Whenever we talk about the South Indian Film Industry, the first thing that comes to mind is content and storyline. The South Indian Industry consists of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and few other parts. The South Indian Cinema has given a lot of prominent actors over the years. The viewers of the South Indian Cinema consider it better based on the movie, story, acting, screenplay and content. They do not just go for the sheer entertainment. The fan following of the South Indianactors are beyond normal, some even given the title of Gods by the fans. With that said, South Indian Industry had produced Actors who have given the Industry recognition and fame around the world with their power packed acting and performances. With the presence of stars like Rajnikanth, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Prabhas and much more, the south industry has established itself at the top, leaving Bollywood to make up in some areas. Here we are going to present the top 10 most senior film Stars from the South Indian cinema. Here we have listed actors by their age and not by genre, and who are still alive.
Girish is a prominent South Indian actor. His full name is Girish Raghunath Karnad. He was born in the year 1938. He is a playwrite, actor and director. He mostly does the South Indian movies based on mythology and history of the various social issues. He was born in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is a lover of theatre and worked as the theatre artist in his village. He has worked in the movies such as Tabbaliyu neenade magane, Ondanondu Kaaladalli, Cheluvi and Kadu. He has also given his voice for the audiobook of Late President Shri APJ Abdul Kalam. He has received the highest Literature Award Jnanpith.
Narayana Swamy is an actor and producer from the South. He was born in the year 1943, at Mysore. He mostly does movies in Kannada. He is famous by the name Srinath. He is currently the Vice President of Udaya TV. He is popularly known as the Romance King in Kannada Cinema. He has also received the Kala Ratna Award from Karnataka Government for his contribution to cinema. He has done more than 200 Films. He got the Filmfare Best Actor Award in the year 1980 for the movie Besuge.
Born in the year 1945, Vinu is an actor, director and script writer from the South. He has worked in more than 100 movies. His film Muni was his 1000th movie. He is a Commerce Graduate from A.M. Jain College. In his initial days he worked as the Reserve Sub-Inspector for six months and after that he joined the Southern Railways for four years. His first movie was Parasangada Gendetimma from Kannada Cinema. He mostly does the role of the comedian or the villain in the movies.
Anant Nag is an Actor from the South and his Original name is Anant Nagarkatte. He speaks fluent Kannada, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi. He is a Mumbaikar by birth and was born in the year 1948. He is a theatre artist and has acted in many plays. His first play was as a Hindu monk, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, that gave him the recognition as an actor to the audience. His debut movie was Sankalpa in the year 1973. He has also acted in the Hindi film called Ankur, directed by
Shyam Benegal. His movie Hamsageethe gave him lots of fame and praise from the senior actors and viewers.
Rajinikanth was born in the year 1950 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His original name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He has worked as an actor, producer, director and part time singer. Before stepping into movies, he worked as a conductor in the Bangalore State Transport. He has a diploma From Madras Film Institute, which he got in the year 1973. His debut movie was Apoorva Raagangal in the year 1975. He has one of the most widespread fan base in the world. He is usually treated as a God in some parts of South India. He has received the Padma Shree and also Filmfare Award for the Best Actor.
Babu Born in the year 1951, in Andhra Pradesh, Sarath is an actor from the South. He has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi Cinema. He has been a part of more than 200 movies. He made his debut with the director Balachandra. He found recognition and fame with the film named Nizhal Nijamagiradhu. His father wanted him to join his hotel business after his college days, but he chose the films as his profession. He has been given Eight Nandi Awards by the Andhra Pradesh Government for his contribution to Telugu Cinema.
Born in the year 1951, Mammootty is an actor and producer from the South. His original name is Muhammad Kutty Ismail. His father was an agriculturist by profession. He completed Law, at the Ernakulam Government College. He debuted with the movie named Vilkanundu Swapnangal. He works mostly in the Malayalam film industry. He got the Best Actor Award for his movie Ahimsa. He has given a number of hit performance such as Akbari, 1921 and many more. He has been felicitated with three National Film Award for the Best Actor. He has also received the Padma Shree from the Indian Government.
8. Salim Ghous
Born in Chennai in 1952, Salim Ahmad Ghous, is an actor, theatre artist and martial artist by profession. He got influenced by acting at a young age, so after completing his education, he connected with the Film and Television Institute of India, in Pune, Maharashtra. He has achieved the 7th Black Belt degree in the category of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. He stepped into movies as a choreographer from the movie Swarg Narak. He got a lot of appreciation and fame with his famous presentation Subah. He started to work in the TamilFilms as Negative Characters, with the film named Vetri Vizha.
Born in the year 1952, Ambareesh is an actor and politician from Karnataka. His original name is Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath. He got the National Film Award for his movie Naagarahaavu. He was given the title of the Rebel Star in Kannada Cinema. He also does a lot of charity for humanity in Karnataka, which gave him the title of the Karna of Karnataka. For the movie Masanada Hoovu in 1985, he got the Best Supporting Actor award. He also won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film Olavina Udugore. He is currently one of the oldest stars from South.
Born in the year 1953, He is an actor, director, screen writer and producer from South Indian Cinema. His full name is Krishnaswamy Bhagyaraj. He has won the Filmfare award for the movie
Mundhanai Mudichu in 1983. He began his film career as an assistant director under the wing of directors G Ramakrishnan and Bharathiraja. He worked as a junior artist in the movie Pathinaru Vayathinile in his earlier days. The movie Bhama Rukmini in 1980 gave him the fame and popularity as an actor. He has acted and directed more than 100 movies.