Saniya Iyappan

Saniya Iyappan is an Indian actress who works in Malayalam cinema. She is best known for her notable roles in films Queen (2018) and Lucifer (2019).She has won Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South[1] and Vanitha Film Awards - Best debut in 2018.

Saniya Iyappan
Alma materNalanda Public School, Thammanam
OccupationFilm actress
Years active2014 – present

Acting careerEdit

Saniya started her career in television, as a contestant in the dance reality show D2 - D 4 Dance on Mazhavil Manorama. She emerged as the second runner up of the show.[2]

Saniya made her film acting debut with Davlinshi in 2014, portraying the childhood of Isha Talwar. She also acted in Apothecary in the same year, as the daughter of Suresh Gopi. . After playing brief roles in various films, Saniya played her first lead role in the 2018 film Queen.[3] Her performance earned her several accolades including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South. She next starred in Prithviraj Sukumaran's directorial debut Lucifer.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2014 Balyakalasakhi Suhara (Childhood) Malayalam Child artist
Apothecary Vijay's daughter Malayalam Child artist
Va Va Mannikanda Bhaktha Malayalam Music album
2017 Vedham Saniya Malayalam
Beloved Paru Malayalam Short film
2018 Queen Chinnu Malayalam Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South[4]
Vanitha Film Awards - Best debut
Nallonam Herself Malayalam Music video
Pretham 2 Niranjana Venu Malayalam
2019 Sakalakalasala Swapna Malayalam Cameo appearance
Karikku: Thera Para Ashwathy Achu Malayalam Mini web series
Cameo appearance in Episode 20[5]
Lucifer Jhanvi Malayalam
Pathinettam Padi Sania Malayalam Special appearance in "Party Song"
White Rose Vijayalakshmi Malayalam
Strings Malayalam Short film
2021 Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Malayalam Announced


Program Notes
Super Dance Junior Supporting artist
Super Dance 6 Winner
D 4 Dance 3rd position
D 4 Dance Reloaded 5th position
D 5 Junior Guest


  1. ^ "Winners of the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. 21 December 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Saniya Iyappan – All Set To Conquer The World Like A Queen"
  3. ^ "I haven’t got my due in D4 Dance: Saniya Iyappan"
  4. ^ "Winners of the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. 21 December 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ "How Saniya Iyappan became Aswathy Achu in Karikku web series?". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 26 October 2020.

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