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I used to make clothes for my children and myself, whenever I had the time: Saranya Ponvannan!

Saranya is truly inspiring!

The South Indian cinema industry, when in need of a loving, doting mother doesn’t look beyond Saranya Ponvannan. Although there are many movie mothers, she has been the first choice for directors when in need of an innocent and friendly on-screen mother.

Saranya was one of those actresses who had an exclusive league of fan following for herself back in the day. In an era that was filled with retro glamour and cabaret sequences, she was like a breath of fresh air for the audiences. People loved her for the demure, modest heroine that she was. And those qualities were not a testament to her acting skills. She set herself a class apart after her performances in Nayagan, Manasukkul Mathappu, Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga, Agni Paarvai, Karuthamma and Meendum Savithri.

Apart from acting in movies, she runs her own design institute. “I have been in the design industry for nearly two decades. Initially, it just started as a hobby – I used to make clothes for my children and myself, whenever I had the time.

Looking at our outfits, many of my friends requested me to design clothes for them, but I just didn’t have the time; I did paper cuttings and gave it to them so that they could get it stitched themselves. After a while, a few of my friends asked me to teach them how to do these cuttings on paper. This sparked off an idea – to start my own institute.” After carefully planning the courses and the time duration for each, last year, Saranya began her

This sparked off an idea – to start my own institute.” After carefully planning the courses and the time duration for each, last year, Saranya began her Institute – Design & School of Fashion Technology.

 

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