Supporting actors serve as the foundational actors for a movie, without whom the film could be thin and uninteresting. However, they do not receive the same respect or acclaim the actors do. Here is the list of Top 10 Supporting actors in Kollywood.
In the 1990s, Vadivelu began acting in supporting roles, and by the late 1990s, he appear in as many as 15 to 20 films annually. He was known for his self-deprecating humour since all of his characters had exaggerated notions of their humour. While continuing to use his abilities for comedic performance, the actor also boasts the aptitude for taking on difficult parts, which has gone untouched by directors. His contributions to Thevar Magam, Sangamam, Friends, Thalainagaram, Peraanmai, Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi, and other works continue to stand out as unmatched masterpieces.
After making his acting debut in a minor supporting role in K. Balachander's Kalyana Agathigal (1985), Nassar went to play villainous characters in Velaikaran and Vanna Kanavuga. Later, he established himself as a regular in Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan's productions, playing crucial supporting parts in the films Roja, Thevar Magan, Bombay, Kuruthipunal, and Iruvar. Nassar is unquestionably a legend who raised the bar for acting.
Because of his ability to perform well in every character, Prakash Raj, a polyglot, is the go-to man in the South Indian film industry. He has played several different parts, but his most notable ones are supporting actors and antagonists. For his work in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar, he received a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998.
After beginning his career in antagonistic parts, Sathyaraj transitioned to lead roles and scored several hits. Sathyaraj switched gears after his spell as the main actor and began to perform supporting roles, and the trip has been spectacular. As a supporting actor, he gave some of the most memorable performances in the movies Nanban,
, Baahubali, Baahubali 2, and Kanaa.
5. MS Bhaskar
In 1987, he made his screen debut in a supporting role in Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi. Then, in the 1990s, he participated in several movies in supporting roles, many of which he ended up doing well. He received several honours for his versatility and natural aptitude as an actor. Bhaskar can convincingly portray both comedic and dramatic and emotional parts. The audience will never forget his outstanding work in movies like Mozhi and 8 Thottakkal.
Guru made his acting debut in
, where he received positive reviews. His career eventually took off because of his numerous supporting performances in movies like Pandiya Naadu, Jigarthanda, and Joker. His recent ascent to prominence was due to his portrayal as a supervillain in the Netflix movie Minnal Murali from 2021.
He became well-known because of his memorable supporting roles in the films Madrasapattinam and Kaithi. Let's hope to see him in more interesting parts in the future.
He has played supporting, hostile, humorous, and protagonist parts in several well-known Tamil films that have received high praise from critics. He won multiple accolades for Best Supporting Actor for his work in E (2006). He has also made appearances in Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam movies. Veyil,
, Virumandi, and the most recent blockbuster Sarpatta Parambarai are a few of his best performances.
In addition to writing and directing, he plays supporting roles in films. His profound grasp of characters has enabled him to make the most of each character on television. He is capable of playing serious characters like Raja Kannu in Jai Bhim and humorous ones like Aelay.
He has appeared in several movies, but he is known for supporting acting in Subramaniapuram, Easan, Saattai,
, Oppam, and Krack. For his work in Visaranai, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016.