Thursday, 9 April 2015


Ayilya Nair, better known by her stage name Ananya, is an 

Indian film actress, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil 


  1. Born: March 29, 1987 (age 27), Kochi
  2. Spouse: Anjaneyan (m. 2012)
  3. Upcoming movie: Intinta Annamayya
  4. Parents: Praseetha Nair, Gopalakrishnan Nair
  5. Siblings: Arjun Nair

Early life :

Ananya was born as Ayilya to Malayali parents Gopalakrishnan Nair, a noted film producer, and Praseetha in Kothamangalam, Kerala. She has one brother Arjun, who is an engineering student. She appeared as a child artist in one of her father's productions (executive producer), Pai Brothers (1995). Ananya pursued a B.A. degree in Communicative English at St. Xavier's College, Aluva. During her childhood, she was an archer and won the State Championship. While representing her college in a television reality show "Star Wars", she was spotted by various directors and received acting offers. After declining five projects, she decided to give it a try, accepting to act in Positive.

Film career :

Her screenname changed to Ananya, when she was working in her debut Tamil film Naadodigal. The film was a high commercial success, and Ananya rose to fame, with her performance in the film being appreciated. She went on to reprise the same role in its Malayalam remake Ithu Nammude Katha. The film Shikkar alongside Mohanlal, gave her a big break in Malayalam. She did some thrilling scenes in the climax of the movie Shikkar that impressed Mohanlal, which made him call her the "Vijayashanti" of Malayalam. She also played a supporting role in Kandahar, which saw her sharing screen space with Mohanlal and Amitabh Bachchan. In 2011, Ananya played one of the female lead roles in Engeyum Eppodhum, which received rave reviews and became a sleeper hit.

In 2014, she appeared in Pulivaal, her first Tamil release after three years.

Personal life :

Ananya got engaged to Anjaneyan, a businessman from Trichur on 3 February 2012. However 2 weeks later news came that she has called off her engagement after knowing that Anjaneyan had a previous marriage from which he had sought divorce. This news hasn't been confirmed by the actress nor by her family. Then in July the actress went and married Anjaneyan in a highly secretive event in Tirupati.Recently she revealed that she is married to Anjaneyan in a TV show Idavelayil.  They have since been giving T.V (Asianet) interviews together as a couple.

Filmography :

1995Pai BrothersMalayalamChild artist
2008PositiveJyothiMalayalamCredited as Ayilya
2009NaadodigalNallammaalTamilVijay Award for Best Debut Actress
Rahasya PoliceBhamaMalayalam
2010Seetha RamMalayalam
Oru Small FamilyAmmu VishwanathanMalayalam
KandaharA passenger on the planeMalayalamSpecial appearance
2011Ithu Nammude KathaKalyaniMalayalam
SeniorsJeniMalayalamAsianet Film Award For Best Supporting Actress
Doctor LoveGowriMalayalamAsianet Film Award For Best Supporting Actress
Engaeyum EppothumAmudhaTamilFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
MastersAshley JacobMalayalam
Mullamottum MunthiricharumRanimolMalayalam
Gokula KrishnaAishwaryaKannada
2013D CompanyIndumathiMalayalamSegment - "Oru Bolivian Diary 1995"
DhooreMalayalamTelefilm for Mazhavil Manorama
Thomson VillaSheeluMalayalam
Raktharakshassu 3DMalayalam
100 Degree CelsiusGangaMalayalam
2015The ReporterTara ViswanathMalayalam
Achan Balavan Makan BheemanMalayalamFilming
Iravum PagalumTamilFilming
Intintaa AnnamayyaTeluguFilming
SadharanakkaranMalayalamPre Production

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