Top South Indian Leading Movie Actorby nahidhasankhan76 | created - 25 Jan 2017 | updated - 25 Jan 2017 | Public
Actor | Enthiran
Rajinikanth has been a megastar in the Tamil movie industry since the 70s. He is one of the highest earning actors in Asia. Primarily starring in Tamil movies, he has also worked in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and American movies. He was born in Bangalore (India), and was employed as a bus conductor ...
2. Mahesh Babu
Actor | 1 - Nenokkadine
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to prominent Telugu Cinema Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. Indira Devi on August 9, 1975. He is the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He also has two elder sisters, Padmavathi and actress-producer Manjula...
3. Kamal Haasan
Actor | Vishwaroopam
Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. ...
Actor | Dasharatham
Mohanlal was born to Viswanathan Nair (father) and Santhakumari (mother) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, ...
Actor | Indra
This Telugu Star was a student at the Madras Film Institute and an amateur stage actor. His first public performance was in the Republic Day parade ballet of Andra Pradesh on 26 January, 1976. His film debut was Punadhirallu (1978). His brother-in-law is producer Allu Aravind. His success started ...
6. Ajith Kumar
Actor | Varalaaru
Ajith Kumar is an Indian film actor who has worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He is one of the leading actors in Tamil Cinema. He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai (1995). A succession of high-grossing films followed...
Actor | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Malayalam film actor Mammootty was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam ...
8. Joseph Vijay
Actor | Thuppakki
Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award. Vijay was given an ...
9. Pawan Kalyan
Actor | Atharintiki Daaredi
Pawan Kalyan's actual name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. He began to call himself as Pawan Kalyan when he worked on his first film, Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi, in 1996. He has worked in several critically and commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors in ...
Actor | Rajanna
Nagarjuna did his schooling at Hyderabad Public School and later went to Little Flower Junior College to do his intermediate. After that, he went on to do mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and later got a masters degree in automobile engineering at San Jose State ...
11. Puneeth Rajkumar
Actor | Raajakumara
Puneeth Rajkumar was born on March 17, 1975 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Raajakumara (2017), Doddmane Hudga (2016) and Kavaludaari (2019). He has been married to Ashwini Revanath since April 17, 1999. They have two children.
Actor | Gautamiputra Satakarni
Nandamuri Balakrishna was born on June 10, 1960 in Madras, Madras State, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017), Simha (2010) and Sri Rama Rajyam (2011). He has been married to Smt Vasundhara Devi since December 8, 1982. They have three children.
Actor | Nannaku Prematho
N.T. Rama Rao Jr. was born on May 20, 1983 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India as Nandamuri Taraka Ram. He is known for his work on Nannaku Prematho (2016), Temper (2015) and Janatha Garage (2016). He has been married to Lakshmi Pranathi since April 5, 2012. They have two children.
Actor | 24
Suriya was born to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi in Chennai, but brought up in Coimbatore. He is the eldest of three children; his younger brother is actor Karthi Sivakumar and he has a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar. He attended PSBB School and St. Bede's School in Chennai and ...
Actor | Anniyan
Vikram is an Indian film actor, voice actor and a playback singer. He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of Tamil and Telugu films and supporting roles in few Malayalam films throughout the early decade. After the critical and commercial success of ...
Actor | Bahubali: The Beginning
Prabhas was born to late U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. His family is from Mogalturu village and later moved to bhimavaram in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu...
18. Allu Arjun
Actor | Race Gurram
Allu Arjun nicknamed Bunny was born on April 8, 1983. His father, Allu Aravind, is a famous producer and his uncle, Chiranjeevi is one of the top actors in the Telugu industry. Also, he is the grandson of late comedian Padmashree Allu Ramalingaiah. He is well-known as stylish star for his unique ...
Actor | Raanjhanaa
Venkatesh Prabhu known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film "Aadukalam" and in the same year, he received international ...
Actor | Ennu Ninte Moideen
Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982), credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.
Prithviraj Sukumaran was born in Thiruvananthapuram to actors...
28. Mohan Babu
Actor | Postman
Mohan Babu, christened Bhaktavatsalam Naidu by his parents, is known throughout the Indian continent for his film work on and off screen. As a child he was more interested in the stage than in schoolwork, appearing regularly in school plays from the age of 14.
His father was a head teacher and was ...
29. Dulquer Salmaan
Actor | Charlie
Dulquer Salmaan was born on 28 July 1986 as the younger son of actor Mammootty and Sulfath. He studied in Kerala till primary classes, after which he joined Sishya School in Chennai. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University, U.S. He married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya, on 22...
30. Nivin Pauly
Actor | Premam
Nivin Pauly is considered as Superstar of Malayalam movies since the year 2015. He was considered as most promising young star when his performance was appreciated in his initial films released from 2012. In his childhood he had been major fan of actors Rajesh Khanna, M.G.Ramachandran, Kamal Hasan,...
Actor | Raam
He starred as a child star in his father's production. Audiences remember him as the cute boy who brought an estranged father and son together in "Suryavamsam". His real name is Amar Chowdary. He has 4 brothers, Suresh, a joint producer at Super GOOD films, Jeevan, who has his own business and ...
Actor | Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Nithiin (born Nithin Kumar Reddy) is an Indian film actor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. Nithin Reddy was born to noted film producer Sudhakar Reddy, and Vindhya Reddy. He has an elder sister Nikitha Reddy. Nitin started his career with the movie Jayam in 2002 ...
Actor | Arrambam
Born in Kerala India, Arya initially worked as a computer engineer. Luckily for us however, his passion for filming and his impressive physique brought him to modeling before debuting in acting.
Director VishnuVardhan's favorite, he worked with other acclaimed filmmakers and started building a solid...
Actor | Rang De Basanti
Siddharth is an actor, playback singer and screenplay writer! He is an avid cricket lover, and has experience in cricket commentary and writing.
After completing his MBA from Mumbai, Siddharth landed the role of assistant director for Mani Ratnam's "Kannathil Muthamittal" and later made his debut in...
Actor | Vikram Vedha
Madhavan was born on June 1, 1970, in a Tamil-speaking family.
At the age of 18 his college entrusted him with the responsibility of representing India as a Cultural Ambassador to Canada.
A year later he and three others from his college were sent to Britain as army cadets and received training in ...
Actor | Boni
Sumanth is an Indian actor/producer who works predominantly in the Telugu language. He's from the Akkineni family, the grandson of Akkineni Nageswara Rao and nephew of Nagarjuna Akkineni. He's also partner in Annapurna Studios, a prominent studio and media production house based in Hyderabad, India...
50. Akhil Akkineni
Actor | Akhil
Akhil is the son of Akkineni Nagarjuna and Amala, both his parents are famous actors.His elder half-brother Naga Chaitanya is also an actor Akhil is the grandson of Akkineni Nageswara Rao,recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honorary award for achievement in Indian cinema and also ...
51. Vijay Sethupathi
Actor | Vikram Vedha
Vijay Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district and moved to Chennai when he was in Class six. He did his schooling in MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. According to Sethupathy, he was a "below-average student right from school" and was neither interested in sports nor ...
52. Fahadh Faasil
Actor | Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum
Fahadh is the son of Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fatima, and a brother, Farhaan Faasil. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. He went on to pursue his degree from ...
53. Bobby Simha
Actor | Jigarthanda
Bobby Simhaa made his debut for the short film TV program Nalaya Iyakunar for directors like Karthik Subbaraj and Nalan Kumarasamy, His silver screen debut was in the film Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (2012), then he went on to play cameo roles in the movie Pizza (2012), and Soodhu Kavvum (2013)....
Actor | Kraanthiveera Sangolli Raayanna
Darshan was born in Ponnampet, Kodagu, Karnatka, India. His Father Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Actor and His Mother Meena. He has a brother named Dinakar Thogudeepa, Film director, screenwriter & Producer and a sister named Divya. Darshan married to Vijaya Lakshmi in 2000. The couple blessed with a son ...
Actor | Parthiban Kanavu
Meka Srikanth is an Indian Film actor. He is famous for Sarrainodu (2016), Parthiban Kanavu (2003) and many others. He is popular for his good acting skills and p-performance. He is working in in Telugu cinema. He has received two state Nandi Awards, and one Filmfare Award South.
Actor | Kool
Ganesh sprouts from the suburbs of Bangalore, a town called Nelamangala. He has a Diploma in Electronics. Started as a TV artist for a popular Kannada TV show called "Comedy Time" in Udaya TV, gained popularity and won people's heart from then. He also acted in Kannada TV serials. On the big screen...
Actor | Ee Adutha Kaalath
Indrajith Sukumaran was born in 1980 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Ee Adutha Kaalath (2012), Left Right Left (2013) and Lakshyam (2017). He has been married to Poornima Indrajith since December 13, 2002. They have one child.
65. Rana Daggubati
Actor | Bahubali: The Beginning
Actor, producer and entrepreneur, Rana Daggubati enjoys a very unique fandom from across the world. Perhaps best known as the vicious antagonist 'Bhallaladeva' from the record-breaking Indian franchise, Baahubali, Rana, however, began his mainstream film career as the producer of the National ...
68. Jayam Ravi
Actor | Thani Oruvan
Ravi was born to Tamil parents, editor Mohan and Varalakshmi Mohan. He has two siblings, his elder brother M. Raja is a noted film director, with most of his films featuring Ravi in the lead role, while his sister, Roja Mohan, is a dentist. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok ...
71. Naga Shaurya
Actor | Chalo
Naga Shourya Mulpuri is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He made his debut with the 2011 Telugu film Cricket, Girls And Beer. He then made a cameo appearance in the National Award-winning anthology film, Chandamama Kathalu. He then appeared in box-office hits such as ...
Actor | Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Born to one of Tamil Cinema's most notorious filmmaker, Thesingu Rajender and popularly known as Simbhu, Silambrasan frequently acted in his father's productions. He was also trained as a singer and could sing ballads, as well as fast-paced songs. He also has a younger brother, kuralarasan, who ...
74. V. Ravichandran
Actor | Apoorva
He is known as a non-conformist, and created his own style of film making. Most of his movies show very little influence of other directors. Notable aspects of his film making include a curious combination of close-ups, abrupt fast-cuts and innovative camera angles. He is renowned in the Kannada ...
75. Arvind Swamy
Actor | Thani Oruvan
Arvind Swami was born in Chennai, India. His parents were V.D.Swami and Vasantha Swami. V.D.Swami was a freedom fighter and an industrialist and Vasantha Swami was an accomplished Bharatanatyam Dancer. Arvind Swami did his schooling in Sishya School and Don Bosco School in Chennai. He went to ...
Actor | Amman Koil Kizhakkaalae
Vijayakanth, who's affectionately called 'Puratchi Kalaignar' and 'Captain' by his fans and well-wishers, had to face so many challenges and unfriendly situations before he could achieve the fame and popularity he's enjoying to-day in Tamil filmfield. He, whose original name was Vijayaraj, was born...
Actor | Bahubali: The Beginning
Kollywood star, Sathyaraj, might have been the very first screen villain to have impressed Tamil audiences by being a cultured, flamboyant antagonist, and it was the audiences' liking for him that eventually led him to becoming one of the leading heroes of Tamil cinema like Rajini Kanth and Kamal ...
89. Tarun Kumar
Actor | Ajantay
Tarun Kumar was born on February 24, 1931 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was an actor, known for Ajantay (1984), Jhinder Bandi (1961) and Shakti (1993). He was married to Subrata Chatterjee. He died on October 27, 2003 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
90. Nikhil Siddharth
Actor | Happy Days
Nikhil was born in Begumpet, Hyderabad. Nikhil did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School (HPS) in Begumpet and St. Patricks' High School, Secunderabad. He was brilliant in school and was a merit student. He studied at the RVR&JC engineering college, Guntur. He started out as an assistant ...
92. Kalabhavan Mani
Actor | Sallapam
Kalabhavan Mani (born 1 January 1971) is a South Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although he began his career as a comedian, Mani proved his versatility roles such as ...
93. Rajendra Prasad
Actor | Srimanthudu
Rajendra Prasad was born on July 19, 1956 in Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Babu Rajendra Prasad Gadde. He is known for his work on Srimanthudu (2015), Nannaku Prematho (2016) and Quick Gun Murugun: Misadventures of an Indian Cowboy (2009).