Check out this post to know about the adorable South Indian actresses who are currently at the greater heights of their careers.
Nowadays, the popularity of the South Indian film industry, which usually contains Kollywood, Mollywood, Sandalwood, and Tollywood, is increasing tremendously. It is mainly because of the extraordinary efforts of the filmmakers, actors, and a large number of people working behind them.
After the release of various South Indian blockbuster movies, people are quite curious to know about South actors, especially the female ones who add glamor to the films. In this post, we’ve provided information along with photos of the top 37 renowned South Indian actresses who are super talented and can make anyone head over heels with their mere glance. So, without any further delay, let’s delve into this post.
1. Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha is one of the prettiest South Indian actresses who comes under the list of
Top 12 Female National Crush of India. She is half Telugu and half Malayali as her father belongs to a Telugu family while her mother belongs to a Malayali one.
Yashoda star started her career with the Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave released in 2010, and later appeared not only in various blockbuster movies but the web series too such as The Family Man Season 2.
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The Indian actress and producer Nayanthara is the favorite of many movie lovers as she has given many gems to the Southern film industry, including
Bigil, Netrikann, Godfather, Darbar, and Connect. As she was born on 18 November 1984, she has become 34 years old, but she still has the charm that can make anyone crazy.
This year she will appear on the big screen with
Shahrukh Khan in his upcoming action thriller ‘Jawan.’
3. Keerthy Suresh
The well-known South Indian actress
Keerthy Suresh has worked in various Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films such as Dasara, Sarkar, Mahanati, Vaashi, and Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Being the daughter of a producer and actress, she loved acting since childhood and stepped into the glamour world as a child artist in the Malayalam movie ‘Pilots’.
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4. Kajal Aggarwal
The talented actress Kajal Aggarwal started her career with the Hindi Film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na…released in the year 2004 and later switched to the South Indian film industry. She has put more than 50 films under her bag and has received various awards for her outstanding performance in many movies.
Some of the superhit movies of Kajal are Magadheera,
Hey Sinamika, Special 26, Mumbai Saga, Darling, and many more.
5. Rashmika Mandanna
Pushpa: The Rise fame Rashmika Mandanna is currently ruling the hearts of billions of people. She mainly works in Telugu and Kannada films but has also appeared in various Tamil and Hindi films such as Good Bye, Mission Majnu, Varisu, and Sulthan.
Nowadays, she is busy shooting the most awaited Telugu film
Pushpa 2 titled Pushpa: The Rule, and the Hindi film ‘Animal’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor, lastly seen in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar.
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6. Pooja Hegde
The mesmerizing beauty Pooja Hedge lastly appeared in the film
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan opposite India’s biggest superstar Salman Khan is a renowned South actress who has worked in many Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi movies such as Cirkus, Radhe Shyam, Housefull 4, Maharshi, and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
She started her career as a model and later debuted in the film industry in 2012 with the superhero movie ‘Mugamoodi.’
7. Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannaah is another South Indian actress who started her career with Bollywood films and later switched to the South Industry to get recognition. Tamannaah’s first movie was a Hindi-language romantic film ‘Chand Sa Roshan Chehra’ released in 2005, and later she played a wonderful role in various Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi movies, including
Baahubali: The Beginning, Babli Bouncer, Entertainment, Plan A Plan B, Ghani, Action, and more.
8. Mrunal Thakur
Mrunal Thakur is one of the top
22 B-town hot girls that are hot as hell and is the favorite of everyone. The Jersey star began her career with the TV serial Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan and Kumkum Bhagya, for which she left her college before being a graduate.
Later, she made her debut in Bollywood with the movie ‘Love Sonia’ but rose to prominence after appearing in movies like
Super 30, Sita Ramam, and Ghost Stories.
9. Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz is a renowned Telugu cinema actress who has worked in several Bollywood films, such as
Pagalpanti, Main Tera Hero, Barfi, Rustom, and more. She made her debut with the romantic drama ‘Devadasu’ in 2006, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut–South.
Her father is a Christian, while her mother is Muslim but she does not follow any religion and considers herself an atheist. Recently,
she took the internet by storm by sharing a sweet post announcing her pregnancy.
10. Rakul Preet Singh
One of the most gorgeous and bubbly girls, Rakul Preet Singh, lastly appeared in
Chhatriwali belongs to a Sikh family. She began her acting career by playing the lead role in the Kannada romantic movie ‘Gilli’ released in 2009. After that, she never looked back in her life and always proved her talent by giving spectacular performances in various Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada movies.
In 2014, she entered Bollywood with the movie ‘Yaariyaan’ and was later seen in many Hindi movies, including
Doctor G, Thank God, Attack, and Sardar Ka Grandson.
11. Shruti Haasan
Being the daughter of actor Kamal Haasan and actress Sarika Thakur acting flows in Shruti’s blood. She is not only an actor but a singer as well, who has sung in various movies at a very young age. She made her debut in Bollywood with the Hindi film ‘Luck’ and has given various superhit movies to the Bollywood such as
Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Gabbar is Back, and Rocky Handsome.
Soon, she will appear on the big screen with
Bahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali: The Conclusion fame Prabhas in his upcoming movie Salaar.
12. Taapsee Pannu
The South actress Taapsee Pannu is a Jat Sikh who reached greater heights of her career after appearing in the Bollywood spy film ‘Baby’ and the courtroom drama ‘Pink’ released in the year 2015 and 2016, respectively. After that, she appeared in the movies like
Thappad, Badla, Blurr, and Mishan Impossible and astounded everyone with her spectacular acting skills.
Along with acting, she runs an event management company called The Wedding Factory.
13. Sai Pallavi
Sai Pallavi is one of the most skillful actresses and dancers in the South Indian film industry. She got her first break with the Malayalam romantic movie Premam written and directed by Alphonse Puthren. This movie was a commercial hit and helped Sai to make a unique place in the hearts of movie freaks.
Later, she appeared in films like
Gargi, Virata Parvam, Love Story, NGK, and more.
14. Anushka Shetty
Recipient of several prestigious awards, Sweety Shetty, popularly known as Anushka Shetty, is a drop-dead gorgeous South model and actress. She is one of the highest-paid South Indian actresses who grabbed the eyeballs of every movie lover around the globe after appearing in the epic action film Baahubali whose third part, i.e.,
Bahubali 3 is under making.
15. Kriti Kharbanda
Veerey Ki Wedding lead star Kriti Karbhanda is another model-turned-actress who mainly works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films. She was first seen in the Telugu action film ‘Boni’ released in 2009, and made her debut in Bollywood with the horror thriller ‘Raaz: Reboot.’
But she climbed the success of the ladder after appearing in the movie
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana opposite Rajkummar Rao lastly seen in the Bheed movie.
16. Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari is a beautiful actress who stepped into the glam and glittery world of films with the Malayalam film ‘Prajapathi’. Then, she played supporting roles in various Bollywood movies as well including
Padmaavat, Boss, The Girl on the Train, Rockstar, and more.
Moreover, she has made a separate fan base by giving commendable performances in the web series—
Taj: Divided By Blood and Jubilee released this year.
17. Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani is a South actress who is working since childhood in films. She began her career with the Hindi television serial ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ and later appeared in blockbuster movies like Koi… Mil Gaya with
Kal Ho Naa Ho lead star Preity Zinta and Krish fame Hrithik Roshan.
At the age of 15, she got the lead role in the Telugu film ‘Desamuduru’ and won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut—South for her outstanding performance.
Jyothika is one of those talented actors who are always praised for their exceptional acting skills. She was born to a Punjabi father and a Muslim mother.
She is known for mainly playing the lead role in Tamil movies but she stepped into the film industry with a Hindi-language romantic movie titled Doli Saja Ke Rakhna released in 1998.
Later, she appeared in various Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films and also produced some films including
Jai Bhim and Soorarai Pottru.
19. Raashi Khanna
Another famous actress who has made a big name in the South Indian film industry is Raashii Khanna. She made her debut in the film industry with the political action thriller Hindi film ‘Madras Cafe’ released in 2013 in which she played a supporting role. After one year, she got her first lead role in the Telugu film ‘Oohalu Gusagusalade’ which became commercially successful and took her career to another level.
Recently, she was seen in popular web series such as
Rudra: The Edge of Darkness Season 1 and Farzi.
Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer known by her stage name Priyamani is a skilled actor, model, and dancer who stunned everyone with her sizzling dancing moves in
Shahrukh Khan’s movie Chennai Express. She first acted in the Telugu movie ‘Evare Atagaadu’ in 2003 and proved her acting skills not only in the South film but in Hindi movies and web series as well such as The Family Man Season 1 and Season 2.
This year she will be seen in the upcoming sports drama film
Maidaan with the Bholaa star Ajay Devgn.
21. Trisha Krishna
The Queen of South India Trisha Krishnan is a renowned South Indian star who came into the limelight after winning the beauty competition ‘Miss Chennai’ in 1999. She got her first break with the Tamil romantic drama ‘Jodi’ and later worked in various successful films such as Saamy,
Ponniyin Selvan: I, and Aaru.
She has also worked in the Bollywood film
Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar and was applauded a lot.
22. Amala Paul
The next South Indian actress on our list is Amala Paul who mainly works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films. She made her debut by playing a supporting role in the Malayalam film ‘Neelathamara’ and is known for her performance in the movie
The Teacher, Ratsasan, and Cadaver.
She has also appeared in the Hindi web series
Ranjish Hi Sahi Season 1 along with the movies and recently made a cameo appearance in the action-adventure film Bholaa.
23. Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran is a skilled South actress who is known for her roles in
RRR, Tadka, Kutty, Kabzaa, Sivaji: The Boss, and more. Although, she wanted to become a dancer but become a successful actor after appearing in the Telugu-language romance film ‘Nuvve Nuvve’ in 2002.
After becoming a star in the South Indian film industry, she got a chance to share the screen with the talented actor Ajay Devgn in his superhit movie
Drishyam and Drishyam 2.
24. Anupama Parameswaran
The South Indian beauty Anupama is an actress who began her career with the Malayalam romance film ‘Premam’ by playing a supporting role in it. She got her first lead role in the Telugu film ‘A Aa’ written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas and got so much appreciation from both the critics and movie freaks.
Some superhit movies of Anupama are
Kurup, Karthikeya 2, Hello Guru Prema Kosame, Maniyarayile Ashokan, and Sathamanam Bhavati.
25. Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim is not only a renowned South actress but a producer and former television presenter as well. Before becoming an actor, she did anchoring on the Malayalam television channel Asianet and earned well. She appeared in many Tamil and Malayalam films such as Maniyarayile Ashokan, Trance, and Bangalore Days, and also produced some Malayalam films including Kumbalangi Nights, Varathan, and C U Soon.
26. Nithya Menen
Another well-known South Indian actress is Nithya Menen who has worked in more than 50 films in different languages such as
English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She is not only known for many superhit movies including Thiruchitrambalam, Ala Modalaindi, and OK Kanmani but for web series including Breathe: Into the Shadows Season 1 and Season 2 as well.
Although, she predominantly works in South films, once she appeared in the Bollywood film ‘Mission Mangal.’
27. Malavika Mohanan
The daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan, Malavika Mohanan is an actress who made her debut in the film industry with the Malayalam film ‘Pattam Pole’ released in 2013. She has played leading roles in various movies but rose to prominence after acting in the Hindi-language movie ‘Beyond the Clouds.’
After achieving great success in the Bollywood film, she got the role in some blockbusters including
Master, The Great Father, and Petta.
28. Pranitha Subhash
The gorgeous actress Pranitha Subhash lastly seen in the Bollywood film
Bhuj: The Pride of India, mainly works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films. She stepped into the film industry with the Kannada action film, Porki and later appeared in commercially successful films such as Massu Engira Masilamani, Baava, Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, and Attarintiki Daredi.
Currently, she is shooting for the Malayalam movie ‘Dileep 148’ and the Kannada movie ‘Ramana Avatara.’
29. Regina Cassandra
Regina Cassandra is working in the South Indian film industry since 2005. She made her debut with the Tamil language romantic comedy film ‘Kanda Naal Mudhal’ by playing a supporting role in it. Later, she got the lead role in various Tamil, Telugu, and, Kannada films and also got the chance to appear in
Kangana Ranaut’s biographical drama film Thalaivi.
Last year, she was seen in the Hindi web series
Rocket Boys Season 1 and Shoorveer Season 1 and astounded everyone with her top-notch performance.
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30. Srinidhi Shetty
Srinidhi Shetty is a new face in the film industry who made a remarkable entry into the glamour world with Prashanth Neel’s blockbusters period action films
K.G.F Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 released in 2018 and 2022 respectively. After the great success of both films, she got the lead role in the Tamil-language movie Cobra and now everybody is anticipating that she will appear in KGF 3.
As she is drop-dead gorgeous, she has won various beauty titles including Miss Diva Supranational 2016, Miss Supranational India 2016, and Miss Supranational 2016.
31. Nivetha Thomas
Nivetha Thomas started her career as a child artist and appeared in two films—Veruthe Oru Bharya and Kuruvi in 2008. Before stepping into the film industry, she also played a role in the popular Sun TV serial ‘My Dear Bootham’. Her notable works include Brochevarevarura, Ninnu Kori, Jai Lava Kusa,
Darbar, and Gentleman.
She has a great command of Tamil and Telugu languages as she is born in Chennai but you will be amazed to hear that she is also fluent in Hindi, English, and French.
32. Indhuja Ravichandran
The 28 years old, Induja Ravichandran began working in the movies just 5 years ago. She predominantly works in Tamil films and is known for her roles in various movies including
Bigil, Meyaadha Maan, and Mercury. She made her debut with the romantic-comedy movie ‘Meyaadha Maan’ released in 2017.
Lastly, she was seen in the horror thriller movie
Naane Varuvean and is currently shooting for her upcoming movie ‘Khaki.’
33. Priya Anand
Another South Indian actress who is ruling not only the hearts of South Indians but North Indians as well is Priya Anand. She can speak seven languages fluently such as Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, English, Bengali, and Spanish. She made her debut with the Tamil action thriller film ‘Vaamanan’ released in 2009.
In 2012, she appeared in Sri Devi’s movie
English Vinglish and got an appreciation for her role in the movie. Later, she appeared in several Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films including Fukrey, Fukrey Returns, Adithya Varma, James, and Rangrezz. Also Read:
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34. Megha Akash
The South actress Megha Akash lastly seen in the movie
Ravanasura speaks both Telugu and Malayali fluently as her father is Telugu and her mother is Malayali. She made her Telugu debut with the action thriller movie ‘Lie’ and her Tamil debut with the action drama movie ‘Petta.’
In 2019, she made her Bollywood debut with the movie
Satellite Shankar opposite Sooraj Pancholi and was later seen in Salman Khan’s movie ‘Radhe.’
35. Genelia D’souza
Genelia D’souza, wife of
Ek Villain star Riteish Deshmukh is a successful actress who has worked in various Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Hindi language movies. Firstly, she appeared in the Bollywood commercially hit movie ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ and in the same year, she made her Tamil debut with the coming-of-age musical movie ‘Boys’.
She is known for various movies including
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Force,
Mister Mummy, Ved, Satyam, Happy, and more. Also Read: 22 Bollywood Actresses Who Wore Waist Belt With Saree to Look More Stylish
36. Shalini Pandey
Shalini Pandey is a skilled actress who made a fire in theatres with her megahit romantic drama debut movie ‘Arjun Reddy’ opposite the rising superstar
Vijay Deverakonda. After the great success of this movie, it was made in Hindi with the title Kabir Singh by the movie director Sandeep Reddy Vanga in 2019.
Later, she appeared in various Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films such as Meri Nimmo, Bamfaad,
Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Gorilla, Silence, Iddari Lokam Okate, N.T.R. Kathanayakudu, and many more.
37. Asin Thottumkal
Asin Thottumkal is a multitalented former actress who began her career with the South movies but later appeared in various blockbuster Bollywood movies such as
Ready, Ghajini, Housefull 2, Bol Bachchan, Khiladi 786, and London Dreams. Apart from acting, she loves dancing and she is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
She started her career with the Malayalam satirical movie ‘Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka’ released in 2001 and worked for 15 years. Her last film was ‘All is Well’ opposite Abhishek Bachchan.
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