Nayanthara made her debut into Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005), and later that year appeared in the commercially successful Ghajini. Nayanthara gained fame as a lead actress with films such as Chandramukhi (2005), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) Raja Rani (2013) and Arrambam(2013) in particular, making herself one among the most sought after actresses in Tamil cinema. Nayanthara debuted in Telugu with Lakshmi (2006) and featured in the successful ventures like Tulasi (2007), Dubai Seenu (2007), Adurs (2010), Simha (2010) and later in 2010, made her Kannada film debut through the blockbuster Super. Nayanthara portrayal of Sita in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) earned her Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and Nandi Award for Best Actress.