Sivaji Ganesan: -
Legends are compared to God, but this actor is God himself. A man with such simplicity who transformed Tamil cinema into something like never before. His movies like ‘
Pasamalar’ which is about the relationship between a sister and brother, Paar Magaley Paar, a movie on how he manages to bring up two daughters amidst all his difficulties.
Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Parthal Pasi Theerum, Bhaaga Pirivinai and ‘Padaiyappa’ are the all-time classics
Ajith Kumar: -
Ajith is an actor whom everybody respects and appreciates. He has acted in many films like ‘
Citizen’ where he brings into light the sufferings of people who are unacknowledged by the Government. This actor for expanding his list acted in movies like “Kadhal Kottai” about Long distance relationship and fighting for the person you love. He then changed his acting style and went all gangster types acting in movies like ‘
Billa’ and ‘
Mankatha’ and ‘
Arrambam’ which remain as a big time favorites in every Tamilan’s heart.
Gemini Ganesan: -
Gemini Ganesan is a famous actor in the Tamil and the Telugu industry. He has acted in many meaningful films like
Shanthi Nilayam which is a remake of “The sound of music”. Many other cinemas like ‘
Velli Vizha are also to be noted. His acting was tremendous in movies like Kalathur Kannamna, and "Avvai Shanmughi".
Kamal Haasan: -
The name itself makes you wonder about this man. He is an asset to Tamil cinema with his guru being K. Balachander. He has knowledge in multiple languages and is an Atheist. His movies like ‘
Salangai Oli,, ‘
Hey Ram” in which he takes revenge against Gandhi for the riots in Calcutta where his wife got raped. Thevar Magan which is a beautiful movie about the sufferings a father goes through with an educated who does not respect caste and is later on forced to due to the death of the father.
K Bhagyaraj': -
The meaning of the name is “King of Benediction” Bhagyaraj is a very famous actor and a Director in the Tamil industry.
In his acting years, his best movies were Mouna Geethangal, Munthanai Mudichu, Bhama Rukmani. “
16 Vayathinile” and Antha Ezhu Naatkal are the films with deep rooted meanings.
An actor for whom the entire Tamil Nadu will give its life. He is known as the Superstar Rajinikanth. The list of his notable films is never ending, but to mention a few ‘Panakkaran’, ‘Baba’, Padayappa, ‘
Dharmadurai’, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai, Sri Raghavendra, ‘
Annamalai’, ‘Uzhaippali’, ‘Ejamaan’, ‘Arunachalam’, ‘Thalapathy’ and ‘Muthu’ are a must watch which has made its mark in the pages of Tamil cinema’s History.
Prabhu is the son of the great legendary actor Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan. It goes without saying that he has the acting in the blood itself. Prabhu’s classic movies are
Agni Natchathiram, Chinna Thambi, ‘Mannan’, Budget Padmanabhan and ‘Thirupam’. He is a much-conserved actor who is liked by all his fans
Suriya Sivakumar: -
Suriya is though an actor of this generation’s, he has seemed to act in many good films. He is the son of the former actor
Sivakumar. He entered the industry with his first film Nerrukku Ner. His classic film is ‘
Friends’, Poovellam Kettuppar, 'Nandha', Kaakha Kaakha, ‘Pithamagan’, Ayitha Ezhuthu, “7aum Arivu” and ‘24’.
Chiyaan Vikram: -
Vikram is one of those actors who wouldn't bother risking everything to put up the best film. His special attribute is that he will work in one film that is enough for him to live with for two years. He has been in the Cinema industry for some time and has acted in many films like Pithamagan playing a very stereotypical role, ‘Anniyan’ playing a person diagnosed with Multiple personality disorder and the movie ‘I’. His interest in film started after watching his Tamil professor in school narrate each story in the textbook by being the character itself almost like the character in the lesson.
10. ‘Sivakumar’: -
Sivakumar is a Tamil actor who has acted in films that are all time classic such as Kandhan Karunai, Sindhu Bairavi, Moondru Dheivangal, ‘Ethiroli’, Panama Pasama, Aan Pillai Singam, Rosaapo Ravikkai Kaari, These films have such meanings to which we can relate our day to day activities too. The Tamil films shot in the 70’s and 80’s are such a treat to the eyes.
11. Ilayathalapathy Vijay
Vijay is a real superstar of Tamil Film Industry. His work ethics, discipline and acting skills made him what he is right now. Vijay has a huge fan base in Tamilnadu. Actor Vijay always does films with sound story line and along with it is, his screen presence makes all his films Blockbuster hits.