Saranya Mohan

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Saranya Mohan
Born (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 30)[1]
Other namesAppu
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active1997–2015
Spouse(s)Dr.Aravind Krishnan (September 2015 – present)[3]

Saranya Mohan is a former Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. She is probably best known for her performances in Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009), Eeram (2009), Velayudham (2011) and Osthe (2011).[4]

Early life[edit]

Saranya is the eldest daughter of Mohan and Kalamandalam Devi.[2] She has a younger sister named Sukanya who is also trained classical dancer.[2] Both her parents are trained classical dancers and dance teachers, who together run a dance school, Y.K.B Dance Academy [5] in Alappuzha, where Saranya herself also learnt dancing bharatanatyam. She studied at St. Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha,[6] completing her B. A. degree in English literature.[7] After completing MA in English Literature from Annamalai University,[8] Chidambaram she is currently doing MFA in Bharatanatyam from the same university.


She was brought to light by Malayalam director Fazil, who had seen Saranya dancing at her dancing school. 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. Next she made appearance as a child artist in the hit Malayalam movie Harikrishnans with Mammootty, Mohanlal and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. Then she also was seen as a child artist in yet another Malayalam movie Rakthasakshikal Sindabad with Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi. Then she took a break, concentrating on her studies,[9] 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 3 more Tamil films in 2008, which, however, were less successful. These included the 1st one Jayamkondaan, next was Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar & finally Panchamirtham along with Jayaram . In year 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. The other two Tamil movies were A Aa E Ee with Prabhu Sir & another Tamil movie was Arumugham with Bharath and Priyamani in lead roles. Later that year, she made her Telugu debut with Village Lo Vinayakudu and made her comeback to Malayalam films, starring in Chemistry. She also did the Telugu remake of her Tamil movie titled Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu in 2010, which also did well in the box office. Then she did one more Telugu movie Happy Happy Ga the same year. Start of the year 2011 she did a Malayalam movie Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam. Next was yet another Malayalam movie Nadakame Ulakam along with Mukesh, Vinu Mohan and Sarayu Mohan. Then she did a cameo role in the Tamil movie Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai same year. In 2011 she also 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. Same year later she did a Malayalam movie Innanu Aa Kalyanam. She also acted in another film named Dharani's Osthi in the end of 2011 with Simbu in lead role. The year 2012 also she started off with a Malayalam movie Perinoru Makan. Then she had an entry to Kannada same year with her debut Kannada movie Ee Bhoomi Aa Bhanu. Then she went on to do a Tamil movie Kolagalam. In 2014 she did her 2nd Kannada movie Paramashiva starring V. Ravichandran Sir too. She continued her career with a Tamil movie Kadhalai Thavira Veru Ondrum Illai. Then the same year she made her Bollywood debut with Badlapur Boys opposite Nishan which was the Hindi remake of her hit Tamil movie Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu.[10] Now in year 2015 she completed yet another Tamil movie Suyam,[11] which is yet to be released.

Personal life[edit]

Saranya married her longtime friend Dr. Aravind Krishnan on 6 September 2015 at Kottamkulangara Devi Temple, Alappuzha.[12] They have a son named Anantapadmanabhan Aravind and a daughter named Annapoorna Aravind. [13]


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 Meera Tamil
2006 Pachakuthira Actress Malayalam
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 Kalyanram Kathi Haritha Telugu
2010 Happy Happy Gaa Priya Telugu
2011 Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam Malayalam
2011 Nadakame Ulakam Nandhana Malayalam
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai Rani Tamil
2011 Velayudham Kaveri Tamil
2011 Innanu Aa Kalyanam Aisha Malayalam
2011 Osthe Nirmala Tamil
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 Ennai Etho Seithu Vittai Tamil
2015 Mudra Telugu

TV serial[edit]

  • Meera (Asianet) as Meera
  • Swami Ayyappan (Asianet) as Malikapurathamma
  • Manassariyathe
  • Krishnakripasagaram (Amrita TV) as Ambai Pennu


  • Kalyan Jewellery
  • Wedland Silks & Sareees
  • AVR


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  2. ^ a b c വേലായുധത്തിന്റെ കാവേരി. (6 November 2011)
  3. ^ Actress Saranya Mohan enters into wedlock – Times of India. (7 September 2015). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ വെണ്ണിലാ പെണ്‍കൊടി. (28 April 2009)
  5. ^ YKB International Academy. YKB International Academy. Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  6. ^ St Joseph's College. (1 July 1954). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  7. ^ Interview With Saranya Mohan – Interviews. (26 October 2009). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ Annamalai University Staff Portal. Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
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  11. ^ Suyam Movie Trailer. YouTube (13 October 2014). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
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