Nithya Menen Biography, Age, Height, Family & More
|Nithya Menen (born 8 April 1989) is an Indian actress and singer who works primarily in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films. She has acted in more than 50 films. She is a recipient of several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards South, and two Nandi Awards.|
Nithya Menen appeared first on-screen as a child, when she was eight, in the English film, The Monkey Who Knew Too Much (1998), playing the younger sister to Tabu’s character. She started her acting career at the age of 17 by appearing in a supporting role in the Kannada film 7 O’ Clock, which was released in 2006. She made her debut in leading roles in Malayalam with Akasha Gopuram (2008), in Telugu with Ala Modalaindi (2011) and in Tamil with 180 (2011). In 2019, she made her Hindi debut with Mission Mangal.
Nithya Menen was born in Bangalore to Malayali parents settled in Karnataka. Menen cannot read or write Malayalam and identifies herself as a Kannadiga. She was educated at Poorna Prajna School and Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She later studied journalism at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. She once said in an interview that she never wished to become an actress but a journalist, but ultimately found journalism unappealing, so she pivoted to filmmaking, and enrolled in a cinematography course at the Film and Television Institute of India at Pune. During the school’s entrance exam, she met B. V. Nandini Reddy, who convinced Menen to take up acting. Reddy would later turn director and sign Menen for a lead role in her first Telugu film.