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19 Most Beautiful South Indian Actresses

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19 Most Beautiful South Indian Actresses November 13, 2018

The concept of beauty is utterly abstract, and there’s no accurate measure for it. There is no denying that every woman is beautiful in her own special way. However, when it comes to film stars, we tend to have our personal favorites for different reasons. So, we’ve rounded up some of the most talented and gorgeous actresses from the South Indian film industry. If you’re a regional movie buff, read on to gain some insight into the work and achievements of these phenomenal women.

19 Beautiful South Indian Actresses

  1. Shruti Haasan
  2. Kriti Sanon
  3. Taapsee Pannu
  4. Tamannaah Bhatia
  5. Kajal Aggarwal
  6. Nazriya Nazim
  7. Anushka Shetty
  8. Samantha Ruth Prabhu
  9. Keerthy Suresh
  10. Nithya Menen
  11. Amy Jackson
  12. Rakul Preet Singh
  13. Kriti Kharbanda
  14. Catherine Tresa
  15. Nayanthara
  16. Parvathy
  17. Miya
  18. Sai Pallavi
  19. Rashmika Mandanna

1. Shruti Haasan

Date Of Birth

28 January 1986

Place Of Birth

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Shruti Haasan has won our hearts with her remarkable performance in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. She started her career as a playback singer and later dipped her toes into modeling, appearing on the cover of popular fashion magazines. Shruti is the daughter of legendary actor, Kamal Haasan, and has earned fame and recognition for herself through her talent and overflowing passion for cinema and music.

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2. Kriti Sanon

Date Of Birth

27 July 1990

Place Of Birth

New Delhi

This beauty has recently become a part of mainstream Bollywood cinema, but she got her first breakthrough role in 2014 in the Telugu film 1: Nenokkadine opposite Mahesh Babu. This stunning actress hails from a non-filmy background. However, she has made it to this splendid point in her career in a short span due to her talent and zeal for acting.

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3. Taapsee Pannu

Date Of Birth

1 August 1987

Place Of Birth

New Delhi

Taapsee Pannu is unquestionably one of the most famous and gifted actresses from the South Indian film industry. She acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films before making her debut in Bollywood. Her Tamil film Aadukalam won six National Film Awards! The International Indian Film Academy Awards also awarded Taapsee the ‘Woman Of The Year’ award in 2017 for her powerful performance in Pink.

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4. Tamannaah Bhatia

Date Of Birth

21 December 1989

Place Of Birth

Mumbai, Maharashtra

This bubbly lady has acted in nearly 60 films in three languages – Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. She made her debut at the age of 15 in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. And at only 28, Tamannaah has established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in the South Indian film industry. She also happens to be one of the highest paid actresses down South!

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5. Kajal Aggarwal

Date Of Birth

19 June 1985

Place Of Birth

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Kajal Aggarwal is one of the most celebrated actresses down South. She has established her career in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films and has also been nominated for 4 Filmfare Awards South. The 2009 blockbuster Magadheera was a turning point in her career, earning her tons of critical acclaim. She was also declared as the Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema back in 2013.

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6. Nazriya Nazim

Date Of Birth

20 December 1994

Place Of Birth

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

This young actress started off her career as an anchor on a Malayalam TV channel before she made her debut on the big screen. Her films include Bangalore Days, Raja Rani, and Om Shanthi Oshaana that have all attained tremendous success. The actress took a break from acting owing to her marriage to actor Fahadh Faasil, but she made her comeback in 2018 with the Malayalam film Koode.

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7. Anushka Shetty

Date Of Birth

7 November 1981

Place Of Birth

Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka

This 36-year-old actress is one of the most loved and respected actresses in South Indian cinema. She predominantly works in Tamil and Telugu films. Her performance has bagged her several accolades including three Filmfare Awards, CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, and TN State Film Awards! After Baahubali, Anushka Shetty has emerged as the second Indian actress after Sridevi to have a $1 million grosser at the US Box Office!

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8. Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Date Of Birth

28 April 1987

Place Of Birth

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Even if you don’t watch South Indian films, you must have heard of Samantha! She is THAT famous. This actress established her career in Telugu and Tamil films and has won four Filmfare Awards for her work. Besides being a renowned actor, she is also a prominent celeb endorser for big brands. In 2012, she started her NGO ‘Pratyusha Support’ to provide medical support to women and children.

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9. Keerthy Suresh

Date Of Birth

17 October 1992

Place Of Birth

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Keerthy Suresh has appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She made her debut as a child actress back in 2000, and she bagged her first lead role in 2013 in the Malayalam film Geethanjali. In 2018, she played her most critically acclaimed role to date in the movie Mahanati and won the Asianet Film Award for the ‘Most Popular Tamil Actress.’

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10. Nithya Menen

Date Of Birth

8 April 1988

Place Of Birth

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Nithya Menen, with her incredible personality and undeniable acting and singing talent, stands among one of the most popular South Indian actresses. She has acted in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films. She has won three Filmfare Awards for her performance in films like OK Kanmani, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde, and Mersal.

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11. Amy Jackson

Date Of Birth

31 January 1991

Place Of Birth

Douglas, Isle Of Man

Amy Jackson began working as a model in London and won the Miss Teen World pageant in 2009. She was cast by the Tamil film director A.L. Vijay in Madrasapattinam in 2010 as the leading lady of the film. After this, she went on to act in Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films, gaining wide recognition and a huge fan base.

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12. Rakul Preet Singh

Date Of Birth

10 October 1990

Place Of Birth

New Delhi

This stunning actress has established her acting career in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada movies. She made her debut in the Kannada film Gilli in 2009. In 2011, she was also a part of the Femina Miss India pageant, acquiring the fifth place in the competition. Rakul is currently the brand ambassador for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao program by the Telangana State Government.

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13. Kriti Kharbanda

Date Of Birth

29 October 1990

Place Of Birth

New Delhi

This beautiful actress is best known for her work in the Kannada and Telugu film industry. She began her career as a model and made her acting debut in 2009 with the Telugu film Boni. She garnered immense recognition for her work in the 2017 Bollywood rom-com Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana.

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14. Catherine Tresa

Date Of Birth

10 September 1989

Place Of Birth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Catherine Tresa has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She has also had an incredibly successful modeling career, walking the ramp for major brands. This actress is the winner of the 2014 Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Debut.

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15. Nayanthara

Date Of Birth

18 November 1984

Place Of Birth

Bangalore, Karnataka

The elegant Nayanthara is undoubtedly one of the most successful and highest paid South Indian actresses. She mostly appears in Tamil films and made her debut with the 2005 Tamil movie Ayya. The actress was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for her performance in Puthiya Niyamam in 2016.

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16. Parvathy

Date Of Birth

7 April 1988

Place Of Birth

Kozhikode, Kerala

This Malayalam actress made her debut in 2006 with the film Out of Syllabus. She made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with Qarib Qarib Singlle, starring Irrfan Khan. She has won a bunch of awards and accolades – like the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress – for her roles in the South Indian film industry.

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17. Miya

Date Of Birth

28 January 1992

Place Of Birth

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Gimi George, better recognized by her stage name Miya, is a model and actress who appears in Malayalam films. This 26-year-old actress started her career with supporting roles in TV shows. She made her debut on the big screen with Doctor Love and Ee Adutha Kaalathu. This stunner also won the Kerala Miss Fitness Award in 2012.

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18. Sai Pallavi

Date Of Birth

9 May 1992

Place Of Birth

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

She may have won our hearts with her girl-next-door avatar in the hit Telugu romantic film Fidaa in 2017, but she first gained recognition in 2015 for her performance in the Malayalam film Premam, which was a major blockbuster success. Did you know that she is a doctor by profession? Hats off to you, girl!

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19. Rashmika Mandanna

Date Of Birth

5 April 1996

Place Of Birth

Virajpet, Karnataka

This 22-year-old beauty is a model and actress who works in Telugu and Kannada films. She was the lead actress in the 2016 film Kirik Party, which was a huge commercial success. That’s how she became one of the most popular and highest paid contemporary actresses in the South. The Bangalore Times placed her on #1 on their list of ‘30 Most Desirable Women of 2017.’

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That was our round-up of the 19 most beautiful South Indian actresses today. Who’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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