Sai Pallavi rose to nationwide fame following her endearing portrayal as Malar teacher in Alphonse Puthren's 'Premam', starring alongside Nivin Pauly, Madonna Sebastian, and Anupama Parameshwaran. Her popularity extended to Telugu cinema, where she became one of the most sought-after heroines in Tollywood. In Tamil cinema, her unique dance performance alongside Dhanush in the song "Rowdy Baby" from 'Maari 2' broke previous records.

During her school days, Sai Pallavi expressed her interest in dance to her mother, who encouraged her by playing songs by actresses like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to help her learn.

While 'Premam' marked her acting debut, Sai Pallavi had previously faced the camera as a child artiste in Jayam Ravi's 'Dhaam Dhoom', directed by the late cinematographer turned director Jeeva.

Her portrayal of the character 'Bhanumati' in the film 'Fida' earned her recognition, landing her on Film Companion's list of '100 Greatest Performances of the Decade'. She also won the Best Actress Award at the 7th South Indian International Movie Awards and 65th Filmfare Awards South.

In 2021, Sai Pallavi made headlines for being the only actress from the Indian film industry featured in Forbes India's list of the 30 most promising and inspiring professionals under the age of 30.

Despite offers of Rs. 2 crores for endorsing a fairness cream, Sai Pallavi declined the deal, stating, "What am I going to do with the money? I'll go home and eat three chapatis or rice. I do not have any other big needs." She emphasized the importance of embracing Indian skin tones and challenging societal standards.

Source : News18, Times New India
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