'Bigg Boss Tamil' contestant Oviya. Courtesy her Instagram page/@oviya_helen_official
'Bigg Boss Tamil' ex-contestant Oviya. Courtesy her Instagram page/@oviya_helen_official

Oviya made a shocking exit from the reality show 'Bigg Boss Tamil' hosted by South superstar Kamal Haasan. Here are some interesting facts about the actress you may not have known: 

1. Oviya's actual name is Helen Nelson.


2. Oviya made her big screen debut with the 2007 Malayalam film 'Kangaroo', which starred actor Prithviraj Sukuraman, who has acted in the Bollywood films, 'Aurangzeb' and 'Aiyaa.'

3. Oviya's Tamil debut 'Kalavani' (2010), which saw her star opposite Vimal was a sleeper hit at the box-office. The film gained positive reviews from audiences and critics alike and led to her bagging nearly half-a-dozen films following that.


4. Oviya has a guest appearance in 'Bigg Boss Tamil' host Kamal Haasan's 2010 film 'Manmadhan Ambu.'

5. Oviya has received a bachelor's degree in Functional English from Vimala College in Thrissur, Kerala.