Google Doodle honours PK Rosy, first female lead in Malayalam cinema, on her 120th birth anniversary
Google is celebrating the 120th birth anniversary of PK Rosy, the first female lead in Malayalam cinema, with an animated doodle.
Rosy was born Rajamma in Thiruvananthapuram on February 10, 1903. She found her passion for acting at an early age. She played the lead role in Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child), directed by JC Daniel.
Rosy played the character of Sarojini, a Nair woman, in the movie. Her role as an upper-caste woman in the film included a scene in which the male lead kissed a flower in her hair.
It is said that Rosy was forced to leave Kerala after the backlash. she led to Tamil Nadu in a lorry where she married the lorry driver.
"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). Though she never received recognition for her work during her lifetime, Rosy’s story is relevant to conversations about representation in the media. Today, her story serves as motivation and inspiration for many," Google said.
Today's Google Doodle shows a portrait of PK Rosy in front of the Google logo painted on a film reel surrounded by roses. Rosy is seen wearing a saree in the Google Doodle.