Shriya Reddy is an Indian actress, producer and VJ who predominantly works in Tamil films. She is known for her appearances in films like Black (2004), Thimiru (2006), and Kancheevaram (2008).
Sriya Reddy was born on Monday, 28 November 1983.age 38 years; by 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Their zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Shriya completed her schooling from Good Shepherd School, Chennai. Shriya did her graduation from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx): 65 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Figure Measurements (Approximately): 34-28-36
parents and siblings
Shriya Reddy’s father’s name is Bharat Reddy, former Test cricketer of India. His mother’s name is Geetanjali Reddy.
husband and children
Sriya Reddy is married to Tamil actor-producer Vikram Krishna.
The couple married on 9 March 2008 at Hotel Park Sheraton, Chennai. The two met on the sets of the film Thimiru, produced by Vikram Krishna. Shriya and Vikram have a daughter Amalia Reddy.
Sriya Reddy’s grandmother’s name is Leela Rao Patro.
In 2002, Sriya Reddy made her debut in Tamil cinema with the film ‘Samurai’, in which she played the role of Nisha.
In 2003, she made her debut in Telugu cinema with the film Appudu Appudu, in which she played the role of Radhika. In 2004, Shriya made her debut in Malayalam cinema with the film ‘Black’, in which she played the role of Anandam. In an interview, Shriya expressed her views on working in a Malayalam film and said,
When the offer came, all I could say was Wow! Acting in a film with Mammootty was the highest point of my career. The director of the film Ranjit told me that I have to play a glamorous village girl without makeup. I asked why me. I was that girl who screamed in English on television and wore weird clothes! Ranjit replied, ‘Because you have a very Dravidian face’. I gave everything to the film. I cried when I had to. without glycerin. ,
In the same year, she played the role of Shireen Kolhatkar in the English film ’19 Revolution’ directed by Chicago-based director Sridhar Reddy. In 2005, her second Malayalam film ‘Bharat Chandran IPS’ was released in which she played the role of Hema.
In 2006, she appeared in four films; Amma Chepindi as Razia (Telugu), Oral as Isha (Malayalam), Thimiru as Ishwari (Tamil) and Veyil as Pandiyammal (Tamil). Later, she appeared in some Tamil films such as Pallikudam in Jhansi (2007), Annam Vengadam as Kancheevaram, Sila Samayangilil as Deepa (2018), and Andava Kanom as Shanti (2020).
In June 2022, Shriya Reddy made her debut in the web series ‘Sujal: The Vortex’, in which she played the role of Regina Thomas, a police inspector.
The series premiered with Amazon Prime Video kathiroAishwarya Rajesh, and Radhakrishnan Parthiban.
Before pursuing an acting career, Sreeya Reddy worked as a successful VJ in SS Music Channel (Southern Spice Music Channel) for programs like ‘Fontastic’ and ‘Connect’.
In an interview, while talking about her career as a VJ, Shriya said,
I ventured into VJing at the age of 18 with SS Music, which was considered the MTV of Chennai. I was one of the first set of VJs recruited by the channel. I never had a traditional look or sound. But I got selected. It was a very interesting stint and unlike today’s major and proper shows, I considered the studio my home and used to be myself when interacting with the audience. It made me quite popular among the audience, especially the youth, in no time.
- the director: Gunnam Gangaraju
Facts / Trivia
- She is also known as Shriya Reddy.
- Initially, Sreeya Reddy’s parents were not happy with their daughter’s decision to act in films. In an interview, he recalled signing for his first film and said,
I signed the contract while my father was sleeping. He got very angry knowing this. But now she is very proud of me. My first Telugu film Appudu Appadu did not do well. Due to the hatred of my acting in my father’s films, I did not work for a year. ,
- Being the daughter of a former Test cricketer, Sreeya Reddy has always been an active player since her school days.
As a kid, I was very interested in sports and was an athlete by 16. I used to represent the school at the state level. If I were a boy, I would play cricket. I love the game so much that I would skip a movie to watch it.
- In 2011, Shriya Reddy appeared in an advertisement for the popular brand Coca-Cola opposite Chiyaan Vikram.
- In 2015, Sreeya Reddy won the Ritz Vogue Style Award at the Audi Ritz Icon Awards 2015.
- During his childhood days, cricketers Ravi Shastri and Sandeep Patil came to his house and praised his good voice. In an interview, she said,
I will continue working, producing my own TV shows and maybe using my voice for radio. A lot has been said about my voice and I am humble. I remember when I was a kid, Ravi Shastri and Sandeep Patil came home and I heard them tell their father that I have a very good voice. Not that I always talk. I am also a great listener and sometimes I just want to be enough but my family gets restless, they always expect some noise. I think my voice is very contagious.
- After marriage, Shriya Reddy took a break from the film industry for almost 8 years. Later, a very good friend of his, Suhasini Mani Ratnam persuades him to follow his dreams. Shriya took the advice of her friends and took care of her family’s production ventures and even started working in films. In an interview, she said,
After Kancheevaram, which garnered me a lot of praise, I got married and stopped acting. Although the decision to quit acting was not a deliberate decision, I never got any exciting offers. And after doing films that had author backed roles, I can’t settle for less films. After marriage, people were very afraid to approach Vikram and Vishal and often got negative reply ‘Madam is not available’ from some frivolous people roaming in our office.
- Sriya Reddy is a fitness enthusiast and often shares her workout regime on social media.
In an interview, talking about her fitness journey, Shriya said,
I am a fitness fanatic and my life is dedicated to fitness. Would you believe I walked 20 minutes the day I gave birth to my daughter Amalia? I got back in shape in just 3 months. I can also give fitness regime to my six pack brother-in-law Vishal. My daughter is just two and a half years old and her daily routine is fixed with school and other classes six days a week. I am extremely proud and love to have a beautiful home. I am also an art connoisseur.”
- Shriya Reddy has a pet dog, Spice.
- In May 2016, Sreeya Reddy was featured on the cover page of Provoke Lifestyle magazine.