Nithya Menen, who is emerging as a pan-India star, speaks to Asiaville on her life, career, and movies.
Actor Nithya Menen, known for her role in movies such as OK Kanmani and her Hindi debut Mission Mangal, has completed over a decade in the Indian movie industry, starring in over 50 movies.
The 31-year-old actor started her career in 1998 as a child artist in an English film, The Monkey Who Knew Too much. She made her lead role debut in the Malayalam film industry and has played lead roles in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil.
Menen, who is a journalism graduate says she had dreamed of being a war journalist in her early days. In the movie industry, where she actively entered since 2009, she wanted to be behind the camera and become a cinematographer. But “camera literally pushed me to be in the front”, she says.
As she became a pan-India star, moving beyond the South, she says she considers “recognition as an award, not the physical statue that is given as award’.