Oviya Helen is an Indian model and film actress who works in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada film industries. Oviya made her breakthrough as an actress in Sarkunam’s rural romantic comedy Kalavani before appearing in other films including Pandiraj’s Marina, Moodar Koodam & Madha Yaanai Koottam. She has also enjoyed box office success through her roles in Sundar C’s Kalakalappu and the horror comedy Yaamirukka Bayamey. In 2017, Oviya appeared on the reality series, Bigg Boss.

Birth Name

Helen Nelson




Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Oviya Helen was born on the 29th of April 1991, in Thrissur, Kerala, India.


She’s currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)




Oviya graduated from Vimala College in Thrissur with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Functional English.

Family Details

  • Father – Nelson
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Oviya Helen has dated –


Oviya has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 4¼ inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 57 kg
  • In Pounds – 126 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Oviya is best known for her film, Kalavani (2010). She received various awards such as the Aval Award for Darling of Tamil Nadu (2018), JFW Golden Divas Award for JFW Golden Diva (2018) and Edison Award for Best Female Rising Star (2012).

Film Debut

In 2007, Oviya made her debut Malayalam-language drama thriller film appearance as Susanna in Kangaroo. In 2009, she made her first Tamil theatrical film appearance as Aishwarya in Naalai Namadhe.

In 2011, Oviya made her debut Kannada film appearance as Nethra in Kirataka. In 2015, she made her first Hindi film appearance as Riya in Yeh Ishq Sarfira. In 2018, Oviya made her debut Telugu film appearance as Abhinaya in Idi Naa Love Story.

Television Debut

In 2017, Oviya made her first television show appearance as a Contestant in Bigg Boss Tamil (season 1).


In 2017, Oviya made headlines after she reportedly tried to commit suicide by drowning herself in the swimming pool on the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil (Season 1). According to the reports, the actress took this extreme step after her fellow contestant in the show, Aarav, turned down her love proposal and mocked at it. This left her extremely upset and led her to commit suicide.

Brand Endorsements

Oviya Helen has done endorsement work for several brands such as Saravana Stores, SP Silks & Ponvandu Soaps.

Oviya Helen Favorites

  • Favorite ActorShahrukh Khan
  • Favorite Actress – Sridevi
  • Favorite Place – Goa, Paris
  • Favorite Color – Black & White
  • Favorite Food –  Biryani, Pizza, Lobster

Oviya Helen Net worth

Oviya Helen has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Oviya Helen

  • Oviya did over a dozen films in 12 months after the success of Kalavani.
  • Oviya has signed a Bollywood project named Jaat.
  • Oviya has participated in the first season of Bigg Boss (Tamil) which made her gain public support and attention.
  • She has tattooed a gipsy girl on her right forearm.
  • In 2011, Oviya made her Kannada film debut with the film, Kirataka in the role of Nethra.
  • In 2012, Oviya has enjoyed box office success through her roles in Sundar C’s  Kalakalappu.
  • In 2013, Oviya played the role as Geetha in the romance film, Sillunu Oru Sandhippu directed by Ravi Lallin.
  • In 2014, she appeared in the comedy thriller film, Pulivaal directed by G. Marimuthu.
  • In 2015, she made her debut with the comedy film, 144 in which she played the role of Kalyani.
  • In 2016, Oviya made her acting in the comedy horror film, Hello Naan Pei Pesuren in which she played the role of Sridevi.
  • In 2017, she participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss Tamil. Oviya gained instant popularity through the show but she later quit the show on medical grounds.
  • In 2018, Oviya played the role as Kanaka in the action comedy film, Silukkuvarupatti Singam directed by Chella Ayyavu.
  • In 2018, she made her singing debut with the song Marana Matta from the Tamil film 90 ML.
  • In 2018, she made a guest appearance on Bigg Boss Tamil (Season 2).
  • In 2019, Oviya faced a lot of criticism for the many lip lock scenes that she shared with actor Anson Paul in the film, 90ml.


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