Shriya Saran is an Indian film actress and model. She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language films, as well as a few films in English and Kannada. Saran was born in Dehradun and spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. In 2001, her dance master gave her the opportunity to appear in Renoo Nathan's debut music video "Thirakti Kyun Hawa", which brought Saran to become known by many Indian filmmakers.
Ramoji Films offered her Ishtam in 2001, her first Telugu film. This is how Shriya Saran's tryst into films began.
For her role in Chatrapathi a telugu film, she was nominated for a film fare best actress award but unfortunately lost it.
In 2003, Saran acted a supporting role in her first Hindi film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, starring debutants Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza in leading
In 2014, Shriya Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, which she received accolades for her performance.
Shriya’s career took off, post the movie ‘Sivaji’, she was signed up for several Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood movies (even a Hollywood offer came her way).
Shriya Saran was also the brand ambassador of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) for its first two seasons. She performed alongside Shah Rukh Khan at the fourth season opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Apart from films, Saran has participated in other activities as well. In 2011, Shriya opened a spa named Shree Spa in Mumbai that is run by the visually challenged.
However, even this beauty was no exception to controversies. Shriya received severe backlash for the outfit she donned for the 175th day celebration of her film, Sivaji: The Boss. A Hindu organization in Chennai lodged a police complaint against Saran, alleging that her outfit had "offended Hindu culture".