Ivana (Actress) Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More



Ivana is an Indian actress, who mainly works in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. She is best known for the film Naachiyaar (2018), Hero (2019), and Love Today (2022).


Ivana was born Aleena Shaji on Friday, 25 February 2000 (age 23; as of 2023) in Aluva, Kerala, India. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Ivana childhood picture

She did graduation in commerce from Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology, Kerala.

Ivana during her college days

Ivana is her stage name which she got before entering into the Tamil film industry.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 55 kgs

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-36


She belongs to a Malayali family.

Parents & Siblings

Her father’s name is Cherain Shaji. She has a twin brother and an elder sister. Her sister’s name is Laya Shaji and her twin brother’s name is Leo Shaji.

Ivana with her twin brother Leo and elder sister Laya

Ivana with her family (left to right; brother Leo, father, brother-in-law, sister Laya, and mother)

Husband & Children

Ivana is unmarried.




Ivana made a debut in the Malayalam film industry as a child actress by working in the action thriller film Masters (2012).

Masters (2012)

After this, she appeared in the film Rani Padmini (2015) in which she played the role of young Rani.

In 2016, she played the role of Anu Raghu, the daughter of the lead character in the film Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. In 2022, she appeared in the film Bhayankaram. She played the role of Diya in the film.


In 2018, she made a debut in the Tamil film industry by playing the role of Kottaiarasi (Arasi) in the film Naachiyaar (2018).

Naachiyaar (2018)

Her performance in the film was highly appreciated and many articles were printed stating that “Ivana’s expressions are pleasing and pretty convincing.” Her other Tamil films include Hero (2019), Love Today (2022), Kalvan (2023), LGM (2023), and Complex (2023).

In the film Love Today, she made a debut as a lead role by playing the role of Nikitha.

Love Today (2022)


Ivana made a debut in the Telugu film industry with the film Selfish (2023).

Selfish (2023)

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Best Debut Actress, Bofta Galatta Debut Awards, Naachiyaar (2019)

    Ivana on winning Bofta Galatta Award for Tamil film Naachiyaar



  • The director Bala of the Tamil film industry read an article about the Malayalam film Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016) in the newspaper and decided to cast Ivana in his Tamil film Naachiyaar (2018). That’s how Ivana got the chance to enter into the Tamil film industry.
  • The actress Ivana changed her real name from Aleena Shaji to Ivana at the request of the Tamil director Bala who wanted to cast her in the Tamil film Naachiyaar (2018). Bala wanted her to choose a name that would be easier for the Tamil audiences to pronounce and then she choose Ivana.
  • To bring perfection to her role of Kottaiarasi (Arasi) in the Tamil film Naachiyaar (2018), she undertook Tamil classes to bring fluency in speaking Tamil.
  • When Ivana was in college, she used to participate in several dance competitions.
  • She is a cyclist and is often seen riding the bicycles on different occasions.
  • Ivana is an avid follower of Lord Vishnu.
  • Ivana is a nature lover and she loves to explore several beautiful natural places.
  • She entered the Malayalam film industry in 2012 when she was just 12 years old.
  • Ivana wanted to be a Chartered Accountant but later on, got into the field of acting. She says that she still wants to be a Chartered Accountant and will think of pursuing it someday.