Savithri Jayanthi today

Tollywood yesteryear late actress and beauty queen Savithri  75th Jayanthi today. Savithri was born on 6th December 1937 in Chirravuru of Guntur district. She started her film career with Agni Pariksha at an age of twelve in 1949 and later she was selected for the major role for the movie ‘Samsaram’ in the Sadhana Chitra banner but she was replaced by Pushpalatha and was given small role. Though she was little bit nervous to act with the then actor Nageswara Rao but she was given a dance role in Pathala Bhairavi. Her major break got in ‘Pelli Chesi Choodu’ by LV Prasad and movies like ‘Ardhangi and Missamma’ had brought her a good name.

She acted in the movies like ‘Devadasu, Chandra Haram, Donga Ramudu, Amara Deepam, Todikodallu, Mayabazaar, Abhimanam, Mangalya Balam, Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu, Gundamma Katha, Rakta Tilakam, Mooga Manasulu, Devatha, Varakatnam, Jagan Mohini, Manchi Manasulu’,  and many more movies in Telugu.She also acted in Tamil films opposite to MGR, Sivaji Ganesan and also Gemini Ganesh but while acting with Gemini she fallen in love with him and married him from there she was called Nadigaiyar Thilagam in the Kollywood film industry. She was acted in many Tamil hits like ‘Navarathiri, Thiruvilaiyadal, Yaar Paiyyan, Kalathur Kannamma’, and many more movies.Savithri also acted in Hindi movies like ‘Ghar Basake Dekho, Balaram Srikrishna, Ganga Ki Lahren, Bahut Din Huwe’ etc. She also acted in few movies of Kannada. Later she also directed and produced movies both in Telugu and Tamil. She got several  national awards for her performance in various movies and she has two children. The actress died on 26th December 1981. On behalf of we remember her today on her jayanthi.