Born on 11 September 1982, Shirya Saran is a popular and highly accepted Indian actress and model. She is best known not only for her great work in South Indian cinema, but also in Bollywood movies and American cinema.
Shirya Saran made her first made her film debut with Ishtam, a Telugu film released in 2001.
Unlike most Indian actresses, Saran is a very secretive actress, and she has managed to keep her private from the media and the public. She only came out to announce their planned wedding ceremony with Andrei Koscheev, a Russian businessman and sportsman, to happen betweenMarch 17 and 19, 2018.
She has been a household name in India for years now. However, we believe there so many other things about her that you do not know. Here are some of them:
1. Saran is an Ambassador for several Indian brands
Being a prominent figure that she is, Saran is an ambassador for several major brands in India. These include many beauty and health products such as Pantene Shampoo, Saravana Stores, Head & Shoulders, and Lux. In addition to these brands, Saran was also an ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League during its first two sessions.
2. She has won many awards
Her talent has seen her win many awards. She first won the South Scope Style Ward in 2008 for Best Tamir actress after appearing in ‘Sivaj: The Boss’. She also won the Stardust Exciting New Face Award in 2009 for the role she played in Mission Istanbul. Her third award was the Amrita Mathrubhunmi Award for Best Actress for her role in “Kanthaswamy Thoranai” in 2010. She has also won other five more awards for her role in various films.
3. Saran owns a spa
Shirya Saran opened her own spa – Shree Spa – in 2011 in Mumbai. The employees in her spa are all visually challenged. Saran’s challenges when she was growing up are what inspired to employ such people. She actually attended a school which situated opposite a school for theblind. She was known to visit the school for the blind every week.
4. She first worked for Pond’s Creams as a model
Shirya Saran started her career as a model, and the very first company she advertised for was Pond’s Creams. Next, Saran, alongside Tamil actor Vijay, picked up advertisement job for Coca- Cola. Nowadays, she doesn’t accept modeling for soft drinks because she says that these products are harmful to children’s health.
5. She has four films to be released in 2018
Saran has appeared in four films, all set for release this year. They include Gayatri, Naragasooran, Veera Bhoga Vasantha Rayalu and Tadka.
6. She was a video vixen
Saran was in a dance video called thirakti kyun hawa, when she was college in her sophomore year. That’s where Ramoji Films spotted her.
7. Grew up in Haridwar
Shriya Saran was not only born, but also grew up in Haridwar.
8. An alumni of Lady Shri College
She is a Bachelor of Arts De… graduate from this college.
Saran is fluent in English and Hindi. She can also understand Tamil and Telugu very well.
10. She is a humanitarian
Apart from employing only visually impaired people in her spa, Shriya is also associated with the World Vision, an NGO that finds responsible parents for deprived children.