10 Bollywood Actors Who Started Their Career From South Indian Movies

10 Bollywood Actors Who Started Their Career From South Indian Movies Hindi Article

1. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress and has the most attractive personality in Bollywood industry. She started her acting career with the Kannada movie, “ Aishwarya” directed by Indrajit Lankesh in 2006. She acted with Upendra and went on to gain popularity in the South. She was an also part of several ad campaigns during that time. She then stepped into Bollywood, and rose to fame with her first flick “Om Shanti Om.”

2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the winner of the Miss World 1994. Born as a South Indian, she kick-started her career in Tamil industry, and acted in two films. She did “ Iruvar” and “ Jeans,” and gained popularity down South right away. She then shifted to Bollywood and now she’s the queen of the Bollywood industry and has been ruling it for the past 10 years. She has also been a part of English movies like The Pink Panther 2, The Mistress of Spices, Bride and Prejudice, and many others. .

3. Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is a famous Bollywood actor, producer, and casting director. He has been a great fan of Bollywood movies since childhood and is a great fan of Raj Kapoor. He started his acting career with the Kannada movie directed by Mani Sharma, “Pallavi Anu Pallavi.” He then rose to fame and got several roles in Bollywood. He then completely shifted to Bollywood and acted in several acclaimed roles. He has also been a part of international movies like “ Slumdog Millionaire,” and received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He is now a top actor in Bollywood and is well settled.

4. Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon is an upcoming Bollywood actress who started her acting career down South. She acted opposite Mahesh Babu in a movie directed by Sukumar, “1- Nenokkadine”. She was well known for her role in the film and is now doing another movie in Telugu. She also tried her luck in Bollywood and gained instant success in her first film “ Heropanti” opposite Tiger Shroff. She has several projects in both Telugu and Hindi Film Industry now.

5. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif who did not have a great start in Bollywood started her acting career in a Telugu film “Malliswari” opposite Venkatesh. She did the role of a princess in the movie directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar in 2004. She then jumped to Bollywood where she took some time to rise to fame and now she’s one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. She has acted with all the top actors in Bollywood and has been a part of several blockbusters in Hindi industry. She has a great fan following base and is doing great in Bollywood.

6. Ileana D Cruz

Ileana D Cruz started her acting career in the Telugu industry and has done several films in Telugu. She did her debut in a movie titled “Devadasu” directed by YVS Chowdary in 2006. She has given many hit movies in Telugu like Pokiri, Jalsa, Julayi, Kick, andothers. She then did her Hindi debut in the year 2012 in the movie called “Barfi” opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Ileana then completely shifted to Bollywood, and has been part of several blockbusters till date.

7. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress and an all-rounder who has her feet in almost all the fields. She was the winner of “Miss World Pageant” in 2000 and instantly received many offers in movies. She started her acting career by acting in a Tamil movie “Thamizhan” directed by A. Majith. She received only little appreciation for her acting in the film but then received several offers from Bollywood. She has been a part of several Hindi movies and has created an impact in the industry. Now, she is one of the most well-known actresses in Hindi film industry and is always in demand. She has also stepped into Hollywood and is now a part of Hollywood movies and TV shows. She has her own music albums and a great number of people love her for her immense talent.

8. Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde is an Indian actress and second runner- up of Miss Universe in 2010 and started her acting career with a lot of advertisements. She then featured in two Telugu movies titled “ Oka Laila Kosam” and another movie “ Mukunda” in 2014. She acted with famous Telugu heroes and became popular after these two movies. She then acted in a Tamil movie “ Mugamoodi” directed by Mysskin, a famous director, and producer in the Tamil industry. Pooja then shifted to Bollywood, and featured as the lead actress in “ Mohenjo Daro” directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, and acted opposite Hrithik Roshan. She now has several movies coming up in Bollywood.

9. Sameera Reddy

Sameera Reddy is an Indian actress and a famous TV personality in the industry. She featured in several Telugu-Tamil films like Vaaranam Aayiram, Dhruva Natchthiram, and others. She then stepped into Bollywood and featured in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002) and Musafir (2004.) She did not completely shift to Bollywood and is still doing a few Telugu movies now and then. She has several Bollywood movies in her list and has marked her presence in the industry in her early life itself.

10. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a famous actor and is one of the highest paid heroes in the Bollywood industry. Not many know that he acted in a Kannada movie first which was a blockbuster hit. He featured in a Kannada movie “Vishnu Vijaya” directed by Keshu Ramsay in 1993. The movie was released in different languages and was a super hit movie in the Kannada industry. Akshay Kumar acted along with Dr. Vishnuvardhan in the movie and did enjoy his company in the movie. Akshay Kumar was well recognized in the Kannada film industry after this movie and then became a star in Bollywood in no time.