South Indian Actors are very well known for their versatility. They often show vast emotions through their actions. These emotions can be well seen when they portray the characters of emperors. South India also produced many Royal movies to take the audience into the fantasy world of kingdoms. These Royal movies don't only come with a vast palace backdrop but also with a large casting. The roles in these movies are challenging as they require showing many elements. The parts of Emperors come with the portrayal of bravery, royalty, anger, strength, compassion, etc. So, Today let us look at a few South Indian Actors who portrayed these roles to the best.
The Rebel star of Tollywood is the first name you would remember for a King role. The Baahubali series made this possible, and everyone in India remembers his position for playing the king roles in both parts. His part of Amarendra Baahubali is one of the best king roles one has ever portrayed. His sheer elegance, mighty royal looks, and the emotions he showed everything made this role very close to our hearts.
When it comes to Historical and Queen roles, Anushka Shetty nails it. From Portraying Jaijamma in Arundhati, she made herself the queen by portraying these beautifully elegant characters. She also showed Rudramadevi, Bhagamathie, and many other queen roles. Her most famous queen role came as Devasena in the Baahubali series. In Baahubali, the conclusion, the way she portrayed the character of Devasena, is speechless. How she single-handedly portrayed the characters of Rudramadevi, Arundhati, etc., shows that she can rule the cine fans by ruling the kingdoms in these movies.
Rana Daggubati has brilliantly portrayed the character of
in the Baahubali series. All the movie buffs always remember his portrayal of a vicious and dangerous powerful king. He has done justice for this role, and we can't imagine anyone in this role except for him. His height has been an added advantage for this role.
With the entire Baahubali cast on the list, how can we forget our beloved Shivagami Devi? Ramya Krishna, the perfect choice for this role, exceptionally portrayed Shivagami Devi. She performed Shivagami in such an ideal balance of fear and love. Her commanding nature was also perfectly apt for the position. All these aspects made Ramayakrishna on this list of actors who aced the role of rulers.
5. Bala Krishna
Nandamuri Bala Krishna has also played the role of a king in the movie
. He portrayed the Satavahana king Satakarni. This role and this movie were highly praised, and Balakrishna has done the best job portraying this character to his fullest.
Vikram, known for his versatility, has also played the role of a ruler in Ponniyin Selvan. He is often regarded as the most versatile actor in Kollywood. In this
directorial movie, Vikram played the role of Aditha Karikalan. This is a character that is so aggressive, so volatile, so brutal, but also very vulnerable inside. The movie's highlight is how he showed all these characteristics in his character.
The Superstar of South Indian cinema with the most fan base is Rajinikanth. He has done several movies in his entire film career, giving us the best movies to experience. No one can match Rajinikanth's style, which is even observed in the role of Vettaiyan Raja in Chandramukhi. In this movie, he played the part of the cruel king, and he nailed this character in every possible aspect.
8. Kalyan Ram
Bimbisara is a recent blockbuster movie based on time traveling. In this movie, Kalyan Ram played the role of an evil emperor trapped in a mirror that took him to the future. He wants the mirror to go back to his kingdom. The fresh concept of the movie, along with the portrayal of this evil king by Kalyan Ram, made the movie memorable.
The Megastar of Tollywood has also played the role of an emperor in the form of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy in the movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. This movie was about the first mutiny of any kind, which occurred in 1847 when Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy revolted against the atrocities of the British East Indian Company. Chiranjeevi portrayed this character with sheer brilliance, and the audience took this role close to their hearts.
Vijay also played the role of a demon prince in the movie Puli. This is a fantasy-based movie where he played dual roles in which one is a mighty warrior. Though the film could be better, Vijay has done something new and experimental with this movie.