It’s thought that the South Indian film industry is all about glamour, action, and drama. The action and drama certainly do exist but past that it’s the glamorous appeal along with the sexy starlets that draw moviegoers to watch South movies. They’re beautiful, sexy, and gifted group of women that are popular down south. These beauties predominate the hearts of a thousand viewers south to their acting prowess in addition to great looks. A number of them even created a strong and productive footing into Bollywood.
Here’s a List of the top 10 hottest South Indian actresses — South India’s most lovely women.
10. Amala Paul
Born: October 26, 1991 (age 26 years), Aluva
Height: 1.68 m
Years active: 2009–present
The most beautiful actress in South Indian Film Industry, Amala Paul comes at No. 15 in our list. She has worked in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies.
9. Hansika Motwani
Born: August 9, 1991 (age 26 years), Mumbai, India
Height: 1.65 m
Years active: 2001–2005, 2007–present
Hansika Motwani is at No. 9 in our list of hottest South Indian Actresses.
8. Shruti Haasan
One of the finest multi-talented star, this south-Indian actress, singer, and music composer is the cynosure of everyone’s eyes. Superstar Kamal Hassan’s elder daughter, Shruti made her adult acting debut in the 2009 action drama, Luck. After that, she went on to win critical recognition for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, and 7aam Arivu. This gorgeous and hot actress was seen in the south remake of Dabangg, which also was her first hit as an actress and has currently set her eyes on doing many films in Bollywood.
7. Trisha Krishnan
Her entry into films was marked by her winning the Miss Madras crown in 1999. Following that, Trisha Krishnan made her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in a supporting role. Here she starred in her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. In 2010, Trishna finally stepped into Bollywood with her film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. The talented and good looking actress delivered her career best performances in the films Abhiyum Naanum and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
6. Raai Laxmi
Born: May 5, 1987 (age 31 years), Belgaum, India
Years active: 2005–present
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Parents: Manjula Rai, Ram Rai
A prominent Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film actress, as well as one of the Hottest South Indian Actresses, Raai Laxmi has acting over 50 films. She also worked in Bollywood movies like her debut with the film Julie 2 (2017).
5. Shriya Saran
This talented actress is not just a beautiful face but also has a strong acting prowess that is very much evident in the characters she portrays. She has a magnetic personality that comes across on the screen. After making her debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, she had her first commercial success with Santhosham. In 2007, Saran gained immense popularity by starring in the Rajinikanth film Sivaji: The Boss. She also earned critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan. Her beautiful features and curves make her among the desirable actresses down south.
Nayanthara is a very talented actress that appears in South Indian movies, mainly Tamil movies along with a few Malayalam and Telugu movies. She is one of the highest paid actresses in South Indian film industry. Ever since her debut on the silver screen in 2003, Nayanthara has established herself as one of the most talented and hottest South Indian actresses. She was also listed in the Top 15 Most Desirable Women in 2014 by Kochi Times.
3. Kajal Aggarwal
Needless to say that Kajal Aggarwal is one of the hottest South Indian actresses of all time. Having worked in Bollywood, Kajal has become more popular all over the subcontinent. Also, she is believed to be one of the most followed South Indian celebrities on social media. Kajal is also the face of many renowned fashion brands. In January 2017, she topped the list of Most Desirable Woman 2016 in a poll conducted by the Hyderabad Times.
2. Tamannaah Bhatia
Do you remember watching her shake a leg with Ajay Devgn in the Hindi film, made her acting debut in the romantic Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. Thereafter she moved on to work with south-Indian directors. In 2005, she also made her Telugu debut in the film Sri, and in the latter year she was seen in her first Tamil film, Kedi. With the blockbusters Rachcha and Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu, she established herself as one of Tollywood’s leading contemporary actresses. Also, she’s one of the most beautiful girls.
1. Anushka Shetty
Born: As Sweety Shetty on 7 November 1981 in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.
Residence: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in).
Years active: 2005–present.
Anushka Shetty comes at No. 5 in our list of hottest South Indian Actresses of all time. Shetty is one of the most popular as well as highest-paid actress in South Indian Cinema. Her portrayal of Princess Devasena in the Baahubali series gained widespread acclaim. She’s now most prominent figure in South film industry.