In 2001, her dance master gave her the opportunity to appear in Renoo Nathan's debut music video "Thirakti Kyun Hawa", which brought Saran to the attention of many Indian filmmakers.
Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she was offered a leading role.
In 2012, she was cast in the British–Canadian film Midnight's Children, under the direction of Deepa Mehta, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, for which she received international critical acclaim.
She achieved further commercial success by starring in films such as Pavitra (2013) and Chandra (2013).
which was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, in which she played a football coach.
Though she acted in films in three languages that year, eight of the first ten films of her career were in Telugu.
She also performed the lead female role in several Telugu films including Tagore, which was screened at the International Indian Film Academy Awards, and was a commercial success.
Among other philanthropic activities, she has volunteered for charity organizations.
In 2011 she opened a spa employing exclusively visually challenged people.
Following her dance teacher's recommendation, she was invited to appear in the music video of Renoo Nathan's "Thirakti Kyun Hawa".
including Nuvve Nuvve, in which she played a millionaire's daughter who falls for a middle-class man.