Born and brought up in Dehradun, she started her acting career with Telugu film Ishtam in 2001. Today, she has more than 60 movies in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English and Kannada language for her credit. Trained in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance, she has also done several hit and hot item numbers. She is one of the most sought after actresses in five Indian film industries. Yes! She is none other than the glamorous girl - Shriya Saran.
Shriya Saran hogged the limelight with her second movie Santhosham (2002) starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Prabhu Deva and Gracy Singh in leads. This Telugu film not only gave her a much-needed commercial break, but also paved a way to enter Hindi and Tamil film industries. Following the success of this movie, she was flooded with several offers in Tollywood.
In her career spanning 13 years, Shriya Saran has featured in nearly 30+ Telugu movies and most of them have proved to be successful at the Box Office. She has worked with almost all leading Tollywood stars like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Ravi Teja, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Junior NTR, Prabhas, Allari Naresh, Tarun and Uday Kiran.
Shriya Saran, who turns 31 today (September 11) is celebrating her birthday. We, at Oneindia, wish her a very happy birthday and all the success of the world to her. We bring you the photos and unknown facts about her movies with top 10 Telugu stars. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Shriya Saran, Nagarjuna in Santhosham
Shriya Saran teamed up with Nagarjuna in Santhosham (2002). She played a girl, who lets someone she loves go with another, but wins him back later in life. For her performance, she earned a nomination for the CineMAA Award for Best Actor - Female. With its huge success, the film gave her a good foothold in the Telugu industry. In 2004, Saran once again paired with Nag for another hit movie Nenunnanu, in which she played a student in classical singing.
Shriya Saran, Balakrishna in Chennakesava Reddy
VV Vinayak-directed flick Chennakesava Reddy is the third film of Shriya Saran. She appeared as the love interest of a sincere and dedicated police officer played by Balakrishna. The movie was one of the big commercial hits in her career.
Shriya Saran, Chiranjeevi In Tagore
She also performed the lead female role alongside Megastar Chiranjeevi in his 2003 Telugu film Tagore, which was screened at the International Indian Film Academy Awards. It was a big commercial success.
Shriya Saran, Mahesh Babu In Arjun
Climbing the ladder of success, Shriya Saran featured alongside superstar Mahesh Babu in Arjun (2004), which was also one of big hits in her career.
Shriya Saran, Pawan Kalyan In Balu ABCDEFG
She played Pawan Kalyan's love interest in his 2005 action crime thriller Balu ABCDEFG, which was not only a big hit at the Box Office, but also set a new record by completing 100 days in 8 theaters in Andhra Pradesh.
Shriya Saran, Jr NTR In Naa Alludu
In 2005, Shriya starred alongside young tiger Junior NTR in Naa Alludu. Unfortunately, the film turned out to be the biggest flop of the year in Tollywood. It was also dubbed in Hindi as Main Hoon Gambler.
Shriya Saran, Prabhas In Chatrapathi
In 2005, Shriya Saran had ten 2005 releases, nine of which were Telugu films. The most notable hit among them was Chatrapathi, which featured her alongside Prabhas. This movie earned her first nomination for the Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award.
Shriya Saran, Venkatesh In SCB
Shriya Saran played female lead alongside Victory Venkatesh in his epic historical drama film Subhash Chandra Bose, which was a decent hit at the Box Office.
Shriya Saran, Ravi Teja In Don Seenu
Shriya Saran first teamed up with Mass Maharaja for Bhageeratha in 2005, but it was her second movie with him - Don Seenu which became big success at the Box Office. Later, it was also remade in a few languages - Hindi and Kannada.
Shriya Saran, Allari Naresh In Nuvva Nena
Shriya Saran has also worked with comedy King Allari Naresh in the romantic comedy movie Nuvva Nena. Produced by Vamsi Krishna under SVK Cinema banner, the film was decent grosser at the Box Office.