Name: Simran (Simran Naval)
Nick Name: Son
Date of birth: 4th April 1976
Family: Father – Ashok Naval , Two younger Sisters (One of the sisters Monal was acting in Tamil and committed suicide) and Brother
Debut Film: Tere Mere Sapne (hindi)
Awards: State Best Actress Award -2000 for the Tamil film ‘Thullaatha Manamum Thullum.
The sweet heart of south Indian cinema Simran with her mini skirts, petite figure and impish smile made the good-luck charm for many-a-producer.
Simran got her break in Indian Cinema when Jaya Bachchan saw her anchoring Super hit Muqabla, Doordarshan’s TV show on Metro Channel a decade ago after performing on stage for her college. Simran debuted with Tere Mere Sapne, a comic thriller, the first production of ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited) but unfortunately the film failed to enthuse in the box-office.
She moved to south and got a break in a Tamil film ‘Once More’ with Thespian Sivaji Ganesan, coupled with Vijay which was also a flop but her next film ‘VIP’which was a hit starring Rambha, Prabhu Deva and Abbas, created the image of a hottest sex symbol in town, and after thgt there was no looking back. She became very popular in the tamil film industry.
While most of her earlier films portrayed Simran as a glamour roll, of late she has made even critics sit up and take notice of her talent. She entered Telugu field by the film ‘Priya O Priya’ in kannada she acts a film opposite Shivraj Kumar, in Malayalam ‘Indraprashtam opposite Mammootty.
Simran tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Deepak Bagga on december 02 2004. Deepak is said to be her friend for 17 years, though the couple has been spotted together only in recent times. Simran’s wedding might see the end of her film career as an actress, though she might emerge in a new avatar as a cinematographer or a scriptwriter.
In recent times Simran has had the maximum number of hits to her credit.”Kannethere Thondrinal” with Prashanth, “Thullatha Manamum Thullam” with Vijay, “Aval Varuvala” and “Vaali” with Ajith are a few of her hits, and Kannanthil Muthamittal with Madhavan which deserve special mention.