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Savitri Ganesan (Nissankaram)

Birthdate: (44)
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 User
Sister of <private> (Nissankaram)

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Immediate Family

    • <private> Ganesan
    • Private User
    • <private> (Nissankaram)
    • <private> Swaminathan (Ganesan)
    • <private> Ganesan
    • <private> Selvaraj (Ganesan)
    • <private> Shreedhar (Ganesan)
    • stepdaughter
    • Private User

About Savitri

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.



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Savitri's Timeline

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