Diana Mariam Kurien born in 1984 in Kerala, India), popularly known as Nayanthara (Malayalam :à´¨à´¯à´¨àµâ€ à´¤à´¾à´°),meaning “Eyes like Stars”, is a south Indian actress and has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. Nayantara has completed her BA Literature. She got an offer to act in a Malayalam film “Manasinakkare” directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in which she paired opposite to Jayaram. The film was a great hit in Kerala. This paved the way for her entry into Tamil Cinema.