Who was PK Rosy? Wiki, Bio, Age, Actress, Malayalam Cinema

Who was PK Rosy: Wiki, Bio, Age, Actress, Malayalam Cinema, Net Worth, Mollywood, Google, Family, Parents, Siblings, Birthday, Net Worth: P K Rosy is an actress who is known as the ‘First Lead Actress of the Malayalam Cinema’. Despite the disapproval from society, she chose to fulfill her dreams. She was born to her parents on February 10, 1903. At the time of her death, she was 85 years old. Best known for her portrayal in J. C. Daniel’s Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child). Lately, in order to mark her 120th birth anniversary, Google honored her by featuring her in the Google Doodle on February 10, 2023.

P K Rosy

P K Rosy Birth, Family, and Early Life

Rosy was born to her parents Poulose and Kunji on February 10, 1903. She took birth in Thycaud, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram at present) in the Indian state of Kerala. Her father died when she was young. Following this her family became poor. Her parents named her ‘Rajamma’ which was later changed to ‘Rosy’. As per some sources, it is also believed that she was renamed Rosamma when her family converted to Christianity. On the other hand, others believe that her name was given to her by J. C. Daniel.

Rosy Education

In terms of her educational qualifications, no information is available in the public domain. However, young Rosy was interested in acting and music. She was also trained in a Tamil Folk Theatre art form called ‘Kakkarissi Nattakam’. It is the story of Lord Shiva and Parvati’s arrival on the earth in the form of Nomads. It is performed in a mix of Tamil and Malayalam language.

First Lead Actress of Malayalam Cinema

P K Rosy Professional Life and Struggles

Being born at a time when acting was not a respected profession and was a complete no-no for women, Rosy took the bold step of making her career in the profession. By the year 1928, she was completely trained in Kakkirasi. The same year she was cast as the lead actress in Vigathukumaran, directed by J. C. Daniel. In the film, she played the role of a Nair woman, which belongs to the upper caste.

When the film was released, people belonging to the upper caste were enraged due to the fact that Rosy herself belongs to the Dalit community. Additionally, reputed people from the film industry refused to attend the film’s opening due to her presence. The repercussions of the same were also faced by her family when her house was set on fire.

While her story was portrayed in films titled ‘The Lost Child’ and ‘Ithu Rosiyude Katha’. However, intellectuals like Manoj Bright believed that Rosy’s story is a myth and that nothing like this has happened in the past.

Google Celebrates P K Rosy

On February 10, 2023, the Google Doodle featured a woman named P K Rosy. When people started searching about her, it was revealed that she is an actress who is said to be the First Lead Actress in Malayali Cinema. Google has done this in order to honor her 120th birth anniversary.

Google Doodle honoring P K Rosy

Rosy Personal Life

Although not much is known about her personal life, she married a man named Kesava Pillai. He worked as a lorry driver. When her house was burned by the upper caste people she moves to Tamil Nadu and lived there as ‘Rajammal’. The couple also had two children named, Padma and Nagappan.

P K Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

According to the available information, Rosy’s height was somewhere between 162 cm to 167 cm. Moreover, she weighed between 123 lbs to 125 lbs. However, details about her physical appearance are not available at the moment.

P K Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

Being born and brought up in India, Rosy was an Indian national. In terms of her religion, she was born in a Hindu family and followed Hinduism. But as per some sources, she later converted and followed Christianity. Furthermore, no details regarding her, ethnicity and net worth are disclosed to the public.

 The Vigathakumaran Lead Actress

P K Social Media

Rosy was born and died at a time when social media or social networking sites were not in existence. Thus, no information could be given regarding the same.

Here is the full bio/wiki of P K Rosy her family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, family, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Instagram, Twitter and more.

P K Rosy Information Table

Name   Rajamma
Known as   P K Rosy 
Gender   Female
Profession   Actor 
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – Between 162 cm to 167 cm

meters – Between 1.62 m to 1.67 m

feet inches – Between 5 ft 4 in to 5 ft 6 in

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms -Between 56-57 kg

in pounds – Between 123 lbs to 125 lbs

Figure Measurements   Not Known
Eye Colour   Not Known
Hair Colour   Not Known
Date of Birth   February 10, 1903
Age (at the time of death)   85 years
Birth Place   Thycaud, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Pisces
Nationality   Indian
Hometown   Thycaud, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
School   Not Known
College/University   Not Known
Educational Qualification   Not Known
Religion   Hinduism/ Christianity
Ethnicity   Not Known
Caste   Other Backward Classes (Dalit)
Current Address   Not Applicable
Hobbies/Interests   Not Known
Marital Status   Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Not Known
Sexuality   Straight
Parents   Poulose and Kunji 
Siblings   Not Known
Husband/Spouse   Kesava Pillai
Children   Padma and Nagappan
Net Worth   Not Known

P K Social Media Accounts

The Malayalam Cinema actress is not available on any social media platform.

WCC's P K Rosy Film Society

Some Lesser Known Facts About P K

  • In 2019, the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) launched a film society in the name of P K Rosy called the ‘P K Rosy Film Society’.
  • She was born in a Pulaya family in Kerala, India.
  • Rosy was trained in a Tamil Folk Theatre art form called ‘Kakkarissi Nattakam’.
  • Her acting career lasted for only two years from 1928 to 1930.
  • P K’s house was burned by the upper caste people for her portrayal of a Nair woman in her film.


1. Who is P K Rosy?

She is the ‘First Lead Actress of the Malayalam Cinema’.

2. When was Rosy born?

She was born to her parents Poulose and Kunji on February 10, 1903.

3. How old is Rosy?

At the time of her death (in 1988), she was 85 years old.

4. Who was Rosy married to?

She was married to a man named Kesava Pillai.

5. Where was Rosy born?

She took birth in Thycaud, Trivandrum (present day, Thiruvananthapuram) in the Indian state of Kerala.

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