Nithya Menen is an Indian actress & singer who has acted in all South Indian languages including Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu & English films.
Childhood, Family & Personal Life
Nithya Menen was born on Friday, 8th April 1988 in Bangalore, Karnataka to a Malayali background family. Both her parents are Government Employees.
She has a brother and she is the only daughter of her parents.
Nithya menen family: brother & mother
Nithya Menen with her father
Graduation: Journalism at the Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal, Karnataka
Graduation: Cinematography Course at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Maharashtra.
Growing up Nithya wanted to become a journalist, but destiny had different plans. She later tried to become a cinematographer, but her friend Nandini Reddy convinced her to become an actress and thus she is now an actress.
Nithya appeared in the English movie The Monkey Who Knew Too Much (1998) as a child artist.
Malayalam Debut: Aakasha Gopuram(2008), A drama by K. P. Kumaran with Mohanlal, Nithya Menon, Bharath Gopi marked her debut in Malayalam. She was in her 12th standard when Mohanlal saw her photo on a tourism magazine cover, it got her an opportunity into the film.
Singing Career: Nithya started Singing when she was just one year old, her parents were so surprised that an year old child could so attentively listen to songs and repeat them so beautifully. They had expected her to become a singer from childhood. Her Singing started with Kannada movie Payasa(2010).
Air India pilots allowed her into the cockpit: Two pilots Jagan Mohan Reddy and S. Kiran are reported to have apparently been suspended for allowing Nithya Menen to the cockpit while travelling from Bangalore to Hyderabad.
She likes classic music, her friends tell her "You are an old soul in new body"
She doesn't use her phone much, she wants to use her phone for communications, not conversations.
she was paid 50000 Rupees for her first film as a child actress, her father rejected taking more than that
She likes God Krishna & his teachings, she often meditates as well. Her parents were mostly atheistic but never discouraged her.
She likes all kinds of food, and not particular about any cuisine
She likes cars & driving, she has a BMW 1
She was a disciplined kid, she would take time assisting her mother, helping her clean the house than play outside.
When she was in Journalism college, her lecturer was teaching her the topic "Negativity Sells", Nithya tells, she gave up the career in journalism right then
Nithya Menen dubbed for the actress "Isha Talwar" in Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde.
She listens to Vedic chants to relax herself.
Nithya Doesn't feel marriage is a compulsory part of life.
She doesn't like to be on social media much. She doesn't even get in front of computers unless needed, she thinks it is mostly time waste.
Nithya has not received any remunerations for her singing, she says she is so happy to have an opportunity to sing that she doesn't even expect any money.
Nithya was in relationship with her college mate for some time, eventually it broke. She fell in love when she was 18
Actress Rohini is her close friend, Kranthi Madhav, Jenuse, Shekhar & others in the industry are her friends.
Nithya was criticized by some for her expressing that "We need to accept what is natural today, 'living together' is natural for today and should not be criticized. Society is progressing naturally towards a different social structure and we need to accept that."
She is the only daughter of her parents, and is her Daddy's pet.
She is said to take less than 3/4 takes
She likes silver ornaments & she likes traditional things
She wants to become a director in future, she also want to do writing and production
She never felt bad about her height of 5 feet 3 inches. She is surprised how some people take it as a lack, despite her many positives.
She never took any acting or Drama classes or even participated when in school/ college except of Singing. Her interest in acting came late, when she making career choices
She is compared with Soundarya in Tollywood for her acting skills.
When she had just entered Telugu films she wasn't aware of Prabhas and she is said to have asked "Who is Prabhas", it was made into a controversy by some knuckleheads.