The Tamil film industry is an excellent part of the Indian film industry. It is the second greatest cinema industry after Bollywood in the Indian cinema. It has contributed great actors, talent, genres, storylines, and more to the Indian film industry. The sector is extensively recognized internationally because of its excellent multi-talented actors of all time. It has an overall content presentation and style. Its originality makes it a unique and notable industry. The following is a series of the top 10 Tamil Actors who are famous internationally.
Kamal Haasan is an Indian-Tamil actor, screenwriter, playback singer, filmmaker, television presenter, and politician. He was born in 1954. Working mainly in the Tamil film industry, he also appeared in some Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali films. Kamal is regarded as one of the finest actor internationally. He won Four
National Film Awards
, Four Nandi Awards, Nine Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Padma Bhushan in 2014, One Rashtrapati Award, Two Filmfare Awards, Padma Shri in 1990, and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier). Some of his notified works are Maanavan, Manmadha Leelai,
Varumayin Niram Sivappu
, and others.
2. Joseph Vijay
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Vijay, is a famous Indian actor and singer in Tamil Film Industry. He was born in 1974 in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He is among the highest-paid celebrities in India and has been framed in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. International Business Times recognized him as a consistent performer, and he has received several awards, including a South Indian International Movie Award. At the early age, he begins acting as a child artist in Vetri (1984). Later he started playing lead roles in the movie Naalaiya Theerpu (1992).
Ajith Kumar is one of the finest actors who predominates in the Indian-Tamil film Industry. He was born in 1971 in Secunderabad, to date he has been featured in over 61 movies and has received various awards for his acting, including Four Vijay Awards, Three Filmfare Awards South, Three Cinema Express Awards, and Three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Besides his notified performance in acting, he is also a car racer and participated in the 2010 MRF Racing series. He started his acting career with a one-scene appearance role, after with the recommendation of S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, he was cast in his first lead role in the Telugu drama Prema Pusthakam.
Rajinikanth is a South-Indian superstar who mainly works in Tamil cinema. He was born in 1950 in Bengaluru. Being famous by his professional name, his original name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. During his acting career of over five decades, he has worked in more than 160 films in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, and Malayalam. He is regarded as the most successful actor in the history of Indian cinema. He has a huge fan base and is also a recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2000, Padma Vibhushan in 2016, and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019 for his immense contribution to Indian cinema.
Saravanan Sivakumar, popularly known as Suriya, is an Indian actor and producer who mainly work in Tamil cinema. He was born on the 23rd of July 1975 in Chennai. He debuted with the movie
(1997) and was the first major commercial success with the thriller movie Kaakha Kaakha in 2003. He is included among the highest paid actors in Indian cinema and also a recipient of numerous awards, including six Filmfare Awards South, two National Film Awards, two South Indian International Movies Awards, and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He has also been featured six times in the Celebrity 100 list of Forbes India.
Sivakarthikeyan is a famous Indian actor, lyricist, film producer, singer, and television presenter who works mainly in Tamil film Industry. He was born on 17 February 1985 in Singampunari, Tamil Nadu. He made his debut as a mimicry artist. He won a reality show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru, later director Pandiraj approached him to play the lead role in his film Marina, and signed the project. Sivakarthikeyan is also a recipient of numerous awards for his whole acting career that, includes the Tamil Nadu State Film Award in 2012, South Indian International Movie Award, Vijay Award in 2013, and others.
Kennedy John Victor, professionally known by his stage name Vikram was born on 17 April 1966 in Chennai. He is a famous Indian actor who predominately works in Tamil cinema. He is among the most decorated film actors in Tamil cinema and has a substantial international fan base. He debuted in his acting career through the En Kadhal Kanmani movie in 1990, followed by the significant breakthrough in Sethu in 1999, Dhill in 2001, Gemini in 2002, and others. He has received a number of awards, including 7 Filmfare Awards South, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award, and a National Film Award. He has received the Doctorate in the history of the European Universities in acting.
, popularly known as Dhanush, is an Indian actor, director, producer, lyricist, and playback singer who mainly work in the Tamil film industry. He was born on 31 July 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dhanush made his acting debut in the movie Thulluvadho llamai in 2002, directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. In 2011 his popular song
Why This Kolaveri
Di, became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views across YouTube. He has received numerous awards, including 14 SIIMA Awards, 4 National Film Awards, 7 Filmfare Awards South, 5 Edison Awards, and many more.
, professionally known as Karthi, is a famous Indian actor who works mainly in Tamil film Industry. He was born in 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Karthi is the younger brother of actor Suriya and son of actor Sivakumar. He made his debut with the movie Paruthiveeran released in 2007. His other notable roles were in the film Aayirathi Oruvan in 2010, Naan Mahaan Alla in 2010, Biriyani in 2013, and others. He has numerous awards for his outstanding performance that, includes 3 Filmfare Awards South, a SIIMA Award, an Edison Award, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
Vijaya Gurinatha Sethupathi, popularly known as Vijay Sethupathi is a famous Indian film producer and actor who predominately work in Tamil cinema. He was born on the 16th of January 1978 in Rajapalayam. He initiated his film career as a background actor and played minor supporting roles before his first lead role in
(2010). He did his work fabulously in movies like
in 2013, Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum in 2016,
in 2017, and many others. He has received numerous awards, including 2 Filmfare Awards South, a National Film Award, and 2 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.