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Saranya is a Actor and Director Indian born on 26 april 1970

Saranya

Saranya
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Nationality Inde
Birth 26 april 1970 (49 years)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

Saranya Ponvannan is an Indian film actress who has predominantly appeared in Tamil language films. Saranya made her debut in a lead role in Mani Ratnam's Nayagan and went on to play lead roles in a few films during the late 1980s. Following an eight-year sabbatical, she returned to feature films as a character artiste, playing supporting roles, particularly playing mother characters to lead artists. For her performances in films including Raam (2005), Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005), Em Magan (2006) and Kalavani (2010), she has received notable critical praise and several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress, while her performance in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru fetched her the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2011.

Biography

Saranya is the daughter of Malayalam film director A. B. Raj. She is married to fellow actor, Ponvannan.

Usually with

Nassar
Nassar
(17 films)
Ilavarasu
Ilavarasu
(10 films)
Prabhu
Prabhu
(8 films)
Santhanam
Santhanam
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Saranya (88 films)

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Actress

Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, 2h36
Directed by S. R. Prabhakaran
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayantara, Chaya Singh, Santhanam, Saranya, Sunder Ramu
Roles Yasothammal
Rating46% 2.3368852.3368852.3368852.3368852.336885
The film opens with a prologue, in which a person is being taken to a hospital and the doctor later reporting that the person's condition will be known only after sometime. The scene then shifts a few months back.
Naan Sigappu Manithan, 2h28
Directed by Thiru
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Vishal, Lakshmi Menon, Iniya, Saranya, V. Jayaprakash, Sunder Ramu
Roles Sumathi
Rating65% 3.295273.295273.295273.295273.29527
In the middle of the night, Indhiran (Vishal), accompanied by his two friends, Sathish (Jagan) and Karuna (Sunder Ramu), purchases a gun illegally from a local gangster. Back home, Indhiran stares at his wishlist and recalls his past.
Velaiyilla Pattathari, 2h13
Directed by Velraj
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Amala Paul, Dhanush, Samuthirakani, Vivek, Saranya, Sathish
Roles Bhuvana
Rating77% 3.895423.895423.895423.895423.89542
Raghuvaran is a graduate in Civil Engineering, but has been unemployed for four years. He is adamant about working in a job related to his field only and is unwilling to accept any other profession. He often comes into conflict with his father, who considers him irresponsible. His younger brother, Karthik, works in an IT company, earning well and, evidently, his father's approval. Raghuvaran's mother, Bhuvana, however, supports him. Raghuvaran falls for his neighbour's daughter, Shalini who hates him initially, but warms up to him after hearing about the difficulties he is facing and eventually reciprocates his love.
Manam
Manam (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Vikram Kumar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Shriya Saran, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Brahmanandam
Roles Seetha's mother
Rating80% 4.047274.047274.047274.047274.04727
Radha Mohan and Krishna Veni are a couple leading a miserable marital life due to several misunderstandings and decide to apply for divorce. They die on 14 February 1983 at 10:20 AM near a clock tower on their way to the lawyer's office. Their son, Nageswara Rao, becomes a rich and influential businessman and happens to come across his parents' lookalikes, Nagarjuna and Priya. After befriending them, Rao decides to re-establish them as a couple but is shocked when Nagarjuna introduces his lover, Prema. Rao manages to dissolve the relationship with the help of his personal adviser, Girish Karnad. Unaware of this, Nagarjuna swears not to fall in love with anyone. At the same clock tower, Rao meets Dr. Anjali and falls in love with her at first sight. He helps her in admitting an injured old man to a nearby hospital and donates his blood. The injured man, Chaitanya, is shocked upon seeing the pair as they resemble his deceased parents, Seetharamudu and Ramalakshmi.
Naan Than Bala
Directed by R. Kannan
Genres Drama
Actors Vivek, Mayilsamy, Nassar, Ganja Karuppu, Thennavan, Saranya
Rating52% 2.619922.619922.619922.619922.61992
Bala (Vivek), a poor priest lives in an agraharam in Kumbakonam, looking after his aged parents and performing puja at a Perumal temple. Circumstances force him to accept help from a hired killer Poochi (Venkatraj) to save his father from a jail sentence.But life takes an unfortunate turn for Bala. Unable to bear the taunts of the neighbours, Bala’s parents commit suicide. Bala is forced to leave the agraharam.He begins a new life with his friend Poochi in Kancheepuram.Vaishali (Swetha), a young Sourashtrian who sells poli on the streets, comes into his life. Soon they get engaged.Meanwhile a close friendship develops between Bala and Poochi. When Bala learns of Poochi’s true identity. The police and the family is one of the victims are desperate to hunt down Poochi.
Vatthikuchi
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Anjali, Dileepan, Sampath Raj, V. Jayaprakash, Saranya, Jagan
Roles Sakthi's mother
Rating62% 3.14873.14873.14873.14873.1487
De nos jours, en Inde comme partout ailleurs, les crimes sont préparés et perpétrés en toute impunité, en plein jour et au milieu de la foule. Shakhti, un chauffeur de taxi serviable et insouciant, se retrouve mêlé malgré lui à de sombres histoires et s'attire les foudres de trois hommes : un bijoutier véreux, un agent en assurances et un caïd déchu. Tous trois ont juré sa mort. Mais le jeune homme, ne se doutant de rien, poursuit son rêve : gagner le coeur de Leena, sa charmante voisine.
Naiyaandi
Naiyaandi (2013)
, 2h38
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Dhanush, Nazriya Nazim, Saranya, Vamsi Krishna, Soori, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Rating28% 1.4200951.4200951.4200951.4200951.420095
This story begins with Chinna Vandu's (Dhanush) brothers Paranjothi and Paranthavan (Sriman and Sathyan) who are not yet married, despite their old age. Chinna Vandu, who studied in his uncle's son home, falls in love with Vanaroja (Nazriya Nazim) who comes there to visit her Grandma (Sachu) and see the village festival. Chinna Vandu finds many ways to make Vanaroja to fall in love such as making her laugh, but she still does not fall in love with Chinna Vandu. During the village festival, Vanaroja's ring goes missing, so her father Poongavanam (Aadukalam Naren) comes there and tells everyone to find the ring for a reward of 1 lakh. Only Chinna Vandu finds it in front of Vanaroja, but he gives the ring to a poor lady to claim the prize, as Vanaroja does not like him. Seeing this, Vanaroja falls in love with him. Chinna Vandu makes a challenge to himself: to know whether Vanaroja's in love or not. He gets to know that Vanaroja is also in love with him.
All in All Azhagu Raja, 2h42
Directed by M. Rajesh
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Karthi, Kajal Agarwal, Santhanam, Prabhu, Radhika Apte, Saranya
Rating27% 1.392971.392971.392971.392971.39297
Azhagu Raja (Karthik), is the only son of the Muthukrishnan family. He owns an unpopular cable channel called "Triple A". The cable company has only two employees, Raja and Kalyanam (Santhanam). Nothing they do improves the company's fortunes. By chance, Raja meets Devi Priya (Kajal Aggarwal) when she is singing at a wedding. Her unusual voice irritates him and they argue. However, Priya eventually agrees that she cannot sing well. Priya says she fails at everything she tries, even suicide. As their friendship blossoms, Raja tells his father, Muthukrishnan, about Priya which triggers a memory in Muthukrishnan. Raja steps into Muthukrishnan's 1980s world. Muthukrishnan once worked with Priya's grandfather, played by (Nassar), who insulted him. Muthukrishnan and Priya's father, Kandhaswamy reject Raja's marriage to Priya. Muthukrishnan and Kandhaswamy meet and realise is the reason for the problems of the families. raja and Priya then can marry.
Neerparavai, 2h17
Directed by Seenu Ramasamy
Actors Vishnu Vishal, Sunaina, Nandita Das, Saranya, Anupama Kumar, Samuthirakani
Roles Mary

The film is introduced when an old lady's (Nandita Das) son and daughter in law comes to stay on her house where she is solitary. Every often her son and her daughter in law notice that she goes to the beach prays in the garden every night. When they ask her why she is going to the beach she says that she is waiting for her husband to come. The son gets angry and says that you have been waiting for 25 years, he is not going to come. Whilst the mum goes to the beach the couple dig where she is praying and find a skeleton. They report to the police and the case is handled by Inspector Agnes (Varsha Ashwathi) who begins interrogating the old lady. The old lady tells her past.
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, 2h46
Directed by M. Rajesh
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hansika Motwani, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Santhanam, Saranya, Madhumitha, Sayaji Shinde
Roles Shenbagam Saravanan's mother
Rating61% 3.099643.099643.099643.099643.09964
One morning in his house, Saravanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) receives his ex-girlfriend, Meera's (Hansika Motwani) wedding invitation. He phones his friend Parthasarathy aka Partha (Santhanam) to come with his janvasa car. On his way to Pondicherry, Saravanan thinks of his flashback. He was a ruthless youth. One day in traffic, he sees Meera and falls for her on the site. He follows her to a cloth shop and also to her Air Hostess class. He sees her house and he and Partha goes to her house as Meera calls them. There, Meera threatens Saravanan by showing her dad's photo, who is a Deputy Commissioner. But still, Saravanan follows her and asks her to love him. Meera takes her to her dad's office and he asks Saravanan to stop following Meera. Meera tells Saravanan that she has some qualifications required by her lover like shaving regularly, dressing well, breaking his friendship with Partha, coming on time, etc. Saravanan tells this to Partha and Partha asks him if Meera or he is best for him. Saravanan tells Meera is more important to him than Partha and this causes a break between Saravanan's and Partha's friendship. Later, Saravanan joins the broken love of Partha and asks him to rejoin his love. Partha agrees and then they go to Mumbai, following Meera in a flight. There, Meera alas tells that she loves Saravanan. After some months, Meera calls Saravanan once, but he does not pick up the phone and tells Partha that Meera is not real love and it is all a drama. But he really tells this for fun. But Partha had accidentally switched on the phone while Saravanan told all these. Meera, mistaking him for intentionally misusing her, comes there and breaks their love. Now, at Pondicherry, during Meera's marriage, both Saravanan and Partha end up drunk and tell a small story, in a comical way describing the broken love of Saravanan and Meera. Just as the marriage is going to happen, Rajini Murugan (Arya) comes there with a pregnant girl and his wife (Andrea Jeremiah) and tells that Meera's groom has a girlfriend who is pregnant by him and that the girl Rajini Murugan is with, is that girl. The groom agrees his mistake and reunites with his old girlfriend. Saravanan and Partha walk off the Hall, just then Meera comes and hugs Saravanan, hence reuinting with him.
Thaandavam
Thaandavam (2012)
, 2h36
Directed by A. L. Vijay
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Vikram, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Raai Laxmi, Nassar
Roles Sivakumar's mother
Rating60% 3.049173.049173.049173.049173.04917
On 1 January 2010, a sudden bomb blast occurs in London, killing several people. The scene shifts to the same place after exactly a year, where a blind man Kenny Thomas (Vikram) lays flowers on the memorial and mourns someone's death during the bomb blast. He is then given some secret details by a mysterious woman. Kenny then takes a taxi driven by Satyan (Santhanam) who is a comical Tamil guy. He drops Kenny at a place and waits for him to return. But Kenny actually goes inside to kill someone. He kills him and throws him down. Seeing the corpse, Satyan flees. During this entire scene, Kenny is shown to produce a sound from his mouth, to find his way, which is later shown as echolocation. Later Kenny is shown to play piano in a local church, and he is blind he has so many people who care for him. In the meantime, Kenny carries out two more murders, taking the same taxi driven by the innocent Satyan, following instructions from the mysterious woman.
Chaarulatha
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families
Actors Priyaman, Saranya, Seetha, Aarthi, P. Ravi Shankar
Roles Charu and Latha's mother
Rating54% 2.7397052.7397052.7397052.7397052.739705
The story takes it off showing the conjoined twins Charu and Latha (both played by Priyamani). Charu and Latha lived in Vizag as one body and soul until Ravi (Skanda) comes into their lives. Ravi falls in love with one of the twins which creates differences between the two. Finally, their mother (Saranya) plans to separate their attached bodies through surgery and during which Latha dies. However, mysterious incidents take place as the dead twin seeks revenge on the other. Several twists take place in line as the story unfolds. She also sees the dead twin playing the violin they used to play in the past and the twin starts to come forward to reach her and disappears as Ravi touches Charu. Later, in the hospital, Ravi visits the twins' mother (Saranya) where she tries to tell Ravi something but is unable to do so. As the problems began to go down, Ravi again visits the twins' mother and she tells him something at the graveyard. Ravi goes to the cemetery, only to find that the real person who died was Charu and that Latha was impersonating Charu. Flashbacks reveal that after falling in love with Charu, Ravi comes to visit Charu finally as he was leaving town which makes Latha angry. Latha refuses to follow Charu to the balcony to see Ravi for the last time. Ravi leaves after giving a paper to the guard containing a picture of Charu, delighting Charu but leaves Latha outraged. Latha tears the picture angrily and this creates problem between the twins. Latha fights with Charu on the stairs and both of them fall from the stairs. In this, Charu dies and Latha calls her mother to help. After this, both of them are separated. In reality, after fighting with Ravi, she ties him up in chair and tells him the truth that she also loved him. Later, Charu burns the place to make Ravi escape and Latha stays inside there, refusing to leave unless Ravi tells that he, too, loves her. Latha's mother scolds and begs Ravi to save her only daughter. Ravi sacrifices his love to save Latha. The film ends with Ravi and Latha keeping flowers for Charu and Ravi sees Charu's soul smiling at him as Latha walks towards him.