Born: October 25, 1997 (age 17), Thiruvananthapuram
Height: 1.65 m
Siblings: Karthika Nair, Vignesh Nair
Movies: Yaan, Kadal, Chinni Chinni Aasa
Parents: Rajasekaran Nair, Radha
Nominations: Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
Thulasi Nair is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil language films. After making her debut in Mani Ratnam's 2013 drama film Kadal, she has since gone on to work on Ravi K. Chandran's directorial debut Yaan (2014).
Aged 14, Thulasi was first considered for a role in director Mani Ratnam's Kadal after being recommended by actress Suhasini to audition for the lead role in November 2011. She was initially rejected with the director noting she was "too young for the role", before the team chose to sign her following Samantha's exit from the project. She would feature alongside fellow debutant Gautham Karthik in the leading roles, coincidentally 32 years after her mother and Gautham's father had also debuted together in Bharathiraja's Alaigal Oivathillai (1981). Thulasi lost twelve kilograms for the film and she went through a series of pre-production workshops conducted by actress Kalairani before the first schedule.
Thulasi was born to businessman Rajasekaran Nair and Radha, a leading actress in Tamil and Telugu films during the 1980s. Her elder sister Karthika Nair is also an actress who has appeared in regional Indian films, while she also has an elder brother, Vignesh Nair. Her maternal aunt Ambika was also a contemporary of Radha's, and Thulasi has revealed she often seeks advice on acting from her mother, sister and aunt.
She has juggled between completing her acting commitments and attending Podar International School in Mumbai.