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Saranya Ponvannan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | May 11, 2024

Date of Birth

25 / April / 1970


54 Years



Saranya was born on April 25, 1970, in Alappuzha, Kerala, India. Her father is the famous Malayalam filmmaker A. B. Raj who has directed more than 75 Malayalam films, and 2 Tamil films too. Her Tamil debut as the lead in the film “Nayagan” starring Kamal Hasan.

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In 1988, she first made an appearance in Telugu through the film “Neerajanam” followed by a debut in Malayalam through the film “Artham” in the year 1989. In 1996, at the close of her professional career, she first made an appearance in Kannada in the film “Appaji”.


A. B. Raj Saranya Ponvannan Father

A. B. Raj Saranya Ponvannan Father

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Ponvannan Saranya Ponvannan Husband

Chandini and Priyadarshini Saranya Ponvannan's Daughters

Chandini and Priyadarshini Saranya Ponvannan’s Daughters


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Ponvannan was a professional artist when he first came to the town he grew up in of Erode and was introduced to author Valampuri John, which led to his employment with director Kovai Thambi’s Motherland Pictures. At the same time, he also directed his low-budget film Annai Vayal which is under the radar. In the 90s and into the 2000s, he was in other support roles, usually in the role of the antagonist in movies.

After his exposure gained in the production company, Ponvannan began his apprenticeship with director Bharathiraja and also helped the director with the writing of the dialogue for his movies. 3 Ponvannan slowly became an actor under Bharathiraja and was seen in support roles in director Bharathiraja’s Pudhu Nellu Podhu Naathu (1991), Karuthamma (1994), and Pasumpon (1995).

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Film Roles Year
Nayakan Neela 1987
Manasukkul Mathappu Dr. Geetha 1988
En Jeevan Paduthu Narmada 1988
Melam Kottu Thaali Kattu Muthamma 1988
Sivapputhaali Keerthana 1988
Anjali Dr. Sheela 1990
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Meena 1990
Vanakkam Vathiyare Sundari 1991
Seevalaperi Pandi Velammal 1994
Yavarum Nalam Shanti, Manohar’s Mother 2009
Vilaiyattu   2008
Vel Saradha (Velu’s & Vasu’s Mother) 2007
Varnajalam Karthiga 2004
Adhu Meera’s mother 2004
Adaikalam Kasthuri 2006
Kalavani Lakshmi Ramasamy 2010
Guru Sishyan Mahalakshmi 2010
Magane En Marumagane Ponnarasi’s Mother 2010
Thambikku Indha Ooru Mrs.Kumaraswamy 2010
Vedam Padma 2010
Puli Puli’s mother 2010
All in All Azhagu Raja Meenakshi 2013
Suvadugal   2013
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Yasothammal 2014
Naan Sigappu Manithan Sumathi 2014
Ennamo Nadakkudhu Vijay’s mother 2014
Itly Inba 2018
Junga Junga’s mother/ Don amma 2018
Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna Japan’s mother 2018
Idi Muzhakkam TBA 2023
Gangster Granny TBA 2023
Kushi TBA 2023
Untitled M. Rajesh film TBA 2023
Kallapart TBA 2023

As playback singer

Film Song Composer Year
Ennamo Nadakkudhu Meesa Kokku Premgi Amaren 2014
Magalir Mattum Time Passukkosaram Ghibran 2017


Television series Year
Veetuku Veedu Looty 2000-2003
Penn 1991
Ninaivu Kurippugal 1992
Mugangal 2006-2007
Amudhavum Annalakshmiyum 2022

Net Worth, and Salary

According to different sources, it is estimated that there is an asset worth net worth. What is the net worth of Saranya Ponvannan? In 2023, the present value of Saranya Ponvannan’s net worth is $7 Million.

Actress Saranya Oonvannan’s Wiki

Saranya Ponvannan (born Sheela Christina) is an Indian actress who primarily appears on screen in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films in the language. She began her career as a lead actress in Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan (1987) and was later cast in the lead roles between 1987 and 1996.

Saranya Death

Malayalam performer Saranya Sasi who is mostly on television shows passed away at 35 years old in an in-house hospital.

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Saranya Oonvannan’s Daughter’s Profession

Aranya, as well as Ponvannan, are parents to two girls, Priyadarshini as well as Chandini, Priyadarshini being the oldest of the two.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saranya Ponvannan

  • She was born and brought up in a Christian family in Alappuzha, Kerala.
  • She took a break from acting in 1996 after her marriage.
  • In 2000, she appeared playing the lead role in the comedy television series, Veettukku Veedu Lootty, and she also appeared in some supporting roles in other projects.
  • After taking a long gap of 8 years from films, she then made a comeback in 2003, she featured in a Tamil film Alai opposite Raghuvaran as Silambarasan’s mother.
  • During 2006, she appeared in the family-drama serial Mugangal, which aired on Sun TV.
  • She is known for her work in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and a few Kannada films.
  • She denied lead roles in many films because she was not comfortable wearing tight clothes and short dresses and she does not regret her decision. She has never worn sleeveless dresses.
  • She has acted in a Hindi film Chup: Revenge of the Artist as Nila’s mother in 2022.
  • In 2014, she launched Design & School of Fashion Technology (DSOFT), a fashion institute in Virugamakkam, Chennai.
  • In 2016, she played a role of a villain in the film Achamindri (2016).
  • In 2017, she was named as one of the highest-paid character actresses in the South Indian film industry.
  • In 2018, she was first seen in the comedy-family drama Mannar Vagaiyara (2018) as Vemal’s mother. She was appreciated for her comedy timing in the film.
  • In 2021, she had an OTT film release Bhoomi alongside Jayam Ravi.
  • She is famous for playing the role of mother to many actors including Jiiva, Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan, and Udhayanidhi Stalin. She once shared that even the people on sets call her ‘amma’ rather than ma’am. She has also played many lead roles in her younger age.
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Body Measurements Waist: 34
Hips: 38
Birth Place Alappuzha India
Children Daughter: Chandini, Priyadarshini
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 165 CM
Height In Meter 1.65 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: A. B. Raj
Mother: Not Yet Update
Profession Actor
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Ponvannan
Weight 60 Kg
132 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Taurus


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