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Age: 37 Years
Hometown: Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Husband: Andrei Koscheev

Shriya Saran

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Full NameShriya Saran Bhatnagar
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6” [1]Times of India
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm, Telugu: Ishtam (2001)
Ishtam (2001)
Film, Bollywood: Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)
Tujhe Meri Kasam
Film, Tamil: Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003)
Enakku 20 Unakku 18
Film, Kannada: Arasu (2007)
Arasu (2007)
Film, Hollywood: The Other End of the Line (2008)
The Other End of the Line
Film, Malayalam: Pokkiri Raja (2010)
Pokkiri Raja (2010)
Awards, Honours, Achievements South Scope Style Award
2008: Best Actress for Sivaji: The Boss

Stardust Award
2009: Exciting New Face for Mission Istanbul

Amrita Mathrubhumi Award
2010: Best Actress for Kanthaswamy Thoranai

ITFA
2011: Best Actress Award for Rowthiram

TV9 TSR National Award
2015: Best Actress for Manam

Santosham Film Awards
2015: Best Actress for Manam

TV9 TSR National Award
2016: Best Actress for Gopala Gopala

Santosham Film Awards
2016: Best Actress for Gautamiputra Satakarni
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 September 1982 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2020) 37 Years
BirthplaceHaridwar, Uttarakhand
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownHaridwar, Uttarakhand
School• Delhi Public School in Ranipur, Uttarakhand
• Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi
College/UniversityLady Shri Ram College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts in Literature [2]Times of India
ReligionHinduism
CasteKayastha [3]Times of India
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [4]The Hindu
HobbiesDancing, Travelling, and Reading Books
ControversyOn 11 January 2008, a Hindu organisation in Chennai 'Hindu Makkal Katchi' (HMK) filed a police complaint against Shriya, objecting to the outfit worn by her during the 175th-day celebration of the film Sivaji: The Boss. Shriya appeared in the event wearing a deep necked and short dress. Actor Rajinikanth and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi were also present at the event. The Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) filed a complaint against Shriya for offending Hindu culture.
Shriya Saran in an Event
Later, in an interview, she apologised, she said,
I was unaware of the repercussions that would arise because of the attire I wore during the function. I came to know about the silver jubilee function while shooting for a Hindi film in Thanjavur. I came to the function directly from the shooting spot.” [5]Rediff
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Jesse Metcalfe, American Actor (rumoured, 2008) [6]Whos Dated Who
Shriya Saran with Jesse Metcalfe
Siddharth, Actor (rumoured, 2012) [7]Whos Dated Who
Shriya Saran with Siddharth Narayan
Dwayne Bravo, Cricketer (rumoured, 2016) [8]India Today
Shriya Saran with Dwyane Bravo
Rana Daggubati, Actor (rumoured, 2016) [9]Bollywood Life
Shriya Saran with Rana Daggubatti
Andrei Koscheev (Businessman and Tennis Player)
Marriage Date19 March 2018
Marriage PlaceLake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Family
Husband/SpouseAndrei Koscheev (Tennis Player and Entrepreneur)
Shriya Saran with her husband Andrei Koscheev
ParentsFather- Pushpinder Saran (retired civil engineer from BHEL, New Delhi)
Mother- Neerja Saran (retired Chemistry teacher)
Shriya Saran with Her Parents
SiblingsBrother- Abhiroop Saran (works at FCB Ulka Advertising Ltd, Mumbai)
Shriya Saran with Her Brother
Favourite Things
WriterWilliam Dalrymple
Colour(s)Black and Red
CuisinesSouth Indian and Bengali
BookGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and Nagarjuna
Style Quotient
Car CollectionShriya Saran with Her Car
Money Factor
Salary One crore per film [10]Daily Hunt

Shriya Saran

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shriya Saran

  • Does Shriya Saran drink alcohol?: Yes Shriya Saran in a Party
  • Shriya was born in a North Indian family.

    A Childhood Picture of Shriya Saran

    A Childhood Picture of Shriya Saran

  • She completed her schooling and college from Uttarakhand and New Delhi.

    An Old Picture of Shriya Saran

    An Old Picture of Shriya Saran

  • Shriya started her initial training in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance from her mother, at a very young age.

    Old Picture of Shriya Saran

    Old Picture of Shriya Saran

  • Later, she joined an open-air theatre ‘Jhankaar’ at BHEL, New Delhi.
  • She started her professional training in Kathak at the age of 14. She is trained in Kathak under Shovana Narayan in Delhi.

    Shriya Saran's Kathak Teacher Shovana Narayan

    Shriya Saran’s Kathak Teacher Shovana Narayan

  • She used to perform in Shovana’s dancing troupe across India.

    Shriya Saran's Old Picture

    Shriya Saran’s Old Picture

  • On the advice of Shovana, Shriya auditioned for a music video ‘Thirakti Kyun Hawa.’ She got selected for it, and the music video was shot in Banaras.

  • The filmmakers of ‘Ramoji Films’ spotted her in the video and offered her the Telugu film ‘Ishtam’ (2001).
  • Her first hit film was ‘Santosham’ (2002), with the actors Nagarjuna and Prabhu Deva.

    Shriya Saran in Santosham (2002)

    Shriya Saran in Santosham (2002)

  • Soon, she started getting films in different languages including Hindi, Tamil, English, Kannada, and Malayalam.
  • In 2003, Shriya and R. Madhavan hosted the 50th Filmfare South Awards.
  • She was featured on the cover page of well-known magazines like Galatta Cinema (2007), Maxim India (2008), and Femina (2012).

    Shriya Saran Featured on the Cover of Femina Magazine

    Shriya Saran Featured on the Cover of Femina Magazine

  • She acted in many Telugu films including Chennakesava Reddy (2002), Nenunnanu (2004), Balu (2005), Chhatrapati (2005), Don Seenu (2010), Gayatri (2018), and N.T.R: Kathanayakudu (2019).

    Shriya Saran in Gayatri (2018)

    Shriya Saran in Gayatri (2018)

  • She has acted in some of the most popular Bollywood films including Awarapan (2007) and Drishyam (2015).
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  • She appeared in various Tamil films like Mazhai (2005), Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam (2006), Chandra (2014), and Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017).

    Shriya Saran in Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

    Shriya Saran in Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

  • She got immense popularity with the blockbuster film ‘Sivaji: The Boss’ (2007) starring the legendary actor Rajinikanth.
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  • She has acted in a few Hollywood films like ‘The Other End of the Line’ (2008), ‘Cooking with Stella’ (2009), and ‘Midnight’s Children’ (2012).

    Shriya Saran in Midnight's Children

    Shriya Saran in Midnight’s Children

  • She appeared in Kannada films like Arasu (2007) and Chandra (2013).
  • She was seen in a few Malayalam films like Pokkiri Raja (2010) and Casanovva (2012).

    Shriya Saran in Casanovva (2012)

    Shriya Saran in Casanovva (2012)

  • She is a popular face in the world of South Indian TV commercials. She appeared in the popular TV commercials of various brands like Pond’s Creams, Coca-Cola, Fair & Lovely creams, Pantene Shampoo, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea, and Colgate Active Salt Healthy White toothpaste.

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  • She performed with Shah Rukh Khan at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 4 in April 2010.

    Shriya Saran Dancing at IPL Event

    Shriya Saran Dancing at IPL Event

  • In 2015, she appeared as a guest in a few Hindi TV shows like ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ and ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil.’

    Shriya Saran in Comedy Nights With Kapil

    Shriya Saran in Comedy Nights With Kapil

  • She is a social activist too. She performed in the Mani Ratnam’s stage show ‘Netru, Indru, Naalai to raise funds for “The Banyan,” a voluntary organisation which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.
  • She is associated with various NGOs like Blue Cross of India, Naandi Foundation, and World Vision NGO.

    Shriya Saran at the Event of an NGO

    Shriya Saran at the Event of an NGO

  • In 2010, she started her own spa for visually impaired people. At the inauguration of the spa, she said,

When I studied in DPS Mathura Road in Delhi, there was a school for blind exactly opposite to our school. I used to go there every week and spend time seeing how these students played cricket and did other things normally. That is what inspired me to do something for these people.”

  • On 12 February 2010, Shriya Saran delivered a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A); with this, she became the first actress and the third celebrity after Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to do so.
  • From 2011 to 2015, she was listed among India’s Top 50 Most Desirable Women.

    Shriya Saran Posing During a Photoshoot

    Shriya Saran Posing During a Photoshoot

  • In 2014, she became the brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF).
  • She performed at GR8 Women’s Award in 2014.

    Shriya Saran at GR8 Women's Award

    Shriya Saran at GR8 Women’s Award

  • She has worked as a model for various print advertisements.

    Shriya Saran in a Print Advertisement

    Shriya Saran in a Print Advertisement

  • She has walked the ramp at many renowned fashion shows.

    Shriya Saran Walking the Ramp in an Event

    Shriya Saran Walking the Ramp in an Event

  • She loves scuba diving and is a trained diver.

    Shriya Saran During Her Holiday

    Shriya Saran During Her Holiday

  • She loves spending her leisure time with her pet dog.

    Shriya Saran with Her Dog

    Shriya Saran with Her Dog

  • She is good friends with the actor Nagarjuna.
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