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Savitri Ganesan (Nissankaram)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chirravur, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Death: Died in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Guraviah Nissankaram and Subhadra Nissankaram
Wife of Gemini Ganesan Ramaswami
Mother of <private> Ganesan and <private> Ganesan
Sister of <private> (Nissankaram)

Occupation: MOVIE ACTRESS
Managed by: Anilkumar Nair Puthalath
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Ganesan
      child
    • <private> Ganesan
      child
    • <private> (Nissankaram)
      sibling
    • <private> Swaminathan (Ganesan)
      stepchild
    • <private> Ganesan
      stepchild
    • <private> Selvaraj (Ganesan)
      stepchild
    • <private> Shreedhar (Ganesan)
      stepchild
    • stepdaughter
    • <private> Usman Syed (Ganesan)
      stepchild

About Savitri Ganesan (Nissankaram)

She was was a Telugu actress, director and producer of films 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 Telugu movies and also called as one of the best actresses of All Time.

Savitri was born in Chinaravuru near Tenali in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India to Nissankara Rao Guruviah and Subhadramma. She learned music and Indian classical dance under Sista Purnayya Sasthri. She performed stage shows during her childhood. She acted in 318 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages, with ten to twenty movies released per year.

She later directed some films. One day she went to meet the Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and donated all her jewelry she was wearing for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. She also built a high school in Andhra. Her favorite sports were cricket and chess. She used to play chess at home. She claimed that her favorite sports person was Gary Sobers. She participated in many celebrity cricket matches.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitri_%28actress%29

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0767800/

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Savitri's Timeline

1937
December 6, 1937
Chirravur, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
1954
1954
Age 16
1981
December 26, 1981
Age 44
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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- present
VIJAYAWADA, Andhra Pradesh, India