading Analyst and JPMorgan Chase as an Associate for asset management. Maanya always wanted to become an investment banker. With her focus and dedication, she made this happen too. After her MBA, she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Currently, she is working as an Associate Director for UBS Wealth Management and Financial Services.She hopes to achieve her future endeavors by getting a good offer in Bollywood films.