The film business of the South Indian industry is booming. The sector has a sizable following, both domestically and internationally. A number of South Indian celebrities have even cracked the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Actors like Rajinikanth, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Yash, Ramcharan, Vijay, Jr NTR, Dhanush, Nagarjuna, etc have also been very popular in North India. Not only actors, but South Indian actresses have also been amassing a huge fan following at the pan-India level.
For some time, South actresses are becoming increasingly popular in North India as well. South actresses like Keerthy Suresh, Sai Pallavi, Srivalli, Rashmika Mandanna, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, and Anushka Shetty are now known across the country. There is a huge demand for these actresses in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films in the South. Now Bollywood is also trying to capitalize on its popularity. These actresses are now working with big stars of Bollywood in their films and minting crores. In this article, we are talking about 5 South Indian actresses who are giving tough competition to Bollywood famous heroines.
Sai Pallavi is known for her natural beauty. Along with acting, she also dances well. Sai Pallavi would have been a cardiologist if she had not become an actress. She completed her MBBS in 2016. Actress Sai Pallavi, popularly known as Natural Beauty in South Cinema, has achieved a big position in a short time. Sai, who debuted with the Malayalam film ‘Premam’, has acted in films like ‘Fida’, ‘Kali’ and ‘Aithran’. Sai Pallavi came into the limelight after she turned down the advertisement for a fairness cream for two crores. She believes that beauty has nothing to do with the color of the skin.
Rashmika Mandanna, who played the famous character of Srivalli in the film ‘Pushpa’ opposite Allu Arjun, has become famous across the country. After debuting in films in 2016, Rashmika has worked in hit films like Kirik Party, Chalo, Geetha Govindam, Pogaru, and Pushpa. In the coming time, she will be seen with Amitabh Bachchan and Varun Dhawan. Before making her debut in Bollywood, the actress worked in some of the most famous Telugu and Kannada films.
Anushka Shetty, who plays Devasena in Bahubali, is one of the highest paid actresses of South industry. She has worked in films like ‘Lakshyam’, ‘Shauryam’, ‘Dark Fantasy’. After ‘Bahubali’, she got a different identity across the country. Anushka’s real name is Sweety, but she is known only by her stage name. She has earned the epithet of Lady Superstar of South Indian cinema. The 40 years old actress has lead a glorious career full of achievements and awards.
Known for her killer smile, the actress got a whopping amount of Rs 5 crore for the item number ‘Oo Antava’. Moreover, her strong character of Sri Lankan Tamil fighter with Manoj Bajpayee in Family Man 2 was very much loved by the Indian audience. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a well known actress of South. The character of Srivalli was also offered to her earlier, but she refused. Samantha married Naga Chaitanya, son of South’s superstar Nagarjuna. Later both of them got separated.
Kirti is one of the biggest stars of South’s new generation heroines. She has given many hit films with big stars. 29 years old actress is one of the most beautiful actresses of South. She started her film career with a Tamil film and today she gets offers from big films in many languages of the country. Apart from this, Keerthy has shown her acting charm in films like U Turn, Yeh Maya Chasave, Super Deluxe, Majili, and Mahanati.