Keerthy Suresh bagged the “Priceless Jewel of South cinema” award in the Wonder Women Awards conducted by Galatta youtube channel. The actress who is currently busy in shooting for Superstar Rajinikanth’s 168th film, received the award from her best friend and director Atlee. She was also declared as the Best Actress at the 66th National Film Awards for her terrific performance in Telugu film Mahanati. The film, based on the life of actress Savitri, garnered much appreciation and love for Suresh, who brought alive the iconic star with such grace and exuberance.
The film also starred Mollywood star Dulquer Salmaan, who essayed the role of late actor Gemini Ganesan. Mahanati follows Savitri’s life from the 1940s to 1980s. Apart from Suresh and Salmaan, Mahanati has other stars like Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Shalini Pandey, Malavika Nair, Prakash Raj, Rajendra Prasad and Mohan Babu in key roles.
Now after receiving the award from Atlee, Keerthy Suresh said “I feel so special to receive this award from my friend. He came for the last time as well. I congratulate all the “Wow” women who are present here. I feel extremely happy to be recognized in front of all these women.”
“Many people said that I can’t do that role. Many others asked me whether am I going to get a national award by doing that role. I think I have replied to them in a perfect way.” said Keerthy Suresh after receiving the award.
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Source : Galatta
On Keerthy Suresh getting the award, Director Atlee said that he watched the monitor videos of the film before its release and got amused of Keerthy Suresh’s acting skills. “Our gang watched the film in Hyderabad and on the very moment I predicted that she would get a national award for her acting” said Atlee.
Keerthy Suresh is an Indian film actress who appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. Post the success of Mahanati, Telugu and Tamil actress Keerthy Suresh now has a handful of projects in both the languages. Keerthy will also make her debut in Bollywood with Ajay Devgn’s film which will be a sports period drama. She also completed acting in “Penguin” under Karthick Subbaraj’s Stone bench productions.
Keerthy is one of the few actresses who enjoys fandom in both Telugu and Tamil. In a short span of time, Keerthy has risen through the ranks and has worked with most of the top stars in Tamil like Suriya, Vikram and Vijay. In Telugu, Keerthy has worked with Pawan Kalyan in Agnyathavaasi and is most sought-after actress presently.