Much-anticipated Telegu movie ‘Mahanati’ (in Tamil) has finally dropped on the screens for public and how. Since the very first hour of the movie’s release, it has received nothing but applauds and appreciations from all the big names of the industry. From SS Rajamouli to KTR, everyone is in awe of the lead actress, Keerthy Suresh, who brought back life into the legendary actress Savitri in the biopic.
Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film charts the rise and downfall of the yesteryear actress Savitri and Keerthy Suresh looks every bit of her. Here is everything you should know about the golden girl who has taken all the limelight, creating waves from the very first announcement of the movie.
Keerthy Suresh made her debut as a child actress in the early 2000s in a film produced by her father. She has always had a hang of the film industry as her father is a producer in Telegu films and her mother, Menaka, was an actress who has worked majorly in Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Keerthy started her journey to stardom in Malayalam films. She played her first lead role in the 2013 Malayalam film Geethaanjali and then moved on to work in Tamil and Telegu films as well.
Her sister has worked with Shah Rukh Khan
Keerthy Suresh’s sister Revathy has previously worked in Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Production Company as a VFX specialist.
Her Life Outside Acting
Keerthy was in 9th grade when she started receiving acting offers but her parents wanted her to complete her education first. The actress has done Fashion Designing for four years and also has a degree in it. Other than her love for acting, Keerthy, always wanted to open her own boutique.
Not many people know but Keerthy Suresh is an excellent swimmer. She has even won many competitions and awards in school. She went rigorous training in order achieve her position as an avid swimmer. She feels that being a pure vegetarian, green and leafy vegetables help her keep fit.
Dream Movies and Actors
Keerthy Suresh is a self-confessed fan of actors Vijay and Suriya. In an interview, the actress revealed that she has always been a very big fan of Ilayathalapathy Vijay since her childhood days. Other than him, she likes Suriya as well. Guess what, the actress has now worked with both of her dream men.
Talking about her favourite characters, Keerthy said that her dream movie is ‘Queen’ and she wants to play the role of Kangana Ranaut in it
If nothing else, Keerthy Suresh is the biggest reason one should not miss ‘Mahanati’. Speaking about casting Keerthy Suresh in the lead role, director Nag Ashwin had said, “I saw it in her eyes. There was a spark and something genuine about her". The actress has done full justice to the spirit and the story of Savitri. Look what Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has to say about her.
. @KeerthyOfficial’s potrayal of Savitri garu is one of the finest performances I've ever seen. It is not just imitating. She brought the legendry actress back to life. @dulQuer is absolutely fantastic. I am his fan now.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) May 9, 2018