Sreeja Chandran is an Indian TV actress, who became famous after appearing as the main lead in the Tamil Drama Serial, Saravanan Meenatchi on STAR Vijay. She plays the role of Meenakshi opposite Saravanan (played by
). The story is all about the love and the marriage of the two main characters. Their family arranged their traditional marriage, but it was postponed because of the hatred that arises between the family of Saravanan and Meenakshi. The serial received five awards at the 43rd Annual Awards organized by the Mylapore Academy including Sreeja’s Best Female Actor Award. She also received the Favorite Female Actor Award in 2014’s Vijay Television Awards.
Sreeja was born on August 6, 1986 in Kerala. She was the daughter of Malayali couple Bala and Shalaija Chandran. She finished her studies at Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District and graduated in Kerala’s Calicut University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in History. She recently got married to RJ Senthil Kumar, her co-star in Saravanan Meenatchi. As a child, she was interested in dancing and learned Kathakali and Kuchipudi. She also performed on stage. Her father introduced her to acting in serials when she was 15 years old through his friend, who is a producer. Sreeja is pursuing her career in modeling right after her studies, when suddenly her fortune struck gold and acted in Saravanan Meenatchi.
Sreeja became famous for her performances in Malayalam serials and films, as well as Tamil serials. She first entered Mollywood as a child actress in the filmKathapurushan directed by Adoor Gopala Krishnan. She also acted in the Malayalam films like Pularvettam and in Bargavacharitham Moonam Khandam, Sahodaran Sahadevan and M. A. Nishad’s 2006 film Pakal. Apart from the films, she also acted in few Malayalam serials like Shri Krishna Sudama Leela, Asianet Channel’s Amma Thamburatti and Devi Mahathmyam, Pakal Mazha and Swamy Ayyappan. Sreeja also acted in Tamil serials when she was 20-years old in STAR Vijay’s Madurai opposite Mirchi Senthil, which came up as a big success. The people in Tamil Nadu was fascinated with the on-screen chemistry of Sreeja and Senthil and it seems that they are watching a Tamil film in watching Madurai. This took her to great heights as she was considered the most beautiful TV actress ever, in addition to her exquisite performances. She also did serials like Manikoondu, Nila and Meera on Vijay TV and
on Sun TV.
Sreeja is a very homely person and loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves music. She enjoys listening and singing the Ilayaraja songs. Her favorite foods are South and North Indian cuisines, and also Chinese foods.