life and career
Shriya Saran is a known face in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industry. She entered the world of films with 'Ishtam' in 2001 and acted in several popular films including the Rajnikanth starrer 'Sivaji: The Boss'. Shriya forayed into Bollywood with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' in 2003. Known for films like 'Awarapan', 'Mission Istanbul' amongst others, she received rave reviews for her role of a simple housewife in Ajay Devgn's 'Drishyam'. Earlier in 2008, she played the lead role in the American-Indian co-production 'The Other End of the Line'. Among other activities, she has taken part in a number of charity organisations, and has recently opened a spa employing visually challenged people.