Meaning of Nayanthara
There is a meaning of her name. Nayanthara means "Eyes like Stars". Her eyes are really like star. Big and Beautiful.
Her Film Career
Her film career was started when she studded at college. Director Satyan Anthikkad spotted her and cast opposite Jayaram in Mansinakkare. Then, she co-starred with Mohanlal in Naatturajaavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She was also cast with Mammootty in Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal.
She has starred in a number of Tamil and Telugu cinema. She was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya and with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films are Vallavan (Tamil), Gajini (Tamil), Yogi (Telugu) etc floped except Ghajini. She regained her throne in Kollywood through Billa in 2007. Her next movie Yaaradi Nee Mohini was a stupendous success and she became the Queen of Kollywood next to Trisha Krishnan. Nayanthara is currently a leading star in Southern Cinema, with leading roles in films with Rajnikanth - Kuselan, with Ajith Kumar - Aegan, with Vijay - Villu, with Vishal - Sathyam. She is currently the highest paid South Indian actress. She was paid Rs. 1 crore for Sathyam, Kuselan and Aegan. It is rumoured that she will be paid Rs 1.5 crores for Villu.