The film industry down south for some years has seen the domination of male actors right from the days of NTR, ANR to Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi; MGR, Shivaji Ganeshan to Kamal Hassan, Rajnikanth; Prem Nazir to Mohanlal, Mammootty; Dr. Raj Kumar to Puneet Rajkumar.
Now gone are the days, the actresses began dominating South Indian films with their towering performances combined with their hot covetous personalities.
Thanks to the reigning queen of bollywood, the one n only Aishwarya Rai who has shown the world that actresses possessing beauty and abundant acting talents can carry the film all the way to the box office successes.
Like Aishwarya Rai, there are several talented South Indian actresses; the likes of gorgeous beauties Nayantara, Asin, Shriya Saran, Ileana, Genelia, Trisha, Meera Jasmine, Anushka to name a few who can turn a film into a blockbuster hit with their scintillating performances.
The raging beauty Nayanthara shot to fame in South Indian films with her blazing hot performances in Tamil films ‘Chandramukhi’ starring Rajnikanth, ‘Vallavan’ starring Shimbu, ‘Billa’ starring Ajith, ‘Lakshmi‘ starring Venkatesh which have created box office records of sorts. The lissome beauty Asin too has delivered award winning blockbuster performances in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. Her passionate performances in blockbuster hits like ‘Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi’, ‘Shivamani 9848022338′, ‘Ghajini’, Pokkiri’ and so on has won her critical acclaim. Her performance in bollywood version of ‘Ghajini’ starring Aamir Khan has made her one of the most sought after actresses in bollywood. Her debut bollywood movie ‘Ghajini’ did a business of around Rs.376 crores [$78.57million] worldwide of which the domestic share is put at Rs.172 crores [$35.94 million]. Hot Asin is truly the hottest South Indian actress today, who has transcended national boundaries with her trilingual film ‘The 19th Step’ made in Tamil, English and Japanese languages.
Trisha, the hot petite beauty has given magnificent performances in a number of films that has fetched her multiple awards, honors and accolades. Hot Trisha has given stunning performances in Tamil films: ‘Mounam Pesiyadhe‘, ‘Saamy‘, ‘Ghilli‘, ‘Aaru‘, ‘Something Something… Unnakum Ennakum‘ and Telugu films: ‘Varsham‘, ‘Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana‘, ‘Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule‘, ‘Bujjigadu‘ & ‘King‘. It is reported that not a single film of Trisha has ever failed at the box office. If it wasn’t a blockbuster hit it was at least a reasonably successful film; but never a flop.
Meera Jasmine, the cute actress with the girl-next-door looks has taken South Indian films by storm captivating the audiences with her passionate performances in a number of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada language films. Her amazing performance in ‘Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam’ has won her multiple awards including the National Film Award. Meera Jasmine won four Filmfare awards for her performances in Malayalam films ‘Kasthoorimann’, ‘Achuvinte Amma’ & ‘Ore Kadal’ and a Tamil film ‘Run’. In tollywood too, Meera Jasmine captured the hearts of Telugu film goers with her exhilarating performances in movies like ‘Bhadra‘, ‘Raraju‘, Maharadhi‘, ‘Gorintaku‘, ‘Bangaru Babu’ to name a few.
Anushka, the stunning beauty with a fine curvaceous figure is now a rage in South Indian films. Anushka the cherubic faced cute actress began her debut in films in 2005 with ‘Super’ starring opposite Nagarjuna. She has since appeared in several hit movies both in Telugu and Tamil languages. Her outstanding acting talents, her enchanting beauty, her dimpled enticing smile has really swayed the hearts of millions of fans. Anushka‘s amazing performance in ‘Arundhati‘ is just the tip of the iceberg that this awesome beauty is capable of – delivering such stunning performances in movie after movie.
The list of South Indian actresses who made rich the South Indian language films with their great acting talents is truly endless. Bollywood hot actresses like Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta, Amisha Patel, Bipasha Basu, Sushmita Sen, Hanskia Motwani too have delivered brilliant performances in several South Indian films. Their performances have indeed truly added gaiety and flavor to South Indian films.
The beautiful South Indian Actress Nayantara who is famous for her performance in several Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies like “Chandramukhi”, “Ghajini”, “Billa” and “Yaaradi Nee Mohini” used to reward her co-workers in her movies by giving away gifts such as cars and bicycles.
One of the leading actresses in Tamil Industry Nayantara started her acting career with the movie “Manassinakkare” in 2003, went on performing several roles in many movies like “Chandramukhi” , “Lakshmi” , “Vallavan” , “Sivaji” , “Billa”  and many other films.
The excellent Kerala born Indian actress Asin Thottumkal got her huge commercial success with the Telugu movie “Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi” in 2003 which won her Film fare Award for the Best Telugu Actress.
Asin started her acting career with the movie “Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka” in 2001 and later acted in several hit movies “Gharshana” , “Ghajini” , “Annavaram” , “Dasavatharam”  and several other movies. She made her debut into bollywood with the movie “Ghajini” in 2008 starring Aamir Khan which brought her a Film fare Award.
The diva of beauty Shriya Saran performed leading roles in high-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers.
Shriya Saran received critical success with the Telugu film “Santhosham” in 2002. With her fabulous performance alongside Rajnikanth in “Sivaji: The Boss” in 2007, Shriya Saran bagged different roles in Kollywood, Tollywood, Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
The slender beauty Ileana Who got a break through with her second Telugu movie “Pokiri” in 2006 has acted in many other hit movies in her career like “Kedi” starring Ravi Krishna, “Rakhi” starring Jr. NTR, “Jalsaa” starring Pawan Kalyan and “Kick” starring Ravi Teja.
The gorgeous Indian actress Genelia who became famous for her role as Haasini in the movie “Bommarillu” in 2006 has acted in many movies like “Boys” , “Happy” , “Dhee” , “Ready”  and other movies. She also acted in many bollywood movies like “Mere Baap Pehle Aap” , “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na” , “Hook Ya Crook” , “It’s My Life”  and other films.
Genelia has become the brand ambassador of new Fanta, chocolate Perk and Spinz Deodorant and Talc of FMCG major CavinKare.
The diva of Kollywood and Tollywood Trisha has acted in many hit films like “Saamy” , “Ghilli” , “Varsham” , “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana” , “Aaru”  and many other movies. The 1999 Miss Chennai and the 2001 Miss India Miss Beautiful Smile Trisha is also a Brand Ambassador of Fanta India, Scooty Pep+, ITC’s Fiama Di Wills.
The beautiful national award -winning Malayalam actress Meera Jasmine has performed in many Telugu Tamil movies like “Soothradharan” , “Swapnakkoodu” , “Kasthoorimann” , “Aayitha Ezhuthu” , “Gudumba Shankar” , “Maharadhi”  and many other films.
The out-standing Tollywood and Kollywood actress Anushka made her debut in 2005 with the telugu movie “Super” starring Nagarjuna went on performing several hit films such as “Rendu” in 2006, “Vikramarkudu” in 2006, “Don” in 2007, “Chintakayala Ravi” in 2008, “Arundhati” in 2009 and many other movies.
The most widely searched south Indian actress chubby Namitha made her debut in movies with the Telugu movie “Sontham” in 2002. She later acted in many other English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and kannada movies such as “Engal Anna” , “Love Ke Chakkar Mein” , “Billa” , “Jaganmohini” , “Maya”  and several other movies.
The national award winning Tamil actress Priyamani shot to fame with the Tamil movie “Paruthi Veeran” in 2006 starring Karthi. She then went on acting in many films like “Yamadonga” starring opposite Jr. NTR, “Malaikottai” starring Vishal in 2007 “Drona” starring Nitin, “Mitrudu” starring Bala Krishna in 2009 and many other films.