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May 14, 2024
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Actress PK Rosie’s house was burnt by upper castes after release of her first film, Google Doodle celebrates her birthday today

PK Rosie Birthday anniversary: Google has made today’s doodle in honor of the first female actress PK Rosie. PK Rosie became the first Actress of Malayalam cinema. Google have celebrates on her birthday today.

PK Rosy was born on 10 February 1903 in Thiruvananthapuram (erstwhile Trivandrum), Kerala. His name at birth was Rajamma.

Rosie had a passion for acting from a very young age, which one day turned into a courage to go beyond social restrictions. In those days, acting was not considered a good profession, especially for women.

In such a time, Rosie decided to break these social shackles. He stepped into the cinema world and acted in the Malayalam film ‘Vigathakumaran’.

PK Rosy was the female lead in the 1928 silent Malayalam film Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child).

She was the first actress of Malayalam cinema and the first Dalit actress of Indian cinema.

There was a lot of opposition before and after the release of his film. In the film, Rosie played the role of Sarojini, a Nair woman.

When the film released, members of a community were furious for allegedly portraying a Dalit woman. After which his house was allegedly burnt down by the upper castes.

To save her life, Rosy reportedly fled in a lorry that was headed to Tamil Nadu, married lorry driver Keshavan Pillai and spent her life as ‘Rajammal’.

She never rose to fame and instead lived apart from her past life of acting.

Although she was never recognized for her work during her lifetime, Rosie’s story certainly sparks a discussion about the representation and contribution of women in the world of acting.

Even today the story of PK Rosie works to inspire and encourage people.

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