Name: Shriya Saran
Born: 11th September 1982
Shriya Saran is an Indian film
actress. She began her career acting in music videos, while also attending an acting
studio to follow her dream to act. After her debut in 2001 with Ishtam, she gained
Telugu cinema's attention in 2002 by playing the role of Bhanu in Santhosham, her
first major hit. Following the film she appeared in several Telugu films with prominent
actors, whilst, also making in-roads in Bollywood as well as the Tamil film industry.
In 2007, Saran became a national figure after her performance alongside Rajinikanth
in Sivaji: The Boss, after which she has signed several Bollywood, Tamil and also
a Hollywood film.
Saran performs predominantly in leading heroine roles in high-budget and major
studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action
thrillers. Her most popular released films include Santhosham (2002), Tagore (2003),
Sivaji: The Boss (2007) and Azhagiya Tamil Magan (2007).
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 since then.
She was very lucky to get the most coveted chance to act opposite none other than
Chiranjeevi at a very early point in her career. After the huge success of Tagore
she became one of the top actresses of the south Indian film industry. Her later
movies, such as Nuvve Nuvve and Bhageeratha, earned her many accolades. 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), casted 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 by far the costliest Indian film till date. Most recently she appeared
opposite Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan and she is currently filming with Vikram