Glamorous heroine Shriya was born on September 11 to Neeraja and Pushpendra Saran couple at Ranipur near Haridwar, the most revered religious place of the Hindus.
She completed her primary education at Delhi Public School in Haridwar and took her BA literature degree at Lady Sriram College.
Shriya is fond of dance right from her childhood and took dance training in Kathak discipline with Sobha Narayan.
Later, she started her career as a model and then played in some music albums. She entered the Telugu film industry through 'Ishtam' in 2001 as heroine.
She played opposite Balakrishna for 'Chennakesava Reddy' directed by VV Vinayak in 2002. She also played in films like 'Yela Cheppanu, Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, Santosham, Tagore' in 2003. Of them 'Santosham' was a super hit film, while 'Tagore' was a blockbuster.
Her films in 2004 were 'Nenunnanu, Balu ABCDEFG, Nuvve Nuvve, Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu'. Of all these, 'Nuvve Nuvve' earned her good recognition as an artiste.
Her films in 2005 include Subhash Chandra Bose, Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu, Soggadu and Arjun, while in 2006, she played as a guest artiste in Game, Devadasu, Bommalata while playing heroine in Naa Alludu and Sada Mee Sevalo.
In 2007, she played in 'Munna', 'Boss' and 'Sivaji'. As far as Telugu film industry, she played opposite top stars as well as young heroes like Mega Star Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Balakrishna, Maheshbabu, Tarun, Raja.
She played opposite Rajanikanth in Sivaji. Most of her films were hits. Not only in Telugu, Shriya also played heroine in Tamil and Hindi films.
She earned national-level recognition with her Hindi films like 'Tujhe Meri Kasam, Thoda Thum Badlo Thoda Hum and Aavaarapan'.