|Full name||Sathyapriya Bhavani Shankar
|Profession(s)||Actor, TV presenter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||36-24-36|
|Debut||Tamil film: Meyaadha Maan (2017) as S. Madhumitha
TV: Puthiya Thalaimurai TV (Tamil news channel) as news presenter (2011-2014)
Tamil Web Series: Time Enna Boss (2020) as Dr. Bharathi
|Date of Birth||31 December 1989 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||32 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|School||SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College/University||B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, Tamil Nadu|
|Educational Qualification(s) Deccan Chronicle||• Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
|Controversy||Priya attracted controversy in 2022 when one of her fans asked her about her bra size in an intereaction on social media. Responding to the troll, she took to social media and wrote,
I'm a 34D bro.. Breast are not something I bought from a different planet. Women in your life too has a pair, Probably you'll have to zoom through theri t-shirts aswell to catch a glimpse. Good luck for that." The Times of India
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Rajvel Raj (data analyst)
|Parents||Father- Bhavani Shankar (works at SBI)
Mother- Thangam Bhavani Shankar (homemaker)
|Siblings||Brother- Shiv Shankar
|Film||Mugavaree (2000) (Tamil)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Priya Bhavani Shankar
- Priya Bhavani Shankar is an Indian actress and television presenter who mainly works in Tamil films. She gained recognition as a television news presenter at the Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai in 2018.
- Priya started her career as a newsreader, then did television shows, and later appeared in Tamil films. In an interview, she said that she wanted to become an anchor since childhood. She also said that while she was pursuing engineering she had thoughts of working as an anchor. She enjoyed her work as an anchor but was not very happy while working on television shows. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
I don’t want to get back to television. Acting for television is harder than for films. My body and brain struggle to handle as much pressure.”
- Before becoming an actor, she worked as a software engineer at Infosys.
- She appeared in Tamil films including Monster (2019) as Meghala, Mafia: Chapter 1 (2020) as Sathya, Blood Money (2021) as Rachel Victor, Hostel (2022) as Adhirshtalakshmi, and Thiruchitrambalam (2022) as Ranjani.
- In 2014, she appeared in the television show Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai as Priya Arjun.
- She hosted various shows on the channel Star Vijay including Jodi Number One Season 5 (2015), Filmfare Awards South (2015), Super Singer Senior Season 5 (2015), and Kings of Dance Season 1 (2016).
- In an interview, she said that even if her movie was a hit, no one recognized her because she did not play a big role in the film. In the interview, she further added,
It is something that frustrates me. Until you are part of a big scale film, you don’t matter [in the industry]. Your hit movies don’t count, the characters you play doesn’t matter until you have played a role alongside a big hero.”
- According to her, she preferred not wearing revealing clothes in films because she didn’t want to regret or feel awkward sitting with her in-laws and watching her own film after a few years. In an interview, she said that she was not heroine material and was not interested in doing roles that were glamorous. In the interview, she further said,
I am open to trying out various genres. My only condition is that the projects I accept must treat women with dignity and respect. I know I am not heroine material. I’m more of a performer. I am also not interested in doing glamour roles. I want to do films which I can watch proudly with my family!”
- In 2012, when she worked as a reporter, she interviewed actor Dhanush, and in 2022, she worked with him in the film Thiruchitrambalam.
- Priya had rejected offers for big films during the initial days of her career. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
I don’t have a guide in the industry. No one advised me on what projects to take up. No one told me not to turn down a big film. I have made my own mistakes and learned from them.”
- In an interview, she talked about the reason for replying to one of her fans who asked her about her bra size on social media. In an interview, she said,
While it becomes a content for media channels, obviously it feels annoying as they are making it as a subject to public talk repeatedly. One thing I learnt over the years, is to ignore. I have avoided answering such questions 999 times as I know it’s better to ignore. But sometimes you should stand up for yourself. You don’t have to be vocal and have an opinion about everything all the time. But, at some point, even for once, you should stand up for yourself. I thinks it’s that.”
- She has stars inked on her right hand.