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!