Sai Pallavi is a popular Indian actress who has worked in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. She is an award-winning actress who has acted in several blockbuster hit movies. Pallavi is among the highest-paid South Indian actresses. The actress came into the limelight after her appearance as Malar in the 2015 Malayalam film Premam. Pallavi is not just an actress but also a brilliant dancer. She is also known as the Dancing Queen of the South Indian film industry. She is one of the most qualified actresses in the country. Pallavi is a doctor by education. She has completed her MBBS from Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia.
While Pallavi is not a trained dancer, she was supported by her mother due to her love for dancing. The actress participated in the dance reality show Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva in 2008. That was one of her first TV appearances. After that, Pallavi was also the finalist in Dee Ultimate Dance Show in 2009. Sai Pallavi’s first-ever acting project was as a child actress in Kasthooriman in 2003. She was next featured as a child actress in Dhaam Dhoom in 2008. However, it was in 2014 when Pallavi got her first major role for Malar. Pallavi has acted in several popular movies.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Sai Pallavi movies.
Premam is among the most popular movies of Sai Pallavi. This was Pallavi’s debut film in the Malayalam industry, and it was a huge success. The 2015 romantic film by Alphonse Puthren stars Nivin Pauly and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The film featured 17 debutant actors. Anupama Parameswaran, Shabareesh Varma, Krishna Sankar, and Siju Wilson are also featured in pivotal roles. Pallavi is featured in the film as Malar, a guest lecturer. The song Malare was a huge chartbuster. Pallavi won Best Female Debut at the 63rd Filmfare Awards South.
Sai Pallavi featured as Bhanumati in the 2017 Telugu comedy film by Sekhar Kammula. The film stars Varun Tej alongside Pallavi in the lead roles. Bhanumati is a strong-minded village girl and the younger sister of Renuka, whereas Varun (Tej) is an NRI from the US. The plot of the movie revolves around a love-hate relationship between Bhanumati and Tej. The film was a huge commercial success and grossed over Rs. 90 crore. It bagged four Filmfare awards.
Pallavi was featured in the 2019 Malayalam psychological thriller by Vivek as Nithya. The film stars Fahadh Faasil and Lakshmi. It is said to be loosely based on the 2014 movie Stonehearst Asylum. The movie is set in 1967. The movie starts with a bone-chilling scene showing Lakshmi (Shanti Krishna) witnessing Nithya playing with a piece of thread while being surrounded by the dead bodies of her family members. It appears in the opening scene that Nithya is behind all these murders. The plot next shifts to a psychiatric asylum. Athiran also features original songs composed by debutant P. S. Jayhari.
Kali is a 2016 Malayalam-language action film by Sameer Thahir that features Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The critically acclaimed film was a huge commercial success. Dulquer Salmaan has played Siddharth, an angry young man with a violent past. Siddharth’s life changes after he is married to Anjali (Sai Pallavi). Anjali is often seen telling Siddharth to control his anger. The film was remade in Kannada as Kidi. It was also dubbed and released into Telugu as Hey Pillagada.
While Maari 2 failed to do well at the box office, the audience received well. The famous Rowdy Baby song helped the film get popular. It is a Tamil language action comedy film by Balaji Mohan that was released in 2018. The film features Dhanush and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The title role of Maari, a.k.a. Maariyappan, has been played by Dhanush. In contrast, Sai Pallavi featured in the movie as “Araathu” Aanandhi – Maari’s wife. The movie depicts two parallel storylines. Critics were not particularly impressed with the movie.
Middle-Class Abbayi or MCA is a 2017 Telugu language action comedy film by Venu Sriram that features Nani, Sai Pallavi, and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles. The movie also features Vijay Varma, Naresh, and Rajiv Kanakala in pivotal roles. Nani appeared in the film as Nani a middle-class man with a photographic memory. In contrast, Pallavi featured in the film as Pallavi, a.k.a Chinni, the love interest of Nani. The movie was a box office success as it went on to earn Rs. 70 crore.
Paava Kadhaigal is a Tamil language multi-starer anthology drama film by Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Vetrimaaran, and Vignesh Shivan. The movie tells four different stories revolving around issues like pride, honor, and complex love relationships. It featured Kalidas Jayaram, Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Sai Pallavi, Kalki Koechlin, Prakash Raj, and others. The film was released on Netflix and 2020.