Little Known Facts About South Indian Actress Sai Pallavi- Life, Career, Family, Income, Controversy, and More!

Sai Pallavi Senthamarai – Let’s have a look at the life of the South Industry Queen. 

Sai Pallavi is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. From featuring in Forbes magazine’s list of India’s 30 under 30 in 2020 to mesmerizing the audience with her captivating performances ever since her debut, Sai Pallavi has come a long way. She started her career as a dancer and has since become one of the most popular faces in South Indian cinema. 

She has been praised for her natural acting style and her ability to embody complex characters. 

From her humble beginnings as a dancer to her meteoric rise in the film industry, Sai Pallavi’s career has been an inspiring story of determination and hard work. In this article, we take a look at the behind-the-scenes of Sai Pallavi’s life and career. 

We explore her early days as a dancer and her breakthrough role in the film industry. We’ll also discuss the values and principles she upholds and how she has used her platform to create positive change. Join us as we examine the life and career of Sai Pallavi and discover the secrets behind her success.

Personal Details of Sai Pallavi

Name Sai Pallavi (Satya Sai Baba named her)
Date of Birth 9, May 1992
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Age (as of 2023) Sai Pallavi will turn 31 on 9 May 2023
Languages known Tamil, English, Hindi, Georgian, Malayalam, and Telugu 
Mother Tongue  Badaga
Nationality  Indian
Hair Colour  Black
Eye Colour  Dark Brown 
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight  55 kgs
Body Measurements (Bust size, Waist size, Hip size) 34-26-35
Father’s Name Senthamarai Kannan
Mother’s Name Radha Kannan
Siblings  Sister- Puja Kanan
Religion  Hindu
Marital status Unmarried 
Boyfriend/Husband Unknown 
Hobbies  Dancing, Travelling, Watching movies
Food preference  Vegetarian 
Favourite colors  Pink and Blue 

Early Life and Career of Sai Pallavi

Sai Pallavi was born in the Kotagiri district of Tamil Nadu on 9 May 1992. She did her schooling at Avila Convent School in Coimbatore and pursued a bachelor’s degree in 2016 at the University of Tbilisi State Medical, located in Georgia. 

However, she isn’t registered as a medical practitioner in India. Sai Pallavi took Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in Trichy on 31st August 2020. 

Pallavi was not trained in dance. However, she was sure of always wanting to do something that involved dancing. Seeing her interest in dancing, her mother motivated and supported her. Hence Sai Pallavi took part in dance reality shows like “Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva” (Tamil) and “Dhee Ultimate Dance Show (D4)” (Telugu). She was particularly drawn to the world of cinema and aspired to study filmmaking. 

During her childhood, Sai Pallavi was cast in her first film, a Tamil-language movie called, “Kasthuri Maan.” Later on, in 2008 she was cast in a Tamil movie, ‘Dhaam Dhaam’ in a supporting role, the movie starred Jayam Ravi and Kangana Ranaut. 

She has made debuts in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu movies. Sai Pallavi is one of those actresses who dubbed their own voices irrespective of the language in the film.

Breakthrough Role in the Film Industry

(Sai Pallavi in Premam)

In 2015, while she was studying medicine, Sai Pallavi was cast as “Malar” in the Malayalam-language film, “Premam,” opposite Nivin Pauly which became her claim to fame so much so that she was often referred to as “Malar” by her fans post the film. The film is helmed by Alphonse Puthren and stars Anupama Parameswaran and Madonna Sebastian in significant roles. 

During the making of the film, Sai Pallavi stayed away from the limelight and avoided the public eye. She was a dedicated and diligent student and often stayed back after shooting hours to study the script and learn dialogue delivery. 

Her hard work and dedication paid off, as critics and audiences alike praised her performance in the film. In 2016, she appeared in ‘Kali’ a Malayalam film opposite the actor Dulquer Salmaan, Kali was a critical and commercial success, and Sai Pallavi’s performance was universally praised. 

Her portrayal of a complex character with so much ease was appreciated by critics, who described her as a “natural” and “refreshing” actor. Her stellar performances cemented her place as one of the most promising actors in South Indian cinema.

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Award Award Show Movie Year
Special Jury Award Asianet Film awards Premam 2015
New Sensation in acting award Asiavision Awards Premam 2015
Best Female Debut (South) Award Filmfare Awards Premam 2015
Best Debut (Female) Award SIIMA Film Awards Premam 2015
Best Debut (Female) Award Vanitha Film Awards Premam 2015
Best Southern Debut Award  IBNLive Awards Premam 2015
Best Debut Award 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South) Premam 2016
Most Popular Actress Award  Asianet Film Awards Kali 2016
Best Actress Award  Behindwoods Gold Medals Kali 2016
Best Actress (Telugu) Award Filmfare Awards Fidaa 2018

Values and Principles Upheld by Sai Pallavi

While Sai Pallavi’s career is soaring to new heights, she has remained grounded and incredibly humble. Despite her early success as a dancer and her recent success as an actor, she has refused to be swayed by the fame and attention that comes with the industry. 

Sai Pallavi has lived by the words of wisdom given to her as a child by her mother and has pursued a career in the film industry on her own terms. 

Sai Pallavi is a devout follower of Hinduism and has always upheld her religious values. She has refused to be a part of revealing photoshoots and has shunned the limelight. 

Her religious values and principles have helped her stay grounded while pursuing a career in the film industry. Her principles have helped her use her influence to create positive change, and have made her a role model for many women.

How Sai Pallavi Uses Her Platform to Create Positive Change

In addition to upholding her religious values and using her influence to create positive change, Sai Pallavi has used her fame and stardom to raise funds for charitable causes. 

In May 2019, Sai Pallavi donated her earnings from the premiere of “Kaththi Sandai” to victims of the Cyclone Vayu floods. Her generous act was appreciated by the public, and she received praise and gratitude from the Assam government.


On 15th June 2022 Sai Pallavi got stuck in the middle of a controversy when she compared cow vigilantism with the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits. During an interview on a YouTube channel, when she was asked about her views on the political division of society into the right wing and left wing and the violence that takes place as a result of this division, she said,

“The Kashmiri Files showed how Kashmiri Pandits were killed at the time. If you are taking the issue as a religious conflict, there was an instant recently where a Muslim was attacked when he was driving a vehicle carrying cows, and people chanted Jai Shri Ram. So where is the difference between what happened then and what is happening now?.”

However, her comment divided Twitter, while some took a stand for her freedom of speech, even then the actor faced immense backlash from the netizens for drawing a parallel between the two!!

In the same interview, she also said, “For me, violence is the wrong form of communication. Mine is a neutral family where they are only taught to be good human beings. The oppressed, however, should be protected. I don’t know who is right and who is wrong. If you are a good human being, you don’t feel one is right.”

Social Media Handles of Sai Pallavi 


Recent Activities on Sai Pallavi’s Social Media Handles 

  • Twitter 

Everytime I hear the count #FiveSixSevenEight ,there’s a mix of passion,fear & madness that blinds me!
This trailer brought back memories!
Myto all dancers in the series
My best wishes to #Vijay sir, #PrasannaJK #Mrudhula@SamCSmusic for the release on 18th of Nov @ZEE5Tamil— Sai Pallavi (@Sai_Pallavi92) November 7, 2022

“Everytime I hear the count #FiveSixSevenEight, there’s a mix of passion, fear & madness that blinds me! This trailer brought back memories! 

My to all dancers in the series

My best wishes to #Vijay Sir, #PrasannaJK #Mrudhula @SamCSmusic for the release on 18th of Nov @ZEE5Tamil.”

This is very special,To be appreciated for both the films of same year! I’m grateful for the immense love & pray that I’m blessed with more such beautiful roles.#SekharGaru @Rahul_Sankrityn #VenkatGaru #SunielNarangGaru
Thank You teams of #LoveStory#ShyamSinghaRoy@filmfare— Sai Pallavi (@Sai_Pallavi92) October 11, 2022

“This is very special, to be appreciated for both the films of the same year! I’m grateful for the immense love & pray that I’m blessed with more such beautiful roles. 

#ShekharGaru @Rahul_Sankrityn #VenkatGuru #SunielNarangGaru

Thank You to teams of #LoveStory #ShyamSinghaRoy @filmfare “

  • Instagram

Sai Pallavi with her dog, captained as “Hello Sunshine ”


Sai Pallavi went on a trip with sister, Pooja Kannan and their parents. 


Conclusion: Reflection on the Life and Career of Sai Pallavi

She is a rising star who has used her passion and determination to achieve success in the film industry. She has made her mark in the industry by playing complex characters with ease and has received critical acclaim for her performances. Her dedication, hard work, and perseverance have contributed to her success and have helped her achieve stardom. 

She has used her fame and stardom to raise funds for charitable causes and has used her platform to create positive change in society. Her success can be attributed to her passion for acting, her willingness to learn, and her discipline in pursuing a career in the film industry. The success of her latest movie ‘Gargi’ is a testament to her versatility as an actor and brilliance as an artist.
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