Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1970-04-26
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Saranya Ponvannan (born 26 April 1969), born as Sheela Christina, is a popular South Indian film actress who has predominantly appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam language films and a few Kannada language films. Saranya made her debut in a lead role in Mani Ratnam's Nayakan (1987) and went on to play lead roles from 1987-1996. Following an eight-year sabbatical, she returned to films in 2003 as a character actor, specializing in "mother of the hero" roles.
She was born in a Christian family at Alappuzha, Kerala and is the daughter of Malayalam film director A. B. Raj who directed over 75 films. She married actor-director Rajasekar in 1987 and later divorced in 1988. She then married actor-director Ponvannan in 1995 and this couple has two daughters.
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Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
It is a murder mystery which draws its inspiration from the real-life murders in Kerala and explores how a person can be framed and labelled a criminal, even if there is no solid proof of their guilt....
Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna
A daring young man joins a gang that is behind chain-snatching crimes in the city. What's his game plan?
Inba Twinkle Lilly
Three elderly women, who are in desperate need of money, plan to rob a bank — the same place where they had previously lost their hard-earned money during a bank robbery!
Rama or Ravana, whose ideologies work better? Two shrewd minds battle it out in a one-upmanship game. Who will win?
A care-free youngster lands in trouble when he helps his brother to win the lady of his life.
A young woman takes up drug peddling to make money for the treatment of her mom, who has cancer.
A simpleton has to turn into a quirky, albeit miserly, don to save his legacy and his ancestral property, a movie hall.
A coward has to prove that he can be brave to marry the girl he is in love with.
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
A cool-headed crusader for the struggling engineers, Raghuvaran faces the powerful and arrogant owner of a construction company Vasundhara Parameswaran, as they engage in a battle to win the corporate...
A progressive-minded documentary filmmaker reunites three older women who have been separated since college and takes them on a trip.
Three cousins — Arjun (Arya), Divya (Sri Divya) and Kutty (Simhaa) get to realise their childhood dream of living in Bangalore, and have to deal with the turns that their lives take there.
When a charming NRI girl falls in love with a wealthy businessman, she unwittingly sparks conflict within his large joint family. How will her lover find a way to marry her, while still ensuring that ...
A young politician finds himself in a position where he has to contest against his girlfriend, who is ambitious. Circumstances force his look-alike twin to also get involved in this political battle.
An aspiring actor dresses up as a female nurse to bag a role in a film, and more importantly, woo the love of his life.
A scientist invents a time machine but his evil twin brother is after it and will go to any lengths to get the device in his hands.
Raghuvaran, who is unemployed for years, gets his dream job but a powerful rival is keen to put him down. Can he take on his adversary?
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal
Kathir (Udhayanidhi) a Madurai lad goes to Coimbatore with a purpose and very soon flips for the charms of a beautiful Pavithra (Nayanthara) who is their neighbor. But Pavithra is already in love with...
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Indran suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that makes him fall asleep at the slightest excitement. He meets Meera and they fall in love but one night, they are attacked by unknown persons. Indra...
A married couple die in an accident, leaving behind a son. As he grows up and becomes successful, he comes across reincarnations of his father and mother as youngsters, and vows to bring them back tog...
Kutti Puli (Sasikumar) is a happy go-lucky good hearted ruffian, whose mother (Saranya Ponvannan) wants him to settle down. But our hero does not believe in love or marriage till he meets Bharathy (La...
A share auto-driver gets entangled in a plot where 3 criminals want him dead.
All in All Azhagu Raja
The film is centered around Azhaguraja (Karthi), his friend and adviser Kalyanam (Santhanam) who runs a little known TV channel. He falls head over heels for at first sight with Devi Priya (Kajal Agga...
A skeleton is found at the home of Esther (Nandita Das), whose fisherman husband Arulappasamy (Vishnu) has been missing for the past 25 years. Esther confesses that it was she who murdered her husband...
Chaarulatha (also spelled as Charulatha) is a 2012 Indian horror film simultaneously made in Kannada and Tamil languages. The film was directed by Pon Kumaran, a former associate to K. Bhagyaraj and K...
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh. It stars producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, in his acting debut, Hansika Motwani and Santhanam in the ...
Thenmerku Paruvakatru directed by Seenu Ramasamy, comes like a breath of fresh air, against a backdrop of picturesque nature, in Theni district of Madurai, open to the cool winds of the North-west, th...
The film is about a bad cop Mithran (Kishore), who utilizes the useless and violent youngster to indulge in conniving activities only to get his pockets overwhelmed with profit. Vinoth (Magesh Kumar) ...
Five people from varied strata of society – a slum dweller who works as a cable operator, a runaway prostitute, a desperate woman drowning in debt, a rising musician, and a grief-stricken Muslim man –...
Arikki is a wastrel, who has led a vain and aimless life. He meets Maheshwari, who then becomes the reason for his existence. After several comic escapades, the two elope but are chased by Maheshwari’...
Puli joins the police force since he wants to avenge his father's murder at the hands of Al Saleem. He gets an opportunity to bring Al Saleem to justice after he saves the life of the PM of India.
Yavarum Nalam is a 2009 Indian horror film directed by Vikram Kumar, starring R. Madhavan and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. Produced by Suresh Balaje and George Pius, the film was simultaneously fi...
Colours is the story of Pinky, a tomboy who hosts a popular TV show, Colours. Her sister, Pooja and her life changes when Lt.Com. Sanjaynath becomes a regular visitor to their house.
A son sets out to look for the man responsible for his father's disappearance, which is connected to a stolen diamond. Eventually, he steals the villain's diamond and also runs away with his sister.
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The story revolves around an insecure teetotaler Sarathy (Karunas) who feels bad due to his dark skin (his wife Karthika is fairer than him) who is often the brunt of many jokes. Because he feels infe...
Two sons that are separated as children grow up in drastically different environments.
A sincere man wishes to fulfill his father's dream that he follows in his footsteps and becomes a police officer. However, when his father is punished for his honesty and transferred to an area that i...
Emmtan-Magan movie tells Emtan (Nassar) who runs a provision shop in a village. His son Krishna (Bharath) who is a student of poultry science, helps him in the shop. A strict father Emtan is always at...
Guru hatches several plans to separate Priya and her lover Thirukumaran. However, each time Thirukumaran successfully manages to escape from Guru's evil plans and traps him in another problem.
Adaikalam is a 2006 Tamil film directed by Bhuvanaraja. The film stars Prashanth, Uma, Thiagarajan and Saranya Ponvannan in lead roles.
The film sensitively portrays the struggles of a father whose main priority in life is the well being of his children, and who is determined to see his children grow up to become decent, successful pe...
Ram is falsely charged for killing his mother. His neigbours are also called for interrogation. Everyone's effort leads to tracking down the real killer.
Sivakasi (Vijay) is man with a golden heart. A do-gooder, who dotes on his mother and sister. The theme revolves round the sacrifices he is called upon to make the mother and sister happy. He leaves h...
Meera, a blind woman who plays the violin as part of a blind orchestra at a church, is joyous when she gets back her eyesight as a result of an eye transplant. But her joy is shortlived as she soon st...
Chatrapathy movie tells the story of Saravanan(Sarathkumar) who works as the bus driver for a ladies college and Nikitha, one of the college students, has fallen for him. When four goondas belonging t...
Karuththamma (1994) is a Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman. The film met with critical acclaim upon release and received accolad...
Seevalaperi Pandi is a 1994 Tamil drama film directed by Prathap K. Pothan. The film features Napoleon in lead role making his debut as hero. The film, produced by P. G. Srikanth, had musical score by...
Aakasha Kottayile Sultan
Kesavan Kutty's job is to build houses for Georgekutty, an NRI. To settle his debts, Kesavan Kutty rents out the houses. It's sheer chaos when Georgekutty arrives unexpectedly.
James (Sreenivasan) is an average police officer, apathetic towards his job and only in it for his monthly salary. Due to a misunderstanding during a blood test at a laboratory, he believes that he ha...
Radha Devi (Santhi Krishna) is an office assistant working in the city of Kozhikode. She is in love with the unemployed Sivan (Jayaram). Radha Devi moves to Satyavathiyamma's (KPAC Lalitha) home as a ...
Nandakumaran (Mukesh) comes back to his village, lies and tells everyone he is rich and works as a manager at a big company in the city to stop any proposals for the girl he loves. But problems happen...
En Jeevan Paaduthu
A girl who discovers paintings and books of another student from her college, and is fascinated by them, is shocked when she learns of his suicide. When his ghost comes into her life and shares his tr...
Manasukkul Mathappu (English: Fireworks In My Heart) is a 1988 Tamil drama film starring Prabhu Ganesan, Saranya Ponvannan and Sarath Babu. The story is very loosely based on the English novel "One Fl...
Meenu (Madhuri) kidnaps a girl child Daisy with heart problem, close to a thief Arun (Arjun) to get his help to retrieve his kidnapped husband Scientist Seethapathy.She promises to help him with money...