Nayika Nayakan

Nayika Nayakan is an Indian, Malayalam talent hunt show[1] which premiered on Mazhavil Manorama and was aired every Monday to Wednesday at 9:00 PM (IST).[2] The series was helmed by film director Lal Jose and actors Kunchacko Boban and Samvrutha Sunil.[3]

Nayika Nayakan
GenreReality show
Talent hunt
Directed byAbraham Chunkathu
Creative director(s)Chandrakala
Midhun Chettoor
Presented byDaine Davis
Ashwathy Srikanth
Pearle Maaney
(till Epi:30)
JudgesLal Jose
Samvrutha Sunil
Kunchacko Boban
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Malayalam
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes63
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeApprox. 45 minutes
Original networkMazhavil Manorama
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release28 May (2018-05-28) 
17 October 2018 (2018-10-17)
External links
Official Website

On its grand finale (17 October 2018),((it was held on 3 day from 15 to 17 October))director Lal Jose declared Shambu Menon and Darshana S Nair as the winning pair of the show and also distributed several awards to the contestants along with actors Kunchacko Boban and Samvrutha Sunil.[4]


The show featured 16 contestants including 8 boys and 8 girls who were given a chance to be the next aspiring superstars of Mollywood.[5] The series contained different segments and tasks through which the contestants showcased their acting skills. The judgement would be completely based on the performance of the candidates. The winning pair would be roped in to play the lead protagonists in an upcoming film of director Lal Jose. Most of the contestants have already been cast for upcoming movies for leading and supporting roles.[6]


Contestant Status
Aamina Eliminated
Addis Antony Runner-Up
Ann Paul Eliminated
Ann Salim Eliminated
Darshana S.Nair WINNER
Malavika Krishnadas Finalist
Meenakshi raveendran Eliminated
Mintu maria vincent Eliminated
Nandu Eliminated
Roshan Ullas Eliminated
Shambu Menon WINNER
Sidhi Vinayak Eliminated
Thejus Jyothi Eliminated
Venkitesh V.P Eliminated
Vincy Aloysius Runner-Up
R.Viswa Finalist
Special Awards
Award Recipient(s)
Best Comedian
  • Meenakshi
  • Venkitesh
Best Dancer
  • Malavika Krishnadas
  • Viswa
Best Romantic Pair
  • Mintu Mariya
  • Shambu
Character Actor
  • Darshana Nair
  • Thejus Jyothi
Daring Act
  • Ann Salim
  • Nandu
Versatile Actors
  • Addis Antony
  • Vincy Aloysius
Special Mention
  • Amina
  • Ann Paul
  • Roshan Ullas
  • Sidhi Vinayak


Guest Mentors


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