The South Indian cinematic world has made a mark in the Indian film industry and has proved to be one of a kind. The films have exclusive storylines and are technically very sound. It is an ocean of talent and we find some of the best performers belong to this industry. Many big Bollywood blockbusters like Ghajini, Wanted, Singham, Bodyguard, Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaya are all remakes of South Indian Films. Among all the Indian film industry, Tollywood is one of the oldest and it is a storehouse of brilliant actors and actresses. Most Tamil actresses are renowned for their experimental character portrayals even when it demands boldness and are far removed from the stereotyped love interest of the male protagonist. These actresses are gifted with talent as well as matchless stature, which set them apart. They have the x-factor which draws everyone’s attention and the physiques they flaunt are breathtaking enough to make heads turn. Their sex appeal and screen presence makes one jaws drop and lead movie buffs into a world of fantasy. They are the manifestations of well chiseled body that makes us wonder if beauty is only skin deep.
One of the leading actresses of Tamil film industry, she even won a national award for best actress for her film Paruthiveeran which cemented her place in the Tamil films. She has done diverse roles in her career span till date and has proved her versatility as an actress. Apart from her acting skills, she also has the oomph factor which is enticing to the masses. She even featured in an item number in the Bollywood blockbuster Chennai Express and is now working on a number of films such as Angulika, Vyuha, Kamini, Rangasani and Dana Kaayonu.
2. Samantha Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu is known face in the Southern film industry and has been a part of many high-grossing films. She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in both Tamil and Telugu award ceremonies in the same year and has become the second actress to receive these honors in the same year after actress Revathi. Undoubtedly, she is one of the best actresses in India and is also considered one of the hottest actresses, vivacious and scintillating. Her recent film projects are 10 Enradhukkulla, Brahmotsavam, Vijay 59 and Vada Chennai.
3. Shruti Haasan
Her photoshoot with the Maxim magazine would leave any man or woman awestruck. This ravishing actress is a renowned actress in Tollywood and Kollywood who has also made a name for herself in Bollywood. She had also appeared in films as a child artist, and is a brilliant singer and composer. She has been singing for films since she was a child and worked alongside her father Kamal Hassan and recently has done playback for the film Tevar. Shruti is now engaged in films such as Srimanthudu, Welcome Back, Pulli, Yaara and Rocky Handsome.
4. Trisha Krishnan
One of the popular actresses of Tamil films, she has also acted in Telugu, Hindi and Kannada films. She has been a model and has even won the Miss Madras pageant in 1999. Trisha is captivatingly beautiful with an attractive persona which has played a role in making her one of the most famous actress in Southern India. She is very fond of animals and has been a part of the Angels for Animals project of PETA as the Goodwill Ambassador. She is also the face for many big brands like Fanta India, Scooty Pep+, Fairever Fairness cream and Vivel Di Wills.
5. Priya Anand
She entered the Indian film industry with the Tamil film Vaamanan in 2009, and then went on to star in the Telugu film ‘Leader’. She has also worked in Bollywood films such as English Vinglish, Fukrey and Rangrezz. This actress pulls off herself pretty well in whatever she wears and has also appeared in ad-commercials of Cadbury Dairy Milk and Nutrine Maha Lacto before she entered the cinematic world. She is presently working on the film Kootathil Oruvan.
6. Anushka Shetty
This actress owns a perfect hour-glass figure which is enough to grab all the attention and revealed that the secret to her trimmed body is Yoga. She made her debut with the film Super and since then she climbed the ladders of success and established herself as a top-notch actress. Her acting skills have received acclamation from critics and audience alike. She has been a part of the epic film Bahubali: The Beginning, which has registered record breaking opening at the box office and has become the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time in Indian cinematic history. The sequel of the film also stars Anushka Shetty and is scheduled to be released in 2016.
Manassinakkare was her first film after which there was no looking back for. Be it Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam films, she has spread her magic with a combination of excellent talent and stimulating looks. This hot actress has irresistible sex appeal and her portrayal of Sasha in the film Billa is unforgettable. She has many projects in the pipeline including Maya, Naanum Rowdydhaan, Thani Oruvan, Idhu Namma Aalu, Kashmora and Thirunaal.
8. Tapsi Pannu
Tapsi’s debut film was Telugu movie Jhummandi Naadam which released in 2010, and ever since she has acted in various Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. She has also featured in many ad-commercials and has been entitled with ‘Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin’ and ‘Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face’. With proportionate vital stats and measured boldness, she is definitely one of the hottest Tamil actresses of recent times. Runningshaadi.com and Aabra Ka Daabra are her upcoming Hindi flicks, and the filming of the Tamil film Kaan is in the progress.
9. Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya has a curvaceous figure which every woman would envy and she carries herself with utmost elegance. With the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu, she entered Kollywood; but prior to that she had acted in other Telugu and Malayalam films. Her performance in the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu was highly acclaimed and she even won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for this film.
10. Parvathy Omanakuttan
This model turned actress is truly a glance stealer and looks ravishing in Indian as well as western attire. She has won many beauty pageants including the first runner up position at the Miss World 2008. Parvathy entered the silver screen with the Hindi film United Six, and then she made her way to Kollywood with the film Billa II. She later starred in the Malayalam flick KQ and the supernatural thriller Pizza. Her upcoming movie is the Tamil comic science fiction Nambiar that released in August, 2015.