Monday, April 13, 2009

Shriya Saran

Born September 11, 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.

“I am never for vulgarity. Glamour, especially artistic and pleasant one, is fine.”

“I was born with a good figure. In fact, it was my mother who taught me how to stay fit and slim. I never eat sweets or ice screams to remain slim. I also do yoga every morning.”

“I had lots of crushes and
lots of infatuations. I liked lots of people. I have never been totally in love with any one. But those crushes and infatuations never matured into love. So, I never had a boy friend.”

“Once I entered the location, I just forget that I am Shriya. I only keep in mind the character that I am playing. I have to wear dresses that are suitable to the character. “

“I was a part of a dance team from our college. Dance is the only thing that actually takes me out of everything and relieves me.”

” I don’t believe in the point that women are stronger than men or men are stronger than women. Men and women should coexist and live together. Woman and man combine together to make a family.”

“I always believe in doing my job. I would have obviously been happy had those films become hits. But those things were beyond me. I can’t worry over things that I can’t control.”

“I want to dance with Hrithik Roshan and Madhuri Dixit in a Hindi film.”

“I was
very excited to work with him. It was like a dream come true to work Having worked with him, I can say he’s ultimate superstar and great human being. It was my fortune to get a screen space opposite him.” [About Rajini Kanth]
- Shriya Saran

Saran was born in Haridwar and spent most of her life in a small colony at the foothills of the Shivalik range. Her father, Pushpendra Saran work for the state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited while her mother, Neeraja Saran was a chemistry teacher at the Delhi Public School, which Saran had attended. Her elder brother, Abhiroop Saran is four years older than her and currently works with an advertising firm, FCB Ulka, in Mumbai. He is married to Aarti, who Saran describes her relationship with her "like a house on fire".

As a kid, Saran claims to have "pooled her pocket money that she was given over a period of time and give it to a blind school". When Shriya was 17, her family moved to Delhi because she was passionate to learn kathak from eminent guru, Shovana Narayan.

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's first opportunity to appear in front of the camera came whilst she studied her second year at the LSR College in Delhi, which she quit to participate for the shoot. Saran's first screen appearance was in the music video of Tirakthi Kyon Hawa by Reenu Nathan, which she was given a chance to perform in by her dance teacher who had recommended her. The video shot at Banaras gave her fame, prompting Ramoji Films to offer her the lead role of Neha in their film Ishtam starring and directed by newcomers. Saran despite wanting to only try one film eventually catapulted to fame. Before the release of Ishtam, Saran signed three mega-budget films; Santosham, Nuvve Nuvve and Tagore with the industry's top heroes, Nagarjuna, Tarun and Chiranjeevi respectively.

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), cast 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 most expensive Indian film till date after Dasavatharam.[citation needed] Most recently she appeared opposite Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan, and currently filming with Vikram in Kanthaswamy.

In January 2008, a Hindu organisation based in Chennai lodged a police complaint against Saran, objecting to the outfit worn by her during the 175th day celebration of her film, Sivaji. In a complaint, the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) alleged that Shriya's outfit had 'offended Hindu culture,'. The complaint was officially taken in by the police and is currently under investigation. Shriya is the fourth actor, after Kushboo Sundar, Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen to face the fire of political parties and organisations in recent times. Shriya then tendered an unconditional apology for “wearing inappropriate skimpy attire”.

Hot facts
The tamil actress Shriya Saran is a trained Kathak dancer and has great interest in classical dance.
The actress made her Telugu debut in 2001 with Ishtam, but it failed to do well at box office.
She came into limelight after the release of “Santhosham” in 2002 where she played a leading role with Nagarjuna.
She started her career as a model and did many commercials and music albums.
She is interested in social services and is part of many NGOs.
It is reported that Shriya Saran is financially helping poor children’s heart surgeries and education.
She did not get tickets in Chennai to watch her own blockbuster film “Sivaji” as they were sold out, she had to return home empty hand without watching the film.
Shriya Saran is graduated in Literature.

1. The Other End of the Line (2008) .... Priya Sethi
2. Mission Istaanbul (2008) .... Anjali
3. Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (2007)
... aka A Handsome Tamil Son (India: English title: literal title)
4. Thulasi (2007) .... Item number
5. Awarapan (2007) .... Aaliyah
6. Sivaji (2007) .... Tamizhselvi
... aka Sivaji: The Boss (India: English title: long title)
7. Munna (2007) .... Special Appearance (Chamakkuro song)
8. Boss (2006) .... Sanjana G. Khanna
... aka Boss I Love U (India: Malayalam title: dubbed version)
... aka Yeh Kaisa Karz (India: Hindi title: dubbed version)
9. A Belly Full of Dreams (2006) (as Shriya Saran) .... Swathi
10. Bhageeratha (2005)
11. The Blue Umbrella (2005) .... Biniya's Friend
12. Chatrapathi (2005) .... Neelu
13. Soggadu (2005) (as Shriya Saran) .... Special appearance
14. Balu (2005)
15. Mazhai (2005) (as Shriya Sharan) .... Shailaja
16. Naa Alludu (2005) (as Shreya Saran)
17. Subhash Chandra Bose (2005) .... Swarnamukhi
... aka Mission: Vande Mataram (India: Hindi title: dubbed version)
18. Rok Sako To Rok Lo (2004)
19. Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart (2004) (as Shriya Sharan) .... Sanam K. Jindal
20. Arjun (2004)
21. Nenunnanu (2004)
22. Ennaku 20 Unakku 18 (2004)
23. Ela Cheppanu (2003) .... Priya
24. Tagore (2003) .... Devaki
25. Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
26. Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003)
27. Pehli Nazar Ka Pehla Pyaar: Love at First Sight (2003) .... Annu
28. Samurai (2002/I) .... Channel [V]'s VJ
29. Santosham (2002) .... Bhanu
30. "Amma and Family" (1995) TV series .... Daughter

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