31 Years of Saugandh: Today marks the 31st anniversary of the release of Akshay Kumar and Shantipriya’s film Saugandh. Akshay’s debut film was Saugandh. As a result, Akshay has been in Bollywood for 31 years. Shantipriya, a heroine in this film, also made her Bollywood debut with him. Akshay Kumar is still working in films and has a string of blockbusters under his belt. At the same time, his first heroine, Shantipriya, has faded into obscurity.
Shantipriya began her career in the South film industry in 1987. She worked in South films for four years before moving to Bollywood. Prior to making her Hindi film debut, she had appeared in 24 films in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada and was a well-known star in those languages.
Shantipriya is also referred to as Shanthamma. Shantipriya has received critical acclaim for her work in films such as Enga Ooru Pattukaran, Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha, and En Vazhi Thani Vazhi. She was born on September 22, 1969, in the Andhra Pradesh district of East Godavari.
Shantipriya has appeared in Bollywood films such as Mere Sajna Saath Nibhana, Phool Aur Angare, Andha Intkaam, Meherbaan, and Ikke Pe Ikka.
Following the death of her husband, she resumed acting
Shanti’s father is called ‘Pandu Babu,’ and her mother is called Ragamali. She is the younger sister of ‘Bhanupriya,’ a Filmfare Award-winning actress. Her brother’s name is ‘Gopalakrishnan.’
At the time, Shantipriya’s career was at its pinnacle. Shanti Priya, on the other hand, married actor Siddharth Ray in 1999. The two had been having an affair for a long time. Siddharth Ray was the grandson of legendary filmmaker V Shantaram, who appeared in films such as Baazigar. He also took a break from acting. Her husband died of a heart attack in 2004. In 2008, he returned to acting. She appeared on two television shows, ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ and ‘Dwarkadhish.’
Shantipriya is a popular actress Bhanupriya’s younger sister. Shantipriya’s life away from the screen is filled with responsibilities for her two sons. Shanti Priya, according to some reports, will make her digital debut. She will soon be seen in a web series. Shantipriya looks stunning even at the age of 50.
Akshay is rocking after 31 Years of Saugandh
On the other hand, Akshay, the hero of Shantipriya, will be seen this year in Bachchan Pandey, Ram Setu, and Prithviraj. Akshay was recently seen in the OTT film Atrangi Re. Akshay made Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities last year.