Shriya Saran Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran is a popular Indian actress, who mostly works in the South Indian films. She is known for her acting skills in the super hit films like ‘Sivaji: The Boss’ (2007) and ‘Drishyam’ (2015).

Wiki/Biography

Shriya Saran was born on Saturday, 11 September 1982 (age 37 years; as in 2020), in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She completed her schooling from Delhi Public School in Ranipur, Uttarakhand and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi. Later, she joined the Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Literature. [1]Times of India

A Childhood Picture of Shriya Saran

A Childhood Picture of Shriya Saran

Old Picture of Shriya Saran

Old Picture of Shriya Saran

An Old Picture of Shriya Saran

An Old Picture of Shriya Saran

Physical Appearance

[2]Times of India Height: 5′ 6″

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Shriya Saran

Family, Caste & Husband

Shriya Saran was born in a Hindu Kayastha family. [3]Times of India Her father Pushpinder Saran is a retired civil engineer from BHEL, New Delhi. Her mother Neerja Saran is a retired Chemistry teacher. She has an elder brother, Abhiroop Saran, who works at FCB Ulka Advertising Ltd, Mumbai.

An Old Picture of Shriya Saran with Her Brother and Mother

An Old Picture of Shriya Saran with Her Brother and Mother

Shriya Saran with Her Father

Shriya Saran with Her Father

Shriya Saran with Her Mother

Shriya Saran with Her Mother

Shriya Saran with Her Brother

Shriya Saran with Her Brother

She has many rumoured relationships. Reportedly, while shooting for ‘The Other End of the Line’ in 2008, she started dating her co-star Jesse Metcalfe. [4]Whos Dated Who

Shriya Saran with Jesse Metcalfe

Shriya Saran with Jesse Metcalfe

There were rumours of Shriya dating the actor Siddharth Narayan while shooting for the film Midnight’s Children in 2012. [5]Whos Dated Who

Shriya Saran with Siddharth-Narayan

Shriya Saran with Siddharth-Narayan

In 2016, there were rumours that she was dating the cricketer Dwayne Bravo. [6]India Today

Shriya Saran with Dwyane Bravo

Shriya Saran with Dwyane Bravo

As per the sources, she was in a relationship with the actor Rana Daggubati in 2016. [7]Bollywood Life

Rana Daggubatti with Shriya Saran

Rana Daggubatti with Shriya Saran

On 19 March 2018, she got married to her boyfriend Andrei Koscheev at the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He is a Russian businessman and a tennis player. The wedding was a private ceremony. Apart from her relatives, Manoj Bajpaiyee and Shabana Azmi were the only actors present at the wedding.

Shriya Saran's Wedding Picture

Shriya Saran’s Wedding Picture

Career

Shriya started learning Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance from her mother at a very young age. She joined an open-air theatre ‘Jhankaar’ at BHEL, where her father used to work. At the age of 14, she took professional training in Kathak under her guru Shovana Narayan in Delhi.

Shriya Saran's Guru Shovana Narayan

Shriya Saran’s Guru Shovana Narayan

She joined Shovana’s dancing troupe and performed in different cities across India

Shriya Saran Performing Kathak

Shriya Saran Performing Kathak

Shovana asked Shriya to audition for Renoo Nathan’s music video ‘Thirakti Kyun Hawa.’ She auditioned for it and got selected. The music video was shot in Banaras.

 

Later, the filmmakers of Ramoji Films (production house) spotted her in the video and offered her to act in the Telugu film ‘Ishtam’ in 2001.

Shriya Saran's Old Picture

Shriya Saran’s Old Picture

She got her big break in the 2002 film ‘Santosham’ opposite the veteran actor Nagarjuna.

Shriya Saran in Santosham

Shriya Saran in Santosham

Later, she appeared in many Telugu films including Chennakesava Reddy (2002), Nenunnanu (2004), Balu (2005), Chhatrapati (2005), Don Seenu (2010), Gayatri (2018), and N.T.R: Kathanayakudu (2019).

Shriya Saran in Gayatri (2018)

Shriya Saran in Gayatri (2018)

In 2003, she made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ in which she played the role of Girija.

Shriya Saran in Tujhe Meri Kasam

Shriya Saran in Tujhe Meri Kasam

In 2004, she appeared in two more Bollywood films ‘Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum’ and ‘Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart.’ She came into the limelight with Emraan Hashmi starrer Bollywood film ‘Awarapan’ in 2007.

Awarapan

Awarapan

One of her biggest hit films in Bollywood is Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Drishyam’ (2015).

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In 2003, she debuted in the Tamil cinema with the film ‘Enakku 20 Unakku 18.’ Some of her Tamil films are Mazhai (2005), Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam (2006), Chandra (2014), and Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017).

Shriya Saran in Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

Shriya Saran in Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

One of her best Tamil films is Sivaji: The Boss (2007) starring superstar Rajinikanth.

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She acted in a few Kannada films including Arasu (2007) and Chandra (2013). Some of her Malayalam films are Pokkiri Raja (2010) and Casanovva (2012).

Shriya Saran in Casanovva (2012)

Shriya Saran in Casanovva (2012)

She appeared in Hollywood films like ‘The Other End of the Line’ (2008), ‘Cooking with Stella’ (2009), and ‘Midnight’s Children’ (2012).

Shriya Saran in Midnight's Children

Shriya Saran in Midnight’s Children

Apart from films, she appeared in various TV commercials including Pond’s Creams, Coca-Cola, Fair & Lovely creams, Pantene Shampoo, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea, and Colgate Active Salt Healthy White toothpaste.

 

In 2015, she appeared in ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi,’ a TV show in which Amitabh Bachchan, along with other celebrities, interacted with ordinary people who helped to improve the society and inspired others as well.

Shriya Saran in Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi

Shriya Saran in Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi

Controversy

On 11 January 2008, an event was organised to celebrate the silver jubilee of the film ‘Shivaji: The Boss.’ Actor Rajinikanth and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi were present at the event. The lead actress of the film, Shriya Saran appeared at the event in a short and deep necked ruffle dress. Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), Chennai District President Ramamurthy filed a complaint against her for appearing in such a bold look and offending the Hindu culture.

Shriya Saran in an Event

Shriya Saran in an Event

Later, Shriya Saran apologised and said,

I was unaware of the repercussions that would arise because of the attire I wore during the function. I came to know about the silver jubilee function while shooting for a Hindi film in Thanjavur. I came to the function directly from the shooting spot.” [8]Rediff

Awards & Honours

South Scope Style Award

2008: Best Actress for Sivaji: The Boss

Stardust Award

2009: Exciting New Face for Mission Istanbul

Amrita Mathrubhumi Award

2010: Best Actress for Kanthaswamy Thoranai

ITFA

2011: Best Actress Award for Rowthiram

TV9 TSR National Award

2015: Best Actress for Manam

Santosham Film Awards

2015: Best Actress for Manam

TV9 TSR National Award

2016: Best Actress for Gopala Gopala

Santosham Film Awards

2016: Best Actress for Gautamiputra Satakarni

Net Worth

She charges one crore per film. [9]Daily Hunt

Car Collection

Shriya Saran with Her Car

Shriya Saran with Her Car

Favourite Things

  • Writer: William Dalrymple
  • Colour(s): Black and Red
  • Cuisines: South Indian and Bengali
  • Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Facts/Trivia

  • Her full name is Shriya Saran Bhatnagar.
  • In 2003, she hosted the 50th Filmfare South Awards along with the actor R. Madhavan.
  • She participated in Mani Ratnam’s stage show ‘Netru, Indru, Naalai.’ It is an event to raise funds for “The Banyan,” a voluntary organisation, which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.
  • On 12 February 2010, Shriya Saran delivered a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). She is the first actress and the third celebrity after Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to do so.
  • She was signed as the brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) in 2014.
  • She was featured on the cover of the well-known magazines like Galatta Cinema (2007), Maxim India (2008), and Femina (2012).

    Shriya Saran Featured on the Cover of Renowned Magazine

    Shriya Saran Featured on the Cover of Renowned Magazine

  • In April 2010, she danced in the fourth season-opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) along with Shah Rukh Khan.

    Shriya Saran Dancing at IPL Event

    Shriya Saran Dancing at IPL Event

  • She is a social activist too. She is associated with NGO’s like Blue Cross of India, Naandi Foundation, and World Vision NGO.

    Shriya Saran at the Event of an NGO

    Shriya Saran at the Event of an NGO

  • In 2010, she opened her own spa named ‘Shree Spa’ in Mumbai, a spa for the visually impaired people. In an interview, she 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.”

  • She was listed among India’s Top 50 Most Desirable Women from 2011 to 2015.

    Shriya Saran in a Photoshoot

    Shriya Saran in a Photoshoot

  • She was the brand ambassador of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) in 2011 and 2012.
  • In 2014, she performed at GR8 Women’s Award.

    Shriya Saran at GR8 Women's Award

    Shriya Saran at GR8 Women’s Award

  • In 2015, she appeared in ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ along with Ajay Devgan and Tabu to promote their film Drishyam.

    Shriya Saran in Comedy Nights With Kapil

    Shriya Saran in Comedy Nights With Kapil

  • She has walked the ramp at various events.

    Shriya Saran Walking the Ramp

    Shriya Saran Walking the Ramp

  • She has worked as a model for the print advertisements of various brands.

    Shriya Saran in a Print Advertisement

    Shriya Saran in a Print Advertisement

  • She is an animal lover.

    Shriya Saran with Her Dog

    Shriya Saran with Her Dog

  • She is a trained scuba diver.

    Shriya Saran During Her Holiday

    Shriya Saran During Her Holiday

  • She considers actor Nagarjuna as one of her best friends.
  • Her hobbies include dancing, travelling, and reading books.

    Shriya Saran's Picture During Her Vacation

    Shriya Saran’s Picture During Her Vacation

  • She is often spotted drinking alcohol in parties.

    Shriya Saran in a Party

    Shriya Saran in a Party

  • She is a non-vegetarian and loves to eat fish. [10]The Hindu

References   [ + ]

1. Times of India
2. Times of India
3. Times of India
4. Whos Dated Who
5. Whos Dated Who
6. India Today
7. Bollywood Life
8. Rediff
9. Daily Hunt
10. The Hindu

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