Top 5 Hottest South Indian Actresses

South Indian film industry is all about glamor, action, and drama. The drama and action part undoubtedly exists, but beyond that, it is the glamorous appeal and the hot starlets that attract moviegoers to see South films. There are the beautiful, hottest, and talented set of ladies who feature in South Indian films. These South Indian beauties reign the hearts of a million audience. In fact, some of them even made a great and successful footing into Bollywood.

Here is a list of the top 5 hottest South Indian actresses.


She made acting debut in 2003 with a Malayalam film Manassinakkare. Nayanthara is known for the most promising newcomer of her time. She delivered successful films like Vismayathumbathu before foraying into Tamil and Telugu cinema. The stunning actress went on to appear in the blockbuster hit film, Ghajini. This gorgeous woman is today one of the most sought after actresses in Tamil cinema.



She is a perfect package of good looks, sex appeal, and talent. Her first release was the critically acclaimed 2010 Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave directed by Gautham Menon. After that, she appeared in several commercially successful Telugu films like Brindavanam, Dookudu, and Chettu establishing herself as a leading contemporary heroine in Telugu cinema. She is audience and critics favorite.


Ileana D’cruz

Ileana’s charming smile and sharp features give her a cute and sensuous personality. She made her debut in Telugu film Devadasu. For this, she bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut- South. She then appeared in blockbuster movies like Kick, Pokiri, Jalsa, and Julayi establishing herself as one of Tollywood’s leading actresses. In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s critically and commercially successful film Barfi! And from that point forward, Ilena has had a dream run in Bollywood.


Trisha Krishnan

Winning the Miss Madras crown in 1999 opened the door of films for her. Trisha Krishnan made her first appearance in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, in supporting role. She starred in a lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. In 2010, Trishna finally stepped into Bollywood with her film Khatta Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. She delivered her career best performances in the films Abhiyum Naanum and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.


Taapsee Pannu

This curvaceous actress made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam. Since then, she is unstoppable; she has appeared in some critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju, Mr. Perfect, and Vandhaan Vendraan. Aadukalam gained her maximum commercial success. The young lady stepped into Bollywood with her debut, David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor.


It is easy to become an actress, but it ‘s hard to make a massive fan following. With sheer dedication, talent, and incredible good looks only, these South Indian beauties have continued to rule the roost as far as South Indian cinema is concerned.

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