Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

The South Indian film industry from the past decades has given the best action heroes of all time. Action movies have always been on the number one list for any movie lover. And action movies without an action hero are like a body without a soul. Therefore, the best action heroes are needed for a great action movie and leave a great impression on the audience. South Indian action heroes make people go crazy with their acting and have a massive place in Indian cinema. Here, we have the list of the top 10 South Indian action heroes from the 2010s.

1. Prabhas

Prabhas is one of the best south action heroes who starred in the title role in S. S. Rajamouli's epic action films Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. He started his acting career with the 2002 Telugu film Eeswar and has won several awards, including a Nandi Award.

2. Vijay

Vijay is an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer, and philanthropist who mainly works in Tamil cinema and other Indian language films. He is the most popular and famous South Indian actor who started his acting career as a child artist. He rose to popularity with many blockbuster films in the 2010s, such as Kaavalan, Nanban, Thuppakki, Kaththi, Mersal, Sarkar, and Bigil.

3. Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu is one of the leading actors in South Indian cinema who mainly works in Telugu cinema. He holds several accolades, including five Filmfare Awards South, eight Nandi Awards, and four South Indian International Movie Awards. He started his acting career in a cameo role in the film Needa. His best action movies from the 2010s are Dookudu, Businessman, 1: Nenokkadine, Srimanthudu, and Bharat Ane Nenu.

4. Vikram

Vikram is the most decorated and prolific actor in Indian cinema who mainly works in Tamil cinema. His actual name is Kennedy John Victor, who won several awards, including a National Filmfare Award, seven Filmfare Award South, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. He made his debut in the film En Kadhal Kanmani and rose to popularity with films like Anniyan, Raavanan, Deiva Thirumagal, and Iru Mugan.

5. Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun is known for his acting and dancing style in Indian cinema and has won many accolades, including five Nandi Awards and five Filmfare Awards South. He first appeared in the movie Gangotri in 2003 and made his breakthrough in the film Arya. His more successful films include Vedam, Julayi, Race Gurram, Rudhramadevi, Sarrainodu, and DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham.

6. Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan was born on 2 September 1971 and is the younger brother of actor-politician Chiranjeevi. He is the Power Star of South Indian cinema and has won several accolades, including a Filmfare Award South. His super-hit films include Jalsa, Gabbar Singh, Gopala, and Attarintiki Daredi


7. Ram Charan

Konidela Ram Charan Teja, popularly known as Ram Charan, primarily works in Telugu cinema. He started his acting career with the film Chirutha in 2007 and won the Filmfare Best Debut Award. He later rose to perform in films like Racha, Naayak, Yevadu, Govindudu Andarivadele, Dhruva, and Rangasthalam.

8. Dhanush

Dhanush is an Indian actor, producer, director, and playback singer who have starred in over 46 films in his acting career. His real name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, has won several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards South, four National Film Awards, and nine Vijay Awards.

9. Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja started his acting career with an uncredited role in the 90s and only played minor or supporting roles. He then appeared as a lead actor in the film Nee Kosam and established himself as a successful actor. He appeared in super hit action films like Kick, Sambho Siva Sambho, Don Seenu, Power, Bengal Tiger, and Raja the Great


10. Karthi

Karthi is an Indian actor who mainly works in Tamil cinema and has won several awards, including three Filmfare Awards, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award, and an Edison Award. He is the younger brother of Suriya and made his acting debut in the film Paruthiveeran in 2007.


Undoubtedly, South Indian action heroes have a huge fan following worldwide and are known for their action-packed and high-voltage drama.