Shriya Saran Biography
Shriya Saran (born 11 September 1982),also known by the mononym Shriya, is an Indian film actress and model. She has worked in several of the regional industries of Indian cinema, having acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malaya lam and Hindi language films, as well as a few films in English and Kannada. Saran made her film debit in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Santhosham (2002). She subsequently appeared in several more Telugu films, while making in-roads in the Hindi and Tamil film industries.
In 2007, Saran starred in Sivaji: The Boss, the highest grossing Tamil film at that time. She also gained critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan. In 2008, Saran played the lead role in her first English film, the American-Indian co-production The Other End of the Line. Her following projects included popular films such as Kanthaswamy (2009) in Tamil, and Pokkiri Raja (2010) in Malayalam, her roles in which have established her as one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industries.
Apart from her work in films, Saran has been the brand ambassador for several stores across India, endorsing beauty and health products. Among other activities, she has volunteered for a number of charity organisations, and in 2011 opened a spa employing visually challenged people.
Shriya Saran was born in the Dehradun / Haridwar region of Uttarakhand in Northern India to Pushpendra Saran and Neeraja Saran.Her father worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and her mother was a chemistry teacher in Delhi Public School, Ranipur in Haridwar and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi.Saran completed her schooling from both schools where her mother had taught.Her family lived in the small town of BHEL colony in Haridwar when she was growing up.She later studied at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature.Saran is an accomplished dancer. She was first trained as a child by her mother in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance, and later trained in Kathak style by Shovana Narayan.She was involved with many dance teams in college and with her teacher. They would incorporate social issues into their dance routines.She has an older brother named Abhiroop who lives in Mumbai.
Shriya Personal Profile
Date of birth:September 11, 1982
Birth of Place:Haridwar
School Days:Delhi Public school
College Days:B.A(lit) from L.S.R. College, Delhi
Father:Pushpendra Saran(works in BHEL)
Brother:Abhiroop Saran (Elder)
First Director:Vikram & Raj Kumar
First Producer:CH. Ramoji Rao
Influential persons:her mother and her kathak guru
Hobbies:Dancing and Swimming
Favourite Actors:Rajinikanth, Amitab Batchan, Sharuk Khan
Favourite Actress:Maduri Dixit, Madhubala
FavouritePerfume:Poison, chanel 5
FavouriteSong:'Mein Zindagi ka saath nibhana'
FavouriteBooks:'Gone with the wind' and books of 'Jeffery Archer'
languages Worked:Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, English
Skin Care:By drinking lots of water and using only homemade creams.
|2003||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Girija||Hindi|
|2003||Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu||Seeta Lakshmi||Telugu|
|2003||Enakku 20 Unakku 18||Reshma||Tamil|
|2003||Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu||Reshma||Telugu|
|2004||Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum||Rani||Hindi|
|2004||Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart||Sanam||Hindi|
|2005||Sadaa Mee Sevalo||Kanthi||Telugu|
|2005||Subhash Chandra Bose||Svarajyam||Telugu|
|2005||Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu||Satyabhama||Telugu|
|2005||Chatrapathi||Neelu||Telugu||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|2006||Baabul||Hindi||Special appearance in title track|
|2006||Boss, I Love You||Sanjana||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2007||Munna||Dancer in the bar||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2007||Sivaji: The Boss||Thamizhselvi||Tamil|
|2007||Tulasi||Dancer in club||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2007||Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Abinaya||Tamil|
|2008||Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan||Pidariatha||Tamil||Special appearance|
|2008||Mission Istanbul||Anjali Sagar||Hindi|
|2008||The Other End of the Line||Priya Sethi||English|
|2009||Ek - The Power of One||Preet||Hindi|
|2009||Cooking with Stella||Tannu||English|
|2010||Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2010||Puli||Dancer in Casino||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2012||Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai||Nisha||Hindi|
|2012||Nuvva Nena||Dr Nandini||Telugu|
|2012||Life is Beautiful||Paru||Telugu|
|2013||Zilla Ghaziabad||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2013||Chandra||Maharani Ammanmani Chandravathy||Tamil|
- 2008 – South Scope Style Award – Best Tamil Actress for Sivaji: The Boss
- 2009 – Stardust Exciting New Face Award for Mission Istanbul
- 2010 – Amrita Mathrubhumi Award for Best Actress for Kanthaswamy and Thoranai
- 2011 – ITFA Best Actress Award for Rowthiram
- 2003 – CineMAA Award for Best Actress for Santhosham
- 2006 – Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award for Chatrapathi
- 2008 – 53rd Filmfare Awards – Fresh Face of the Year Award
- 2008 – Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for Sivaji: The Boss
- 2008 – Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance for Awaarapan
- 2010 – Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for Kanthaswamy
- National honours and recognitions
- 2010 – T. Subbarami Reddy Lalitha Kala Parishath Awards for Contributions to Telugu Cinema
- 2010 – Featured in a poll conducted by Rediff about woman achievers in Indian entertainment, ranking her among the top actresses
- 2010 – Ranked thirteenth on The Times of India's list of "50 Most Desirable Women"
- 2011 – Ranked fifteenth on The Times of India's list of "50 Most Desirable Women".