Shriya Saran, (born 11th September 1982) is an actress in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is known for her glamorous and beautiful roles in movies.Shriya Saran was born as second child to Neeraja and Pushpendra Saran. She was brought up in Ranipur, a small town in north India, a few miles from the holy city of Haridwar. She has an elder brother Abhiroop, who recently got married. She has completed her schooling from DPS (Delhi Public School). She has done B.A. (Literature) from Lady Sri Ram College(LSR). She has a serious interest in classical dancing, and is an accomplished Kathak dancer.
She started her career as an aspiring model. This led to roles in music albums and advertisements.Shriya started her movie acting career with the Telugu film Ishtam (2001), produced by Usha Kiran Movies. This first film didn’t fare too well at the box office, but she was noticed by many Telugu producers and directors. Soon she signed for Nagarjuna’s Santosham (2002), which was a major hit and she didn’t have to turn back since then. She was among the top divas of Tollywood. Her later movies, such as Nuvve Nuvve and Bhageeratha, earned her many accolades. She had one of the biggest hits in her career with Chatrapati opposite Prabhas.