Dhanya Veena, better known by her stage name Navya Nair, is an Indian film actress who has starred in Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films. She is a recipient of 2 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, one Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam and the Kalaimamani award.
She was still at school when offered her first film role, starring opposite Dileep in Ishtam in 2001. There followed roles in partnership with Dileep, in films such as Mazhathullikkilukkam, Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, Pandippada, Gramaphone, and Pattanathil Sundaran. The most popular character of Navya is that of “Balamani” in Nandanam. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam in 2002 for the same. She has been paired with Mohanlal, Mammooty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Prithviraj, and Jayasurya.