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Navya Nair's actual name is Dhanya Nair. She was given this name "Navya" by her mother so as to be a lucky fortune to the malayalam film industry. Ler lucky number is 5, says she.  A 12th student at M.S.M High secondary school, Kayamkulam.
Resident of the Allepey district, place called Cheppadu. Father, Rajan is working with the Telecom Subdivision and Mother, Veena, a teacher with the M.S.M High Secondary school. Brother,Rahul is in 5th Std.

Navya Nair is the newest sensation to hit Kerala. Everybody seems to be in Ishtam with her. They say that she is going to be the new Manju Warrier, the ex-super heroine, and now wife of her hero. She looks confident and has amazing screen presence.

Navya, who is hardly 18, is on the fast track to success. She has a few offers but is still undecided about her career moves. We hope her uncle K.Madhu, the great investigative director would help her to stay on in movies. The local media is already projecting her as the next number one heroine. For that we have to wait for some more time. These days they don ' t seem to make Malayalam actresess very tall. The Kavya Madhavans, the Meera Jasmines, the Geetu Mohandass, the Kauverys, all belong to the gamine club. Navya Nair too belongs to this class.But she has managed to stand tall with her skill and charm. The beautiful actress who caught everyone ' s attention opposite Dileep in Ishtam, has done it again with him in Mazhathullikilukam. The film which has opened to a tremedous response has been classified a hit. Even while underscoring the fact that Dileep is the reigning star of the beleagured industry, the film has shown Navya Nair has what it takes to be the next Manju Warrier of the industry. As it happens, Manju is the mentor of sorts for Navya. 'I grew up watching her, wanting to emulate her,' she has said.

Now with two rollicking hits, Navya is well and truly on the way to doing that. But quite typically she brushes aside the compliment and the comparisons. 'Actually there are no comparison. Manju chechi was far too superior,' Navya points out quickly. Anyway, producers and distributors feel that in Navya they have finally foundanable actress, who is good on the eye as well as ability. Navya says ' I am doubtless happy that success has come my way quite early. But I am only too aware of the responsibilties that such accolades bring'. The caution in her is her understandable. For, she has seen too many heroines fizzle out after being hurriedly annointed the next number one in the wake of a few hits. 'There are too many imponderables involved in this,' she says of the industry.   'It is not about mere looks and ability. There is an unexplained chemistry at work here. It has to find favour with the audiences,' Navya says lucidly. Some critics say that both her success have come with Dileep, who is the hottest property now. But Dileep himself says that Navya is pretty good. 'She has a natural feel and an innate understanding of characters she does,' he has been quoted as saying.Navya is in no horry to sign films using her new-found starlet status. 'I don ' t mind going slow if it helps to establish my credentials as an actress'. 

 Well, Navya has got the chemistry, she talked about, right with her colleagues at work as well the fans. She is also showing that she knows the physics of success very well.  Now, will she make history?  She was the 'Kala-thilakam' in the youth festival of Aleppey district. She has achieved so many prizes in the State youth festival also. Navya, who passed her 10th std with distinction, is not at all behind in her studies also. Being the heroine of a popular star like Dileep at this very young age (only 15 years now!).