South Indian actror Navya Nair, noted for her roles in Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films, tied the knot with businessman Santosh N. Menon at Cheppad near here on Thursday.

Ms. Nair, who began her movie career with the hit Malayalam movie ‘Ishtam’ in 2001 and went on to win the State Best Actress award the following year for her performance in ‘Nandanam’, has around five yet-to-be completed films in her bag as she tied the knot with Mr. Menon, vice-president of a Mumbai-based exporting firm and son of Narayana and Shantha Menon, originally hailing from Changanassery in Kottayam district.

Ms. Nair, a native of Muthukulam in Alappuzha, is the daughter of Raju, a BSNL employee, and Veena, a school teacher.

The wedding, conducted between 12 p.m. and 12.30 p.m. at the C.K.H.S.S. Grounds, Cheppad, was attended by over 1,500 people, including several film stars such as Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, KPAC Lalitha, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Divya Unni, Menaka Suresh, Sona Nair, Tamil actor and director Cheran, apart from CPI(M) State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, Ministers G. Sudhakaran and Paloli Mohammedkutty, Kerala Congress (B) leader R. Balakrishna Pillai and his son K.B. Ganesh Kumar, among others.