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Role
  
Film actress

Name
  
Savitri Nissankararao


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Full Name
  
Savitri Nissankararao

Born
  
6 December 1936 (
1934-12-06
)
Chirravuru Village, Tadepalle Mandalam, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India

Other names
  
Savitri Kommareddy, Savitri Ganesan

Children
  
Vijaya ChamundeswariSathish kumar

Spouse
  
Gemini Ganesan (m. 1952–1981)

Movies
  
Devadasu, Mayabazar, Mooga Manasulu, Missamma, Manchi Manasulu

Native name
  
కొమ్మారెడ్డి సావిత్రి


Died
  
26 December 1981 (aged 45) Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Similar
  
Gemini Ganesan, Sivaji Ganesan, Akkineni Nageswara Rao

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Savitri (born Savitri Nissankararao, 6 December 1936 – 26 December 1981) was an Indian film actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer. She appeared mainly in Telugu and Tamil, as well as Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi language films. Widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of Telugu cinema, Savitri made her lead role debut with the 1952 Telugu film Pelli Chesi Choodu. In 1960, she received the Rashtrapati Award for her performance in the Telugu film Chivaraku Migiledi. In 1968, she produced and directed the telugu film, Chinnari Papalu for which she received the state Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Silver). She was honored among "women in cinema" at the 30th International Film Festival of India.

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Savitri (actress) SAVITRI BIOGRAPHY Indian Cinema

She is best known for her work in award-winning films such as Devadasu (1953), Ardhangi (1955), Missamma (1955), Donga Ramudu (1955), Amara Deepam (1956), Thodi Kodallu (1957), Mayabazaar (1957), Abhimanam (1958), Mangalya Balam (1958), Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1959), Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960), Chivaraku Migiledi (1960), Manchi Manasulu (1961), Aradhana (1962), Gundamma Katha (1962), Rakta Tilakam (1963), Mooga Manasulu (1963), Doctor Chakravarthy (1964), Pooja Phalam (1964), Devata (1965), Pandava Vanavasam (1965), Kanya Sulkam, Naadi Aada Janme, Prana Mitrulu (1967), Varakatnam (1968), Maro Prapancham (1970), Manase Mandiram (1966) and Jagan Mohini (1978).

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Her Tamil work includes Kalathur Kannamma (1959), Pasamalar (1961), Pava Mannippu (1961), Paarthal Pasi Theerum (1962), Karpagam (1963), Karnan (1963), Kai Kodutha Deivam, Navarathri (1964), and Thiruvilaiyadal (1965).

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Early life

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Savitri's parents are Nissankararao Guraviah and Subhadhramma. She was born in Chirravuru Tadepalle Mandalam (near Undavalli) in Guntur, Madras Presidency, now part of Andhra Pradesh in a Telugu speaking family. Her father died when she was 6 months old. She had an elder sister named Maadhuri. Later, her family moved to Chirravuru. She studied in Kasturbhai High School. She learned music and Indian classical dance from Sistla Purnayya Sasthri, starting from the age of 8. She performed stage shows as a child.

Personal life

Savitri married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan in 1955. Her marriage became public when she signed a photo for a Lux advertisement as Savithri Ganesh three years later. They had two children, Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumar.

Career

Savitri gave a few public performances as a child artiste in Vijayawada. Later, she worked in a theatre company run by kongara jaggaiah. She also started her own company, the Navabharata Natya Mandali. Her best stage role was in Atma Vanchana, written by Bucchi Babu. She was offered a role in 'Agni Pariksha' in 1949. However she looked too young (she was 14) in screen tests and so was dropped. Then, she was selected for the lead role in the film Samsaram by the banner 'Sadhana Chitra' in 1950. Because of stage-fright she needed a lot of retakes on the floor so she was dropped again. She was replaced by Pushpavalli and was given a small role, with Nageswara Rao. She performed a dance in Pathala Bhairavi in 1951.

Bollywood

Savitri acted in a few Hindi films such as, Bahut Din Huwe, Ghar Basake Dekho, Balaram Shri Krishna and Ganga Ki Lahren.

Kannada cinema

Savitri starred in a few Kannada films such as Thaayige Thakka Maga, Ravichandra, and Chandanada Gombe.

Playback singing

She is known for play back singing, and some of her works are "Sundari Neevanti" from Mayabazar, "Rangu Rangula Sila" from Navarathri (1966) and Neevevaro from Annapurna (1960) which she gave voice for actress Girija.

Direction

Savitri has directed films such as, Chinnari Papalu, Chiranjeevi, Maathru Devatha,Vintha Samsaram, Kuzhanthai Ullam and Praptham.

Death

Savitri died on 26 December 1981 as a result of substance abuse.

Biographies

  • "Vendithera Vishaada Raagaalu" by Pasupuleti Rama Rao
  • "Mahanati Savitri Vendithera Samaragni" by Pallavi
  • "A Legendary Actress Mahanati Savitri" by VR Murthy and V Soma media
  • Awards and honors

    Rashtrapati Award, Nandi Award, Kalaimamani, Mahanati Savitri, and Nadigayar Thilakam.

    Filmography

    Actress
    1985
    Andarikante Monagadu
    1984
    Pavitra Prema
    1980
    Circus Ramudu
    1980
    Ravichandra
    1979
    Amar Deep as
    Sonu and Kishan's Mother
    1979
    Chandanada Gombe as
    Sita the mother of Ratna (Lakshmi)
    1979
    Gorintaku
    1979
    Punadhirallu as
    Sarpanch's wife
    1979
    Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum as
    Alavuddin's mother (Tamil Version)
    1978
    Ashwathama as
    Kunjuni's Wife
    1978
    Devadasu Malli Puttadu
    1978
    Jaganmohini
    1978
    Prema Paga
    1978
    Thayige Takka Maga as
    Vishalakshamma the mother of Kumar (Rajkumar)
    1978
    Amara Prema
    1977
    Unnai Sutrum Ulagam as
    Dhanabakiyam
    1976
    Pellikani Thandri
    1975
    Antharangam as
    Mallika
    1975
    Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi
    1975
    Theerpu
    1975
    Pooja
    1975
    Saraswati Lakshmi Parvati as
    Devi Saraswati
    1974
    Akkarai Pachai
    1974
    Gali Patalu
    1974
    Manushulu Matti Bommalu
    1974
    Tulasi
    1974
    Galipatalu as
    Kamala
    1974
    Jeevitha Rangamu
    1973
    Chuzhi as
    Elizabeth the wife of Varghese
    1973
    Deshoddharakulu
    1973
    Pethamanam Pithu
    1973
    Ramrajyam
    1973
    Suryagandhi
    1973
    Pandav Banvas as
    Draupadi
    1972
    Jakamma
    1971
    Nindu Dampatulu
    1971
    Praptham
    1971
    Suputhrudu
    1971
    Vichithra Dampathyam
    1971
    Vintha Samsaram
    1970
    Maathru Devatha
    1970
    Maroprapancham
    1970
    Maro Prapancham
    1970
    Nirdoshi
    1970
    Pettandarulu
    1970
    Kodalu Diddina Kapuram
    1970
    Thalli Thandrulu as
    Kausalya
    1970
    Pugundha Veedu
    1969
    Kuzhandai Ullam
    1969
    Manasaatchi
    1969
    Manishichina Maguva
    1969
    Vichitra Kutumbam
    1968
    Balram Shri Krishna as
    Revati
    1968
    Bandhavyalu as
    Wife of main character
    1968
    Moogajeevulu
    1968
    Thalli Prema
    1968
    Varakatnam as
    Heroine
    1967
    Maya Sundari
    1967
    Nirdoshi
    1967
    Prana Mithrulu
    1967
    Seeta
    1967
    Thiruvarutselvar as
    Arulmozhi
    1967
    Ummadi Kutumbam
    1967
    Kanchukota
    1967
    Kandan Karunai as
    Goddess Parvathi
    1966
    Annavin Asai
    1966
    Bhakta Potana as
    Goddess Saraswathi
    1966
    Manase Mandiram
    1966
    Navarathri
    1966
    Saraswathi Sabatham as
    Goddess Saraswathi
    1966
    Zamindar
    1966
    Thattungal Thirakkapadum as
    Meenakshi the wife of Shankar (R. S. Manohar)
    1965
    Manushulu Mamathalu
    1965
    Naadi Aada Janme
    1965
    Thiruvilayadal as
    Goddess Parvathi / Sati / Kayarkanni
    1965
    Devatha
    1965
    Hello Mister Zamindar
    1965
    Poojaikku Vandha Malar
    1965
    Manashulu Mamatalu
    1965
    Pandava Vanavasam as
    Draupadi
    1965
    Sumangali
    1964
    Apne Huye Paraye
    1964
    Ayiram Roopai
    1964
    Ganga Ki Lahren as
    Seema
    1964
    Pativrata
    1964
    Poojaphalam as
    Seeta
    1964
    Pooja phalam
    1964
    Velugu Needalu as
    Suguna
    1964
    Vettaikaran
    1964
    Navarathri
    1964
    Kai Kodutha Deivam
    1964
    Dr. Chakravarthy as
    Madhavi Devi
    1964
    Mooga Manasulu as
    Radha
    1964
    Daanveer Karna as
    Bhanumati
    1964
    Karnan as
    Bhanumathi
    1963
    Chaduvukunna Ammayilu as
    Sujatha
    1963
    Mamakaram
    1963
    Parisu
    1963
    Thobuttuvulu
    1963
    Karpagam as
    Amudha
    1963
    Narthanasala as
    Draupadi / Malini (Sairandhri)
    1963
    Raktha Tilakam as
    Kamala
    1963
    Ghar Basake Dekho as
    Geeta - Sunder's Wife
    1962
    Aradhana as
    Anuradha
    1962
    Bandha Pasam
    1962
    Indra En Selvam
    1962
    Kaathiruntha Kangal
    1962
    Kalimilemulu
    1962
    Kavitha
    1962
    Konjum Salangai
    1962
    Manithan Maravillai
    1962
    Padithal Mattum Podhuma
    1962
    Siri Sampadalu as
    Padma
    1962
    Vadivukku Valai Kappu
    1962
    Aathma Bandhuvu
    1962
    Raktha Sambandham
    1962
    Patha Kannikkai as
    Maladhi
    1962
    Gundamma Katha as
    Lakshmi
    1962
    Manchi Manasulu as
    Shanti
    1962
    Parthal Pasi Theerum as
    Indhra
    1961
    Anbu Magan
    1961
    Ellam Unnakkaga as
    Sarada the daughter of Venkatachalam
    1961
    Kappalottiya Thamizhan
    1961
    Papa Pariharam
    1961
    Tallichina Ajna
    1961
    Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham
    1961
    Pasamalar as
    Radha
    1961
    Pavamanippu
    1960
    Abhimanam as
    Heroine
    1960
    Amar Prem
    1960
    Chivaraku Migiledi as
    Padma
    1960
    Deepavali as
    Satyabhama
    1960
    Kumkumarekha
    1960
    Kurvanji
    1960
    Maa Babu
    1960
    Mamaku Tagga Alludu
    1960
    Pudhiya Paadhai
    1960
    Shantinivasam
    1960
    Vimala
    1960
    Kalathur Kannamma as
    Kannamma
    1960
    Sri Venkateswara Mahathyam as
    Padmavathi
    1960
    Nammina Bantu as
    Lakshmi
    1959
    Adisaya Thirudan
    1959
    Bandaramudu
    1959
    Bhagya Devatha
    1959
    Engal Kula Daivi
    1959
    Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu as
    Manjari
    1958
    Illarame Nallaram
    1958
    Kadan Vaangi Kalyanam
    1958
    Manamalai
    1958
    Naan Valartha Thangai
    1958
    Paanai Pidithaval Bhagyashaali as
    Meena
    1958
    Pati Bhakti
    1958
    Thirumanam
    1958
    Intiguttu
    1958
    Kaathavaraayan as
    Rajkumari Ariya Mala
    1958
    Annaiyin Aanai as
    Prema
    1958
    Mangalya Balam
    1957
    Iru Sahodarigal
    1957
    Kudumba Gauravam
    1957
    Kutumba Gauravam as
    NTR's wife
    1957
    M.L.A. as
    Nirmala
    1957
    Saubhagyavati
    1957
    Todi Kodallu as
    Susheela
    1957
    Vanangamudi
    1957
    Yar Paiyan
    1957
    Mahadevi as
    Mahadhevi
    1957
    Bhale Ammayilu
    1957
    Karpukkarasi as
    Manjula
    1957
    Mayabazar as
    Sasirekha
    1956
    Amaradeepam as
    Aruna
    1956
    Charana Daasi as
    Lakshmi
    1956
    Matharkula Manikkam
    1956
    Pennin Perumai
    1956
    Prema Pasam
    1956
    Bhale Ramudu
    1955
    Chellapillai
    1955
    Gomathiyin Kadhalan as
    Gomathi
    1955
    Guna Sundari
    1955
    Maheshwari as
    Maheswari
    1955
    Maman Magal as
    Malathy
    1955
    Vadina
    1955
    Donga Ramudu as
    Seeta
    1955
    Kanyasulkam as
    Madhuravani
    1955
    Santanam as
    Sarada
    1955
    Ardhangi
    1955
    Missiamma as
    Mary and then Mahalakshmi
    1955
    Missamma as
    Mary / Mahalakshmi
    1955
    Hatimtai Ki Beti
    1954
    Bahut Din Huwe...
    1954
    Jyoti
    1954
    Menarikam
    1954
    Sugam Engay
    1954
    Parivartana as
    Sundaramma
    1954
    Chandraharam as
    Chanchala
    1953
    Bratuku Theruvu as
    Zamindar's daughter
    1953
    Kodarikam
    1953
    Manampole Mangalyam
    1953
    Paropakaram
    1953
    Pempudu Koduku
    1953
    Pratigya as
    Padmini
    1953
    Devadasu as
    Parvati
    1952
    Adarsham
    1952
    Kalyanam Panni Paar
    1952
    Palletooru as
    Suguna
    1952
    Pelli Chesi Choodu as
    Savitri
    1952
    Priyuralu
    1952
    Sankranti
    1952
    Shanti
    1951
    Agni Pareeksha
    1951
    Pathala Bhairavi as
    Dancer (uncredited)
    1950
    Samsaram
    Director
    1971
    Praptham
    1971
    Vintha Samsaram
    1970
    Maathru Devatha
    1969
    Kuzhandai Ullam
    1968
    Chinnari Papalu
    Producer
    1985
    Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari (producer)
    1971
    Praptham (producer)
    1971
    Vintha Samsaram (producer)
    Music Department
    1966
    Navarathri (playback singer)
    Self
    1980
    Natchatiram as
    Self (Guest Appearance)

    References

    Savitri (actress) Wikipedia