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Actresses from the South who have made it big in Bollywood!

Here’a list of the actresses from the south, but have managed to make their mark in Bollywood.

Actresses from the south

Illeana D’ Cruz

She started her career as a model and later on went on to acting in Tollywood movies. But the big breakthrough came for ileana when she got selected to play the role of Shruthi in one of the best films of the year Barfi! opposite Ranbir and Priyanka. Ileana is in popular demand now.

Actresses from the south

Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal has acted in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies. Mainly popular for Telugu movies, Kajal made her debut in Bollywood with Kyun Hogaya Na. But she wasn’t recognized until last year, when she was selected to play the female lead opposite Ajay Devgn in the blockbuster Singham.

Genelia D’Souza

Genelia got noticed when she featured in a Parker pen ad with Amitabh Bachchan. She made her debut in Bollywood in 2003, but no one took notice of her. Later on she established her self in Telugu cinema and grabbed her opportunity when she got to play the role of Aditi in Aamir Khan’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

Trisha Krishan

Even though Trisha isn’t as popular in Bollywood as the three actresses above, she gave it her best shot when she got a chance. She is one of Tollywood’s leading actresses. And when she got an offer to work with Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha she happily obliged.

Tamannaah Bhati

She hasn’t made her debut in Bollywood yet, But Tamannah has established her self in the South and has worked with Some of the biggest superstars in Tollywood. She is all set to make her debut in 2013 opposite Ajay Devgn in Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala.


  1. moger

    October 22, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I am sorry, but I think you should not make fun of these actresses, by using headlines like “Actresses from the South who have made it big in Bollywood!”. they have a very very long way to go to prove themselves. but I am sorry this article is written without any research or even thinking straight.

  2. KK

    October 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Sorry, it’s asin!!!!!! NOT ANY OF THESE 5

  3. Sharon -USA

    October 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Where are the real south stars that came to Bollywood – ie hema malani, sridevi, rekha….these actress made it big yet no mention of them!!!!!!

    • Neharika

      October 20, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Thanks for your suggestions. We shall come up with Part 2, too.. :)

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