Sneha has won two Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Unnai Ninaithu (2002)and Autograph (2004) and has been nominated thrice for a Filmfare Best Actress Award. She has also received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress twice for her performances in the films Virumbugiren, Aanandham, Punnagai Desam (2001) and Pirivom Santhippom (2008) and earned a Vijay Award for Best Actress for her brilliant performance in Pirivom Santhippom(2008). She also received her Nandi Award in the year 2005 for her performance in the movie Radha Gopalam and Kalaimamani Award from the State of Tamil Nadu in the year 2006.
Sneha began her film career in the 2001 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi in a supporting role; however, her major breakthrough came later that year in a Tamil language film, Ennavale opposite Madhavan. Later that year, she starred in the film, Aanandham which was a mammootty starrer as well as K. Balachandar's, Parthale Paravasam. She finished the year with a foray into Telugu cinema, making two appearances in notable films. Priyamaina Neeku was her first film in Telugu. It went on to be a blockbuster.
A total of 8 films were released in 2002 including her second major hit in Telugu with Hanuman Junction as well as other hits in Unnai Ninaithu and April Madhathil. Prestigious films with top actors also followed, such as King and Pammal K. Sambandam with Vikram and Kamal Haasan respectively. After a successful previous year, Sneha acted in only two films in 2003. The first being Vaseegara with Vijay, the second being a heroine-oriented double role in Parthiban Kanavu. The film became a commercial hit as well as winning plaudits for Sneha's portrayal of the double role.
The year 2004 was a mixed year for the actress, with Jana, Bose and Adhu, a horror film, all failing at the box-office. However, Vasool Raja MBBS opposite Kamal Haasan and her Telugu film Venky became blockbusters, while Autograph was a box-office hit which won critical acclaim.
The years 2005 and 2006 were good for the actress, with Telugu films like Sankranthi with Venkatesh, Radha Gopalam with Srikanth, Sri Ramadasu with Nagarjuna, and Thuruppu Gulan with Mammootty and Pudhupettai with Dhanush winning plaudits at box office, while others released in the respective years turning as average grossers at the box office. With Thuruppu Gulan she paired with the Malayalam mega Star Mammootty. In the year 2006, she made her debut into Kannada film industry through Ravi Shastri. With that she covered all the South Indian languages.
The year 2007 was a good year for the actress. She had Naan Avanillai and Pallikoodam turning out to be super hits.while her Telugu movies Madhumasamand Maharadhi turned out to be average grossers at box office.
In the year 2008, Sneha won many plaudits for her performance through her Heroine-Oriented film Pirivom Santhippom with Cheran. She paired with Silambarasan in the movie Silambattam which gave her a commercial success and with a Cameo appearance in the movie Kuselan with Super Star Rajini Kanth, she completed 50 Films within a short span and also got a chance to share her screen space with Super Star. She tried a glamorous role with Pandi and Inba, while both turning out to be average grossers. Her Telugu films Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna and Pandurangadu turned out to be average grossers while Adivishnu flopped at the box office.
The year 2009 was totally different for the actress with the Social Thriller film Achchamundu Achchamundu with the Hollywood star John Shea appearing in a villainous role with Prasanna as her pair. Then she had Amaravathi, again a Thriller film of different Genre. Both won many plaudits for the bold theme of Pedophiles and Womb stealing respectively. The former film won many awards in the International Panorama and the later grossed average at Box Office.
In 2010, with Venkat Prabhu's Goa, she again forayed into Glamorous Ultra-Modern chick role with a few Grey shades. Then she shared her screen space for the first time with Vishal through a Cameo appearance in the movie Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai. Her next release was Pramani with the Malayalam mega Star Mammootty, which had a very good opening at the box office with positive reviews from critics but later turned to be an Average fare. She appeared in a Cameo role as herself in the movie Angadi Theru, directed by the renowned director Vasantha Balan of Veyil fame and the movie opened to stupendous reviews and response which turned to be a Blockbuster Hit. She also paired up with the Malayalam actor Mohanlal for the first time for the movie Shikkar, The Hunt, which was released on the eve of Ramzan which was a Huge Hit and it is considered as a milestone in Mohanlal's history. Her another film with Mammootty, Vande Mataram where she played an Aviator released to mixed reviews of critics.
The most awaited Bhavani IPS is also gearing up for the release, where she appears as a tough Police Officer. She has Vidiyal, where she appear as a Muslim girl for the first time and also alongside actor Sarath Kumar, slated as a late 2010 release. She also have Ponnar Shankar penned by C.M of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi, which is being made in a big budget of 40 Crores. Then Nootrukku Nooru alongside Vinay Rai and Murattu Kaalai with Sundar C awaiting release.
She also appeared in so many commercial ads like Saravana Stores, Roobini Oil, Aashirvadh, Idhayam Dots, Jos Aalukkas, Power Shampoos, Shree Devi Textiles, Preethi Mixi, GRB Udhayam Ghee, Papilon etc. In 2010, she was announced as the brand ambassador for the Dabur Amla Nelli Hair Oil and Cavin Kare's Chinni's Pickle ads. She owns a Marriage Hall in Panruti.
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