Chennai: Nayanthara was brought up as a Syrian Christian. On 7 August 2011, she embraced Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai.
She has gone through Shuddhi Karma, a procedure involving a Vedic purification and a Homam where she chanted the hymns from the Veda and the Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest.
After the purification ceremony, a Certificate of Conversion to Hinduism was issued to her, and her stage name, Nayanthara, became her official name. She is a polydactyl, with a rudimentary finger on her left hand.
Popular actress Nayantara and director Vignesh Sivan administered the Corona vaccine. The corona vaccination work in the country commenced on January 16 last.
Actress Nayantara and director Vignesh Sivan administered the Corona vaccine at a private hospital in Chennai. Vignesh Sivan has posted photos of the same on Instagram.