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Shriya Saran is a Actor Indian born on 11 september 1982 at Uttarakhand (Inde)

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran
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Birth name Shriya Pushpendra Saran
Nationality Inde
Birth 11 september 1982 (36 years) at Uttarakhand (Inde)

Shriya Saran ([ʂrɪjaː saːɽɳ]; born 11 September 1982), also known by the mononym Shriya, is an Indian film actress, model and presenter. She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi language films, as well as a few films in English, Malayalam and Kannada.

Saran was born in Dehradun and spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. In 2001, her dance master gave her the opportunity to appear in Renoo Nathan's debut music video "Thirakti Kyun Hawa", which brought Saran to the attention of many Indian filmmakers.

Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she was rather offered a leading role. Thus, Saran made her film debut 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 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 established her as one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industries. In 2012, she was cast in the British-Canadian film Midnight's Children under the direction of Deepa Mehta, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, for which she received international critical acclaim. She achieved further commercial success by starring in films such as Pavitra (2013) and Chandra (2013). In 2014, Shriya Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, which she received accolades for her performance.

In addition to her work in films, Saran has been the brand ambassador for several brands across India, endorsing beauty and health products. Among other philanthropic activities, she has volunteered for a number of charity organizations, and in 2011 she opened a spa employing exclusively visually challenged people. She also was the brand ambassador Celebrity Cricket League for its two first seasons.

Biography

Saran is very reluctant to talk about her private life, and usually denies that reported linkups are romantic in nature. She is Hindu.

Saran is well known for her charity work. She describes herself as someone used to "sharing time and resources with the underprivileged since childhood." She says that "celebrities can show the way by sensitising people to social issues, campaigning for causes or being part of fund-raisers." Her family has always encouraged her to think of the needy.

Saran is a brand ambassador for the Naandi Foundation, and for the Save A Child's Heart Foundation (SACH), which works for the benefit of poor children and people affected by natural calamities. She helps finance a Prevention of Aids foundation. In 2009, Saran joined with other eminent personalities to promote 'The Joy of Giving Week', to encourage people from all walks of life to engage in acts of giving. She regularly participates in carnivals and campaigns that associate with children benefits. She is associated with animal welfare and the Blue Cross of India. She is also associated with an NGO called World Vision that finds parents for deprived kids, and works for Apollo’s RDF to raise funds for underprivileged children.



Saran is a long time patron for the blind. In 2011, she opened a spa which exclusively employs the visually challenged. It is called Shree Spa, and is located in Mumbai. Saran has said "When I studied in DPS Mathura Road in Delhi, there was a school for blind exactly opposite to our school. I used to go there every week and spend time seeing how these students played cricket and did other things normally. That is what inspired me to do something for these people".

In January 2008, Saran was the subject of a controversy, when a Hindu organisation in Chennai lodged a police complaint against Saran, objecting to the outfit worn by her during the 175th day celebration of her film, Sivaji: The Boss. In a complaint, the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) alleged that Shriya's outfit had "offended Hindu culture". Shriya publicly apologised to Tamilians and Hindus, saying it was a mistake, and that she had "great respect for the tradition and culture of Tamil Nadu [...] I was shooting for a Hindi film in Thanjavur. I came to the function directly from the shooting, [...] I was unaware of the repercussions because of the attire I wore during the function."

On working in different regional film industries in India she has stated, "I don’t consider Kollywood or Bollywood as separate entities. For me, there’s only a single category, the Indian film industry, which is extremely rich owing to its diverse genres and languages." She is fluent in Hindi, English, and can understand Tamil and Telugu well. On 19 January 2013, she quit Twitter due to derogatory comments from her followers. However, she rejoined Twitter with a new account on 27 January 2015.

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Brahmanandam
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Sunil
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M. S. Narayana
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shriya Saran (72 films)

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Gopala Gopala, 2h33
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran, Mithun Chakraborty, Posani Krishna Murali, Ashish Vidyarthi
Roles Meenakshi
Rating74% 3.7475853.7475853.7475853.7475853.747585
Kanneganti Gopala Rao is an atheist who owns a shop selling Hindu idols alongside his wife Meenakshi and son Moksha as well as his assistant Otthu. He obstructs a holy ritual involving his family, conducted by Siddheswar Maharaj, a fake godman. A sudden earthquake destroys his shop.
Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu
Actors Uday Kiran, Shriya Saran, Krishnam Raju, Suman, Sujatha, Meena
Rating49% 2.4531652.4531652.4531652.4531652.453165
Raghavaiah (Krishnam Raju), a rich industrialist has a daughter (Meena Kumari). Raghavaiah helps Prasad (Suman) who was the son of Raghavaiah's deceased employee by funding his studies. Prasad falls in love with Raghavaiah's daughter and elopes with her to London and settles there. They have a daughter called Seetu alias Seeta Lakshmi.
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 Rama Lakshmi / Anjali
Rating80% 4.0472754.0472754.0472754.0472754.047275
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.
Pavitra
Pavitra (2013)
, 2h9
Actors Shriya Saran, Roja, Tanikella Bharani, Sai Kumar, Ravi Babu Tammareddy, Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam (AVS)
Roles Pavitra

The girl on its wishes goes to mumbai and falls in love with himesh,but himesh cheats on her and breaks up with her.She with broken heart goes alone on her path sleeping with any man and any boy.She then decides to take her revenge on himesh.
Zila Ghaziabad, 2h23
Directed by Anand Kumar
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vivek Oberoi, Minissha Lamba, Charmi Kaur, Ravi Kishan
Roles Special Appearance in "Chhamia No 1" Song
Rating36% 1.8181351.8181351.8181351.8181351.818135
Chandra
Chandra (2013)

Genres Fantasy, Musical
Actors Shriya Saran, Prem Kumar, Ganesh Venkatram, Vijayakumar, Vivek, Girish Karnad
Roles Maharani Ammanmani Chandravathy
Rating54% 2.7388252.7388252.7388252.7388252.738825
The story revolves around Chandramathi (Shriya Saran), a princess, and Chandrahasa (Prem Kumar (actor))a music teacher. The duo falls in love with each other. But the princess is engaged to Arya (Ganesh Venkatraman), settled in the US, against her wishes. She is not at all impressed by the US culture and tries to contact Chandrahasa to express her feelings. In another development, Chandrahasa promises his father that he would forget Chandramathi and allow her to marry Arya. But on the wedding day, the story takes a dramatic turn which ends on a happy note.
Gali Gali Chor Hai
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse, Annu Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery
Roles Nisha
Rating52% 2.608472.608472.608472.608472.60847
Part-time 'Hanuman' at the local 'Ramleela', but full-time cashier at the bank – that's Bharat, an 'Aam Aadmi'. He resides in the heart of Bhopal, with Nisha, a school teacher and his loving and caring, but doubting wife, who is concerned more about her husband's promotion from cashier to manager rather than his flying tricks onstage. Bharat's father, Shivnarayan, an old-timer who values freedom and hopes to see his country corruption-free someday, completes the small and happy family. However, there's also an uninvited houseguest in Bharat's household; Amita, a young, beautiful girl who works at a call center and often likes to hitch a ride with Bharat on his scooter, when he is not busy dropping his wife to her school.
Life Is Beautiful, 2h47
Directed by Sekhar Kammula
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Shriya Saran, Anjala Zaveri, Amala Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Abijeet Duddala, Surekha Vani
Roles Parvati
Rating63% 3.199433.199433.199433.199433.19943
Srinu (Abhijeet Duddala) is a degree student who has two sisters, Satya (Rashmi Shastry) and Chinni (Kavya). Srinu’s widowed mother (Amala) asks her children to move to their uncle’s house in Hyderabad as she got a job transfer. Amma promises to Chinni that she will return in exactly 1-year. The area in which Srinu’s uncle lives is divided into two areas: the luxurious Gold-phase and the lower class B-phase. Srinu’s uncle lives in B-phase along with Srinu’s Aunt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, grandfather and grandmother.
Midnight's Children, 2h28
Directed by Deepa Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Siddharth, Ronit Roy
Roles Parvati
Rating61% 3.0982853.0982853.0982853.0982853.098285
L'histoire de deux enfants nés au moment de l'indépendance de l'Inde en 1947.
Casanovva
Casanovva (2012)
, 2h49
Directed by Rosshan Andrrews
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Mohanlal, Shriya Saran, Raai Laxmi, Jagathy Sreekumar, Roma Asrani, Sanjjanaa
Roles Sameera Zacharia
Rating36% 1.8311451.8311451.8311451.8311451.831145
The film is about Casanovva, a serial womaniser. Casanovva is the owner of Casanovva’s Eternal Spring, an international chain of flower boutiques. He has at his beck and call a faithful array of female followers including his staff, friends and former girlfriends, who will do anything for him. The film starts with a robbery carried out by the four criminals and they decided their next target in a wedding hall. They entered the wedding place as Casonnovva's (Mohanlal) guests. Cassonovva recognises them but allows them to attend the marriage function keeping some plan in his mind. The young criminals ( Alexi, Salim, Arjun, Kiran ) took some photos of their targeted rich persons and collect their details. Casanovva watches this all and does not respond at the spot. The next day was the wedding ceremony. Casanovva, with the aid of his friend in a TV channel (without revealing his plan), planned for a live telecast program to capture the young criminal's robbery. But unfortunately, the wedding was postponed due to some unexpected reasons. Thus the robbers pulled off from their plan. But within this time the TV channel peoples came and ready for the telecast. Suddenly Casanovva got an idea and announced a new live romance reality show through the channel named FALL IN LOVE. Then he created some plans to made the two peoples in the robbery gang to fall in love with Hanna (Lakshmi Rai) and Ann Mary (Roma) and telecast their love scenes using hidden cameras through the live reality show FALL IN LOVE. Hanna loves one of the young robber by hearing the words of Casonovva, who was her boss. The four robbers tried to steal a sword, but casanovva (wearing a mask in face) interrupts them and took the sword from them. By this time, the TV show became popular and cause some problems to Ann Mary, the robbers and even Hanna. Hanna asks his boss, Casanovva what his plan was. At the moment, Casanovva reveals his flashback to Hanna.
Nuvva Nena
Nuvva Nena (2012)
, 2h7
Actors Shriya Saran, Allari Naresh, Sharwanand Myneni, Vimala Raman, Brahmanandam, Ali
Roles Nandhini

Avinash (Allari Naresh) is a small time crook who creates havoc in the town of Amalapuram along with his friend Ali (Ali). After a big robbery, they escape to Hyderabad along with 60 lakhs in cash. Unexpectedly, Avinash comes across the gorgeous Dr. Nandini (Shriya Saran), and it is love at first sight for him. He sets about trying to get closer to Nandini and starts hatching plans to that effect. Into this scenario enters Anand (Sharvanand) who is an extremely timid guy. Anand is extremely frightened about very minor things and his father takes him to Dr. Nandini for treatment. As Nandini sets about curing Anand’s problem, he too falls for her.
Saguni
Saguni (2012)
, 2h31
Directed by Shankar Dayal. N
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Karthi, Shriya Saran, Pranitha Subhash, Santhanam, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao
Rating43% 2.1712752.1712752.1712752.1712752.171275
The film starts with the demise of CM (Satyamoorthy), a political plot produced by Boopathi(Prakash Raj), thereby starting the film on serious note. Then, we are introduced to Kamala Kannan (Karthi), who tells his story to the auto driver AppaDurai alias Rajini (Santhanam). AppaDurai assumes that Kamala Kannan is rich and drives him around the city to be profited for him.
Rajapattai
Rajapattai (2011)
, 2h3
Directed by Suseenthiran
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K. Viswanath, Pradeep Rawat, Avinash, Mayilsamy
Roles special appearance
Rating32% 1.637061.637061.637061.637061.63706
'Anal' Murugan (Vikram) a gym boy who dreams of becoming a successful villain in films lives along with Thambi Ramaiah and his gym co-boys. He bumps into an old man Dakshinamoorthy (K. Vishwanath) who is under pressure from his son Chidambaram (Avinash) to sell his orphanage to a scheming lady politician Ranganayaki (Sana) who is majorly into land grabbing along with her hatchet man 'Vaappa' Abdul Kadhir (Pradeep Rawat). Murugan eventually falls in love with Dharshini (Deeksha Seth). The one-man army Murugan becomes the Dakshinamoorthy’s saviour as Ranganayaki and her men are after them. How Murugan single-handedly fights the powerful politician and brings them to light forms the rest of the story.
Rowthiram
Rowthiram (2011)
, 2h41
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Jiiva, Shriya Saran, Prakash Raj, V. Jayaprakash, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Babu Antony
Roles Priya
Rating48% 2.403962.403962.403962.403962.40396
The film starts in the 1980s. A young Shiva (Jiiva) is trained in the ancient Indian martial art Kalarippayattu by his grandfather (Prakash Raj) to be bold and brave and fight against all odds, especially all that's evil. Shiva grows up with his grandfather's words as his Bhagavad Gita.
Velayudham
Velayudham (2011)
, 2h46
Directed by M. Raja
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Vijay, Abhimanyu Singh, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani, Saranya Mohan, Vineet Kumar
Rating63% 3.1996753.1996753.1996753.1996753.199675
A young journalist Bharathi (Genelia D'Souza), along with two of her friends, investigate a series of terrorist attacks which have taken place in Chennai and also illegal activities like women trafficking. When they are caught video-recording illicit activities happening in a secluded house one night by a group of thugs, they attempt to flee from them. While Bharathi's friends are killed, Bharathi manages to escape despite being stabbed by one of the thugs. But after the attack on Bharathi and her friends, the thugs' vehicle explodes due to a small mishap when a matchstick falls over petrol packets stored in the vehicle, killing all the thugs. Bharathi comes up with a new idea to eradicate society's evils by creating and propagating a fictional character called "Velayudham" who wants to clean up the city of terrorism and other illegal activities.