Some South actors have established themselves well in their regional industries as well as in Bollywood. They are multi-talented, outspoken, and have a loyal fan following. They have carved a niche for themselves in the industry with the roles they were offered. Here are the top 10 male South actors who are popular across the nation:
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad professionally known as Rajinikanth is an Indian actor, producer, and screenwriter who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. After his debut in Balachander's Apoorva Raagangal, he worked in antagonistic roles in Tamil films. His film Baashha directed by Suresh Krissna Suresh Krissna is a South Indian movie director; h >> Read More... earned him a diety-like status in Tamil Nadu. Sivaji, Enthiran, and its sequel 2.0 are some of his famous works. His journey from a bus conductor to a superstar is inspiring.
Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor, dancer, singer, lyricist, and politician who works primarily in Tamil film Industry. He debuted in the film Kalathoor Kannamma as a child artist. His famous performances include K. Viswanath's Swathi Muthyam, Mani Ratnam's Nayakan, and Shankar's Indian. He is widely popular for his role in Dasavathaaram in which he played ten roles, Vishwaroopam and the recent Vikram. He is also a makeup artist and introduced many techniques and cosmetics to the film industry. For his contributions, he received Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. He self-produced some of his films from his production company, Raaj Kamal Films International. In 2018, he launched his political party called Makkal Needhi Maiam.
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja popularly known as Dhanush is an Indian actor, director, producer, lyricist, and playback singer who primarily works in the Tamil industry. His debut movie Thulluvadho Ilamai This broadcast had been telecast in various forms >> Read More... was directed by his father. His role in Aadukalam won him his first National Film Award. His other famous works include 3, Vadachennai, Asuran, Maari, and Velaiilla Pattadhari. He debuted in Bollywood with Aanand L. Rai's Raanjhanaa alongside Sonam Kapoor Sonam Kapoor, Daughter of Anil Kapoor and model Su >> Read More... . His other Bollywood films include Shamitabh and Atrangi Re. He has his own production company called Wunderbar Films. He debuted as a director with the movie Pa Paandi. The Gray Man directed by the Russo brothers is his Hollywood debut. The actor and his ex-wife Aishwarya, Rajinikanth's eldest daughter, announced their separation in January 2022.
Born as Saravanan Sivakumar, Suriya is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works in the Tamil industry. His debut movie Nerrukku Ner was a commercial hit. His film Nandha established him in the industry. His other famous works include Kaakha Kaakha, Pithamagan, Ghajini, 7aum Arivu, 24, Soorarai Pottru Click to look into! >> Read More... , and Jai Bhim. Suriya is married to actress Jyothika with whom he worked in many movies. He is a television presenter and also owns a production company.
Uppalapati Venkata Suryanarayana Prabhas Raju is an Indian actor who works primarily in the Telugu film industry. He made his acting debut with the movie Eeswar. The movies Varsham and Chatrapathi established him in the industry. Besides all these, he became popular worldwide and in India for his lead role in Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion. The sequel became the first Indian film ever to gross over ₹1,000 crores. Prabhas dedicated 5 years of his acting career and followed a strict diet and workouts to prepare for his role in Baahubali. His movies post-Baahubali, Saaho and Radhe Shyam Radhe Shyama is a Kannada tv serial which is about >> Read More... were well-received and made him even more popular.
Dulquer Salmaan is an Indian actor, singer, and producer who works primarily in the Malayalam film industry. He is the son of actor Mammootty. His debut film Second Show Click to look into! >> Read More... won him the Best Male Debut Filmfare Award. His most famous works include Ustad Hotel Click to look into! >> Read More... , ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi, Bangalore Days Click to look into! >> Read More... , O Kadhal Kanmani, and Comrade in America. Along with these, Karwaan alongside Mithila Palkar The world of Internet has always been a place of w >> Read More... and Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan is a noted Bollywood actor who started >> Read More... is his Bollywood debut followed by The Zoya Factor with Sonam Kapoor have established him with a good fan following among the masses. He has his own production company called "Wayfarer Films".
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. is an Indian actor and singer who works primarily in the Telugu film industry. He is the grandson of the former chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh, N.T.Ramarao. He is also affectionately called Tarak. He debuted with the movie Ninnu Choodalani which was a box office failure. He got his much-deserved break after his movie Student No. 1, directed by S.S.Rajamouli. Other notable works of Tarak include Adhurs, Nannaku Prematho Click to look into! >> Read More... , and Janatha Garage Click to look into! >> Read More... in which he is cast opposite the Malayalam star Mohanlal. He went on to become popular across India for his role as Komaram Bheem in RRR directed by S.S.Rajamouli. Tarak is classically trained in Kuchipudi and sang songs in some of his movies which include O Lammi Thikkareginda from Yamadonga, Raakasi Raakasi from Rabhasa, and Follow Follow from Nannaku Prematho. He is married to Lakshmi Pranathi Lakshmi Pranathi is the wife of Tollywood actor Jr >> Read More... and the couple has two children. He also hosted many TV programs.
Also known as Bunny, is an Indian actor and dancer who works in the Telugu industry. He is the son of Allu Aravind Allu Aravind is a film producer in Andhra Pradesh >> Read More... , a famous producer, and the nephew of actor Chiranjeevi. He is popularly known as Stylish Star for his unique sense of fashion, acting, and dancing. AA made his debut with Gangotri. His second film Arya directed by Sukumar is considered his first hit. Most of his movies are dubbed into Malayalam, making him famous among the Kerala audience. His most recent film, Pushpa: The Rise directed by Sukumar established him as a PAN India actor. He is married to Sneha Reddy Sneha Reddy is the daughter of a rich businessman, >> Read More... and the couple has two children.
Konidela Ram Charan Teja is an Indian actor, dancer producer, and entrepreneur who works in the Telugu film industry. He also goes by the nickname Cherry. He is the son of actor Chiranjeevi. Charan made his debut with the romantic-action movie Chirutha (2007) for which we won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. His next film Magadheera directed by S.S.Rajamouli was Tollywood’s biggest blockbuster in 2013. For his role, Kala Bhairava Click to look into! >> Read More... / Harsha, won him the Filmfare for Best Actor Male. His movie Rangasthalam with Sukumar brought him so much critical acclaim. His record-breaking movie, RRR, with S.S.Rajamouli established him as a PAN India star. He is married to entrepreneur and philanthropist Upasana Kamineni Upasana Kamineni is the founder of Apollo Group of >> Read More... . He launched his own production house, Konidela Production Company which produced his father Chiranjeevi’s back to silver screen movie Khaidi No. 150.
Deverakonda Vijay Sai is an Indian actor and producer, who works primarily in the Telugu film industry. He debuted with Nuvvilla and appeared in the movie Sekhar Kammula's Life is Beautiful but it is a minor role. He received critical acclaim for the film Yevade Subramanyam starring across and his film Pelli Choopulu Click to look into! >> Read More... directed by Tharun Bhascker won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. His first blockbuster Arjun Reddy Click to look into! >> Read More... won him the Best Actor Filmfare Award. He gained more success after working in films like Mahanati, Taxiwaala, Geetha Govindam Click to look into! >> Read More... , and Dear Comrade Click to look into! >> Read More... . He owns a production house called King of the Hill Entertainment. His PAN India film directed by Puri Jagannadh Puri Jagannadh wears many feathers to his cap incl >> Read More... alongside Ananya Panday is set to increase his fanbase in the Hindi-speaking states.
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