|Full Name||Sai Pallavi Senthamarai|
|Birthday||May 9, 1992|
|Birth Place||Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Awards||4 Filmfare Awards South, 2 SIIMA Awards|
Sai Pallavi is an acclaimed actress and dancer who has become one of the most popular stars in South Indian cinema. Born on May 9, 1992 in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, this gifted performer began training in classical dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi from a very young age. Her passion for arts led her to pursue a degree in medicine from Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia, while also participating actively in cultural activities.
Early Acting Pursuits
While she was still a medical student, Sai Pallavi made her acting debut with the Telugu film Dhaam Dhoom in 2008. She followed this up by starring in a Dance Premier League and a few other minor roles. However, the talented actress shot to fame in 2015 with her endearing performance as Malar teacher in the Malayalam blockbuster Premam. Her natural charm and brilliant acting earned Sai Pallavi the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Rise to Stardom in South Cinema
After capturing hearts with Premam, Sai Pallavi consolidated her position as a lead actress across South Indian films. She delivered a powerful performance in the 2016 Tamil romantic drama Kali, portraying a complexmodern day character. This was followed by starring roles in acclaimed Telugu films like Fidaa, MCA, Diya and Padi Padi Leche Manasu. Fidaa in particular won her massive acclaim and the Best Actress title at SIIMA Awards 2018.
Sai Pallavi also spread her wings in the Tamil film industry playing the female lead in blockbusters like Maari 2 and Athiran. She proved her versatility by starring in the 2019 critically praised anthology Super Deluxe. Her singing and dancing talents also received an outlet in popular item numbers like Rowdy Baby from Maari 2. With her lively screen presence, she breathed life into characters ranging from village belles to city-bred women.
Achievements and Accolades
Over a short span of time, Sai Pallavi has notched up an impressive array of awards and accolades. She has won a total of 4 Filmfare Awards South so far in various categories. She also won the SIIMA Award for Best Actress in 2018 for Fidaa. Sai Pallavi expanded her horizons by starring in the Hindi film Kedarnath opposite late Sushant Singh Rajput. She is the only South Indian actress to be featured in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list (2019).
Some other notable achievements include:
- Listed as the Most Desirable Woman of 2020 by Chennai Times
- Received the Kalaimamani Award from Government of Tamil Nadu
- Voted Most Favourite Heroine at the 2018 Vijay Awards
- Won Edison Award for Best Debut Actress in 2016
Why Fans Love Sai Pallavi
Apart from her obvious talent and achievements, there are several reasons why Sai Pallavi enjoys such massive fan following and popularity:
- She is incredibly down-to-earth and approachable despite her star status.
- Fans find her dancing skills mesmerizing in songs like Rowdy Baby and Vachinde.
- She comes across as very real and expressive on-screen.
- Her cute Instagram posts with her dog Kuppy make fans gush.
- She uses her fame judiciously to support social causes and charity.
Sai Pallavi‘s future in cinema looks extremely promising. She has a slew of highly anticipated films lined up for release including Virata Parvam opposite Rana Daggubati and Gargi directed by Gautham Ramachandran. She also revealed that she has signed a project with acclaimed director Vetrimaaran. At just 31, this immensely talented star has already achieved so much and is sure to scale even greater heights in the coming years!