Name: Sai Pallavi Senthamarai
Nickname: Sai Pallavi
Birthday: 9th May 1992
Known For: Other than pursuing a career in acting, Sai Pallavi graduated in medicine and if it wasn’t the movies, she would have begun a career in that field.
Debut Film: Kasthuri Maan
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationships: Al Vijay (Rumoured)
Awards: Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Debut- Malayalam, Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress – Telugu, South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut- Malayalam, Asianet Film Awards for Most Popular Actress
Sai Pallavi was born in Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu to Senthamarai Kannan and Radha. She has a younger sister, Pooja, who has also worked as an actress. Pallavi appeared in uncredited roles as a child actress in Kasthuri Maan (2005) and Dhaam Dhoom (2008).
In 2014, while she was studying in Tbilisi, Georgia, film director Alphonse 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. She went on to win several “Best Female Debut” awards that year, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
In 2015, she took a month’s break from her studies to act in her second movie, Kali. She earned a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam. 2017 marked her debut in Telugu with Sekhar Kammula’s Fidaa, in the role of Bhanumathi.
Her next project with director A. L. Vijay was Diya, 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. The movie’s song, Rowdy Baby, is the most viewed song on YouTube from South India.
Sai Pallavi started shooting in February 2018 for the film Padi Padi Leche Manasu with Sharwanand, which under performed at the box office. In December. several news outlets reported that Pallavi refused to accept her full remuneration, expressing solidarity with the producers for the failure of the film.
In 2019, Pallavi portrayed an autistic girl in the psychological thriller Athiran opposite Fahadh Faasil. In 2020, she was recognised by Forbes magazine as one of India’s 30 under 30. She was the only person from the film industry on that list.
She also acted in a Netflix anthology film series Paava Kadhaigal segment Oor Iravu directed by Vetrimaaran. In 2021, she starred in the romantic drama Love Story alongside Naga Chaitanya in her second collaboration with Kammula after Fidaa (2017) and Shyam Singa Roy opposite Nani in their second collaboration.
The actress found herself in a controversy when Naga Shaurya criticised his Kanam co-actor Sai Pallavi for her unprofessional behaviour on the sets of the film.
Latest News: Sai Pallavi is making news for her recent film, Shyam Singha Roy. The actress penned a thank you note after the film was released. She celebrated the success of the movie and congratulated the entire team for the same.
Latest Movies: Shyam Singha Roy
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Virata Parvam