Tamil films over the years have seen some wonderful performances put up by hot young actresses in films like ‘Poo‘ where Parvathi Menon played a bold village girl whose aim in life is to get married to her childhood sweetheart, and in film ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini‘, Nayantara sizzled as a short-tempered girl who keeps shunning the hero and how later she falls for him; and ‘Abhiyum Naanum‘ saw Trisha Krishnan playing the role of daughter giving a cool performance.
Likewise there are also several other hot actresses who have become great crowd pullers with their scintillating performances. The actresses who are ruling Tamil films as their own fiefdom are: Tamanna, Asin, Shriya Saran, Meera Jasmine, Namitha, Sandhya and Lakshmi Rai. Bollywood actresses like Aishwarya Rai, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu and many others have also graced Tamil cinema.
The cute n petite Trisha rose to fame in Tamil films with her outstanding performances in films like ‘Laysa Laysa‘, ‘Mounam Pesiyadhe‘, ‘Saamy‘, ‘Ghilli‘ and many others which became big blockbusters. Hot Trisha is the one actress for who the word ‘flop’ shudders to come near her.
Asin who began her Tamil film career with ‘M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi‘ went on to appear in hit films like ‘Majaa‘, ‘Sivakasi‘, ‘Varalaru‘, ‘Pokkiri‘, ‘Dasavathaaram‘. Her great acting skills took her to the bollywood where she excelled in Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Ghajini‘. Hot Asin is now eyeing the top slot in bollywood.
Nayantara is another hot actress whose brilliant acting talents gave her movies a resounding success at the box office. Her scintillating performances in several Tamil films beginning with ‘Ayya‘ in 2003 and right down to ‘Villu‘ in 2009 has made her one of the top-notched actresses in Kollywood. She is most notable for her performances alongside Rajnikanth in ‘Chandramukhi‘ & ‘Kuselan‘, with Surya in ‘Ghajini‘ and Simbu in ‘Valavan‘, with Dhanush in ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini‘ and in ‘Aegan‘ with Ajith.
Shriya Saran who entered Tamil films with ‘Ennaku 20 Unnaku 18‘ has appeared in several hit films in Tamil such as ‘Mazhai‘, ‘Sivaji: The Boss‘, ‘Azhagiya Tamil Magan‘, ‘Kanthaswamy‘, ‘Thoranai‘, ‘Kutty‘ and ‘Chikku Bukku‘, ‘Jaggubhai‘ starring Rajnikanth. Post ‘Jaggubhai‘, the industry watchers say that hot Shriya Saran will rise to phenomenal heights of fame in Tamil cinema.
The cute girl-next-door Meera Jasmine who began her kollywood career with ‘Run‘ starring Madhavan has been having a great run in Tamil films. Her amazing performances in several hit Tamil films like ‘Anjaneya‘, ‘Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram‘, ‘Mariyadhai‘ and ‘Malaiyoor Mambattiyaan‘ have made her one of the most successful actresses in Tamil films. Another sensuous and sensational actress Namitha who made her debut with ‘Engal Anna’ has become one of the hottest actresses in Tamil films. Her performances in films like ‘Aanai‘, ‘Pachchak Kuthira‘, ‘Naan Avanillai‘, ‘Billa‘ and ‘Kettavan‘ have made her the most sought after actress in Tamil movies. Tall and curvy Namitha has a huge fan following amongst young Tamil moviegoers.
Sandhya, the outstanding Tamil actress who won Filmfare Award & Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for her Tamil debut film ‘Kaadhal‘ in 2004 has quickly risen to fame in Tamil films. She has become the most promising actress in kollywood by applying her the magical streak of successes to films like ‘Dishyum‘, ‘Koodal Nagar‘, ‘Vallavan‘, ‘Thoondil‘, ‘Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam‘, ‘Nootrukku Nooru‘, ‘Manjal Veiyil‘ and ‘Odipolaama‘.
Lakshmi Rai, the ravishing beauty and renowned Indian super model who bowled team India’s most successful skipper & dashing batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has now opened her innings in Tamil films to clean bowl the Tamil film audiences with her outstanding acting talents. Hot Lakshmi Rai who began her Tamil film career with ‘Karka Kasadara‘ in 2005 went on to appear in several hit Tamil movies ‘Dharmapuri‘, ‘Nenjai Thodu‘, ‘Velli Thirai‘, ‘Dhaam Dhoom‘, ‘Naan Avanillai 2‘ and so on.
Over the years Tamil film industry has also attracted gorgeous bollywood actresses like Aishwarya Rai, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu and several others. While reigning queen Aishwarya Rai started her acting career with a Tamil film ‘Iruvar‘ in 1997, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar have all given Tamil films a fillip with their hot curvaceous figures and beautiful acting talents.
Famous Girls with Tamil Connections
The legendary actresses like dusky beauty Rekha, dream girl Hema Malini, and gorgeous beauty Sridevi who ruled bollywood for decades with their dazzling performances hold one common trait amongst themselves. They all hail from Tamil Nadu. Rekha was born in Chennai while Hema Malini was born in Ammankudi in Tiruchirapalli district and Sridevi in Sivakasi.
Rekha gained fame as a bollywood actress with outstanding performances in a number of hit bollywood films. She began her acting career at the age of fourteen with ‘Sawan Bhadon‘ in 1970. The movie became a big blockbuster hit and within a week Rekha found herself with 18 films in her lap. Since then Rekha never looked back and went on to give amazing performances in nearly 180 Hindi films most of which turned out to become major hits. A fascinating actress and a role-model for generation next the sensuous Rekha ruled bollywood like a queen.
Hema Malini burst onto the bollywood scene with ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar‘ in 1968 meaning ‘Dream Merchant‘. Literally this dream merchant has turned into a dream girl for billions of fans through her scintillating performances in hundreds of films. Her phenomenal success in bollywood was just unrivalled. It is said that big-time actors in bollywood during their lean phases looked up to her. Rajesh Khanna with ‘Prem Nagar’ and Devanand with ‘Johny Mera Naam’ bounced back into the fray. As for Dharmendra, he has nearly sixteen consecutive hits with Hema Malini. This dream girl & star-maker Hema Malini reigned bollywood during ’70s and ’80s with her memorable performances. Who would forget basanti in ‘Sholay’?
Sridevi who began her acting as a child star grew up into a fascinating versatile actress the Indian cinema has ever seen. Critics hail her as an awesome actress whose acting talents saw several movies becoming blockbusters. She was the topmost actress in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films for decades together and breathed life into the roles she portrayed in nearly 260 films. She deftly combined her magnetic charms, beauty, sensuousness, oomph and energy with such grace that her performances have become as legendary as her films ‘16 Vayadhinile‘, ‘Moondram Pirai‘, ‘Sigappu Rojakkal‘, ‘Meendum Kokila‘, ‘Vaazhve Maayam‘ and several other Telugu & bollywood films.
Trisha, the Tamil Iyer beauty rose to dizzying heights of fame in Tamil films with her scintillating cheeky performances. Right from her debut Tamil film ‘Mounam Pesiyadhe‘ to ‘Sarvam‘ Trisha gave rocking performances in a number of Tamil films as well as Telugu films, where she also attained super star status.
Vidya Balan who was born in Kerala to a Tamil Iyer couple is a beautiful and promising bollywood actress. Her cool n cute performance in ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai‘ has been critically hailed by the critics. She has also given wonderful performances in Hindi films like Aishwarya Rai–Abhishek starrer ‘Guru‘, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa‘, ‘Halla Bol‘ and many other films. Besides films, Vidya Balan has also appeared in leading commercial campaigns and performed in music videos of Pankaj Udhas & Shubha Mudgal.
Padma Lakshmi, a Keralite who grew up in Tamil Nadu is a multi-faceted personality. She is a famous author, supermodel and actress. It was on a study trip to Madrid that Padma Lakshmi was discovered by a renowned model photographer Helmut Newton while she was in Madrid on a study trip. She soon began modeling in Paris, Milan and New York and graced the covers of several leading international magazines like Vogue; and became the most sought after internationally successful Indian supermodel.
While in Italy, Padma appeared in a television show called ‘Domenica In’ and later had roles in Italian dramas, bollywood films, US movies & television shows. Padma Lakshmi has also authored a couple of cookbooks called ‘Easy Exotic’ and ‘Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet’ which became best sellers. The books’ fame has landed her a US reality television cookery show, ‘Top Chef’. Padma Lakshmi became more famous for being the wife of Selman Rushdie, the author of ‘The Satanic Verses‘ & ‘Midnight’s Children‘ in 2004.
The list of women celebrities with a close Tamil connection making waves in India and abroad is never ending. Blessed with beauty and brains Tamil women will surely continue making their presence felt in the world of entertainment for a long time to come.
Young and Hot Tamil Actresses
Tamanna is a passionate dedicated Tamil actress who shot to fame with her exhilarating performances in many Tamil films. Her youthful exuberance coupled with tremendous acting talents has made her one of the top stars in Tamil films today. Her wonderful performances has seen several Tamil films going mega hits and in the process endeared her to millions of fans. With age, beauty and abundant acting talents by her side hot Tamanna has a long way to go in Tamil films.
The cute Tamil actress Bhavana has given brilliant performances in a number of Tamil films that went mega hits. Bhavana has proved that she is a born actress. Above all, gorgeous Bhavana grew up dreaming of becoming a top actress. Right from her debut movie ‘Chithiram Pesuthadi’ in 2006, Bhavana went on to deliver hit performances in several Tamil films winning the hearts of millions of Tamil film audiences and critics alike..
The cute Keralite Priyamani is an amazing Tamil film actress who won the prestigious national award for her stunning performance in Tamil film ‘Paruthi Veeran‘. Priyamani has since given outstanding performances in many Tamil films winning the hearts of millions of fans. Priyamani after a brief stint as a model plunged into films quickly rising to fame in kollywood becoming the critics delight and as well the heartthrob of millions of Tamil film crowd.
The cute n demure Trisha is the finest Tamil actress whose soul-stirring performances in many Tamil movies have catapulted her to the top of the world in Tamil films. Beginning her Tamil film career with ‘Lesa Lesa‘, Trisha sizzled in a number of Tamil films that went blockbuster hits. Besides earning numerous awards & honors ravishing beauty Trisha also became the queen of Tamil films winning the hearts of Tamil film audiences.
Popular Tamil Actress
About Tamil Cinema
The Tamil film industry which produces around 150 films a year has now fallen into a serious crisis, according to the Tamil film analysts. 2008 proved to be a disaster for Kollywood. Of the 115 films made in 2008 only a handful of movies became blockbuster hits.
Nearly 100 Tamil movies crashed at the box office in 2008. Even Rajnikanth starrer ‘Kuselan‘ fared badly at the box office. If Rajnikanth‘s and Vijaykanth‘s magic fails to lift Tamil cinema then the onus of resurrecting Tamil cinema financially falls on hot Tamil actresses, the likes of Nayantara, Namitha, Trisha, Asin, Tamanna Bhatia, Meera Jasmine, Keerthi Chawla, Simran, Saranya Mohan, Charmi Kaur and several others. Trisha who gave blockbuster hits in tollywood is a topnotch actress in Kollywood too.
Trisha gave magnificent performances in a number of Tamil films including ‘Mounam Pesiyadhe‘, ‘Saamy‘, ‘Ghilli‘, ‘Aaru‘, ‘Something Something … Unakkum Enakkum‘, ‘Bheema‘ and several other hit movies. She has now lined up four Tamil films ‘Sarvam‘, ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya‘, ‘Aadulalam‘ & ‘Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam‘ this 2009. The sensuous beauty Namitha who became famous with ‘Engal Anna‘ has acted in 18 Tamil hits such as ‘Vyapari‘, ‘Naan Avanillai‘, ‘Billa‘, ‘Azhagiya Thamizh Magan‘, ‘Perumal‘, and others. Her four upcoming films ‘Indira Vizha‘, ‘Jaganmohini‘, ‘Desadrohi‘ and ‘Kettavan‘ to be released are being projected as big blockbusters.
Nayantara, the dazzling South Indian beauty whose outstanding performance in Rajnikanth-starrer ‘Chandramukhi‘ won her accolades has quickly become one of the hot & actresses in Tamil films.
Tamanna Bhatia hit it off in Tamil films with ‘Vyapari‘ quickly becoming the top n leading actress in Kollywood. She has now lined up four of her upcoming hits like ‘Ayan‘ starring Surya, ‘Ananda Tandavam‘, ‘Kandein Kadhalai’ and ‘Paiyya‘.
Asin who gave magnificent performance in ‘Ghajini’ winning Tamil Filmfare Award has rendered brilliant performances in movies like ‘Sivakasi‘, ‘Aalwar‘ and Tamil version of ‘Pokkiri‘.
Meera Jasmine one of the hot actress in Kollywood is now busy lining up four of her upcoming releases ‘Guiness Vision‘, ‘Malaiyoor Mambattiyaan‘, ‘Adhi Narayana‘ and ‘Mariyadhai‘.
Keerthi Chawla, the beautiful Tamil actress is also coming up with three of her Tamil films ‘Thirumathi Tamizh‘, ‘Ninaivil Nindraval‘ and ‘Shwetha 5/10, Wellington Road’. Other new Tamil actresses who are trying to woo the audiences to theaters to rake Kollywood in big moneys are beautiful Simran, hot Saranya Mohan, gorgeous Genelia, the buxom beauty Charmi Kaur and others. 2009 indeed is going to be a testing time for Kollywood as it is banking heavily on the magnetic charms of these beautiful hot actresses to parade their respective movies at the box office.
Kollywood watchers predict that the star power of these amazing actresses has worked earlier and works this time too helping Kollywood regain its lost glory… including financially.