Actress Sai Pallavi came into limelight after her playing Malar teacher in Malayalam movie Premam became a craze. It was dubbed in Tamil and ran in cinemas for over 250 days. The actress turned into an overnight sensation in South India.

Her no-makeup look, amazing dance skills and flawless acting has made her a favourite among audiences. And, unlike other actresses, Sai Pallavi also maintained her simple look, embracing her facial acne and curly hair, both on-screen and off-screen.

We have compiled 5 times the young actress proved one doesn't need makeup or to fit into society's standards to look and feel beautiful:

The Time She Decided to Go No Makeup for All Her Films

After her no-makeup stint worked in Premam, Sai Pallavi embraced the practice as part of her identity as an actress. She appears with minimal or no makeup in all her films.

This is where it all began ❤️ Premam ❤️

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When things don’t go the way you wish, remember that if you’ve given your best , life blesses you with something even better. P.S. This pic was taken 10 yrs later in the same set in which we shot “Ungalil yaar adhutha Prabhu Deva”

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The Time She Said No to Whitening Product Endorsements

Early in 2019, Sai Pallavi rejected an offer to act in a fairness cream commercial. She explained the reason in an interview:

"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."

Diwali ❤️

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The Time She Attended an Award Show in a Simple Saree and Natural Look

Photo of the actress gracing glamorous award shows and celebrity events often go viral online. Despite embracing her natural curls and wearing the simplest outfits, Sai Pallavi stands out at these events.

❤️ Kali ❤️ #behindwoodsgoldmedals2017

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The Time She Celebrated Vishu with a Beautiful Photoshoot

She looked breathtaking in this photoshoot conducted just before Vishu, the Malayalam New Year.

Vishu comes early this year ♥️ PC : @appollofoxx ?

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The Time She Opened Up About Her Struggle with Acne

At first, Sai Pallavi was terrified of facing the camera with her pimples. But, at the insistence of Premam's director Alphonse Puthren, she managed to pull through the film's shooting. The actress has always been open about her battle with acne and has even admitted that people's acceptance of her natural self is the key to her confidence.

"When people accepted me for who I was, a girl with acne (rosacea), I learned that confidence was the real beauty." - Sai Pallavi


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