Monday, December 10, 2007

Welcome to Shriya Online Fan Club..!!

Shriya is the most happening actresses in Tamil and Telugu. She has acted with almost all the top most heroes in south India. To top it all she is the heroine of Rajanikanth in ‘Shivaji’, the biggest movie made in India.

Shriya Saran was born in Dehradun to Neeraja and. She was brought up in Ranipur, few miles from Haridwar. Her father Pushpendra Saran works at Bharat Heavy Metal Works and her mother is a schoolteacher, teaching chemistry. Shriya is their second child and her elder brother Abhiroop, recently got married and is living in Delhi. She completed her schooling from Delhi Public School. She did her college in Lady Sri Ram College and has got a B.A. degree to her credit. She has been training Kathak and classical dance from her young age and is an accomplished Kathak dancer. She trained dancing under the guidance of Shobha Narayan.

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. She started her acting career with the Telugu film ‘Ishtam’ (2001). Thought 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.

‘Enakku 20 Unakku 18’ (2003) marked her debut in Tamil. She was cast along with Telugu actor Tarun, Trisha Krishnan. Trisha, another top south Indian actress is a good friend of Shriya. The film was an average hit at box-office. 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.

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 made her comeback in Kollywood through the film ‘Mazhai’ opposite Jayam Ravi. The movie, which was a remake of a Telugu film with the same title, did well at the box-office. Her biggest achievement is when she bagged the much-coveted role opposite Rajinikanth in ‘Sivaji: The Boss’ directed by Shankar. Her new Hindi film ‘Awaarapan’ with Emraan Hashmi directed by Mohit Suri is in the post-production stage. She will also be doing a Hindi film with director Sangeet Sivan starring Bobby Deol, produced by K.Sera.

She is now acting opposite Tamil superstars Vijay in ‘Azhagiya Tamil Magan’ and Vikram in ‘Kandasaamy’. No other actress has such prestigious films lined up as Shriya has. She is one actress you can really bet is going to go places

About Shriya Saran..!!

Early life:

Shriya Saran was born as second child to 'Neeraja' and 'Pushpendra Saran'. She was brought up in Ranipur, Haridwar, the holy city. She has an elder brother 'Abhiroop', who is married to Arti. She has completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi. 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, under the guidance of her guru Shobha Narayan. She started her career as a model and this led to roles in advertisements and in music albums.


She spends some of her time on social causes and is the brand ambassador of "Naandi Foundation" and "SACH". She is also known for financially helping poor children's heart surgeries and education for the orphans.

Film Career:

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 in Kanthaswamy.

Shreya Saran initially during the beginning of her career was just like any other model but the talent in her was noticed by Mr. Rajesh Babu, Manager of Actor Venkatesh. Mr. Rajesh babu introduced her to Venkatesh and he then to Nagarjuna. Shreya is the epitome of feminine grace and charm.

Name: Shriya Saran
Screen Name: Shriya
Profession: Actress
Born: Sep 11, 1982
Birth Place: Dehradun
Height: 5' 6''
Mother Tongue: Hindi
Religion: Hindu
Marital status:

Father: Pushpendra Saran(works in BHEL)
Mother: Neeraja Saran(teacher)
Brother: Abhiroop

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
Place: Haridwar
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


'Ishtam' with 'Charan'
'Shukriya' with 'Aftab'
'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