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South Indian actress, Sai Pallavi is one of the most loved actresses of the Indian film industry. Born on May 9, 1992, the gorgeous actress has worked in many Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films in her illustrious career so far. Sai Pallavi has also won two Filmfare Awards for her superb acting in films, Fida and Premam. However, the actress is currently in the headlines for her upcoming Telugu-romantic film, Love Story, directed by Sekhar Kammula. The actress will be seen opposite South Indian actor, Naga Chaitanya.
The romantic chemistry between Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya in their upcoming film, Love Story, has already received a positive response from the audience, credit to the film's first look and teaser. Undoubtedly, Love Story is one of the most-awaited South Indian films of 2021, and one of the prime reasons behind it is the fact that it is the first time Sai Pallavi will be seen opposite Naga Chaitanya on the big screen.
As the iconic actress continues to impress the audience with her every performance, here's a look into some rare, hidden, and unknown facts about Sai Pallavi's life in detail!
Born on May 9, 1992, in a Badaga family of the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, as Sai Pallavi Senthamarai to Senthamarai Kannan and Radha. She is the elder one and has a younger sister named Pooja. Sai Pallavi had completed her education at Avila Convent School, Coimbatore.
After completing her studies, Sai Pallavi took admission to the prestigious leading medical university, Tbilisi State Medical University, recognised by MCI (Medical Council of India). In 2016, she had completed her MBBS from the same, and in August 2020, she had also taken her FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) in Trichy.
The Maari 2 actress, Sai Pallavi, has time and again revealed that it was her mother, Radha, whose dancing skills encouraged her to be a dancer. During her school days, when Sai Pallavi told her mother about her interest in dance, the latter had encouraged her and used to play songs of actresses like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to help her learn dancing.
Slowly and steadily, Sai Pallavi had started impressing everyone with his dancing skills. From winning dance competitions in school to her participation in the dance reality show, Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva, she also became the finalist in ETV's dance show, Dhee Ultimate Dance Show.
Sai Pallavi is one of the most talented dancers in the Indian film industry, and to get a glimpse of the same, one has to just visit her social media handles, where she drops her mesmerising dance videos time and again. One of his most famous dance performances is on the song, Rowdy Baby, opposite South superstar, Dhanush.
Sai Pallavi had appeared in two uncredited roles as a child artist in the films, Kashthooriman and Dhaam Dhoom before making her full acting debut with Premam. During the shooting of her debut film, Sai Pallavi completed the filming of her role during the vacations of her medical college.
After it, she returned to Georgia to resume her studies. However, after the release of the film, Sai Pallavi's performance in the character of 'Malar' was appreciated by everyone. As a result, the young diva went on to win the 'Best Female Debut' award in multiple award ceremonies.
South Indian actress, Sai Pallavi's portrayal of the character of a village girl from Telangana named 'Bhanumati', in the film, Fida is named in the illustrious list of ‘100 Greatest Performances of the Decade' by Film Companion. In the 65th Filmfare Awards South, Sai Pallavi had grabbed the Best Actress Award at the 7th South Indian International Movie Awards and 65th Filmfare Awards South.
On February 7, 2021, Forbes India had released their seventh annual list of 30 most promising and inspiring professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, disruptors, and performers, under the age bar of 30 years. Astonishingly, Sai Pallavi was the only actress from the Indian film industry to feature in this elite list of successful people. The actress had taken to her Twitter handle and had celebrated her incredible achievement with her massive fanbase across the nation with immense pride.
Post the tremendous success of her films, Premam and Fida, Sai Pallavi was one of the leading Indian actresses and her every move was a piece of news for all the entertainment news portals out there. That's when in 2019, Sai Pallavi was reportedly offered Rs. 2 crores for doing the commercial of a fairness cream. However, the actress had rejected the tremendous deal and had said a clear 'no' to the owners of the fairness cream.
The news broke the headlines of newspapers, and the whole internet was buzzing with the praises of Sai Pallavi. In an interview with Behindwoods, the actress had confirmed that she had turned down a Rs. 2 crore offer presented to her for being featured in a fairness cream. However, the actress hadn't revealed the name of the brand but opened up about her reasons behind saying no to this huge lucrative deal. The actress had said:
"What am I going to do with the money I get from such an ad? I'll go home and eat three chapatis or rice. I do not have any other big needs. I see whether I can contribute to the happiness of people around me or I can say that the standards we have are wrong. This is the Indian colour. We can't go to foreigners and ask them why they're white, and if they know that they will get cancer because of it. That's their skin colour, and this is ours."
Sai Pallavi is one of the few actresses in the Indian cinema who appear onscreen with minimal makeup or no makeup at all. In her debut film, Premam, Sai Pallavi had worked without makeup in the entire film and had credited her film's director, Alphonse Puthren, for encouraging her to act confidently and believe in herself.
In her interview with The Times Of India, Sai Pallavi had revealed why she decided not to wear makeup in her films. The actress had opened up about her time in Georgia and how she covered herself from top to bottom to protect herself from acne. But after receiving so much love from the audience for her performance in Premam, Sai Pallavi got immensely confident in her skin, and the rest is history. In her words:
"I was one of those teenagers who felt horrible about having acne. I used to cover my face with a dupatta when I was in Georgia. It took Premam, and Alphonse, for me to realise that people love you for your character and the confidence with which you portray it. All the directors don't want me to wear makeup, too. I am happy if girls feel proud about themselves, their natural body image and consider me an inspiration. And yes, I'm not going to use makeup in the future, too."
While her illustrious professional life is an open book, Sai Pallavi prefers to keep her personal life private. Hence, there's hardly anything about her relationship on the internet and gossip columns. However, according to a report by Astro Ulagam, Sai Pallavi had once talked about her marriage plans in an old interview with South Indian actor, Suriya ahead of the release of her film, NGK.
Revealing the reason behind her decision not to marry anyone, the actress had clearly stated that if she would get married to someone, she would have to leave her parents, and it is something that she isn't capable of. Sai Pallavi had also added that she wants to take care of her parents and is not ready to leave them. That is why marriage and settling with someone for life is something she just can't think of at the moment.
Undoubtedly, South Indian actress, Sai Pallavi is one of the most humble Indian celebrities, but her way of approaching things and raising her voice against foul play in society deserves a huge applause. Before being an actress, she is a doting sister for many youngsters out there, who are trying their best to escape from the shackles of perfection.