You must have fallen in love with the girl from Premam and Fidaa. Remember her? She is also known as the Dancing Queen of Southern Cinema in India. This is none other than Sai Pallavi, an Indian actress and dancer. She usually works in South cinema appearing in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films.
Winner of two Filmfare Awards, Sai Pallavi is an MBBS graduate from Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia.
Sai Pallavi Age & Sai Pallavi Birthday
Sai Pallavi was born on May 9, 1992, in Kotagiri district of Tamil Nadu in India. That makes her age as of today 29. Her family is Badaga and her parent’s names are Senthamarai Kannan and Radha. She also has a sister named Pooja who works as an actress. While living in Coimbatore, she started her education.
During her schooling at Avila Convent School, Coimbatore, she started dreaming of becoming a doctor. Then she got selected for the Tbilisi State Medical University in 2011 and completed her degree in 2016. Since has not yet been given the MCI exam, she is not eligible for continuing her medical practice in India. Recently, she has given the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in 2020.
Sai Pallavi Height & Appearance
Sai Pallavi is 165 cm in height meaning it’s 1.65 meters, if we calculate this in feet then it would be 5 feet 5 inches. As of now, her weight is 55 kilograms. And her body measurements are 34-26-34. Her eye color is dark brown and her hairs are jet black.
Sai Pallavi always liked dancing as she used to sit and watch her mother dancing. She is not a trained dancer. Then she started developing a knack for dancing and started performing in school’s fests and cultural events. This raised her popularity as a dancer. Her mother and father were also very supportive. This led to her participation as a contestant in the Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva reality show. This premiered on Vijay TV in 2008. Then she took part in Dhee Ultimate Dance Show on ETV in 2009 and reached the final stage. This got her public support and recognition in eyes of the public as an acclaimed dancing artist.
It was 2003 when she appeared as a child artist in the film Kasthooriman. Then in 2008, she grabbed a role in Dhaam Dhoom. But her glory days are coming much later. When she was studying for her medical degree in Tbilisi, Georgia, an acclaimed film director Alphonse Putharen started contacting her for film roles. The film was Premam and she got the role of Malar.
Sai Pallavi Career
During the shooting of Premam, she didn’t lose her classes as the schedule was in between her study break. After Premam was released, there was no looking back. Because Sai Pallavi won the Best Female Debut award for that film as well as Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. This started her glorious career in the film industry.
It was 2015 and still, she was studying for her MBBS degree and another film was offered by the name Kali. Again she shot it over her study break and the film was released in 2016. Playing the role of Anjali, she was again nominate for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The film was in Malayalam language and she portrayed the turmoil of a wife beautifully who is dealing with her husband’s extreme anger issues.
After completing her degree in MBBS, she returned to India and starred in Sekhar Kammula’s much-acclaimed film Fidaa. The role was of Bhanumathi who is a courageous girl from Telangana. This performance is cited as one of the 100 Greatest Performance of the Decade according to Film Companion. In her Telugu debut, she made a mark in the industry. Then she starred in Diya, a bilingual film. Maari 2, Rowdy Baby, and others were the next projects.
It’s not that her every film got a blockbuster hit. Padi Padi Leche Manasu was released in 2018 but it flopped. For this, she rejected her fees because she has failed her producer, as told by her. Then comes 2019 and the big break. She starred against the Malayalam cinema’s superstar Fahadh Faasil in the film Athiran which marked her as a leading actress in Malayalam cinema. In Arthurian, she played the role of an autistic girl against the king of realism acting in Malayalam cinema, Fahadh Faasil.
Last year in 2020, Forbes magazine included her in the list of India’s top 30 under 30. She is the only woman from the South film industry. Her OTT debut was with the series Paava Kadhaigal.
Sai Pallavi Husband Name & Relationship Status
As of an interbiew, Sai Pallavi is currenlty single. She told me the reason for her decision is that she doesn’t want to live away from her parents as of now and marriage will mean that. There were rumors that she is dating the director AL Vijay who is famous for the film Kanaa. They were planning to get marry but the plan didn’t work out.
Sai Pallavi Awards
- Asiavision Award in New Sensation in Acting category for Premam – 2015
- Asianet Film Awards in New Sensation in Acting category for Premam – 2015
- Asianet Film Award in Special Jury Award category for Premam – 2015
- 63rd Filmfare Awards South in Best female Debut category for Premam – 2016
- 5th South Indian International Movie Award in Best Female Debut category for Premam – 2016
- Asianet Film Award in Most Popular Actress category for Kali – 2017
- Behindwoods Gold Medal in Best actress Category for Kali – 2017
- 65th Filmfare Awards South in Best actress category for Fidaa – 2018
- Behindwoods Gold Medal in Best Actor Critic’s choice category for Athiran – 2019
- Critics Choice Awards in Best Supporting Actress category for Paava Kadhaigal – 2021