Born in Dehradun, Shriya Saran's birth name is Shriya Saran Bhatnagar. She spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. (All pictures/Shriya Saran's Instagram account)
Shriya Saran's father worked in a company, while her mother was a chemistry teacher. The south sensation also has an elder brother Abhiroop.
Shriya Saran studied at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature.
Did you know Shriya Saran is also a trained dancer? In 2001, Shriya Saran's dance teacher gave her a chance to appear in debut music video 'Thirakti Kyun Hawa', which brought her in the limelight.
Not many know that Shriya Saran wanted to become a dancer. But since she got an acting offer for a leading role, Shriya Saran took the opportunity.
Shriya Saran made her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film 'Ishtam'. However, her first box office success was the film 'Santhosham' in 2002, co-starring Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Shriya Saran soon became a sensation in the South film industry and subsequently started getting acting offers in Bollywood and Tamil films.
In 2007, Shriya Saran starred in Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing Tamil films in the history.
Shriya Saran also gained an appreciation for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan, starring Emraan Hashmi.
In 2008, Shriya Saran played the lead role in her first English film, the American-Indian co-production 'The Other End of the Line'.
Shriya Saran also starred in popular films like Kanthaswamy (2009) in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja (2010) in Malayalam. These films went on to become huge hits and established her as a leading actress in South cinema.
In 2012, Shriya Saran was cast in the British-Canadian film Midnight's Children, which was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta. The movie was based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.
In 2014, Shriya Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, co-starring Akkineni Nagarjuna. Shriya received rave reviews for her performance in the film.
Talking about her personal life, Shriya Saran is a certified scuba diver and has also done an underwater photography course.
In fact, Shriya Saran prefers to call herself a water baby. She often shares pictures of her scuba diving on her social media accounts.
Shriya Saran shared this picture on social media and wrote, "I miss those mornings when my wake up alarm is not my phone but the first ray of sunrise touching my face followed by a beautiful dive in the ocean and find miracle in every little coral! Ocean is Magical. [sic]"
Well, for the unversed, Shriya Saran is no more single. She tied the nuptial knot with Russian entrepreneur and tennis player Andrei Koscheev in a hush-hush wedding, that took place on March 12, this year.
This picture was taken at the Shriya Saran's wedding reception, which took place in Udaipur. The reception too was a very low-key affair with only Manoj Bajpayee and veteran Shabana Azmi in attendance.
Though she is a social media savvy, Shriya Saran never talks about her husband, or for that matter anything related to her personal life.
Here's a look at some candid pictures of the beautiful actress, all thanks to her social media account.
Shriya Saran with a friend, during one of the parties, at the actress' home in Andheri, Mumbai.
Shriya Saran gives a sensuous pose for a photoshoot.
Shriya Saran shared this picture during one of her vacations, outside India.
Shriya Saran loves to pose in designer gowns, that she mostly opts for Awards events.
Shriya Saran shared this picture from one of her vacations in Bali.
Shriya Saran looks pretty in the ivory lehenga.
Shriya Saran clicked as she is ready for a dive!
All set to party! Eh?
Shriya Saran looks glamourous in this outfit! Don't you think?
Shriya Saran poses for the shutterbugs in an all-black attire
We wish Shriya Saran a very happy birthday!
Shriya Saran might not have quite made a mark in Bollywood yet, but the actress is quite a sensation in the South. As the actress turned 36, we take a look at Shriya's candid pictures that prove why she is such a rage!
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