Laya (actress)

Laya is a Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer. She entered the Telugu film industry in a movie called "Swayam Varam" along with another popular actor, Venu. She had acted in about 40 Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films.


Laya is from a Telugu Brahmin family in Vijayawada in the South-Eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and had settled later as classical dancer in Hyderabad. She performed more than 50 stage shows before getting married to a doctor in Hyderabad and emigrating to the USA.


* Adirindayya Chandram, 2005
* Swarabhishekam, 2004
* Vijayendra Varma, 2004
* Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila, 2004
* Missamma, 2003
* Donga Ramudu And Party, 2003
* Pellamtho Panenti, 2003
* Nee Premakai, 2002
* Siva Rama Raju, 2002
* Preminchu, 2001
* Hanuman Junction, 2001
* Manoharam, 2000
* Manasunna Maaraju, 2000
* Maa Balaji, 1999
* Swayam Varam, 1999
* Naalo Vunna Prema
* Gelupu
* Kodandaramudu
* Nenu Pelliki Ready
* Ramma! Chilakamma


She won the Nandi Award for Best Actress two times for movies Manoharam and Preminchu.

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