Actress Savithiri

Savithiri
Savithiri
06/12/1937
Andhrapradesh, India
80
Kalyanam Pannipaar ( Tamil )
7.4/10
Rating: 7.4/10 from 64 users

Actress Savithiri Movies List

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Jagan Mohini
Jagan Mohini ( Tamil )
Artist: Savithiri
Director: N/A
Music Director: N/A
Release Date: 19-01-1983
Azhagu
Azhagu ( Tamil )
Director: K.Vijayan
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Released Year: 1982
Agraharathil Kazhuthai
Director: John Abraham
Music Director: M.B.Srinivasan
Released Year: 1977
Engal Thai
Engal Thai ( Tamil )
Director: Malliyam Rajagopal
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Released Year: 1973
Petha Manam Pithu
Petha Manam Pithu ( Tamil )
Director: S.P.Muthuraman
Music Director: V Kumar
Released Year: 1973
Veettu Mappillai
Veettu Mappillai ( Tamil )
Director: A.K.Subramaniam
Music Director: K.V. Mahadevan
Released Year: 1973


Jakkamma
Jakkamma ( Tamil )
Director: Karnan
Music Director: Shankar Ganesh
Released Year: 1972
Thaikku Oru Pillai
Thaikku Oru Pillai ( Tamil )
Director: Pattu
Music Director: K.V. Mahadevan
Released Year: 1972
Praptham
Praptham ( Tamil )
Director: Savithri
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Release Date: 14-04-1971
Kuzhandhai Ullam
Kuzhandhai Ullam ( Tamil )
Director: Savithri
Music Director: S.P.Kothandapani
Released Year: 1969
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Actress Savithiri Biography

Savitri or Savitri Ganesh, was a Telugu actress, director and producer of films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. She was known for her liveliness and captivating performance and is still treated as the benchmark for acting in Telugu movies and also called as one of the best actresses of All Time.

Savitri was born in Chinaravuru near Tenali in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India to Nissankara Rao Guruviah and Subhadramma. She learned music and Indian classical dance under Sista Purnayya Sasthri. She performed stage shows during her childhood. She acted in 318 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages, with ten to twenty movies released per year.

She later directed some films. One day she went to meet the Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and donated all her jewelry she was wearing for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. She also built a high school in Andhra. Her favorite sports were cricket and chess. She used to play chess at home. She claimed that her favorite sports person was Gary Sobers. She participated in many celebrity cricket matches.

She gave some public performances as a child in Vijayawada. She worked in a theater company run by Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao. She also started her own company, the Navabharata Natya Mandali. Her best stage role was in Atma Vanchana written by Bucchi Babu.

Savitri was a legendary actress in Tamil. She has paired opposite leading actors like Sivaji Ganesan and M.G.R. She married Gemini Ganesh, while acting in ‘Manam Pola Mangalyam’(1953) with him. Savithris 100th film ‘Konjum Salangai’ (‘Muripinche Muvvalu’ in Telugu) also happened to be paired with Gemini Ganeshan. She was fondly called Nadigaiyar Thilagam in the Tamil film industry.

Kalathur Kannamma, Kai Kodutha Deivam, Thiruvilaiyadal, Navarathiri, Pasa Malar, Yaar Paiyyan, Paarthal Pasi Theerum, Padithal Mattum Podhuma, Karpagam, Karnan and Paava Mannippu are some of her memorable classics in Tamil.

Savitri secretly married Gemini Ganesan in 1954 and she declared it publicly three years after the wedding. Gemini Ganesan and Savitri made a hit pair on-screen. Her wedding was revealed when she signed in a photo for a Lux advertisement as Savithri Ganesh. They had two children Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumar. Savitri was a strict, disciplined and compassionate mother. Since there was no availability of televisions at that time, she arranged a 16mm projector to show movies to kids. She would watch Hollywood movies and analyze them thoroughly. She loved Sophia Loren and Shirley MacLaine. She died at an early age of 44.

Popular Co-Stars of Savithiri

Gemini Ganesan
39 Movies
Sivaji Ganesan
23 Movies
K.A. Thangavelu
23 Movies
S.V. Ranga Rao
11 Movies
M.N.Nambiar
9 Movies
Nagesh
8 Movies

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Savithiri Fans Reviews (18)

Great legend to india cinema

Aishwarya, Hyderabad on 30-06-2015

she was vry vry vry best actor in any launge,and any mve but We mis her

parriamar@gmail.com, kavali,in Nlr Dst on 16-08-2014

Savithri was the best and still remains the best actress in the film industry till date but due to wrong decisions in real life she lost the peace that was needed... We pray u rest in peace.. Love you always, up greatest fan ever Thilagavathy

M. Thilagavathy , Chennai on 25-08-2014

Savithiri madam is wonderful actresses in Tamil movies she was expression is I fall down heads of you Madam

balaji, on 11-08-2016

One of the most beautiful actresses known for her versatility....love you so much....

bhavitha, on 20-09-2015

Savithri was the best and still remains the best actress in the film industry till date

e v venugopal, ernakulam on 15-01-2017

Enter your comments here. savitri=andam abhinayam , I like savitri

rambabu m, manipur on 14-04-2016

She is the best actresse rather we can call her natural actress. We can recollect her prformances in Mayabazar, Thodikodallu,Namminabantu,Kutumbagouravam . Her excellent prformance in Mangalyabalam n Manchimanasulu kept her place in my heart. Such type of legend will never come again. It is rightly said in Devatha film 'Srustinchenu aDevudu thanuku maruga'. She will be remembered as long as film industry is there. Not by least Devadas film has given so many animuthyalu. One among them is everlasting SAVITHRI. May her soul rest in peace.

Krishnamurthy Ballur, Bengaluru on 09-12-2014

Savitri as a mater of fact she is a good actor

Laxman, Srikakulam on 10-12-2013

One of the greatest women in the world

prasanna, vijayawada on 08-04-2017

She is best in telegu industry

noorjahan, hyderabad on 29-12-2015

She rightly deserves Padmabhushan award from government of India for her acting in movies. At least now the government of AP should recommend her name for the award posthemosely.

N Rajagopala Rao, secunderabad on 19-08-2014

Good heart actress.kind affectionately for others thoughts,she in every ones heart for her natural acting.Arurdoss sir establish about her much. She achieved best through her innocence.Great actress!

Rajagopal A, cumbum Theni on 19-04-2015

Savithri Mam I Love U SO MUCH

SHANMUKHI, AndraPradesh on 02-02-2017

I love savithri.she is amazing in film industry.

roopa, bangalore on 27-02-2016

Telugu industry is only one classically actor..

Seshaiah palaparthi, Vijayawada Ap on 23-06-2016

she was best actor in the filim industry.gundamma katha in she act best role.

shaik.singishah, madina(k.s.a) on 25-01-2014

What an actress! I haven't come across such charisma and grace in any actress. I wonder why the Almighty who gave so much of joy to all her fans through her has to give so much pain in her real life. Savithri is Divine. She never died. She lives for ever in the hearts of every one .

K. Srinivas, Bengaluru on 25-06-2016

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