Parvati Nair Wiki
Parvatii Nair (born Parvathy Venugopal Nair) is an Indian model and actress who works in the South Indian film industry. Born into a Malayali family in Abu Dhabi, she trained as a software professional while pursuing a career in modelling, before becoming an actress. . During her modelling career, she appeared in a number of commercials and won the titles "Miss Karnataka" and "Miss Navy Queen".Nair made her acting debut with the 2012 Malayalam film Poppins directed by V. K. Prakash, before appearing in a number of critically acclaimed films across all four South Indian film industries, including Story Kathe (2013) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015). Her performance as a young journalist in Story Kathe won her the Best Kannada Debut Actress Award at the South Indian International Movie Awards, while the role of a vengeful wife in Yennai Arindhaal won her praise from critics and received a Filmfare nomination. In 2015, she starred in the critical and commercial success Vascodigama, portraying an English lecturer.
Background and family
Parvatii Nair was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates into a Malayali family and has an elder brother named Shankar. She attended Our Own English High School in Abu Dhabi, and went on to graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in Manipal, Karnataka, India, hoping to work as a software engineer. As a school student, she won a Guinness certificate for being part of the team that made the longest painting in the world. She became a full-time model after she participated in "Miss Karnataka", and went on to be an ambassador for Mysore Sandal soap. She won "Navy Queen Kerala", before appearing in numerous print and television commercials. As a model, she has endorsed the brands Anchor, Asian Paints, Malabar Gold, Mazaa, Prestige, Reliance and Tata Diamonds. Nair had also expressed interest in participating in the Femina Miss India pageant after winning the state-level title, but could not apply as a result of the competition's height eligibility. While working as a model, she began appearing in short films, music videos and documentaries.
Early work, 2012-2013
After working in a jewellery commercial for director V. K. Prakash, Nair was offered a role in his feature film Beautiful (2011), but refused as she was unsure whether to pursue a career in films. She later made her acting début in Prakash's anthology film Poppins (2012), and worked on the project alongside commitments for other Malayalam films. She played further roles as a traditional bride in the horror film Yakshi – Faithfully Yours (2012) and in Shalil Kallur's drama film. She subsequently began working on bigger budget films in the Malayalam film industry and signed on to portray Jayasurya's wife in the action anthology D Company (2013), as a part of the segment Gangs of Vadakkumnathan, which won positive reviews. Nair made her debut in the Kannada film industry through Story Kathe (2013) which earned her recognition as the Best Debut Actress in Kannada films at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards. Portraying a television journalist who tries to win patent rights for a medical student, her role was appreciated by critics and the film performed well at the box office. In 2013 Nair appeared as a judge in the first modelling based Malayalam reality show Super Models on Amrita Television. She also appeared in a music video, "Ariyathe Ninayathe" by Vineeth Sreenivasan and was included in Bangalore Times' "Most Desirable Women of 2013" list. She was also in the most desirable women of 2015, 2016, and 2017 lists from Kochi. She gave motivational talks at TEDx Bangalore and was invited to speak at a Rotary Club and various other venues.
Nair moved on to work on two big-budget Tamil films during the course of 2014 and shot for Gautham Menon's Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain (2015). Nair was cast alongside Ajith Kumar, Trisha and Anushka Shetty in Yennai Arindhaal after a successful screen test. The actress stated it was "a dream-come-true" and to be cast in the project was "huge encouragement", and made reference to Menon's dignified portrayals of female characters. Portraying Elizabeth, the vengeful wife of Arun Vijay's character, the film and her performance received praise from Silverscreen.com, who stated she displays "awesome ruthlessness" and "nails the part". Nair also auditioned for Uttama Villain, directed by Ramesh Aravind, and portrayed the girlfriend of Kamal Haasan's son. Featuring alongside an ensemble cast, her role was extended as the shoot progressed and Nair expressed her delight at working with Kamal Haasan, stating it was like "going to an acting school". The film opened to positive reviews and marked the actress's most high-profile project at that time. She then appeared in the Kannada film, Vascodigama (2015), as a college lecturer alongside Kishore. Nair also made her debut as a singer through the film, in a song which featured Kannada and English lyrics. The film opened to positive reviews from critics and performed well at the box office. Indiaglitz.com noting that she "suits the role precisely" and another reviewer stating she was "utilised well" in the film.
She played the lead in the first Tamil production of Eros International, the period film Enkitta Mothathe. She later appeared James and Alice. Her next release was the Tamil film Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga directed by R. Parthiepan with Shanthanu Bhagyaraj as male lead in which her performance stood out and was widely appreciated. The road thriller Overtake was her next Malayalam film in which she performed stunts without a double. The movie opened to good reviews at the Kerala box office and the concept was fresh to Malayalam cinema . She paired up with Mohanlal for the movie Neerali, directed by AJoy Varma which opened to positive reviews. She later appeared in Amazon Prime’s first exclusive series in Tamil named Vella Raja.
Nair received the Indian Affairs "Most Promising Actress 2017" award at the 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave in Mumbai on 4 August 2017.
Parvatii Nair collaborated with an USA based fashion brand Yog The Label selling her pictures featured products manufactured in USA and Europe worldwide.