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Malayalam actor Lena announces marriage to Gaganyaan astronaut Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair

Updated on: 28 February,2024 08:13 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Written by: Tuhina Upadhyay |

Malayalam actor Lena surprises fans with the revelation of her marriage to Gaganyaan astronaut Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair on January 17, 2024

Malayalam actor Lena announces marriage to Gaganyaan astronaut Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair

Malayalam actor Lena announces marriage

Lena, the Malayalam actor, shared a surprising update on Instagram. She revealed that she got married to Group Captain Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair, who is also an astronaut selected for the Gaganyaan mission. The couple got married on January 17, 2024, but they chose to keep it private until this announcement.

Malayalam actor Lena announces marriage to Gaganyaan astronaut 

Lena's revelation about her marriage to Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of Nair being chosen as one of the astronauts for India's Gaganyaan mission. Lena took to Instagram to share her pride in her husband's accomplishment and celebrated the historic moment not only for the nation but also for her home state of Kerala.

In a touching Instagram post, Lena posted a collection of photos with Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair and expressed her emotions. She clarified that the reason for disclosing their marriage was the official announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lena revealed that their wedding had a traditional setting and was arranged in nature.

Malayalam actor Lena announces marriage to Gaganyaan astronaut, see post:

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Sharing photos, she wrote, “Today , 27 February, 2024 , our Prime Minister , Modi ji Awarded the First Indian Astronaut Wings to Indian Air Force Fighter Pilot ,Group Captain Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair . It is a historic moment of pride for our Country , our state of Kerala and Me personally. In order to maintain the officially required confidentiality, I was waiting for this announcement to let you know that I got married to Prasanth on 17 January, 2024 in a traditional ceremony through an arranged marriage(sic.)”

Lena has had an impressive career, starring in over 100 films across various languages. Some of her notable works include 'Traffic,' 'Snehaveedu,' 'Ee Adutha Kaalathu,' 'Spirit,' 'Left Right Left,' 'Ennu Ninte Moideen,' 'Randam Bhavam,' 'Bachelor Party,' 'Iyobinte Pusthakam,' 'Two Countries,' 'Athiran,' 'Bheeshma Parvam,' 'Omanathinkalpakshi,' 'Ohari,' 'Malayogam,' and 'Thadankalpalayam.'

Other news in the Malayalam industry

Sonalee Kulkarni sat down with to discuss her new film that is running in theatres. One may recall Sonalee as a Marathi actress who is well known for her work in films like ‘Natrang’, Jhimma, and 'Mitwa' to name a few. Yes, of course, who can ever forget 'Apsara Ali'. The popular track that had the entire nation grooving was released over a decade ago. Malayalam film director Lijo Jose Pellissery is seemingly a fan of the song. “It was like a hunt. Go find Sonalee from Apsara Ali was Lijo’s word (to his team). Then everybody from the production to direction to casting came hunting me and they finally found me,” says Sonalee adding that the film 'Malaikottai Vaaliban' came to her at a time she was seeking to explore chartered territories. 

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