Sai Pallavi

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Sai Pallavi
Sai Pallavi at Maari 2 Press meet.png
Sai Pallavi in 2018
Born (1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 27)
Nationalityindian
OccupationActress
Parent(s)Senthamarai Kannan (father)
Radha Kannan (mother)

Sai Pallavi Senthamarai (born 9 May 1992), commonly known as Sai Pallavi, is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films. She is referred to by her fans as "Lady Natural Star"[1]. She is the among the fewTamil actress, to have dubbed in her own voice for all her films, irrespective of language. Sai Pallavi first came into public attention for her role as Malar in the 2015 Malayalam film Premam which was a blockbuster success. She was then cast alongside Dulqar Salman in the film Kali (2016). She made her Telugu debut playing the role Bhanumati in the 2017 romantic film Fidaa, co-starring with Varun Tej. She made her Tamil debut with the film titled Diya(2018) directed by A.L Vijay. Her portrayal of Malar in Premam(2015) earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South, SIIMA Award for Best Debut Female, IBN Live Award for Best Southern Debut and Asiant Film Award Most Poular Actress[2][3]. Kochi Times named her in its "List of 15 Most Desirable Women in 2016"[4]. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress for her performance in Fidaa (2017).[5]

Early Life[change | change source]

Sai Pallavi was born on 9th May 1992 in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu to Senthamarai Kannan and Radha. She has a younger sister, Pooja, who has also worked as an actor. Sai Pallavi grew up and was educated in Coimbatore. Her Mother Tongue is Badaga. Sai Pallavi is in the health care industry by profession. She completed medical studies at the Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia in 2016.

Film Career[change | change source]

Sai Pallavi appeared in uncredited roles as a child actress in Kasthuri Maan (2005) and Dhaam Dhoom (2008).[6]She had also done a Tamil Short Film named 'Kaatchi Pizhai' before her debut in the movies.[7]

Pallavi debuted as a main Female lead in the 2015 movie Premam alongside Nivin Pauly. She played the role of a Malar, a college teacher. She went on to win several "Best Female Debut" awards that year, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Premam grossed an estimated sum of ₹60 crore (US$8.7 million) worldwide making it one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of all time. It became the first Malayalam film to run for over 200 days in Tamil Nadu.

In 2016, She Paired opposite Dulqar Salman for her next Malayalam Film Kali.

She made her Telugu Debut in the Year 2017 with the film Fidaa. For which she has won Filmfare for Best Telugu Actress. She also appeared in MCA(2017) along with Nani.

She made her Tamil Debut with the movie Diya(2018).

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director Language Notes
2005 Kasthuri Maan Child artist A. K. Lohithadas Tamil
2008 Dhaam Dhoom An uncredited role Jeeva Tamil
2015 Premam Malar Alphonse Putharen Malayalam Malayalam debut

Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South

2016 Kali Anjali Sameer Thahir Malayalam Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam
2017 Fidaa Bhanumathi Sekhar Kammula Telugu Telugu debut

Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu

Middle Class Abbayi Pallavi "Chinni" Venu Sree Raam Telugu
2018 Diya Thulasi A.L.Vijay Tamil Tamil debut
Kanam Telugu

Awards and Nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Language Film Result
2015 Asianet Film Awards Special Jury Award Malayalam Premam Won
Asiavision Awards New Sensation in Acting Won
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut – South Won
SIIMA Film Awards Best Debut (Female) Won
Vanitha Film Awards Best Debut (Female) Won
IBNLive Best Southern Debut Won
2016 Asianet Film Awards Most popular actress Kali Won
Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam Nominated
SIIMA Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Actress Won
2018 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu Telugu Fidaa Won
2018 SIIMA Film Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Telugu Fidaa Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sai Pallavi Is The New Lady Natural Star | Tollywood Lady Natural Star |Telugu Filmnagar". www.thetelugufilmnagar.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  2. "Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. "IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Premam' actress Sai Pallavi wins Best Southern Debut 2015". News18. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  4. "Kochi Times Most Desirable Woman 2016: Sai Pallavi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  5. "Baahubali 2, Vijay Deverakonda, Sai Pallavi bag top honours - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  6. Anu, James (23 November 2015). "'Premam' is not Sai Pallavi's debut film [VIDEO]". IB Times. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  7. "If you are a 'Malar' fan, this short film starring Sai Pallavi is a must-watch". OnManorama. Retrieved 2018-08-21.

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