Many top Bollywood of today actually started their career with South Indian films. South Indian industry is a goldmine of talent. In today’s times, South films are running better than Bollywood movies. Some of the best films are being directed in the South. Here is the list of actresses who were considered south heroine but are now a part of the Bollywood industry too-
She is one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood. You will be surprised to know that she made her big debut with the Kannada film, ‘Aishwarya’. After her first movie in Bollywood, she came back to the South for the movie ‘Kochadaiiyaan opposite Rajinikanth in 2014.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Now, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has carved a niche for herself not only in India but abroad also. She began her career with a Tamil movie, ‘Iruvar’. Parallel to this movie, she acted in the Bollywood movie, ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’. She has left everybody awe-struck with her beauty and charisma. She has a special place in the audience’s hearts because of her great acting skills and beauty. She is also planning to make a comeback in South films that will be directed by Mani Ratnam.
She made her place in the South and made her debut with the movie Himmatwala. She couldn’t please the audience much with her Bollywood appearance. But she did manage to catch the audience’s eye and everybody is hoping for nicer roles soon.
She is a much-loved face in the South and became a part of the silver screen with her movie Singham opposite Ajay Devgan. She also acted in the movie Special 26 opposite Akshay Kumar and has carved a niche for herself in the Bollywood industry too. This south heroine is currently embracing motherhood.
This actress is a big name all over the world. She is nothing short of a global phenomenon. She has made her mark not only in Bollywood but in Hollywood too. But did you know that she made her acting debut with a Tamil movie, ‘Tamizhan’ in 2002? Post that she made her Bollywood debut with ‘The Hero’ opposite Sunny Deol. She also did her singing debut in the same movie and she gave her voice to the song ‘Ullathai Killathe’. She also starred in the bilingual film, Zanjeer in 2013, even when she had a flourishing Bollywood career.
She is one of those Bollywood heroines who once ruled the world of South Indian films. She is one of the most adored and prettiest actresses in the South and has left a mark in the industry. She is seen in Bollywood films like Awarapan, Drishyam, Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum, and many more. She later moved back to Telugu and Tamil movies because she thought that Bollywood is not her ultimate calling.
To Sum It Up
An actress is an actress whether she is a south heroine or a Bollywood diva. Talent knows no boundaries and people should be appreciated for their work. Having said this, Bollywood is the biggest filmmaking industry. So, if an actress has reached that level, she becomes more famous. There are many notable actresses of Bollywood who were actually from the South industry. Actresses like Sushmita Sen, Jaya Prada, etc began their careers with South Indian films and later made it big in the Bollywood industry. Now more and more Tollywood stars can be seen working in Hindi movies and vice-versa. After the success of movies like KGF, RRR, Bahubali, etc, Tollywood has proved that it is no less than Bollywood which is why now Bollywood stars are moving to South movies.