Tamil Heroines

by aswn | created - 07 Dec 2011 | updated - 07 Dec 2011 | Public

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Devdas

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

2. Shriya Saran

Actress | Drishyam

Shriya Saran also known by the mononym Shriya, is an Indian film actress, model and presenter. She has worked in multiple of the regional industries of Indian cinema, including Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu language films, as well as a few films in English, Malayalam and Kannada. Saran made her film ...

3. Anushka Shetty

Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning

Anushka Shetty is an Indian Film Actress. She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur.

This tall and gorgeous beauty debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super starring Nagarjuna which was super hit at box office. Later her performance in Vikramarkudu make her noticeable....

4. Asin

Actress | Ghajini

Asin was born in Cochin, Kerala, India in the Malayalam-speaking Thottumkal family which consists of her businessman dad, Joseph, and mom, Dr. Seline, who practices in Ernakulam. She attended Naval Public School in Cochin, and after obtaining her Matriculation, was enrolled in St. Theresa's Higher ...

5. Genelia D'Souza

Actress | Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized ...

6. Ileana D'Cruz

Actress | Barfi!

She made her debut in the Telugu film Devadasu, which became the year's first major commercial success. She debuted in Tamil with "Kedi".

Telugu movie "Pokiri", which was one of the highest money grosser, set her in top slot actresses. She appeared in many commercially successful movies like Jalsa, ...

7. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra was born 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria ...

8. Trisha Krishnan

Actress | Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

Trisha Krishnan was born on the 4th of May 1983 in Pallakad, Kerala, India. She speaks English, Hindi, Tamil and French. She studied at Church Park, India and Ethiraj College, India. She is an only child and she lives with her parents and her grandmother. She was introduced into the film industry ...

9. Kajal Aggarwal

Actress | Thuppakki

Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun... Ho Gaya Na!, as a minor supporting role as the friend of lead actress Aishwarya Rai. Telugu film Chandamama became her first major successful film. In 2009 "Magadheera" which was the biggest blockbuster of all time in Telugu cinema, she ...

10. Shruti Haasan

Actress | 7 Aum Arivu

Shruti Kamal Haasan is an India Film actress and singer and the daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika. She has studied at Abacus in Chennai, until 10th grade, when she moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St Andrew's College.

She debuted as a child artist in "Hey Ram" in the role of ...

11. Sada

Actress | Anniyan

Sadhaf Mohammed Syed, better known as Sadha, is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. Her most notable films include Jayam, Anniyan and Unnale Unnale.

Sada was born to a Marathi Muslim family in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. She attended school at Ratnagiri ...

12. Priya Anand

Actress | English Vinglish

Priya Anand is an Indian film actress and model. She studied Communications and Journalism at University of Albany. She has worked in many commercials like Nutrine Maha Lacto, Prince Jewellery and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Her first release was a Tamil movie "Vaamanan", which was an average movie. After ...

13. Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning

Tamanna Bhatia is an Indian film actress born in Mumbai, India. She made her acting debut in 2005 with Hindi film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005).

Also in 2005, she made her Telugu debut with movie Sree (2005). In 2006, she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi (2006). In 2007, she starred in two ...

14. Nayanthara

Actress | Naanum Rowdydhaan

Nayantara was born as Diana Mariam Kurien in a Malayali Nasrani (Syrian Christian) family to an Indian Army Officer father, Kurien Kodiyattu, and Omana Kurien, in Bangalore, Karnataka. She has a brother, Leno, who resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

After her father's retirement the family ...

15. Priyamani

Actress | Paruthiveeran

Priyamani was born on June 4, 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India as Priya Mani Vasudev Iyer. She is an actress, known for Paruthiveeran (2007), Vishnuvardhana (2011) and Chennai Express (2013).

16. Sameera Reddy

Actress | Race

Sameera's versatility as an actress and a trained Indian classical dancer made her perfect for Bollywood films. She debuted in a music video that got her noticed and kick started her movie career as one of the top actresses in India and has appeared in over fifteen films in just four years. She has...

17. Amala Paul

Actress | Velaiilla Pattadhari

Amala Paul is an Indian film actress, who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. After appearing in supporting roles in a few low budget ventures, she was acclaimed for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film, Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted...

18. Hansika Motwani

Actress | Mappillai

Hansika was born on August 9, 1991 in the Sindhi speaking Motwani family in Bombay, India. Her dad, Pradeep, is a businessman, while her mom, Mona, is a Dermatologist. She has an elder brother, Prashant. She is a student in Podar Internation School. Her parents divorced during 2004, while she ...

19. Amy Jackson

Actress | i

Amy Jackson is a British actress who began her acting career in India.

Amy became a household name after movies such as 'I', 'Singh is Bling' and 'Theri'.

Jackson's career prospects continue to grow with her first Hollywood role as Saturn Girl in season 3 of The CW's superhero series Supergirl (2017)...

20. Laila

Actress | Pithamagan

Laila is an actress, known for Pithamagan (2003), Nandha (2001) and Insan (2005).

21. Lekha Washington

Actress | Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

Lekha Washington (born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu films and Kannada language films. After appearing as a video jockey with SS Music, Lekha's breakthrough film role was as an independent estranged sister in ...

22. Saranya Mohan

Actress | Yaaradi Nee Mohini

Saranya Mohan was born on February 19, 1989 in Alappuzha, Kerala, India. She is an actress, known for Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Osthi (2011) and Velayudham (2011).

23. Piaa Bajpai

Actress | Ko

Hindi/Telugu/Tamil/Malayalam Actress was raised in U.P. and is now living in Mumbai.

24. Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan

Actress | Saroja

Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan is an actress, known for Saroja (2008), Chennai 600028 (2007) and Kattradhu Kalavu (2010).

25. Yana Gupta

Soundtrack | Four Lions

Generally people tend to misunderstand Yana as a person of East Indian origin - she is actually European, a citizen of the Czech Republic.

A Taurus, Yana was born on April 23rd, 1979 in Brno. She has a natural beauty, enhanced by peaches and cream complexion, drop-dead gorgeous looks, a stunning ...