6 Times When South Indian Beauty, Nayanthara Broke Stereotypes And Became An Inspiration For Many

South Indian beauty, Nayanthara has broken the societal norms for quite a number of times and lived life on her own terms. Here's a curated list of such instances. Check it out!


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6 Times When South Indian Beauty, Nayanthara Broke Stereotypes And Became An Inspiration For Many

Nayanthara is one of the most beautiful actresses in the entertainment industry. She is called the lady superstar of the South Indian film industry. Nayanthara has proven her mettle in acting with films like Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Gold, Netrikann, Godfather, Aramm, Raja Rani, Chandramukhi and more. And now, the diva is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Atlee Kumar's film, Jawan. 

Moreover, Nayanthara is an inspiration for many. Not just professionally, but in her personal life too, the actress has shelled many examples which prove that she is a woman who fears none. From staying in a live-in relationship with her then-boyfriend-now-husband, Vignesh Shivan to welcoming her two sons via surrogacy, Nayanthara is known for breaking stereotypes. So, without further ado, let's delve into her life and get some inspiration from the superstar herself.

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#1. When Nayanthara opened up about her breakup with Prabhudeva


Nayanthara had made a huge buzz in the media when her relationship with choreographer, Prabhudeva became public. However, the duo ended their three-and-a-half-year courtship. In a world, where celebrities usually refrain from talking about their breakups, Nayanthara had opened up about her heartbreak in an interview with the Times of India. Talking about the same, the actress had mentioned that the breakup had shattered her. In her words: "

"To get into a breakup for anyone is the most difficult phase in their life. When you have to go away from someone you love or vice-versa, whatever the reason, it really shatters your life. But how you deal with it is important. I can't get into how I dealt with it but I have to if I want to move on and live my life." 

#2. When Nayanthara took a break from her acting career


Generally, it is considered that when celebrities take a sabbatical, it becomes quite challenging for them to return. And on top of that if its an actress, then it is next to impossible since, in the film industry, it is a general misconception that actresses have a shelf life. However, Nayanthara proved everyone wrong and shocked her fans when she had taken a break from the films in 2011. It was only in 2013, that Nayanthara made a comeback with the film, Raja Rani.

#3. When Nayanthara talked about her career break


Nayanthara has always been upfront about her personal as well as professional life. She has always been quite vocal about the decisions that she had taken in her life. Once in an interview with Vogue, Nayanthara had talked about why she took a break in her career and how she dealt with the self-imposed exile. Talking about the same, the actress had said that she wanted a personal space in her life. In her words: 

"I was in a personal space. I didn’t watch channels where my movies and songs were being played."

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#4. Nayanthara was open about her relationship with Vignesh Shivan


In the entertainment industry, we have always witnessed celebrities shying away from publicly discussing their relationship. But, on the other hand, the lady superstar, Nayanthara was always open about her courtship with film director, Vignesh Shivan. Time and again, we have seen the actress spending some quality time and going on vacations with her then-boyfriend-now-husband, Vignesh Shivan. 

#5. When Nayanthara stayed in a live-in relationship with Vignesh Shivan 


Nayanthara is one of the most amazing actresses in the entertainment industry. Besides her professional life, the actress has garnered a lot of attention for her personal life. At a time when staying in with your partner without marriage was considered taboo, Nayanthara had broken this stereotypical mindset and stayed in a live-in relationship with her filmmaker-husband, Vignesh Shivan before marriage. For the unversed, the duo had first met on the sets of Vignesh's directional film, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in 2016, and gradually fell in love with each other.

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#6. When Nayanthara and Vignesh opted for surrogacy


Nayanthara and Vignesh got married on June 9, 2022, in an intimate ceremony. After seven years of togetherness, the much-in-love couple had got hitched at Sheraton Grand in Mahabalipuram as per South Indian wedding rituals. Four months into their wedding, Nayanthara and Vignesh welcomed their two sons, Uyir and Ulagam into their lives. But, do you know, the much-in-love couple had welcomed their sons via surrogacy which is yet to be recognised in India.


What do you think about Nayanthara breaking age-old stereotypes and waving a way for everyone? Let us know!

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