Birthdate: 11 September 1982
Birth Place: Ranipur , Uttarakhand, India.
Height in feet: 5 feet 6 Inches
Eye Color: Brown
Sun Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Model, Tollywood Actress
Marital Status: Single
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Shriya Saran one of the reigning queens of South Indian cinema, her face transforming from innocence to glamorous with remarkable ease. Language is no barrier to this actress as she continues to take on roles in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English films.
She studied at the Delhi Public School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literaturea from Lady Sri Ram College. She is also a Kathak dancer and trained under Shobha Narayan.
Her mother is Neeraja Saran, a school teacher in Delhi Public School, Ranipur and her father is Pushpendra Saran,worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. She has an older brother Abhiroop Saran, grew up in Ranipur.
She started out as a model, appearing in several commercials like Brookbond, Red Label, Lux and Head & Shoulders. She was also a part of music videos like Tirakthi Kyun Hawa by Reenu Nathan which was shot in Banaras. Shriya broke into movies with a Telugu movie Ishtam in 2001. Though the movie was not a success, the industry noticed her. This was followed by the 2002 film Santosham with Nagarjuna, which did extremely well.
The other two films released the same year Nuvve Nuvve and Chennakeshava Reddy also did well. She got the opportunity to work with some of the major stars and came out with several hits like Tagore (2003) and Chatrapati (2005). Her Tamil films like Ennaku 20 Unnaku 18 in 2003, Mazhai in 2005 were good performers at the box office. In 2007,
She starred in Azhagiya Tamil Magan and she was cast opposite Rajnikanth in Shivaji: The Boss that was one of the biggest films ever made in India,
1. South Scope Style Award – Best Tamil Actress in 2008 for Sivaji: The Boss.
2. Stardust Exciting New Face Award in 2009 for Mission Istaanbul.
3. Amrita Mathrubhumi Award for Best Actress in 2010 for Kanthaswamy and Thoranai.
4. ITFA Best Actress Award in 2011 for Rowthiram.