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Google Doodle pays tribute to PK Rosy, the first female lead in Malayalam film

PK Rosy's 120th birth anniversary falls on February 10

PTI New Delhi Published 10.02.23, 12:06 PM

Google marked the 120th birth anniversary of PK Rosy, the first female lead in Malayalam cinema, by dedicating a Doodle to her.

Rosy was born Rajamma in Thiruvananthapuram and her passion for acting began at a young age.


According to Google, in an era when performing arts was discouraged in many sections of society, especially for women, Rosy broke barriers with her role in the Malayalam film "Vigathakumaran" ('The Lost Child').

She played the character of Sarojini, a Nair woman, in the film. A Dalit woman essaying a Nair character enraged members of the Nair community.

As per reports, her home was burnt down by upper castes and she eloped, got married to lorry driver Kesavan Pillai and spent rest of her life in Tamil Nadu as 'Rajammal'.

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