Oviya Helen's Profile

Oviya Helen

Age : 29

Date of Birth : 1991-Apr-29

Height : 163

Weight : 56

Figure : 34-26-33

Complexion : Fair

Body type : Slim

Industry : Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada

Education : Bachelor of Arts

Relationship : Single

Zodiac sign : Taurus

Hair color : Dark Brown

Hair pattern : Urban Layer

Eye color : Black

Religion : Christian

Profession : Actor, Model

Father's name : Nelson

Mother's name :

Siblings :

Home town : Thrissur, Kerala

Current locaion : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Languages known : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English

About :

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Helen Nelson, better known professionally by her stage name Oviya, is an Indian model and film actress who works in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada film industries. She hails from Thrissur, Kerala. She completed her education in her home town, BA in Functional English at Vimala College in Thrissur and started her modelling career when she was in college.

Career :

Oviya began her career as an actress by portraying supporting roles in Malayalam films, notably working in Kangaroo (2007) and Puthiya Mukham (2009) starring Prithviraj and as one of the lead characters in the college drama Apoorva (2008). Oviya then worked towards completing a BA in Functional English at Vimala College in Thrissur, before director Sargunam approached her for Kalavani (2010). 
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Sarkunam cast her in the leading female role after seeing a picture of her online and was convinced that he had found the correct actress to portray the role despite reservations from the producer. She was featured opposite Vimal, and the film subsequently gained positive reviews and became a sleeper hit at the box office. Critics praised Oviya's performance of a village-based schoolgirl, with a critic from the Hindustan Times stating "Oviya's marvellous expressions convey her gratitude, and she uses her eyes to say it all". Similarly, a reviewer from The Hindu stated "Oviya looks cute and emotes well, which is a rarity these days". Following the success of Kalavani, Oviya signed several small-budget films including Jeevan's Amara, Vengai, Mugam Nee Agam Naan, Sevanu and Rasu Madhuravan's Muthukku Muthaaga (2011), but only the latter had a theatrical release.
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While several films were stopped due to financial reasons, Oviya had to opt out of a few films after inadvertently muddling her dates. Portraying the role of a college basketballer in Muthukku Muthaaga, Oviya worked through the pain barrier for the film after fainting on the sets following an illness. The film, however, opened to negative reviews with a critic from Behindwoods.com stating Oviya's character was "annoying". During the period, she was also seen in two further Malayalam films Puthumukhangal (2010) and Manushyamrugam (2011), despite making claims that Malayalam films were "uninteresting and boring". The Kannada remake of Kalavani titled Kirataka (2011) won Oviya more critical acclaim, with a reviewer from Rediff.com stating she "charms her way through the film", though a proposed Telugu remake later fell through. Oviya was also seen in a guest appearance in K. S. Ravikumar's romantic comedy, Manmadhan Ambu (2010), where she featured alongside Kamal Haasan and Madhavan. Post-release, the actress revealed that she appreciated the opportunity to work alongside big actors but was disappointed that several of her scenes were edited out of the film.

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