Oviya Helen is an Indian actress who works in South Indian films. She is best known for her film “Kalavani” (2010).
Oviya Helen was born as ‘Helen Nelson’ on Monday, 29 April 1991 (age 28 years; as in 2019) in the Thrissur City of Kerala. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus.
She did BA in Functional English from Vimala College in Thrissur.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
She belongs to a Christian Malayali Family. Not much is known about her family.
Oviya started her acting career by portraying supporting roles in the films. She made her acting debut with the 2007 Malayalam film “Kangaroo” as ‘Susanna.’
She then worked in films like Puthiya Mukham (2009) and “Apoorva (2008)”. She made her Tamil debut with the film “Naalai Namadhe” as ‘Aishwarya’ in 2009. She was pursuing her graduation when the director Sargunam offered her the lead role of ‘Maheshwari’ in the Tamil film “Kalavani” in 2010.
She became a household name after the film. She then signed for several small budgets films such as “Amara,” “Vengai,” “Mugham Ni Agham Naan,” and “Muthukku Muthagga” but only a few had a theatrical release. She made her Kannada film debut with the 2011 film “Kirataka” in the role of ‘Nethra.’
She started prioritising her work in Tamil Cinema. Her acting career began to decline after 2014. In 2015, she made her Bollywood debut with the film “Yeh Ishq Sarfira” in which, she played the role of ‘Riya.’
In 2017, she participated in the reality TV show “Bigg Boss Tamil.” Oviya gained instant popularity through the show but she later quit the show on medical grounds.
After the show, her acting career took a turn and she was signed for several films including “Muni 4: Kanchana 3,” “Oviyavai Vitta Yaru,” “Kalavani 2,” “Raja Bheema,” and “Black Coffee.”
In 2018, she made a guest appearance on “Bigg Boss Tamil (Season 2).”
Awards & Achievements
- Variety Films Awards for Best Actress for the film “Muthukku Muthaaga” in 2011
- Edison Awards for Best Female Rising Star for the film “Kalakalappu” in 2012
- FETNA Awards for Shining Star Award for the film “Kalakalappu” in 2013
- IFW Golden Divas Awards for IFW Golden Diva in 2018
- Aval Awards for Darling of Tamil Nadu in 2018
In 2017, Oviya made headlines after she reportedly tried to commit suicide by drowning herself in the swimming pool on the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil (Season 1). According to the reports, the actress took this extreme steps after her fellow contestant in the show Aarav turned down her love proposal and mocked at it. This left her extremely upset and lead her to commit suicide.
- Food: Biryani, Pizza, Lobster
- Politician: Jayalalithaa
- She likes travelling, reading books, and cooking.
- She made her singing debut with the song “Marana Matta” from the Tamil film “90 ML” in 2018.
- Ovia is a fitness enthusiast and likes to go to the gym.
- She is also an animal lover and is seen posting videos of them online.
- She has tattooed a gipsy girl on her right forearm.