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Who was P.K. Rosy, first female lead in Malayalam cinema?

P.K. Rosy 120th Birth Anniversary: Everything you need to know about her.

Neha Singh




New Delhi: P.K. Rosy, was the first female lead in Malayalam cinema. She was born as Rajamma in Thiruvananthapuram, formerly Trivandrum (Kerala’s capital city).

On her 120th birth anniversary today, Google Doodle is celebrating her with an animated doodle.

Who was P.K Rosy?

P.K Rosy was born on February 10, 1903, in Rajamma in Thiruvananthapuram. At an early age, she found her passion for acting. P.K Rosy was seen in a lead role in Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child), directed by JC Daniel.

In the film, she played the role of Sarojini, a Nair woman. In the movie, she played the role of an upper-caste woman in which the male lead was seen kissing a flower in her hair.

She was from the Pulaya community (Scheduled Caste).

According to reports, following this, she had to leave after the backlash. P.K Rosy then moved to Tamil Nadu in a lorry where she married the lorry driver.

However, P.K Rosy never received any recognition for her work during her lifetime,
Rosy was the first female actress who dared to break the barriers.
Her story definitely plays a very important role in motivating and inspiring the youths.