Navya Nair (born 1986) whose real name is Dhanya Nair, is a Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada actress. Trained in dance, Navya has been whooping up at youth festivals and stage shows. She has won the honour of Kala in the youth festival of Aleppey district, Kerala for her talent. With her first movie ‘Ishtam’ opposite Dileep she attained winning the hearts. She stepped to Tamil film through 'Azhagiya Theeyee' which made impact in the minds of Tamil audience also. She is noted for her portrayal of the typical Malayali (Keralite) girl in various movies. She debuted in the Malayalam film Ishtam (2001). She bagged the Kerala State Award for the Best Actress in 2002 for the film Nandanam and again in 2005 for her performance in films Kanne Madanguka and Saira. Navya Nair said that she has done a glamorous role in the film Rasikum Seemane.