She is also known for her works in Kannada , Malayalam and bollywood. In , she received the Rashtrapati Award for her performance in the Telugu film Chivaraku Migiledi. Directorate of Film Festivals. Her uncle, Kommareddy Venkataramaiah, enrolled her in classes when she began to show a talent for dance. Savitri married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan in , having first met him in Among her few supporters during her financial difficulties was Dasari Narayana Rao , who used her in most of his films, such as Gorintaku , and specifically made Devadasu Malli Puttadu as a movie for her. She was given a minor speaking role in the film and in the next year had two more minor roles, in Roopavati and Patala Bhairavi , before getting her big break as second heroine in Pelli Chesi Choodu.
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Savitri was honored with “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India. This page maganati last edited on 5 Aprilat She made an unsuccessful speculative trip to find film work in Madras at the age of 12, when she was deemed to be too young to play heroine roles, but in was cast as the female lead in Samsaram. InNag Ashwin directed the biographical film Mahanati which chronicles the life of Savitri, essayed by Keerthy Suresh. Among her few supporters during her financial difficulties was Dasari Narayana Raowho used her in most of his films, such as Gorintakuand specifically made Devadasu Malli Puttadu as a movie for her.
Inshe received the Rashtrapati Award for her performance in the Telugu film Chivaraku Migiledi. Savriti was known for her hospitality, philanthropic gestures, and her love of buying property and jewellery, but she kept little control of her spending. She is also known for her works in KannadaMalayalam and bollywood. Archived from the original PDF on 30 Saavitri MadrasTamil NaduIndia. For other uses, see Savitri. Her uncle, Kommareddy Venkataramaiah, enrolled her in classes when she began to show a talent for dance.
Retrieved 25 October In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sacitri Government of India issued a postage stamp in commemoration of Savitri.
Savriti received several awards, including the Rashtrapati Award  and Nandi Award. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
That role did not become actuality because she became too excited, necessitating numerous retakes and eventually her replacement in the part. Savitri Ganesan born Nissankara Savitri ; 4 January — 26 December safitri an Indian film actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer known for her works primarily in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema.
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She was given a minor speaking role in the film and in the next year had two more minor roles, in Roopavati and Patala Bhairavibefore getting her big break as second heroine in Pelli Chesi Choodu. She often referred as “Mahanati” and “Nadigaiyar Thilagam”. Retrieved 4 May Her career took a downturn in the late s. She had been an alcoholic for many years, having begun drinking heavily inand developed diabetes and high blood pressure.
The marriage led to a permanent rift with her uncle because Ganesan was already married, had four daughters and was involved in an affair with Pushpavalli. Savitri died on 26 Decemberat the age of 45 and after being in a coma for 19 months. Her father was Nissankara Guravayya and her mother was Nissankara Subhadramma.
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Her only Malayalam film was the unsuccessful Chuzhi Views Read View source View history. She was noted at the 30th International Film Festival of India. She was honoured by the Government of TamilNadu by Kalaimamani  award, a highest award given to the people in the field of art. Her properties were seized by mahanatl officials and she turned to acting in any film that would have her, while sycophants encouraged her to direct and produce films that were unsuccessful and financially draining.