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Nayanthara & Vignesh Shivan: A Relationship Timeline

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After dating for over six years, celebrated South Indian couple Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan have finally tied the knot on June 9th. From striking a friendship on film sets to navigating years of rumors, here's how those six years went by for the actor-director pair.

First Meeting On Set (2015)

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Vignesh and Nayanthara first met during the script narration of Naanum Rowdy Dhan, the former's 2nd director-writer effort. During the press meet, actor Mansoor Ali Khan, commented that Vignesh and Nayanthara ended up talking for hours on the film's sets - something the director casually laughed off.

Announcing Their Relationship (2017)

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The film went on to become a radical success. Two years later in 2016, the pair decided to go public by appearing as a couple at the 2016 SIIMA awards in Singapore. Both won awards for their efforts, and thanked each other affectionately in their speeches. While Vignesh thanked Nayanthara for 'coming to the script reading and falling in love', she in turn asked for her award to be presented by Vignesh - resulting in massive cheers from the crowd.

The Dating Years (2017-2021)

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For the next few years, both celebrities enjoyed their status as a public couple. This involved several shared photos on Instagram and paparazzi shots across a four-year period. During this time, the two reunited on set for Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal in 2020.

Engagement (2021)

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On March 25, 2021, Vignesh uploaded a photo of the couple in which Nayanthara was spotted wearing what looked like an engagement ring. While the couple didn't answer any forward questions, the actor confirmed their engagement while promoting Netrikann that August. 

The Wedding (2022)

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According to Vignesh, the couple originally wanted to get married at a temple in Tirupati, but settled for a resort at Mahabalipuram in Chennai due to logistics issues. The pair formally announced the wedding on June 7th, soon after inviting Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin. After hosting an intimate family ceremony on the 9th, the pair will be following up with a party in Chennai for industry friends and colleagues. Nayanthara and Vignesh will address the media as husband and wife on 11th June.