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Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim at neram audio launch.jpg
Nazriya at the audio launch of Neram in 2013.
Born (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 20)[1][2]
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Occupation Film actress, dancer, anchor, model, playback singer
Years active 2006, 2010, 2013–present
Spouse(s) Fahadh Faasil (m. 2014)
Parent(s) Nazimudeen
Begum Beena
Relatives Fazil (father-in-law)
Farhaan Faasil (brother-in-law)

Nazriya Nazim (born 20 December 1994) is an Indian film actress who has starred in Malayalam and Tamil films. She started her career as an anchor on Malayalam television before pursuing a career as an actress. She made her debut as a child artist with Palunku (2006) and then as a lead actress in the Malayalam film Maad Dad (2013). She has gone on to star in blockbuster films such as Neram (2013), Raja Rani (2013), Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014), and Bangalore Days (2014).

Early life[edit]

Nazriya was born to Nazimudeen and Begum Beena. She has a brother, Naveen (born 1995).[3] She studied in Christ Nagar School, and Our Own English High School, Al Ain, UAE. She has stated that she wants to study something related to business and that she may take up either a Commerce or BBA course.[4] In 2013, she joined Mar Ivanios College in Thiruvananthapuram,[5] but reportedly left the college, owing to her tight shooting schedules.[6] Her family lived in Al Ain, UAE, before moving to Thiruvananthapuram.[7][8]


She started her career in television as an anchor in a Muslim oriented television quiz show named Punyamaasathiloode. She then started her acting career in 2006 as a child artist, by acting in a Malayalam film Palunku (2006) directed by Blessy, in which she played the daughter of Mammootty's character.[7] She went on to become an anchor on Asianet's music reality television show, Munch Star Singer.[7] Mohanlal-starrer Oru Naal Varum (2010) was her next venture, in which she played the role of Dhanya, the daughter of Sreenivasan's character.[9] She was cast in an album titled Yuvvh by Sony Music Entertainment, which became very popular among the youth.[7]

Nazriya finally landed her first female lead role in the Malayalam film Maad Dad (2013). She again associated with the team of Yuvvh—director Alphonse Putharen and actor Nivin Pauly—for the romantic comedy thriller film Neram which was simultaneously made in Tamil and Malayalam. The movie became a big success, and the lead pair was appreciated by both critics and audiences alike. The scene in which Nivin proposes to Nazriya acquired cult status among cinegoers.[10][11] She was then seen in Raja Rani an IT professional called Keerthana.[12] Gautaman Bhaskaran from Hindustan Times wrote "the one person who caught my attention was Nazriya Nazim, who as Arya’s lover, Keerthana, is absolutely gorgeous with a face that is so expressive that we do not need her to speak".[13] Her next release was Naiyaandi in which she played a dentist.[14]

In 2014 she was first seen in Salalah Mobiles, which flopped amidst having a strong star cast, including Dulquer Salmaan.[15] She has completed filming for Thirumanam Enum Nikkah in Tamil,[16] in which she acts as a Tamil Iyengar girl,[17] and Om Shanthi Oshaana in Malayalam. Ohm Shanthi Oshaana saw her sharing screen space with her lucky charm Nivin and after two consecutive flops, she was desperate to have a hit. As believed, the film became a big hit, and became one of the biggest blockbusters of the entire industry, running 50 days in almost all theatres.[18] Her most recent films are Bangalore Days and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram in Malayalam, and Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum[19] in Tamil. Nazriya was signed to star in Nee Nalla Varuvada in October 2013.[20] However, in March 2014, Kajal Aggarwal was signed on and replaced Nazriya. In 2014, she received a Vijay Award in the category of Best Debut Actress, for her acting in Neram (2013).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2014, Malayalam film actor Fahadh Faasil announced to the media that he was set to marry Nazriya. The pair had gotten to know each other more on the sets of Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days (2014), in which they were playing a husband and wife. Faasil revealed that their parents had been pivotal in arranging the marriage.[21][22] The pair were engaged in February 2014, before having a wedding ceremony on 21 August 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram.[23][24] And they celebrated their 1st year of marriage recently.



As an actress[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Palunku Geethu Malayalam Child artist
2010 Pramani Sindhu Malayalam Child artist
Oru Naal Varum Dhanya Malayalam Child artist
2013 Maad Dad Mariya Malayalam
Neram Jeena Malayalam Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair
Vanitha Film Award for Best Star Pair
Neram Veni Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South
Edison Award for Best Debut Actress
Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
Raja Rani Keerthana Tamil Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Naiyaandi Vanaroja Tamil
2014 Salalah Mobiles Shahana Malayalam
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Pooja Mathew Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Asianet Film Awards for Most Popular Actress
Nominated – Asianet Film Awards for Best Actress
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Anjana Tamil
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Malayalam
Bangalore Days Divya Prakash Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Vanitha Film Awards for Most Popular Actress
Nominated – Asiavision Awards for Best Actress
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah Vishnu Priya Tamil

As a singer[edit]

Year Song Film Language Notes
2014 "La La Lasa (Ummachi Rap)" Salalah Mobiles Malayalam Debut as a singer
2014 "Ente Kannil Ninakkai" Bangalore Days Malayalam


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  2. ^ "Happy Birthday, Nazriya Nazim". 20 December 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ കൊച്ചുകൊച്ചു സന്തോഷങ്ങള്‍ – articles,infocus_interview – Mathrubhumi Eves.; retrieved 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ Gupta, Rinku. "Luck smiles on Nazariya Nazim". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nazriya joins BCom at Mar Ivanios". 14 July 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nazriya is Out of College – Tamil Movie News". 4 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d Shilpa Nair Anand (11 January 2013). "Little miss sunshine". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nazriya – I am the top on Facebook from Mollywood". The Cine News. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Oru Naal Varum (2010) (Malayalam)". nowrunning. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Nikhil Raghavan (2 March 2013). "Etcetera: Good times bad times". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Asha Prakash (10 August 2012). "Nazriya and Nivin to do a comedy-thriller". The Times of India ( Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "I'm comfortable with healthy competition: Nazriya". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gautaman Bhaskaran's review: Raja Rani". Hindustan Times. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "No jitters acting with Dhanush". 3 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Nazriya is Dulquer Salmaan's next heroine". 15 July 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Brahmanandam in TEN?". 25 March 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Like to do roles that relate to people: Nazriya". Badhil. 
  18. ^ "People accepted me so fast; it’s a bit scary: Nazriya". 2 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Nazriya & Dulquer in a bi-lingual". 21 October 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Jiiva, Nazriya in 'Nee Nalla Varuvada'". 20 August 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  21. ^ Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya profile,; accessed 6 July 2015.
  22. ^ Wedding bells for Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim,; accessed 6 July 2015.
  23. ^ Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim engaged,; accessed 6 July 2015.
  24. ^ Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim wed,; accessed 6 July 2015.
  25. ^ TTK Prestige-Vanitha Film Awards: Shobhana, Prithviraj win best actor, actress awards,, 20 January 2014; retrieved 3 March 2014.
  26. ^ Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards. Emirates 24/7 (5 November 2013); retrieved on 3 March 2014.
  27. ^ Jaihind TV Film Awards list; accessed 6 July 2015.
  28. ^ "State Awards: Nazriya, Nivin, Sudev bag top honours". Malayala Manorama. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.

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