South Indian Actress As Well As Playback Singer

1. Shruti Haasan


Image Shruti Hassan is an Indian film actress born on 28 January 1986 to the veteran Tamil actor Kamal Hassan and Sarika. Her original birth name is Shruti Rajalakshmi Hassan. Shruti Hassan studied at Abacus in Chennai and later on moved to Mumbai to study Psychology. She has a younger sister Akshara Hassan. Shruti Hassan is well known for her singing and acting skills in kollywood, tollywood and bollywood.She entered into films as a child artist in her father’s film HEY RAM. At the age of 23 she did her first film LUCK in bollywood. She got the interest in music and finally travelled to USA to learn music. She did many films both in Tamil and Telugu and received positive reviews for her act. Shruti Hassan sang her first song at the age of six fo...

2. Andrea Jeremiah


Image It is sometimes fascinating to read about how film stars, especially in the South, get into the industry from totally diverse fields, and with no conscious intentions to be in movies. Andrea Jeremiah’s career seems to fit into this category. Her childhood ambition was to go for higher studies and get to become a psychiatrist. But music was always in the background, as she started learning classical Western piano when she was just eight, and she quickly showed her prowess when she formed her own troupe called Young Stars which also was a precursor for her later singing and music composing career. However, entry into acting came to her via the theatre route, as it was hard to refuse offers from Girish Karnad, in whose “...

3. Mamta Mohandas


Image This effervescent beauty, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, is indeed a name to reckon with. This is not only due to her acting prowess, but also for her determination in battling cancer. Only recently, she opened up that she is very much alive in the industry; she is currently working in the flick Two Countries.    Born on 14 November 1984, Mamta grew up in Bahrain. After doing her schooling in Bahrain she did her degree in Bangalore. Mamta tested waters in modeling before entering into the film industry. She got herself associat...

4. Kanika


Image Kanika also known as Kaniha is a popular south Indian actress, who was born in Madurai. Her original name is Divya. She studied in TVS Matriculation School in Madurai. She was very studious and got Award from the Tamil Nadu Government in 1999. Then, she completed her Mechanical Engineering course in BITS PILANI in Rajasthan. She was a good singer and she appeared in many musical shows during her childhood. She participated in the beauty contest in 2001 in Chennai. She won the contest and her photographs were published in the magazines. Seeing her photo, director Susi Ganesan gave her an opportunity to act in his movie named 5 Star. Prasanna and Krishna were also introduced in that movie...

5. Nithya Menen


Image Born on April 8, 1988 Nithya Menen is indeed a star to reckon with. She has worked in South Indian films, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Hailing from Calicut, she was brought up in Bangalore. Before joining films, she passed Journalism from Manipal Institute of Communication. Though, she wanted to do a course in Cinematography things didn’t fructify. After working as a child artiste in the film Hanuman, she did a film with Mohanlal during the year 2008. This got her many accolades and she was nominated in the category of Best Supporting actress.