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Sai Pallavi – Biography, Age, Weight, Awards, Family…

Sai Pallavi is another example of beauty with brain. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies who won many awards as well as she is the recipient of MBBS degree by education. She is famous for her Premam movie. Pallavi is also a good dancer. She is often referred to as ‘Dancing Queen’ of southern cinema.

Though Pallavi won many hearts through her acting skills and dancing, she is a woman with strong personality which one can see, when she refuses to endorse a fairness cream with a deal worth Rs 2 crore and raised the voice against skin colour discrimination which is a worth appreciating stand.

I’d like to share some statements made by Pallavi against skin discrimination in her one of the interviews with Bollywood Hungama republished by Brut India, “It’s a personal choice. I cannot blame anybody for their choices. When you look at the greater population of the people who are affected by the few choices that we make, I think that’s when I have to take a stand. I know friends and family who have always been compared and made to feel little less because of their skin colour or those beauty standards that we have created in the society”, said Pallavi.

“Before Premam, I would put on hundreds of fairness creams. I would have so much acne. I have put myself through so much. I wouldn’t want to leave home. I would just stay home thinking that people look at my pimples and talk but not my eyes”, she added.

However, she soon realized the impact of her on people, especially teenagers with skincare issues, then decided to be vocal about such issues. She commented, “After Premam, they accepted me with all of that. They liked me more and I saw how much it influenced teenagers. That let me feel a lot more powerful.”

Biography

  • Name: Sai Pallavi Senthamarai Kannan
  • Born: 09 May 1992                                       
  • Age (as of 2021): 29 years old
  • Profession: Actress, dancer
  • Famous for: ‘Malar’ for the film Premam
  • Birthplace: Kotagiri, Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India
  • School: Avila Convent School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • University: Tiblisi State Medical University, Tiblisi, Georgia
  • Education Qualification: MBBS
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inch
  • Weight: (approx.) 55 kg
  • Eye colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Marital status: Single
  • Father’s name: Senthamarai Kannan
  • Mother’s name: Radha Kannan
  • Sibling: Sister- Pooja Kannan
  • Favorite Actor(s): Kamal Hassan, Suriya, Mammootty
  • Favorite Actresses(s): Jyothika, Simran
  •  Favorite food: Chocolates, sweets
  • Favorite colour: Pink, Blue
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Travelling

Personal Life

Sai Pallavi was born on 09th May 1992 in Kotagiri, in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. As of the years 2021, she is now 29 years old. She belongs to Badaga (Hinduism) family. Pallavi’s father, Senthamarai Kannan is a central Excise officer and mother, Radha Kannan is a homemaker. She has a younger sister, Pooja, who is also an actress.

She completed her schooling from Avila Convent School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. As we know Pallavi is a MBBS doctor. She has done her MBBS degree in 2016 from Tiblisi State Medical University (recognized by Medical Council of India), Tiblisi, Georgia.

Journey as a dancer 

At present days, Pallavi is recognized as a good dancer. In one of the interviews, Pallavi said, she was inspired by her mother and always wanted to be like her in dancing as her mother is also a good dancer. Even her dance journey started from her school days as she participated in various cultural events held by the school.

In 2008, Pallavi participated in the dance reality show, ‘Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva’ which was aired on Vijay TV. She also participated in the show, ‘The Ultimate Dance Show’ season 4 on ETV Telugu in 2009 and became finalist.

Journey as an Actress 

Pallavi started her acting career as a child artist in Kasthooriman (2003) and Dhaam Dhoom (2008).

In 2014, she got the role ‘Malar’ in Alphonse Putharen’s “Premam” movie while she was studying in Tbilisi, Georgia. For the role ‘Malar’, she received several awards in 2015-2016 including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Her second movie was ‘Kali’ which released in march 2016. She did the role of Anjali, a young wife who must deal with her husband’s extreme anger issues, for that she received Asianet Film Award.

She made her debut in Telugu film ‘Fidaa’ in 2017 for the role Bhanumathi, a feisty village girl from Telangana. Her performance as Bhanumathi is considered as one of the “100 Greatest Performances of the Decade”, by Film Companion. Later. She has done Tamil- Telugu bilingual movie ‘Diya’. After that she appeared in a Tamil movie ‘Maari 2’, a sequel to Maari.

In 2018, she appeared in Sharwanand’s ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ movie which under performed at the box office. In 2019, Pallavi played the character of an autistic girl in the psychological thriller ‘Athiran’.

In 2020, she was the only person from Indian Film Industry who was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the India’s 30 under 30. At present she has many offers for the movies. She has signed already 3 movies, which includes, ‘Love story’, ‘Virata Parvam’ and ‘Shyam Singa Roy’ which will be coming soon.

Awards

  • In 2015, for her Premam film, she received, Asia vision Award for ‘New Sensation in Acting- Female’, Asianet Film Award for ‘New Sensation in Acting- Female’, ‘Special Jury Award’ and 63rd Filmfare Award South for ‘Female Debut Malayalam’
  • In 2016, also for the film Premam, she got 5th South Indian International Movie Awards for ‘Best Female Debut Malayalam’, Vanitha Film Award for ‘Best Newcomer- Actress’ and IBN Live Movie Award for ‘Best Southern Debut’
  • In 2016, for the film Kali, she earned Asianet Film Award for ‘Most Popular Actress’
  • In 2017, also for the film Kali, she received Behindwoods Gold Medal for ‘Best Actress Malayalam’ and CPC Cine Award for ‘Best Actress’
  • Also in 2017, for the movie Fidaa, she got 65th Filmfare Award South for ‘Best Actress- Telugu’
  • In 2019, for the film Athiran, she received Behindwoods Gold Medal for ‘Best Actor Critics Choice- Malayalam’
  • In 2021, for the movie Paava Kadhaigal, she earned Critics Choice Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’.

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