Shriya Saran

Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award for Chatrapathi 2005, Filmfare Best Hindi Female Debut Award for Awaarapan 2007
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Shriya Saran
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Real/Other Names:: Shriya Saran
Date of Birth:: September 11, 1982(Age-28)
Place of Birth:: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Family and Relations

Father: Pushpendra Saran
Mother: Neeraja Saran
Elder Brother(s): Abhiroop Saran

Mini Biography

Early career:

Shriya's first opportunity to appear in front of the camera came whilst she studied her second year at the LSR College in Delhi, which she quit to participate for the shoot. Saran's first screen appearance was in the music video of Tirakthi Kyon Hawa by Reenu Nathan, which she was given a chance to perform in by her dance teacher who had recommended her. The video shot at Banaras gave her fame, prompting Ramoji Films to offer her the lead role of Neha in their film Ishtamstarring and directed by newcomers. Saran despite wanting to only tryone film eventually catapulted to fame. Before the release of Ishtam, Saran signed three mega-budget films; Santosham, Nuvve Nuvve and Tagore with the industry's top heroes, Nagarjuna, Tarun and Chiranjeevi respectively.

Film career:
Shriya started her movie acting career with the Telugu film Ishtam (2001), produced by Usha Kiran Movies. This first film didn't fare too well at the box office, but she was noticed by many Telugu producers and directors. Soon she signed for Nagarjuna's Santosham(2002), which was a major hit and she didn't have to turn back sincethen. She was very lucky to get the most coveted chance to act oppositenone other than Chiranjeevi at a very early point in her career. After the huge success of Tagoreshe became one of the top actresses of the south Indian film industry.Her later movies, such as Nuvve Nuvve and Bhageeratha, earned her manyaccolades. She had one of the biggest hits in her career with Chatrapati opposite Prabhas. Shriya is also endorses for large brands like LUX and Head&Shoulders.
She made her Tamil movie debut in Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003), cast along with Telugu actor Tarun, Trisha Krishnan. The film was an average hit at box-office, but it was more importantly a musical hit due to music composed by A. R. Rahman. She had plenty of glamorous roles lined up for her in Tamil, but instead continued with Tollywood for a year. She has made her comeback in Kollywood through the film Mazhai with Jayam Ravi. The movie did well at the box-office. She beat other top actresses for the much coveted role with Rajinikanth in Shankar's Sivaji: The Boss which is the most expensive Indian film till date after Dasavatharam.citation needed Most recently she appeared opposite Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan, and currently filming with Vikram in Kanthaswamy.

Personal life:

As a kid, Saran claims to have "pooled her pocket money that she wasgiven over a period of time and give it to a blind school". When Shriyawas 17, her family moved to Delhi because she was passionate to learn kathak from eminent guru, Shovana Narayan.

In January 2008, a Hindu organisation based in Chennai lodged a police complaint against Saran, objecting to the outfit worn by her during the 175th day celebration of her film, Sivaji. In a complaint, the Hindu Makkal Katchi(HMK) alleged that Shriya's outfit had 'offended Hindu culture,'. Thecomplaint was officially taken in by the police and is currently underinvestigation. Shriya is the fourth actor, after Kushboo Sundar, Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sento face the fire of political parties and organisations in recenttimes. Shriya then tendered an unconditional apology for wearinginappropriate skimpy attire.

Photo Gallery

Shriya Saran Gallery
Shriya Saran Gallery
Shriya Saran at IIFA 2016
Shriya Saran at IIFA 2016
Shriya Saran at SIIMA Awards 2015
Shriya Saran at SIIMA Awards 2015
Shriya Ramp Walk at LFW Winter Festive 2014
Shriya Ramp Walk at LFW Winter Festive 2014