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Native PlaceVijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
CareerCast (5)
First MovieAlice In Wonderland (2005)

Laya is a Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer. She entered the Telugu film industry in a movie called "Swayam Varam" along with another popular actor, Venu. She had acted in about 40 Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Her debut film as child actor is Bhadram Koduko in 1992.

Laya is from a Telugu Brahmin family in Vijayawada in the South-Eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and had settled later as classical dancer in Hyderabad. She performed more than 50 stage shows before getting married to a doctor in Hyderabad and emigrating to the USA. Her mother was a music teacher in a school and her father a doctor.

She won the Nandi Award for Best Actress three times for movies Swayamvaram, Manoharam and Preminchu.

Prepared by: Dr. Susie Pazhavarical