Google Doodle: Who was PK Rosy.
Today’s Google Doodle honours PK Rosy, the first female lead character in Malayalam cinema, and her life and career. Rajamma was the real name of PK Rosy. In 1903, she was born in Thiruvananthapuram. In a statement about the Doodle, Google noted that she entered the performing arts at a time when it was stigmatised in society, particularly for women.
Today’s Google Doodle featured PK Rosy. Paulose and Kunji had a daughter named PK Rosy. The family fell into utter poverty after her father’s unexpected death.
When she was cast in the revered Malayalam film Vigathakumaran, she defied the adage that there is a glass ceiling (The Lost Child). Many years after she stopped acting and chose the security of obscurity, her contribution to Malayalam cinema and society as a whole came to light. Thank you, PK Rosy, for your bravery and the legacy you leave behind.
PK Rosy: who was she?
PK Paulose and Kunji had a daughter named Rosy. The family fell into utter poverty after her father’s unexpected death. She struggled in her early years as a grass cutter to make ends meet. Her uncle was aware of her passionate interest in the performing arts. He located her a music and acting instructor. She also studied Tamil folk theatre and classical dance.
Many claim that Rosy’s Christian conversion, which caused her to alter her name from Rajamma to Rosamma, is where the name Rosy originates. But her mother lived her entire life as a Hindu.
When JC Daniel wanted a heroine for his 1928 movie that was perceived as inappropriate for women, she stepped up. She took on the character of Sarojini, a member of Kerala’s Nair caste. She was Dalit. Later, the Nair community complained against her for portraying a Nair woman while actually being a Dalit.
The protagonist in the film kisses the flower in her hair. People inside the cinema theatre demonstrated against the film after seeing the scene.
According to reports, members of the so-called upper castes also set fire to her home.
She drove a truck to Tamil Nadu after leaving the state. She spent the remainder of her life as the lorry driver’s wife in Tamil Nadu. Her children were unaware of her fame.
In the 1960s, Chengalatt Gopalakrishnan uncovered her life and published a piece on her. He also discovered and disclosed the movie’s outcome. On Daniel’s life, a movie was filmed in 2013. She is portrayed by Chandni Geetha in the film