February 19, 1989 |
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Actress, Dancer, Singer|
|Years active||1997–1998; 2005; 2008–present|
Saranya Mohan (born 19 Feb 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.
Saranya was born on 19 February 1989 as the eldest daughter of Mohan and Kalamandalam Devi, in a Nair family, at Alappuzha, Kerala. She has a younger sister named Sukanya who is also trained classical dancer. 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. Overall she is a good Singer too. She studied at St. Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha, completing her B. A. degree in English literature. Now she is perusing MA in English Literature from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
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 Mohanlal Sir, Mammootty Sir & Juhi Chawla Madam in lead roles. Then she also was seen as a child artist in yet another Malayalam movie Rakthasakshikal Sindabad in which Mohanlal Sir & Suresh Gopi Sir playing lead roles in the movie. Then she took a break, concentrating on her studies, 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 Sir. 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 & 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 named Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu in 2010 which also did well in the boxoffice. 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 Sir, Vinu Mohan & 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. She plays the role of the lover of simbhu's (osthi velan) younger brother. 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 Bolywood debut with Badlapur Boys  opposite Nishan the hindi remake of her hit tamil movie. Now in year 2015 she completed yet another tamil movie Suyam  which is yet to be released.
|1997||Aniyathi Pravu||Malayalam||Child artist|
|1997||Kadhalukku Mariyadhai||Tamil||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||Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar||Keerthana||Tamil|
|2009||A Aa E Ee||Eeswari||Tamil|
|2009||Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu||Village girl||Tamil|
|2009||Village Lo Vinayakudu||Kavya||Telugu|
|2010||Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu||Village girl||Telugu|
|2010||Happy Happy Gaa||Priya||Telugu|
|2011||Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam||Malayalam|
|2011||Innanu Aa Kalyanam||Aisha||Malayalam|
|2013||Ee Bhoomi Aa Bhanu||Bhoomi||Kannada|
|2014||Kadhalai Thavira Verondrum Illai||Kamali||Tamil|
|2015||Ennai Etho Seithu Vittai||Tamil||Filming|
- Madhavi (Koqila)