She married actor Surya Sivakumar on 11 September 2006, with whom she had acted in seven films. The couple have a daughter, Diya, who was born in August 2007 and a son, Dev, born in June 2010.
Her first movie was the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna with her co-star Akshay Khanna , directed by Priyadarshan.
She later ventured into the Kollywood film industry. Her first role, in 1999, was a cameo appearance in Vaali, which starred Ajith Kumar and Simran. That year, another film, Poovellam Kettuppar was released. Saravanan played the protagonist's love interest, alongside her future husband, Surya Sivakumar.
She was awarded the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award for her role in Kushi. She also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for Perazhagan in 2004, Chandramukhi in 2005 and Mozhi in 2007. Her last movie, Seetha Kalyanam was released in 2009. She retired from acting after marriage.
Filmfare Best Tamil Debutant Award - Vaali (1999)
Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award - Kushi (2000)
Dinakaran Best Actress Award - Perazhagan (2004)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress - Perazhagan (2004)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress - Chandramukhi(2005)
Kalaimamani Best Actress Award - Chandramukhi (2005)
55th Fans Association Best Actress Award - Chandramukhi (2005)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress - Mozhi (2007)
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