Indian film industry thrives on new talent winning the hearts of millions of fans out there. Although for a long time the Indian film industry was synonymous with Bollywood, the South Indian film industry has emerged strongly over the last decade. Many South Indian movies like Bahubali, Drishyam and KGF have won fans in North India and so have the South Indian actors.
From Samantha to Rashmika, there are many South Indian actresses who are now also ruling the hearts of their north Indian fans.
They are so popular today that every movie buff must’ve seen these dazzling actresses in one or the other movies. Without wasting much time let’s get started with our list of top 5 South Indian actresses!
#1 Samantha Akkineni
This saucy actress is famous for her breath-taking looks and the unique roles that she plays in every movie. The 33-year old actress took her first steps in the industry as a model when she completed college and soon her talent was discovered by the famous Indian film director Gautham Menon.
Right after her first movie “Ye Maaya Vheseva” was released, the industry knew that a new star was born. Interestingly, she was cast against Naga Chaitanya in her first movie in 2010 and she tied the knot with him in 2017. I’d say they took their time to decide and we are happy that they are together.
Her father is Telegu and her mother is from Kerala but she finished her schooling in Tamil Nadu, as a result, she’s fluent in several languages. The actress was mostly chosen for many multilingual movies and some of her unforgettable movies include Theri, Mersal, Dookudu, Jaanu, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.
As most of her movies get super hit they are dubbed in Hindi gaining her huge fan following in North India too. Some facts about Samantha Akkineni
Date of Birth: 28 April 1987
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Educational Qualification: Degree in commerce
Favorite Food: Chocolates, Sweet Pongal, Sushi
Favorite tourist spot: London
#2 Kajal Aggarwal
The dazzling actress is one of the most beloved South Indian actresses and she has acted in Bollywood movies as well. Her acting career began with her debut film “Kyun! Ho Gaya Na” but she received much fame from her film named Chandamama.
Her historical film Magadheera released in 2009 is one of the highest-grossing Telegu films. Some of her other amazing films include Temper, Thupakki, Mr. Percept, Singham, Jilla, Vivegam and many more. She’s acted in movies in many languages making her an all-rounder for sure.
Her popularity can be estimated from the fact that she’s the first South Indian actress whose wax statue is displayed in Madame Tussauds Singapore. The 35-year-old actress tied the knot with entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu on 30 October 2020, in a small private ceremony. Here are a few more things worth knowing about her.
Date of Birth: 19 June 1985
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Educational Qualification: Degree in Mass Media Specializing in Advertising and Marketing
Favorite Food: Hyderabadi Biryani
Favorite tourist spot: Goa, Kerala
#3 Tamannaah Bhatia
The glamourous actress has made thousands of fans out here due to her diverse acting skills and her excelling in every language makes her popular in Bollywood as well as in Tollywood. The actress started working in the film industry at the age of 15 when she was offered a role in “Chand Sa Roshan Chehra“. She also made an appearance in an album named Lafzon Main” by Abhijit Sawant.
The talented actress has been working in the Tamil and Telegu film industry since then. In recent years she has also played as a lead actress in Hindi films like Himmatwala, Entertainment, and many more. Her first Telegu film named Sri and Tamil movie named Kedi are to date loved by her fans.
Tamannaah’s real name is Tamanna Bhatia but she changed the spelling due to her numerological beliefs. Her most successful films include Ayan, Veeram, Devi Sketch, Baahubali: The Beginning, Bhaahubali 2: The conclusion, etc. She has acted in around 65 films to date covering all three languages. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that this 31-hear old is the most popular sensation of South Indian Cinema.
Date of Birth: 21 December 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Food: Biryani
Favorite tourist spot: Dubai, Paris