Srinda is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Malayalam films. She is well known for her roles in 1983 (2014), Kuruthi (2021) and Freedom Fight (2022).
Srinda Mol or Srinda Arhaan, popularly known as Srinda (formerly Srinda Ashab) was born on Friday, 23 May 1986 (age 36 years; as of 2022) in Kochi, Kerala, India. She went to St. Mary’s Anglo Indian Girls High School, Fort Kochi, Kerala, till her tenth grade and completed her higher secondary education at a school in Palluruthy. Srinda pursued her undergraduate degree at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Srinda belongs to a Muslim family in Kochi, Kerala, India.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents and siblings.
Husband & Children
Srinda first got married at the age of nineteen. She was married to Ashab, who was her boyfriend from college. They got married just after Srinda had completed her college; however, the marriage did not last long, and after the birth of their only son, Ashab Arhaan, they were separated, and four years later, they were divorced. In an interview, she opened up about her first marriage and added that she believed the decision was impulsive and immature. She said that getting divorced was the biggest struggle she faced in her life.
Srinda with her son
In 2018, she married Siju S. Bava in a private ceremony attended by relatives and close friends. Siju directed the Malayalam movie, Nale, with Fahadh Fassil as the lead actor.
Srinda with her husband (Siju) and son (Arhaan) at her wedding ceremony
Srinda started her career in the Malayalam film industry as an assistant director at the age of 23 years. She has worked on the sets of China Town (2010), Hero (2012) and Casanovva (2012). Srinda was cast as Jincy in Aashiq Abu’s 22 Female Kottayam (2012), and she established herself as one of the best character actors in the Malayalam film industry through various strong characters. In an interview, she revealed that the role in the Nivin Pauly starrer 1983, released in 2014, gave her a big break in her career and the characters from the movies 1983 (2014), Tamaar Padaar (2014), and Trance (2020) remained close to her heart. In 2014, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry with Vennila Veedu; Srinda played the role of Ilavarasi. In 2022, she voice dubbed for Dhanya Ananya’s character Naseema in the Malayalam film Saudi Vellakka, and she received praise during the movie’s theatre run. However, following the OTT release, there was some criticism over her dubbing.
She made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Saji Surendran’s directorial Four Friends (2010), and she played the role of Ayisha, Amir’s (Jayasurya) sister. In 2013, Srinda was cast in director Rajeev Ravi’s debut film Annayum Rasoolum. Her breakthrough came in 2014 when she was cast as the lead heroine opposite Nivin Pauly. She was cast as Susheela in the 1983 movie, and the character was well-received by the public and critics.
Srinda with Nivin Pauly in the film 1983
Srinda essayed on the role of Valsamma in Tamaar Padaar (2014). Srinda did a cameo in the slapstick comedy film Aadu (2015). She was cast in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s ‘Pinneyum’ released in 2016. In 2017, she was cast in the Mohanlal starrer Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, and the character was well-received among the audience. Srinda played the role of ‘Mary Tony’ in Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (2017), directed by Althaf Salim. In 2018, she reprised her role as Mary in Aadu 2.
Srinda with Aju Varghese in the film Aadu
In 2020, she was cast as ‘Susan Roy’ in the satirical Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte. Srinda was cast as one of the lead actors in the political action thriller Kuruthi, released in 2021. Srinda was one of the lead actors in the Malayalam anthology Freedom Fight (2022); the film revolved around the lives of marginalised people and various relevant social causes. Srinda played the role of Ashwathy in the segment titled Asanghadithar; the plot was based on a true story. In 2022, she was cast in the Mammootty starrer Bheeshma Parvam. Srinda essayed on the role of Suhara in the satire comedy Mei Hoom Moosa released in 2022.
Srinda with the cast of Mei Hoom Moosa (location picture)
Srinda appeared in Mayamadhavam (2009), a Malayalam-Hindu devotional album song sung by the actress Bhama. Later, she appeared in another Malayalam album song called Celebrate Happiness (2017), and she was joined by some of the actors and actresses in the Malayalam film industry.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 2015: Vanitha Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress (1983)
- 2017: Asianet Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Parava, Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol)
- In 2018, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Malayalam at the 65th Filmfare Awards South for her performance in Sherlock Toms.
- In 2018, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Asianet Film Award. (Sherlock Toms)
- In 2019, she made a guest appearance as ‘Susan’ in the Malayalam television serial Uppum Mulakum along with Vinay Forrt and Tini Tom.
- In October 2021, Srinda, through her social media, raised her displeasure and called out the derogatory remarks made against her and two other actresses on the Malayalam television show ‘Loud Speaker’ telecasted on Kairali TV. During the show, the two anchors pried into the lives of the actresses and made nasty comments about their photoshoots and dressing, which gathered strong criticism.
- She did the voice for the rap part in the song Kanda Kanda in the film Valiyaperunnal, and the video song was released on YouTube on 21 December 2019.
- Srinda is a wildlife enthusiast. In an interview, she said that whenever she was on a trip through the wild, she met with different tribes, tried out their food and interacted with them.
A picture of Srinda from one of her trips
- In an interview, Srinda revealed that she is an ardent fan of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s films and Mathilukal and Kodiyettam were her favourites.
- During an interview, Srinda was asked about her life before she started working in the film industry; She said that she used to work as an anchor but felt like something was missing, and when she started acting, she had found her place in it.