South Indian cinema has discovered so many beautiful actresses that have charmed the screen and the audience with their amazing acting skills and stunning looks.
We will look at the 20 Most Beautiful South Indian Actresses, however, there are many south Indian actresses that are breathtakingly gorgeous, which we didn’t include. Most of the actresses from the list have also worked in the Bollywood Industry along with South Cinema.
1- Raashi Khanna
Raashi Khanna has acted in many Tamil and Telugu movies, though she started her acting career in a supporting role from the movie madras cafe starring John Abraham. According to her, she wanted to become an IAS Officer but destiny made her actress. She was born in Delhi and completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College.
2- Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan is the daughter of the Tamil cinema superstar Kamal Haasan. She has won many awards including Filmfare Awards South in the category of Best Actress. Along with acting, She also does playback singing for the films. Her gorgeous sibling Akshara Haasan is also an actress.
3- Rashmika Mandanna
Rashmika Mandanna was born in 1996 in Kodagu district, Karnataka. She is known for her film Dear Comrade and Pushpa: The Rise. She was the winner of the 2014 Times Fresh Face of India, which led to her debut in Kannada cinema with the film Kirik Party.
4- Samantha Akkineni
Samantha was born to a Telugu father and Malayali mother, Despite mixed regional background, she believes,” she is a Tamilian.” She recently made her Hindi Tv show debut in the Web Series “The Family Man 2”, where everybody appreciated her performance in the show. She has won many awards including Nandi, CineMAA, and Filmfare Awards South.
5- Tamannah Bhatia
Tamannaah Along with Tamil and Telugu cinema has also worked in famous Bollywood films. She was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Sindhi Hindu family. She started her acting debut from a Bollywood film Chand Sa Raushan Chehra, which was a commercial failure. She then moved to South cinema where the audience highlighted her beauty and looks.
6- Nithya Menen
Nithya Menen started her career in Kannada cinema with the film 7 O’clock. She was a law student but later find journalism unappealing and became an actress. Her Bollywood debut film was Mission Mangal which was released in 2019. She has worked in around 50 films in south cinema.
7- Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal made her name in south cinema from the movie Magadheera which was a turning point of her acting career. She married on 30 Oct. 2020 to the businessman Gautam Kitchlu. Her sister Nisha Aggarwal is also an actress in South Cinema. Her debut film in Bollywood was “Kyun! Ho Gaya Na” (2004) which was in the English language. Her first Hindi cinema successful film was Singham (2011).
8- Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh was born in Oct. 1990. She completed her graduation from Jesu and Mary College. She started her acting career while studying in college, her debut movie in the south cinema was Gilli in 2009. She also worked in Hindi cinema films like Yaariyan, De De Pyar De.
9- Pranitha Subhash
Pranitha Subhash is from Karnataka, India. Her debut movie in the south cinema is Porki. She has acted in many Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films like Mr. 420, Masss, Dynamite. She got married to the entrepreneur Nitin Raju on 30 May 2021. She has worked back-to-back in two Bollywood projects Bhuj: The Pride of India, and Hungama 2 in 2021.
10- Amala Paul
Amala Paul is born to a Christian family in Ernakulam, Kerala. She mostly works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. In 2016 she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress at Filmfare Awards South. She started her career in south cinema with the film Neelathamara in 2009.
11- Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran is known for her movie Sivaji. Telugu movie Ishtam which was released in 2001 was her debut movie in the south cinema. In 2018, She was chosen for Best Actress in one of the most popular awards of Telugu cinema Santosham Film Awards for the movie Gautamiputra Satakarni.
12- Catherine Tresa
Catherine Tresa started her career as a model. Her full name is Catherine Tresa Alexander. She was born in a Christian family to Frank Mario Alexander. She made her debut in the Kannada film Shankar IPS in 2010. Her two upcoming Telugu movies are Rudhramadevi and Erra Bus.
Nayanthara Kurian also known as Diana Mariam Kurian often referred to as a south female superstar. She has worked in around 75 south films. Her debut in south cinema was with the film Manasinakkare, it was a Malayalam film that was released in 2003.
14- Anu Emmanuel
Anu Emmanuel was born in Chicago, the United States in 1996, she is an American of Malayali descent. She worked as a child artist in the Malayali film Swapna Sanchari while her acting debut in South Cinema was in 2016 as a lead actress in the film Action Hero Biju.
15- Keerthy Suresh
Keerthy Suresh is from Chennai, India. She did her graduation in fashion designing and then became an actress. her mother Menaka is also an actress and her father is a director. She made her acting debut in a Malayali film called Geethanjali (2000).in 2019 she won the National Film Award and Filmfare Award South in the category of Best Actress for her movie Mahanati.
16- Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee made her acting debut in south cinema with Jhummandi Naadam in 2010. She also has worked in many Hindi films like Naam Shabana, The Ghazi Attack, Badla, Mulk, Manmarziyaan, etc. her first film in the Hindi film cinema was Chashme Baddoor.
Taapsee completed her degree in computer science and also has worked as a software engineer in a company. She went for modeling after being selected in an audition in 2008.
17- Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty aka Sweety Shetty is born in Karnataka, India. While Anushka made her acting debut in a Telugu film in 2005, her movie Vikramarkudu (2005) was the turning point of her acting career. After then she got many films and have worked in around 50 films in south cinema. She has won three Filmfare Awards and is the highest-paid actress in India.
18- Ileana D’cruz
Telugu film Devadasu (2006) was her first film. She was born in 1987 to a catholic family. She appeared in many south movies like Pokiri, Jalsa, Kick, etc. She also did a no. of Bollywood films like Rustom, Main Tera hero, Baadssaho, etc. she started her career in Hindi cinema with the movie Barfi in 2012.
19- Trisha Krishnan
Trisha won a Miss Channel contest in 1999, which led her to her first movie (Jodi) in south cinema. She is known in south cinema for her movies Abhiyum Naanum, Vinnaithandi Varuvaayaa, Kodi, 96 for which she won many awards. Her mother Uma Krishnan is also an actress.
20- Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani started acting in childhood from Hindi Tv serials like Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Son Pari, Karishma Kaa Karishma, etc. She started her acting career as an adult with the movie Desamuduru in Telugu Cinema, which got her the Filmfare Award South. She mostly works in Tamil and Telugu cinema. Her upcoming movies are Maha, Partner, 105 Minutes, and My Name Is Shruthi.
21- Shalini Pandey
This young and very beautiful actress is all set to make her Bollywood debut after winning hearts of South Indian Fans. The Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’ not only brought fame for Vijay Devarakonda but also for debutante Shalini Pandey, its Hindi remake as Kabir Singh became a blockbuster later in 2019.
The actress will be making her debut in Hindi Film Industry with none other than Ranveer Singh in ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’.
22- Sai Pallavi
Another young generation favorite actress Sai Pallavi is so beautiful, she doesn’t use heavy makeup to look stylish and fashionable, her natural looks set a strong fanbase across the country and overseas. Her notable films are Maari, Love Story, Fidaa, and more
23- Miya George
Malayalam and Tamil film actress Miya George is best known by her stage name Miya, mostly plays supporting roles in movies but has set a strong fanbase. If we talk about her notable films, Memories, Mr. Fraud, Amar Kaaviyam, and many more. Miya is married to Ashwin Philip, a businessman, and social entrepreneur.
24- Parvathy Thiruvothu Kottuvatta
Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada movie star Parvathy Thiruvothu Kottuvatta better known by her stage name Parvathy Thiruvothu is active since 2006, critically acclaimed for her work in the movies. Films like Poo, City of God, Bangalore Days to Ennu Ninte Moideen & Charlie are very successful films.
25- Nazriya Nazim
The most interesting thing about this young popular actress is, she is married to popular actor-producer Fafadh Faasil, with 13 years age gap between the couple. Malayalam and Tamil movie star Nazriya Nazim is best known for her films Neram and Ohm Shanthi Oshaana.