The Telugu Film Super Star, Shriya Saran is a main stream south Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi and English cinema. She gained recognition and admiration for her role in Bollywood movie ‘Awarapan’. The actress is recognized in every household be it for her advertisements or her movies. Shriya hosted the 50th filmfare South award along with the famous actor R. Madhavan. She also featured in the cover page of Maxim Indian in 2008. As the actress is known for her voluntary charity activities; she is a brand ambassador of Naandi Foundation. Shriya is a face familiar to majority of Indian eyes.
Shriya Saran Bhatnagar born on 11th September, 1982 is an Indian Model turned Actress. She is recognized for her work in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, English and Hindi films. The Actress was born in Dehradun to Pushpendra Saran, a Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited employee and Neerja Saran a chemistry teacher at Delhi Public School. She was brought up mostly in Haridwar, and is the younger child among the two siblings, Abhiroop Saran being her elder brother.
The actress has always kept her private life away from the limelight. If rumors are to be believed she is seeing Akshay Sahgal, whom she has dated in the past. It seems like the two have resolved their issues to get back together.
Shriya completed her schooling from Delhi Public school, Mathura Road. Later she graduated in Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Her first ever recording happened in LSR College, where she appeared in a Renoo Nathan’s music video for ‘Thirakti Kyun Hawa’ because of the recommendation by her dance teacher. This brought her in limelight and gave her the exposure she required. She started learning Kathak and Rajasthani folk by her mother, when she was only a kid. Later she professionally learned Kathak style from Shovana Narayan.
Shriya Saran Net Worth
Working actively since 2001, the actress has been able to build an empire worth $14.5 million US dollars as of 2017. It is estimated that the actress charges from 80 lakhs to 1 crore for a film. The actress is also said to make millions out of her endorsement deal including brands like Colgate, McVitie’s and Lux. She also makes extra bucks through her stage performances and movie item numbers adding more digits to her millions.
Like any other actress, Shriya too has a number of endorsement deals under her name. She is the face of various beauty and health brands in the country.
She is also known to optimize her free time by volunteering to teach at IIM. She is also the face of Karnataka Milk Federation since 2014. She still works as model sometimes and can be seen posing for magazine covers like Maxi India. Being the Celebrity Cricket League’s brand Ambassador she actively takes part in all its events and match. After all her professional activities, Shreya also volunteer for charity events. She started a spa exclusively for visually challenged employees in the year 2011. In the same year the actress was appointed as a promotional figure for United Biscuits along with Bipasha Basu.
She was reluctant to become an actress and wanted to be a dancer, but destiny played its part. The Actress made her Telugu debut from her Film ‘Ishtam’ in 2001. After which she signed four films including ‘Nuvve Nuvve’. In 2002, she did a movie titled ‘Santosham’ opposite Prabhu Deva which turned into her first commercial hit.
In 2003 she made her Bollywood debut as a supporting role in ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’. Her movie ‘Tagore’ was screened at International Indian Film Academy awards which turned out to be a huge commercial success.
Shriya made her English film Debut with‘The Other End of the Line’ an Ashok Amritraj Film which gained her praises and critical acceptance. Later she did another English film, called ‘Cooking with Stella’ which got selected at the Toronto International Film Festival. She has also worked in Bollywood films like ‘Mission Istaanbul’ opposite Zayed Khan and Vivek Oberoi.
She made her Malayalam debut through ‘Pokkiri Raja’ in 2010 which became a hit, breaking records of Malayalam Opening week gross Income. In this she also acted in a Telugu film ‘Don Seenu’ where critics complemented her of stealing the show as she was perfect in the role.
The Dehradun beauty is set to appear in two movies this year, ‘Tadka’ which is a Bollywood Film and ‘Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan ‘which is a Tamil Film.
The aspiring dancer turned model turned actress has come from Dehradun and surely deserves all the success she has today. The 34 year old actress is doing great in her career, investing in movies that she can believe in. We just wish her luck for her two releases this year and hope she continues to inspire and entertain people through her work.