March 24, 2013

Vijay Kumar

Shriya Saran Biography

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.

Early Life

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
Name:Shriya Saran
Date of birth:September 11, 1982
Birth of Place:Haridwar
Mother Tongue:Hindi
School Days:Delhi Public school
College Days:B.A(lit) from L.S.R. College, Delhi
Father:Pushpendra Saran(works in BHEL)
Mother:Neeraja Saran(Teacher)
Brother:Abhiroop Saran (Elder)
First Film:Ishtam
First Hero:Charan
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
Favourite Food:Chapathi
Favourite Attire:Saree
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.
Marital Status:Single


2002Chennakeshava ReddyPreethiTelugu
2002Nuvve NuvveAnjaliTelugu
2003Tujhe Meri KasamGirijaHindi
2003Neeku Nenu Naaku NuvvuSeeta LakshmiTelugu
2003Ela CheppanuPriyaTelugu
2003Enakku 20 Unakku 18ReshmaTamil
2003Nee Manasu Naaku TelusuReshmaTelugu
2004Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda HumRaniHindi
2004Shukriya: Till Death Do Us ApartSanamHindi
2005Balu ABCDEFGAnuTelugu
2005Naa AlluduMeghanaTelugu
2005Sadaa Mee SevaloKanthiTelugu
2005SoggaduShriyaTeluguSpecial appearance
2005Subhash Chandra BoseSvarajyamTelugu
2005Mogudu Pellam O DongoduSatyabhamaTelugu
2005ChatrapathiNeeluTeluguNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
2005BommalataSwathiTeluguSpecial appearance
2006BaabulHindiSpecial appearance in title track
2006DevadasuShriyaTeluguSpecial appearance
2006GameTeluguSpecial appearance
2006Boss, I Love YouSanjanaTeluguSpecial appearance
2006Thiruvilayadal ArambamPriyaTamil
2007MunnaDancer in the barTeluguSpecial appearance
2007ArasuAnkitaKannadaSpecial appearance
2007Sivaji: The BossThamizhselviTamil
2007TulasiDancer in clubTeluguSpecial appearance
2007Azhagiya Tamil MaganAbinayaTamil
2008Indiralohathil Na AzhagappanPidariathaTamilSpecial appearance
2008Mission IstanbulAnjali SagarHindi
2008The Other End of the LinePriya SethiEnglish
2009Ek - The Power of OnePreetHindi
2009Cooking with StellaTannuEnglish
2010JaggubhaiMonisha JagannathanTamil
2010Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat KeHindiSpecial appearance
2010Pokkiri RajaAswathyMalayalam
2010Don SeenuDeeptiTelugu
2010PuliDancer in CasinoTeluguSpecial appearance
2010UthamaputhiranKalpanaTamilSpecial appearance
2010Chikku BukkuAnuTamil
2011RajapattaiHerselfTamilSpecial appearance
2012CasanovvaSameera ZachariaMalayalam
2012Gali Gali Mein Chor HaiNishaHindi
2012Nuvva NenaDr NandiniTelugu
2012Life is BeautifulParuTelugu
2013Midnight's ChildrenParvatiEnglish
2013Zilla GhaziabadHindiSpecial appearance
2013ChandraMaharani Ammanmani ChandravathyTamil
2013ManamTeluguPre -Production

  • 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".

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