The south sensation Shriya Saran took birth in Dehradun and spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. She completed her study at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and graduated in literature. The actress who is also a trained dancer appeared in a music video 'Thirakti Kyun Hawa'. Before becoming an actress, Shriya Saran wanted to become a dancer.
She made her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film 'Ishtam'. However, the film 'Santhosham' released in 2002, co-starring AkkineniNagarjuna made her popular. After this film, she started getting acting offers in Bollywood and Tamil films. In 2007, she bagged a film opposite superstar Rajinikanth titled Sivaji, which went on to become one of the highest-Collections in Tamil films. Shriya received appreciation for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan co-featuring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.
In 2008, Shriya bagged the lead role in an English film, the American-Indian co-production 'The Other End of the Line'. Her popular films include Kanthaswamy (2009) in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja (2010) in Malayalam. Both the films established her as a leading actress in South cinema. She was also worked in the British-Canadian film Midnight's Children, which was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel.
Shivaji actress worked in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, co-starring Akkineni Nagarjuna. Talking about her personal life, she is a certified scuba diver and has also done an underwater photography course.
While sharing a picture of her, Shriya Sara 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]"
Not many know, the actress has tied the nuptial knot with Russian entrepreneur and tennis player Andrei Koscheev which took place on March 12, this year. Saran's wedding reception took place in Udaipur and it too was a very low-key affair with only Manoj Bajpayee and veteran Shabana Azmi in attendance.