List of top 10 Tamil Actress (2020)

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1. Introduction

2. Top 10 Tamil Actress

2.1 Anushka Shetty

2.2 Tamannaah Bhatia

2.3 Trisha Krishnan

2.4 Samantha Akkineni

2.5 Kajal Aggarwal

2.6 Shruti Haasan

2.7 Shriya Saran

2.8 Asin

2.9 Hansika Motwani

2.10 Nayanthara


Will Bahubali have become the great blockbuster that it is without the character Devsena? Female characters bring charisma to every great story. Sometimes they are the linchpin of the whole plot. Behind every great story is a strong female character, and equally strong actresses play these strong characters.


Top 10 Tamil Actress 

Tamil Actresses are loved by their fans and live in their hearts. There is no way we can rank these talented women in any order. These beauties are women who made it big in the industry with their talent. Still, we have tried to compile the list of the top 10 Tamil Actress for you.

2. 1 Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty is an actress popular in Telugu and Tamil film industry born on 7 November 1981. Her birth name was Sweety Shetty, which was later changed to stage name Anushka Shetty. She was born in Mangalore to Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. She has two brothers. She completed her studies in Bangalore and completed her BCA from Mount Carmel College. 

Shetty made her debut with Super, a 2005 Telugu film. This movie earned her a nomination in Telugu Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress. In 2006 she appeared In S.S. Rajamouli’s movie Vikramarkudu which turned out to be a blockbuster. She gave out blockbusters after blockbusters such as Lakshyam, Souryam, and Chintakayala Ravi. Anushka Shetty earned her Filmfare Best Actress Telugu for her movie Arundhati, where she played a double role. Her second Filmfare was for Vedam, where she played the role of a prostitute.

Shetty continued working in several hit movies such as Singam, Vaanam, Rudramadevi, etc. Her most significant role to date was of princess Devsena in S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion. The two movies became one of the highest-grossing Indian films. Anushka is the highest paid South Indian actress. She is popularly called Lady Superstar of the South Indian industry.

Anushka Shetty is unmarried and is rumored to be dating her Baahubali co-star Prabhas although any of them has given no official statement. They claim to be good friends.


2.2 Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamanna Bhatia, also known as Tamannaah was born on 21 December 1989; for astrological purposes, she changed her name to Tamannaah. Her parents are diamond merchant Santosh and Rajani Bhatia. She is Sindhi and completed her education from Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School. At the age of 13, she was offered a role after being spotted in her school’s annual function.

She is an actress who appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her debut with Bollywood movie Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. She also appeared in a song of Abhijeet Sawant. She made her Telugu film debut with Sri and Tamil movie debut with Kedi. 

She has starred in blockbusters such as Ayan, Siruthai, Devi, Dharma Durai, and Sketch. She was part of the epic saga Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion. These two movies established her as a prominent South Indian actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses.


2.3 Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan is an actress and models predominantly works in Tamil and Telugu movies. She was born on 4 May 1983 to Uma and Krishnan in Madras. After her BBA from Ethiraj College for Women, she participated in several beauty pageants and worked in commercials.  

She participated in beauty pageants and was spotted after winning the Miss Madra contest. She was miss “Beautiful Smile” in the 2001 Miss India contest. She wanted to be a criminal psychologist instead of a career in acting. Trisha was an earnest student and made up for bunked classes due to her shooting schedule by attending summer schools. 

She rose to a significant figure in the industry after her role in Varsham, Ghilli, in Tamil cinema. She has also acted in Bollywood movie Khatta Meetha. She has won South Filmfare for the best actress award. She won this award for two other movies Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule. In 2010 she won Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine. 

Trisha is very close to her mother and her mother accompanies her everywhere on shoots and events. Trisha is unmarried and was once engaged to businessman Varun Manian. The couple ended their engagement in May 2015.


2.4 Samantha Akkineni

Samantha was born in Chennai on 28 April 1987. Her father is Telugu, and her mother is Malayali. She has two elder brothers. She attended Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary school and graduated from Stella Maris College. Before completing her undergraduate, she started working as a model. While working as a model, she was spotted to act in movies.

Samantha primarily works in the South Indian industry and has received several Filmfare. She made her debut with Ye Maaya Chesave that earned her a Filmfare for Best Debut. Her Filmography has several hits such as Kaththu, Mersal, 24, Theri, and many more. She has established herself as an eminent actress in South Indian Industry.

Samantha, apart from her acting career, is a philanthropist. She donated her earnings from endorsements, events, and modeling to her NGO Pratyusha Support. She was bedridden with an immunity illness in 2012 and since then has given a lot of money for the treatment of kids and women. 

Samantha is married to Naga Chaitanya. They dated on and off and then got engaged. The couple got married in Goa according to Hindu and Christian rituals. Fans lovingly call the couple ChaySam.


2.5 Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal Aggarwal was born in Mumbai on 19 June 1985 to Vinay Aggarwal and Suman Aggarwal. Her father is in the textile business, and her mother is her business manager. Kajal completed her studies from St. Anne’s High School. She has a degree in mass media and wants to pursue an MBA. Kajal is unmarried and has a sister Nisha who also works in the South Indian Industry and is married to Karan Valecha, managing director of Gold’s Gym.

She made her acting debut with Kyun! Ho Gaya Na. She also starred in Magadheera, which was a Telugu blockbuster movie and earned her a prominent place in the industry. Magadheera became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time. Magadheera was a turning point in her career. She has also worked in Tamil movies such as Naan Mahaan Alla, Maattrraan, Jilla, Vivegam, and many more. She was a part of Bollywood movie Singham and Special 26.


2.6 Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan was born on 28 January 1986 to Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. She has worked in Bollywood, Kollywood, and Tollywood. Haasan has a younger sister Akshara who is also an actress. Shruti did her schooling from Chennai and graduated from St. Andrew’s College in Psychology. She was always interested in music and cinema and went to the U.S. to learn music at the Musicians Institute in California. 

She made her debut in 2000 as a child artist with her father’s directed movie Hey Ram. She made her acting debut with movie Luck opposite Imran Khan in 2009. Shruti Haasan earned Filmfare Award for Female Debut South. She has acted in several blockbusters such as Gabbar Singh, Vedalam, Si3. In Bollywood, Haasan has worked in movies such as D-Day, Welcome Back, and Gabbar Is Back. She is the voice actor of Elsa in the Tamil version of Frozen 2. 

Haasan is a well-established singer; she has studied music in the USA. She has been nominated several times for Filmfare Playback Singer-Tamil. She won the Filmfare for Best Female Playback Singer- Telugu for movie Aagadu, “Junction Lo’. She hosts Hello Sago, where she chats with celebrities and their personal lives.


2.7 Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran or Shriya Saran Bhatnagar is an actress-model who works in South Indian, Hindi Cinema, and American film industry born on 11 September 1982 in Dehradun to Pushpender and Neeraja Saran Bhatnagar. Her father was a BHEL employee, and her mother was a DPS teacher. Saran attended the DPS, where her mother was a teacher, she has an elder brother. She lived in Haridwar during her childhood. She has a B.A. degree in Literature. Shriya is an accomplished dancer. She is trained in Rajasthani folk and Kathak. 

She made her debut with Telugu film Ishtam, but her first commercial success was Santhosham. She starred in blockbuster movie Sivaji, the highest-grossing Tamil movie of its time. She has acted in several American based films such as Other End of the Line, Midnight’s children, etc. Shriya Saran has volunteered for several charities and is involved in several philanthropic activities. She was the brand ambassador of CCL(Celebrity Cricket League) for two seasons.

Shriya Saran is married to Russian Businessman Andre Koscheev. He has a chain of organic food restaurants. He is also a national-level tennis player.


2.8 Asin

Asin was born on 26 October 1985, popularly known as Asin. She was a former actress working predominantly in Tamil films. She was born in Kochi to Joseph Thottumkal, an Ex-CBI officer and Seline Thottumkal, a surgeon. Her father named her Asin meaning without a sin. The A means without in Sanskrit and sin from English. Her education primarily took place in Kochi, and she has a B.A. degree in English Literature. Asin can speak eight languages and dubs her movies. 

She made her debut by Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, a Malayalam movie. She received a Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award for her performance in Ghajini. She starred in several hit movies such as Varalaru, pokkiri, Vel, and many more. She was awarded Pride of South Indian Cinema at SIIMA for her contribution in Kollywood. Asin made her Bollywood debut with Ghajini, which was the first Indian movie to earn INR 1 billion at Indian Box Office. She won Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and many other awards for Ghajini. She also performed in Ready, Housefull 2, Khiladi, and Bol Bachchan. 

She is married to Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax. They got married in 2016 and have a daughter named Arin.


2.9 Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani was born on 9 August 1991 in Mumbai to Pradeep Motwani and Mona Motwani. She has an elder brother Prashant Motwani. She belongs to a Sindhi Family. She made her T.V. debut with children show Shaka Laka Boom Boom. Motwani was also a part of the Koi Mil Gaya cast. 

She now stars in several South Indian movies. She is also the winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for Telugu film Desamuduru. She has several hit movies under her names such as Mappillai, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Bogan, and many more.


2.10 Nayanthara

Diana Mariam Kurian or Nayanthara was born on 18 November 1984, known as Nayanthara, professionally. She is an actress who works in South Indian movies. Nayanthara was born to Kurian Kodiyattu and Omana Kurian. She has an elder brother. Her father was an Indian Air Force officer; thus, she studied in various schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Literature.

Nayanthara made her debut in 2003 with Manassinakkare. She starred in Tamil movie Ayya. She won Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for her performance in Raja Rani. She is the South Indian actress to make it to the Forbes Celebrity 100 2018 list. 

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