Saranya Nag

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Saranya Nagh
Years active2004–2014

Saranya Nagh is an Indian former actress who has appeared in Tamil language films. She made her debut in a supporting role in Balaji Sakthivel's critically acclaimed Kaadhal (2004), before playing leading roles in Peraanmai (2009) and Mazhaikaalam (2012).


Saranya was born and brought up in Chennai Tamil Nadu She finished her schooling from Durga matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam.[1]

Saranya acted as a child artist in Nee Varuvai Ena.[2] She was in Class IX, when cinematographer Vijay Milton referred her on to Balaji Sakthivel who had subsequently cast her in Kaadhal. She was initially considered to play the heroine in the film, but the role was later handed to Sandhya, after the director felt she looked too young. She thus made her debut in a supporting role in the film as Sandhya's friend, and the film went on to win critical and commercial acclaim.[3] Her role was well received and prompted a producer to sign her on for the lead role in a Oru Vaarthai Pesu, but the film was later shelved.[4] She followed this up with the lead role in a low-budget Telugu film titled 10th Class.[5] After appearing in another low-budget production Vilayattu, Saranya went on to appear as one of the five girls alongside Vasundra and Dhansika in S. P. Jananathan's Peraanmai, which featured Jayam Ravi in the lead role and won positive reviews. After the success of Peranmai, she signed several projects including Thiruvasagam with Aryan Rajesh and Saravana Kudil with Tarun Gopi, but the films failed to materialize.[6] Thiruvasagam was revived in 2013 and its title was changed to Eera Veyyil.[7]

Her solo lead role came in Mazhaikaalam directed by Deepan, its director and co-starring newcomer Sriram. Prior to release, the film made the headlines after it was reported that Saranya would appear nude in a crucial scene. Saranya then clarified that she wore a skin-toned costume, and the scene was shot aesthetically.[8][9] In 2013 she appeared in two Telugu films Prema Oka Maikam.[10][11]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Kaadhal Kavithai Jothi's friend Tamil As child artiste
1999 Nee Varuvai Ena Unknown Tamil As child artiste
2003 Enakku 20 Unakku 18 College student Tamil
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu
2004 Kaadhal Saranya Tamil
2005 Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Thenmozhi's sister Tamil
2006 Thullura Vayasu Cherin Tamil
10th Class Anjali Telugu
2008 Vilayattu Priya Tamil
2009 Peranmai Ajitha Tamil
2012 Mazhaikkalam Sophia Tamil
2013 Prema Oka Maikam Swathi Telugu
2013 Doosukeltha Ashtalakshmi Telugu
2014 Rettai Vaalu Anjali Tamil
Eera Veyyil Priya Tamil
Muyal Tamil
Short films
  • Bodhai
  • Marai Nahal


  1. ^ "If I'd come from Mumbai, I'd have more films". Archived from the original on 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Saranya Nag wanted to marry Ajith". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Arts / Cinema : Awaiting the monsoon". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012.
  4. ^ Behindwoods : Kaadhal finds place for the heroine
  5. ^ 10th class - Telugu cinema Photo Gallery - Bharat & Saranya
  6. ^ IndiaGlitz – Aryan Rajesh in Tamil again – Tamil Movie News
  7. ^ "Aryan Rajesh's second innings in K'town | Deccan Chronicle". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 13 June 2013.
  8. ^ ‘Kadhal’ Saranya talks about her nude scene
  9. ^ When Saranya almost went nude!
  10. ^ "Charmi gets special praise". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  11. ^ "If I'd come from Mumbai, I'd have more films". Archived from the original on 14 August 2013.

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