Saaniya Iyer is an Indian television actress and model who predominantly works in the South Indian entertainment industry. In 2022, she appeared on VOOT’s reality show, Big Boss Kannada OTT.
Saaniya Iyer was born on Tuesday, 21 September 1998 (age 24 years; as of 2022) in Bangaluru, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Sanya Iyer did her schooling at Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore.
Sanya Iyer’s childhood image
Later, she pursued a bachelor’s in media studies from Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru. Born and brought up in a celebrity family, Saaniya started her acting career at a very tender age.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36-24-32
Saaniya Iyer belongs to a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Saaniya Iyer’s mother, Deepa Iyer, is a Kannada television actress.
Sanya Iyer with her mother
Her mother divorced her father when Saaniya was two years old. Later, Deepa Iyer got married to her friend; however, things didn’t turn out well with her second husband so she decided to file a divorce with him. In an interview, Saaniya’s mother talked about this and said,
Sanya stayed in the Bigg Boss house last night. We were also shocked to see it. I got divorced when she was two years old. So she did not get her father’s love. Then I got married to one of my friends. That was my wrong decision. The relationship that was there when they were friends got ruined after marriage. Deepa Iyer said that it was enough for Sanya who wanted a father. When I decided to divorce the second husband, he was not ready to give up. Sometimes Sanya was uncomfortable with him. He was staying with us. Once when Sanya and her boyfriend were in a room, he came from the window of the neighbouring house and recorded it on his mobile phone. Deepa Iyer said that he has shown it to everyone.”
Sanya Iyer’s childhood image with her mother
Saaniya Iyer, in one of the episodes of Big Boss OTT, shared about the relationship she shared with her stepfather. She narrated an incident where her stepfather recorded a video where Saaniya was spending time with her boyfriend. She continued by saying that because of the way her stepfather recorded the video, the entire incident got misconstrued. According to Saaniya, his stepfather did this to prove that her mother is unable of taking care of her daughter. Saaniya Iyer is the only child of her mother.
Husband & Children
Saaniya Iyer is unmarried.
Saaniya Iyer, in one of the episodes of Big Boss OTT, shared about her ex-boyfriend and said that she shared an abusive relationship with him. She revealed that her ex-boyfriend choked her and assaulted her during an argument. She continued by explaining that despite the abuse she faced in the relationship, she had always wished to patch things up with her ex-boyfriend.
Saaniya Iyer follows Hinduism.
Television and reality shows
In 2012, Saaniya Iyer made her acting debut with the Colors Kannada television show Putta Gowri Maduve. In the show, she played the role of Putta Gowri.
Saaniya Iyer as Putta Gowri in the Color’s Kannada television show Putta Gowri Maduve
Then in 2015, she participated in Colors Kannada dancing reality show, Dancing Star.
Saanya Iyer in Dancing Star
In 2022, she participated in Voot’s dancing reality show, Dancing Champion; however, she opted for self-eviction as her dancing partner Nikhil got married. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
A lot of people are asking me why we weren’t a part of Dancing Champion anymore and this is the reason! Idk why this wasn’t telecasted anyway Nihal my dancing partner got married and since this was a huge life event there was nothing I could do about it. There were only 4 final episodes left, hence my request for a partner change wasn’t done, I was totally helpless! Sometimes some things are not in your control, you’ve gotta just accept it and let things flow.”
Sanya Iyer in dancing champion
In 2022, she participated in Voot’s Kannada reality show, Big Boss OTT.
Apart from acting, Saaniya Iyer is the owner of Deepa Iyer Production House, a platform that produces short films.
Deepa Iyer productions
- At the age of 14, Saaniya started her career in acting.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
Saaniya Iyer’s Instagram story
- Saaniya Iyer is a fitness enthusiast and often posts workout pictures on Instagram.
Saaniya Iyer workout pictures
- Saaniya has a music notes tattoo design inked on her right hand. She’s had this tattoo inked since she was a teenager.