Name: Shriya Saran
Screen Name: Shriya
Born: Sep 11, 1982
Birth Place: Dehradun
Height: 5' 6''
Mother Tongue: Hindi
Marital status: Single
Father: Pushpendra Saran(works in BHEL)
Mother: Neeraja Saran(teacher)
Languages Known: Hindi, English
Education: School- Delhi Public school
College- B.A(lit) from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi
Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Reading books & chatting
Food: Roti, Chapathi Favorite & Hyderabadi Biryani
Restaurant: Kebab-E-Baharat Taj
Attire: Saree & Punjabi Dress
Perfume: Poison & chanel 5
Actors: Rajinikant, Amitabh Bachhan & Shah Rukh Khan
Actress: Madhuri Dixit & Madhubala
Song: 'Mein Zindagi ka saath nibhana'
Books: 'Gone with the wind' & books of 'Jeffery Archer'
Favorite authors: Paulo Coelho & Brian Weiss
Likes: The sense of humour
Influential persons: Her mother & Her kathak guru (Sobha Narayanji)
Modeled in: 'Coke', 'Red Label Tea'
Music video: 'Chalti Kyon Hawa' by Renu Nathan and BMG produced that video
Best compliment: When her mother calls her 'darling'
Her opinion about Marriage: " I especially like the after love in an arranged marriage"
Negative roles: If the director asks for it she will do it
Brand Ambassador: 'Naandi'
Skin Care: By drinking lots of water and using only homemade creams
Future plans: To take life as it comes
Dream: To be a good actress and a great dancer
Telugu: 'Ishtam' with 'Charan'
Hindi: 'Shukriya' with 'Aftab'
Tamil: 'Maahai' with 'Jayam Ravi'
* Gets up early in the mornings
* Her childhood dream was to become a Kathak classical dancer
* She was brought up in Haridwar
* Has an elder brother who lives in Delhi
* Her mother is a chemistry teacher
* She has participated in street plays during her college days
SHRIYA ENTRY TO THE TELUGU FILM INDUSTRY:
Shriya who’s original name is Shriya Saran is from Dehradun. She is the daughter of NeerajaSaran and Pushpendra Saran. She is now settled in Mumbai. She was born on 11th September, 1982. She has completed her B.A and is a great Kathak dancer. Shriya is an actress in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is known for her glamorous and beautiful roles in movies.
Shriya Saran was born as second child to Neeranja and Pushpendra Saran. She was brought up in Ranipur, a small town in north India, a few miles from the holy city of Haridwar.Her father Pushpendra Saran works at Bharat Heavy Metal Works and her mother is a school teacher teaching chemistry. She has an elder brother Abhiroop, who recently got married. She has completed her schooling from DPS(Delhi Public School). She has done B.A. (Literature) from Lady Sri Ram College(LSR). She has a serious interest in classical dancing, and is an accomplished Kathak dancer. She trained dancing under the guidance of Shobha Narayan.She started her career as an aspiring model. This led to roles in advertisements and music albums.Shriya started her career as a model and which led to lot of advertisements and music albums. Shriya is the brand ambassador for large brands like Brookbond and Red Label Tea. And then she was noticed by movie director Sibi Malayil. Soon, she made her acting debut in his film Ishtam.
She started her acting career with the Telugu film ‘Ishtam’ (2001). Though the film didn’t fare well in the box-office, Telugu producers and directors noticed her potential. She got a big offer to act with Nagarjuna in the film ‘Santosham’ (2002), which turned out a major hit. The films that followed ‘Nuvve Nuvve’ and ‘Bhageeratha’ were also big hits. Next she did one of the biggest hits in her career ‘Chatrapati’ opposite Prabhas.
She made her Tamil movie debut in 'Enakku 20 Unakku 18' (2003), casted along with Telugu actor Tarun, Trisha Krishnan and Reema Sen. The film was a average hit at box-office, but it was more importantly a musical hit due to music composed by A. R. Rahman. Instead of accepting the numerous glamorous roles that came her way from Tamil, she went back to Tollywood where she acted with the top most stars such as Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, etc. 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'. She was supposed to act with Kamal Haasan in Dasavatharam. She has recently turned down offers of acting with the likes of Vijay and Vikram as she was bound to the agreement signed for Sivaji: The Boss.
In between she did couple of Hindi films ‘Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum’ opposite Arya Babbar and the supernatural thriller ‘Shukriya’ with Aaftab Shivdasani. Both did do well.
She has signed up with Vishesh Films by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt to act in 'Awarapan'. The director of the film is Mohit Suri of "Woh Lamhe" and "Zeher" fame, is one of the most sought after directors in the recent times.
* Shriya's father Pushpendra Saran works at Bharat Heavy Metal Works and her mother is a chemistry teacher.
* She has an elder brother Abhiroop, who recently got married.
* She has completed her schooling from DPS (Delhi Public School). She has done B.A. (Literature) from Lady Sri Ram College(LSR).
* She started her career as a model and this led to roles in advertisements and music albums.
* She spends a lot of time and energy on social causes and is the brand ambassador of "Naandi Foundation" and "SACH".
* She had one of the biggest hits in her career with Chatrapati opposite Prabhas.
* She was brought up in Ranipur, a small town in north India, a few miles from the holy city of Haridwar.
* Shriya started her movie acting career with the Telugu film Ishtam (2001)
* Director Shankar chose her among top heroines for the much coveted role with Rajinikanth in Sivaji: The Boss.
Year -- Film Role -- Language -- Other Notes
2001-- Ishtam -- Neha -- Telugu
2002-- Santosham-- Bhanu -- Telugu
Chennakeshava Reddy -- Preethi --Telugu
Nuvve Nuvve -- Anjali -- Telugu
2003 --Tujhe Meri Kasam -- Girija -- Hindi
Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu --Seeta Lakshmi -- Telugu
Tagore -- Devaki -- Telugu
Ela Cheppanu -- Priya -- Telugu
Ennaku 20 Unnaku 18 -- Reshma -- Tamil
2004 -- Nenunnanu Anu -- Telugu
Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum -- Rani -- Hindi
Arjun -- Roopa -- Telugu
Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart Sanam-- Hindi
2005 -- Balu ABCDEFG Anu -- Telugu
Naa Alludu -- Meghana -- Telugu
Sadaa Mee Sevalo -- Kanthi -- Telugu
Soggadu -- Shriya -- Telugu Cameo appearance
Subhash Chandra Bose -- Svarajyam -- Telugu
Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu -- Satyabhama -- Telugu
Mazhai -- Shailaja -- Tamil
Chatrapathi -- Neelu -- Telugu -- Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award
Bhageeratha -- Shweta -- Telugu
Bommalata -- Swathi -- Telugu Cameo appearance
2006 -- Devadasu -- Herself Telugu Special appearance
Game -- Telugu -- Special appearance
Boss -- Sanjana -- Telugu -- Special appearance
Thiruvilayadal Arambam -- Priya -- Tamil
2007 -- Munna -- Dancer in the bar -- Telugu Item number in song
Arasu Ankita -- Kannada -- Cameo appearance
Sivaji:-- The Boss -- Tamizhselvi Tamil
Awaarapan Aaliya -- Hindi Nominated,-- Filmfare Best Hindi Female Debut Award
Tulasi -- Telugu -- Special appearance
Azhagiya -- Tamil Magan Abinaya Tamil
2008 -- Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Pidariatha -- Tamil Special appearance
Mission Istanbul Anjali Sagar Hindi Winner,-- Stardust Exciting New Face Award
The Other End of the Line Priya Sethi English
2009 -- Ek - The Power of One Preet Hindi
Thoranai -- Indhu -- Tamil
Kanthaswamy -- Subbalakshmi -- Tamil
Cooking with Stella -- Tannu -- English
Jaggubhai Nikki -- Tamil -- Filming
2009 -- Kutty -- Geetha -- Tamil Filming
Pokkiri Raja -- Malayalam -- Filming
Chikku Bukku -- Tamil -- Filming