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Saranya Ponvannan

Sheela better known by her stage name Saranya is an Indian film actress who has predominantly appeared in Tamil language films. Saranya made her debut in a lead role in Mani Ratnam's Nayagan and went on to play lead roles in a few films during the late 1980s. Following an eight-year sabbatical, she returned to feature films as a character artiste, essaying supporting roles, particularly playing mother characters to lead artists. For her performances in films including Raam (2005), Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005), Em Magan (2006) and Kalavani (2010), she has received notable critical praise and several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress, while her performance in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru fetched her the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2011.Saranya is the daughter of Malayalam film director A. B. Raj. She is married to a fellow actor, Ponvannan.


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Born:
Apr 26, 1970 In Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Movie/TV Credits:
69
First Appeared:
In the movie Nayakan 1987-10-21
Latest Project:
Movie MGR Magan 2022
Known For
Filmography
Movie MGR Magan 2022
Movie Sashi 2021-03-19
Movie Kalavani 2 2019-07-05
Movie Nani's Gang Leader Varalakshmi 2019-09-13
Movie Junga Junga's mother 2018-07-27
Movie Mannar Vagaiyara Ilaiyarani's mother 2018-01-26
Movie Kolamavu Kokila Kokila's Mother 2018-08-17
Movie Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna Aiyappan's Mother 2018-08-17
Movie Velaiyilla Pattathari 2 Bhuvana 2017-08-11
Movie Katha Nayagan Thambidurai's Mother 2017-09-08
Movie Brahmotsavam Ajay's Relative 2016-05-20
Movie Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum 2016-08-05
Movie Achamindri 2016-12-30
Movie Kodi Kodi and Anbu's Mother 2016-10-28
Movie Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Yasothammal 2014-02-14
Movie Manam Seetharamudu's Mother 2014-05-23
Movie Amma Ammamma 2014-05-30
Movie Pappali 2014-07-11
Movie Vatthikuchi Sakthi's mother 2013-03-15
Movie Kutti Puli Dheivaanai 2013-05-30
Movie All in All Azhagu Raja Meenakshi Muthukrishnan 2013-11-02
Movie Naiyaandi 2013-10-11
Movie Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Shenbagam Saravanan's mother 2012-04-12
Movie Neerparavai Mary 2012-11-30
Movie Muthukku Muthaaga Pechi 2011-03-18
Movie Vaanam Lakshmi 2011-04-29
Movie Thambikku Indha Ooru 2010-03-05
Movie Komaram Puli Puli's Mother 2010-09-10
Movie Bayam Ariyan Vinoth's Mother 2010-04-25
Movie Vedam Padma 2010-06-04
Movie Kalavani Lakshmi 2010-06-25
Movie Kuruvi Koccha's Wife 2008-05-03
Movie Pidichirukku 2008-01-14
Movie Singakutty 2008-03-21
Movie Paandi Sivakami 2008-05-23
Movie Ready 2008-06-19
Movie Dindigul Sarathy Sarathy's Mother 2008-12-18
Movie Thenavattu 2008-11-21
Movie Thirumagan Jayakodi 2007-03-09
Movie Kireedam Shakti's Mother 2007-07-20
Movie Puli Varudhu 2007-12-21
Movie Vel Vasu and Vel's mother 2007-11-08
Movie Em Magan Krishna's Mother 2006-09-08
Movie Adaikalam Kasthuri 2006-12-28
Movie Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Thiru's Mother 2006-12-15
Movie Raam Saradha 2005-03-04
Movie Sivakasi Udayappa's wife 2005-11-01
Movie Chatrapathy Saravanan's Sister 2004-02-03
Movie Arul 2004-05-07
Movie Alai 2003-07-08
Movie Meendum Savithri Uma 1996-02-09
Movie Karuththamma Periyakanni 1994-11-03
Movie Dasarathan 1993-02-04
Movie Ente Sreekuttikku Nandini 1993-01-12
Movie Vanakkam Vathiyare 1991-02-01
Movie Aakasha Kottayile Sultan Mallika 1991-01-01
Movie Aanaval Mothiram Annie 1991-04-27
Movie Cheppukilukkana Changathi Manikutty 1991-09-18
Movie Ennum Nanmakal Indu 1991-02-15
Movie Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga 1990-04-14
Movie Anjali Dr. Sheela 1990-07-12
Movie Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil Preethy 1989-01-29
Movie Sakalakala Sammandi 1989-07-07
Movie Artham Manasa 1989-07-28
Movie Sigappu Thali 1988-04-15
Movie En Jeevan Paaduthu Narmada 1988-06-23
Movie Dhayam Onnu Rita 1988-06-29
Movie Manasukkul Mathappu Seema 1988-06-24
Movie Nayakan Neela 1987-10-21