17 Bollywood Actresses Who Acted in South Indian Films

Many Bollywood heroines are there who are known for their acting skills in the Hindi film industry. Not only in Bollywood, but some of the beautiful actresses have also done many South movies that have increased their fan following tremendously.

Not only the South Indian heroines have entered the Bollywood and worked in various movies; even the Bollywood actresses have worked in the industry of South India. They have won millions of hearts with gorgeous looks and also the skills in them.

The Bollywood actresses who are seen in South Indian movies are the ones about whom many people might not be aware of. Here are the Bollywood heroines who have worked in the theatre of South India.

1 Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra first name is this Bollywood beauty. Everyone knows how famous she is in Bollywood and now even in Hollywood, where she has not failed to make her mark as well. It might be interesting to know for the fans of Priyanka that she made her debut with the Tamil movie like many other heroines in Bollywood. She was first seen in the big hit film ‘Thamizhan’ in 2002,and she even sang for the movie in Tamil.

2 Deepika Padukone


Though Deepika Padukone herself is South Indian, not many people know that she made her debut with the Kannada movie named ‘Aishwarya’ in the year 2006. She has even worked in the huge project of South that was the animated movie with Rajnikant called ‘Koochadaiiyaan.’

3 Preity Zinta

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Preity Zinta has won many hearts with her cute dimples in the industry of South India by working in two movies. In the movie named ‘Kumarudu,’ she worked opposite actor Mahesh Babu and in another one namely ‘PremanteIdera,’ she worked opposite Venkatesh.

4 Kangana Ranaut


Kangana is an actress that has worked in Bollywood with different roles and has performed well in all of them. She has also worked in South Indian cinema and even in the Tamil film ‘DhamDhoom’ opposite Prabhas.

5 Bipasha Basu

Bipasha the Bengali beauty was declared as the sex Goddess in Bollywood. This model turned actress has sizzled the big screen in two South Indian movies, one Telugu movie with Mahesh Babu namely, ‘Takkari Donga’ and one Tamil namely, ‘Sachein’ opposite Genelia and Vijay.

6 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai beautiful women on earth and wife of Abhishek Bachan. She made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam Tamil film, Iruvar, in 1997. The film got huge success and won many film awards. After that Aishwarya had done many South Indian films than you can imagine, and more than any other actors listed. In the same year when Iruvar released, she was offered a role in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya was first Bollywood movie. She also featured in other Tamil films after, like, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Raavanan, and Enthiran.

7. Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha offered a role opposite to the top South Indian celebs, Rajnikanth and Anushka Shetty. Her film, Lingaa, depicted the British Raj in India.

8. Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was known for her bold character “Silk” in Bollywood “The Dirty Picture”. Vidya started her career with a Bengali film, and her Bollywood debut, with Parineeta, Vidya also did a Malayalam film. Her first one was Kalari Vikraman, which was actually never released. But that didn’t stop her, and she did another Malayalam film, Urumi, in 2011.

9. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif Barbie Doll of Bollywood industry her debut in Telugu as a royal princess in the movie Malliswari opposite Venkatesh directed by K. Vijaya. She also signed another Telugu movie Swati and Malayali film Supriya.

10. Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen former Miss Universe made her entry in 1997 Tamil movie Ratchagan opposite Nagarjuna directed by Praveen Gandhi and after she made a special appearance in a song for the Tamil movie Mudhalvan.

11. Shilpa Shetty

The pretty desi actress of Bollywood is not unknown to the south industry either. Born as a Kannadiga, this talented actor made her way into Bollywood way early to be even remembered for her other roles. But a quick recap, she did star in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies both in a lead and cameo role.

12. Hansika Motwani

The child actor in most of the Saas Bahu serials and kids movies in Bollywood has kickstarted her acting in a lead role as well. She may not be that popular in Bollywood right now, but has made a great impact in Telugu and Tamil cinema and has a long list of movies to her name such as Kantri, Desamuduru, Maska, etc.

13. Kriti Sanon

The upcoming actress in Bollywood who made her debut with the movie Heropanti opposite Tiger Shroff has ensured she stepped into the south market as well. She has starred in the Telugu movie Nenokkadine opposite Mahesh Babu and is currently waiting for her second Telugu movie releasing this year,Dochay.

14. Genelia D’Souza

Genelia D’Souza cute and charming actress featured in Tamil film Boys she acted opposite Sidharth and film directed by Shankar. Around 300 girls gave audition for this film and Genelia was selected among those. She also signed simultaneously other films Satyam Telugu movie and Tujhe Meri Kasam Hindi movie. She acted more than 20 films in South India and earned many awards.

15. Ileana D’Cruz

Ileana D’Cruz was born in Mumbai in Goan Catholic family. Before giving her debut in Bollywood she mostly appeared in Telugu movies. She gave her debut in Telugu language movie Devadasu in 2006 opposite to Ram and directed by Y.V.S. Chowdary. After that, she gave many hit films in South India.

16. Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla was born in Haryana on 13th November. She was the winner of Miss India Beauty Contest held in the year 1984. She gave her debut in Bollywood in the year 1986 with film Sultanat and received a positive response from people. Apart from Bollywood, she has worked in a many Tamil, Telugu, Malayala, Kannada and Bengali movies.

17. Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam made her debut with director Devaraja Palan movie Ullasa Utasha in the year 2009. The film didn’t perform well but Yami received a positive response for her performance. Later in 2010, she was offered a role in first Bollywood movie Vicky Donor opposite to Ayusmann Khuraana and film became a major commercial success and received critical appreciation.

All of these actresses are immensely talented and also appreciated in Bollywood. It is good to know that they have even entertained in the industry of South India with their talent and tremendous performance.

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