Top 20 sexy South Indian actresses
South-Indian film industry is believed to be much more advanced than Bollywood, be it in terms of production or screenplay. We bring you few of the hottest south-Indian actresses who have left benchmarks and added glamour to the screen!
The talented actress of the south, Shriya Saran has a magnetic personality that comes across on the screen. Saran made her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, and had her first commercial success with Santhosham. In 2007, Saran starred in Sivaji: The Boss. She also gained critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan.
Nayanthara made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and followed with the successful Vismayathumbathu before foraying into Tamil and Telugu cinema. She went on to appear in the commercially successful Ghajini and made her mark with Billa. Today, she is one of the most sought after actresses in Tamil cinema.
The 'Pamela Anderson' of India, Namitha's voluptuous body attracts a lot of attention. She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham' directed by Sreenu Vitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film Aai. In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the Hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein. Namitha has also appeared in a number of TV commercials such as Himani cream and hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nyle herbal shampoo.
Kajal Agarwal made her debut in the 2004 Bollywood flick Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na after which she made a foray into the Telugu film industry through the film Lakshmi Kalyanam. She had her first commercial success with Chandamama and rose to prominence after her performance in Magadheera. She made a comeback in Bollywood with Singham which was a blockbuster while her next film Special 26 was also declared a box-office success.
Tamannaah Bhatia made her acting debut in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, before moving on to work with south-Indian directors. In 2005 Tamannaah made her Telugu debut in Sri, and in the following year she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi. With the blockbusters Rachcha and Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu , she established herself as one of Tollywood's leading contemporary actresses.
Tamil actress Samantha is a perfect package of good looks, sex appeal and talent. Her first release was the critically acclaimed 2010 Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave directed by Gautham Menon. Since then, she has appeared in a number of commercially successful Telugu films like Brindavanam, Dookudu, Eega, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu establishing herself as a leading contemporary actress in Telugu cinema.
Shruti Haasan is multi-talented. She is a south-Indian actress, singer and music composer. She made her adult acting debut in the 2009 action drama, Luck. She later went on to win critical acclaim for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Oh My Friend and 7aam Arivu. In 2012, she starred in Gabbar Singh, Telugu remake of Dabangg which also was her first hit as an actress.
It is hard to believe that the cute lil' kid of Koi Mil Gaya is a sex symbol now, in south India. Hansika began her acting career with television first: with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She also acted in the serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand for which she received the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards. She made her film debut as a leading actress in the Telugu movie Desamuduru, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut- South.
Bhavana Menon made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Nammal at the age of 16. The film won her critical acclaim and various honors. In a career spanning over a decade, she has appeared in over sixty films and won two Kerala State Film Awards.
Asin Thottumkal began her acting career down south, but now appears predominantly in Bollywood films. Making her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad's Malayalam film Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, Asin had her first commercial success with the Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003. Her most noted critically acclaimed performance was in Ghajini.
Anushka Shetty rose to fame following her performance in Vikramarkudu before foraying into Tamil cinema. She received high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati and Vedam. After starring in the Tamil blockbuster Singam, she became one of South India's most leading actresses.
Southern hottie Priyamani, earned a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Muththazhagu in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthi Veeran and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role as Malavika in the 2008 Malayalam film Thirakkatha. She has also appeared in Kannada films like Raam, Ko Ko, Anna Bond and Only Vishnuvardhana.
Tapsee Pannu made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam directed by Raghavendra Rao. Since then, she has appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju, Mr. Perfect, and Vandhaan Vendraan. Her Tamil film Aadukalam enjoyed commercial success. She recently made her Bollywood debut with David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor.
Winning Miss Madras contest in 1999 marked Trisha Krishnan's entry into filmdom. After her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in a supporting role, she starred in her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2010 film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. Trisha was seen in her career best performances in Abhiyum Naanum and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
Ileana D'Cruz made her debut in Y. V. S. Chowdhary's 2006 Telugu film Devadasu, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut- South. She then went on to appear in blockbusters like Pokiri, Jalsa, Kick, and Julayi establishing herself as one of Tollywood's leading actresses. In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's critically and commercially successful Barfi!.
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