1. A R Rahman
Hailing from the state of Tamil Nadu, the 49–year-old “Oscar Indian” is the face of Indian music at the international level. An accomplished south Indian music director in Bollywood is a rarity. Rahman rose to fame with his musicals Roja and Bombay. The other notable works of Rahman in Bollywood are Lagaan,
Rang De Basanti, Ghajini, the Oscar-winning
Slumdog Millionaire, Raavan and so on.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The 43-year-old Miss World 1994 is a quintessential Indian fashion icon in world cinema. She hails from a Mangalorean Tulu speaking family. The noteworthy performance of Mrs. Bachchan is in Devdas. This lady with mesmerizing eyes is also widely acclaimed to be the most beautiful woman on the surface of the earth.
The 68 year old, ever young looking, Hema Malini was born in a Tamil speaking family of Thanjavur district of the then Madras Presidency. She is celebrated for her never-decreasing beauty even in her late 60’s.She is married to the legendary actor Dharmendra and is an incumbent Member of Parliament. She is popular to be one of the most elegantly dressed actresses. She claimed immense appreciations for her performance in the star-studded cult film Sholay.
The 37-year-old Tamilian beauty is considered to be one of the faces of women empowerment in India. In the starting of her career, she was maligned for being unfashionable which Vidya had lent a deaf ear to after few years. She was conferred with Padma Shri at a young age of 35.The notable films of Vidya are Parineeta, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Kahaani, No One Killed Jessica etc...
The 61-year-old ace Indian playback singer was born into a Tamil speaking family. Haiharan’s parents were also musicians. He received Padma Shri in 2004.Although he is credited with over 200 Hindi songs; he is identified with the highly intense “Tu Hi Re” from Bombay. The expressions in his songs are considered to be impeccable.
The 32-year-old has become a constant factor in bollywood music albums lately. Hailing from Kerala, the sensational singer had quit his job in the BPO sector to honour his passion. Some of his famous numbers are Pappu Can’t Dance Saala,
Badtameez Dil, Disco Deewane, Loacha-e-Ulfat, Ude Dil Befikre etc...
7. R Madhavan
The 46-year-old was born into a Tamil speaking family in Bihar. He holds a distinct record of having appeared in films of seven different languages. Madhavan became a recognizable face in bollywood post his performance in Rang De Basanti. His other appreciated bollywood movies are 3 Idiots and the
Tanu Weds Manu enterprise.
The 33-year-old Kollywood superstar is an actor cum singer who made his maiden bollywood appearance through Ranjhanaa. He attained fame at the international level with his song “Why This Kolaveri Di”. Dhanush’s second bollywood appearance was in Shamitaabh where he shared screen with the Bollywood Supremo Mr.Bachchan. Dhanush won the Filmfare Award for Best Debutant actor for Ranjhanaa in 2013, after having attained immense fame in Kollywood for almost a decade.
The 31-year-old gorgeous Keralite had enjoyed her stardom in the film industry until 2015 after which she called it quits to get married in 2016.After the legendary actress Padmini, Asin is the only actress t have dubbed for all her films. Asin can speak eight different languages. She rose to fame in bollywood with her debut film Ghajini opposite
Aamir Khan. She has also worked with other leading men of bollywood viz.
Ajay Devgan in movies like Khiladi 786, Houseful 2,
Bol Bachchan, and Ready.
The 37-year-old actor hails from a Tamil speaking family. Siddharth made his mark in bollywood through films Rang De Basanti and Chhashme Baddoor. Siddharth is currently doing The House Next Door films in three languages-Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.