Hometown: Aluva, Kerala
Marital Status: Unmarried
|Birth name||Aleena Shaji|
|Famous For||• Naachiyaar (2018)
• Hero (2019)
• Love Today (2022)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-36|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Malayalam): Masters (2012)
Film (Tamil): Naachiyaar (2018)
Film (Telugu): Selfish (2023)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Best Debut Actress, Bofta Galatta Debut Awards, Naachiyaar (2019)
|Date of Birth||25 February 2000 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||23 Years|
|College/University||Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology, Kerala|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation in Commerce Instagram - Ivana|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Cherain Shaji
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother- Leo Shaji
Sister- Laya Shaji
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ivana
- Bala, the director of Tamil cinema, came across an article in the newspaper discussing the Malayalam film “Anuraga Karikkin Vellam” (2016). Impressed by the film, he made the decision to cast Ivana in his Tamil film “Naachiyaar” (2018). This marked Ivana’s entry into the Tamil film industry. New India Express
- At the request of Tamil director Bala, the actress Aleena Shaji decided to change her real name to Ivana. Bala wanted to cast her in his Tamil film “Naachiyaar” (2018) and believed that a name easier for Tamil audiences to pronounce would be more suitable. Consequently, Aleena Shaji selected the name Ivana as her new identity. YouTube – Hindu Tamil Thisai
- In order to excel in her role as Kottaiarasi (Arasi) in the Tamil film “Naachiyaar” (2018), she dedicated herself to learning Tamil by taking language classes. Her goal was to attain fluency in speaking Tamil, ensuring that she could portray the character with utmost authenticity and perfection.
- During her college years, Ivana actively engaged in numerous dance competitions, showcasing her talent and passion for dancing. Instagram – Ivana
- She is an avid cyclist and can frequently be spotted riding bicycles on various occasions.
- Ivana has a deep appreciation for nature and thoroughly enjoys exploring various breathtaking natural locations. Her love for the outdoors leads her to discover and appreciate the beauty of different scenic spots. Instagram – Ivana
- At the age of 12, Ivana made her entry into the Malayalam film industry in the year 2012.
- Initially, Ivana aspired to become a Chartered Accountant but eventually found her calling in the field of acting. However, she maintains her desire to become a Chartered Accountant and intends to consider pursuing it in the future. New India Express
- Ivana is an Indian actress primarily known for her work in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. She has established herself as a notable presence in both industries.
- Before entering the Tamil film industry, Ivana adopted the stage name “Ivana” as her professional name. This name became her identity in the industry, distinguishing her from her previous name or any other aliases she may have used.
- Ivana has a twin brother as well as an elder sister.
- Ivana made her appearance in the film “Rani Padmini” (2015), where she portrayed the role of young Rani. In 2016, she played the character of Anu Raghu, the daughter of the main protagonist, in the film “Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.” In 2022, she was seen in the film “Bhayankaram,” portraying the character of Diya.
- Ivana marked her debut in the Tamil film industry in 2018 with the film “Naachiyaar,” where she portrayed the character of Kottaiarasi (Arasi). Her performance in the film received widespread acclaim, with several articles praising her pleasing and convincing expressions. India Today In addition to “Naachiyaar,” Ivana has appeared in other Tamil films such as “Hero” (2019), “Love Today” (2022), “Kalvan” (2023), “LGM” (2023), and “Complex” (2023).
- In the film “Love Today,” Ivana made her debut as a lead actress, portraying the character of Nikitha. This marked a significant milestone in her career as she stepped into the forefront of the film, showcasing her talent and ability to carry a prominent role.