South Indian film industry is supposed to have the charm of action, drama and glamour. The South Indian films definitely have action and drama for sure, but they are still incomplete with glamorous appeal and it comes only with hot starlets. Their beauty plays a vital role to attract cinema lovers to the theatres. They are stunning, hot, talented and beautiful and enjoy great popularity in the South as well as across India. Their beauty rules millions of hearts with their good looks and acting prowess.
Most of them also have appearance in Bollywood movies. Here are the top 10 hottest actresses in South Indian film industry.
10. Shriya Saran
The very beautiful, stunning, and multitalented Shriya Saran has appearances in several types of films, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English and Malayalam and she is popularly known as South Indian actress. Born on November 11, 1982, Shriya Saran Bhatnagar got her first opportunity by her dance master to appear in Thirakti Kyun Hawa, a debut music video by Renoo Nathan, and she gained a lot attention of several filmmakers and she made her debut in Ishtam, a Telugu film which was commercially successful. Her film, Sivaji was top grossing Bollywood film in 2007. She gained a lot of popularity by working in few English American films.
9. Kajal Agarwal
Kajal Agarwal is supposed to be the hottest and most beautiful Bollywood as well as Tollywood actress. Born on June 19, 1985, Kajal is one of the most prominent South Indian actresses. She debuted with a Bollywood film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na (2004). Later on, she appeared in Lakshmi Kalyanam, a Telugu film. She made her great presence with history based film “Magadheera” as a leading lady. She became the highest paid actress in Tollywood. She also appeared in Blockbuster hit film by Rohit Shetty, Singham along with Ajay Devgn, and Akshay Kumar starrer, Special 26. She was a commercial model and also Brand Ambassador at Celebrity Cricket League.
8. Tamanna Bhatia
She made her debut with “Chand Sa Roshan Chehra”, romantic Bollywood film in which you may have watched her dancing with Ajay Devgn. Thereafter, she moved to Telugu film industry where she debuted with “Sri” and worked with several south Indian directors in 2005. Later on, she was appeared in first Tamil film, Kedi”. She built her successful presence with epic blockbuster hit “Baahubali: The Beginning” as a leading lady.
7. Shruti Haasan
She is one of the best multi-talented stars. Shruti Haasan is another stunning south Indian actress, music composer and singer. She is the elder daughter of superstar Kamal Haasan. She made her debut with Bollywood film, Luck (2009), an action drama film. She won critical recognition for her presence in 7aam Arivu and Anaganaga O Dheerudu. This hot and gorgeous actress was also spotted south Indian remake of Dabanng. As an actress, it was her first hit film. Currently, she is focusing on Bollywood projects.
6. Asin Thottumkal
Her performance was critically acclaimed and well praised by audience in Superhit Bollywood film Ghajini, opposite Aamir Khan. Before she continues with more Bollywood films, she moved to South to continue her career. She made her debut in Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, a Malayalam film by Sathyan Anthikkad. The first commercial success for the starlet was Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, a Telugu film in 2003. Her well-toned body and chiseled features makes her the most desirable South Indian star.
5. Trisha Krishnan
She was crowned with Miss Madras title in the year 1999 and it marked her presence in films. Thereafter, she made her first presence in Jodi, a Tamil film released in 1999, as supporting cast. She got her first lead role in Mounam Pesiyadhe, in 2002. She finally made entry in Bollywood in 2010 with “Khatta Meetha” starring Akshay Kumar. This gorgeous and talented actress delivered her best performance of career in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Abhiyum Naanum.
4. Samantha Ruth Prabhu
She is one of the finest South Indian actresses as she worked in both Tamil and Telugu films. She pursued her career with modeling in Chennai. She got her first lead role in Gautham Menon’s directorial “Ye Maaya Chesave”, a romantic Telugu film released on 2010. In Telugu cinema, she was a leading lady and worked in several Telugu and Tamil films and won Filmfare award for her impeccable performance. She also begged SIMA award for Attarintiki Daredi in 2014.
3. Taapsee Pannu
The curvy yet most talented, Taapsee Pannu is known for her beautiful face. She debuted with Jhummandi Naadam, a Telugu film released on 2010, directed by Raghavendra Rao. Thereafter, she also has appearance in some of the superhit and critically acclaimed movies Vastadu Naa Raju, Aadukalam, Vandhaan Vendraan and Mr. Perfect. She appeared in Aadukalam, which is commercially superhit Tamil film. She made her Bollywood debut with comedy film, Chashme Baddoor, directed by David Dhawan. She gave her career’s best performance in Bollywood film “Pink” released on 2016. Her acting was critically acclaimed and praised by audience.
2. Ileana D’ Cruz
She is one of the leading ladies in Indian film industry with her appearances in both Telugu and Hindi film industries and she is one of the most popular Telugu film actresses. She made her debut with Devadasu (2006), Telugu movie. She also had appearance as lead actress in several movies like Kick, Jalsa, Julayi, Pokiri and build her presence as a leading lady in Telugu cinema. She made her first appearance in Bollywood film “Barfi” opposite Ranbir Kapoor, which was a box office hit film. She also begged Filmfare Award in the category of Best Actress Female Debut. Thereafter, she made appearance in Shahid Kapoor starrer, Phata Poster Nikla Hero. She appeared on several other Bollywood films, including Rustom (2016), opposite Akshay Kumar, which was superhit in Box Office. She is also one of the richest Indian actresses as her worth compares to that of Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.
1. Anushka Shetty
She was previously a Yoga instructor. She suddenly got offers for films. The Mangalore-born actress was first appeared in “Super (2005)”, a Telugu film. She was known for her great performance in Vikreamarkudu before she moved to Tamil cinema. Recently, she got huge critical acclaim with her role in the most successful epic film “Baahubali: The Beginning” as she put on a lot of weight for her appearance. It is reported that she lost a lot of weight to fit for her young avatar in upcoming and most awaited “Baahubali: The Conclusion”. She is known for her stellar performance in South’s movie “Singam” as a leading lady.