Top 20 South Indian Actress Who Give Bollywood Stars A Run For Their Money

Leela Adwani |Dec 04, 2020

Are Tollywood divas gaining more supremacy over the actresses from other film industries? Let's find the answer with the list of Top 20 South Indian Actress.

Indian cinema is not the game of Bollywood only as it’s a playground of other film industries from the South. Contributing to the overwhelming success like today is all thanks to the great devotion of superheroines. Who is the no.1 actress of the South has turned out to be one of the most debated topics? Are Tollywood divas gaining more supremacy over the actresses from other film industries? In an attempt to fulfill your curiosity, we have rounded up Top 20 South Indian Actress name list with pictures here!

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Top 20 South Indian Actress with names and photos

If you are considered yourself a movie buff who is into the top-notch performance of top South Indian actresses, then this article will surely keep you hooked.

1. Rakul Preet Singh

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Rakul Preet is touted as a South Indian cinema sensation

Touted as one of the biggest divas of the South Indian cinema, Rakul is the pride of Southern fans. Not only does she make it big in Tamil and Telugu but also proves herself as a force to be reckoned with in the extremely competitive Hindi film industry. Owning 15.8 million followers, the actress is now one of the hottest South Indian actress Instagram accounts. She is also among the most successful South Indian actresses in Bollywood.

>>> See more details of Rakul Preet Singh's best movies!

2. Samantha Akkineni

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Samantha Akkineni is the queen in the hearts of millions of audience

The list of Top 20 South Indian Actress cannot complete without mentioning Samantha Akkineni a.k.a Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The Telugu movie star steals the hearts of the audiences across the country not only for her acting chops but also her in-real-life down-to-earth manner and great fashion style.

You may not know that Samantha Ruth Prabhu in jeans and top is among the most searched keywords related to this Tollywood actress. Simply because this girl is one of the most beautiful South Indian actresses you will see on the screen.

3. Pooja Hegde

In 2020, Pooja Hegde officially becomes the highest-paid actress in Tollywood, replacing the famous Anushka Shetty.

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Pooja Hegde is said to be the role model of many youngsters

Making her debut in the year 2012 after being crowned the 2nd runner-up of 2010 Miss Universe India, Pooja enjoys a massive fan following. In 2016, she officially entered Hindi film industry with the film Mohenjo Daro opposite evergreen actor Hrithik Roshan. Since then, she is a popular South Indian star in Bollywood along with a huge fanbase in regional cinemas.

>>> See the compilation of Pooja Hegde hottest pics here!

4. Tamannaah

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We can't help but love her smile

15 years in the film industry, Tamannaah has been termed as an established actress who has appeared in nearly 65 films in three different languages Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Not only she is a must on the Top 20 South Indian Actress, but the actress is also one of the highest-paid actresses in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema.

5. Rashmika Mandanna

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Rashmika Mandanna is a rising star with a promising career

Debuted much later than many people but Rashmika quickly rose to fame faster than the majority. The 1996-born actress only entered the industry in the year 2016 with a Kannada-language film Kirik Party and fortunately, she started with a bang. The back-to-back success later has made her become a much sought-after diva in South India.

>>> Also check Rashmika Mandanna cleavage photos and her diet tips!

6. Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal is said to be a star owning a lot of box office hits to her credit. The Filmfare-nominated actress has established her career mainly in Tamil and Telugu films and appeared in some Hindi movies as well. She is also the first South Indian actress to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

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Kajal looks like a princess stepping out from your favorite fairy tale

Earlier this year, Kajal Aggarwal got married to her long-time beau Gautam Kitchlu. Before her wedding, Kajal Aggarwal lip-lock videos in her movies suddenly went viral on the Internet. This is because Kajal is among the most beautiful South Indian actress and her marriage news might leave many male fans in regret.

7. Shruti Haasan

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Shruti hails from a filmy background

Hailing from a filmy background, Shruti soon entered the film industry in 2000. The actress is the recipient of many prestigious awards including three Filmfare trophies. Shruti is mostly working in Tamil and Telugu cinema but sometimes she also stars in Bollywood projects.

Yes, she is an indispensable part of the Top 20 South Indian Actress.

>>> More details about Shruti Haasan boyfriend list!

8. Anushka Shetty

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Raise your hand if you are also obsessed with Anushka Shetty's beauty, a top South Indian actress.

Predominantly working in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, Anushka is an award-winning actress and one of the highest-paid actresses in the country. She is also called with another name of South Indian cinema’s Lady Superstar. Anushka Shetty, together with Samantha and Kajal, is featured along with top 10 South Indian actors of all time.

9. Amy Jackson

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Are you also into her deep blue eyes?

The British beauty didn’t choose to develop her acting career in her home country but in South Indian cinema. Working mostly in Tamil films, she made it to the top Most Desirable Women of 2012 by Times Of India. No doubt, Amy Jackson hot body is among the hottest of Indian film industries.

10. Taapsee Pannu

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Taapsee Pannu is loved for her acting talent

Not only she is a must-have name on the Top South Indian Actresses but Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list also. Her first-hand film released in 2010 in the Telugu language.

Taapsee Pannu hot pics are always the most sought-after among regional and even Bollywood actresses.

11. Nayanthara

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Nayanthara is also a big name in the industry

Debuted in 2003, Nayanthara’s journey in the entertainment world has never ceased to inspire us. She works in Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil cinema. Earlier this month, rumours emerge as Nayanthara has found her soulmate and is going to have a wedding soon. Check Nayanthara boyfriends and see who is the luckiest guy!

12. Trisha Krishnan

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Trisha has worked in the film industry for more than one decade

Started with a supporting role in the year 1999 with the film Jodi, Trisha has outdone herself to achieve a position like today. With her nonstop contributions to more than 65 movies in major Indian film industries, her name is totally deserved to be featured in the Top 20 South Indian Actress.

>>> See more Trisha Krishnan hot pics!

13. Keerthy Suresh

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Innocent look and pure beauty make Keerthy Suresh special

Another starlet who reaches the pinnacle of her career at a young age. Her breakthrough role came with the role of the Great Savithri in the Telugu-language film Mahanati in 2018.

Despite her young age, Keerthy Suresh salary and net worth at 28 is a dream for many top South Indian actresses.

14. Nithya Menen

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Nithya Menen

Bright smiles and natural acting skills help Nithya win the audiences’ heart. She has worked in several industries of South Indian cinema including, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. One of her most successful movies is Mission Mangal where she co-stars the Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar along with an ensemble cast of Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Vidya Balan.

15. Shriya Saran

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Words cannot describe her beauty in this picture

Another name in the Top 20 South Indian Actress list is none other than the Uttar Pradesh lady Shriya Saran. Though she was inspired to be a dancer when deciding to work in the entertainment industry, Shriya actually turns into a distinguished actress.

Besides her talent, Shriya Saran hottest photos are also what make the audience remember about this sizzling lady.

16. Raashi Khanna

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Raashi Khanna gives off fancy vibes

Beginning her career as a Delhi-based model, Raashi didn’t opt for Bollywood for the long run but Telugu and Tamil film instead. After six years in the industry, she has proved her decision right. Having said that, Raashi occasionally joined Hindi films with the latest one being World Famous Lover in 2020.

17. Nivetha Pethuraj

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Nivetha Pethuraj in her professional photoshoot

She is currently a leading heroine of the South who has starred in several films including Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. People also know her by the name Nivetha Thomas.

18. Nazriya Nazim

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Nazriya Nazim

Nazim is also one of the bright names in the Top 20 South Indian Actress. Having a good-looking appearance, adorable expression along with excellent acting mettle, she landed her several meaty roles in huge-budget projects. Nazriya got married to the Malayalam film producer Fahad Fazil in 2014.

19. Amala Paul

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The queen - Amala Paul

Known to be a much-loved actress in Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil movies, Amala made it big in several elite lists. She initially chose modeling as her profession but as fate would have it she eventually becomes an actress. During her career, Amala Paul used to be banned from morning shows for her nudity controversies on the screen.

20. Hansika Motwani

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Hansika Motwani is truly a diva

Motwani is also a well-known and prominent figure in the South. She mostly acts in Tamil and Telugu films and made her presence in some Malayalam, Kannada, and even Hindi films.

>>> See rare Hansika Motwani in bikini photos!

Please refer to the video below for more information on salaries of these top 20 South Indian actress in 2020. Not only the most beautiful, they are also the highest-paid females in Indian regional film industries.

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