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Is she the new Kajal Agarwal?

Actress Kajal Agarwal started off her career with small budget films and got her first big break with Magadheera. From then on there was no looking back. Kajal went on to become one of the star heroines of the current era and is still on top. Not many heroines managed […]

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I love shooting during rainy season

Usually, one would love to sit at home sipping hot tea or coffee on a rainy day. But actress Kajal Agarwal says she loves to shoot when it’s raining outside. “I enjoy going to the location in a car totally drenched in rain. Once I reach the spot, I am […]

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Priyamani feels HE is Cute

The National-Award winning actress Priyamani never minces her words. She doesn’t even mind heaping praises on her peers. Not so long ago, the Yama Donga star raved about Priyanka Chopra after watching Mary Kom trailer. And she is at it again. This time, she showers her praises on Kangana Ranaut. Apart […]

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Priyamani: Who is that luck guy?

The one news of Priyamani getting ready for marriage has been doing rounds and it created quit a flutter in tinsel town. Also, buzz is that the national-award winning actress is likely to call it a day after tying the knot. The reports had it that, “Priyamani‘s parents are on […]

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Nayantara in Aishwarya Rai’s place

Tamil cinema buffs wouldn’t forget the movie Jeans that easily, for it featured some stunning locations from all over the world and also the unbelievably beautiful Aishwarya Rai at her pristine best. Among the numerous exotic spots featured in the movie was Grand Canyon, in the ‘Hai Rabba’ duet number, […]

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Which will come out first for Simbu?

Actor Simbu fans are waiting to see their favourite star on screen since long. His last release as a lead hero was Podaa Podi in 2012. Currently, he has two movies on the floors, Vaalu and Idhu Namma Aalu, and both these films are nearing completion. The song ‘Thaarumaaru‘ is […]

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Nayantara denies

"There's no chance at all" says Nayantara, when we meant to get it

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Anushka Shetty latest news & gossips

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Anushka says conditions apply

  Lanky lass Anushka has set of conditions to be a brand ambassador of a company or product just like she has reservations in taking up her film offers. More than money, she says features/services of product is more important for her to sign the deal and to endorse the […]

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Prakash Raj in Rudhrama Devi

Versatile actor Prakash Raj is portraying a key role in Gunasekhar’s Rudhrama Devi. Actress Anushka is the leading lady and Rana Daggubati, Catherine Tresa, Madhumitha and Krishnam Raju will be appearing in pivotal roles. Stylish Star Allu Arjun will be seen as Gona Ganna Reddy and this episode is likely […]

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Tapsee’s Hot Spray romance on TV

Tapsee Body Spray ad with Amit Sadh Finally, cute siren Taapsee is out of equation in Tollywood and Kollywood too. Except for one unfinished Tamil/Telugu project ‘Muni 3′ being directed by Lawrence, this hot Delhi belle almost packed bags from the South. But in Bollywood, she is busy with a […]

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‘Arambam’ disappoints Ajith?

Director Vishnuvardhan‘s ‘Arambam‘ is probably the most successful movie this year, and yet the very protagonist is not satisfied with the film. While everyone is all smiles about the ups and hits of ‘Arambam‘, Ajith is worried over the flaws and misses. Amidst the whistles, claps and praises everywhere, it […]

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Arambam review

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Ajith’s ‘Thala 55′ release date

Will Ajith’s ‘Thala 55′ release date be announced on Ganesh Chathurthi? There is a strong buzz that the first look poster and the title of Ajith‘s “Thala 55” will be released on Ganesh Chathurthi, which falls on 29 August. Rumours regarding the film’s title have been doing the rounds for […]

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Rana Daggubati and Trisha – The fling unexplained

Friendship. That is what stud Rana Daggubati and dusky Trisha comment about the ‘fling’ that is brewing between them. Whole of onlookers are ready to name it as a passionate breeze, but Rana has simply played it down. And the couple’s radiating presence at K Raghavendra Rao son’s reception party […]

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Hansika Motwani wants peace in Simbu issue

In spite of Hansika Motwani busy with many projects, media is still inquisitive about her personal life and often brings her past relationship with STR into the picture. Feeling the right moment to put an end to such revolving stories, Hansika Motwani says that it is best to remain silent that […]

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Hansika Motwani endorses Washing Powder

Call it an act of weird or something bolt out of the blue, as leading heroine Hansika Motwani turned out to be a brand ambassador for a washing powder. Hansika Motwani recently unveiled the product of Super washing powder in Chennai. Although everything went well, there is an interesting talk going on […]

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Top homely actresses of Telugu Cinema

1. Mamatha Mohandas

Mamta Mohandas born on 14 November 1985, in Manama, Bahrain. Mamta was born in Bahrain into a well off Malayali family which originally hails from Kannur. She is an Indian film actress and playback singer. She has mainly acted in Malayalam films, besides few Telugu and Tamil productions and one Kannada film. She has won two Filmfare Awards, for Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2007 and for Best Actress in Malalayam in 2010. Mamta debuted in the 2005 Malayalam film Mayookham, directed by Hariharan. Although the film did not do well at the box office, Mamta attracted attention for her sensitive portrayal of Indira. Subsequently, she acted alongside Mammootty in Bus Conductor, with Suresh Gopi in the films Adbutham (2006) and Lanka (2006), and alongside Jayaram in Madhuchandralekha (2006). She also played the female lead in Baba Kalyani with Mohanlal. Later that year, she debuted in the Tamil film industry, starring in the Karu Pazhaniappan-directed film Sivappathigaram opposite Vishal Krishna, which turned out to be an average grosser.

2. Meena

Meena born on September 16, 1975, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Meena was born in Chennai as the daughter to a Tamil father Durairaj and a Malayali mother Raj Mallika. She is a South Indian film and television actress. Meena debuted as a child artist in Telugu and Tamil films and has later starred in films produced by various regional industries. She is one of the most established actresses in the southern Indian film industry. In addition to acting, Meena is also a top model, singer,dancer, TV host and occasional dubbing artiste.At one time,she was considered as the biggest south Indian actress by acting opposite Superstars of south India. Meena started her career in 1982 as a child artist in the film Nenjangal, starring Dr. Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role, after Ganesan saw her at a birthday party. She says of Ganesan that "I feel extremely proud to have been discovered by the legend". Since then, she has appeared in over 45 films as a child artiste.

3. Urvashi

Kavitha Ranjini, better known by her stage name Urvashi born on June 25, 1967, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. She is an Indian film actress and producer. Urvashi was born in Trivandrum, Kerala to actor Chavara VP Nair and Vijayalakshmi. She was a prominent lead actress during the 1980s and 1990s in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films. She has dubbed in her own voice in all these languages. And she produced the film Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994). She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Achuvinte Amma (2005). She started acting films during the 1980s. Munthanai Mudichchu (Tamil, 1983), directed by K. Bhagyaraj, was her first film. Ethirppukal (Malayalam, 1984) was one of her earlier films in Malayalam. During the peak of her career, she starred in MP Sukumaran Nair's award-winning film Kazhakam in 1995, without taking a single penny as remuneration. She was awarded Best Actress for this role. She was a leading Malayalam actress in the late 80s, giving performances in movies like Thalayanamanthram, Mazhavilkavadi, to name a few.

4. Vani Viswanath

Vani Viswanath born on 13 May 1971, in Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala. She is a South Indian actress. She has acted in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu movies. Vani has won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in Susanna directed by TV Chandran. She was termed as Mollywood's "Action Queen". Vani was born in Ollur, Thrissur in 1971. She had appeared in Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam movies. While acting in Malayalam films, Vani fell in love with co-star Baburaj, who was one of the most prominent actors in Malayalam films doing negative roles. The couple married in 2002 and have two children.

5. Vanisri

Vanisri or Ratna Kumari born on 3 August 1948, in Nellore, India. She is a popular Telugu actress in the mid 1960s to the late 1970s. Her portfolio also includes Kannada and Tamil films. Actor S V Ranga Rao gave her screen name Vanisri. Her first film was Marapurani Kadha. She gained attention with a supporting role in a film penned by K. Balachander titled Sukha Dukhalu, where the famous song "Idi Mallela Velayani" was picturized on her. She became a heroine and held the top spot through most of the 1970s. Vanisri had several super hit and silver jubilee movies, such as Krishnaveni, Prem Nagar, Dasara Bullodu, Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram, Rangula Ratnam, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa, and Bobbili Raja, etc. She played dual roles in Iddaru Ammayilu (1972), Ganga Manga (1973 remake of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta), Jeevana Jyothi (1975), and Chilipi Krishnudu (1978). She financed and starred in Shyam Benegal's only Telugu film Anugraham (1977), co-starring Smita Patil. She acted with Sivaji Ganesan in a number of films such as Uyarntha Manithan (1968), Nirai Kudam (1969), Vasantha Maligai (1972), Sivakamiyin Selvan (1974), Vani Rani (1974) and Nallathoru Kudumbam (1979). In the late 1970s, Vanisri left films to get married and have a son and a daughter.

6. Varalakshmi

G. Varalakshmi born (13 September 1926 - 2006) was a veteran Telugu and Tamil actress, stage artist, singer and director. She is well remembered for her arrogant roles in movies like Drohi and Leta Manasulu. She acted along with drama artists Thungala Chalapathi and Dasari Kotiratnam and became popular for her roles in plays like Sakkubai and Rangoon Rowdy. Her first movies are Barrister Parvatheesam by Producer Raghupathy Prakash and Bondam Pelli by Producer H. M. Reddy, when she was 14 years old. These two movies were released together as a two-in-one movie. She moved to Bombay to sing in chorus groups for Naushad in 1942. As her career as singer was not successful, he returned to Madras in 1946. She married filmmaker and studio-owner K. S. Prakash Rao. Her husband and she acted and produced a controversial and popular movie, Drohi. She played an arrogant daughter role in that movie. She later acted in popular movies like Kula Gotralu, Kanna Talli and Pelli Chesi Choodu movies. She acted with all top heroes in 1940s and 1950s in Telugu and Tamil. She played roles of both the loving woman and arrogant sister or mother-in-law. She also directed a social movie Moogajeevulu. She joined politics and supported M.G.R for short time. She was active member in Andhra Pradesh Praja Natya Mandali.

7. Vijaya Nirmala

Vijaya Nirmala born on 20 February 1946. She is a South Indian actress and director. In 2002, the Guinness Book of Records named her as the female director who had made the highest number of films. She has directed 47 movies. Vijaya Nirmala's entry into the film industry was as a child artiste in Panduranga Mahatmyam (1957) at the age of 7. In 1964, she starred opposite Prem Nazir in the landmark Malayalam film Bhargavi Nilayam. She debuted in Telugu industry through the film Rangula Ratnam. Her debut film in Tamil was Engaveettu Penn, which was followed by movies including Panama Paasama, En Annan, Gnanaoli, and Uyira Maanama. She met her second husband Krishna on the sets of Saakshi (1967), her second film in Telugu, and they starred together in 47 films. It was Saakshi, that kindled her interest in direction. To date, she has acted in over 200 films with 25 each in Malayalam and Tamil, and the remaining in Telugu.

8. Vijayashanti

Vijayashanti born on 24 June 1966, in Eeturu Nagaram, Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh, India. "Vijaya" was given from her aunt Vijayalalitha. Vijayashanthi is a politician and is the elected MP from the Medak constituency in the state of Andhra Pradesh. She is an Indian film actress and a politician from Andhra Pradesh. She has acted in over 185 movies in seven languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. She was born in warangal district.India on 24 June 1966. By 1985 she was exclusively acting in Telugu films. She became a Glamour Queen of the Telugu film industry. She is one of the leading actress who played both glamour and performance oriented films. Her glamour roles were brought out by K. Raghavendra Rao and A. Kodandarami Reddy in films like (Challenge, Desodhdhaarakudu, Pasivadi Pranam, Muddula Krishnaiah, Agni Parvatam, Yamudiki Mogudu, Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, Muddula Mavayya, Gang Leader etc.). In 1992 Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam movie was a huge success. She played a role of a bold lady speaking Telangana slang in the role. In the 90s, she was the only actress demanding INR1 crore (US$199,500) as remuneration for a film. Most of her films with Chiranjeevi (19 films) and Balakrishna (16 films) were huge hits and mostly called as Hit Pair for both lead actors by the audience. She also acted with yester year heroes like Krishna, Shoban Babu.

9. Mumaith Khan

Mumaith Khan was born on 1 September 1985, in Mumbai, India. she is an Indian film actress known for her item numbers. Her father is an Indian (Tamil Nadu) and her mother is a Pakistani. She has four sisters and to support her family, she joined a small dance troop for Rupees 1500/- per month. Her sister Zobyn Khan also entered the film industry and has done some cameo appearances in Telugu films. Here she gets turning point and it was her debut item number in the Hindi movie Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. that brought her into the lime light. After that, she became very busy in Bollywood as well as Tollywood and lately Kollywood. She gained more popularity with the item song in the Telugu film Pokiri. In the Tamil film Pokkiri which was a remake of Telugu film of the same name, she also danced in an item song. In Dr. Rajasekhar's film Evadaithe Nakenti, she played a police officer's role named F.Myssama. She has acted as a heroine in the film Bhookailas with Venu Madhav.

10. Preethi

Preetha Vijayakumar is an Indian film actress in the Tamil film industry. Her parents are noted actors Vijayakumar and Manjula. She is married to Hari, a Tamil film director. She was born as Preethi Vijayakumar but opted to change her first name to Preetha to avoid confusion with other actresses, Preity Zinta and Preeti Jhangiani. The Tamil film industry's acting family actor Vijaykumar and actress Manjula's second daughter preetha vijayakumar, who had a successful actress in the tamil industry. She is married to director Hari. Hari is a Tamil movie director. She has, till date, directed eight films- Debut Film : Santhipoma (Tamil).

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Shriya Saran’s Position Shocks Film Industry

Shriya Saran is Third Most Desirable Woman 2013 Slender beauty is the name we call her. And she is popular in the whole of India as Shriya Saran. This lady lost her stardom many years back but still it appears like she hasn’t lost that craze among youths. Film industry […]

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Sexy Show by Senior Actress

Just like wine tastes better when it gets old, sexy siren Shriya Saran is getting hotter day-by-day. She made an impressive comeback with Akkineni multistarrer Manam and the actress is looking forward to sign more projects. Here we can see Shriya Saran in a bold pose flaunting her assets much […]

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The best actresses of Telugu Cinema

Tollywood's top female leads of this decade. These women have not just made a mark for themselves in this extremely competitive, multi-million dollar industry, but have also had their share of frenzied fan legions.

Here are the top 10 hotties of Tollywood. We review their performances and recap their ups and downs for you to choose the top Tollywood female lead of the decade.

Bhumika Chawla

Here's one actress from the Telugu film industry, who has stood her ground in the face of changing Box Office fortunes. Debuting with 'Yuvakudu' at the end of the last century, her rise to fame was with 'Khushi' (2001); she won the Filmfare best actress award for this role.

'Snehamante Idera' was released in the same year, but went down without much luck. While 'Vasu' (2002) was declared an average hit, 'Okkadu' (2003) became a blockbuster.

'Simhadri (2003) too became a mega hit and Bhumika definitely was the topper of the year. 'Missamma' (2003) saw her play an offbeat character, and won the Nandi award for best actress. However, 2004 wasn't that favorable a year, as both her films, 'Samba' and 'Na Autograph' bombed at the Box Office The latter won her the CineMAA award for best actress.

'Jai Chiranjeeva' (2005) opened to huge expectations as she was cast opposite Chiranjeevi, but the film ended up a no-show.

Between 2006 and '2009, Bhumika starred in 'Mayabazaar', 'Sathyabhama', 'Anasuya', 'Swagatham', 'Mallepuvu' and 'Amarvathi'. Although these films did mediocre business at the Box Office, Bhumika's choice of roles was lauded by her fans as well as critics.

Trisha Krishnan

If there's one actress who has consistently managed to top T'wood box office charts in the past decade, it has to be Trisha. Although she had appeared in a few Tamil films and bagged awards for her performances, viewers in Andhra had to wait till 2004 to a glimpse of her.

With 'Varsham', Trisha arrived in Tollywood with a bang! For her role as Sailaja, she won 3 awards for best actress - a record unparalleled by any movie debutante in this part of the world!

In mid 2005, Trisha starred in 'Athadu', alongside Mahesh Babu. The film was super hit and her fans' circle kept growing. Though her next release, 'Allari Bullodu', bombed, she was undeterred in her dash to the top.

Trisha had a dull 2006, as three of her films - 'Pournami', 'Stalin', and 'Sainikudu' - didn't do much business.

Trisha struck back with another award-winning performance in 'Aaduvaru Matalaku...' (2007). Trisha's last release in 2008 ('Bujjigadu'), however, was a disappointing fare.

Anushka Shetty

Although Anushka's debut in Tollywood has been in the later part of this decade, her rise to stardom has been mercurial. This yoga trainer-turned-actress has left men gasping for breath, with her charm.

When 'Super' released towards the end of 2004, film buffs in Andhra were expecting to see Nagarjuna in a new role. However, the film saw debutante Anushka walk away with all the glory. There has been no looking back, ever since.

Anushka scored the biggest hit of 2005 with 'Vikramarkudu'. Here finally was an actress who could do girl-next-door roles as well as the glamourous ones with equal ease.

Post 'Vikramarkudu', Anushka did movies that went mostly unnoticed. Despite being cast opposite top Tollywood heroes, films such as 'Stalin', 'Astram', 'Lakshyam', 'Don', 'Okka Magadu', 'Swagatham', 'Baladoor', 'Souryam', and 'Chintakayala Ravi' didn't do very well at the box office.

Anushka bounced back in 2009 with the periodic drama, 'Arundhati', which won her huge acclaim; the movie was a great commercial success as well. She won the Nandi award for her performance in the film.

Ileana D'Cruz

Before making her debut in the not-so-popular 'Devadasu' (2006), Ileana D'Cruz was a model based in Mumbai.

Ileana's big ticket to stardom was Mahesh Babu's cult classic 'Pokiri'. The movie became one of the all-time buck-bags of Telugu cinema.

Towards the end of 2006 and 2007, her releases such as 'Khatarnak', 'Rakhi', 'Munna', and 'Aata' didn't do well at the Box Office

In 2008, she starred in 'Jalsa' and 'Bhale Dongalu'. The former was declared a hit for its peppy music. 'Bhale Dongalu', a remake of ' Bunty aur Babli', was a flop.

'Kick' (2009) won Ileana the critics' nod. The film was huge hit as well. However, her latest release, 'Saleem', has logged out of the Box Office with a whimper.

Shriya Saran

When Shriya debuted in Tollywood with 'Ishtam' (2001), few from the Telugu film industry expected the petite lass to make it big; people had already started writing her off. The film didn't well at the Box Office but did a great deal in giving Shriya a headstart.

Her big hit arrived with 'Santosham', in 2002. Audiences liked the way she carried herself on screen with ease and flair. 'Chenna Kesava Reddy' and 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' were average hits but gave viewers more of Shriya, the star!

Starring with Megastar Chiranjeevi in 'Tagore', Shriya mesmerized fans with her glam show. This film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the decade.

Between 2004 and 2007, Shriya starred in over nine films, of which only 'Chatrapathi' was a super hit. 'Balu', 'Subhash Chandra Bose' and 'Nenunnanu' were moderate hits.

In the past few years, Shriya's notable hits in the Telugu industry have been few. Her fans got glimpses of her in Bollywood/ Hollywood flicks.

Sneha

Sneha's debut in Telugu cinema was in 2001. The film, 'Priyamaina Neeku', was a huge hit. A resounding debut it was!

She came back with another hit in 2002, which did wonders to boost her career. Though 'Hanuman Junction' was a multi-starrer, her role as Meenakshi was noticed and won her a lot of fans.

By 2003, Sneha was busy doing projects in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Her next release in Tollyville was 'Venky' (2004); the film did average business.

Sneha did four films between 2005 and 2007, and all three were decent hits.

Though Sneha has a strong fan base in Tollywood, she is yet to top the Telugu cinema charts as the most sought-after actress.

Genelia D'Souza

Popularly known as 'Haasini', for her role in the super-duper family entertainer, 'Bommarillu', Genelia D'Souza has come quite a mile in the Telugu film industry since her debut in 2003.

Her debut film, 'Satyam', saw Genelia play the role of a bubbly medical student. Paired with Sumanth, the film was declared a hit within two weeks of release.

The following year, 2004, saw two of her films succeed at the Box Office - 'Samba' and 'Sye'. Genelia was gaining ground in the industry. Both her films in 2005 - 'Na Alludu' and 'Subhash Chandra Bose' - turned out to be just moderate hits.

The year 2006 has probably been her best of this decade, as 'Happy' and 'Bommarillu' became huge hits. Genelia won three top awards for her performance in 'Bommarillu' - The Nandi, Telugu Filmfare and Santosham awards.

Her last few releases have also done well at the Box Office and Genelia continues to leave an impression with each new movie of hers.

Simran

Audiences will remember Simran for her memorable roles in the blockbuster movies that were released during the first half of the decade.

Her films with Chiranjeevi in 2001 - 'Mrigaraju' and 'Daddy' - opened to record-breaking numbers but soon lost out and ended up being moderate hits. However, 'Narsimha Naidu' (2001) became a massive hit.

By 2002, Simran had begun to do more films in Tamil than Telugu. In 2003, she returned to Telugu with 'Seethayya', which was declared an average hit.

There was a long break following 'Seethayya', and Simran came back with a cameo in 'Vijayadasami'; the film was a flop. Her next release, 'Oka Mogaadu', also didn't do as well as expected.

'John Apparao 40 plus', a comedy film starring Simran in the lead, released in 2008 and was a moderate success.

Charmme Kaur

Though Charmme took a while to gain foothold in the industry, she ensured her roles found both applause and returns at the box office. She debuted in 2002 with 'Nee Thodu Kaavali'. Though the film bombed, her role as a home-maker didn't go unnoticed.

Charmme's next releases, such as 'Neeke Manasichaanu' and 'Sri Anjaneyam', failed to make it big. 'Gowri' (2004) testified to her skills as an actor and a dancer. Her next release, 'Mass', (with Nagarjuna) became a huge hit.

Four films of Charmme's were released in 2005, out of which her most notable performance was as Sahasra in the thriller, 'Anukokunda Oka Roju'. She won the Santosham and CineMAA best actress awards for the performance.

The last few years have seen the release of almost a dozen flicks with Charmme in the lead but none of them have been able to repeat the success of her earlier films.

Asin Thottumkal

A super-hit debut is what every actor dreams of in the film industry. And Asin is one of the lucky few who have struck gold with her first release. 'Amma, Nana, O Tamil Ammayi' (2003) was a huge success at the Box Office, and Asin won the Filmfare best Telugu actress award for her portrayal.

Her next releases, 'Sivamani' and 'Laxmi Narsimha', turned out to be average hits.

Paired with Venkatesh in her next release, Asin took a giant leap with 'Gharshana'. The film was super hit and Asin won laurels from both fans and critics.

Though Asin hasn't had many Telugu releases in the past few years, dubbed versions of her Tamil movies have kept her at the helm of Box Office charts. 'Ghajini' was one such blockbuster. Her last film in Telugu, 'Annavaram', was also a hit.