Sai Pallavi

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Sai Pallavi
Sai Pallavi at Mca-pre-release-event.jpg
Sai Pallavi in 2017
Born
Sai Pallavi Senthamarai

(1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 28)[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materTbilisi State Medical University, Georgia; Avila Convent School Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer

Sai Pallavi Senthamarai (born 9 May 1992) is an Indian film actress and dancer who appears in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She is a recipient of several awards including two Filmfare Awards for her performances in the films Premam and Fidaa.

Sai Pallavi first came into public attention for her role as Malar in the 2015 Malayalam film Premam.[2] She was then cast alongside Dulquer Salmaan in the film Kali (2016).[3] She made her Telugu debut playing the role Bhanumati in the 2017 romantic film Fidaa, co-starring with Varun Tej. When Fidaa was shown on television, it got the maximum TRP rating even during the fifth time.[4][5] In 2018, she made her Tamil debut with the film Diya, directed by Vijay.[6]

Sai Pallavi is a doctor by education, having completed her MBBS (medical degree) in 2016 from the Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia.

Early life and education[edit]

Sai Pallavi was born in Kotagiri, Nilgiris,[7] Tamil Nadu to Badaga parents Senthamarai Kannan and Radha. She has a younger sister, Pooja, who has also worked as an actress.[8][9] Sai Pallavi was raised and educated in Coimbatore.

She did her schooling at Avila Convent School, Coimbatore. Despite completing her medical studies in 2016 from the Tbilisi State Medical University which is recognised by Medical Council of India, she has not yet registered as a medical practitioner (doctor) in India.[10] She gave her Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) on 31 August 2020 in Trichy[11]

Sai Pallavi declined a Rs.2 crore worth advertisement-contract for a skin lightening cream saying it wasn't something she believed in.[12]

Career[edit]

Dance career[edit]

Sai Pallavi said in an interview that though she was not a trained dancer, she always wanted to be like her mother in dancing. She participated in several cultural events at school, gaining popularity as a dancer. Due to her penchant for dance, which was supported by her mother, she participated in the dance reality show Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva on Vijay TV in 2008, and finalist in Dhee Ultimate Dance Show (D4) on ETV Telugu in 2009.[13]

Film career[edit]

Sai Pallavi appeared in uncredited roles as a child actress in Kasthooriman (2003) and Dhaam Dhoom (2008).[14][15]

In 2014, while she was studying in Tbilisi, Georgia, film-directorAlphonse Putharen offered her the role of Malar in his film Premam. She shot the film over the holidays and, after the shooting finished, returned to her studies.[2][16] She went on to win several "Best Female Debut" awards that year, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[17]

In late 2015, she took a month break from her studies to act in her second movie, Kali, which released in March 2016.[18][19][20] She portrayed Anjali, a young wife who must deal with her husband's extreme anger issues, earning a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.[21][22]

2017 marked her debut in Telugu with Sekhar Kammula's Fidaa, in the role of Bhanumathi, a fiesty village girl from Telangana.[23][24][3]

Her next project with director A. L. Vijay was Diya,[25] which is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual film. Later, she starred in the Tamil movie Maari 2, a sequel to Maari, opposite Dhanush, directed by Balaji Mohan. A song from the movie, Rowdy Baby, is the highest viewed song in YouTube from South India.[26][27] The movie was also dubbed into Malayalam and aired in Asianet.

Pallavi started shooting in February 2018 for the film Padi Padi Leche Manasu with Sharwanand.,[28][29] which under performed at the box office. In December. several news outlets reported that Sai Pallavi refused to accept her full remuneration for the movie, expressing solidarity with the producers for the failure of the movie.[30][31]

Pallavi portrayed an autistic girl in the psychological thriller Athiran opposite Fahadh Faasil.

In 2020, she was recognised by Forbes magazine as India's 30 under 30. She was the only person from film industry in that list.[32]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2005 Kasthuri Maan College girl Tamil Uncredited role [33]
2008 Dhaam Dhoom Shenba's relative [33]
2015 Premam Malar Malayalam [34]
2016 Kali Anjali [35]
2017 Fidaa Bhanumathi Telugu [36]
Middle Class Abbayi Pallavi "Chinni" [37]
2018 Diya Thulasi Tamil Bilingual film [38]
Kanam Telugu
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Vaishali Cherukuri [39]
Maari 2 Araathu Aanandi Tamil [40]
2019 Athiran Nithya Malayalam [41]
NGK Geetha Kumari Tamil [42]
2020 Love Story Films that have not yet been released TBA Telugu Filming [43]
Viraata Parvam Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [44]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Sai Pallavi awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins11
Nominations14
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2015 Asiavision Awards New Sensation in Acting – Female Premam Won [45]
2016 Asianet Film Awards Special Jury Award Won [46]
63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut – Malayalam Won [47]
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Malayalam Won [48]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Newcomer – Actress Won [49]
IBNLive Movie Awards Best Southern Debut Won [50]
2017 Asianet Film Awards Most Popular Actress Kali Won [51]
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Malayalam Nominated [52]
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress - Malayalam Nominated [53]
Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Actress - Malayalam Won [54]
CPC Cine Awards Best Actress Won [55]
2018 65th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Telugu Fidaa Won [56]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress - Telugu Nominated [57]
2019 Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Actor Critics' Choice - Malayalam Athiran Won [58]
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Tamil Maari 2 Nominated [59]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Times of India. 9 May 2020 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/birthday-special-sai-pallavi-is-the-epitome-of-elegance-and-grace-in-sarees-photos/photostory/75641239.cms?picid=75641282. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b James, Anu (30 May 2016). "365 days of 'Premam': Why is Nivin Pauly-starrer so special even after one year of release?". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Fidaa movie review: Sai Pallavi is the heart and soul of this film". The Indian Express. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Massive TRP Ratings for Fidaa". nowrunning.com. 6 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Dhruva lost to Fidaa in TRP ratings war". telugusquare.com. 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (24 April 2018). "Sai Pallavi's long delayed 'Diya', which marks her Tamil debut, finally gets release date". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  7. ^ Deepika, Jayaram (14 June 2016). "Sai Pallavi enjoys her breaktime at her hometown". IB Times. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Sai Pallavi's sister, Pooja to make her acting debut sampath is – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  9. ^ BehindwoodsTV, Sai Pallavi in Kiss Me, Hug Me & Slap Me Game | KHS, retrieved 25 December 2018
  10. ^ Jayaram, Deepika (24 January 2017). "It's Dr Sai Pallavi now! But haven't passed the qualification test in India". Times of India. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  11. ^ World, Republic (2 September 2020). "Sai Pallavi arrives in Trichy for an examination". Republic World. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Sai Pallavi reveals why he rejected Rs 2 crore fairness cream endorsement deal | Entertainment News".
  13. ^ "Telugu actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu is 'Fidaa' over Premam girl Sai Pallavi". www.hindustantimes.com. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ Anu, James (23 November 2015). "'Premam' is not Sai Pallavi's debut film [VIDEO]". IB Times. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  15. ^ "If you are a 'Malar' fan, this short film starring Sai Pallavi is a must-watch..." Manoramaonline.com. Malayala Manorama. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  16. ^ "From Malar in Premam to Bhanumati in Fidaa, Sai Pallavi is winning hearts all over – Pinkvilla South". Pinkvilla South. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  17. ^ Sharma, Sanjay (14 December 2018). "Facts about actress Sai Pallavi". Desiscreenplay. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  18. ^ Sudhi, CJ (6 June 2015). "I am like Malar: Sai Pallavi". Manoramaonline.com. Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  19. ^ Rao, Subha J. (26 October 2015). "Actress Sai Pallavi on Premam". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  20. ^ Sai Pallavi opposite Maddy in 'Charlie' remake!. Siffy (19 January 2017)
  21. ^ Santhosh, Megna. "A raging Battle with Anger - Desimartini.com". Desimartini. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Kali Movie Review: Dulquer Salmaan & Sai Pallavi Nail It!". filmibeat.com. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  23. ^ "IndiaGlitz – Make way for Sai Pallavi – Telugu Movie News". Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Fidaa actor Sai Pallavi: The girl, who stole hearts with Premam, is now back on the silver screen". The Indian Express. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Karu first look: Sai Pallavi film looks intriguing. Is this the Tamil debut she was waiting for? See photo". 8 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Dhanush's Maari 2 Is Trending. Here's Why".
  27. ^ "Sai Pallavi to star in Dhanush's Maari 2 – Times of India".
  28. ^ "Sai Pallavi battles memory loss in Padi Padi Leche Manasu". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  29. ^ "'Padi Padi Leche Manasu' Trailer: Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi's chemistry hits the bull's eye – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  30. ^ "Sai Pallavi refuses to accept remuneration for Padi Padi Leche Manasu and THIS is the reason - Bollywoodlife.com". www.bollywoodlife.com. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  31. ^ "Sai Pallavi lauded for her lovely gesture! – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz.com. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  32. ^ "Forbes India 30 Under 30 2020". Forbes India. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  33. ^ a b "Actor Sai Pallavi to make her Sandalwood debut soon". The News Minute. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  34. ^ "Malar of 'Premam' Becomes Fan Favourite". International Business Times. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  35. ^ "'Kali': 5 reasons to watch Dulquer Salmaan-Sai Pallavi starrer". International Business Times. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  36. ^ "Sai Pallavi overwhelmed with response for Fidaa". Telangana Today. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  37. ^ "'I like you very much, will you marry me?', a cheeky Sai Pallavi in 'MCA'". The News Minute. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  38. ^ "Sai Pallavi's long delayed 'Diya'/'Kanam', finally gets release date". The News Minute. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  39. ^ "Sai Pallavi battles memory loss in Padi Padi Leche Manasu". Cinema Express. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  40. ^ "'Araathu Aanandhi': Sai Pallavi's look in 'Maari 2' revealed". The News Minute. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  41. ^ "Sai Pallavi on working with Fahadh Faasil in her upcoming film Athiran and setting boundaries as an actor". Firstpost. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  42. ^ "Sai Pallavi on working with director Selvaraghavan in NGK, and sharing screen space with Suriya". Firstpost. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  43. ^ "At last, Sai Pallavi is in a dance drama! Film with Naga Chaitanya titled 'Love Story'". The News Minute. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  44. ^ "Sai Pallavi's look from Virata Parvam 1992 leaked online". India Today. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
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  46. ^ "18th Asianet Film Awards". International Business Times. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  47. ^ "Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Filmfare. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  48. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2016 Winners' list". International Business Times. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  49. ^ "Vanitha Film Awards 2016". International Business Times. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  50. ^ "Sai Pallavi of 'Premam' fame wins IBNLive Best Southern Debut 2015 award". International Business Times. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  51. ^ "19th Asianet Film Awards". International Business Times. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  52. ^ "Nominations for the 64th Jio Filmfare Awards (South)". Filmfare. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  53. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2017 Malayalam Nominations". International Business Times. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  54. ^ "BEHINDWOODS GOLD MEDALS 2017: FULL WINNERS LIST". Behindwoods. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  55. ^ "CPC cine awards 2016". Malayala Manorama. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  56. ^ "Winners: 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". The Times of India. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  57. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  58. ^ "7th BEHINDWOODS GOLD MEDALS 2019 - WINNERS!". Behindwoods. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  59. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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