This February, former child star Nazriya Nazim cements her reputation as one of Mollywood’s most gifted actresses with the release of Trance, a psychological drama that pits her talents against those of her husband, Fahadh Faasil, to spectacular effect. It’s not the first time the award-winning actress has stunned audiences, and it’s unlikely to be her last. Find out more about the 25-year-old star with these ten quick facts.
1. A Child Star Turned Leading Lady
Nazriya Nazim’s journey in the entertainment industry began at the tender age of 11 when she anchored a quiz show called Punyamaasathiloode. A year later, she made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Palunku (2006), playing the daughter of the lead star, Mammotty. Her first lead role came in 2013 with the film Maad Dad, and she has since continued to captivate audiences with her performances.
2. A Romantic Proposal and a Magical Marriage
While shooting Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days, Nazim met and fell in love with actor Fahadh Faasil. In a bold move, Nazim proposed to Faasil, and the couple got engaged soon after. Their love story has been nothing short of magical, with Faasil promising to love and care for Nazriya “till death and beyond.”
3. A Four-Year Hiatus and a Triumphant Return
After marrying Fahadh Faasil in 2014, Nazim took a break from acting to focus on her new family. Nearly four years later, she made her comeback in Anjali Menon’s Koode. During her time away from the camera, Nazim enjoyed exploring other interests and living a different life.
4. Finding Herself in Her Characters
Nazim has always been able to find a piece of herself in every character she has portrayed. This connection to her roles has allowed her to deliver performances that resonate with audiences and make her characters truly memorable.
5. Unfazed by Marriage Stereotypes
Nazim has defied the assumption that marriage would change her acting career. She continues to take on diverse roles, including romantic ones, and believes that every individual should have the freedom to choose their own path in life.
6. A Multi-Award-Winning Actress
At just 25 years old, Nazim has already amassed an impressive list of awards and accolades. Her honors include a Best Female Debut — South from the Filmfare Award, a Asiavision Award for the category New Sensation in Acting, a Jaihind TV Film Award for Upcoming Talent, a 3rd South Indian International Movie Award for Best Female Debutant, and Best Actress Awards from Asiavision Awards, Kerala State Film Award, and Filmfare Award.
7. Venturing into Film Production
Since her return to the spotlight in 2018, Nazim has expanded her horizons by venturing into film production. Working under the banner of the Fahadh Faasi production house, she has produced two films, 2018’s survival thriller Varathan and 2019’s family drama, Kumbalangi Nights.
8. No Game Plan, Just Passion
Nazim’s career choices may seem calculated, but she insists that she doesn’t have a game plan. Instead, she evaluates each role on its merits and focuses on whether she can do justice to the character. For Nazim, it’s all about passion and commitment to her craft.
9. Overcoming Fears and Embracing Love
Nazim used to be terrified of dogs, but that changed when her husband gifted her a small, black-and-white puppy named Oreo. She quickly fell in love with the adorable pup, and now, Oreo is a beloved member of their family.
10. A Bright Future Ahead
With her undeniable talent, passion for acting, and determination to break stereotypes, Nazriya Nazim is poised for even greater success in the future. As she continues to captivate audiences and explore new avenues in the entertainment industry, there’s no doubt that this rising star will continue to shine brightly.
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