Savitri was a great actress in the Indian film celluloid. She acted in more than three hundred movies and left outstanding performances in the film industry, working in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. Even she produced many human-related stories-based films and got national awards also. Still, every artist in India feels her a prestigious artist. Ever since she
was eight, she has been interested in learning classical dance. Later, she associated herself with theatre and formed a theatre organisation. When she was twelve, she got an offer in the Telugu film Agnipareeksha but refused to give the Heroine role due to her appearance as a too younger girl.
Early Film Career:
Later she acted as a dancer in ‘Pathala Bhairavi’, and her beautiful face and magnificent performance caused her to get a heroine chance in Samsaram in 1950. The renowned director L.V. Prasad guided her during the performance, but she felt very nervous before the camera and failed to perform perfectly according to the character. So again, she dropped from the film. This was a setback to her early career; she later got only minor characters with less importance.
But in the film Devadasu she got the heroine chance opposite another great actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Her character name was Parvathi, and she performed tremendously. Her performance made the audience stun and more became the fan of Savitri. As Parvathi in this film, she acted marvellously as a lover to Devadasu and another part of a rich man’s wife.
Mahanati Savitri Performance
Savitri captured the audience with her charm and magnificent acting skills. She conveyed a wide range of feelings through her expressive eyes. Her mischievous look captivates anyone; the face of fake anger provokes, and the front filled with real anger pierces the heart. Love, affection, and anger are all these myriad emotions hidden in her eyes.
She played great characters in Missamma as Sesirekha in Maya Bazar and Chivaraku Migiledi, and all the roles made her a great artist on the Cinema Celluloid. The actress was awarded ‘Mahanati’ and got ‘Kalaimannani and Nadigayar Tilakam from the Tamil film industry. Savitri was a humane artist and a generous common woman helping a wide range of poor people in need. Once, she donated all the jewellery she wore to the P.M. fund. In India, all the other cinema actors praised her with great respect. She married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesh and finally breathed her last in 1981.
Savitri Love Story
Gemini Ganesan was working as a casting assistant at Gemini Studios. During his working time, he happened to meet the magnificent-faced Savitri. Savitri visited the studio for photographs to promote herself in the film industry to get good opportunities. The passionate Ganesan admires the beauty and smile of the girl. This was the first meeting that happened between them. In the later years, both featured heroes and heroines in a few movies.
The two lovers got many chances as hero and heroine. The actress’s reputation sprouted after the release of the Telugu movie Pelli Chesi Choodu and Gemini Ganesabecame, emerging after the Tamil Film Thai Ullam. The lovers maintained the relationship for several years and wanted to get married. However, Gemini married Alamelu and had children and born an affair with his co-star Pushpavalli. Due to these Gemini Ganesan’s relations, Savitri wanted to keep the marriage with him secret. Savitri’s parents and co-stars also opposed her marriage to Ganesan. But Savitri didn’t tolerate any words and led a painful life in her later years.