From Aishwarya Rai To Priyanka Chopra: Bollywood Actresses Made On-Screen Debut In South Cinema

Kanchana Ngan |Mar 11, 2019

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, etc. have a successful acting career in Bollywood. However, few may know they didn't have on-screen debut here.

In the cinema industry, there are many prominent Bollywood actresses that we cannot miss out, for example, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone. However, few may know that despite their glory in Bollywood, they didn't make on-screen debuts here, but in the South cinema instead.

Watch the list and details below.

1- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood Aishwarya Rai
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The respected actress showed her very first on-screen appearance in Iruvar, a Tamil movie directed by Mani Ratnam. The epic political, released in 1997 centered around political issues. Playing two different roles at the same time, Kalpana and Pushpavalli, she fully displayed impressive potential, which then received high appreciation as well as other movies' invitation. Actress Mohini dubbed her voice because Aishwarya Rai's Tamil accent was not fluent enough.

2- Priyanka Chopra

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Numerous fans still adore Priyanka's debut Bollywood movie, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. Although not many acknowledge her real debut movie Thamizhan in 2002, they will, no doubt, love it too if having a chance to watch.

3- Deepika Padukone

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The 33-year-old actress began her acting career in director Indrajit Lankesh's Aishwarya. This remake of Telugu film Manmadhudu became a blockbuster at that time, standing among top 5 hit films of 2006. Thanks to it, names of some talented actors such as Upendra or Deepika were gradually known to the directors, producers and then the public.

4- Katrina Kaif

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In contrast with above actresses who appeared on Bollywood later, Katrina Kaif kicked off her career with Bollywood movie Boom. Regretfully, it didn't have a satisfying result. After that, she made a comeback on the big screen with 2004's Malliswari, thanks to which she was highly praised and gained recognition.

5- Kriti Sanon

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If you think that Heropanti is the actress' debut film, we have to correct you. Kriti Sanon first appeared in front of the audiences with the lead role, journalist Sameera, in Telugu movie 1: Nenokkadine.

6- Genelia

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Tamil movie Boy' marked Genelia's debut into the acting field. Despite its delay in releasing, it was still claimed to be a success, opening the gate to Bollywood for the actress.

7- Preity Zinta

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Many may still remember Preity Zinta's impressive performance in Dil Se.., a 1998 romantic thriller movie. The actress then continued to star in two Telugu films, namely Premante Idera and Raja Kumarudu.


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