Saanya Iyer Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Mother: Deepa Iyer
Profession: Actress
Age: 24 Years

Saanya Iyer

Profession(s)Actress and Model
Famous forAppearing as a participant in Voot's Kannada reality show Big Boss OTT (2022)
Saanya Iyer in Big Boss OTT (2022)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 7"
Figure Measurements (approx.)36-24-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV: Colors Kannada television show Putta Gowri Maduve (2012) as Putta Gowri
Saanya Iyer as Putt Gowri in Mangala Gowri Maduve (2012)
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 September 1998 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 24 Years
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka
Zodiac signVirgo
SchoolCarmel School, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore
College/University Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationBachelor's Degree in Media Studies [1]Saanya Iyer - Instagram
ReligionHinduism [2]Saaniya Iyer - Facebook
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Saanya Iyer's Instagram story about her food habit
TattooSaaniya has a music notes tattoo design inked on her right arm.
Saanya Iyer's tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Not Known
Mother- Deepa Iyer (Indian television actress)
Saanya Iyer with her mother
Stepfather- Sudesh K Rao (As of 2022, Sudesh k Rao and Saaniya's mother Deepa Iyer are divorced)
SiblingsSaanya Iyer is the only child of her parents.

Saanya Iyer

Some Lesser Known facts about Saanya Iyer

  • Saanya Iyer is an Indian actress who primarily works in the South Indian entertainment industry. In 2022, she participated in VOOT’s reality show Big Boss Kannada 2022.
  • Fascinated by acting since childhood, Saanya started her career in the entertainment industry when she was in lower kindergarten.

    Saanya Iyer's childhood image

    Saanya Iyer’s childhood image

  • Saanya belongs to a star-studded family. Her mother, Deepa Iyer, is a famous Kannada television actress. Saaniya’s aunts Roopa and Shilpa Iyer also work in the entertainment industry. Saanya’s stepfather, Sudesh K Rao, is a director on small screen.

    Sanya Iyer with her mother and step-father

    Saanya Iyer with her mother and step-father

  • According to Saanya Iyer, her mother’s popularity inspired her to become an actress. In an interview, she quoted,

    The passion towards acting came to me when I started accompanying my mother on the sets. I used to get curious when so many people came and spoke to my mom and not me. When she explained the reason, I realised that it was all about attention, which I also liked and so I am here.” [3]The New Indian Express

  • Saanya’s parents got separated when she was two years old. After the divorce, Saanya started living with her mother, Deepa Iyer. Later, Saanya’s mother got married to her friend Sudesh K Rao; however, things didn’t turn out well with her second husband. As a result, Deepa Iyer decided to file a divorce against him. [4]TV9 Kannada
  • Saanya, during one of the Big Boss OTT episodes, talked about her stepfather and said that she didn’t share a good relationship with her stepfather. She revealed that her stepfather recorded an explicit video of Saanya spending time with her boyfriend and tried to misinterpret the incident. He even showed that video to Saanya’s family. Saanya further added that her stepfather did this to explain that her mother couldn’t raise her daughter as a single parent. In an interview, Saanya’s mother, Deepa Iyer, talked about this and said,

    Saanya stayed in the Bigg Boss house last night. We were also shocked to see it. I got divorced when she was two years old. So she did not get her father’s love. Then I got married to one of my friends. That was my wrong decision. The relationship that was there when they were friends got ruined after marriage. Deepa Iyer said that it was enough for Sanya who wanted a father. When I decided to divorce the second husband, he was not ready to give up. Sometimes Sanya was uncomfortable with him. He was staying with us. Once when Sanya and her boyfriend were in a room, he came from the window of the neighbouring house and recorded it on his mobile phone. Deepa Iyer said that he has shown it to everyone.”

    Saanya's childhood picture with her stepfather

    Saanya’s childhood picture with her stepfather

  • In one of the Big Boss OTT episodes, Saanya Iyer talked about her ex-boyfriend and revealed that they had an abusive relationship. She further narrated an incident where her ex-boyfriend choked and physically assaulted her during a disagreement. Saanya continued by saying that despite the abuses she faced during her relationship, she wanted to mend the relationship between them. [5]The Times of India
  • Saanya gained popularity after working as a child actor in the Kannada television show Putt Gowri Maduve (2012). In the television show, she played the role of Putt Gauri.

    Saanya Iyer as Putt Gowri

    Saanya Iyer as Putt Gowri

  • In 2012, after appearing in the television show Putt Gowri Maduve, Saanya decided to take a break from the entertainment industry. In an interview, she quoted,

    I almost have 15 days of shoot in a month. I don’t feel the pressure as I have support from my teachers and friends provide me with their notes. I am basically an average student. I think it is time for me to concentrate on my studies. I will definitely be back to hit the screens.” [6]The New Indian Express

  • During her schooling, she was also known as Putt Gowri after appearing in the television show Putt Gowri Maduve.
  • In 2015, she participated in Color’s Kannada dancing reality show Dancing Star.

    Saanya Iyer in dancing star

    Saanya Iyer in Dancing Star

  • Then, in 2022, she competed on the video streaming platform VOOT’s reality show, Dancing Champion. Later, she opted for self-eviction as her dance partner Nikhil left the show for his marriage ceremony.

    Sanya Iyer in Dancing champion

    Saanya Iyer in Dancing champion (2022)

  • In the same year, she participated in VOOT’s Big Boss Kannada OTT.
  • Saanya, during her childhood, has appeared in many Telegu and Kannada films. In an interview, she talked about this and said,

    I have been part of eight films and my films, Vimukti and Mukha Putta, have even received awards. I have now signed for a Puneeth Rajkumar film, which is a remake of Telugu film, Dokudu. I am playing the heroine’s sister. I am waiting for the shoot to start.”

  • Saanya is a fitness enthusiast and she often shares her workout pictures on Instagram.

    Saniya Iyer exercising in gym

    Saanya Iyer exercising in gym

  • Saanya, during her childhood, owned a monkey as a pet.

    Saanya Iyer's childhood image with her pet monkey

    Saanya Iyer’s childhood image with her pet monkey