Top Kollywood Celebrities Who Were Born in July

1. Mumtaj


Image Mumtaj is a Kollywood actress who rose to fame with films like ‘Monisha En Monalisa’, 'Kushi', ‘Budget Padmanaman’ and became an established star in the south. She predominantly acts in Tamil cinema. Although she tried her luck even in a Hindi film which was a disaster. This actress was born in Mumbai on July 5, 1980, and her original name was Nagma Khan and she later changed her screen name as Mumtaj. Thus, she is known to all as Mumtaj in many films. In 1999, she made her debut in a film of T. Rajendar and got an instant recognition. Her first film "Monisha En Monalisa" paved her way to stardom and there was no looking back for ...

2. Gopinath


Image Gopinath Chandran popularly called as Gopinath is an Indian television artist. He was a popular television anchor, well acclaimed radio jockey, a vociferous news reader, a voracious reporter, a gifted writer and an illustrated anchor. He was born on July 16th 1975 at Aranthangi, in Tamil Nadu to Chandran and Kumudham Chandran. He had his education in Tamil Nadu. Even in his school days, he was a notable figure. Gopinath began  his vocation in 2002 with Raj Television Network. He also parallely worked as reporter for Jaya TV. He got national attention while working with medias NDTV and CNBC-TV-18. One of his notable performance during that time was the Vijay TV debate programme “ Makkal Yaar Pakkam. It...

3. Ashwin Kakumanu


Image Ashwin Kakumannu is a Tamil film actor born on 5 July 1987 in Chennai. He started his career through the movie ‘Nadunisi Naaygal’ in 2011. Ashwin is popular for his role in “Mankatha”, directed by Venkat Prabhu; the film is an action thriller. Initially, he worked on a print ad for Coke, but the ad didn’t come out. He also has worked on an Airtel ad with Swathi Reddy. Ashwin also has an impressive business card ‘Ashwin is who’ that features his pictures in different avatars. The first audition of Ashwin was for a role in the film ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’, but it turned out to be unsuccessful for him. Later ‘Mankatha’ director Venkat Prabhu wa...

4. R. Sarathkumar


Image Sarath Kumar is famous south Indian film actor. He is also a acclaimed journalist, politician and film critic. He was born and brought up in Delhi. He has acted in more than 150 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movies. His debut performance was in a Telugu movie “Samajamlo Sthree” whose producer was his friend. His character was having negative undertones. The film was a block office failure and didn’t create appreciation.While he was working in Chennai, he got the opportunity to work in Tamil movies. He cast the role of a business man in “Pudu Padagan”. His appearance in “Velai Kidaichuduchu” was also noted. The film tells the struggle of youth to end up with a job. The film received good response and was...

5. Anu Hasan


Image There are actors who like to ride piggyback on their family names to enter films and, thereafter, also bag further roles more on family credentials than on individual merit. Anu Hasan, the energetic Tamil film actress cum TV hostess cum author, is such an exceptional case. Despite being the niece of the nationally acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan, she would neither like to use that family link in her bio, nor brandish the family brand name Hasan to sell herself in the industry. But try as she may like, she is known in the industry as Anu Hasan instead of her formal name Anuradha Chandrahasan. Her childhood tendencies did not in any way give inkling about her leanings towards the world of show business. Rather, she seemed more into academics, h...

6. Vishnu Vishal


Image An Indian actor, he was born with the name “Vishal”, and later changed his name to Vishnu Vishal. He is a South Indian actor, known for his work in Tamil movies, or more commonly known as Kollywood. Born on 17th July, 1984, in Vellore, the 31-year-old started his career as a cricketer, and after that, he became a part of the film industry for the past 7 years. Vishal made his debut in 2009 through “Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu”, and won the Edison Awards for Best Debut Actor.  He has worked in 8 movies, has won the Best Debut Award for one, and has been nominated twice; once for Best Debut Actor award and once for the Best Actor Award. After his debut movie, it was through “Mundasupatti...

7. P Bharathiraja


Image Director P Bharathiraja is a popular person, who ruled the Tamil cinema industry once. He is one among the super directors of Indian film industry, who produced many talented actors to the Film industry. He has given many super heroes and heroines to the Tamil film industry including R. Radha, Karthik Muthuraman, Radhika Sarathkumar, K Bhagyaraja, Rathi Agnihothri, Revathi, Ranjitha and many more. He has directed Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. His son Manoj was introduced by him in the film Tajmahal alongside Riya Sen. But he did not shine well in the film industry. Right from his debut movie 16 Vayathinile, starred by Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Sridevi, till his latest venture Annakodi, he has made different stories ...

8. 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...

9. Visu


Image Visu is a very respectable figure in the South Indian industry. His actual name is M. R. Vishwanathan, and Visu is his stage name. He is a writer, a director, a film and television actor as well as a talk show host. He was born on Jul 1, 1945, in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. He is the eldest of his brothers, Rajamani, Kishmu and Kuriakose Ranga. He tied the knot with Uma, a homemaker. He has three beautiful daughters Lavanya, Sangeetha and Kalpana. His association with the stage goes back to his school days when he was a stage artist. Professionally, he kick-started his career as an assistant to the great K. Balachander and continued to do so until he gained the experience and expertise to become a director himself. ...

10. Revathi


Image Revathi is a popular south Indian actress, who has appeared in Hindi films too. Born as Asha Kutty, she changed her name to Revathi, for the stage. Right from the beginning of her career, she did not lose her popularity, because of her excellent performances. Mann Vasanai, directed by Bharathi Raja is her first movie. Pudhumai Penn was the movie which showed her in a different angle and she was praised for her performance. Pagal Nilavu is one of her top snatched films and in Aan Pavam she acted as a dumb girl, who lost her voice in an accident. In this film, she paired with Pandiya Rajan and the movie was a super hit. Kai Kodukkum Kai is the only film, she paired Rajini Kanth. She has acted with Kamal Hassan in a number of films, among w...

11. P Unnikrishnan


Image P. Unnikrishnan, the playback singer, needs no introduction to music lovers. His voice is equally suitable for classical music, film music, devotional music and even light music. The actor has sung many devotional songs of Lord Ganesha, Lord Ayyappan, Lord Venkateswara, and Devi among others. This singer is a disciple of Dr. S. Ramanathan.   Unnikrishnan has balanced both classical music and light music well and never allowed him to get carried away for just compulsion of cinematic glamor. Unnikrishnan had the capacity to reach higher levels, provided he did not get lost in star value. That is why many bring comparison with famous K J Yesudas.  This Carnatic vocalist was born on July 9, 196...