Saranya Ponvannan life and biography

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Saranya Ponvannan biography

Date of birth : 1970-04-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-17
Credited as : Bollywood actress, ,

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Saranya Ponvannan is an Indian film actress, who has predominantly appeared in Tamil language films.

She won the prestiguous National Film Award for the Best Actress for the film, Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2011. Saranya made her debut in a lead role in Mani Ratnam's Nayagan and went on to play lead roles in few films during the late 1980s. Following an eight-year sabbatical, she returned to feature films as a character artiste, essaying supporting characters, particularly portraying the mother character 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 two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She also won National Film Award for Best Actress for the year 2010. She is married to a fellow actor, Ponvannan.

Awards:

National Film Awards

Winner, 2011 - National Film Award for Best Actress for Thenmerku Paruvakaatru with citation as "For playing a fiercely combative single mother who shields her son to the point of sacrificing herself for the sake of his happiness."

Filmfare Awards

2005 - Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Thavamai Thavamirundhu
2006 - Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Em Magan
2010 - Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
2010 - Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Puli

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

2006 - Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Em Magan

Filmography:

2011 :
Muthukku Muthaaga
Vaanam
Maharaja
Vaanam Paartha Seemaiyile
Naanthaan Bala



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