Sai Pallavi
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Sai Pallavi Biography

Sai Pallavi
Sai Pallavi Biography
Gender Female
Career Started In 2008
Number of Films 6
Education MBBS
Birth Place Kotagiri
Height (in Cms) 167 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 5 inches
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Badugu
Lives In Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Date Of Birth May 09, 1992
Age 29 years


Sai Pallavi is an amazing actress, dancer, model and doctor by profession. She has concentrated her acting career in South Indian films, especially Malayalam and Telugu. Sai Pallavi first came to public attention as Malar Miss in the blockbuster Premam, directed by Alphonse Puthren. Her role was so deeply etched into the minds of the audience that people began to recognize her more as Malar and less as Sai Pallavi. Although Premam is tagged as her debut movie, the actress had previously appeared in the movies Kasthuri Maan (2005) and Dhaam Dhoom (2008) as a child artiste. Prior to acting, she was a participant in few Tamil dance reality shows. She has been even part of advertisements. Sai is a doctor by profession and has completed her MBBS from Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia.

  • Sai Pallavi Early Life

    From a shy pimpled girl to one of the most desirable woman, Sai Pallavi’s journey is fascinating. Let’s trace her journey from the beginning!

    Born in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, the actress spent most of her childhood and college days in Coimbatore before flying to Georgia for her medical studies. Not in movies, but Sai Pallavi was a well-known name among dance reality shows in Tamil Nadu and Telugu states. In her 11th and 12th classes, she earned quite a good name by participating in popular dance reality shows like Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva and Dhee 4 respectively. Meanwhile, she has also appeared in an uncredited role in the Tamil movie Dhaam Dhoom which has Jayam Ravi and Kangana Ranaut playing the lead roles.

    Sai Pallavi Rare Pictures

    School Photo Celebrating Doctors Day With Her Mom Childhood Picture At College Fest
    Sai Pallavi's Unseen pictures


  • Sai Pallavi Family

    Sai Pallavi Family
    Pooja Kannan
    Senthamarai Kannan
    Radha Kannan

    Sai’s father, Snethamara Kanan, is a central excise officer, while her mother, Radha Kanan, is a homemaker. She also has a younger sister, Pooja Kanan. Pooja is also a dancer and recently she started her acting career through a short film. Sai is very found of her family and considers her mother as the force behind the strength to pursue acting.

  • Sai Pallavi Career

    Early years
    Even though her debut movie is the blockbuster Premam, she first appeared on the silver screen through Tamil movie Dhaam Dhoom in 2008. But this role was uncredited one. As a child artiste, she has also appeared in 2005 Malayalam movie Kasthoori Maan in a brief role. Before coming to movies, Sai Pallavi had done a few advertisements and also participated in Tamil TV Dance reality shows.

    But she launched her acting career unexpectedly. While she was in town for her winter vacation, Alphonse Puthren contacted her after watching her old TV commercial. After listening to the script of Premam, though she had her reservation about her looks and language, she fell in love with the character Malar. And thus she agreed to do the role. Sai shot for her part during her summer vacation. She was able to work out her dancing skills in the movie and choreographed the song 'Rockaankuthu'.

    Her role and presence in the movie was a big suspense that broke only in the inaugural show of the movie. From that point in time, Sai Pallavi got into everyone’s heart as Malar, which ended up in her getting a huge fan base and also an unparalleled debut of an actress in recent times. Her portrayal of Malar was highly appreciated and applauded. She shot to fame, overnight.

    Sai Pallavi In Padi Padi Leche Manasu Sai Pallavi With Nani In MCA Sai Pallavi in Kanam Karu Fidaa Kali Premam
    Sai Pallavi Movies

    Later Years

    Post Premam, better say post ‘Malar’, Sai Pallavi became a household name, whom everyone loved. She started to get new and new projects. But, as it was her final year of MBBS, she decided to keep her focus on the studies. But, she really liked the script of Samir Thahir directed Kali. She took a month’s leave from her college to finish the shooting of the movie. Kali had Sai as Anjali, wife of Dulquer Salmaan. This movie also was a big hit and her chemistry with Dulquer was widely appreciated. After the movie, she went back and finished her studies.

    The third movie she signed marked her Telugu debut. Titled as Fidaa, the movie is directed by Shekar Kammula and has Varun Tej in the lead. There were reports that because of this project, Sai had to reject a movie with ‘Thala’ Ajith, which could have been her Tamil debut.

    Fidaa was an impressive debut and she followed it up with Middle Class Abbayi (MCA) which saw remarkable success at the box office. Sai Pallavi made her Tamil debut in 2018 with the horror thriller Diya which released in Telugu as Kanam. The success of Fidaa and MCA further accelerated her popularity and enlarged her fanbase throughout South India. She was quick to grab some notable projects including the highly-awaited Maari 2a sequel to Maari opposite Dhanush which was directed by Balaji Mohan, and NGK in Tamil opposite Suriya and Rakul Preet Singh.

    In February of 2018, she started shooting for Padi Padi Leche Manasu along with Sharwanand. This film, directed by Hanu Raghavapudi, is a romantic film shot in Kolkata and Kathmandu, in which Pallavi plays the role of a medical student.

  • Sai Pallavi Awards

    Sai Pallavi’s stupendous entry with ‘Premam’ hasn’t just garnered her plenty of attention but also several awards.

    Sai Pallavi Awards List
    Sl No Movie Category Award
    2015 Premam Special Jury Award Asianet Film Awards
    2015 Premam New Sensation in acting Asiavision Awards
    2015 Premam Best Female Debut-South  Filmfare Awards
    2015 Premam Best Debut (Female) SIIMA Film Awards
    2015 Premam Best Debut (Female)  Vanitha Film Awards
    2015 Premam Best Southern Debut  IBNLive Awards
    2015 Premam Most Popular Actress Asianet Film Awards
    2015 Kali  Best Actress Behindwoods Golden Medal
    2018 Fidaa Best Actress - Telugu Filmfare Awards
  • Sai Pallavi Personal

    Passion for dancing

    Since her childhood, Sai Pallavi has been very passionate about dancing. Her passion for dancing was recognized at an early age and was encouraged to participate in all the possible contests. Her graceful steps and flexible physique has always put her in the top league of dance competitions. Shows like Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva and Dhee 4 aka D4 made her pretty famous in dance circles among the Tamil and Telugu households who follow dance shows on Television.

    During her intermediate, Sai Pallavi did participate in Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva which was aired on Vijay TV 2008. This show changed her fate to the fullest. As earlier mentioned, Alphonse Puthran was amazed by her natural looks plus amazing dancing abilities when he first saw her on the dance show. 

    Sai Pallavi Dance Barso Re Song Dance

     Sai Pallavi In Dhee Show

  • Sai Pallavi Favourites

    Sai Pallavi Favourites
    Food Chocolates, Sweets
    Color Pink, Blue
    Actor Kamal Haasan, Mammootty, Suriya, Simran Bagga, Jyothika
  • Sai Pallavi Television

    Undoubtedly, her stint as a dancer in two different TV dance shows shaped up her career. The actress participated in 'Ungalil Yaar Aadutha Prabhu Deva' and 'Dee' which were aired on Vijay TV and ETV respectively. It is well-known that director Alphonse Puthren approached her for 'Premam' after watching her consistently amazing performances on 'Ungalil Yaar Aadutha Prabhu Deva' dance show.

    Sai Pallavi's first appearance on 'Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva' Dance Show


  • Sai Pallavi Education

    Sai Pallavi did her schooling in Coimbatore, Chennai from Avila Convent School and for her MBBS, she went to Georgia. She graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia in medicine in the year 2017. 

  • Sai Pallavi Trivia & Facts


    • Sai Pallavi is recognized for her long hair, but she had a boy cut till her 8th class.
    • Sai Pallavi had always been in love with butterflies.
    • Sai Pallavi loves to go out, enjoy and get wet, while it is raining.
    • Sai loves the character of Abhimanyu from Mahabharat.
    • Her biggest critic is her sister, Pooja.
    • The name Sai Pallavi was kept by Satya Sai Baba.
    • She has completed her MBBS and wants to serve people in Coimbatore, as a cardiologist, while pursuing her acting career.


    • Sai’s first shot in Premam was the one where she enters the classroom and asks George & Co. to get out of the classroom. It was a perfect shot in the first take itself, though she was tensed to do that scene.
    • Sai Pallavi choreographed the song 'Rockaankuthu' from her debut movie.
    • Though Premam is her debut movie, Sai first came on the big screen in the 2008 Tamil movie ‘Dhaam Dhoom’. But her role was uncredited.
    • She has also acted in 2005 movie Kasthuri Maan as a child artiste in an uncredited role.
  • Sai Pallavi Social Profiles