Her favorite film is Manassinakkare (2003).
Hails from Thiruvalla, a small town in Kerala where her parents, Kurian and Omana Kodiyattu, settled after her father retired from the defense service. She has one brother, Lenu, who lives in Dubai.
Nayantara means "star eyes".
Won the Best Model Award of Kerala in 2002.
Completed her B.A. in Literature. Was not able to continue with her C.A. studies though due to her film commitments.