Dhanya Veena Raju Nair, better known by her stage name Navya Nair, is an Indian film actress who has starred in Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films. She was a lead actress of 2000s. She is a recipient of 2 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, one Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam and the Kalaimamani award.
Navya Nair was born on 14 October 1985 to Raju and Veena Raju. She hails from Cheppad, a village near Harippad in Alleppey District. The film director K. Madhu is her uncle. She studied at Bethany Balikamadom High School, Nangiarkulangara till 10th grade and then at MSM Higher Secondary School, where her mother was a teacher. She is an MBA graduate. She married a Mumbai-based businessman, Santhosh Menon, on 21 January 2010 and they have a son Sai Krishna, born on 22 November 2010.