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Nadigayar Thilakam savitri
Kommareddy Savitri or Savitri Ganesh 6 December 1934 was an Indian actress, director and producer. She had appeared 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 movie
Savitri was born to Kommareddy Nissankara Rao Guruviah and Subhadhramma in Chirravur in Andhra Pradesh. She learned music and Indian classical dance under Sista Purnayya Sasthri. She performed stage shows during her childhood. She has acted in 318 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages
Her first offer ‘Agni Pariksha’ at age twelve in 1949. However she looked too young after screen tests and was soon dropped. She performed a dance in Pathala Bhairavi in 1951. Her first main roles was as a second heroine Pelli Chesi Choodu by L. V. Prasad in 1952. Her early popular roles are in Ardhangi and Missamma.
Savithri was a legendary actress in Tamil film industry. She has paired opposite leading actors like Gemeniganesan, Sivaji Ganesan, M.G.R in many films.
Marriage nd awards
She married Gemini Ganesh, while acting in ‘Manam Pola Mangalyam’(1953) with him. Savithri’s 100th film. Konjum Salangai’ (‘Muripinche Muvvalu’) in Telugu also happened to be paired with Gemini Ganeshan. She was fondly called ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ in Tamil film industry and she got kalaimamani award by Tamil Nadu Govenrment in 1980. She died at the age of 46.