Superstar “Rajinikanth” is one of the greatest gifts from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Superstar was brought up in Karnataka. Before foraying into the film industry, he had been working as a bus conductor in Bangalore Transport Service. Due to his passion for acting, he shifted his base to Madras. After a few small roles in Tamil cinema, Rajini performed as a villain in a lot of films. His movies with Kamal Haasan were super hits. On seeing Rajini’s style and passion, Kamal requested Rajini to do solo movies. Even now, Rajini thanks Kamal for his suggestion, which made him a superstar. After Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood, it is Rajini, who has a fan base all across the globe.
2. Arjun Sarja
Arjun Sarja, who was born in Mysore, is predominantly working in Tamil cinema. He has worked in Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam films too. Like Rajinikanth, Arjun started his career with small roles, as a stuntman and villain. Gradually, he raised his status to an action star. He has been called as Action King Arjun. Arjun’s action sequences gained him a lot of fans. He received the Best Actor Award for the movie Gentleman directed by “S Shankar.” Arjun is from the cinema background, but he stood by his efforts. Arjun’s daughter Aishwarya Arjun is also an aspiring actress.
“Mohan,” who was born and brought up in Karnataka made his cinema debut in Kannada film, Kokila. He was called as Kokila Mohan, as there were many Mohan at that time. After foraying into Tamil movies, Mohan had been doing the films with music as the theme. He had played as a singer, a lot of times and people fondly call him as Mike Mohan. It was “S N Surendar,” who had been the heartbeat of Mohan. Yes, Surendar had dubbed Mohan for more than 75 films.
“Murali,” who is the son of the famous Kannada filmmaker “Siddalingaiah,” predominantly worked in Tamil films. In his 20 years, he made his debut in Kannada film, directed by his father. After playing some films in Kannada, Murali made his Tamil debut with “Poovilangu.” It was a super hit and the Tamil audiences recognized him. His film Pagal Nilavu under the direction of Mani Ratnam helped him to set a fan base and from there Murali rose to fame. In most of his films, he played a role of college student.
5. Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj… when we hear the name, we could not come to a decision that he is just an actor. Prakash is a superb actor, talented director, and a good producer. He is one among the few people, who dubs for themselves in almost all the language films, they perform. Prakash is fluent in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and English. Started his Tamil cinema career as a villain in “Duet” directed by “K. Balachander,” Prakash proved himself a great artist and had been doing varieties of roles. He had performed all kinds of roles with great perfection.