Nayantara converted to Hinduism in the year 2011 at a Temple
Nayantara was bought-up in Syrian Christian family. She converted to Hinduism on August 7th, 2011 at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. She had gone through Shuddhi Karma, a procedure involving a Vedic purification and a Homam where she chanted the hymns from Veda and Gayatri Mantra under the guidance of the priest. After that she received the Certificate of conversion to Hinduism and changed her name officially as Nayantara.