Sai Pallavi’s Malayali fans are rejoicing after Athiran, a thriller starring her and Fahadh Faasil, hit screens on Friday. This is just the third Malayalam film by the actress, who became a sensation in Kerala after her 2015 debut Premam. She now has thousands of fans across South India for her spirited, natural acting and incredible dancing skills. Here, we round up all the times she won our hearts:
Sai Pallavi shot to fame overnight after her appearance in the superhit Malayalam film Premam, opposite Nivin Pauly. To a lot of fans, she is still Malar, the fresh-faced college teacher they fell in love with in the film. The actress won a lot of praise for wearing no make-up in the movie. Here’s the song that comes to mind when Malayalis hear her name.
2. ‘Vachinde’ from Fidaa
Sai Pallavi made her Telugu film debut with Fidaa, opposite Varun Tej. The song Vachinde from the film broke Kolaveri’s record to become the most viewed South Indian song on YouTube. That is, until it was beaten by....
3. ‘Rowdy Baby’
Yep. Sai Pallavi beat her own record with her excellent dance moves in Rowdy Baby, her latest viral hit with Dhanush.
Choreographed by Prabhu Deva, the song from the Tamil film Maari 2 was an instant hit online and set another YouTube record — a 100 million views in 16 days!
Watch it below. You won’t be able to take your eyes off her.
4. Deja vu
At the beginning of the year, the actress posted a photo with Prabhu Deva, taken during the shoot of ‘Rowdy Baby’. She was a contestant on the dance reality show Ungalil Yaar Adhutha Prabhu Deva on the very same sets 10 years ago!
5. Insta hit
The actress’s latest posts on Instagram were a hit as she wore the traditional Kerala set sari for what looked like a Vishu photo shoot.
We circle back to Sai Pallavi as Malar in Premam, showing her students a thing or two about how to dance.