Top South Indian actresses of of 80s and 90s

by sarvagyanaguru | created - 20 Mar 2013 | updated - 27 Jul 2017 | Public

1. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

2. Suhasini

Actress | Nenjathai Killathe

Suhasini was born on August 15, 1961 in Parmakudi, Madras State, India as Suhasini Charuhasan. She is an actress and writer, known for Nenjathai Killathe (1980), Ramanujan (2014) and Sindhu Bhairavi (1985). She has been married to Mani Ratnam since 1989. They have one child.

3. Shobana

Actress | Manichitrathazhu

Shobana was born on March 21, 1966 in Kerala, India as Shobana Chandrakumar. She is an actress, known for Manichitrathazhu (1993), Kokila (1989) and Mitr: My Friend (2002).

4. Revathy

Actress | Thevar Magan

Revathy was born on July 8, 1966 in Kochi, Kerala, India as Asha Kelunni. She is an actress and director, known for Thevar Magan (1992), Devasuram (1993) and Man Vasanai (1983). She was previously married to Menon, Suresh.

5. Jaya Prada

Actress | Sagara Sangamam

Jayaprada was born as Lalita Rani in a middle class household to Krishna and Neelavani in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 1962. She was a small town girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. Her mother enrolled her in dance and music classes when she was seven years old, in addition to going ...

6. Bhanupriya

Actress | Azhakan

Bhanu Priya was the dancing sensation of the South. Studying dance professionally she communicated her deep love for it by being selected for a film role while still at school when the renowned Tamil Director, "Bharathi Raja came to see her. Being so confident of her dancing prowess and acting ...

7. Gautami

Actress | Papanasam

Gautami is an actress and costume designer, known for Papanasam (2015), Iruvar (1997) and Gentleman (1993).

8. Radhika Sarathkumar

Actress | Thanga Magan

Radhika Sarathkumar is an actress and producer, known for Thanga Magan (2015), Pasumponn (1995) and Keladi Kanmani (1990).

9. Ambika

Actress | Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal

Ambika is an actress, known for Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal (1988), Mr. Bharath (1986) and Mazhai (2005).

10. Geetha

Actress | Thalapathi

In 1978 when she was studying in class seven, she made her debut in film industry by acting in the Tamil film Bhairavi in which she had acted as the younger sister of Rajinikant. Her first film in Malayalam was Panchagni, which was released in 1986. Since her marriage to a Chartered Accountant in ...

11. Madhavi

Actress | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Madhavi was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. She grew up with a brother and a sister. She started dancing when she was eight years old. She became a well-known Bharat Natyam dancer and has given more than a thousand performances. She had also appeared in small roles in films as a child ...

12. Urvashi

Actress | Magalir Mattum

Urvashi was born in Kerala, India. She is an actress and writer, known for Magalir Mattum (1994), Kazhakam (1995) and Ente Ummante Peru (2018). She is married to Manoj K. Jayan. They have one child.

13. Radha

Actress | Muthal Mariyathai

Radha is an actress, known for Muthal Mariyathai (1985), Vicky Dada (1989) and Kondaveeti Donga (1990).

14. Archana

Actress | Veedu

Archana is an actress, known for Veedu (1988), Daasi (1988) and Procession of Memories (1973).

15. Sumalatha

Actress | Nair Saab

Sumalatha is an actress, known for Nair Saab (1989), New Delhi (1987) and Pasivadi Pranam (1987). She was previously married to Ambarish.

16. Amala Akkineni

Actress | Life Is Beautiful

She was one of India's darling film stars--pretty, vivacious and a stunning dancer. She is a strong promoter of vegetarianism and an Animal Rights Activist who is actively involved with The Blue Cross. Amala was born in Bengal to an Irish Mother and Bengali Father. She has an elder brother and ...

17. Rohini

Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning

Rohini is an Indian actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actor and director. She has mainly acted in south Indian, notably Malayalam and Tamil films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit. She received National Award of Special mention and ...

18. Kushboo

Actress | Chinna Thambi

Kushboo was born on September 19, 1970 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Nakhat Khan. She is an actress and producer, known for Chinna Thambi (1991), Kaalia (1981) and Irattai Roja (1996). She has been married to Sundar C. since 1999. They have two children.

19. Parvathi

Actress | Adharvam

Parvathi was born in Kerala, India as Aswathy. She is an actress, known for Adharvam (1989), Devadas (1989) and Mudra (1989). She has been married to Jayaram since 1992. They have two children.

20. Ramya Krishnan

Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning

Ramya Krishnan was born on September 15, 1970 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an actress, known for Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) and Padaiyappa (1999). She has been married to Krishna Vamsi since July 11, 2003. They have one child.

21. Menaka

Actress | Raees

Menaka is an actress and producer, known for Raees (2017), Revathikkoru Pavakkutty (1986) and Yuvajanotsavam (1986).

22. Lizy

Actress | Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku

Lizy was born as Lissy Priyadarshan. She is an actress, known for Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987), Manu Uncle (1988) and Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984). She is married to Priyadarshan. They have two children.

23. Silk Smitha

Actress | Kiraathakudu

Silk Smitha was born on December 2, 1960 in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India. She was an actress and producer, known for Kiraathakudu (1986), Sonthakkaran (1989) and Tarzan Sundari (1983). She died on September 23, 1996 in Madras, India.

24. Karthika

Actress | Thalavattam

Karthika is an actress, known for Thalavattam (1986), Desatanakkili Karayarilla (1986) and Adukkan Entheluppam (1986).

25. Vijayshanti

Actress | Karthavyam

She is a darling to Telugu movie audiences. She acted in 175 movies in total--121 Telugu, 39 Tamil, 6 Hindi, 5 Kannada and 4 Malayalam movies. She started her career when she was 13. Her first movie was 'Kallukkul Earam' (Tamil, 1979) was directed by Bharti Raja. In her first Telugu movie Khiladi ...

26. Nadia Moidu

Actress | Atharintiki Daaredi

Nadia Moidu is an actress, known for Atharintiki Daaredi (2013), Panchagni (1986) and A Aa (2016).

27. Rajani

Actress | Vetri Vizha

Rajani is an actress, known for Vetri Vizha (1989), Dhruvanakshatram (1989) and Cowboy No. 1 (1986).

28. Jayasudha

Actress | Shatamanam Bhavati

Jayasudha was born on December 17, 1958 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She was initially named Subadra, but her family soon changed it to Sujatha, because they felt that it was a more contemporary name. Her mother had appeared in small film roles as a child but lost interest in films and gave it up....

29. Ranjini

Actress | Chithram

Ranjini was born as Sasha Selvaraj. She is an actress, known for Chithram (1988), Muthal Mariyathai (1985) and Mango Souffle (2002).

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