Sunday, 7 September 2014

Nikitha Narayan

Nikitha Narayan is Indian actress and model. Working as a model sincethe age of 10, she entered the Telugu film industry in 2011 afterparticipating and winning beauty pageants.

Early life and family

Nikitha was born to Kannada parents on 19 May 1990 in Bengaluru,Karnataka. Her father works in the advertising and corporatecommunications field and her mother is a qualified interior designer,who opted to be a home maker. She has a younger sister.

She graduated in Bachelor of Management Studies from the St. FrancisCollege, Begumpet, Hyderabad. She interned as a BusinessAnalyst at Goldman sachs Bangalore and later got placed in theFacebook company.

She studied and grew up in Bengaluru, Mysore, Chennai, Vizag andHyderabad, where she spent most of her time. She is a polyglot andcan converse in English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil.



Nikitha's modeling career began at the age of 10, when she worked withnoted director Rajiv Menon on a television advertisement forAnnapurna Iodised salt. It was followed by ads for Fairand Lovely and other brands over the next few years. In 2009 she wonthe Dabur Miss Fresh Face of Hyderabad, after which sheparticipated at the 2010 Miss South India contest, earning thesecond runner-up title along with a host of sub-titles (MissCongeniality and Miss Beautiful Skin). She next represented theSouthern region alongside three other models at the Miss Queen ofIndia 2011. She finished under the Top 5 and won the MissBeautiful Eyes title.

Nikitha has also walked the ramp in many fashion shows and designerweek, and has modeled for brands in various categories includingjewelry and clothing.


In November 2011, Nikitha entered the film industry when she baggedthe lead role in the Telugu film It's My Love Story directed byMadhura Sreedhar Reddy. The movie ran successfully for over 50days across Andhra Pradesh and she received good reviews for herperformance. The Hindu wrote that she "makes a sparkling debut" and Rediff wrote that she "looks fresh and has thepotential to grow into an actor". She was nominated in theBest Female Debutant category at the 1st South IndianInternational Movie Awards held in Dubai.

Later, she worked for a Telugu project titled Race under Bhavyacreations banner which got released on March 1, 2013. Her next filmwas a bilingual project titled Made in Vizag in Telugu andNee Naan Mattum in Tamil. A remake of the Marathi film,Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai, it was directed by Kanmani.

She has completed shooting for two Telugu projects, Vamsy'sTanu Monne Vellipoyindi opposite Ajmal and Ladies andGentlemen directed by Manjunath, in which she will be seen as ahomemaker. Currently Nikitha is filming for her first Kannadaproject, the triangular love story Geethanjali and for aTelugu project titled Naladamayanthi opposite Sri Vishnu.

Galleries of Nikitha Narayan

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