Her father’s name is Pushpendra Saran and her mother is Neeraja. She was brought up in Ranipur, Haridwar. She has got a brother named Abhiroop. She completed her schooling from Delhi Public School. Later she completed B.A. from Lady Sri Ram College. She is said to be a good Kathak dancer. She started her career with modelling and later entered the film industry.Shriya’s film career began with the Telugu film Ishtam in 2001, a Usha Kiran Movies production. The film was a failure at the box office, but it gave her the required exposure to the industry people searching for new actresses. Her next movie was “Chennakeshava Reddy” opposite Balakrishna. This film was also a disappointment to her career growth. Later she acted in “Santhosham” opposite Nagarjuna along with another actress Gracy Singh. The film gave her the success she needed to be among the list of top actresses. Her next movie was “Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu” with Tarun in 2003 directed by Jyothi Krishna. It was an average at the box office. After that Shriya got an opportunity to act with Chiranjeevi. The film was titled “Tagore” and was another big hit in her career after the film “Santhosham.” Later she acted in a couple of movies as a female lead role and in a number of films as a guest role but none were successful at the box office.
Shriya debuted Tamil film industry with the film “Ennakku 20 Unnakku 18 in 2003 along with Tarun and Trisha Krishnan. It was a moderate success at the box office, but it was a huge musical hit. The film gave her a good exposure in Tamil film industry and she was supposedly approached by several directors and producers ready to cast her in their movies. But she chose to stay in the Telugu film industry for a while. Nearly after an year she again played the female lead role in Tamil film industry with the film Mazhai opposite Jayam Ravi. The movie proved to be a good one at the box office. Recently she clinched the female lead role opposite Rajinikanth in the film Sivaji: The Boss, which is currently on post production under the direction of Shankar. Shriya is also acting opposite Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan, and in another movie with Vikram in Kandasaamy. Besides Telugu and Tamil, She has also acted in a couple of bollywood films. The films include Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, opposite Rithesh Deshmukh, Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum with Arya Bubber, Shukriya with Aftab Shivdasani and Awaarapan opposite Emraan Hasmi, a movie which is going to be released in june 2007, and currently she is acting in the film produced by k.Sera, opposite Bobby Deol.
Shriya, with her ability to work hard and with her glamorous looks, is certainly going to make it big on the silver screen. After all she has got a long way to go in the film industry.