Many South Indian stars have earned immense success in Bollywood as well. Legendary actors like Rajinikanth and Late Sridevi have ruled both the movie industries with their power-packed acting. Taking their legacy forward, we have many talented South Indian actors, actresses, directors, singers, choreographers who have made their niche in Bollywood as well click here for more.
Top South Indian stars who got success in Bollywood
The South Indian beauty soared Tollywood box office with her films like Pokkiri Sivakasi and Varalaru. Asin entered the Bollywood with the blog buster of the year Ghajini, which also stars Mr. Perfectionist Amir Khan. Post the movie; the actress marked her presence in the Bollywood with film with Reddy and Housefull 2, respectively.
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2. R. Madhavan
The seasoned actor needs no introduction. After making his presence felt in south Indian movies, Madhvan made his debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein in 2001, followed by the series of hits and flops. The actor made a come in back 2009 with than super hit 3 Idiots and took the Bollywood by storm with his superb acting. Madhavan is also known for his brilliant acting in his commercially hit Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel.
3. Illeana D’cruz
Ileana made headlines with her acting in Barfi in the year 2012, which broke many box office records. The lady lass than worked with many A-listers like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, and soon become a household name.
4. Rana Daggubati
Undauntedly, Rana is one of the best actors in the South Indian industry. The actor was applauded for his remarkable acting in magnum opus Bahubali that opened his doors to Bollywood. Rana carved his niche in the Bollywood through movies like The Ghazi Attack, Dum Maaro Dum, Housefull 4, Baby, and many more to name.
Dhanush became a sensation with his mind-blowing acting in his 2013 release Raanjhnaa, followed by Shamitabh. The actor-cum-play back singer also earned many praises with his song ‘Why this Kolaveri Di’ and his international film Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The actor will soon be seen in the Tamil movie Vada Chennai 2. Book your tickets now at the ticket booking platform BookMyShow and enjoy the action film with your family and friends. And, grab BookMyShow coupon codes to get a significant discount.
6. Hema Malini
The Dream Girl of Bollywood started her acting carrier with South Indian movies and then made her way into Bollywood. Movies like Seeta Aur Geeta and cult classic Sholay earned Hema Malini a huge success in Hindi Cinema.
7. A R Rahman
Surprisingly the music sensation began his carrier with South Indian movies and was recognized in Bollywood with his music in films like Rangeela and Dil Se. The musician has also won international awards -Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and numerous Filmfare awards.
8. Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan is known for his brilliant piece of work in several Telegu and Bollywood movies. The talented actor-cum-producer has been awarded Indian National awards. The actor rose to fame with his performance in Sadma and Ek Duuje Ke Liye. Seeing his fandom, many of his South Indian movies are dubbed in Hindi.
9. Prakash Raj
Raj set the Box Office on fire with his villainous roles in Hindi movies such as Wanted, Dabangg 2, Singham, Entertainment, and many more to name. The actor was recognized with the noteworthy act in Shakti: The Power in 2001 that led him several projects in Hindi and Telegu Cinema
10. Prabhu Deva
Prabhu is one of the first stars in Bollywood and South Indian movies, which earned colossal success because of dancing skills. He is also probably the one dancer who can replicate MJ style. Songs like Oorvasi Oorvasi (Hum Se Hai Muqabla), Kay Sera Sera (Pukar), Muqala Muqabala (Hum Se Hai Muqabla), Go Go Govinda (Oh My God) got him a huge success in Bollywood.
The handsome hunk is one of the most celebrated actors in the South Indian film Industry. The actor received recognition across the country with his mega-hits Bahubali 1 and 2, respectively. The actor marked his entry in the Bollywood in 2019 with Saaho that got him a huge success in the Hindi film industry.
12. Taapsee Pannu
The stunning actress primarily worked in Telegu movies like Jhummandi Naadam, Vastadu Naa Raju, Aadukalam, and Mr. Perfect. Tapsi then forayed to Hindi Cinema with her debut movie Chashme Baddoor, followed by Pink, Judwaa 2, Mission Mangal, and Saand Ki Aankh, which brought her to the list of the best actress of Bollywood.
Bollywood and South film industry are counted amongst the leading film industries of the world. While many Bollywood actors went to become superstars in the South film industry, there are many South Indian actors who have made it big in Bollywood as well. In this blog, we have curated names of 12 South Indian stars who got success in Bollywood.