The acclaimed South Indian actress turns 30 on November 18.
Nayantara is one of the few actresses down South who has toed the line of author-backed performances and item numbers.
She's also, obviously, quite the looker too!
Here then, is a look at the birthday girl's most fashionable screen avatars over the years.
She is all business-like in a crisp orange kurta, a printed stole and a tiny bindi in her Telugu film Anaamika.
In her 2009 Tamil actioner Aadhavan opposite Suriya, the actress matches all the adrenaline rush with a feisty turn in a black top and denims.
This turquoise number was donned by the actress for the Rajinikanth starrer Kuselan.
She also knows how to work her saris. As is evidenced by this red hot and white number from Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.
Nayantara is a stunner in this gorgeous shade of red in a song sequence from her 2008 Tamil film Sathyam.
Dressed in eye-catching tropical colours, the actress is clearly having fun dancing away in Greeku Veerudu.
Action thriller Aarambam sees Nayanthara flaunt her urban style in a classic black and white outfit with a wide belt cinching her waist.
This dotted summer dress in Raja Rani is all kinds of youthful and flirty.
Another Aadhavan still has the actress sizzle in white.
In the Tamil Ongaram, the actress struts her stuff in a sparkly golden outfit and peep toe heels.