Saranya Mohan

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Saranya Mohan
Born (1989-02-19) February 19, 1989 (age 26)
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Other names Appu
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–1998; 2005; 2008–present

Saranya Mohan (born 19 February 1989) is an Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. She is probably best known for her performances in Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu.[1]

Early life[edit]

Saranya was born on 19 February 1989 as the eldest daughter of Mohan and Kalamandalam Devi, in a Nair family, at Alappuzha, Kerala.[2][need quotation to verify] She has a younger sister named Sukanya who is also trained classical dancer.[citation needed] Both her parents are trained classical dancers and dance teachers, who together runs a dance school, Y.K.B dance academy in Alappuzha, where Saranya herself also learnt dancing bharatanatyam. She studied at St. Joseph's College in Alappuzha, completing her B. A. degree in English literature.[3]


She was brought to light by Malayalam director Fazil, who had seen Saranya dancing at her dancing school.[citation needed] After approaching and persuading her parents, he cast her for a child character in the 1997 Malayalam film Aniyathi Pravu and its Tamil remake, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. Following two more roles as a child artiste, she took a break, concentrating on her studies,[4] before enacting a supporting role in another Fazil directorial, Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005), in which she acted as a sister to the male lead character.

Her subsequent release, the Dhanush-Nayantara starrer Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), brought her into limelight. Her comedic performance as the younger sister to the lead female, who has a crush on her sister's love interest, won her fame and many accolades. She subsequently appeared in a number of Tamil films, which, however, were less successful. 2009, she had six releases, four of which being Tamil projects. Out of her Tamil releases, the tragedy sports film, Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, directed by debutante Suseenthiran, and the supernatural thriller Eeram proved to be commercially as well as critically successful. Later that year, she made her Telugu debut with Village Lo Vinayakudu and made her comeback to Malayalam films, starring in Chemistry. In 2011 she acted in M.Raja's Velayudham which turned out to be a huge hit. Her role as Vijay's sister won her a lot of good reviews. She also acted in another film named Dharani's Osthi in 2011. She plays the role of the lover of simbhu's (osthi velan) younger brother. Her debut Bollywood film is Badlapur Boys.[5]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1997 Aniyathi Pravu Malayalam Child artist
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Tamil Child artist
1998 Harikrishnans Malayalam Child artist
1998 Rakthasakshikal Sindabad Malayalam Child artist
2005 Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Saranya Tamil
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Pooja (Anandhavalli) Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actress Award
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Jayamkondaan Archana Durairaj Tamil
2008 Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Keerthana Tamil
2008 Panchamirtham Seetha Tamil
2009 A Aa E Ee Eeswari Tamil
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Village girl Tamil
2009 Eeram Divya Sreeriraman Tamil
2009 Arumugam Mallika Tamil
2009 Village Lo Vinayakudu Kavya Telugu
2009 Chemistry Parvathy Malayalam
2010 Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu Village girl Telugu
2010 Happy Happy Gaa Priya Telugu
2010 Kalyanram Kathi Haritha Telugu
2011 Nadakame Ulakam Nandhana Malayalam
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai Rani Tamil
2011 Velayudham Kaveri Tamil
2011 Innanu Aa Kalyanam Aisha Malayalam
2011 Osthe Nirmala Tamil
2011 Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam Malayalam
2012 Perinoru Makan Bhama Malayalam
2013 Ee Bhoomi Aa Bhanu Bhoomi Kannada
2013 Kolagalam Ramya Tamil
2014 Paramashiva Swathi Kannada
2014 Kadhalai Thavira Verondrum Illai Kamali Tamil
2014 Badlapur Boys Sapna Hindi
2015 Suyam Selvi Tamil
2015 Thakkali Malayalam Filming
2015 Ennai Etho Seithu Vittai Tamil Filming
2015 Mudra Telugu Filming

TV Serial[edit]

  • Swami Ayyappan


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