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Top 7 South Indian Actors popular all over India

The Industry has been growing to a point where its individual sections have started to compare with Bollywood, with their action and comedy flicks.

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The South Indian film industry is huge, it includes, Tollywood (Telugu film industry), Kollywood (Tamil film industry), Mollywood (Malayalam film industry)and Sandalwood (Kannada film industry). There are a plethora of critically acclaimed films being made every year in the the South Indian Film Industry.

The Industry has been growing to a point where its individual sections have started to compare with Bollywood, with their action and comedy flicks.

One thing South Indian film industry is extremely famous is for the way the south Indians deify their heroes. From making temples to literally treating them like gods, south Indian heroes are demigods in their own right.

South Indian heroes are charming, talented and extra-ordinarily superhero-like on screen. They can hit bulls-eye with an eye closed, they can dance, and sometimes they can do both at the same time.

Here is the list of 7 South Indian actors who are not only popular in Southern part of the country but have also spread their charm all over the India.

Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth is undoubtedly one of the biggest superstars of India. Wikimedia Common
Rajinikanth is undoubtedly one of the biggest superstars of India. Wikimedia Common

 

Megastar Rajinikanth needs no introduction. He is one of the highest paid actor in the whole of India. He has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English language films. He has a very humble and simple persona, however, this simple man changes into an action hero on screen. Rajinikanth has struggled a lot while he worked as a bus conductor before he finally took the South Indian film Industry by a storm.

Rajinikanth has temples made in his name in Chennai, where people worship him like a god. People in other parts of India, or the world may not be this fanatic about him, but they do enjoy his movies with the same amount same jest and excitement. Rajinikanth has been a recipient of various national and international awards, Padma Vibhushan being one of them.

Some of the Rajnikath’s most famous movies include: Robot, Linda, Kabali, etc.

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is a multi talented man, whose fame spans over the world. Wikimedia common
Kamal Haasan is a multi-talented man, whose fame spans over the world. Wikimedia common

Kamal Haasan is one of the biggest action heroes of the South Indian film industry. He started as a child artist in the Tamil film industry, and became a household name all over India, after his critically acclaimed film, ‘Chachi 420.’ This movie also established him successfully in the field of comedy. Kamal Haasan has had a reputation for delivering continuous hits and is one of the biggest names in the Film Industry, his fame spanning over many countries.

Not only is Kamal Haasan an established actor, but also a very talented screenwriter and producer. Kamal Haasan has been awarded the Kalaimamani award in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016.

Some of his famous movies include: HeyRam, Virumaandi, Vishwaroopam and Dasavathaaram

Mahesh Babu 

Mahesh has been cited as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India. Wikipeadia common
Mahesh has been cited as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India. Wikimedia common

Mahesh Babu, popularly known as the Prince of Tollywood, is one of the most stylish actors in the industry. He is one of the most charming and attractive celebrities of India, and was the Most Desirable man of 2013, in a survey conducted by Times of India. He is the youngest son of superstar Krishana, and entered  Tollywood as a child artist. He started his career as an actor with the film Raja Kumarudu in 1999. He has won more than 25 awards and in his span of more than 30 films. He is not only a very talented actor but is also known well for his charities and efforts towards disadvantaged. Many of his movies have also been dubbed in Hindi, expanding his fame to all over India.

Some of his well-known movies are: Srimanthudu, Arjun, Nijam, etc.

Prabhas 

Prabhas at Bahubali Press meet. Wikimedia common
Prabhas at Bahubali Press meet. Wikimedia common

Prabhas is the nephew of Telugu actor Krishnam Raju. He is known as one of the most stylish actors in the industry, he started his career with the movie Eshwar in 2002. In 2015, Prabhas became a household name all over the India and acquired international fame, when he bagged  the lead role in super hit movie “Bahubali the Beginning”. The sequel of Bahubali released in 2017, only increased his popularity. He is the first Tollywood actor who has his statue at Madam Tussauds in Bangkok. Till now Prabhas has acted in more than 20 movies, incuding Bollywood movie ‘Action Jackson’ directed by Prabhudeva.

Some of his famous movies include : Bahubali, Bahubali 2, Mirchi, etc.

Rana Daggubati 

In 2010, Rana made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster,Leader, and won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. Wikimedia common
In 2010, Rana made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster,Leader, and won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. Wikimedia common

Rana Daggubati has worked in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. His paternal grandfather, D. Ramanaidu was a famous producer. Rana has acquired a great fame and has made a name for himself in the South film industry with his talent and good looks. Rana made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ in 2011. HE was voted ‘The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011’ in a poll by Times India. He further rose to fame when he appeared as the antagonist of the Bahubali series, making him a household name in the whole of India. He also appeared in acclaimed movie, ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ is a cameo.

Some of his famous films include: Department, Naa Ishtam, Bahubali series, etc.

Joseph Vijay

Vijay is referred to by the media as Thalapathy (Commander). Wikimedia common
Vijay is referred to by the media as Thalapathy (Commander). Wikimedia common

Also known as just, Vijay, Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is one of the most popular actors in Tollywood. Vijay’s father is the famous film producer and Director S. A. Chandrasekhar and his mother is the famous playback singer Shobha Chandrasekhar. The actor is deemed as one of the most beautiful actors in the country. He has acted in more than 50 films. He made his debut in “Naalya Theerpu” in 1992 , he has also worked earlier as a child artist in his father’s movies. He has been nominated for 44 awards out of which he won 28. He is not only famous in South Indian Film Industry, but also internationally. He was also seen as cameo appearance in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rowdy Rathore.’

Some of his famous movies are: Poove Unakkaga, Thirumalai, Velayudham, etc.

Ram Charan 

Ram Charan is also a cousin to famous actor Allu Arjun. Wikimedia common
Ram Charan is also a cousin to famous actor Allu Arjun. Wikimedia common

Ram Charan has been dubbed as one of the most, popular and fabulous actor in Indian cinema. His works in Tollywood has been widely appreciated and had worked in  some Bollywood projects too. His father is the megastar Chiranjeevi. He is one of the most fittest and handsome actor in South Indian cinema. His debut movie  “Chirutha” won “Special Jury Nandi Award”. Ram Charan is also a playback singer. He owns an airline named “TRUJET”. He is also one of the highest paid actors of Tollywood. He has also been a recipient of National Award. He also has his own production house called Konidela Production Company. His fame spans across nations.

His famous movies include : Magadheera, Racha, Orange, etc.

 

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Top 10 Best Movies of Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha is a multi-talented Bollywood actress and has made a lasting impact on the industry since her debut.

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By Ruchika Verma

  • Sonakshi Sinha is one of the most loved actresses in Bollywood  today
  • Sonakshi has made a lasting impact in the industry from the moment of her debut
  • Sonakshi Sinha’s movies are always entertaining because of their storylines and Sonakshi’s brilliant performances

Sonakshi Sinha is a multi-talented Bollywood actress who has made a lasting impact on the industry since her debut. She is a very talented singer, dancer and actor who has been making waves in Bollywood because of her bold statements and outlook on life.

Sonakshi Sinha has made a name for herself, overcoming her parent's shadow.
Sonakshi Sinha has made a name for herself, overcoming her parent’s shadow. Wikimedia Commons

Sonakshi is the daughter of legendary actor Shatrughan Sinha and beautiful Poonam Sinha. She has been successful in stepping out of her parent’s shadow and making a name of her own in the Bollywood.

Here is the list of her top 10 best Bollywood movies, which showcases her talent aptly :

 Dabangg 

Sonakshi Sinha made her debut in the Bollywood with this movie, alongside the superstar Salman Khan. Although critics slammed her role as a damsel in this film, she still managed to garner attention and appreciation because of her excellent acting skills. Her dialogue delivery and attitude were also appreciated.

Dabangg 2

Dabangg 2 was the sequel to her debut movie, Dabangg. She reprises her role in this film along with Salman Khan. Sonakshi Sinha played the role of Salman’s wife in this movie with perfection. Her character was much stronger than the previous film and she did complete justice to it. Her comic timing and emotional scenes were both worth applauding.

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Dabangg 2 was one of the Sonakshi's bigger hits Picture credit: wallpapers99.com
Dabangg 2 was one of the Sonakshi’s bigger hits Picture credit: wallpapers99.com

Lingaa

In this movie, Sonakshi Sinha got the opportunity to star opposite none other than the superstar, Rajinikanth. Lingaa was a Tamil movie that was also released in Hindi. Sonakshi’s performance was outstanding and garnered many positive reviews. It is not easy to work besides Rajinikanth and not get overshadowed, but Sonakshi managed to shine through in this film with her brilliant performance.

Rowdy Rathore

It was another movie where Sonakshi Sinha proved her mettle as an actress. Rowdy Rathore was a remake of Telugu film directed by Prabhu Deva, and starred Akshay Kumar opposite Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. Sonakshi’s pretty face added freshness to the film and her acting and on point expressions made this otherwise serious movie, fun to watch. Her chemistry with Akshay Kumar was also appreciated.

Sonakshi has worked with Prabhu Deva many times. Wikimedia Commons
Sonakshi has worked with Prabhu Deva many times. Wikimedia Commons

 Lootera

Based on O. Henry’s short story, ‘The Last Leaf, Lootera was one brilliant movie. It is said to be one of the Sonakshi’s best performances till date. She pulled off her role very well and with ease. Sonakshi achieved a lot of critical acclaim for this film. Her chemistry with Ranveer Singh was also appreciated.

Tevar

Tevar was one of the most entertaining movies, it is also one of the best movies that Sonakshi Sinha acted in. She starred opposite Arjun Kapoor and performed with finesse. Tevar couldn’t do well at the box office, but Sonakshi’s performance was highly appreciated.

Sonakshi Sinha's most films have performed well at the box office, proving her competence as an actress. Wikimedia Commons
Sonakshi Sinha’s most films have performed well at the box office, proving her competence as an actress. Wikimedia Commons

R… Rajkumar

R… Rajkumar was the movie where Sonakshi Sinha proved her mettle as a dancer. She starred opposite Shahid Kapoor and was applauded for her dance numbers and chemistry with him. The movie was also a hit and Sonakshi was highly appreciated for her acting skills. Sonakshi Sinha decided to stay classy and her decency certainly paid off.

Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

The ‘Holiday’ was an action thriller, and Sonakshi once again proved her mettle as an actor. The movie stars Akshay Kumar alongside her in the lead roles. Although the movie revolved around Akshay’s characters, Sonakshi delivered a powerful performance. Her role as a sportsperson was applauded by both audiences and critics.

Action Jackson

Action Jackson was yet another action comedy, and Sonakshi Sinha once again collaborated with Prabhu Deva to deliver a hit. She stared along Ajay Devgn and Yami Gautam in the movie. Sonakshi’s role of a simple working woman impressed the audience, and her chemistry with Ajay was also appreciated.

Sonakshi Sinha has done many action movies throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons
Sonakshi Sinha has done many action movies throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai, which was one of the best movies made on the topic of the underworld, and it was the prequel to this movie. Sonakshi was cast opposite Imran Khan and her performance was highly appreciated.