Saranya Ponvannan Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Husband: Ponvannan
Hometown: Kerala
Age: 54 Years


Saranya Ponvannan

Birth NameSheela Christina
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 4" (162 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Tamil): Nayakan (1987)
Saranya Ponvannan in the film Nayakan
Film (Telugu): Neerajanam (1989)
Neerajanam film poster
Film (Malayalam): Artham (1989)
Artham film poster
Film (Kannada): Appaji (1996)
Appaji film poster
AwardsTamil Nadu State Film Awards
2006 Best Supporting Actress for the film Em Magan
2010 Best Supporting Actress for the film Kalavani
Filmfare Awards
2005: Best Supporting Actress for the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu
2006: Best Supporting Actress for the film Em Magan
2010:Best Supporting Actress for the film Kalavani
2012: Best Supporting Actress for the film Neerparavai
National Film Awards
2011: Best Actress for the film Thenmerku Paruvakatru
Saranya Ponvannan @ 58th National Film Awards Function
2024 The Hindu Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award at the World of Women Awards 2024
Saranya Ponvannan winning the The Hindu Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award at the World of Women Awards 2024
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 April 1970 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)54 Years
BirthplaceAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1995
Husband/SpousePonvannan (Film Director)
Saranya Ponvannan with her husband
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Priyadarshini Ponvannan (doctor), Chandini Ponvannan (doctor)
Saranya Ponvannan with her daughters and husband
ParentsFather- A. Bhaskar Raj (Malayalam Film Director) (deceased)
Saranya Ponvannan's father A.B.Raj
Actor(s)Rajinikanth, Mohanlal

Saranya Ponvannan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saranya Ponvannan

  • She is known for her work in Telegu, Tamil, Malayalam and few Kannada films.
  • She was born and brought up in a Christian family in Alappuzha, Kerala.
  • She has acted in a Hindi film Chup: Revenge of the Artist as Nila’s mother in 2022.
  • She took a break from acting in 1996 after her marriage.
  • In 2000, she appeared playing the lead role in the comedy television series, Veettukku Veedu Lootty, and she also appeared in some supporting roles in other projects.
  • After taking a long gap of 8 years from films, she then made a came back in 2003, she featured in a Tamil film Alai opposite Raghuvaran as Silambarasan’s mother.
  • She is famous for playing the role of mother to many actors including Jiiva, Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan, and Udhayanidhi Stalin. She once shared that even the people on sets call her ‘amma’ rather than ma’am. She has also played many lead roles in her younger age.
  • She denied lead roles in many films because she was not comfortable wearing tight clothes and short dresses and she does not regret her decision. She has never worn sleeveless dresses.
  • During 2006 she appeared in family-drama serial Mugangal, which aired on Sun TV.
  • In 2014, she launched Design & School of Fashion Technology (DSOFT), a fashion institute at Virugamakkam, Chennai.
  • In 2016, she played a role of a villain in the film Achamindri (2016).
  • In 2017, she was names as one of the highest paid character actresses in the south Indian film industry.
  • In 2018, she was first seen in comedy-family drama Mannar Vagaiyara (2018) as Vemal’s mother. She was appreciated for her comedy timing in the film.
  • In 2021, she had an Ott film release Bhoomi alongside Jayam Ravi.