South Indian Actresses have an innocence and charm to them that is undeniable. As beautiful as they come, the good looks of South Indian heroines can mesmerize anyone who lays their sight on them! Big dark eyes, sharp noses, glistening brown skin, and their ethnic features are what makes them stand apart. In case you’ve been wondering who’s the best south actress of all time then read on as we are about to share a long list of not 1 but 26 south indian actress list that will blow your mind with their talent & beauty! Also check out best south actors list.
26 Best South Actress of All Time –
1) Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, naam toh suna hi hoga. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Samantha became a household name throughout the country through her killer moves in Oo Antava vava, Oo Antava vava.. This South Actress has always been a popular celeb in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, but it’s her stint in the movie Pushpa that gained her immense popularity pretty much all around the globe. With immense talent and gorgeous looks, this girl is here to rule the hearts of many for decades to come! Currently trending because of her divorce with Naga Chaitanya for all the right reasons, this fierce lady is sure to set the industry on FIRE!
2) Rashmika Mandanna
Rashmika has been an accomplished actress down south. She’s one of the best south indian actresses with the maximum number of followers on Instagram. Rashmika predominantly works for the Kannada and Telugu film industries. She has multiple awards in her kitty including the SIIMA & Filmfare Award South. Rashmika gained a massive fan following all over the world after her role as Srivalli in the super hit movie Pushpa. Beauty is just one factor that keeps Rashmika in the news, her acting skills have mainly made her soar to great heights. Her beauty is evergreen as you can see in the picture here..
3) Raashi Khanna
Raashi was born and brought up in Delhi. She was an aspiring IAS officer, but as destiny would have it, she ended up becoming a South Actress instead. She was most recently seen in the Disney + Hotstar series named “Rudra” starring Ajay Devgn. Besides her acting, as we could all see, it’s her captivating looks that keep the audience hooked. Just like Samantha and Rashmika, she’s one of the top paid South Indian Actresses.
4) Nithya Menen
Yet another south actress who’s blessed with great hair, good looks, amazing skin, and unmatchable acting skills. You name it, she’s got it. Nithya is a part of the Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada film industries and has worked in over 50 movies. She has several awards to herself, including 3 Filmfare South and the Nandi Award. She was popularised recently amongst the masses through the hindi crime thriller series “Breathe” with Abhishek Bachan in the leading role.
5) Pooja Hegde
Pooja is one of the highest-paid South Actress as of 2022. Blessed with killer looks and brilliant talent, this actress draws anywhere from 2-4 crores per movie. She’s one of the most beautiful south Indian actresses working in the south film industry at present. She was the second runner-up at the 2010 Miss. India Universe contest. She’s acted in Hindi films too, but is predominantly seen in Telugu and Tamil movies. She has a couple of upcoming movies in her kitty, namely Beast, Cirkus, Acharya, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. However, she’s majorly popular for her movies 2019 (Maharshi), and Aravinda Sametha Veera (2018).
6) Shruti Hassan
Born in the Hassan family, acting and good looks run in Shruti’s genes. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that she gets it from her Mumma. She is indeed a spitting image of her mother, who’s also an accomplished Hindi Movie Actress Sarika Thakur. Born to parents Sarika and Kamal Hassan, Shruti has it all, her last name is enough. She mainly can be seen in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language movies. Her sister Akshara is also an actress and has done a few Hindi as well as Tamil films.
7) Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal Aggarwal describes herself as an Actor, Dreamer, Entrepreneur, and experience seeker. She has worked in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi movies. Kajal is a renowned name in the South Indian Film arena. She’s worked in more than 50 movies, and most of them have been lead roles. She’s also been a part of multiple brand endorsements. With a net worth of Rs. 11 million USD, she’s one of the highest-earning female actors down south. She recently got married to a popular Indian Businessman and Techie named Gautam Kitchlu. She’s currently in the news for flaunting her baby bump.
8) Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet’s beauty has captivated the hearts of many Indians. Although she was in the news for the wrong reasons, she has finally steered clear of all possible controversies and is back in the business. She started off her career with modelling, not a surprise given her gorgeous appearance and a super fit body. She’s currently in the news for dating actor & producer Jacky Bhagnani. But that’s not the only reason why she’s popular. Blessed with good looks and competitive acting skills, Rakul has secured 3 Southern Filmfare Awards & a SIIMA award. She can mainly be seen acting in Telugu, Tamil and now Hindi films as well.
9) Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamanna Bhatia, popularly known as Tamannaah professionally, is a Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movie actress. Tamannaah has the best skin a woman could ever ask for! Famous for her amazing skin and hair, Tamannaah is a popular choice for beauty brand endorsements besides her movies. Her 15.6 million followers on instagram speak loud enough of how popular she is! She describes herself as a Coffee addict, occasional poet, forever grooving & an intuitive actor, and we couldn’t agree more!
Nayanthara is a super successful and famous celebrity from Tollywood. She is famous not just for her attractive looks but also for being the first South Indian Actress to have made it to the Forbes 100 list of celebrities in 2018. She indeed made the Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu Film industries very proud of her achievements. Nayanthara has many hits to her name and several accolades too. There’s a long list of awards won by her. Her most popular awards being the Filmfare best actress award – Tamil won by her in the years 2014, 2016 & 2018, Filmfare award for best actress – Telugu in 2012 and Malayalam in 2017.
11) Anushka Shetty
Born Sweety Shetty, stage name Anushka Shetty is a South Indian Actress who works for Telugu and Tamil film industries. Just like Nayanthara, Anushka too has several big awards to her name. Gorgeous as ever, Anushka is a very popular south actress and has several hits to herself like blockbuster movies Baahubali Part 1 and Part 2, Singam, Deiva Thirumagal, Vedam, Khaleja amongst other popular films. So to answer your question, “Who is the most Favourite actress in South India?” it wouldn’t be wrong to say it’s Anushka Shetty!
12) Taapsee Pannu
Punjabi by ethnicity, Taapsee took no time to become a household name in South India and mainstream Bollywood thanks to her stunning looks and remarkable acting skills. She has done many Tamil and Telugu movies and has also been awarded with 2 Filmfare Awards. She made her debut in the 2010 film Jhummandi Naadam which was a Telugu language movie. She is now a part of many Bollywood and OTT movies as well as series. She’s one to watch out for!
13) Hansika Motwani
Hansika gained insane popularity at a very tender age because of her role in the kid’s show Shakalaka Boom Boom. Cute and pretty as ever, Hansika knew how to capture the hearts of many through her beauty and humble nature. She has played many lead roles in Telugu and Tamil movies. She may not have won any awards for her acting but she has a major fan base because of her beautiful looks.
14) Keerthy Suresh
This South Actress needs no introduction. She has won the National Film Award – best actress for playing the role of Savitri in Telugu film Mahanty. She’s predominantly seen in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She was featured in the 30 under 30 2021 list of Forbes under the entertainment/artist category.
15) Trisha Krishnan
Trisha is a popular name in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam Film scene. She is a beautiful south Actress who was noticed after she won the Ms. Chennai competition in the year 1999. That was her gateway to entering the Tollywood Film Industry. She is a career-driven woman as she was in the news for breaking her marriage with her fiance as he wanted her to give up her career. We love a fierce, independent, pretty, ambitious woman, don’t we? She charges anywhere around 3-5cr per movie! Now who would want to give up a flourishing acting career bringing in that sort of money?!
16) Pranitha Subhash
17) Amala Paul
18) Shriya Saran
19) Catherine Tresa
20) Kalyani Priyadarshan
21) Anu Emmanuel
22) Ileana D’cruz
23) Shalini Pandey
24) Sai Pallavi
25) Miya George
26) Parvathy Thiruvothu Kottuvatta
Now that you have a long list to answer your question on “Who is the best South Indian actress of all time?”
Here’s a Fun fact for you!
Can you guess who is the No 1 beautiful actress in India?
She hails from down South as well.
And the award goes to.. Drum rolls, please.. It’s Deepika Padukone!
Yes, Deepika is the most beautiful actress in India as per Google Analytics. Also, one of the most beautiful actresses in the world.
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