Shriya Saran's valentines day in Russia?
After scotching about her marriage rumours, glamour’s actress Shriya Saran reportedly celebrated the Valentine’s Day in Russia with her long-time boyfriend. “Apart from spending some quality time with her boyfriend, she wanted to get engage in Lover’s Day with him.
Both are having a great time together and watched a couple of exotic spots besides having cosy dinners,” says an industry source. Despite her parents giving their nod for her marriage, Shriya Saran wants to delay it for some time, as she is getting new offers in Telugu movie industry. “Shriya Saran will be returning to India on February 19 to start her new Telugu film,” the source adds.
The actress was last performed as a doting housewife in ‘Gayatri’ and received good response for her performance and the outstanding looks. “She is in talks for a big film with seasoned star Venkatesh, but nothing is fixed yet,” the source concludes.
After performing mostly glamorous roles, Shriya Saran has become a sought-after actress for performance-oriented roles these days. She proved her acting mettle in ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ and matched her acting strides with Balakrishna and panting for more.
Shriya Saran ties the knot with Andrei Koscheev in Mumbai.
Shriya Saran, who has also acted in several Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films, got married to her Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev on March 12 in an intimate ceremony at her home in Mumbai. Reported in Times of India daily.
Actress Shriya Saran, last seen in Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam, has reportedly tied the knot with Russian business man and tennis player Andrei Koscheev. According to Mid-Day, Shriya, who has also acted in several Tamil, Malaylam and Telugu films, got married on March 12 in an intimate ceremony at her home in Mumbai. Present at the ceremony were her close friends and family.
Shriya Saran made her debut in the film industry with Telugu film Ishtam in 2001 and went on to work in many regional films like Sivaji, Tagore, Manam and others. She made her debut in Hindi cinema in the year 2003 with Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza starrer Tujhe Meri Kasam. Her last Bollywood outing was as Ajay Devgn’s wife in 2015 thriller Drishyam.
Couple of days back, Shriya’s mother denied the rumours about her daughter’s wedding. “No, it’s all rumours that keep resurfacing.
Shriya Saran has to attend her friend’s wedding in Rajasthan and had ordered clothes and jewellery for it. In fact, she has to attend both, a relative’s and a friend’s wedding this month and in March. That’s probably why this has gone viral,” she was stated.
Shriya Saran is currently awaiting the release of her new movie Gayathri where she worked with Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu. She also has Naragasooran opposite Aravind Swamy and Tadka with Nana Patekar. Directed by Prakash Raj, Tadka is a Hindi remake of the Malayalam hit movie Salt and Pepper.
About actress Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran is an Indian actress and model known for her work in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. Saran was born in Dehradun and spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. Her dance master gave her the opportunity to appear in Renoo Nathan's debut music video "Thirakti Kyun Hawa", which brought Shriya Saran to the attention of many Indian film makers. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she was offered a leading role.
Saran made her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam and had her first commercial success with Santhosham.
Saran starred in Sivaji, was a highest-grossing Tamil film at that time. She also gained critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan.
In 2008, Shriya Saran played the lead role in her first Hollywood film, an American-Indio co-production The Other End of the Line.
In her South Indian film projects included popular films such as Kanthaswamy in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja in Malayalam, roles that established her as one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industries.
In 2012, she was cast in the British–Canadian film Midnight's Children, under the direction of Deepa Mehta, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, for which she received international critical acclaim.
Shriya achieved further commercial success by starring in films such as Pavitra and Chandra. In 2014, Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, which brought her accolades for her performance in the movie.
In addition to her work in films, Saran has been the brand ambassador for brands across India, endorsing beauty and health products. Among other philanthropic activities, she has volunteered for charity organizations.
In 2011 Shriya Saran opened a spa employing exclusively visually challenged people. She was also the brand ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League for its first two seasons.
1982 born Shriya Saran lived with her parents in Haridwar, North India. Her father worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals and her mother was a teacher in Delhi Public School.
Saran completed her schooling from the schools where her mother had taught. She has an elder brother named Abhiroop who lives and work in Mumbai.
Shriya Saran family lived in the small town of BHEL colony in Haridwar when she was growing up. She later moved to Delhi for her higher study at Lady Shri Ram College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature.
Saran is an accomplished dancer. She was first trained as a child by her mother in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance, and later trained in the Kathak style by Shovana Narayan.
Shriya Saran was involved with many dance programmes in college festivals. They would incorporate social issues into their dance routines.
While she was at College in Delhi, Saran got her first opportunity to appear in front of the camera for a video shoot. She was acted for a music video of Renoo Nathan's "Thirakti Kyun Hawa".
The video was seen by Ramoji Films and they offered her the lead role of Neha in their film Ishtam. Shriya Saran accepted the first film offer and, even before it was released the movie she was signed to four more films, including Nuvve Nuvve, in which Saran played a millionaire's daughter who falls for a middle-class man.
In 2002, she starred in Santosham, co-starring Nagarjuna which was her first commercial success. The film took the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film and Filmfare Best Film Award.
Shriya Saran played a woman 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, giving her a good foothold in the Telugu industry in the early part of her career.
In 2003, Saran acted in a supporting role in her first Hindi film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, starring debutants Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza in leading roles. She also performed the lead female role in several Telugu films including Tagore, which was screened at the International Indian Film Academy Awards and it was a big commercial success.
Shriya followed it with her Tamil film debut in Enakku 20 Unakku 18, alongside Tarun and Trisha Krishnan, which was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, in which she played a football coach. Though she acted in films in three languages that year, eight of the first ten films of her career were in Telugu.
In 2004, Saran acted in two Telugu and two Hindi films, including Nenunnanu, where she played a student in classical singing.
She had ten 2005 releases, nine of which were Telugu movie, the most notable for her being Chatrapathi. There she appeared opposite Prabhas and earned her first nomination for the Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award.
A reviewer for Moviebuzz said that as an action film, Saran's character of the lead's love interest was not well developed and that she was there primarily for the songs.
Meanwhile, she tried to make her comeback in Tamil with Mazhai, it’s a remake movie of the Telugu film Varsham. Neither the movie nor her performance were received well.
Also, in 2005, Shriya Saran appeared as one of only three characters in the film Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu, which was about a married couple's first night together, and made a guest appearance in a children's film called Bommalata, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
Saran's only lead role in 2006, excluding three special appearances, was in the Tamil film Thiruvilayadal Arambam.
In 2007, Shriya Saran was decided to play the lead female role opposite Rajinikanth in S. Shankar's Sivaji: The Boss, which was the most expensive Indian film at that time.
Her performance earned her a South Scope Style Award for Best Tamil Actress, her first award win, and a nomination at the Vijay Awards.
The role in the Rajinikanth movie made her a star in the south Indian film industry. During this phase of her career, she made several special appearances in item numbers, including in the films Devadasu, Munna, and Tulasi.
In 2007, Shriya Saran made her comeback in Hindi cinema with Awarapan, which was a joint production between India and Pak.
This was her fourth Hindi film, but the others had failed to make any impact. Sanjay Ram, writing for Business of Cinema, gave the film 2.5 of 5 stars and said that Saran provided a brief, compelling performance.
Later she appeared in one more Tamil film, Azhagiya Tamil Magan, opposite Vijay. Though critics exalted her looks, her performance received mixed reviews, with one reviewer, Nandhu Sundharam of Rediff, going so far as to say that her "acting is as bad as her looks are good".
The same year Shriya Saran made a special appearance in a scene in the Kannada film Arasu. She appeared in six films in 2007 in four languages.
Shriya Saran was a part of Tamil director Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai, an event which sought to raise funds for "The Banyan", a voluntary organisation which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.
Saran was the first actress, and the third celebrity after Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to deliver a lecture to students at the IIM.
She said that "The Indian media and entertainment industry is the fastest growing sector at present, so considering this IIM Ahmedabad had started a new program CFI – Contemporary Film Industry – A Business Perspective.
She was there to give a lecture to 2nd year students of CFI and did a lot of research for the lecture for nearly five days.
Saran started her modelling career by acting in a Pond's Creams advertisement. She then did a Coca-Cola advertisement alongside Tamil actor Vijay, which was directed by prominent director Rajiv Menon or McCann Erickson advertising agency. She also starred in a Fair & Lovely creams advertisement during her early career.
Shriya Saran is also appointed as brand ambassador for Pantene Shampoo. In 2007, she became the brand ambassador of Saravana Stores. She is now the brand ambassador of the Lux and Head & Shoulders.
Shriya Saran was also signed as brand ambassador along with actor Saif Ali Khan for Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea. Saran says no to soft drinks advertisements because she feels that soft drinks may harm children's health.
In 2011, Saran was appointed as the promotional model for McVitie's by United Biscuits along with Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu.
In 2013, Saran was appointed as brand ambassador for Colgate Active Salt Healthy White toothpaste, along with actress Kareena Kapoor.
In 2014, Shriya Saran was signed as brand ambassador for Karnataka Milk Federation.
Shriya Saran has appeared on various other magazine covers over the years, including Jade and South Scope. In 2012, she again did a photo shoot for Maxim India.
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