:::: Sneha Biography
Real Name: Suhasini Rajaram Naidu
Date of Birth: October 12, 1981
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Other names: Punnagai Ilavarasi (Princess of Smile)
Occupation: Actress, Promotional model
Father: Rajaram Naidu
Mother: Padmavathy Rajaram
Suhasini Rajaram Naidu born 12 October 1981, known mononymously as Sneha, is an Indian film actress, who has acted in severalTelugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada language films. She debuted in the 2001 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, directed by Anil. Her first commercial success was in her Tamil film Aanandham (2001), which was the second film in her career.
During her career, she has won two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in Unnai Ninaithu (2002) andAutograph (2004) and has been nominated thrice for a Filmfare Best Actress Award. She has also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress twice in 2001 for her performances in the films Virumbugiren, Aanandham, Punnagai Desam and later for Pirivom Santhippom (2008). She also received a Nandi Award for her Telugu film Radha Gopalam (2005) and the Kalaimamani award in 2004.
Born to Rajaram Naidu and Padmavathy, in a Telugu family, in Mumbai, Maharastra, as Suhasini Rajaram Naidu. She grew up in Sharjah,Dubai, where she completed her schooling. Though her mother hails from Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, they settled in Panruti, Tamil Naduand grew up speaking Tamil. She has an elder sister, Sangeetha and two elder brothers.
Sneha began her film career in the 2001 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi in a supporting role; however, her major breakthrough came later that year in a Tamil language film, Ennavale opposite Madhavan. Later that year, she starred in the film, Aanandham as well as K. Balachandar’s, Parthale Paravasam. She finished the year with a foray into Telugu cinema, making two appearances in notable films.Priyamaina Neeku was her first film in Telugu. It went on to be a blockbuster.
A total of 8 films were released in 2002 including her second major hit in Telugu Hanuman Junction as well as other hits in Tamil like Unnai Ninaithu and April Madhathil. Prestigious films with top actors also followed, such as King and Pammal K. Sambandam with Vikram andKamal Haasan respectively. After a successful year, Sneha acted in only two films in 2003. The first being Vaseegara with Vijay, the second being a heroine-oriented double role inParthiban Kanavu. The film became a commercial hit as well as winning plaudits for Sneha’s portrayal of the double role.
2004 was a mixed year for the actress, with Jana, Bose and Adhu, a horror & thriller film, all failing at the box-office. However, Vasool Raja MBBS opposite Kamal Haasan and her Telugu film Venky became blockbusters, while Autograph was a box-office hit which won critical acclaim.
The years 2005 and 2006 were good for the actress, with Telugu films like Sankranthi with Venkatesh, Radha Gopalam with Srikanth, Sri Ramadasu with Nagarjuna, and Thuruppu Gulanwith Mammootty and Pudhupettai with Dhanush winning plaudits at box office, while others released in the respective years turning as average grossers at the box office. With Thuruppu Gulan she paired with the Malayalam mega Star Mammootty. In the year 2006, she made her debut into Kannada film industry through Ravi Shastri. With that she covered all the South Indian languages.
The year 2007 was good for the actress. She had Naan Avanillai and Pallikoodam turning out to be super hits, while her Telugu films Madhumasamand Maharadhi turned out to be average grossers at box office.
In the year 2008, Sneha won many plaudits for her performance in Pirivom Santhippom with Cheran. She paired with Silambarasan in Silambattam which gave her a commercial success. Her Cameo appearance in the film Kuselan with Rajinikanth marked her 50th film in her career. She tried a glamorous role with Pandi and Inba, while both turning out to be average grossers. Her Telugu films Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna and Pandurangadu turned out to be average grossers while Adivishnu flopped at the box office.
2009 was totally different for the actress with the Social thriller film Achchamundu Achchamundu with Hollywood actor John Shea appearing in a villainous role with Prasanna as her pair. Then she had Amaravathi, again a Thriller film of different Genre. Both won many plaudits for the bold theme of Pedophiles and Womb stealing, respectively. The former film won many awards in the International Panorama and the later grossed average at Box Office.
In 2010, with Venkat Prabhu’s Goa, she again forayed into a glamorous ultra-modern chick role with a few shades of grey. Then she shared her screen space for the first time with Vishalthrough a Cameo appearance in the movie Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai. Her next release was Pramani with Mammootty, which had a very good opening at the box office with positive reviews from critics but later turned to be an Average fare. She appeared in a Cameo role as herself in the movie Angadi Theru, directed by Vasanthabalan, which opened to stupendous reviews and response which turned to be a success. She also paired up with the Mohanlal for the first time for the movie Shikkar, The Hunt, which was released on the eve of Ramadanand was a huge success and it is considered as a milestone in Mohanlal’s history. Her another film with Mammootty, Vande Mataram where she played an aviator released to mixed reviews of critics and bombed at the box-office.
In 2011, her most awaited Bhavani IPS was released, where she appeared as a tough Police Officer. The movie opened to mixed reviews praising Sneha for her performance. She hasVidiyal, where she appears as a Muslim girl for the first time and also alongside actor R. Sarath Kumar, slated for a mid 2011 release. She also has Ponnar Shankar penned by M. Karunanidhi, which is being made in a big budget of 40 Crores, Nootrukku Nooru alongside Vinay Rai and Murattu Kaalai with Sundar C awaits release.
She is rumored to be paried opposite Arjun in Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha and Rajinikanth as one of his 3 pairs in the movie Rana to be directed by K. S. Ravikumar.
She has appeared in so many commercials like Saravana Stores, Roobini Oil, Aashirvadh, Idhayam Dots, Jos Aalukkas, Power Shampoos, Shree Devi Textiles, Preethi Mixi, GRB Udhayam Ghee, Papilon etc. In 2010, she was announced the brand ambassador for Dabur Amla Nelli Hair Oil and Cavin Kare’s Chinni’s Pickle. She owns a Marriage Hall in Panruti.
She also appeared in Fashion Shows like Chennai International Fashion Week and Sydney Sladen Fashion Week.