While Bollywood is the Hindi language film industry, it has also kept an eye on its south Indian counterparts- mainly Tollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood, and Sandalwood for acting talents. Many talented actors from the various south industries have been cast over the years in Bollywood movies and charmed the audiences. Today, we look at some of the best actors from South industries that have also worked in Bollywood.
Tamil superstar Dhanush had already swayed everyone in the country with his hit song Why This Kolaveri Story Soon >> Read More... Di long before his Bollywood debut. His Hindi debut came with the 2015 film Raanjhana, directed by Aanand L. Rai. Raanjhana was a commercial success, and then Dhanush also started in Shamitabh, along with . Now Dhanush has even starred in Hollywood, with his English debut with The Gray Man in 2022.
After gaining much popularity and acclaim in Tamil and Telugu cinema, Asin decided to start her Bollywood journey by starring alongside Aamir Khan Aamir Khan or Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is Bolly >> Read More... in 2008’s Ghajini, which was the Hindi remake of the 2005 Tamil film. Although her Bollywood career was short-lived, she starred in many successful films like London Dreams, Ready, Housefull 2, Bol Bachchan Click to look into! >> Read More... , and others.
Madhavan is one actor who has constantly found success in both Bollywood and regional films. He started his acting career with the 2000 film Alai Payuthey Click to look into! >> Read More... , directed by Mani Ratnam.Soon he made his Bollywood debut with the evergreen Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein and won the audience’s hearts. Madhavan maintained a solid career both in regional cinema as well as in Bollywood, delivering remarkable films like Rang De Basanti Click to look into! >> Read More... , 3 Idiots, and the Tanu Weds Manu Click to look into! >> Read More... franchise.
One of the most prominent movie personalities in the country, Kamal Haasan, has achieved much acclaim and success in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, and Hindi language movies in his career spanning over five decades. He made his Bollywood debut with 1981s Ek Duuje Ke Liye and started the trend of South actors making it big in Bollywood. His other acclaimed Hindi films include Saagar, Sadma, Chachi 420, and Vishwaroop.
Rana Daggubati was already a popular name in Tollywood before entering Bollywood. Rana instantly made the audience his fan with his performance in his debut Dum Maaro Dum Click to look into! >> Read More... . The movie wasn’t a commercial success but received critical acclaim.Then Rana appeared in movies such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Department, and Baby. But it was his role of Bhallaladev in the Baahubali movies that made him a household name.
Prabhas is the only actor who caught everyone’s attention and made a name for himself in Bollywood without even starring in a single Bollywood film. He gained nationwide recognition after starring in the mega-blockbuster Baahubali movies.Prabhas then went on to make his Bollywood debut starring alongside Shraddha Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor, born on March 3rd, 1989, is a you >> Read More... in the 2019 action film Saaho, which had a budget of Rs 350 crores. We are excited to see him in his next Hindi venture.
Prabhu Deva has been a household name in the country for a long time since he first showcased his dance skills in the Bollywood movie Taal. Apart from being a dancer, he is also an actor, director, and choreographer.Prabhu Deva has now found significant success in mainstream Bollywood, starring in the popular dance movies ABCD and ABCD 2. He has also been a successful director, with commercial hit movies like Wanted and Rowdy Rathore Click to look into! >> Read More... under his belt.
Prakash Raj debuted in Bollywood in 2002 with the movie Shakti. Before that, he had taken the Tamil and Telugu industries by storm. He had won many accolades for his performances in regional films, including two National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... .Over the years, He has cemented himself as one of the best actors in villainous roles, both in Bollywood and south cinema. He has appeared in many commercial hits, including Khakee, Wanted, Singham, Dabangg 2, and others.
Ileana D’Cruz made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with the acclaimed Barfi, starring alongside Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor is a noted Indian film actor. He was >> Read More... and Priyanka Chopra Born on 18 July 1982, Priyanka Chopra is an establ >> Read More... . But before that, she established herself as a leading lady in Telugu cinema with successful films such as Pokiri, Rakhi, Jalsa, Kick, and others.Since her debut, Ileana has appeared in many Bollywood films, including Rustom, Baadshaho, Mubarakan, Raid, and many more. Currently, she is only focusing on Hindi ventures solely.
Dulquer Salmaan predominantly works in Malayalam cinema, but he has also appeared in a few Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. Dulquer is also a film producer and playback singer, in addition to being an actor. His successful regional films include Charlie, OK Kanmani Story Coming Soon >> Read More... , Kurup, and his latest release Sita Ramam, among others. Dulquer debuted in Bollywood alongside Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan is a noted Bollywood actor who started >> Read More... in the 2018 film Karwaan and also appeared in The Zoya Factor in 2019.
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