Laya (actress)

Laya is an Indian actress and Kuchipudi dancer who is known for her work predominantly in Telugu films, alongside Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. Laya first appeared as a child actor in Bhadram Koduko (1992) and later she started working as a lead actress with Swayamvaram (1999). She won two Nandi Awards for Best Actress in consecutive years for Manoharam (2000) and Preminchu (2001).[1][2]

Laya
Born
Occupation
Years active1992–2010 ,2018
Spouse(s)
Ganesh Gorty
(m. 2006)

Personal lifeEdit

Laya was born in a Telugu Bramhin family in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and attended Nirmala High School, Vijayawada. Her mother was a music teacher in Nirmala High School, Vijayawada[3] and her father a doctor. During her school days, she was a state champion seven times and won second place at National level in Chess. Later, she moved to Hyderabad and participated in multiple stage shows as a classical dancer, having performed in more than 50 stage shows. She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Applications. She married Dr. Sri Ganesh Gorty in 2006 and settled in Los Angeles, California. The couple has a daughter and a son.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
1992 Bhadram Koduko Lead female Telugu Debut film Child Artist
1999 Swayamvaram Anu Telugu Debut film in a lead role
1999 Maa Balaji Sujatha Telugu
2000 Manoharam Usha Telugu
2000 Manasunna Maaraju Telugu
2000 Kodanda Ramudu Latha Telugu
2000 Devullu Sita Devi Telugu
2001 Ramma Chilakamma Gayatri Telugu
2001 Hanuman Junction Sangeetha Telugu
2001 Preminchu Meena Telugu
2001 Maa Aavida Meeda Ottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi Kanaka Durga Telugu
2001 Naalo Unna Prema Hema Telugu
2001 Maduve Aagona Baa Shanthi Kannada
2002 Gelupu Telugu
2002 Kondaveeti Simhasanam Varala Telugu
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Bhavani Tamil
2002 Siva Rama Raju Rama Raju's wife Telugu
2002 Nee Premakai Anjali Telugu
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Neerja Telugu
2003 Pellamtho Panenti Sireesha Telugu
2003 Donga Ramudu and Party Vasantha Lakshmi Telugu
2003 Missamma Ratna Mala Telugu
2004 Veera Kannadiga Kannada
2003 Nenu Pelliki Ready Bhavana Telugu
2004 Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila Mahalakshmi Telugu
2004 Vijayendra Varma Telugu
2004 Gajendra Indhu Tamil
2004 Swarabhishekam Surekha Telugu
2005 Adirindayya Chandram Rajyam Telugu
2005 Alice In Wonderland Sofia Malayalam
2005 Thommanum Makkalum Poonkavanam Malayalam
2005 Udayon Maya Malayalam
2005 Chanakya Anjali Tamil
2006 Rashtram Celeine Malayalam
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama Ramale Kannada
2010 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Goddess Aadi Parashakti Telugu
2018 Amar Akbar Anthony Aishwarya's mother Telugu Special appearance

TelevisionEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Nandi Awards[4]
Filmfare Awards South

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nandi awards for 2000 announced". The Hindu. 20 September 2002.[dead link]
  2. ^ "'Preminchu', best film for 2001". The Hindu. 20 October 2002.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b IBTimes. "Hoax busted: Telugu actress Laya rubbishes car accident reports [VIDEO]".
  4. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Nandi awards for 2000 announced". The Hindu. 20 September 2002.[dead link]
  6. ^ "'Preminchu', best film for 2001". The Hindu. 20 October 2002.[dead link]

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