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Who Is Shriya Saran And What Is Her Biography Read Details Here

Who Is Shriya Saran And What Is Her Biography Read Details Here

Who Is Shriya Saran And What Is Her Biography Read Details Here

Shriya Saran Bhatnagar was born 11 September 1982, also known as Shriya, is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi language films. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she became an actress with her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Santhosham (2002). She is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in south cinema industry, and has acted in over 75 films.

She subsequently appeared in several more Telugu films alongside Hindi and Tamil films. In 2007, Saran starred in Sivaji, the highest-grossing Tamil film at that time. She also gained critical acclaim for her role in the Hindi film Awarapan (2007). In 2008, Saran played the lead role in her first English film, the American–Indian co-production The Other End of the Line. Her following projects included popular films such as Kanthaswamy (2009) in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja (2010) in Malayalam — roles that established her as one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industries. In 2012, Saran starred in Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, an English adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel of the same name, for which she received international critical acclaim. She achieved further commercial success by starring in films such as Pavitra (2013) and Chandra (2013). In 2014, Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, which brought her accolades for her performance.

In addition to her work in films, Saran has been the brand ambassador for brands across India, endorsing beauty and health products. Among other philanthropic activities, she has volunteered for charity organizations. In 2011 she opened a spa employing exclusively visually challenged people. She was also the brand ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League for its first two seasons.

Shriya Saran Bhatnagar was born on 11 September 1982 in Haridwar in Northern India, to Pushpendra Saran Bhatnagar and Neeraja Saran Bhatnagar. Her father worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and her mother was a chemistry teacher in Delhi Public School, Ranipur in Haridwar and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi. Saran completed her schooling from both schools where her mother had taught. She has an elder brother named Abhiroop who lives in Mumbai. Saran’s mother tongue is Hindi.

Her family lived in the small town of BHEL colony in Haridwar when she was growing up. She later studied at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature. Saran is an accomplished dancer. She was first trained as a child by her mother in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance, and later trained in the Kathak style by Shovana Narayan. She was involved with many dance teams in college and with her teacher. They would incorporate social issues into their dance routines. Saran has always been very reluctant to talk about her private life, and usually denied that reported linkups are romantic in nature. Saran is well known for her charity work. She describes herself as someone used to “sharing time and resources with the underprivileged since childhood.” She says that “celebrities can show the way by sensitising people to social issues, campaigning for causes or being part of fund-raisers.” Her family has always encouraged her to think of the needy.

Saran is a brand ambassador for the Naandi Foundation and for the Save A Child’s Heart Foundation (SACH), which works for the benefit of poor children and people affected by natural calamities. She helps finance a Prevention of Aids foundation. In 2009, Saran joined with other eminent personalities to promote ‘The Joy of Giving Week’, to encourage people from all walks of life to engage in acts of giving. She regularly participates in carnivals and campaigns that associate with children benefits. She is associated with animal welfare and the Blue Cross of India. She is also associated with an NGO called World Vision that finds parents for deprived kids, and works for Apollo’s RDF to raise funds for underprivileged children.

In 2011, she opened a Spa which exclusively employs the visually challenged. It is called Shree Spa, and is located in Mumbai. Saran has 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”. In an interview to TOI, the actress said: “We feel sympathetic towards them, but we never employ them. We are scared because we have not grown up with them. While these people might be visually impaired, their other senses are very strong. So they can effectively give foot and back massages and treatments like reflexology. It’s important to understand that you are not doing a favour on them but they are doing a favour on you”.

On working in regional film industries in India she has stated: “I don’t consider Kollywood or Bollywood as separate entities. For me, there’s only a single category, the Indian film industry, which is extremely rich owing to its diverse genres and languages.” She is fluent in Hindi, English, and can understand Telugu and Tamil well. On 19 January 2013, she quit Twitter due to derogatory comments from her followers. However, she rejoined Twitter with a new account on 27 January 2015. On 12 March 2018, she married her Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev at her Lokhandwala residence.